Against Jerusalem as an adulterous wife
the word of Jehovah came to me, saying,
of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations,
say, Thus says the Lord Jehovah to Jerusalem, You’re aorigin
and your birth are from the land of Canaan; your bfather
was an Amorite, and your mother was a Hittite.
for your birth, on the day that you were aborn
your cord was not cut, nor were you washed with water for cleansing; you were not rubbed with salt nor wrapped in swaddling clothes.
eye pitied you enough
to do any of these things for you, to have compassion on you; but you were thrown into the open field because you were loathed on the day that you were born.
I passed by you and saw you kicking about in your blood, and I said to you while you were
in your blood, Live! Yes, I said to you while you were
in your blood, Live!
caused you to aincrease
like the sprouts of the field; and you increased and grew big, and you came to full beauty; your
breasts became firm and your hair grew; but you were naked and bare.
I passed by you and saw you; and then was your time a time of love. And I spread My skirt over you and covered your nakedness; indeed I swore unto you and entered into a 1covenant
with you, declares the Lord Jehovah, and you became aMine
I washed you with water; yes, I washed away your blood from you, and I anointed you with oil.
also clothed you with an embroidered garment and put sandals of porpoise skin on you, and I bound your head
with fine linen and covered you with silk.
I adorned you with ornaments and put bracelets on your wrists and a necklace around your neck;
I put a ring in your nose and earrings on your ears and a beautiful crown on your head.
you were adorned with gold and silver, and your clothing was fine linen and silk and embroidery; you ate fine flour and honey and oil. And you became so very beautiful, and you prospered so as to become royalty.
your renown went forth among the nations because of your abeauty
, for it was perfect because of My splendor, which I had put upon you, declares the Lord Jehovah.
you trusted in your beauty and went about as a harlot because of your renown, and you poured out your fornications upon everyone who passed by; your beauty became his.
you took some of your agarments
and made high places of varied colors for yourself, and you committed fornication upon them, things that had never happened before,
, nor should have been.
you took your beautiful articles, made
of My gold and My silver, which I had given you, and made images of men for yourself and committed fornication with them.
you took your garments of embroidery and covered them, and you offered My oil and My incense before them.
My bread, which I had given you, the fine flour and oil and honey that I fed you with, you offered before them as a sweet savor; thus it was, declares the Lord Jehovah.
you took your sons and daughters, whom you had borne unto Me, and you sacrificed them to those idols
to be devoured. Were your fornications a small matter,
you slaughtered My children and delivered them up to pass through fire
unto those idols
in all your abominations and fornications you did not remember the days of your ayouth
, when you were naked and bare and
you were kicking about in your blood.
after all your wickedness (Woe, woe to you! declares the Lord Jehovah)
built yourself a mound and made yourself an elevation in every open square.
the head of every street you built your elevation and caused your beauty to be abhorred; and you spread your legs to everyone who passed by and multiplied your fornications.
also committed fornication with the sons of aEgypt
, your neighbors, great of flesh, and multiplied your fornications to provoke Me to anger.
then I stretched out My hand over you and diminished the food apportioned to you; and I delivered you to the desire of those who hate you, the daughters of the aPhilistines
, who are ashamed of your lewd way.
also committed fornication with the sons of aAssyria
because you were not satisfied; and you committed fornication with them and were still not satisfied.
you multiplied your fornications into the land of merchants, aChaldea
, yet you were still not satisfied by this.
feeble is your heart, declares the Lord Jehovah, in that you do all these things, the actions of an unrestrained harlot!
you built your mound at the head of every street and you made your elevation in every open square, you were not like a harlot, by disdaining payment.
adulterous wife takes strangers instead of her husband.
give gifts to all harlots, but you gave your gifts to all your lovers and bribed them to come to you from all around for your fornications.
you are perverse compared to other
women in your fornications, in that they do not go after you as a prostitute, but you give payment and no payment is given to you; therefore you are perverse.
, you harlot, hear the word of Jehovah:
says the Lord Jehovah, Because your lust was poured out and your nakedness was uncovered through your fornications with your lovers and with all your abominable idols and because of the blood of your children, whom you gave to them,
I am about to gather all your lovers whom you have pleased, indeed, all those whom you loved, with all those whom you hated; thus I will agather
them against you from all around, and I will uncover your nakedness to them so that they may see all your nakedness.
I will judge you with the judgment that falls
on adulterous women and on women who shed blood, and I will bring upon you the blood of wrath and jealousy.
I will give you into their hand; and they will tear down your mounds and break down your elevations; athey
will also strip you of your garments and take your beautiful articles, and they will leave you naked and bare.
they will raise up a crowd against you and will stone you with stones and will cut you to pieces with their swords.
they will burn your houses with fire and execute judgments upon you in the sight of many women. And I will stop you from being a harlot, and also you will no longer give payment.
I will cause My wrath against you to rest, and My jealousy will turn from you; and I will be quiet and angry no more.
you have not remembered the days of your youth but have 1raged
against Me in all these things, therefore, I, for My part, will bring your ways upon your
head, declares the Lord Jehovah; and you will not commit this lewdness in addition to all your abominations.
everyone who uses proverbs will use this proverb concerning you, saying, As the mother is, so is her daughter.
are the daughter of your mother, she who loathed her husband and her children; and you are the sister of your sisters, they who loathed their husbands and their children. Your mother was a Hittite and your afather
was an Amorite.
your older sister is aSamaria
with her daughters, who lives to your left; and your sister who is younger than you, who lives to your right, is bSodom
with her daughters.
you have not walked merely
according to their ways and have not acted merely
according to their abominations; but, as if such were too small a thing, you acted more corruptly in all your ways than they did.
I live, declares the Lord Jehovah, aSodom
your sister, she with her daughters, has not done as you have done, you with your daughters.
this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom: pride, abundance of bread, and careless ease were with her and her daughters, but she did not strengthen the hand of the poor and needy;
they were haughty and committed abomination before Me. Therefore I took them away when I saw it
Samaria has not committed the half of your sins, but you have multiplied your abominations more than they and have justified your sisters in all your abominations which you have committed.
then also your disgrace, which you have adjudged to your sisters; through your sins which you have committed more abominably than they, they are more righteous than you; indeed then be also put to shame and bear your disgrace, in that you have made your sisters appear to
be more righteous.
I will aturn
their captivity, the captivity of Sodom with her daughters and the captivity of Samaria with her daughters, as well as the captivity of your captives with them;
you may bear your disgrace and be disgraced for all that you have done, in that you were a comfort to them.
your sisters, Sodom with her daughters, will return to their former state, and Samaria with her daughters will return to their former state; and you with your daughters will return to your former state.
, was not Sodom your sister a byword in your mouth on the day of your pride,
your wickedness was uncovered? So now you are
the reproach of the daughters of 1Aram
and all who are around her and
of the daughters of the Philistines, those all around who despise you.
have borne your own lewdness and abominations, declares Jehovah.
thus says the Lord Jehovah, I will also do with you as you have done, you who have despised the oath by breaking the covenant.
I will remember My acovenant
with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish an eternal bcovenant
you will remember your ways and you will be disgraced when you receive your sisters, the one older than you and the one younger than you; and I will give them to you as daughters, but not because of your covenant.
I will establish My covenant with you, and you will aknow
that I am Jehovah,
you may remember and be ashamed and never open your mouth because of your disgrace, when I make apropitiation
for you for all that you have done, declares the Lord Jehovah.