You engaged in prostitution with the Assyrians1 too, because you were insatiable; and even after that, you still were not satisfied.229
Then you increased your promiscuity to include Babylonia,a3 a land of merchants, but even with this you were not satisfied.430
" 'How weak-willed you are, declares the Sovereign LORD, when you do all these things, acting like a brazen prostitute!531
When you built your mounds at the head of every street and made your lofty shrines6 in every public square, you were unlike a prostitute, because you scorned payment.
" 'You adulterous wife! You prefer strangers to your own husband!
Every prostitute receives a fee,7 but you give gifts8 to all your lovers, bribing them to come to you from everywhere for your illicit favors.934
So in your prostitution you are the opposite of others; no one runs after you for your favors. You are the very opposite, for you give payment and none is given to you.
" 'Therefore, you prostitute, hear the word of the LORD!