Ezekiel 16:35-52 (New International Version)

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35 " 'Therefore, you prostitute, hear the word of the LORD! 36 This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Because you poured out your wealtha and exposed your nakedness in your promiscuity with your lovers, and because of all your detestable idols, and because you gave them your children's blood,1 37 therefore I am going to gather all your lovers, with whom you found pleasure, those you loved as well as those you hated. I will gather them against you from all around and will strip2 you in front of them, and they will see all your nakedness.3 38 I will sentence you to the punishment of women who commit adultery and who shed blood;4 I will bring upon you the blood vengeance of my wrath and jealous anger.5 39 Then I will hand you over6 to your lovers, and they will tear down your mounds and destroy your lofty shrines. They will strip you of your clothes and take your fine jewelry and leave you naked and bare.7 40 They will bring a mob against you, who will stone8 you and hack you to pieces with their swords. 41 They will burn down9 your houses and inflict punishment on you in the sight of many women.10 I will put a stop11 to your prostitution, and you will no longer pay your lovers. 42 Then my wrath against you will subside and my jealous anger will turn away from you; I will be calm and no longer angry.12 43 " 'Because you did not remember13 the days of your youth but enraged me with all these things, I will surely bring down14 on your head what you have done, declares the Sovereign LORD. Did you not add lewdness to all your other detestable practices?15 44 " 'Everyone who quotes proverbs16 will quote this proverb about you: "Like mother, like daughter." 45 You are a true daughter of your mother, who despised17 her husband18 and her children; and you are a true sister of your sisters, who despised their husbands and their children. Your mother was a Hittite and your father an Amorite.19 46 Your older sister20 was Samaria, who lived to the north of you with her daughters; and your younger sister, who lived to the south of you with her daughters, was Sodom.21 47 You not only walked in their ways and copied their detestable practices, but in all your ways you soon became more depraved than they.22 48 As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign23 LORD, your sister Sodom24 and her daughters never did what you and your daughters have done.25 49 " 'Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom:26 She and her daughters were arrogant,27 overfed and unconcerned;28 they did not help the poor and needy.29 50 They were haughty30 and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen.31 51 Samaria did not commit half the sins you did. You have done more detestable things than they, and have made your sisters seem righteous by all these things you have done.32 52 Bear your disgrace, for you have furnished some justification for your sisters. Because your sins were more vile than theirs, they appear more righteous33 than you. So then, be ashamed and bear34 your disgrace, for you have made your sisters appear righteous.
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