Ezekiel 16:46-56 (New International Version)

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46 Your older sister1 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.2 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.3 48 As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign4 LORD, your sister Sodom5 and her daughters never did what you and your daughters have done.6 49 " 'Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom:7 She and her daughters were arrogant,8 overfed and unconcerned;9 they did not help the poor and needy.10 50 They were haughty11 and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen.12 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.13 52 Bear your disgrace, for you have furnished some justification for your sisters. Because your sins were more vile than theirs, they appear more righteous14 than you. So then, be ashamed and bear15 your disgrace, for you have made your sisters appear righteous. 53 " 'However, I will restore16 the fortunes of Sodom and her daughters and of Samaria and her daughters, and your fortunes along with them,17 54 so that you may bear your disgrace18 and be ashamed of all you have done in giving them comfort. 55 And your sisters, Sodom with her daughters and Samaria with her daughters, will return to what they were before; and you and your daughters will return to what you were before.19 56 You would not even mention your sister Sodom in the day of your pride,
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