She did not give up the prostitution she began in Egypt,1 when during her youth men slept with her, caressed her virgin bosom and poured out their lust upon her.29
"Therefore I handed her over3 to her lovers,4 the Assyrians, for whom she lusted.510
They stripped6 her naked, took away her sons and daughters and killed her with the sword. She became a byword among women,7 and punishment was inflicted8 on her.911
"Her sister Oholibah saw this,10 yet in her lust and prostitution she was more depraved than her sister.1112
She too lusted after the Assyrians--governors and commanders, warriors in full dress, mounted horsemen, all handsome young men.1213
I saw that she too defiled herself; both of them went the same way.1314
"But she carried her prostitution still further. She saw men portrayed on a wall,14 figures of Chaldeansa portrayed in red,1515
with belts16 around their waists and flowing turbans on their heads; all of them looked like Babylonian chariot officers, natives of Chaldea.b16
As soon as she saw them, she lusted after them and sent messengers17 to them in Chaldea.1817
Then the Babylonians19 came to her, to the bed of love, and in their lust they defiled her. After she had been defiled by them, she turned away from them in disgust.2018
When she carried on her prostitution openly and exposed her nakedness,21 I turned away22 from her in disgust, just as I had turned away from her sister.2319
Yet she became more and more promiscuous as she recalled the days of her youth, when she was a prostitute in Egypt.
There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses.
So you longed for the lewdness of your youth, when in Egypt your bosom was caressed and your young breasts fondled.c24