Ezekiel 16:20-30 (New International Version)

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20 " 'And you took your sons and daughters1 whom you bore to me2 and sacrificed them as food to the idols. Was your prostitution not enough?3 21 You slaughtered my children and sacrificed thema to the idols.4 22 In all your detestable practices and your prostitution you did not remember the days of your youth,5 when you were naked and bare,6 kicking about in your blood.7 23 " 'Woe!8 Woe to you, declares the Sovereign LORD. In addition to all your other wickedness, 24 you built a mound for yourself and made a lofty shrine9 in every public square.10 25 At the head of every street11 you built your lofty shrines and degraded your beauty, offering your body with increasing promiscuity to anyone who passed by.12 26 You engaged in prostitution13 with the Egyptians,14 your lustful neighbors, and provoked15 me to anger with your increasing promiscuity.16 27 So I stretched out my hand17 against you and reduced your territory; I gave you over18 to the greed of your enemies, the daughters of the Philistines,19 who were shocked by your lewd conduct. 28 You engaged in prostitution with the Assyrians20 too, because you were insatiable; and even after that, you still were not satisfied.21 29 Then you increased your promiscuity to include Babylonia,b22 a land of merchants, but even with this you were not satisfied.23 30 " 'How weak-willed you are, declares the Sovereign LORD, when you do all these things, acting like a brazen prostitute!24
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