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!
This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Because you poured out your wealthb 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,1037
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 strip11 you in front of them, and they will see all your nakedness.1238
I will sentence you to the punishment of women who commit adultery and who shed blood;13 I will bring upon you the blood vengeance of my wrath and jealous anger.14