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Ezekiel 16:42-63 (New International Version)

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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.1 43 " 'Because you did not remember2 the days of your youth but enraged me with all these things, I will surely bring down3 on your head what you have done, declares the Sovereign LORD. Did you not add lewdness to all your other detestable practices?4 44 " 'Everyone who quotes proverbs5 will quote this proverb about you: "Like mother, like daughter." 45 You are a true daughter of your mother, who despised6 her husband7 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.8 46 Your older sister9 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.10 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.11 48 As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign12 LORD, your sister Sodom13 and her daughters never did what you and your daughters have done.14 49 " 'Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom:15 She and her daughters were arrogant,16 overfed and unconcerned;17 they did not help the poor and needy.18 50 They were haughty19 and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen.20 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.21 52 Bear your disgrace, for you have furnished some justification for your sisters. Because your sins were more vile than theirs, they appear more righteous22 than you. So then, be ashamed and bear23 your disgrace, for you have made your sisters appear righteous. 53 " 'However, I will restore24 the fortunes of Sodom and her daughters and of Samaria and her daughters, and your fortunes along with them,25 54 so that you may bear your disgrace26 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.27 56 You would not even mention your sister Sodom in the day of your pride, 57 before your wickedness was uncovered. Even so, you are now scorned28 by the daughters of Edoma29 and all her neighbors and the daughters of the Philistines--all those around you who despise you. 58 You will bear the consequences of your lewdness and your detestable practices, declares the LORD.30 59 " 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I will deal with you as you deserve, because you have despised my oath by breaking the covenant.31 60 Yet I will remember the covenant32 I made with you in the days of your youth,33 and I will establish an everlasting covenant34 with you. 61 Then you will remember your ways and be ashamed35 when you receive your sisters, both those who are older than you and those who are younger. I will give them to you as daughters,36 but not on the basis of my covenant with you. 62 So I will establish my covenant37 with you, and you will know that I am the LORD.38 63 Then, when I make atonement39 for you for all you have done, you will remember and be ashamed40 and never again open your mouth41 because of your humiliation, declares the Sovereign LORD.42' "
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