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Ezekiel 16:6-16 (New International Version)

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6 " 'Then I passed by and saw you kicking about in your blood, and as you lay there in your blood I said to you, "Live!"a1 7 I made you grow2 like a plant of the field. You grew up and developed and became the most beautiful of jewels.b Your breasts were formed and your hair grew, you who were naked and bare.3 8 " 'Later I passed by, and when I looked at you and saw that you were old enough for love, I spread the corner of my garment4 over you and covered your nakedness. I gave you my solemn oath and entered into a covenant5 with you, declares the Sovereign LORD, and you became mine.6 9 " 'I bathedc you with water and washed7 the blood from you and put ointments on you. 10 I clothed you with an embroidered8 dress and put leather sandals on you. I dressed you in fine linen9 and covered you with costly garments.10 11 I adorned you with jewelry:11 I put bracelets12 on your arms and a necklace13 around your neck, 12 and I put a ring on your nose,14 earrings15 on your ears and a beautiful crown16 on your head.17 13 So you were adorned with gold and silver; your clothes18 were of fine linen and costly fabric and embroidered cloth. Your food was fine flour, honey and olive oil.19 You became very beautiful and rose to be a queen.20 14 And your fame21 spread among the nations on account of your beauty,22 because the splendor I had given you made your beauty perfect, declares the Sovereign LORD.23 15 " 'But you trusted in your beauty and used your fame to become a prostitute. You lavished your favors on anyone who passed by24 and your beauty became his.d25 16 You took some of your garments to make gaudy high places,26 where you carried on your prostitution.27 Such things should not happen, nor should they ever occur.
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