" '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!"a17
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.38
" '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.69
" 'I bathedc you with water and washed7 the blood from you and put ointments on you.