"Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: Since you have forgotten1 me and thrust me behind your back,2 you must bear3 the consequences of your lewdness and prostitution."
The LORD said to me: "Son of man, will you judge Oholah and Oholibah? Then confront4 them with their detestable practices,537
for they have committed adultery and blood is on their hands. They committed adultery with their idols; they even sacrificed their children, whom they bore to me,a as food for them.638
They have also done this to me: At that same time they defiled my sanctuary7 and desecrated my Sabbaths.839
On the very day they sacrificed their children to their idols, they entered my sanctuary and desecrated9 it. That is what they did in my house.1040
"They even sent messengers for men who came from far away,11 and when they arrived you bathed yourself for them, painted your eyes12 and put on your jewelry.1341
You sat on an elegant couch,14 with a table15 spread before it on which you had placed the incense16 and oil that belonged to me.1742
"The noise of a carefree18 crowd was around her; Sabeansb19 were brought from the desert along with men from the rabble, and they put bracelets20 on the arms of the woman and her sister and beautiful crowns on their heads.2143
Then I said about the one worn out by adultery, 'Now let them use her as a prostitute,22 for that is all she is.'
And they slept with her. As men sleep with a prostitute, so they slept with those lewd women, Oholah and Oholibah.
But righteous men will sentence them to the punishment of women who commit adultery and shed blood,23 because they are adulterous and blood is on their hands.24