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.138
They have also done this to me: At that same time they defiled my sanctuary2 and desecrated my Sabbaths.
On the very day they sacrificed their children to their idols, they entered my sanctuary and desecrated3 it. That is what they did in my house.440
"They even sent messengers for men who came from far away,5 and when they arrived you bathed yourself for them, painted your eyes6 and put on your jewelry.741
You sat on an elegant couch,8 with a table9 spread before it on which you had placed the incense10 and oil that belonged to me.1142
"The noise of a carefree12 crowd was around her; Sabeansb13 were brought from the desert along with men from the rabble, and they put bracelets14 on the arms of the woman and her sister and beautiful crowns on their heads.1543
Then I said about the one worn out by adultery, 'Now let them use her as a prostitute,16 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,17 because they are adulterous and blood is on their hands.1846
"This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Bring a mob19 against them and give them over to terror and plunder.2047
The mob will stone them and cut them down with their swords; they will kill their sons and daughters21 and burn22 down their houses.23