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Ezekiel 23:41-49 (New International Version)

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41 You sat on an elegant couch,1 with a table2 spread before it on which you had placed the incense3 and oil that belonged to me.4 42 "The noise of a carefree5 crowd was around her; Sabeansa6 were brought from the desert along with men from the rabble, and they put bracelets7 on the arms of the woman and her sister and beautiful crowns on their heads.8 43 Then I said about the one worn out by adultery, 'Now let them use her as a prostitute,9 for that is all she is.' 44 And they slept with her. As men sleep with a prostitute, so they slept with those lewd women, Oholah and Oholibah. 45 But righteous men will sentence them to the punishment of women who commit adultery and shed blood,10 because they are adulterous and blood is on their hands.11 46 "This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Bring a mob12 against them and give them over to terror and plunder.13 47 The mob will stone them and cut them down with their swords; they will kill their sons and daughters14 and burn15 down their houses.16 48 "So I will put an end17 to lewdness in the land, that all women may take warning and not imitate you.18 49 You will suffer the penalty for your lewdness and bear the consequences of your sins of idolatry.19 Then you will know that I am the Sovereign LORD.20"
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