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Ezekiel 23:6-16 (New International Version)

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6 clothed in blue, governors and commanders, all of them handsome young men, and mounted horsemen. 7 She gave herself as a prostitute to all the elite of the Assyrians and defiled herself with all the idols of everyone she lusted after.1 8 She did not give up the prostitution she began in Egypt,2 when during her youth men slept with her, caressed her virgin bosom and poured out their lust upon her.3 9 "Therefore I handed her over4 to her lovers,5 the Assyrians, for whom she lusted.6 10 They stripped7 her naked, took away her sons and daughters and killed her with the sword. She became a byword among women,8 and punishment was inflicted9 on her.10 11 "Her sister Oholibah saw this,11 yet in her lust and prostitution she was more depraved than her sister.12 12 She too lusted after the Assyrians--governors and commanders, warriors in full dress, mounted horsemen, all handsome young men.13 13 I saw that she too defiled herself; both of them went the same way.14 14 "But she carried her prostitution still further. She saw men portrayed on a wall,15 figures of Chaldeansa portrayed in red, 15 with belts16 around their waists and flowing turbans on their heads; all of them looked like Babylonian chariot officers, natives of Chaldea.b 16 As soon as she saw them, she lusted after them and sent messengers17 to them in Chaldea.18
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