Ezekiel 16:6-16 NIV

6 “ ‘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!”a

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    • u 16:6 - A few Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint and Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts repeat "and as you lay there in your blood I said to you, “Live!”"
      7 I made you grow like a plant of the field. You grew and developed and entered puberty. Your breasts had formed and your hair had grown, yet you were stark naked.

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      8 “ ‘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 garment over you and covered your naked body. I gave you my solemn oath and entered into a covenant with you, declares the Sovereign LORD, and you became mine.

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      9 “ ‘I bathed you with water and washed the blood from you and put ointments on you.

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      10 I clothed you with an embroidered dress and put sandals of fine leather on you. I dressed you in fine linen and covered you with costly garments.

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      11 I adorned you with jewelry: I put bracelets on your arms and a necklace around your neck,

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      12 and I put a ring on your nose, earrings on your ears and a beautiful crown on your head.

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      13 So you were adorned with gold and silver; your clothes were of fine linen and costly fabric and embroidered cloth. Your food was honey, olive oil and the finest flour. You became very beautiful and rose to be a queen.

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      14 And your fame spread among the nations on account of your beauty, because the splendor I had given you made your beauty perfect, declares the Sovereign LORD.

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      15 “ ‘But you trusted in your beauty and used your fame to become a prostitute. You lavished your favors on anyone who passed by and your beauty became his.

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      16 You took some of your garments to make gaudy high places, where you carried on your prostitution. You went to him, and he possessed your beauty.b

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        • v 16:16 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this sentence is uncertain.