Ezekiel 16:6-9 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!"a1

References for Ezekiel 16:6

    • a 16:6 - A few Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint and Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts ""Live!" And as you lay there in your blood I said to you, "Live!""
      7 I made you grow2 like a plant of the field. You grew up and developed and became the most beautiful of jewels.b Your breasts were formed and your hair grew, you who were naked and bare.3

      References for Ezekiel 16:7

        • b 16:7 - Or "became mature"
          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 garment4 over you and covered your nakedness. I gave you my solemn oath and entered into a covenant5 with you, declares the Sovereign LORD, and you became mine.6

          References for Ezekiel 16:8

          9 " 'I bathedc you with water and washed7 the blood from you and put ointments on you.

          References for Ezekiel 16:9

            • c 16:9 - Or "I had bathed"