Ezekiel 23:12-21 NIV

12 She too lusted after the Assyrians--governors and commanders, warriors in full dress, mounted horsemen, all handsome young men.1

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13 I saw that she too defiled herself; both of them went the same way.2

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14 "But she carried her prostitution still further. She saw men portrayed on a wall,3 figures of Chaldeansa portrayed in red,

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    • a 23:14 - Or "Babylonians"
      15 with belts4 around their waists and flowing turbans on their heads; all of them looked like Babylonian chariot officers, natives of Chaldea.b

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        • b 23:15 - Or "Babylonia"; also in verse 16
          16 As soon as she saw them, she lusted after them and sent messengers5 to them in Chaldea.6

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          17 Then the Babylonians7 came to her, to the bed of love, and in their lust they defiled her. After she had been defiled by them, she turned away from them in disgust.8

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          18 When she carried on her prostitution openly and exposed her nakedness,9 I turned away10 from her in disgust, just as I had turned away from her sister.11

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          19 Yet she became more and more promiscuous as she recalled the days of her youth, when she was a prostitute in Egypt
          20 There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses.
          21 So you longed for the lewdness of your youth, when in Egypt your bosom was caressed and your young breasts fondled.c

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            • c 23:21 - Syriac (see also verse 3); Hebrew "caressed because of your young breasts"