Ezekiel 23:15-25 NIV

15 with belts1 around their waists and flowing turbans on their heads; all of them looked like Babylonian chariot officers, natives of Chaldea.a

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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 messengers2 to them in Chaldea.3

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      17 Then the Babylonians4 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.5

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      18 When she carried on her prostitution openly and exposed her nakedness,6 I turned away7 from her in disgust, just as I had turned away from her sister.8

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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.b

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        • c 23:21 - Syriac (see also verse 3); Hebrew "caressed because of your young breasts"
          22 "Therefore, Oholibah, this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I will stir up your lovers9 against you, those you turned away from in disgust, and I will bring them against you from every side10--

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          23 the Babylonians11 and all the Chaldeans,12 the men of Pekod13 and Shoa and Koa, and all the Assyrians with them, handsome young men, all of them governors and commanders, chariot officers and men of high rank, all mounted on horses.14

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          24 They will come against you with weapons,c chariots and wagons15 and with a throng of people; they will take up positions against you on every side with large and small shields and with helmets. I will turn you over to them for punishment,16 and they will punish you according to their standards.

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            • d 23:24 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
              25 I will direct my jealous anger17 against you, and they will deal with you in fury. They will cut off your noses and your ears, and those of you who are left will fall by the sword. They will take away your sons and daughters,18 and those of you who are left will be consumed by fire.19

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