They became prostitutes in Egypt, engaging in prostitution from their youth. In that land their breasts were fondled and their virgin bosoms caressed.
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The older was named Oholah, and her sister was Oholibah. They were mine and gave birth to sons and daughters. Oholah is Samaria, and Oholibah is Jerusalem.
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“Oholah engaged in prostitution while she was still mine; and she lusted after her lovers, the Assyrians—warriors
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clothed in blue, governors and commanders, all of them handsome young men, and mounted horsemen.
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.
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She did not give up the prostitution she began in Egypt, when during her youth men slept with her, caressed her virgin bosom and poured out their lust on her.
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“Therefore I delivered her into the hands of her lovers, the Assyrians, for whom she lusted.
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They stripped her naked, took away her sons and daughters and killed her with the sword. She became a byword among women, and punishment was inflicted on her.
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“Her sister Oholibah saw this, yet in her lust and prostitution she was more depraved than her sister.
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She too lusted after the Assyrians—governors and commanders, warriors in full dress, mounted horsemen, all handsome young men.
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I saw that she too defiled herself; both of them went the same way.
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