The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying ,
2Son of man, there were twowomen, the daughters of onemother:3
And they committed whoredoms in Egypt; they committed whoredoms in their youth: there were their breastspressed , and there they bruised the teats of their virginity.4
And the names of them were Aholaha the elder, and Aholibah her sister: and they were mine, and they baresons and daughters. Thus were their names;Samaria is Aholah, and JerusalemAholibah.5
And Aholah played the harlot when she was mine; and she doted on her lovers , on the Assyrians her neighbours,6
Which were clothed with blue,captains and rulers, all of them desirable young men,horsemenriding upon horses.7
Thus she committedb her whoredoms with them, with all them that were the chosenmen of Assyria, and with all on whom she doted : with all their idols she defiled herself.
Neither left she her whoredoms brought from Egypt: for in her youth they lay with her, and they bruised the breasts of her virginity, and poured their whoredom upon her.
Wherefore I have delivered her into the hand of her lovers , into the hand of the Assyrians , upon whom she doted .
These discovered her nakedness: they took her sons and her daughters, and slew her with the sword: and she became famousc among women; for they had executedjudgment upon her.
And when her sisterAholibahsaw this, she was more corrupt in her inordinate love than she, and in her whoredoms more than her sister in her whoredoms.12
She doted upon the Assyriansherneighbours,captains and rulersclothed most gorgeously,horsemenriding upon horses, all of them desirable young men.13
Then I saw that she was defiled , that they took bothoneway,14
And that she increased her whoredoms: for when she sawmenpourtrayed upon the wall, the images of the Chaldeanspourtrayed with vermilion,15Girded with girdles upon their loins,exceeding in dyed attire upon their heads, all of them princes to look to, after the manner of the BabyloniansofChaldea, the land of their nativity:16
And as soon as she saw them with her eyes, she doted upon them, and sentmessengers unto them into Chaldea.17
And the Babyloniansdcame to her into the bed of love, and they defiled her with their whoredom, and she was polluted with them, and her mind was alienated from them.
So she discovered her whoredoms, and discovered her nakedness: then my mind was alienated from her, like as my mind was alienated from her sister.19
Yet she multiplied her whoredoms, in calling to remembrance the days of her youth, wherein she had played the harlot in the land of Egypt.20
For she doted upon their paramours, whose flesh is as the flesh of asses, and whose issue is like the issue of horses.21
Thus thou calledst to remembrance the lewdness of thy youth, in bruising thy teats by the Egyptians for the paps of thy youth.22
Therefore, O Aholibah, thus saith the LordGOD; Behold, I will raise up thy lovers against thee, from whom thy mind is alienated , and I will bring them against thee on every side;23
The Babylonians , and all the Chaldeans,Pekod, and Shoa, and Koa, and all the Assyrianswith them: all of them desirable young men,captains and rulers, great lords and renowned , all of them riding upon horses.24
And they shall come against thee with chariots,wagons, and wheels, and with an assembly of people, which shall set against thee buckler and shield and helmet round about: and I will setjudgmentbefore them, and they shall judge thee according to their judgments.25
And I will set my jealousy against thee, and they shall dealfuriously with thee: they shall take away thy nose and thine ears; and thy remnant shall fall by the sword: they shall take thy sons and thy daughters; and thy residue shall be devoured by the fire.26
They shall also strip thee out of thy clothes, and take away thy fairejewels.27
Thus will I make thy lewdness to cease from thee, and thy whoredom brought from the land of Egypt: so that thou shalt not lift up thine eyes unto them, nor rememberEgypt any more.
For thus saith the LordGOD; Behold, I will deliver thee into the hand of them whom thou hatest , into the hand of them from whom thy mind is alienated :
And they shall deal with thee hatefully, and shall take away all thy labour, and shall leave thee naked and bare: and the nakedness of thy whoredoms shall be discovered , both thy lewdness and thy whoredoms.30
I will do these things unto thee, because thou hast gone a whoringafter the heathen, and because thou art polluted with their idols.31
Thou hast walked in the way of thy sister; therefore will I give her cup into thine hand.32
Thus saith the LordGOD; Thou shalt drink of thy sister'scupdeep and large: thou shalt be laughed to scorn and had in derision; it containethmuch.33
Thou shalt be filled with drunkenness and sorrow, with the cup of astonishment and desolation, with the cup of thy sisterSamaria.34
Thou shalt even drink it and suck it out , and thou shalt break the sherds thereof, and pluck off thine own breasts: for I have spoken it, saith the LordGOD.35
Therefore thus saith the LordGOD; Because thou hast forgotten me, and cast me behind thy back, therefore bear thou also thy lewdness and thy whoredoms.36
The LORDsaid moreover unto me; Son of man, wilt thou judgefAholah and Aholibah? yea, declare unto them their abominations;37
That they have committed adultery , and blood is in their hands, and with their idols have they committed adultery , and have also caused their sons, whom they bare unto me, to pass for them through the fire, to devour them.
Moreover this they have done unto me: they have defiled my sanctuary in the same day, and have profaned my sabbaths.39
For when they had slain their children to their idols, then they came the same day into my sanctuary to profane it; and, lo, thus have they done in the midst of mine house.40
And furthermore, that ye have sent for men to comeg from far, unto whom a messenger was sent ; and, lo, they came : for whom thou didst wash thyself, paintedst thy eyes, and deckedst thyself with ornaments,41
And satest upon a statelyhbed, and a tablepreparedbefore it, whereupon thou hast set mine incense and mine oil.42
And a voice of a multitude being at ease was with her: and with the men of the common sortwerebroughtSabeans from the wilderness, which putbracelets upon their hands, and beautifulcrowns upon their heads.43
Then said I unto her that was old in adulteries, Will they now commitwhoredomsi with her, and she with them?
Yet they went in unto her, as they go in unto a woman that playeth the harlot : so went they in unto Aholah and unto Aholibah, the lewdwomen.45
And the righteousmen, they shall judge them after the manner of adulteresses , and after the manner of women that shedblood; because they are adulteresses , and blood is in their hands.46
For thus saith the LordGOD; I will bring up a company upon them, and will give them to be removed and spoiled.47
And the company shall stone them with stones, and dispatchj them with their swords; they shall slay their sons and their daughters, and burn up their houses with fire.48
Thus will I cause lewdness to cease out of the land, that all women may be taught not to do after your lewdness.49
And they shall recompense your lewdness upon you, and ye shall bear the sins of your idols: and ye shall know that I am the LordGOD.