as men do when they're after a whore. That's how they used Oholah and Oholibah, the worn-out whores.
"Righteous men will pronounce judgment on them, giving out sentences for adultery and murder. That was their lifework: adultery and murder."
"God says, 'Let a mob loose on them: Terror! Plunder!
Let the mob stone them and hack them to pieces - kill all their children, burn down their houses!
"'I'll put an end to sluttish sex in this country so that all women will be well warned and not copy you.
You'll pay the price for all your obsessive sex. You'll pay in full for your promiscuous affairs with idols. And you'll realize that I am God, the Master.'"
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)