Then the word of the LORDcame to me, saying,
2"Son of man, 1makeknown to Jerusalem her abominations3
and say, 'Thussays the LordaGOD to Jerusalem, "Your origin and your birth are from the land of the Canaanite, your father was an Amorite and your mother a Hittite.
"As for your birth, 2on the day you were born your navelcord was not cut, nor were you washed with water for cleansing ; you were not rubbed with salt or even wrapped in cloths.
5"Noeyelooked with pity on you to doany of thesethings for you, to havecompassion on you. Rather you were thrown out into the b3openfield, cfor you were abhorred on the day you were born.
"When I passed by you and saw you squirming in your blood, I said to you while you were in your blood, 'Live !' Yes, I said to you while you were in your blood, 'Live !'
"I 4made you dnumerous like plants of the field. Then you grew up, becametall and reached the age for fineornaments ; your breasts were formed and your hair had grown. Yet you were naked and bare.
"Then I passed by you and saw you, and behold, eyou were at the time for love ; so I 5spread My skirtover you and covered your nakedness. I also 6swore to you and 7entered into a covenant with you so that you 8became Mine," declares the LordGOD.
"Then I bathed you with water, washedoff your blood from you and 9anointed you with oil.
"I also clothed you with 10embroideredcloth and putsandals of porpoiseskin on your feet; and I wrapped you with finelinen and covered you with silk.
"I adorned you with ornaments, put11bracelets on your hands and a 12necklacearound your neck.
"I also put a 13ring in your nostril, earrings in your ears and a 14beautifulcrown on your head.
"Thus you were adorned with 15gold and silver, and your dress was of finelinen, silk and embroideredcloth. You atefineflour, honey and oil ; so you were exceedinglybeautiful and advanced to 16royalty.
"Then your 17famewentforth among the nations on account of your beauty, for it was 18perfect because of My splendorwhich I bestowed on you," declares the LordGOD.
"But you 19trusted in your beauty and 20played the harlotbecause of your fame, and you poured out your harlotries on everypasser-byfwho might be willing.
"You tooksome of your clothes, made for yourself highplaces of variouscolors and played the harlot on them, gwhich should nevercome about norhappen.
"You also took your beautifulh21jewels made of My gold and of My silver, which I had given you, and made for yourself maleimages that you might play the harlot with them.
"Then you took your embroideredcloth and covered them, and offered My oil and My incensebefore them.
"Also 22My breadwhich I gave you, fineflour, oil and honey with which I fed you, iyou would offerbefore them for a soothingaroma ; so it happened," declares the LordGOD.
"Moreover, you took your sons and daughterswhom you had borne to 23Me and 24sacrificed them to jidols to be devoured. Were your harlotriessosmall a matter?
"You slaughtered25My children and offered them up to kidols by 26causing them to passthrough the fire.
22"Besidesall your abominations and harlotries you did not remember the days of 27your youth, when you were naked and bare and squirming in your blood.
"Then it came about afterall your wickedness ('Woe, woe to you!' declares the LordGOD ),
that you built yourself a 28shrine and made yourself a 29highplace in everysquare.
"You built yourself a highplace at the top of 30everystreet and made your beautyabominable, and you spread your legs to everypasser-by to multiply your harlotry.
"You also played the harlot with the Egyptians, your llustfulneighbors, and multiplied your harlotry to 31make Me angry.
27"Behold now, I have stretched out My handagainst you and diminished your rations. And I delivered you up to the desire of those who hate you, the 32daughters of the Philistines, who are ashamed of your lewdconduct.
"Moreover, you played the harlot with the 33Assyriansbecause you were not satisfied ; you played the harlot with them and still were not satisfied.
"You also multiplied your harlotry with the land of merchants, Chaldea, yet even with this you were not satisfied.""'
30"How34languishing is your heart," declares the LordGOD, "while you doallthesethings, the actions of a m35bold-facedharlot.
"When you built your shrine at the beginning of everystreet and made your highplace in everysquare, in 36disdainingmoney, you were not like a harlot.
"You adulteresswife, who takesstrangersinstead of her husband !
"nMen givegifts to allharlots, but you 37give your gifts to all your lovers to bribe them to come to you from everydirection for your harlotries.
"Thus you are different from those women in your harlotries, in that no one plays the harlotoas you do, because you givemoney and nomoney is given you; thus you are different."
35Therefore, O harlot, hear the word of the LORD.
36Thussays the LordGOD, "Because your lewdness was poured out and your nakednessuncovered through your harlotries with your lovers and with all your detestable38idols, and because of the blood of your sonswhich you gave to pidols,
37therefore, behold, I will 39gatherall your lovers with whom you tookpleasure, even all those whom you loved and all those whom you 40hated. So I will gather them against you from everydirection and 41expose your nakedness to them that they may seeall your nakedness.
"Thus I will 42judge you like women who commitadultery or shedblood are judged ; and I will bring on you the blood of 43wrath and jealousy.
"I will also give you into qthe hands of your lovers, and they will teardown your shrines, demolish your highplaces, 44strip you of your clothing, take away your rjewels , and will leave you naked and bare.
"They will sincite a 45crowdagainst you and they will stone you and cut you to pieces with their swords.
"They will 46burn your houses with fire and executejudgments on you in the sight of manywomen. Then I will 47stop you from playing the harlot, and you will alsonolongerpaytyour lovers.
"So I 48will calm My fury against you and My jealousy will depart from you, and I will be pacified and angry49nomore.
43"Because you have 50not remembered the days of your youth but uhave 51enraged Me by allthesethings, behold, I in turn will 52bring your conductdown on your own head," declares the LordGOD, "so that you will not commit this lewdness on top of all your other abominations.
44"Behold, everyone who quotes53proverbs will quote this proverbconcerning you, saying, 'vLike mother, wlike daughter.'
"You are the daughter of your mother, who loathed her husband and children. You are also the 54sister of your sisters, who55loathed their husbands and children. Your mother was a Hittite and your father an Amorite.
"Now your 56oldersister is Samaria, who livesxnorth of you with her ydaughters ; and your youngersister, who liveszsouth of you, is 57Sodom with her aadaughters.
"Yet you have not merely walked in their ways or done according to their abominations ; but, as if that were 58toolittle, you acted59morecorruptly in all your conductthan they.
"As I live," declares the LordGOD, "Sodom, your sister and her daughters have 60not done as you and your daughters have done.
49"Behold, this was the guilt of your sisterSodom : she and her daughtershad61arrogance, 62abundantfood and 63carelessease, but she did not bbhelp the 64poor and needy.
"Thus they were haughty and committed65abominationsbefore Me. Therefore I 66removed them ccwhen I saw it.
"Furthermore, Samaria did not commithalf of your sins, for you have multiplied your abominationsmorethan they. Thus you have made your sisters appear 67righteous by all your abominationswhich you have committed.
52"Alsobear your disgrace in that you have ddmadejudgmentfavorable for your sisters. Because of your sins in which you acted68moreabominablythan they, they are more in the rightthan you. Yes, be alsoashamed and bear your disgrace, in that you made your sisters appear righteous.
"Nevertheless, I will restore their captivity, the captivity of Sodom and her daughters, the captivity of Samaria and her daughters, and eealong with them ffyour owncaptivity,
in order that you may bear your humiliation and feel69ashamed for all that you have done when you become70a consolation to them.
"Your sisters, Sodom with her daughters and Samaria with her daughters, ggwill return to their formerstate, and you with your daughters will also return to your formerstate.
"As the name of your sisterSodom was not heard from your lips in your day of pride,
57before your 71wickedness was uncovered, hhsonow you have become the 72reproach of the daughters of iiEdom and of all who are around her, of the daughters of the Philistines -those surrounding you who despise you.
"You have 73borne the penalty of your lewdness and abominations," the LORDdeclares.
For thussays the LordGOD, "I will also do with you as you have done, you who have 74despised the oath by breaking the covenant.
"Nevertheless, I will remember My covenant with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish an 75everlastingcovenant with you.
"Then you will 76remember your ways and be ashamed when you receive your sisters, both your older and your younger ; and I will give them to you as daughters, but not because of your covenant.
"Thus I will 77establish My covenant with you, and you shall 78know that I am the LORD,
so that you may 79remember and be ashamed and 80neveropen your mouthanymorebecause of your humiliation, when I have 81forgiven you for all that you have done," the LordGODdeclares.