The word of the LORDcame to me again, saying,
2"Son of man, there were 1twowomen, the daughters of onemother;
and they played the harlot in Egypt. They 2played the harlot in their youth; there their breasts were pressed and there their virginbosom was handled.
"Their names were Oholah the elder and Oholibah her sister. And they became Mine, and they boresons and daughters. And as for their names, Samaria is Oholah and Jerusalem is Oholibah5"Oholahplayed the harlotawhile she was Mine; and she lustedafter her lovers, after the 3Assyrians, her neighbors,
who were clothed in purple, 4governors and officials, all of them desirableyoungmen, horsemenriding on horses.
"She bestowed her harlotries on them, all of whom were the choicestbmen of Assyria; and with allwhom she lusted after, with all their idols she 5defiled herself.
"She did not forsake her harlotries6from the time in Egypt; for in her youthcmen had lain with her, and they handled her virginbosom and poured out their dlust on her.
9"Therefore, I gave her into the hand of her 7lovers, into the hand of the eAssyrians, afterwhom she lusted.
"They 8uncovered her nakedness; they took her sons and her daughters, but they slew her with the sword. Thus she became a fbyword among women, and they executedjudgments on her.
"Now her sisterOholibahsaw this, yet she was 9morecorrupt in her lustthan she, and her harlotries were morethan the harlotries of her sister.
"She lustedafter the g10Assyrians, governors and officials, the onesnear, magnificentlydressed, horsemenriding on horses, all of them desirableyoungmen.
"I saw that she had defiled herself; they both took hthe sameway.
"So she increased her harlotries. And she sawmen11portrayed on the wall, images of the 12Chaldeansportrayed with vermilion15girded with belts on their loins, with flowingturbans on their heads, all of them looking like officers, ilike the jBabylonians in Chaldea, the land of their birth.
"kWhen she saw them she 13lustedafter them and sentmessengers to them in Chaldea.
"The l14Babylonianscame to her to the bed of love and defiled her with their harlotry. And when she had beendefiled by them, mshe becamedisgusted with them.
"She 15uncovered her harlotries and uncovered her nakedness; then nI became16disgusted with her, as oI had becomedisgusted with her 17sister.
"Yet she multiplied her harlotries, remembering the days of her youth, when she played the harlot in the land of Egypt20
"She 18lustedafter their paramours, whoseflesh is like the flesh of donkeys and whose issue is like the issue of horses.
"Thus you longed for the 19lewdness of your youth, when pthe Egyptianshandled your bosombecause of the breasts of your youth22"Therefore, O Oholibah, thussays the LordqGOD, 'Behold I will arouse your loversagainst you, from whomryou were alienated, and I will bring them against you from everyside:
the s20Babylonians and all the 21Chaldeans, 22Pekod and Shoa and Koa, and all the t23Assyrians with them; desirableyoungmen, governors and officialsall of them, officers and umen of renown, all of them riding on horses.
'They will comeagainst you with weapons, 24chariots and vwagons, and with a company of peoples. They will set themselves against you on everyside with buckler and shield and helmet; and I will commit the 25judgment to them, and they will judge you according to their customs.
'I will set My 26jealousy against you, that they may deal with you in wrath. They will remove your nose and your ears; and your wsurvivors will fall by the sword. They will take your 27sons and your daughters; and your xsurvivors will be consumed by the fire.
'They will also 28strip you of your clothes and take away your 29beautifuljewels.
'Thus 30I will make your lewdness and your harlotry brought from the land of Egypt to cease from you, so that you will not lift up your eyes to them or rememberEgyptanymore.'
"For thussays the LordGOD, 'Behold, I will give you into the hand of those whom you 31hate, into the hand of those from whomyyou were alienated.
'They will 32deal with you in hatred, takeall your property, and leave you naked and bare. And the nakedness of your harlotries will be uncovered, both your lewdness and your harlotries.
30'Thesethings will be done to you because you have 33played the harlot with the nations, because you have defiled yourself with their idols.
'You have walked in the way of your sister; therefore I will give34her cup into your hand.'
32"Thussays the LordGOD, 'You will 35drink your sister'scup, Which is deep and wide. zYou will be 36laughed at and held in derision; It containsmuch.
'You will be filled with 37drunkenness and sorrow, The cup of horror and desolation, The cup of your sisterSamaria.
'You will 38drink it and drain it. Then you will gnaw its fragments And tear your breasts; for I have spoken,' declares the LordGOD.
35"Therefore, thussays the LordGOD, 'Because you have 39forgotten Me and 40cast Me behind your back, bearnow the punishment of your lewdness and your harlotries.' "
Moreover, the LORDsaid to me, "Son of man, will you 41judgeOholah and Oholibah? Then 42declare to them their abominations37
"For they have committedadultery, and blood is on their hands. Thus they have committedadultery with their idols and even caused their sons, 43whom they bore to Me, to passthrough the fire to aathem as food.
38"Again, they have donethis to Me: they have 44defiled My sanctuary on the sameday and have 45profaned My sabbaths39
"For when they had slaughtered their children for their idols, they entered My 46sanctuary on the sameday to profane it; and lo, thus they didwithin My house.
40"Furthermore, bbthey have evensent for men who come from afar, to whom a messenger was sent; and lo, they came -for whom you bathed, 47painted your eyes and 48decoratedyourselves with ornaments;
and you sat on a splendid49couch with a 50tablearrangedbefore it on which you had set My 51incense and My 52oil.
"The sound of a cc53carefreemultitude was with her; and 54drunkards were brought from the wilderness with men of the ddcommonsort . And they put55bracelets on eethe hands of the women and beautifulcrowns on their heads.
"Then I said concerning her who was 56worn out by adulteries, 'ffWill they nowcommitadultery with her when she is thus?'
"ggBut they went in to her as they would go in to a harlot. Thus they went in to Oholah and to Oholibah, the lewdwomen.
"But they, righteousmen, will 57judge them with the judgment of adulteresses and with the judgment of women who shedblood, because they are adulteresses and blood is on their hands.
"For thussays the LordGOD, 'Bring up a companyagainst them and give them over to 58terror and plunder.
'The company will 59stone them with stones and cut them down with their swords; they will slay their sons and their daughters and 60burn their houses with fire.
'Thus I will make lewdnesscease from the land, that allwomen may be admonished and not commithhlewdness as you have done.
'Your lewdnessiiwill be 61requited upon you, and you will bear the penalty of worshiping your idols; thus you will know that I am the LordGOD.' "