And that is what they did. They slept with Oholah and Oholibah, these shameless prostitutes, with all the zest of lustful young men.
But righteous people will judge these sister cities for what they really are -- adulteresses and murderers. They will sentence them to all the punishment they deserve.
"Now this is what the Sovereign LORD says: Bring an army against them and hand them over to be terrorized and plundered.
For their enemies will stone them and kill them with swords. They will butcher their sons and daughters and burn their homes.
In this way, I will put an end to lewdness and idolatry in the land, and my judgment will be a warning to others not to follow their wicked example.
You will be fully repaid for all your prostitution -- your worship of idols. Yes, you will suffer the full penalty! Then you will know that I am the Sovereign LORD."
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)