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Ezekiel 16

ESV 1 Again the word of the LORD came to me: NIV 1 The word of the LORD came to me: ESV 2 "Son of man, make known to Jerusalem her abominations, NIV 2 "Son of man, confront Jerusalem with her detestable practices ESV 3 and say, Thus says the Lord GOD to Jerusalem: Your origin and your birth are of the land of the Canaanites; your father was an Amorite and your mother a Hittite. NIV 3 and say, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says to Jerusalem: Your ancestry and birth were in the land of the Canaanites; your father was an Amorite and your mother a Hittite. ESV 4 And as for your birth, on the day you were born your cord was not cut, nor were you washed with water to cleanse you, nor rubbed with salt, nor wrapped in swaddling cloths. NIV 4 On the day you were born your cord was not cut, nor were you washed with water to make you clean, nor were you rubbed with salt or wrapped in cloths. ESV 5 No eye pitied you, to do any of these things to you out of compassion for you, but you were cast out on the open field, for you were abhorred, on the day that you were born. NIV 5 No one looked on you with pity or had compassion enough to do any of these things for you. Rather, you were thrown out into the open field, for on the day you were born you were despised. ESV 6 "And when I passed by you and saw you wallowing in your blood, I said to you in your blood, 'Live!' I said to you in your blood, 'Live!' NIV 6 " 'Then I passed by and saw you kicking about in your blood, and as you lay there in your blood I said to you, "Live!" ESV 7 I made you flourish like a plant of the field. And you grew up and became tall and arrived at full adornment. Your breasts were formed, and your hair had grown; yet you were naked and bare. NIV 7 I made you grow like a plant of the field. You grew up and developed and became the most beautiful of jewels. Your breasts were formed and your hair grew, you who were naked and bare. ESV 8 "When I passed by you again and saw you, behold, you were at the age for love, and I spread the corner of my garment over you and covered your nakedness; I made my vow to you and entered into a covenant with you, declares the Lord GOD, and you became mine. NIV 8 " 'Later I passed by, and when I looked at you and saw that you were old enough for love, I spread the corner of my garment over you and covered your nakedness. I gave you my solemn oath and entered into a covenant with you, declares the Sovereign LORD, and you became mine. ESV 9 Then I bathed you with water and washed off your blood from you and anointed you with oil. NIV 9 " 'I bathed you with water and washed the blood from you and put ointments on you. ESV 10 I clothed you also with embroidered cloth and shod you with fine leather. I wrapped you in fine linen and covered you with silk. NIV 10 I clothed you with an embroidered dress and put leather sandals on you. I dressed you in fine linen and covered you with costly garments. ESV 11 And I adorned you with ornaments and put bracelets on your wrists and a chain on your neck. NIV 11 I adorned you with jewelry: I put bracelets on your arms and a necklace around your neck, ESV 12 And I put a ring on your nose and earrings in your ears and a beautiful crown on your head. NIV 12 and I put a ring on your nose, earrings on your ears and a beautiful crown on your head. ESV 13 Thus you were adorned with gold and silver, and your clothing was of fine linen and silk and embroidered cloth. You ate fine flour and honey and oil. You grew exceedingly beautiful and advanced to royalty. NIV 13 So you were adorned with gold and silver; your clothes were of fine linen and costly fabric and embroidered cloth. Your food was fine flour, honey and olive oil. You became very beautiful and rose to be a queen. ESV 14 And your renown went forth among the nations because of your beauty, for it was perfect through the splendor that I had bestowed on you, declares the Lord GOD. NIV 14 And your fame spread among the nations on account of your beauty, because the splendor I had given you made your beauty perfect, declares the Sovereign LORD. ESV 15 "But you trusted in your beauty and played the whore because of your renown and lavished your whorings on any passerby; your beauty became his. NIV 15 " 'But you trusted in your beauty and used your fame to become a prostitute. You lavished your favors on anyone who passed by and your beauty became his. ESV 16 You took some of your garments and made for yourself colorful shrines, and on them played the whore. The like has never been, nor ever shall be. NIV 16 You took some of your garments to make gaudy high places, where you carried on your prostitution. Such things should not happen, nor should they ever occur. ESV 17 You also took your beautiful jewels of my gold and of my silver, which I had given you, and made for yourself images of men, and with them played the whore. NIV 17 You also took the fine jewelry I gave you, the jewelry made of my gold and silver, and you made for yourself male idols and engaged in prostitution with them. ESV 18 And you took your embroidered garments to cover them, and set my oil and my incense before them. NIV 18 And you took your embroidered clothes to put on them, and you offered my oil and incense before them. ESV 19 Also my bread that I gave you--I fed you with fine flour and oil and honey--you set before them for a pleasing aroma; and so it was, declares the Lord GOD. NIV 19 Also the food I provided for you--the fine flour, olive oil and honey I gave you to eat--you offered as fragrant incense before them. That is what happened, declares the Sovereign LORD. ESV 20 And you took your sons and your daughters, whom you had borne to me, and these you sacrificed to them to be devoured. Were your whorings so small a matter NIV 20 " 'And you took your sons and daughters whom you bore to me and sacrificed them as food to the idols. Was your prostitution not enough? ESV 21 that you slaughtered my children and delivered them up as an offering by fire to them? NIV 21 You slaughtered my children and sacrificed them to the idols. ESV 22 And in all your abominations and your whorings you did not remember the days of your youth, when you were naked and bare, wallowing in your blood. NIV 22 In all your detestable practices and your prostitution you did not remember the days of your youth, when you were naked and bare, kicking about in your blood. ESV 23 "And after all your wickedness (woe, woe to you! declares the Lord GOD), NIV 23 " 'Woe! Woe to you, declares the Sovereign LORD. In addition to all your other wickedness, ESV 24 you built yourself a vaulted chamber and made yourself a lofty place in every square. NIV 24 you built a mound for yourself and made a lofty shrine in every public square. ESV 25 At the head of every street you built your lofty place and made your beauty an abomination, offering yourself to any passerby and multiplying your whoring. NIV 25 At the head of every street you built your lofty shrines and degraded your beauty, offering your body with increasing promiscuity to anyone who passed by. ESV 26 You also played the whore with the Egyptians, your lustful neighbors, multiplying your whoring, to provoke me to anger. NIV 26 You engaged in prostitution with the Egyptians, your lustful neighbors, and provoked me to anger with your increasing promiscuity. ESV 27 Behold, therefore, I stretched out my hand against you and diminished your allotted portion and delivered you to the greed of your enemies, the daughters of the Philistines, who were ashamed of your lewd behavior. NIV 27 So I stretched out my hand against you and reduced your territory; I gave you over to the greed of your enemies, the daughters of the Philistines, who were shocked by your lewd conduct. ESV 28 You played the whore also with the Assyrians, because you were not satisfied; yes, you played the whore with them, and still you were not satisfied. NIV 28 You engaged in prostitution with the Assyrians too, because you were insatiable; and even after that, you still were not satisfied. ESV 29 You multiplied your whoring also with the trading land of Chaldea, and even with this you were not satisfied. NIV 29 Then you increased your promiscuity to include Babylonia, a land of merchants, but even with this you were not satisfied. ESV 30 "How sick is your heart, declares the Lord GOD, because you did all these things, the deeds of a brazen prostitute, NIV 30 " 'How weak-willed you are, declares the Sovereign LORD, when you do all these things, acting like a brazen prostitute! ESV 31 building your vaulted chamber at the head of every street, and making your lofty place in every square. Yet you were not like a prostitute, because you scorned payment. NIV 31 When you built your mounds at the head of every street and made your lofty shrines in every public square, you were unlike a prostitute, because you scorned payment. ESV 32 Adulterous wife, who receives strangers instead of her husband! NIV 32 " 'You adulterous wife! You prefer strangers to your own husband! ESV 33 Men give gifts to all prostitutes, but you gave your gifts to all your lovers, bribing them to come to you from every side with your whorings. NIV 33 Every prostitute receives a fee, but you give gifts to all your lovers, bribing them to come to you from everywhere for your illicit favors. ESV 34 So you were different from other women in your whorings. No one solicited you to play the whore, and you gave payment, while no payment was given to you; therefore you were different. NIV 34 So in your prostitution you are the opposite of others; no one runs after you for your favors. You are the very opposite, for you give payment and none is given to you. ESV 35 "Therefore, O prostitute, hear the word of the LORD: NIV 35 " 'Therefore, you prostitute, hear the word of the LORD! ESV 36 Thus says the Lord GOD, Because your lust was poured out and your nakedness uncovered in your whorings with your lovers, and with all your abominable idols, and because of the blood of your children that you gave to them, NIV 36 This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Because you poured out your wealth and exposed your nakedness in your promiscuity with your lovers, and because of all your detestable idols, and because you gave them your children's blood, ESV 37 therefore, behold, I will gather all your lovers with whom you took pleasure, all those you loved and all those you hated. I will gather them against you from every side and will uncover your nakedness to them, that they may see all your nakedness. NIV 37 therefore I am going to gather all your lovers, with whom you found pleasure, those you loved as well as those you hated. I will gather them against you from all around and will strip you in front of them, and they will see all your nakedness. ESV 38 And I will judge you as women who commit adultery and shed blood are judged, and bring upon you the blood of wrath and jealousy. NIV 38 I will sentence you to the punishment of women who commit adultery and who shed blood; I will bring upon you the blood vengeance of my wrath and jealous anger. ESV 39 And I will give you into their hands, and they shall throw down your vaulted chamber and break down your lofty places. They shall strip you of your clothes and take your beautiful jewels and leave you naked and bare. NIV 39 Then I will hand you over to your lovers, and they will tear down your mounds and destroy your lofty shrines. They will strip you of your clothes and take your fine jewelry and leave you naked and bare. ESV 40 They shall bring up a crowd against you, and they shall stone you and cut you to pieces with their swords. NIV 40 They will bring a mob against you, who will stone you and hack you to pieces with their swords. ESV 41 And they shall burn your houses and execute judgments upon you in the sight of many women. I will make you stop playing the whore, and you shall also give payment no more. NIV 41 They will burn down your houses and inflict punishment on you in the sight of many women. I will put a stop to your prostitution, and you will no longer pay your lovers. ESV 42 So will I satisfy my wrath on you, and my jealousy shall depart from you. I will be calm and will no more be angry. NIV 42 Then my wrath against you will subside and my jealous anger will turn away from you; I will be calm and no longer angry. ESV 43 Because you have not remembered the days of your youth, but have enraged me with all these things, therefore, behold, I have returned your deeds upon your head, declares the Lord GOD. Have you not committed lewdness in addition to all your abominations? NIV 43 " 'Because you did not remember the days of your youth but enraged me with all these things, I will surely bring down on your head what you have done, declares the Sovereign LORD. Did you not add lewdness to all your other detestable practices? ESV 44 "Behold, everyone who uses proverbs will use this proverb about you: 'Like mother, like daughter.' NIV 44 " 'Everyone who quotes proverbs will quote this proverb about you: "Like mother, like daughter." ESV 45 You are the daughter of your mother, who loathed her husband and her children; and you are the sister of your sisters, who loathed their husbands and their children. Your mother was a Hittite and your father an Amorite. NIV 45 You are a true daughter of your mother, who despised her husband and her children; and you are a true sister of your sisters, who despised their husbands and their children. Your mother was a Hittite and your father an Amorite. ESV 46 And your elder sister is Samaria, who lived with her daughters to the north of you; and your younger sister, who lived to the south of you, is Sodom with her daughters. NIV 46 Your older sister was Samaria, who lived to the north of you with her daughters; and your younger sister, who lived to the south of you with her daughters, was Sodom. ESV 47 Not only did you walk in their ways and do according to their abominations; within a very little time you were more corrupt than they in all your ways. NIV 47 You not only walked in their ways and copied their detestable practices, but in all your ways you soon became more depraved than they. ESV 48 As I live, declares the Lord GOD, your sister Sodom and her daughters have not done as you and your daughters have done. NIV 48 As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, your sister Sodom and her daughters never did what you and your daughters have done. ESV 49 Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy. NIV 49 " 'Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. ESV 50 They were haughty and did an abomination before me. So I removed them, when I saw it. NIV 50 They were haughty and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen. ESV 51 Samaria has not committed half your sins. You have committed more abominations than they, and have made your sisters appear righteous by all the abominations that you have committed. NIV 51 Samaria did not commit half the sins you did. You have done more detestable things than they, and have made your sisters seem righteous by all these things you have done. ESV 52 Bear your disgrace, you also, for you have intervened on behalf of your sisters. Because of your sins in which you acted more abominably than they, they are more in the right than you. So be ashamed, you also, and bear your disgrace, for you have made your sisters appear righteous. NIV 52 Bear your disgrace, for you have furnished some justification for your sisters. Because your sins were more vile than theirs, they appear more righteous than you. So then, be ashamed and bear your disgrace, for you have made your sisters appear righteous. ESV 53 "I will restore their fortunes, both the fortunes of Sodom and her daughters, and the fortunes of Samaria and her daughters, and I will restore your own fortunes in their midst, NIV 53 " 'However, I will restore the fortunes of Sodom and her daughters and of Samaria and her daughters, and your fortunes along with them, ESV 54 that you may bear your disgrace and be ashamed of all that you have done, becoming a consolation to them. NIV 54 so that you may bear your disgrace and be ashamed of all you have done in giving them comfort. ESV 55 As for your sisters, Sodom and her daughters shall return to their former state, and Samaria and her daughters shall return to their former state, and you and your daughters shall return to your former state. NIV 55 And your sisters, Sodom with her daughters and Samaria with her daughters, will return to what they were before; and you and your daughters will return to what you were before. ESV 56 Was not your sister Sodom a byword in your mouth in the day of your pride, NIV 56 You would not even mention your sister Sodom in the day of your pride, ESV 57 before your wickedness was uncovered? Now you have become an object of reproach for the daughters of Syria and all those around her, and for the daughters of the Philistines, those all around who despise you. NIV 57 before your wickedness was uncovered. Even so, you are now scorned by the daughters of Edom and all her neighbors and the daughters of the Philistines--all those around you who despise you. ESV 58 You bear the penalty of your lewdness and your abominations, declares the LORD. NIV 58 You will bear the consequences of your lewdness and your detestable practices, declares the LORD. ESV 59 "For thus says the Lord GOD: I will deal with you as you have done, you who have despised the oath in breaking the covenant, NIV 59 " 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I will deal with you as you deserve, because you have despised my oath by breaking the covenant. ESV 60 yet I will remember my covenant with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish for you an everlasting covenant. NIV 60 Yet I will remember the covenant I made with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish an everlasting covenant with you. ESV 61 Then you will remember your ways and be ashamed when you take your sisters, both your elder and your younger, and I give them to you as daughters, but not on account of the covenant with you. NIV 61 Then you will remember your ways and be ashamed when you receive your sisters, both those who are older than you and those who are younger. I will give them to you as daughters, but not on the basis of my covenant with you. ESV 62 I will establish my covenant with you, and you shall know that I am the LORD, NIV 62 So I will establish my covenant with you, and you will know that I am the LORD. ESV 63 that you may remember and be confounded, and never open your mouth again because of your shame, when I atone for you for all that you have done, declares the Lord GOD." NIV 63 Then, when I make atonement for you for all you have done, you will remember and be ashamed and never again open your mouth because of your humiliation, declares the Sovereign LORD.' "