1 The word of Yahweh was addressed to me as follows,
2 'Son of man, confront Jerusalem with her loathsome practices!
Ezek 22:2 Ezek 20:4 Isa 58:1 Ezek 8:9-17 Ezek 23:36 Ezek 33:7-9 Hos 8:1
3 Say, "The Lord Yahweh says this: By origin and birth you belong to the land of Canaan. Your father was an Amorite and your mother a Hittite.
Ezek 16:45 Gen 15:16 1Kgs 21:26 Deut 20:17 Ezek 21:30 Ezra 9:1 Gen 11:29
4 At birth, the very day you were born, there was no one to cut your navel-string, or wash you in water to clean you, or rub you with salt, or wrap you in swaddling clothes.
Hos 2:3 Acts 7:6-7 Deut 5:6 Deut 15:15 Exod 1:11-14 Exod 2:23-24 Exod 5:16-21
5 No one looked at you with pity enough to do any of these things out of sympathy for you. You were exposed in the open fields in your own dirt on the day you were born.
Deut 32:10 Exod 1:22 Ezek 2:6 Gen 21:10 Isa 49:15 Jer 9:21-22 Jer 22:19
6 "I saw you kicking on the ground in your blood as I was passing, and I said to you as you lay in your blood: Live!
John 5:25 Eph 2:4-5 Titus 3:3-7 Acts 7:34 Deut 9:4 Exod 2:24-25 Exod 3:7-8
7 and I made you grow like the grass of the fields. You developed, you grew, you reached marriageable age. Your breasts became firm and your hair grew richly, but you were stark naked.
Exod 1:7 Deut 1:10 Ezek 16:22 Acts 7:17 Deut 4:8 Deut 32:10-14 Deut 33:26-29
8 Then I saw you as I was passing. Your time had come, the time for love. I spread my cloak over you and covered your nakedness; I gave you my oath, I made a covenant with you -- declares the Lord Yahweh -- and you became mine.
Ruth 3:9 Exod 19:4-8 Isa 43:4 Jer 2:2-3 Rom 5:8 1Sam 12:22 Deut 7:6-8
9 I bathed you in water, I washed the blood off you, I anointed you with oil.
Ps 23:5 Ruth 3:3 1Cor 6:11 1Cor 10:2 1John 2:20 1John 2:27 1John 5:8
10 I gave you embroidered dresses, fine leather shoes, a linen headband and a cloak of silk.
Ezek 16:18 Ezek 16:13 Exod 26:36 Ezek 27:16 Isa 61:10 1Pet 3:3-4 Exod 25:5
11 I loaded you with jewels, gave you bracelets for your wrists and a necklace for your throat.
Gen 24:22 Gen 24:47 Gen 41:42 Isa 3:19 Ezek 23:42 Num 31:50 Prov 1:9
12 I gave you nose-ring and earrings; I put a beautiful diadem on your head.
Isa 28:5 Isa 3:21 Jer 13:18
13 You were loaded with gold and silver and dressed in linen and silk and brocade. Your food was the finest flour, honey and oil. You grew more and more beautiful; and you rose to be queen.
1Kgs 4:21 Deut 32:13-14 Ps 50:2 Ps 45:13-14 Ps 48:2 1Sam 10:1 1Sam 12:12
14 The fame of your beauty spread through the nations, since it was perfect, because I had clothed you with my own splendour -- declares the Lord Yahweh.
Lam 2:15 1Kgs 10:24 1Cor 4:7 1Kgs 10:1-13 2Chr 2:11-12 2Chr 9:23 Deut 4:6-8
15 "But you became infatuated with your own beauty and used your fame to play the whore, lavishing your debauchery on all comers.
Ezek 16:25 Isa 57:8 Jer 2:20 Ezek 23:3 Jer 7:4 Ezek 23:8 Hos 1:2
16 You took some of your clothes to make for yourself high places bright with colours and there you played the whore.
2Kgs 23:7 2Chr 28:24 Ezek 7:20 Hos 2:8
17 You also took your jewellery, made with my gold and silver which I had given you, and made yourself male images to serve your whorings.
Exod 32:1-4 Ezek 7:19-20 Ezek 16:11 Ezek 23:14-21 Hos 2:13 Hos 10:1 Isa 44:19-20
18 You took your embroidered clothes and used these to dress them up, and you offered them my oil and my incense.
19 And the bread I gave you, the finest flour, the oil and honey with which I fed you, you offered them as a pleasing smell. "What is more -- declares the Lord Yahweh-
Ezek 16:13 Deut 32:14-17 Gen 8:21 Hos 2:8-13
20 you took the sons and daughters you had borne me and sacrificed them as food to the images. Was not your whoring enough in itself,
Ezek 23:37 Exod 13:2 Ezek 20:31 Jer 7:31 Ps 106:37-38 Deut 29:11-12 Exod 13:12
21 for you to slaughter my children and hand them over to be burnt in their honour?
2Kgs 17:17 2Kgs 21:6 2Kgs 23:10 Deut 18:10 Jer 19:5 Lev 18:21 Lev 20:1-5
22 And in all your loathsome practices and your whorings you never called your early days to mind, when you were stark naked, kicking on the ground in your own blood.
Jer 2:2 Ezek 16:43 Hos 11:1 Ezek 16:3-7 Ezek 16:60-63 Hos 2:3
23 "To crown your wickedness -- disaster upon you, disaster! declares the Lord Yahweh-
Ezek 2:10 Ezek 13:3 Ezek 13:18 Ezek 24:6 Jer 13:27 Matt 11:21 Matt 23:13-29
24 you built yourself a mound and made yourself a high place in every open space.
Ezek 16:31 Ezek 16:39 Isa 57:7 Ps 78:58 Ezek 20:28-29 Jer 2:20 Jer 3:2
25 At the entry to every alley you made yourself a high place, defiling your beauty and opening your legs to all comers in countless acts of fornication.
Ezek 16:31 Jer 3:2 Ezek 16:15 Ezek 23:9-10 Ezek 23:32 Gen 38:14 Gen 38:21
26 You have also fornicated with your big-membered neighbours, the Egyptians, provoking my anger with further acts of fornication.
Ezek 23:19-21 Ezek 20:7-8 Deut 29:16-17 Exod 32:4 Ezek 8:10 Ezek 8:14 Ezek 8:17
27 So now I have raised my hand against you, I have cut down on your food, I have put you at the mercy of your enemies, the Philistine women, who blush at your lewd behaviour.
Isa 9:12 Ezek 16:57 Ezek 16:37 2Chr 28:18-19 2Kgs 24:2 Deut 28:48-57 Ezek 5:6-7
28 Still unsatisfied, you prostituted yourself to the Assyrians; you played the whore with them, but were not satisfied even then.
2Kgs 16:7 2Kgs 16:10-18 Hos 10:6 Jer 2:18 Jer 2:36 2Chr 28:23 2Chr 28:16
29 You committed further acts of fornication in the country of merchants, with the Chaldaeans, and these did not satisfy you either.
2Kgs 21:9 Ezek 13:14-23 Ezek 23:14-21 Judg 2:12-19
30 "How simple-minded you are!-declares the Lord Yahweh -- for although you do all the things that a professional prostitute would,
Jer 3:3 Isa 1:3 Isa 3:9 Jer 4:22 Prov 9:13 Jer 2:12-13 Judg 16:15-16
31 in building a mound and making yourself a high place in every street, you do not act like a proper prostitute because you disdain to take a fee.
Ezek 16:33-34 Isa 52:3 Ezek 16:24-25 Ezek 16:39 Hos 12:11
32 An adulteress welcomes strangers instead of her husband.
2Cor 11:2-3 Ezek 16:8 Ezek 23:37 Ezek 23:45 Hos 2:2 Hos 3:1 Jer 2:25
33 All prostitutes accept presents, but you give presents to all your lovers, you bribe them to come from all over the place to fornicate with you!
Hos 8:9-10 Isa 57:9 Deut 23:17-18 Ezek 16:41 Gen 38:16-18 Hos 2:12 Isa 30:3
34 In fornicating, you are the opposite of other women, since no one runs after you to fornicate with you; since you give the fee and do not get one, you are the very opposite!
35 "Very well, whore, hear the word of Yahweh!
1Kgs 22:19 Amos 7:16 Ezek 13:2 Ezek 20:47 Ezek 34:7 Hos 2:5 Hos 4:1
36 The Lord Yahweh says this: For having squandered your money and let yourself be seen naked while whoring with your lovers and all the foul idols of your loathsome practices and for giving them your children's blood-
Ezek 23:10 Ezek 16:15-22 Ezek 22:15 Ezek 23:8 Ezek 23:18 Ezek 23:29 Ezek 24:13
37 for all this, I shall assemble all the lovers to whom you have given pleasure, all the ones you liked and also all the ones you disliked; yes, I shall assemble them round you and strip you naked in front of them, and let them see you naked from head to foot.
Hos 2:10 Jer 13:22 Ezek 23:9-10 Hos 2:3 Hos 8:10 Jer 13:26 Lam 1:8
38 I shall pass on you the sentence that adulteresses and murderesses receive; I shall hand you over to their jealous fury;
Lev 20:10 Gen 9:6 Jer 18:21 Zeph 1:17 Deut 22:22-24 Exod 21:12 Ezek 16:20-21
39 I shall hand you over to them; they will destroy your mound and pull down your high place; they will tear off your clothes, take away your jewels and leave you stark naked.
Ezek 23:26 Hos 2:3 Ezek 16:24-25 Ezek 7:22-24 Ezek 16:10-20 Ezek 16:31 Ezek 23:29
40 Then they will call an assembly of citizens to deal with you, who will stone you to death and hack you to pieces with their swords,
Ezek 23:47 Hab 1:6-10 Ezek 23:10 Ezek 24:21 Jer 25:9 John 8:5-7
41 and burn down your premises and execute justice on you, while many other women look on; and I shall put an end to your whoring: no more paid lovers for you!
Ezek 23:48 2Kgs 25:9 Ezek 23:27 Jer 39:8 Jer 52:13 Deut 13:16 Ezek 5:8
42 Once my fury is exhausted with you, then my jealousy will leave you; I shall be calm and not angry any more.
Ezek 5:13 Ezek 39:29 Ezek 21:17 Isa 40:1-2 Isa 54:9-10 Zech 6:8 2Sam 21:14
43 Since you never called to mind your early days and have done nothing but provoke me, now I in my turn shall bring your conduct down on your own head -- declares the Lord Yahweh! "Have you not added this lewd behaviour to your other loathsome practices?
Ezek 16:22 Ezek 11:21 Ezek 22:31 Ps 78:42 Ezek 6:9 Isa 63:10 Ps 106:13
44 So now all dealers in proverbs will apply this one to you: Like mother, like daughter.
Ezek 18:2-3 1Sam 24:13 1Kgs 21:16 2Kgs 17:11 2Kgs 17:15 2Kgs 21:9 Ezek 12:22
45 Yes; you are a true daughter of your mother, who hated her husband and her children; you are a true sister of your sisters, who hated their husbands and their children. Your mother was a Hittite and your father an Amorite.
Ezek 23:37-39 Isa 1:4 Zech 11:8 Deut 5:9 Deut 12:31 Ezek 16:8 Ezek 16:15
46 Your elder sister is Samaria, who lives to the north of you with her daughters. Your younger sister is Sodom, who lives to the south of you with her daughters.
Ezek 23:4 Ezek 16:48-49 Ezek 16:51 Ezek 16:53-56 Ezek 16:61 Gen 13:10-13 Jer 3:8-11
47 You never failed to imitate their behaviour and copy their loathsome practices, and soon your behaviour was more corrupt than theirs was.
2Kgs 21:9 Ezek 5:6-7 Ezek 16:48 Ezek 16:51 1Kgs 16:31 1Cor 5:1 2Kgs 21:16
48 As I live -- declares the Lord Yahweh -- your sister Sodom and her daughters never did what you and your daughters have done.
Matt 10:15 Acts 7:52 Luke 10:12 Mark 6:11 Matt 11:23-24
49 The crime of your sister Sodom was pride, gluttony, calm complacency; such were hers and her daughters' crimes. They never helped the poor and needy;
Gen 13:10 Ps 138:6 Ezek 18:12 Ezek 18:16 Ezek 28:2 Isa 3:9 Luke 12:16-20
50 they were proud, and engaged in loathsome practices before me, and so I swept them away as you have seen.
Gen 13:13 Gen 18:20 Gen 19:5 Gen 19:24 2Kgs 23:7 2Pet 2:6 Amos 4:11
51 And yet Samaria never committed half the crimes that you have. "You have done more loathsome things than they have. By all your loathsome practices you have made your sisters seem innocent,
Jer 3:8-11 Luke 12:47-48 Matt 12:41-42 Rom 3:9-20
52 and now you bear the shame of which you have freed your sisters; since the sins which you have committed are more revolting than theirs, they are more upright than you are. So now, bear the disgrace and shame of having put your sisters in the right.
Matt 7:1-5 1Kgs 2:32 1Sam 24:17 Ezek 16:54 Ezek 16:56 Ezek 16:63 Ezek 36:6-7
53 "I shall restore their fortunes, I shall restore Sodom and her daughters, I shall re- store Samaria and her daughters, and then I shall restore your fortune with theirs,
Ezek 29:14 Ezek 39:25 Isa 19:24-25 Ezek 16:60-61 Isa 1:9 Jer 12:16 Jer 20:16
54 so that you can bear your shame and disgrace for all you have done, and so console them.
Ezek 14:22-23 Jer 2:26 Ezek 16:52 Ezek 16:63 Ezek 36:31-32
55 When your sisters, Sodom and her daughters, are restored to what they were, and Samaria and her daughters are restored to what they were, then you too and your daughters will be restored to what you were.
Ezek 16:53 Ezek 36:11 Mal 3:4
56 Did you not gloat over your sister Sodom when you were so proud,
Isa 65:5 Luke 15:28-30 Luke 18:11 Zeph 3:11
57 before you were stripped naked? Like her, you are now the laughing-stock of the women of Edom, of all the women round, of the women of Philistia, who pour out their contempt on you.
2Kgs 16:5-7 2Chr 28:5-6 2Chr 28:18-23 Ezek 16:36-37 Isa 7:1 1Cor 4:5 Ezek 21:24
58 You have brought this on yourself, with your lewdness and your loathsome practices -- declares the Lord Yahweh.
Ezek 23:49 Gen 4:13 Lam 5:7
59 "For the Lord Yahweh says this: I shall treat you as you have deserved for making light of an oath and breaking a covenant,
Ezek 17:19 Isa 24:5 2Chr 34:31-32 Deut 29:10-15 Deut 29:25 Exod 24:1-8 Ezek 7:4
60 but I shall remember my covenant with you when you were a girl and shall conclude a covenant with you that will last for ever.
Hos 2:19-20 Ezek 16:8 Heb 12:24 Isa 55:3 Jer 31:31-34 Jer 32:38-41 Jer 50:5
61 And you for your part will remember your behaviour and feel ashamed of it when you receive your elder and younger sisters and I make them your daughters, although this is not included in my covenant with you.
Gal 4:26-31 Heb 8:13 Eph 3:6 Ezek 20:43 Isa 66:7-12 Jer 31:18-20 Jer 50:4-5
62 I shall renew my covenant with you; and you will know that I am Yahweh,
Jer 24:7 Ezek 6:7 Dan 9:27 Ezek 16:60 Ezek 20:37 Ezek 20:43-44 Ezek 39:22
63 and so remember and feel ashamed and in your confusion be reduced to silence, when I forgive you for everything you have done -- declares the Lord Yahweh." '
Rom 3:19 Dan 9:7-8 Ps 39:9 Ezek 36:31-32 1Cor 4:7 Eph 2:3-5 Ezek 16:61