1 The word of Yahweh was addressed to me as follows,
2 'Son of man, there were once two women, daughters of the same mother.
Ezek 16:44-46 Jer 3:7-10
3 They played the whore in Egypt; they played the whore when they were still girls. There their nipples were handled, there their virgin breasts were first fondled.
Lev 17:7 Ezek 16:22 Josh 24:14 Deut 29:16 Ezek 20:8 Ezek 23:8 Ezek 23:19
4 Their names were: Oholah the elder, Oholibah her sister. They belonged to me and bore sons and daughters. As regards their names, Samaria is Oholah, Jerusalem Oholibah.
Ezek 16:8 1Kgs 8:29 1Kgs 12:20 1Kgs 12:26-33 Exod 19:5-6 Ezek 16:20 Ezek 16:40
5 Now Oholah played the whore, although she belonged to me; she lusted after her lovers, her neighbours the Assyrians,
2Kgs 15:19 2Kgs 16:7 2Kgs 17:3 Hos 5:13 Ezek 16:28 Hos 8:9-10 1Kgs 14:9
6 dressed in purple, governors and magistrates, all of them young and desirable, and skilful horsemen.
7 She played the whore with all of them, the pick of Assyria, and defiled herself with all the foul idols of all those with whom she was in love,
Hos 5:3 Hos 6:10 Ezek 20:7 Ezek 22:3-4 Ezek 16:15 Ezek 23:30 Gen 10:22
8 nor did she give up the whoring begun in Egypt, where men had slept with her from her girlhood, fondling her virgin breasts, debauching her over and over again.
Exod 32:4 Ezek 23:3 Ezek 23:19 1Kgs 12:28 2Kgs 10:29 2Kgs 17:16 Ezek 23:21
9 'That is why I have handed her over to her lovers, to the Assyrians with whom she was in love.
2Kgs 15:29 2Kgs 17:23 Hos 11:5 1Chr 5:26 2Kgs 17:3-6 2Kgs 18:9-12 Rev 17:12-13
10 They stripped her naked, seized her sons and daughters and put her to the sword. She became notorious among women for the justice done on her.
Ezek 23:29 Hos 2:10 Ezek 16:37-41 Ezek 23:48 Hos 2:3 Jer 22:8-9
11 'Her sister Oholibah saw all this, but she was even more depraved, and her whorings were worse than her sister's.
Jer 3:8-11 Ezek 16:47-51 Ezek 23:4
12 She fell in love with her neighbours the Assyrians, governors and magistrates, dressed in sumptuous clothes, skilful horsemen, all young and desirable.
2Kgs 16:7-15 2Chr 28:16-23 Ezek 16:28 Ezek 23:5-6 Ezek 23:23
13 Then I saw that she had defiled herself, that both sisters were equally bad.
2Kgs 17:18-19 Ezek 23:31 Hos 12:1-2
14 She began whoring worse than ever; no sooner had she seen wall-carvings of men, pictures of Chaldaeans coloured vermilion,
Ezek 8:10 Jer 22:14 Ezek 16:29 Isa 46:1 Jer 50:2
15 men with sashes round their waists and elaborate turbans on their heads, all so lordly of bearing, depicting the Babylonians, natives of Chaldaea,
1Sam 18:4 2Sam 14:25 Isa 22:21 Judg 8:18
16 than she fell in love with them at first sight and sent messengers to them in Chaldaea.
Ezek 16:29 Matt 5:28 2Kgs 24:1 2Pet 2:14 2Sam 11:2 Ezek 16:17 Ezek 23:40-41
17 The Babylonians came to her, shared her love-bed and defiled her with their whoring. Once defiled by them, she withdrew her affection from them.
Ezek 23:22 Ezek 23:28 2Sam 13:15 Ezek 16:37 Gen 10:10 Gen 11:9
18 Thus she flaunted her whoring, exposing her body, until I withdrew my affection from her as I had withdrawn it from her sister.
Jer 12:8 Ps 78:59 Ps 106:40 Ezek 21:24 Jer 6:8 Jer 8:12 Amos 5:21
19 But she began whoring worse than ever, remembering her girlhood, when she had played the whore in Egypt,
Ezek 23:3 Amos 4:4 Ezek 16:22 Ezek 16:25 Ezek 16:29 Ezek 16:51 Ezek 20:7
20 when she had been in love with their profligates, big-membered as donkeys, ejaculating as violently as stallions.
Ezek 16:26 Ezek 17:15 Ezek 16:20 Jer 5:8
21 'You were hankering for the debauchery of your girlhood, when they used to handle your nipples in Egypt and fondle your young breasts.
22 And so, Oholibah, Lord Yahweh says this, "I shall set all your lovers against you, from whom you have withdrawn your affection, and bring them to assault you from all directions:
Ezek 16:37 Ezek 23:9 Ezek 23:28 Hab 1:6-10 Isa 10:5-6 Isa 39:3-4 Jer 6:22-23
23 the Babylonians and all the Chaldaeans, the men of Pekod and Shoa and Koa, and all the Assyrians with them, young and desirable, all governors and magistrates, all famous lords and skilful horsemen.
Jer 50:21 2Kgs 20:14-17 2Kgs 24:2 Ezek 23:6 Ezek 23:12 Ezra 6:22 Gen 2:14
24 From the north, they will advance on you with chariots and wagons and an international army and beset you with shield, buckler and helmet on all sides. I shall charge them to pass sentence on you and they will pass sentence on you as they think fit.
2Sam 24:14 Ezek 16:38 Ezek 23:45 Ezek 26:10 Jer 39:5-6 Jer 47:3 Nah 2:3-4
25 I shall direct my jealousy against you; they will treat you with fury; they will cut off your nose and ears, and what is left of your family will fall by the sword; they will seize your sons and daughters, and what is left will be burnt.
Ezek 23:47 Exod 34:14 Ezek 5:13 Ezek 8:1-18 Ezek 15:6-7 Ezek 16:38-42 Ezek 20:47-48
26 They will strip off your garments and rob you of your jewels.
Ezek 16:39 Jer 13:22 Ezek 23:29 1Pet 3:3-4 Ezek 16:16 Ezek 16:37 Hos 2:3
27 I shall put an end to your debauchery and to the whorings you began in Egypt; you will not look to the Egyptians any more, you will never think of them again.
Ezek 16:41 Ezek 23:3 Ezek 23:19 Ezek 22:15 Isa 27:9 Mic 5:10-14 Zech 13:2
28 For the Lord Yahweh says this: Now, I shall hand you over to those you hate, to those for whom you no longer feel affection.
Ezek 16:37 Ezek 23:17 Ezek 23:22 Jer 34:20 Jer 21:7-10 Jer 24:8
29 They will treat you with hatred, they will rob you of the entire fruit of your labours and leave you stark naked. And thus your shameful whorings will be exposed, your debauchery and your whorings.
Ezek 16:39 Ezek 23:25-26 Ezek 23:45-47 2Sam 13:15 Deut 28:47-51 Ezek 16:36-37 Ezek 23:18
30 This will happen to you because you have played the whore with the nations and have defiled yourself with their foul idols.
Ezek 6:9 Ezek 23:7 Ezek 23:12-21 Jer 2:18-20 Jer 16:11-12 Jer 22:8-9 Ps 106:35-38
31 Since you have copied your sister's behaviour, I shall put her cup in your hand."
2Kgs 21:13 Jer 7:14-15 Dan 9:12 Ezek 16:47-51 Ezek 23:13 Jer 3:8-11 Jer 25:15
32 The Lord Yahweh says this: You will drink your sister's cup, a cup both deep and wide, leading to laughter and mockery, so ample the draught it holds.
Isa 51:17 Ps 60:3 Ezek 22:4-5 1Kgs 9:7 Deut 28:37 Ezek 25:6 Ezek 26:2
33 You will be filled with drunkenness and sorrow. Cup of affliction and devastation, the cup of your sister Samaria,
Isa 51:17 Jer 25:27 Isa 51:22 Jer 25:15-16 Hab 2:16
34 you will drink it, you will drain it; then you will break it in pieces and lacerate your own breasts. For I have spoken -- declared the Lord Yahweh.
Ps 75:8 Isa 51:17 Ezek 23:3 Ezek 23:8 Rev 18:7
35 "And so, the Lord Yahweh says this: Since you have forgotten me and have turned your back on me, you too will have to bear the weight of your debauchery and whorings." '
1Kgs 14:9 Ezek 22:12 Isa 17:10 Jer 3:21 Hos 8:14 Hos 13:6 Jer 2:32
36 And Yahweh said to me, 'Son of man, are you ready to judge Oholah and Oholibah and charge them with their loathsome practices?
Ezek 22:2 Ezek 16:2 Ezek 20:4 Isa 58:1 Jer 1:10 1Cor 6:2-3 Acts 7:51-53
37 They have been adulteresses, their hands are dripping with blood, they have committed adultery with their foul idols. As for the children they had borne me, they have offered them as burnt sacrifices to feed them.
Ezek 16:36 Ezek 16:20-21 Ezek 16:38 Ezek 20:26 Jer 7:31 Jer 32:35 2Kgs 17:17
38 And here is something else they have done to me: they have defiled my sanctuary today and have profaned my Sabbaths.
Ezek 20:13 2Kgs 21:7 Ezek 7:20 Ezek 20:24 2Kgs 21:4 2Kgs 23:11-12 Ezek 8:5-16
39 The same day as sacrificing their children to their idols, they have been to my sanctuary and profaned it. Yes, this is what they have done in my own house.
2Kgs 21:4 Ezek 44:7 Jer 23:11 2Chr 33:4-7 Ezek 23:38 Isa 3:9 Jer 7:8-11
40 'Worse still, they summoned men from far away, invited by messenger, and they came. For them you bathed, you painted your eyes, put on your jewels
2Kgs 9:30 Jer 4:30 Ezek 16:13-16 Isa 3:18-23 Isa 57:9 2Kgs 20:13-15 Esth 2:12
41 and sat on a sumptuous bed, by which a table was laid out. On this you had put my incense and my oil.
Esth 1:6 Amos 6:4 Ezek 44:16 Isa 65:11 Jer 44:17 Isa 57:7 Amos 2:8
42 The noise of the carefree company resounded, made by the crowd of men brought in from the desert; they put bracelets on the women's arms and magnificent crowns on their heads.
Ezek 16:11-12 Amos 6:1-6 Exod 32:6 Exod 32:18-19 Gen 24:30 Hos 13:6 Job 1:15
43 I thought, "That woman, worn out with adultery! Are they going to fornicate with her too?"
Dan 9:16 Ezek 23:3 Ezra 9:7 Jer 13:23 Ps 106:6
44 Yet they visit her like any common prostitute, just as they visited those profligate women Oholah and Oholibah.
Ezek 23:3 Ezek 23:9-13
45 All the same, there are upright men who will judge them as adulteresses and murderesses are judged, since they are adulteresses and their hands are dripping with blood."
Hos 6:5 Lev 20:10 Deut 22:21-24 Ezek 16:38-43 Ezek 23:36-39 Jer 5:14 John 8:3-7
46 'The Lord Yahweh says this, "Summon an assembly to deal with them, and hand them over to terror and pillage;
Ezek 16:40 Jer 15:4 Jer 24:9 Ezek 23:22-26 Jer 25:9 Jer 34:17
47 let the assembly stone them and dispatch them with their swords; let their sons and daughters be slaughtered and their houses set on fire.
Ezek 16:40-41 Ezek 24:21 Jer 39:8 2Chr 36:17-19 Deut 13:16 Ezek 9:6 Ezek 23:25
48 This is how I shall purge the country of debauchery, so that all women will be taught the lesson never to ape your debauchery again.
2Pet 2:6 Ezek 16:41 Ezek 23:27 1Cor 10:6-11 Deut 13:11 Ezek 5:15 Ezek 6:6
49 Your debauchery will recoil on yourselves, and you will bear the weight of the sins committed with your foul idols and you will know that I am the Lord Yahweh." '
Ezek 7:4 Ezek 9:10 Ezek 6:7 Ezek 7:9 Ezek 20:38 Isa 59:18 Ezek 11:21