Ezekiel 23 ©
1 The whoredoms of Aholah and Aholibah. 22 Aholibah shall be punished by her own lovers. 36 Their adulteries reproved, 45 and their judgments declared.
THE word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,
Son of man, there were atwo women, the daughters of one mother:
Thus she 3committed her whoredoms with them, with all them that were 4the chosen men of Assyria, and with all on whom she doted: with all their idols she defiled herself.
Neither left she her jwhoredoms brought from Egypt: for in her youth they lay with her, and they bruised the breasts of her virginity, and poured their whoredom upon her.
And when her sister Aholibah saw this, 6she was mmore corrupt in her inordinate love than she, and in her whoredoms 7more than her sister in her whoredoms.
She doted upon the nAssyrians her neighbours, captains and rulers clothed most gorgeously, horsemen riding upon horses, all of them desirable young men.
And that pshe increased her whoredoms: for when she saw men *pourtrayed upon the qwall, the rimages of the Chaldeans pourtrayed with *vermilion,
¶Therefore, O Aholibah, thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, bI will raise up thy lovers against thee, from whom cthy mind is alienated, and I will bring them against thee on devery side;
The eBabylonians, and all the Chaldeans, Pekod, and Shoa, and Koa, and all the Assyrians with them: all of them fdesirable young men, captains and rulers, great lords and renowned, all of them riding upon horses.
And they shall come against thee gwith chariots, wagons, and wheels, and with an assembly of people, which shall set against thee *buckler and shield and helmet round about: and I will set judgment before them, and hthey shall judge thee according to their ijudgments.
And jI will set my jealousy against thee, and they shall kdeal furiously with thee: they shall take away thy nose and thine ears; and thy remnant shall fall by the sword: they shall take thy sons and thy daughters; and lthy residue shall be devoured by the fire.
And pthey shall deal with thee hatefully, and shall take away all thy labour, and shall leave thee naked and bare: and the qnakedness of thy whoredoms shall be r*discovered, both thy lewdness and thy whoredoms.
Thou thast walked in the way of thy sister; therefore will I give uher cup into thine hand.
Thou zshalt even drink it and suck it out, and thou shalt break athe *sherds thereof, and bpluck off thine own breasts: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; cBecause thou hast forgotten me, and cast me behind thy back, therefore dbear thou also thy lewdness and thy whoredoms.
That gthey have committed adultery, and hblood is in their hands, and with their idols have they committed adultery, and have ialso caused their sons, whom they bare unto me, to pass for them through the fire, to devour them.
And furthermore, nthat ye have sent for men 13to come from far, unto whom a messenger was sent; and, lo, they came: for whom thou odidst wash thyself, paintedst thy eyes, and deckedst thyself with ornaments,