Oholah And Oholibah As Symbols Of God's Corrupt People

1 The word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

1 The word of the LORD came to me again, saying,

1 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,

1 The word of the Lord came to me again:

1 This message came to me from the LORD:

2 "Thou son of man, there were two women, that had one mother.

2 "Son of man, there were two women, the daughters of one mother;

2 Son of man, there were two women, the daughters of one mother:

2 “Son of man, there were two women,(A) daughters of the same mother,

2 "Son of Man, here are two sisters who are daughters from the same mother.

3 These, when they were young, began to play the harlots in Egypt. There were their breasts bruised, and the paps of their maidenhead destroyed.

3 and they played the harlot in Egypt. They played the harlot in their youth; there their breasts were pressed and there their virgin bosom was handled.

3 And they committed whoredoms in Egypt; they committed whoredoms in their youth: there were their breasts pressed, and there they bruised the teats of their virginity.

3 who acted like prostitutes in Egypt,(B) behaving promiscuously in their youth. Their breasts were fondled there, and their virgin nipples caressed.

3 They committed sexual immorality in Egypt. They did this in their youth. There, their breasts were caressed. Their virgin breasts were fondled.

4 The eldest of them was called Oholah and her youngest sister Oholibah. These two were mine, and bare sons and daughters. Their names were, Samaria, and that was Oholah: and Jerusalem, that was Oholibah.

4 "Their names were Oholah the elder and Oholibah her sister. And they became Mine, and they bore sons and daughters. And as for their names, Samaria is Oholah and Jerusalem is Oholibah.

4 And the names of them were Aholah the elder, and Aholibah her sister: and they were mine, and they bare sons and daughters. Thus were their names; Samaria is Aholah, and Jerusalem Aholibah.

4 The older one was named Oholah,(a) and her sister was Oholibah.(b) They became Mine and gave birth to sons and daughters. As for their names, Oholah represents Samaria and Oholibah represents Jerusalem.

4 The older one was named Oholah and her sister was named Oholibah. They belonged to me and gave birth to sons and daughters. Now as to their real identities, Oholah refers to Samaria and Oholibah to Jerusalem."

5 As for Oholah, she began to go a whoring, when I had taken her to me. She was set on fire upon her lovers the Assyrians,

5 "Oholah played the harlot while she was Mine; and she lusted after her lovers, after the Assyrians, her neighbors,

5 And Aholah played the harlot when she was mine; and she doted on her lovers, on the Assyrians her neighbours,

5 “Oholah acted like a prostitute even though she was Mine. She lusted after her lovers, the Assyrians:(C) warriors

5 "Oholah committed sexual immorality while she belonged to me. She lusted for Assyria's warriors,

6 which had to do with her: even the princes and lords, that were decked in costly array: fair young men, lusty riders of horses.

6 who were clothed in purple, governors and officials, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding on horses.

6 Which were clothed with blue, captains and rulers, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding upon horses.

6 dressed in blue, governors and prefects, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding on steeds.

6 who were clothed in blue including governors and commanders. All of them were desirable young men horsemen mounted on horses.

7 Thus through her whoredom, she cleaved unto all the young men of Assyria: Yea she was mad upon them, and defiled herself with all their Idols.

7 "She bestowed her harlotries on them, all of whom were the choicest men of Assyria; and with all whom she lusted after, with all their idols she defiled herself.

7 Thus she committed her whoredoms with them, with all them that were the chosen men of Assyria, and with all on whom she doted: with all their idols she defiled herself.

7 She offered her sexual favors to them; all of them were the elite of Assyria. She defiled herself with all those she lusted after and with all their idols.

7 She bestowed her sexual favors on them all of them, the best of the Assyrians and with whomever she lusted for.

8 Neither ceased she from the fornication, that she used with the Egyptians: for in her youth they lay with her, they bruised the breasts of her maidenhead, and poured their whoredom upon her.

8 "She did not forsake her harlotries from the time in Egypt; for in her youth men had lain with her, and they handled her virgin bosom and poured out their lust on her.

8 Neither left she her whoredoms 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.

8 She didn’t give up her promiscuity that began in Egypt,(D) when men slept with her in her youth, caressed her virgin nipples, and poured out their lust on her.

8 "She defiled herself with all their idols. She never abandoned the immorality that she practiced in Egypt during her youth, where they laid down with her and fondled her virgin breasts, lavishing her with all kinds of favors.

9 Wherefore, I delivered her into the hands of her lovers, even the Assyrians, whom she so loved.

9 "Therefore, I gave her into the hand of her lovers, into the hand of the Assyrians, after whom she lusted.

9 Wherefore I have delivered her into the hand of her lovers, into the hand of the Assyrians, upon whom she doted.

9 Therefore, I handed her over to her lovers,(E) the Assyrians she lusted for.

9 Therefore, I turned her over to the control of her lovers, that is, into the control of the Assyrians for whom she lusted.

10 These discovered her shame, took her sons and daughters, and slew her with the sword: An evil name gat she of all people, and they punished her.

10 "They uncovered her nakedness; they took her sons and her daughters, but they slew her with the sword. Thus she became a byword among women, and they executed judgments on her.

10 These discovered her nakedness: they took her sons and her daughters, and slew her with the sword: and she became famous among women; for they had executed judgment upon her.

10 They exposed her nakedness, seized her sons and daughters, and killed her with the sword. Since they executed judgment against her, she became notorious among women.

10 They stripped her naked, took away her sons and daughters, and executed her with a sword. She became an object of ridicule among other nations when they punished her."

11 "Her sister Oholibah saw this, and destroyed herself with inordinate love, more than she, and exceeded her sister in whoredom:

11 "Now her sister Oholibah saw this, yet she was more corrupt in her lust than she, and her harlotries were more than the harlotries of her sister.

11 And when her sister Aholibah saw this, she was more corrupt in her inordinate love than she, and in her whoredoms more than her sister in her whoredoms.

11 “Now her sister Oholibah saw this, but she was even more depraved in her lust than Oholah, and made her promiscuous acts worse than those of her sister.(F)

11 "Her sister Oholibah saw this, but she was more corrupt in her lust and sexual immorality than her sister had been in her own sexual immorality.

12 she loved the Assyrians, which also lay with her: namely, the princes and great lords, that were clothed with all manner of gorgeous apparel, all lusty horsemen and fair young persons.

12 "She lusted after the Assyrians, governors and officials, the ones near, magnificently dressed, horsemen riding on horses, all of them desirable young men.

12 She doted upon the Assyrians her neighbours, captains and rulers clothed most gorgeously, horsemen riding upon horses, all of them desirable young men.

12 She lusted after the Assyrians:(G) governors and prefects, warriors splendidly dressed, horsemen riding on steeds, all of them desirable young men.

12 She lusted after the Assyrians governors, commanders, warriors clothed in gorgeous attire, cavalry mounted on their horses all of them desirable young men.

13 Then I saw, that they both were defiled alike.

13 "I saw that she had defiled herself; they both took the same way.

13 Then I saw that she was defiled, that they took both one way,

13 And I saw that she had defiled herself; both of them had taken the same path.

13 I saw that she was defiled, because the two of them both were on the same path.

14 But she increased still in whoredom: for when she saw men painted upon the wall, the images of the Chaldeans set forth with fresh colors,

14 "So she increased her harlotries. And she saw men portrayed on the wall, images of the Chaldeans portrayed with vermilion,

14 And that she increased her whoredoms: for when she saw men pourtrayed upon the wall, the images of the Chaldeans pourtrayed with vermilion,

14 But she increased her promiscuity when she saw male figures carved on the wall,(H) images of the Chaldeans, engraved in vermilion,(I)

14 "She became even more sexually immoral when she saw the images of the Chaldean men who had been carved in red on their walls.

15 with fair girdles about them, and goodly bonnets upon their heads, looking all like princes after the manner of the Babylonians and Chaldeans in their own land, where they be born,

15 girded with belts on their loins, with flowing turbans on their heads, all of them looking like officers, like the Babylonians in Chaldea, the land of their birth.

15 Girded with girdles upon their loins, exceeding in dyed attire upon their heads, all of them princes to look to, after the manner of the Babylonians of Chaldea, the land of their nativity:

15 wearing belts on their waists and flowing turbans on their heads; all of them looked like officers, a depiction of the Babylonians in Chaldea, the land of their birth.

15 Girded with waistbands around their loins, with flowing turbans on their heads, all of them looked like chariot officers, similar to the Babylonians from Chaldea, where they had been born.

16 immediately, as soon as she saw them, she burnt in love upon them, and sent messengers for them into the land of the Chaldeans.

16 "When she saw them she lusted after them and sent messengers to them in Chaldea.

16 And as soon as she saw them with her eyes, she doted upon them, and sent messengers unto them into Chaldea.

16 At the sight of them(c) she lusted after them and sent messengers to them in Chaldea.(J)

16 "She lusted after them when she saw them, so she sent messengers to summon them from Chaldea.

17 Now when the Babylonians came to her, they lay with her, and defiled her with their whoredom, and so was she polluted with them. And when her lust was abated from them,

17 "The Babylonians came to her to the bed of love and defiled her with their harlotry. And when she had been defiled by them, she became disgusted with them.

17 And the Babylonians came to her into the bed of love, and they defiled her with their whoredom, and she was polluted with them, and her mind was alienated from them.

17 Then the Babylonians came to her,(K) to the bed of love, and defiled her with their lust. But after she was defiled by them, she turned away from them in disgust.

17 The Babylonians came to her love nest and defiled her with their sexual immorality. As a result, she was defiled by them. Even so, she turned away from them in disgust.

18 her whoredom and shame was discovered and seen: then my heart forsook her, like as my heart was gone from her sister also.

18 "She uncovered her harlotries and uncovered her nakedness; then I became disgusted with her, as I had become disgusted with her sister.

18 So she discovered her whoredoms, and discovered her nakedness: then my mind was alienated from her, like as my mind was alienated from her sister.

18 When she flaunted her promiscuity and exposed her nakedness, I turned away from her in disgust just as I turned away from her sister.(L)

18 She displayed her immorality publicly and stripped herself naked, so I turned away in disgust from her, just as I had turned away in disgust from her sister.

19 Nevertheless, she used her whoredom ever the longer, the more; and remembered the days of her youth, wherein she had played the harlot in the land of Egypt.

19 "Yet she multiplied her harlotries, remembering the days of her youth, when she played the harlot in the land of Egypt.

19 Yet she multiplied her whoredoms, in calling to remembrance the days of her youth, wherein she had played the harlot in the land of Egypt.

19 Yet she multiplied her acts of promiscuity, remembering the days of her youth when she acted like a prostitute in the land of Egypt

19 "Nevertheless, she became even more sexually immoral, even reminiscing about when she was young, when she kept on practicing sexual immorality in the land of Egypt.

20 She burnt in lust upon them, whose flesh was like the flesh of Asses, and their seed like the seed of horses.

20 "She lusted after their paramours, whose flesh is like the flesh of donkeys and whose issue is like the issue of horses.

20 For she doted upon their paramours, whose flesh is as the flesh of asses, and whose issue is like the issue of horses.

20 and lusted after their lovers, whose sexual members were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of stallions.

20 She lusted after her paramours, whose genitals are like those of donkeys, and whose emissions are like those of horses.

21 Thus thou hast renewed the filthiness of thy youth, when thy lovers bruised thy paps, and marred thy breasts in Egypt.

21 "Thus you longed for the lewdness of your youth, when the Egyptians handled your bosom because of the breasts of your youth.

21 Thus thou calledst to remembrance the lewdness of thy youth, in bruising thy teats by the Egyptians for the paps of thy youth.

21 So you revisited the indecency of your youth, when the Egyptians caressed your nipples to enjoy your youthful breasts.(M)

21 Think about the wickedness that you practiced when you were young, when the Egyptians fondled your breasts, the breasts of your youth."

God's Judgment On The Younger Sister

22 "Therefore, O Oholibah, thus sayeth the LORD God: I will raise up thy lovers, with whom thou hast satisfied thy lust, against thee; and gather them together round about thee.

22 "Therefore, O Oholibah, thus says the Lord GOD, 'Behold I will arouse your lovers against you, from whom you were alienated, and I will bring them against you from every side:

22 Therefore, O Aholibah, thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will raise up thy lovers against thee, from whom thy mind is alienated, and I will bring them against thee on every side;

22 “Therefore Oholibah, this is what the Lord God says: I am going to incite your lovers against you, those you turned away from in disgust. I will bring them against you from every side:

22 "Therefore, Oholibah, this is what the Lord GOD says: "Look! I'm about to stir up your lovers against you, the ones from whom you've turned away in disgust. I'm going to bring them against you from every direction

23 Namely, the Babylonians, and all the Chaldeans: Pekod, Shoa, and Koa, with all the Assyrians: all young and fair lovers, princes and lords, knights and gentlemen, which be all good horsemen.

23 the Babylonians and all the Chaldeans, Pekod and Shoa and Koa, and all the Assyrians with them; desirable young men, governors and officials all of them, officers and men of renown, all of them riding on horses.

23 The Babylonians, and all the Chaldeans, Pekod, and Shoa, and Koa, and all the Assyrians with them: all of them desirable young men, captains and rulers, great lords and renowned, all of them riding upon horses.

23 the Babylonians and all the Chaldeans; Pekod, Shoa, and Koa;(N) and all the Assyrians with them—desirable young men, all of them governors and prefects, officers and administrators, all of them riding on horses.

23 the Babylonians, all the Chaldeans, Pekod, Shoa, Koa, and all of the Assyrians with them. They're all desirable young men, governors, commanders, chariot officers, and famous men, all of them mounted on horses.

24 These shall come upon thee with horses, chariots, and a great multitude of people: which shall be harnessed about thee on every side, with breastplates, shields and helmets. I will punish thee before them; yea, they themselves shall punish thee according to their own judgment.

24 'They will come against you with weapons, chariots and wagons, and with a company of peoples They will set themselves against you on every side with buckler and shield and helmet; and I will commit the judgment to them, and they will judge you according to their customs.

24 And they shall come against thee with 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 they shall judge thee according to their judgments.

24 They will come against you with an alliance of nations and with weapons, chariots, and(d) wagons. They will set themselves against you on every side with shields, bucklers, and helmets. I will delegate judgment to them, and they will judge you by their own standards.

24 ""They'll invade you with weapons, chariots, wagons, and a vast army. They'll set themselves in place to attack you from every direction with large shields, small shields, and helmets. I'll turn over judgment to them, and they'll punish you according to their own standards.

25 I will put my jealousy upon thee, so that they shall deal cruelly with thee. They shall cut off thy nose and thine ears, and the remnant shall fall through the sword. They shall carry away thy sons and daughters, and the residue shall be burnt in the fire.

25 'I will set My jealousy against you, that they may deal with you in wrath They will remove your nose and your ears; and your survivors will fall by the sword They will take your sons and your daughters; and your survivors will be consumed by the fire.

25 And I will set my jealousy against thee, and they shall deal 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 thy residue shall be devoured by the fire.

25 When I vent My jealous rage on you,(O) they will deal with you in wrath. They will cut off your nose and ears, and your descendants will fall by the sword. They will seize your sons and daughters, and your descendants will be consumed by fire.

25 I'll expend my jealousy on you so they'll deal with you in anger. They'll cut off your noses and your ears. Your survivors will die violently. They'll take your sons and daughters away from you, but your survivors will be incinerated.

26 They shall strip thee out of thy clothes, and carry thy costly jewels away with them.

26 'They will also strip you of your clothes and take away your beautiful jewels.

26 They shall also strip thee out of thy clothes, and take away thy fair jewels.

26 They will strip off your clothes and take your beautiful jewelry.(P)

26 They'll strip off your clothes and confiscate your jewelry.

27 Thus will I make an end of thy filthiness and whoredom, which thou hast brought out from the land of Egypt: so that thou shalt turn thine eyes no more after them, and cast thy mind no more upon Egypt.

27 'Thus I will make your lewdness and your harlotry brought from the land of Egypt to cease from you, so that you will not lift up your eyes to them or remember Egypt anymore.'

27 Thus will I make thy lewdness to cease from thee, and thy whoredom brought from the land of Egypt: so that thou shalt not lift up thine eyes unto them, nor remember Egypt any more.

27 So I will put an end to your indecency and sexual immorality, which began in the land of Egypt, and you will not look longingly at them or remember Egypt anymore.

27 That's how I'll put an end to your obscene conduct and sexual immorality that you kept on practicing since the day you left the land of Egypt so that you won't look in Egypt's direction or even remember it anymore.'

28 For thus sayeth the LORD: Behold, I will deliver thee into the hands of them whom thou hatest: yea, even into the hands of them with whom thou hast fulfilled thy lust.

28 "For thus says the Lord GOD, 'Behold, I will give you into the hand of those whom you hate, into the hand of those from whom you were alienated.

28 For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will deliver thee into the hand of them whom thou hatest, into the hand of them from whom thy mind is alienated:

28 “For this is what the Lord God says: I am going to hand you over to those you hate, to those you turned away from in disgust.

28 "This is what the Lord GOD says, "I'm about to turn you over to the control of those you hate, to the control of those from whom you turned away in disgust.

29 Which shall deal cruelly with thee: All thy labour shall they take with them, and leave thee naked and bare, and thus the shame of thy filthy whoredom shall come to light.

29 'They will deal with you in hatred, take all your property, and leave you naked and bare. And the nakedness of your harlotries will be uncovered, both your lewdness and your harlotries.

29 And they shall deal with thee hatefully, and shall take away all thy labour, and shall leave thee naked and bare: and the nakedness of thy whoredoms shall be discovered, both thy lewdness and thy whoredoms.

29 They will treat you with hatred, take all you have worked for, and leave you stark naked,(Q) so that the shame of your debauchery will be exposed, both your indecency and promiscuity.

29 They'll deal with you with hatred. They'll take away your productivity, leaving you naked and defenseless, so that the nakedness of your sexual immorality will be uncovered your licentious sexual immorality.

30 All these things shall happen unto thee because of thy whoredom, which thou hast used among the Gentiles, with whose Idols thou hast defiled thyself.

30 'These things will be done to you because you have played the harlot with the nations, because you have defiled yourself with their idols.

30 I will do these things unto thee, because thou hast gone a whoring after the heathen, and because thou art polluted with their idols.

30 These things will be done to you because you acted like a prostitute with the nations,(R) defiling yourself with their idols.

30 These things will happen to you because of your sexual immorality that was patterned after what the nations do. You've been defiled by their idols.

31 Thou hast walked in the way of thy sister, therefore will I give thee her cup in thy hand.

31 'You have walked in the way of your sister; therefore I will give her cup into your hand.'

31 Thou hast walked in the way of thy sister; therefore will I give her cup into thine hand.

31 You have followed the path of your sister, so I will put her cup in your hand.”(S)

31 You took the path of your sister, so I'll place her cup in your hand.'

32 Thus sayeth the LORD God: Thou shalt drink of thy sister's cup, how deep and far soever it be to the bottom. Thou shalt be laughed to scorn, and had as greatly in derision, as is possible.

32 "Thus says the Lord GOD, 'You will drink your sister's cup, Which is deep and wide You will be laughed at and held in derision; It contains much.

32 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou shalt drink of thy sister's cup deep and large: thou shalt be laughed to scorn and had in derision; it containeth much.

32 This is what the Lord God says:You will drink your sister’s cup,(T)which is deep and wide.You will be an object of(e) ridicule and scorn,for it holds so much.(U)

32 "This is what the Lord GOD says: "You'll drink from your sister's cup, which is both large and deep. You'll become a laughing stock and an object of derision, since the cup is so full!

33 Thou shalt be full of drunkenness and sorrow, for the cup of thy sister Samaria is a cup of destruction and wasting:

33 'You will be filled with drunkenness and sorrow, The cup of horror and desolation, The cup of your sister Samaria.

33 Thou shalt be filled with drunkenness and sorrow, with the cup of astonishment and desolation, with the cup of thy sister Samaria.

33 You will be filled with drunkenness and grief,with a cup of devastation and desolation,the cup of your sister Samaria.

33 You'll be filled with drunkenness and grief. The cup that belongs to your sister Samaria is filled with horror and devastation,

34 The same shalt thou drink, and sup it out even to the dregs. Yea, thou shalt eat up the broken pieces of it, and so tear thine own breasts: for even I have spoken it, sayeth the LORD God.

34 'You will drink it and drain it. Then you will gnaw its fragments And tear your breasts; for I have spoken,' declares the Lord GOD.

34 Thou shalt even drink it and suck it out, and thou shalt break the sherds thereof, and pluck off thine own breasts: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.

34 You will drink it and drain it;then you will gnaw its broken pieces,and tear your breasts.For I have spoken.This is the declaration of the Lord God.

34 but you'll drink from it and drain it completely. As for the vessel, you'll break it to pieces and you'll tear at your breasts, for I've spoken,' declares the Lord GOD.

35 Therefore thus sayeth the LORD God: Forsomuch as thou hast forgotten me, and cast me aside, so bear now thy own filthiness and whoredom."

35 "Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, 'Because you have forgotten Me and cast Me behind your back, bear now the punishment of your lewdness and your harlotries.'"

35 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast forgotten me, and cast me behind thy back, therefore bear thou also thy lewdness and thy whoredoms.

35 Therefore, this is what the Lord God says: “Because you have forgotten Me(V) and cast Me behind your back,(W) you must bear the consequences of your indecency and promiscuity.”

35 "Therefore this is what the Lord GOD says: "Because you abandoned me and threw me behind your back, you will bear the consequences of your obscene conduct and sexual immorality.'"

God's Judgment On Both Sisters

36 The LORD said moreover unto me, "Thou son of man, wilt thou not reprove Oholah and Oholibah? Show them their abominations:

36 Moreover, the LORD said to me, "Son of man, will you judge Oholah and Oholibah? Then declare to them their abominations.

36 The LORD said moreover unto me; Son of man, wilt thou judge Aholah and Aholibah? yea, declare unto them their abominations;

36 Then the Lord said to me: “Son of man, will you pass judgment against Oholah and Oholibah?(X) Then declare their detestable practices to them.(Y)

36 Then the LORD spoke to me. "Son of Man, speak out in judgment of both Oholah and Oholibah. Make their detestable practices widely known,

37 namely, that they have broken their wedlock, and stained their hands with blood: yea even with their idols have they committed adultery, and offered them their own children to be devoured, whom they have born unto me.

37 "For they have committed adultery, and blood is on their hands. Thus they have committed adultery with their idols and even caused their sons, whom they bore to Me, to pass through the fire to them as food.

37 That they have committed adultery, and blood is in their hands, and with their idols have they committed adultery, and have also caused their sons, whom they bare unto me, to pass for them through the fire, to devour them.

37 For they have committed adultery, and blood is on their hands; they have committed adultery with their idols. They have even made the children they bore to Me pass through the fire as food for the idols.(Z)

37 because they've committed adultery, and blood covers their hands. They've also committed adultery with their idols, making their sons born to me to pass through the fire as an offering to them.

38 Yea, and this have they done unto me also: they have defiled my Sanctuary in that same day, and have unhallowed my Sabbath.

38 "Again, they have done this to Me: they have defiled My sanctuary on the same day and have profaned My sabbaths.

38 Moreover this they have done unto me: they have defiled my sanctuary in the same day, and have profaned my sabbaths.

38 They also did this to Me: they defiled My sanctuary(AA) on that same day and profaned My Sabbaths.(AB)

38 "They've also done this to me: They defiled my sanctuary and profaned my Sabbaths, all at the same time!

39 For when they had slain their children for their idols, they came the same day into my Sanctuary to defile it. Lo, this have they done in my house.

39 "For when they had slaughtered their children for their idols, they entered My sanctuary on the same day to profane it; and lo, thus they did within My house.

39 For when they had slain their children to their idols, then they came the same day into my sanctuary to profane it; and, lo, thus have they done in the midst of mine house.

39 On the same day they slaughtered their children for their idols, they entered My sanctuary to profane it.(AC) Yes, that is what they did inside My house.

39 When they killed their sons as offerings to their idols, they brought them to my sanctuary and defiled it. Look what they've done with my Temple!

40 Beside all this, thou hast sent thy messengers for men out of far countries: and when they came, thou hast bathed, trimmed and set forth thyself of the best fashion.

40 "Furthermore, they have even sent for men who come from afar, to whom a messenger was sent; and lo, they came--for whom you bathed, painted your eyes and decorated yourselves with ornaments;

40 And furthermore, that ye have sent for men to come from far, unto whom a messenger was sent; and, lo, they came: for whom thou didst wash thyself, paintedst thy eyes, and deckedst thyself with ornaments,

40 “In addition, they sent for men who came from far away when a messenger was dispatched to them. And look how they came! You bathed, painted your eyes,(AD) and adorned yourself with jewelry for them.(AE)

40 "In addition, they sent messengers for men to come from afar. When they arrived, you bathed yourself for them, painted your eyes, adorned yourself with jewelry,

41 Thou sattest upon a goodly bed, and a table spread before thee: whereupon thou hast set mine incense and mine oil.

41 and you sat on a splendid couch with a table arranged before it on which you had set My incense and My oil.

41 And satest upon a stately bed, and a table prepared before it, whereupon thou hast set mine incense and mine oil.

41 You sat on a luxurious couch with a table spread before it,(AF) on which you had set My incense and oil.

41 then sat down on an elegant bed. A table was arranged in front of it, on which you set out my incense and oil.

42 Then was there great cheer with her: and the men that were sent from far countries over the desert, unto these they gave bracelets upon their hands, and set glorious crowns upon their heads.

42 "The sound of a carefree multitude was with her; and drunkards were brought from the wilderness with men of the common sort And they put bracelets on the hands of the women and beautiful crowns on their heads.

42 And a voice of a multitude being at ease was with her: and with the men of the common sort were brought Sabeans from the wilderness, which put bracelets upon their hands, and beautiful crowns upon their heads.

42 The sound of a carefree crowd was there. Drunkards(f) from the desert were brought in, along with common men. They put bracelets on the women’s hands and beautiful crowns on their heads.

42 The sound of a carefree multitude accompanied her. Men from a multitude of nations were coming including Sabeans from the wilderness, adorned with bracelets on their hands and beautiful crowns on their heads.

43 Then thought I, 'No doubt, these will use their harlotry also with yonder old whore.'

43 "Then I said concerning her who was worn out by adulteries, 'Will they now commit adultery with her when she is thus?'

43 Then said I unto her that was old in adulteries, Will they now commit whoredoms with her, and she with them?

43 Then I said concerning this woman worn out by adultery: Will they now have illicit sex with her, even her?

43 "After she had worn herself out by her adulterous behavior, I asked her, "Will they continue with their sexual immorality and with their prostitution?'

44 And they went into her, as unto a common harlot: Even so went they also to Oholah and Oholibah those filthy women.

44 "But they went in to her as they would go in to a harlot. Thus they went in to Oholah and to Oholibah, the lewd women.

44 Yet they went in unto her, as they go in unto a woman that playeth the harlot: so went they in unto Aholah and unto Aholibah, the lewd women.

44 Yet they had sex with her as one does with a prostitute. This is how they had sex with Oholah and Oholibah, those obscene women.

44 They've gone to her, like men do, to have sex with a prostitute. They had sex with Oholah and Oholibah, those licentious women.

45 O ye all that love virtue and righteousness, judge them! Punish them as adulterers and murderers ought to be judged and punished. For they are breakers of wedlock, and the blood is in their hands.

45 "But they, righteous men, will judge them with the judgment of adulteresses and with the judgment of women who shed blood, because they are adulteresses and blood is on their hands.

45 And the righteous men, they shall judge them after the manner of adulteresses, and after the manner of women that shed blood; because they are adulteresses, and blood is in their hands.

45 But righteous men will judge them the way adulteresses(AG) and those who shed blood are judged, for they are adulteresses and blood is on their hands.

45 Righteous men will judge them with punishments fit for adulterers and for those who shed blood, because they're adulterers with blood on their hands."

46 Wherefore thus sayeth the LORD God: Bring a great multitude of people upon them, and make them be scattered and spoiled:

46 "For thus says the Lord GOD, 'Bring up a company against them and give them over to terror and plunder.

46 For thus saith the Lord GOD; I will bring up a company upon them, and will give them to be removed and spoiled.

46 “This is what the Lord God says: Summon(g) an assembly against them and consign them to terror and plunder.(AH)

46 This is what the Lord GOD says: "Bring an army against them and deliver them over to terror and plunder.

47 these shall stone them and gore them with their swords. They shall slay their sons and daughters and burn up their houses with fire.

47 'The company will stone them with stones and cut them down with their swords; they will slay their sons and their daughters and burn their houses with fire.

47 And the company shall stone them with stones, and dispatch them with their swords; they shall slay their sons and their daughters, and burn up their houses with fire.

47 The assembly will stone them and cut them down with their swords.(AI) They will kill their sons and daughters and burn their houses with fire.

47 Then the army will stone them with stones and cut them to pieces with their swords. They'll kill their sons and daughters and incinerate their houses.

48 Thus will I destroy all such filthiness out of the land, that all women may learn not to do after your uncleanness.

48 'Thus I will make lewdness cease from the land, that all women may be admonished and not commit lewdness as you have done.

48 Thus will I cause lewdness to cease out of the land, that all women may be taught not to do after your lewdness.

48 So I will put an end to indecency in the land, and all the women will be admonished not to imitate your indecent behavior.

48 I'll cause obscene conduct to stop throughout the land, because all the women will be admonished not to practice their obscene conduct.

49 And so they shall lay your filthiness upon your own selves, and ye shall be punished for the sins that ye have committed with your Idols: and ye shall know that I am the LORD."

49 'Your lewdness will be requited upon you, and you will bear the penalty of worshiping your idols; thus you will know that I am the Lord GOD.'"

49 And they shall recompense your lewdness upon you, and ye shall bear the sins of your idols: and ye shall know that I am the Lord GOD.

49 They will repay you for your indecency,(AJ) and you will bear the consequences for your sins of idolatry. Then you will know that I am the Lord Yahweh.”

49 You'll receive the consequences for your obscene conduct and bear the punishment for your sins of idolatry. Then you'll know that I am the Lord GOD."

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