31 Bible Verses about Apostasy in OT
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He hath said, If a man send away his wife, and she go from him and become another man's, will he return unto her, again? would not that land be, utterly defiled? And, thou, hast been unchaste with many neighbours, and yet thinkest to return unto me! Declareth Yahweh. Lift up thine eyes unto the bare heights and see - where thou hast not been unchastely embraced! beside the ways, hast thou sat to them, like the Arabian m the desert, - and hast defiled the land with thine unchastities, and with thy wickedness. Therefore have been withholden the showers, And, the latter rain, hath not come, - Yet the forehead of an unchaste woman, hast thou, Thou hast refused to be ashamed.read more.
Hast thou not from this time, cried unto me, My father! the friend of my youth, art, thou? Will he maintain his anger to times age-abiding? Will he keep it perpetually? Lo! thou hast spoken thus but hast done wicked things and had thy way! And Yahweh said unto me, in the days of Josiah the king, Hast thou seen what apostate Israel, did? She used to go upon every high mountain and beneath every green tree, and commit unchastity there. And I said, after she had been doing all these things, Unto me, shall thou return? and she returned not, - and her treacherous sister Judah saw it! Though she saw that for all this, apostate Israel having committed adultery, I had sent her away, and had given a scroll of divorcement unto her, yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but, she also, went and committed unchastity. Yea though it had come to pass that through the levity of her unchastity, she had defiled the land, - and committed adultery with Stone and with Tree, yet, in spite of all this, her treacherous sister Judah returned not unto me, with all her heart, - but, falsely, Declareth Yahweh. Then said Yahweh unto me, - Apostate Israel, hath justified herself, - more than treacherous Judah. Go, and proclaim these words, towards the North and say - Return! thou apostate - Israel, Urgeth Yahweh, I will not lower my face against you, - for full of lovingkindness, I am, Declareth Yahweh, I will not maintain mine anger unto times age-abiding. Only, acknowledge thine iniquity, that against Yahweh thy God, hast thou transgressed, - and hast gone hither and thither unto foreigners under every green tree, and unto my voice, ye have not hearkened Declareth Yahweh. Return, ye apostate sons, Urgeth Yahweh, for, I, am become your husband, - therefore will I take you one of a city, and two of a family, and will bring you to Zion; and will give you shepherds according to mine own heart, - who will feed you with knowledge and discretion. And it shall come to pass when ye shall be multiplied and become fruitful in the land, in those days, Declareth Yahweh, They shall say no more, The ark of the covenant of Yahweh, Neither shall it come up on the heart, Neither shall they remember it, Neither shall they miss it, Neither shall it be made any more. At that time, shall they call Jerusalem, The throne of Yahweh, and there shall be gathered unto her all the nations - to the Name of Yahweh, to Jerusalem; and they shall walk no more after the stubbornness of their own wicked heart. In those days, shall the house of Judah go unto the house of Israel, - that they may enter together out of the land of the North, upon the land which I gave as an inheritance unto your fathers. Though, I myself, had said, - How can I put thee among the sons, And give thee a land to be coveted, An inheritance of beauty, of the hosts of nations? Yet I said, My father, shalt thou call me, And away from me, shalt thou not turn. But indeed as a wife goeth treacherously from her husband, so, have ye acted treacherously with me, O house of Israel, Declareth Yahweh. A voice on the bare heights, is heard, The weeping of the supplications of the sons of Israel, - Because they have perverted their way, Have forgotten Yahweh their God. Return ye apostate sons, I will heal your apostasies! Behold us! we have come unto thee, For thou, art Yahweh our God. Surely, to falsehood, pertain the hills The noisy throng on the mountains, - Surely, in Yahweh our God, is the salvation of Israel! But, the Shameful thing, hath devoured the labour of our fathers from our youth: Their flocks, and their herds, their sons and their daughters. We must lie down in our shame And our reproach, be our covering, For, against Yahweh our God, have we sinned, We and our fathers, from our youth even until this day, - Neither have we hearkened unto the voice of Yahweh our God.
Howbeit, Yahweh turned not away from the glow of his great anger, wherewith his anger glowed against Judah - because of all the provocations wherewith, Manasseh, had provoked him. So Yahweh said: Even Judah, will I remove from my presence, as I have removed Israel, - and will reject this city, which I had chosen, even Jerusalem, and the house as to which I had said, My Name, shall be, there.
So he drave out, before them, whole nations, And allotted them, by line, an inheritance, And caused to dwell, in their own homes, the tribes of Israel. But they tested and resisted God Most High, And, his testimonies, did not observe; But drew back and dealt treacherously, like their fathers, They turned aside, like deceitful bowmen;read more.
And provoked him to anger with their high places, And, with their images, used to move him to jealousy. God heard and was wroth, And greatly abhorred Israel; So he gave up the habitation of Shiloh, The tent he had set up among Men; Yea he gave up, into captivity, his strength, And his beauty into the hand of an adversary; And delivered up, to the sword, his people, And, with his own inheritance, was he wroth; His young men, were devoured by fire, And, his virgins, were not praised in song; His priests, by the sword, did fall, And, his widows, were not able to bewail.
And be not ye like your fathers, or like your brethren, who acted unfaithfully with Yahweh, God of your fathers, - who therefore delivered them up for an astonishment, as, ye yourselves, can see. Now, do not stiffen your neck, like your fathers, - stretch forth the hand unto Yahweh, and enter into his sanctuary which he hath hallowed unto times age-abiding, and serve Yahweh your God, that he may turn from you the glow of his anger. For, by your returning unto Yahweh, your brethren and your children, shall find compassion before their captors, so as to return unto this land. For, gracious and compassionate, is Yahweh your God, and will not turn away his face from you, if ye will return unto him.
Now, when Joshua had let the people go, the sons of Israel went their way, every man to his inheritance, to take possession of the land. And the people served Yahweh all the days of Joshua, - and all the days of the elders who outlived Joshua, who had seen all the great work of Yahweh which he had wrought for Israel. So then Joshua, the son of Nun, the servant of Yahweh, died, - being a hundred and ten years old.read more.
And they buried him within the bounds of his inheritance, in Timnath-heres, in the hill country of Ephraim, - on the north of Mount Gaash. All that generation also, were gathered unto their fathers, - and there arose another generation, after them, who had not known Yahweh, nor even the work which he had wrought for Israel. So the sons of Israel did the thing that was wicked in the sight of Yahweh, - and served the Baals; and forsook Yahweh, the God of their fathers, who brought them up out of the land of Egypt, and went after other gods, from among the gods of the peoples who were round about them, and bowed themselves down unto them, - and angered Yahweh. Yea, they forsook Yahweh, - and did service unto the Baal and unto Ashtaroth. Then kindled the anger of Yahweh upon Israel, and he delivered them into the hand of spoilers, who plundered them, - and he sold them into the hand of their enemies round about, so that they could no longer stand before their enemies. Whithersoever they went out, the hand of Yahweh was found to be against them for misfortune, as spake Yahweh, and as sware Yahweh unto them, - and they were distressed exceedingly. And, though Yahweh raised up judges, - who saved them out of the hand of them that plundered them, yet, even unto their judges, did thy not hearken, for they went unchastely astray after other gods, and bowed themselves down to them, - they turned aside speedily out of the way wherein their fathers who hearkened unto the commandments of Yahweh, walked, they did not so. And, when Yahweh raised them up judges, then was Yahweh with the judges, and saved them out of the hand of their enemies, all the days of the judge, - for Yahweh was grieved at their outcry, because of them who oppressed them, and ill-treated them. But, when the judge was dead, they again broke faith more than their fathers, by going their way after other gods, by serving them, and bowing themselves down to them, - they ceased not from their doings nor from their stubborn way. So then the anger of Yahweh kindled upon Israel, and he said - Forasmuch as this nation have transgressed my covenant, which I commanded their fathers, and have not hearkened unto my voice, I also, will no further dispossess a man from before them, - from among the nations which Joshua left remaining, when he died; that I may, by them, put Israel to the proof, - whether they are going to be observant of the way of Yahweh, to walk therein as their fathers observed it, or not. Thus then Yahweh left these nations, not dispossessing them speedily, - neither had he delivered them into the hand of Joshua
The sons of Ephraim - armed bowmen, Turned in the day of battle; They kept not the covenant of God, And, in his law, refused to walk; And forgat His doings, And his wonders which he had showed them:read more.
In presence of their fathers, wrought he, wondrously, - In the land of Egypt - the field of Zoan: He clave the sea, and caused them to pass through, And reared up the waters like a mound; And led them, by a cloud, in the daytime, And all the night, by a light of fire; He used to cleave rocks in the desert, And let them drink as out of mighty deeps; And he brought forth streams out of the cliff, And caused waters to flow down, like rivers. But again, once more sinned they against him, Resisting the Most High in a land of drought: They put GOD to the proof in their heart, By asking food to their mind: Yea they spake against Elohim, - They said, Can GOD prepare a table in the desert? Lo! he hath smitten a rock, And waters, have gushed out, Yea, torrents, have rushed along, - Food also, can he give? Or provide flesh for his people? Therefore, Yahweh hearkened, and became wroth, - And, a fire, was kindled against Jacob, Moreover also, anger, mounted against Israel; Because, They believed not in God, Nor trusted in his salvation; Though he had commanded the skies above, And, the doors of the heavens, had opened; And had rained on them manna to eat, And, the corn of the heavens, had given to them: The food of the mighty, each one did eat, Nourishment, sent he them to the full; He let loose an east wind in the heavens, Then guided he, in his might, a south wind; And rained upon them flesh as the dust, And, like the sand of the seas, birds of wing; And let them fall in the midst of their camp, - Round about their habitations. So they did eat and were abundantly filled, When, what they longed for, he had brought them: - They had not turned away from what they had longed for, Yet was their food in their mouth, When, the anger of God, mounted against them, And he slew of their vigorous youths, And, the choice young men of Israel, caused he to bow down in death. For all this, sinned they still, And believed not in his wonders; So he ended, in a breath, their days, And their years, in a sudden terror! If he slew of them, then they sought him, Yea they turned, and did earnestly seek GOD; And remembered that, Elohim, was their rock, Yea, EL Most High, their Redeemer: So they spake him fair with their mouth, And, with their tongue, did promise him falsely; But, their heart, was not fixed with him, Nor were they trusty in his covenant: Yet, he, full of compassion, would put a propitiatory-covering over iniquity, and not destroy, - Yea, many a time, turned he back his anger, And would not stir up all his wrath. So then he remembered, That, Flesh, they were, A Wind departing, that returneth not. How often they, Resisted him in the desert, Vexed him, in the waste: Yea they again put GOD to the test, And, to the Holy One of Israel, caused they sorrow:
The vision of Isaiah son of Amoz, which he saw, concerning Judah and Jerusalem, - in the days of Uzziah Jotham Ahaz Hezekiah - kings of Judah. Hear O heavens, And give ear, O earth, for Yahweh, hath spoken: - Sons, have I brought up, and advanced, And, they, have rebelled against me. An ox knoweth, his owner, And an ass his masters crib, - Israel, doth not know, My people doth not consider.read more.
Alas! a nation - committing sin, a people - burdened with iniquity, a seed - practising wickedness, sons - acting corruptly. They have forsaken Yahweh despised the Holy One of Israel, - Are estranged and gone back. Why should ye be smitten any more? Ye would again turn aside! The whole head is sick, And the whole heart faint: From the sole of the foot even unto the head, there is in it no soundness, Bruise and stripe and newly-made wound, - They have not been pressed out, nor bound up, nor soothed with oil.
But they murmured and rebelled against thee, and cast thy law behind their back, and, thy prophets, they slew, who testified against them that they might turn them back unto thee, - and they wrought great insults. Therefore didst thou deliver them into the hand of their adversaries, who distressed them, - and, in the time of their distress, they made outcry unto thee, and, thou, out of the heavens, didst hear, and, according to thine abounding compassions, gavest them saviors, that they might save them out of the hand of their adversaries. But, as soon as they had rest, they again wrought wickedness before thee, - and thou didst leave them in the hand of their enemies, who bare rule over them, yet, when they again made outcry unto thee, thou, from the heavens, didst hear and didst deliver them according to thy compassions, many times;read more.
and didst testify against them, to bring them back unto thy law, yet, they, dealt proudly, and hearkened not unto thy commandments, and, against thy regulations, they sinned, the which - if any son of earth shall do - then shall he live by them, - and yielded a rebellious shoulder, and, their neck, they stiffened, and hearkened not. And thou didst suffer many years to pass over them, and didst testify against them by thy Spirit through thy prophets, yet did they not give ear, - therefore didst thou deliver them into the hand of the peoples of the lands. Yet, in thine abounding compassions, thou didst not make of them an end, neither didst thou forsake them, - for, a GOD gracious and full of compassion, thou art.
And Moses saw the people, that unbridled, they were, - for Aaron had given them the rein, for a whispering, among their enemies. So Moses took his stand in the gate of the camp, and said - Who is for Yahweh? -- To me! Then gathered unto him all the sons of Levi, And he said to them - Thus, saith Yahweh, God of Israel, Put ye every man his sword upon his thigh, - pass through and return from gate to gate in the camp, and slay ye every man his brother and every man his friend and every man his neighbour.read more.
So the sons of Levi did, according to the word of Moses, - and there fell from among the people on that day, about three thousand men. And Moses said - Install yourselves to-day, unto Yahweh, yea every man for his son and for his brother, - so will he bestow upon you to-day, a blessing.
Then brought I you into a country of garden land, to eat the fruit thereof and the goodness thereof, - and yet when ye entered, then defiled ye my land, and mine inheritance, ye made an abomination The priests, said not Where is Yahweh? And, they who handled the law, did not acknowledge me, And the shepherds transgressed against me, - And the prophets, prophesied by Baal, And so after things that could not profit, did they walk. Therefore yet further will I plead with you Declareth Yahweh, Yea with your children's children, will I plead.read more.
For - pass through the coastlands of the West and see, And unto Kedar, send ye and consider diligently, - And see - whether there hath been the like of this! Hath a nation, changed gods, although they were No-gods? Yet my people have changed my glory for that which could not profit! Be amazed, O ye heavens, at this, - And shudder, be dried up utterly, Urgeth Yahweh. For two wicked things, have my people committed, - Me, have they forsaken a fountain of living water, To hew out for themselves cisterns broken cisterns, that cannot hold water.
They destroyed not the peoples of which Yahweh had spoken to them; But had fellowship with the nations, and learned their doings; Yea they served their idols, and they became to them a snare:read more.
Yea they sacrificed their sons and their daughters to mischievous demons; And poured out innocent blood, the blood of their sons and their daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, And the land was polluted with blood-shed; And they became unclean by their works, and became unchaste in their doings.
I will betake me unto the great men, and will speak, with them! For, they, know the way of Yahweh, the justice of their God! Yea but, they, with one accord have broken the yoke, torn off the bands. For this cause, hath the lion out of the forest smitten them, The wolf of the waste plains, preyeth upon them, The leopard, is keeping watch over their cities, Every one that goeth out from thence, is torn in pieces, - For they have multiplied their transgressions, Numerous are their apostasies. How, for this, can I pardon thee? Thine own sons, have forsaken me, And have sworn by No-gods, - When I had fed them to the full, Then committed they adultery, And the house of the unchaste woman, they used to throng:
Only against Yahweh, do not rebel. Do not, ye, fear the people of the land, For our food, they are, - Their shade hath departed, from over them. And Yahweh is with us, Do not fear them! But when all the assembly bade stone them with stones, the glory of Yahweh, appeared, in the tent of meeting, unto all the sons of Israel. Then said Yahweh unto How long! must this people, despise me? And how long can they not believe in me. in view of all the signs which I have done in their midst?read more.
Let me smite them with pestilence, and disinherit them, - And make thee into a nation greater and more mighty than they!
I, have known Ephraim, and, Israel, hath not been hidden from me, - for, now, hast thou committed unchastity, O Ephraim, Israel, hath made himself impure. Their doings, will not suffer, them to return unto their God, - for, the spirit of unchastity, is within them, and, Yahweh, have they not known.
Are ye to steal, commit murder and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, - and walk after other gods whom ye have not known; And will ye then come in and stand before me in this house whereon my Name hath been called, and say, - We have set ourselves free, - for the purpose of committing all these abominations? A den of robbers, hath this house on which my Name hath been called become in your own eyes? I, also, - lo! I have seen it Declareth Yahweh.read more.
For go I pray you, unto my place which was in Shiloh, Where I made my Name to dwell, at first, - And see what I did to it, because of the wickedness of my people Israel! Now, therefore - Because ye have done all these deeds Declareth Yahweh, - And though I spake unto you betimes speaking, Yet ye hearkened not, And though I cried unto you Yet ye answered not, Therefore will I do to the house Whereon my Name hath been called Wherein, ye, are trusting, Even to the place which I gave to you and to your fathers, - Just as I did unto Shiloh; And will cast you out from before me, - Just as I have cast out All your brethren, All the seed of Ephraim.
And thus it came to pass that Israel sinned against Yahweh their God, who brought them up out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt, - yea they did reverence to other gods; and walked in the statutes of the nations, whom Yahweh had dispossessed from before the sons of Israel, - and in the statutes of the kings of Israel, which they had made. And the sons of Israel did, secretly, things which were not right, against Yahweh their God, - and built for themselves high places in all their cities, from the watchmen's tower, to the fortified city.read more.
And they set up for themselves pillars and Sacred Stems, upon every high hill, and under every green tree; and burned incense there, in all the high places, like the nations whom Yahweh drave out from before them, - and did things that were wicked, so as to provoke Yahweh to anger; and they served the manufactured gods, as to which Yahweh had said to them, Ye shall not do this thing. And Yahweh testified against Israel and against Judah, through all his prophets - every one who had a vision, saying - Turn ye from your wicked ways, and keep my commandments, my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers; and which I sent unto you through my servants the prophets. Howbeit they hearkened not, - but stiffened their neck, like the neck of their fathers, who trusted not in Yahweh their God; but rejected his statutes, and his covenant, which he solemnised with their fathers, and his testimonies wherewith he testified against them, - and followed vanity, and became vain, and followed the nations that were round about them, as to whom Yahweh charged them, so that they should not do like them. But they forsook all the commandments of Yahweh their God, and made for themselves something molten - two calves, and made a Sacred Stem, and bowed themselves down to all the army of the heavens, and served Baal; and made their sons and their daughters pass through the fire, and used divinations and enchantments, and sold themselves to do the thing that was wicked in the eyes of Yahweh, provoking him to wrath. So Yahweh shewed himself exceeding angry with Israel, and removed them from his presence, - there was none left, save the tribe of Judah, alone. Even Judah, kept not the commandments of Yahweh their God, - but walked in the statutes of Israel, which they had made. So Yahweh rejected all the seed of Israel, and humiliated them, and delivered them into the hand of spoilers, - until he had cast them out from his presence;
whereas, your little ones, of whom ye said, they should become, a prey, I will bring them in, and they shall acknowledge the land which ye refused. But, your own dead bodies, shall fall in this desert; and your sons, shall be shepherds in the desert forty years, and shall bear your unchastities, - until your dead bodies are consumed in the desert.read more.
By the number of the days wherein ye spied out the land - forty days, each day for a year, shall they bear your iniquities - forty years, - so shall ye know my opposition. I - Yahweh, have spoken, Verily this, will I do to all this evil assembly, who have conspired against me, - In this desert, shall they be consumed And there, shall they die.
Oh that I had in the wilderness, a wayfarers lodge, That I might leave my people, and go from them, - For they all, are Adulterers, An assemblage of traitors;
Then said Yahweh unto Moses, Lo! thou art about to sleep with thy fathers, - and this people will rise up, and go away unchastely after the gods of the foreigners of the land into the midst of whom they are entering, and will forsake me and break my covenant which I solemnised with them. Then will mine anger kindle upon them in that day, and I will forsake them and will hide my face from them and they shall be consumed, and many calamities and misfortunes shall find them out, - and they will say, in that day, Is it not because my God is not in my midst, that these calamities have found me out? But, I, will utterly, hide, my face, in that day, because of all the wickedness which they have done, in that they have turned away unto other gods.
The beginning of the word of Yahweh with Hosea, was, - that Yahweh said unto Hosea, Go take thee a woman of unchastity, and the children of unchastity, for, unchastely indeed, hath the land been going away from following Yahweh.
Thus, saith Yahweh Accursed is the man - Who trusteth in a son of earth, And hath made flesh his arm, - And whose heart from Yahweh, turneth aside: Therefore shall he become as a shrub in the waste plain, Neither shall he perceive when good cometh, But shall inhabit Parched places in a wilderness, A land of salt that cannot he dwelt in.
For with adulterers, is the land filled, Yea because of cursing, cloth the land mourn, Dried up are the oases of the desert, - And, their oppression hath become wicked, And, their might is not right. For both prophet and priest, are profane, - Even in my house, have I found their wickedness, Declareth Yahweh. Therefore, shall their way become to them like slippery places in darkness, They shall be driven on and shall fall therein, - For I will bring in upon them calamity - The year of their visitation, Declareth Yahweh.read more.
Even among the prophets of Samaria, had I seen a foolish thing, - They prophesied by Baal, And led astray my people Israel. But among the prophets of Jerusalem, have I seen a horrible thing, - Committing adultery, And walking in falsehood, And so strengthening the hands of doers of wickedness, not to return any man from his wickedness: They have all of them become to me as Sodom, And her inhabitants as Gomorrah. Therefore, Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts Concerning the prophets, - Behold me! Feeding them with wormwood, And I will cause them to drink poisoned water, - For from the prophets of Jerusalem, hath there gone forth profanity unto all the land.
Then Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: Thou wast fat, Thou wast thick, Thou wast gorged, So he forsook the GOD who made him, And treated as foolish his Rock of salvation. They moved him to jealousy with foreign gods , - With abominations, angered they him: They sacrificed to mischievous demons to a No-GOD, Gods whom they knew not, - New ones lately come in, Your fathers never shuddered at them!read more.
Of the Rock who had begotten thee, thou wast unmindful, - And didst forget GOD who had given thee birth. When Yahweh, he derided, - Because his sons and his daughters gave pro-vocation. So he said: - I will hide any face from them, I will see what will be their hereafter, - For a generation given to intrigue, they are, Sons, whom there is no trusting; They have moved me to jealousy with a No-GOD, They have angered me with their vanities: I, therefore, will move them to jealousy with a No-people, With an impious nation, will I anger them.
For, he, is our God, And, we, are the people of his pasture, and the flock of his hand? To-day, if, to his voice, ye will hearken, Do not harden your heart as at Meribah, As on the day of Massah, in the desert;
Soon forgat they his works, - They waited not for his counsel; But lusted a lust in the desert, and tested GOD in the waste. So he gave them their request, but sent leanness into their soul.read more.
And they became jealous of Moses in the camp, - of Aaron the holy one of Yahweh; The earth opened and engulfed Dathan, and covered up the assembly of Abiram; Then was kindled a fire in their assembly, - a flame, consumed the lawless ones. They made a calf in Horeb, - and bowed down to a molten image; Thus changed they my glory, for the similitude of an ox that eateth grass. They forgat GOD their saviour, who had done great things in Egypt: Wonders in the land of Ham, Terrible things by the Red Sea. Then would he have bidden to destroy them, - had not Moses his chosen, stood in the breach before him, To turn back his wrath from destroying. And they refused the delightful land, They believed not his word; But murmured in their tents, - They hearkened note unto the voice of Yahweh. So he lifted up his hand unto them, that he would let them fall in the desert; And would disperse their seed among the nations, and would scatter them throughout the lands. Yet they let themselves be bound to Baal-peor, - and did eat sacrifices to the dead: So they provoked to anger by their doings, and a plague, made a breach among them. Then stood up Phinehas, and interposed, and stayed was the plague: So it was counted unto him, for righteousness, To generation after generation, unto times age abiding. And they provoked by the waters of Meribah, - And it fared ill with Moses, for their sakes; For they embittered his spirit, and he spake rashly with his lips.
So long as it is said - To-day, if, unto his voice, ye would hearken, do not harden your hearts, - as in the embitterment. For, who, though they heard, caused embitterment? Nay, indeed! did not all who come forth out of Egypt through Moses? But, with whom, was be sore vexed forty years? Was it not with them who sinned, whose dead bodies fell in the desert?read more.
But, unto whom, sware he, that they should not enter into his rest, - save unto them who were obstinate? And we see, that they were not able to enter, because of unbelief.
Then shall they who have escaped of you remember me, among the nations whither they have been carried captive, In that I have broken their adulterous heart, which hath turned aside from me, And their eyes which have adulterously gone after their manufactured gods, So shall they become loathsome in their own sight, for the wicked things which they have done in all their abominations.
Then didst thou trust in thy beauty, And become unchaste, because of thy fame,- And didst pour out thine unchastity upon every passer-by, his it was! Yea thou didst take of thy raiment and madest thee high places of hangings, And didst commit unchastity thereon,- Which ought not to have befallen And not to have come to pass. But thou didst take thine adorning jewels Of my gold and of my silver which I had given thee, And didst make thee images of the male, - c And didst act unchastely with them;read more.
And thou didst take thine embroidered raiment, and cover them,- And mine and mine incense, didst thou set before them; And my food which I had given thee, Fine flour and ell and honey wherewith I fed thee, And didst set it before them for a satisfying odour Yea so it was, - Saith My Lord Yahweh. And thou didst take thy sons and thy daughters, Whom thou hadst borne unto me, And didst sacrifice them unto them to be devoured,- Is this of thine unchastity. a light thing? Yea thou didst slay my children, - And didst deliver them up. that they should be caused to pass through the fire unto them. And in all thine abominations, and thine unchaste ways, thou rememberedst not the days of thy youth, How thou wast utterly naked. When thou wast thrusting about thee in thy blood! And it came to pass after all thy wickedness, Woe! Woe! to thee, Exclaimeth My Lord Yahweh; That thou didst build thee a brothel, - and didst make thee a height in every broadway: At the head of every road, didst thou bud thy height, And bring thy beauty into disgust, And open thy feet to every passer-by, So didst thou make thine unchaste ways to abound. Then didst thou extend thine unchaste acts unto the sons of Egypt - thy neighbour great of flesh,- And caused thine unchaste ways to abound provoking me to anger. Lo! therefore, I have stretched out my hand against thee, And diminished thine allotted portion, - And have delivered thee up unto the desire of them who hate thee The daughters of the Philistines, who are ashamed of thy lewd way. Thou didst also extend thine unchastity unto the sons of Assyria, because thou wast insatiable. Yet though thou didst behave unchastely with them, yet even so couldst thou not be satisfied, Thou didst therefore cause thine unchaste ways to abound unto the land of Canaan as towards Chaldea. Yet even herewith, wast thou not satisfied. How weak was thy heart! Exclaimeth My Lord Yahweh, - That thou couldst have done all these things, The doing of a lewd woman without shame: That thou couldst have but thy brothel at the head of every road, And thy height, couldst have made in every broadway,- Yet becamest not as harlot to lay claim to a harlots hire. A wife who committeth adultery, instead of her husband accepteth strangers. To all harlots, they give a present, But thou, didst give thy presents to all thy lovers, And didst bribe them to come in unto thee from every side in thine unchastity! And so there came about in thee, the reverse of women, in thine unchastity, In that they did not follow thee for purposes of lewdness, - And in that thou gavest a present when no present was given to thee So didst thou become the reverse. Therefore O harlot, hear thou the word of Yahweh; Thus saith My Lord Yahweh, - Because thy money was poured curl, and thy shame I was uncovered I, in thine unchastity, unto thy lovers, - and unto all thine abominable manufactured gods, even as the blood of thy children, whom thou didst deliver up unto them, Therefore behold me! gathering together all thy lovers unto whom thou didst make thyself pleasant, Even all whom thou lovedst, With all whom thou hatedst, - Yea I will gather them together unto thee from every side And will uncover thy shame unto them, And they shall see all thy shame. So will I judge thee. with the judgments meted out to adulteresses and shedders of blood,- And will repay thee with the blood of indignation and jealousy; And will deliver thee into their hand. And they shall pull down thy brothel And break in pieces thy heights, And strip thee of thy raiment, And take away thine adorning jewels,- And leave thee utterly naked. Then will they bring up against thee a gathered host, And they will stone thee with stones,- And cut thee to pieces with their swords; And burn up thy houses with fire, And execute upon thee judgments before the eyes of many women, - So will I cause thee to cease from acting unchastely, Moreover also a present, shalt thou not give any more. So will I let mine indignation find rest in thee, And my jealousy shall depart from thee, - And I will be quiet, and not be provoked any more.
We have sinned and committed iniquity, and been guilty of lawlessness and been rebellious, - even departing from thy commandments, and from thy regulations; and have not hearkened unto thy servants the prophets, who spake in thy name, unto our kings, our rulers, and our fathers, - and unto all the people of the land. To thee, O Lord, belongeth righteousness, but, to us, the shame of faces, as at this day, - to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to all Israel, the near and the far off, throughout all the lands whither thou hast driven them, in their treachery, wherewith they had been treacherous against thee.read more.
O Yahweh, to us, belongeth the shame of faces, to our kings, to our rulers, and to our fathers, - in that we have sinned against thee. To the Lord our God, belong compassions, and forgivenesses, - for we have rebelled against him; and have not hearkened unto the voice of Yahweh our God, - to walk in his instructions which he set before us, through means of his servants the prophets; yea, all Israel, have transgressed thy law, even going away, so as not to hearken unto thy voice, - therefore, were poured out upon us, the curse and the oath which had been written in the law of Moses the servant of God, because we had sinned against him. Thus hath he confirmed his words which he had spoken against us, and against our judges who had judged us, by bringing in upon us a great calamity, - as to which there had not been done, under all the heavens, as hath been done unto Jerusalem. Even as written in the law of Moses, hath, all this calamity, come in upon us, - yet entreated we not the face of Yahweh our God, by turning away from our iniquities, and by getting intelligence in thy truth. Therefore hath Yahweh, kept watch, for the calamity, and brought it in upon us, - for righteous is Yahweh our God concerning all his deeds which he hath done, seeing that we had not hearkened unto his voice.