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beginning
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_41 1:1
The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
Go
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_28 3:1
Then the LORD said to me, "Go again; show love to a woman who is loved by another man and is an adulteress, just as the LORD loves the Israelites though they turn to other gods and love raisin cakes."
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_23 20:2
during that time the LORD had spoken through Isaiah son of Amoz, saying, "Go, take off your sackcloth and remove the sandals from your feet," and he did so, going naked and barefoot--
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_23 20:3
the LORD said, "As My servant Isaiah has gone naked and barefoot three years as a sign and omen against Egypt and Cush,
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 13:1-11
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This is what the LORD said to me: "Go and buy yourself linen underwear and put it on, but don't get it wet."
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So I bought underwear as the LORD instructed me and put it on.
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Then the word of the LORD came to me a second time:
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"Take the underwear that you bought and are wearing, and go at once to the Euphrates River and hide it in a rocky crevice."
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So I went and hid it by the Euphrates, as the LORD commanded me.
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A long time later the LORD said to me, "Go at once to the Euphrates and get the underwear that I commanded you to hide there."
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So I went to the Euphrates and dug up the underwear and got it from the place where I had hidden it, but it was ruined-- of no use whatsoever.
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Then the word of the LORD came to me:
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"This is what the LORD says: Just like this I will ruin the great pride of both Judah and Jerusalem.
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These evil people, who refuse to listen to Me, who walk in the stubbornness of their own hearts, and who have followed other gods to serve and worship-- they will be like this underwear, of no use whatsoever.
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Just as underwear clings to one's waist, so I fastened the whole house of Israel and of Judah to Me"-- [this is the LORD's declaration]-- "so that they might be My people for My fame, praise, and glory, but they would not obey.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_26 4:1-5
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"Now you, son of man, take a brick, set it in front of you, and draw the city of Jerusalem on it.
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Then lay siege against it: construct a siege wall, build a ramp, pitch military camps, and place battering rams against it on all sides.
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Take an iron plate and set it up as an iron wall between yourself and the city. Turn your face toward it so that it is under siege, and besiege it. This will be a sign for the house of Israel.
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"Then lie down on your left side and place the iniquity of the house of Israel on it. You will bear their iniquity for the number of days you lie on your side.
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For I have assigned you the years of their iniquity according to the number of days [you lie down], 390 days; so you will bear the iniquity of the house of Israel.
children
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_28 2:4
I will have no compassion on her children because they are the children of promiscuity.
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having eyes full of adultery and always looking for sin, seducing unstable people, and with hearts trained in greed. Accursed children!
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"Do not make a treaty with the inhabitants of the land, or else when they prostitute themselves with their gods and sacrifice to their gods, they will invite you, and you will eat of their sacrifice.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_2 34:16
Then you will take some of their daughters [as brides] for your sons. Their daughters will prostitute themselves with their gods and cause your sons to prostitute themselves with their gods.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_5 31:16
The LORD said to Moses, "You are about to rest with your fathers, and this people will soon commit adultery with the foreign gods of the land they are entering. They will abandon Me and break the covenant I have made with them.
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but have walked in the way of the kings of Israel, have caused Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to prostitute themselves like the house of Ahab prostituted itself, and also have killed your brothers, your father's family, who were better than you,
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_19 73:27
Those far from You will certainly perish; You destroy all who are unfaithful to You.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_19 106:39
They defiled themselves by their actions and prostituted themselves by their deeds.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 2:13
For My people have committed a double evil: They have abandoned Me, the fountain of living water, and dug cisterns for themselves, cracked cisterns that cannot hold water.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 3:1-4
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If a man divorces his wife and she leaves him to marry another, can he ever return to her? Wouldn't such a land become totally defiled? But you! You have played the prostitute with many partners-- can you return to Me? [This is] the LORD's declaration.
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Look to the barren heights and see. Where have you not been immoral? You sat waiting for them beside the highways like a nomad in the desert. You have defiled the land with your prostitution and wickedness.
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This is why the showers haven't come-- why there has been no spring rain. You have the brazen look of a prostitute and refuse to be ashamed.
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Have you not lately called Me: My Father, my youthful companion?
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 3:9-4
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_26 6:9
Then your survivors will remember Me among the nations where they are taken captive, how I was crushed by their promiscuous hearts that turned away from Me and by their eyes that lusted after their idols. They will loathe themselves because of the evil things they did, their abominations of every kind.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_26 16:1-63
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The word of the LORD came to me again:
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"Son of man, explain Jerusalem's abominations to her.
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You are to say: This is what the Lord God says to Jerusalem: Your origin and your birth were in the land of the Canaanites. Your father was an Amorite and your mother a Hittite.
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As for your birth, your umbilical cord wasn't cut on the day you were born, and you weren't washed clean with water. You were not rubbed with salt or wrapped in cloths.
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No one cared [enough] about you to do even one of these things out of compassion for you. But you were thrown out into the open field because you were despised on the day you were born.
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"I passed by you and saw you lying in your blood, and I said to you [as you lay] in your blood: Live! Yes, I said to you [as you lay] in your blood: Live!
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I made you thrive like plants of the field. You grew up and matured and became very beautiful. Your breasts were formed and your hair grew, but you were stark naked.
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"Then I passed by you and saw you, and you were indeed at the age for love. So I spread the edge of My garment over you and covered your nakedness. I pledged Myself to you, entered into a covenant with you, and you became Mine." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God.
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"I washed you with water, rinsed off your blood, and anointed you with oil.
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I clothed you in embroidered cloth and provided you with leather sandals. I also wrapped you in fine linen and covered you with silk.
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I adorned you with jewelry, putting bracelets on your wrists and a chain around your neck.
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I put a ring in your nose, earrings on your ears, and a beautiful tiara on your head.
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So you were adorned with gold and silver, and your clothing was [made] of fine linen, silk, and embroidered cloth. You ate fine flour, honey, and oil. You became extremely beautiful and attained royalty.
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Your fame spread among the nations because of your beauty, for it was perfect through My splendor, which I had bestowed on you." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God.
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"But you were confident in your beauty and acted like a prostitute because of your fame. You lavished your sexual favors on everyone who passed by. Your beauty became his.
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You took some of your garments and made colorful high places for yourself, and you engaged in prostitution on them. These places should not have been built, and this should never have happened!
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You also took your beautiful jewelry made from the gold and silver I had given you, and you made male images so that you could engage in prostitution with them.
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Then you took your embroidered garments to cover them, and set My oil and incense before them.
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You also set before them as a pleasing aroma the food I gave you-- the fine flour, oil, and honey that I fed you. That is what happened." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God.
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"You even took your sons and daughters you bore to Me and sacrificed them to these images as food. Wasn't your prostitution enough?
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You slaughtered My children and gave them up when you passed them through [the fire] to the images.
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In all your abominations and acts of prostitution, you did not remember the days of your youth when you were stark naked and lying in your blood.
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"Then after all your evil-- Woe, woe to you!"-- the declaration of the Lord God--
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"you built yourself a mound and made yourself an elevated place in every square.
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You built your elevated place at the head of every street and turned your beauty into an abomination. You spread your legs to everyone who passed by and increased your prostitution.
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You engaged in promiscuous acts with Egyptian men, your well-endowed neighbors, and increased your prostitution to provoke Me to anger.
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"Therefore, I stretched out My hand against you and reduced your provisions. I gave you over to the desire of those who hate you, the Philistine women, who were embarrassed by your indecent behavior.
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Then you engaged in prostitution with the Assyrian men because you were not satisfied. Even though you did this with them, you were still not satisfied.
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So you extended your prostitution to Chaldea, the land of merchants, but you were not even satisfied with this!
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"How your heart was inflamed [with lust]"-- the declaration of the Lord God-- "when you did all these things, the acts of a brazen prostitute,
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building your mound at the head of every street and making your elevated place in every square. But you were unlike a prostitute because you scorned payment.
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You adulterous wife, who receives strangers instead of her husband!
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Men give gifts to all prostitutes, but you gave gifts to all your lovers. You bribed them to come to you from all around for your sexual favors.
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So you were the opposite of other women in your acts of prostitution; no one solicited you. When you paid a fee instead of one being paid to you, you were the opposite.
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"Therefore, you prostitute, hear the word of the LORD!
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This is what the Lord God says: Because your lust was poured out and your nakedness exposed by your acts of prostitution with your lovers, and because of all your detestable idols and the blood of your children that you gave to them,
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I am therefore going to gather all the lovers you pleased-- all those you loved as well as all those you hated. I will gather them against you from all around and expose your nakedness to them so they see you completely naked.
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I will judge you the way adulteresses and those who shed blood are judged. Then I will bring about your bloodshed in wrath and jealousy.
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I will hand you over to them, and they will level your mounds and tear down your elevated places. They will strip off your clothes, take your beautiful jewelry, and leave you stark naked.
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They will bring a mob against you to stone you and cut you to pieces with their swords.
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Then they will burn down your houses and execute judgments against you in the sight of many women. I will stop you from being a prostitute, and you will never again pay fees for lovers.
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So I will satisfy My wrath against you, and My jealousy will turn away from you. Then I will be silent and no longer angry.
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Because you did not remember the days of your youth but enraged Me with all these things, I will also bring your actions down on your own head." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God. "Haven't you committed immoral acts in addition to all your abominations?
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"Look, everyone who uses proverbs will say this proverb about you: Like mother, like daughter.
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You are the daughter of your mother, who despised her husband and children. You are the sister of your sisters, who despised their husbands and children. Your mother was a Hittite and your father an Amorite.
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Your older sister was Samaria, who lived with her daughters to the north of you, and your younger sister was Sodom, who lived with her daughters to the south of you.
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Didn't you walk in their ways and practice their abominations? It was only a short time before you behaved more corruptly than they did.
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"As I live"-- the declaration of the Lord God-- "your sister Sodom and her daughters have not behaved as you and your daughters have.
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Now this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, plenty of food, and comfortable security, but didn't support the poor and needy.
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They were haughty and did detestable things before Me, so I removed them when I saw [this].
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But Samaria did not commit [even] half your sins. You have multiplied your abominations beyond theirs and made your sisters appear righteous by all the abominations you have committed.
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You must also bear your disgrace, since you have been an advocate for your sisters. For they appear more righteous than you because of your sins, which you committed more abhorrently than they [did]. So you also, be ashamed and bear your disgrace, since you have made your sisters appear righteous.
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"I will restore their fortunes, the fortunes of Sodom and her daughters and those of Samaria and her daughters. I will also restore your fortunes among them,
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so you will bear your disgrace and be ashamed of all you did when you comforted them.
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As for your sisters, Sodom and her daughters and Samaria and her daughters will return to their former state. You and your daughters will also return to your former state.
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Didn't you treat your sister Sodom as an object of scorn when you were proud,
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before your wickedness was exposed? It was like the time you were scorned by the daughters of Aram and all those around her, and by the daughters of the Philistines-- those who treated you with contempt from every side.
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You yourself must bear the consequences of your indecency and abominations"-- the LORD's declaration.
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"For this is what the Lord God says: I will deal with you according to what you have done, since you have despised the oath by breaking the covenant.
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But I will remember the covenant I made with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish an everlasting covenant with you.
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Then you will remember your ways and be ashamed when you receive your older and younger sisters. I will give them to you as daughters, but not because of your covenant.
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I will establish My covenant with you, and you will know that I am the LORD,
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so that when I make atonement for all you have done, you will remember and be ashamed, and never open your mouth again because of your disgrace." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_26 23:1-49
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The word of the LORD came to me again:
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"Son of man, there were two women, daughters of the same mother,
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who acted like prostitutes in Egypt, behaving promiscuously in their youth. Their breasts were fondled there, and their virgin nipples caressed.
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The older one was named Oholah, and her sister was Oholibah. They became Mine and gave birth to sons and daughters. As for their names, Oholah represents Samaria and Oholibah represents Jerusalem.
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"Oholah acted like a prostitute even though she was Mine. She lusted after her lovers, the Assyrians: warriors
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dressed in blue, governors and prefects, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding on steeds.
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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.
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She didn't give up her promiscuity that began in Egypt, when men slept with her in her youth, caressed her virgin nipples, and poured out their lust on her.
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Therefore, I handed her over to her lovers, the Assyrians she lusted for.
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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.
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"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.
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She lusted after the Assyrians: governors and prefects, warriors splendidly dressed, horsemen riding on steeds, all of them desirable young men.
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And I saw that she had defiled herself; both of them [had taken] the same path.
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But she increased her promiscuity when she saw male figures carved on the wall, images of the Chaldeans, engraved in vermilion,
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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.
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At the sight of them she lusted after them and sent messengers to them in Chaldea.
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Then the Babylonians came to her, 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.
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When she flaunted her promiscuity and exposed her nakedness, I turned away from her in disgust just as I turned away from her sister.
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Yet she multiplied her acts of promiscuity, remembering the days of her youth when she acted like a prostitute in the land of Egypt
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and lusted after their lovers, whose sexual members were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of stallions.
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So you revisited the indecency of your youth, when the Egyptians caressed your nipples to enjoy your youthful breasts.
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"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:
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the Babylonians and all the Chaldeans; Pekod, Shoa, and Koa; and all the Assyrians with them-- desirable young men, all of them governors and prefects, officers and administrators, all of them riding on horses.
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They will come against you with an alliance of nations and with weapons, chariots, and 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.
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When I vent My jealous rage on you, 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.
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They will strip off your clothes and take your beautiful jewelry.
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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 any more.
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"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.
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They will treat you with hatred, take all you have worked for, and leave you stark naked, so that the shame of your debauchery will be exposed, both your indecency and promiscuity.
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These things will be done to you because you acted like a prostitute with the nations, defiling yourself with their idols.
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You have followed the path of your sister, so I will put her cup in your hand."
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This is what the Lord God says: You will drink your sister's cup, which is deep and wide. You will be an object of ridicule and scorn, for it holds [so] much.
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You will be filled with drunkenness and grief, with a cup of devastation and desolation, the cup of your sister Samaria.
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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.
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Therefore, this is what the Lord God says: "Because you have forgotten Me and cast Me behind your back, you must bear the consequences of your indecency and promiscuity."
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Then the LORD said to me: "Son of man, will you pass judgment against Oholah and Oholibah? Then declare their abominations to them.
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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.
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They also did this to Me: they defiled My sanctuary on that same day and profaned My Sabbaths.
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On the same day they slaughtered their children for their idols, they entered My sanctuary to profane it. Yes, that is what they did inside My house.
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"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, and adorned yourself with jewelry for them.
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You sat on a luxurious couch with a table spread before it, on which you had set My incense and oil.
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The sound of a carefree crowd was there. Drunkards from the desert were brought in, along with common men. They put bracelets on the women's hands and beautiful crowns on their heads.
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Then I said concerning this woman worn out by adultery: Will they now have illicit sex with her, even her?
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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.
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But righteous men will judge them the way adulteresses and those who shed blood are judged, for they are adulteresses and blood is on their hands.
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"This is what the Lord God says: Summon an assembly against them and consign them to terror and plunder.
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The assembly will stone them and cut them down with their swords. They will kill their sons and daughters and burn their houses with fire.
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So I will put an end to indecency in the land, and all the women will be admonished not to imitate your indecent behavior.
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They will repay you for your indecency, and you will bear the consequences for your sins of idolatry. Then you will know that I am the Lord God."
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_66 17:1
Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and spoke with me: "Come, I will show you the judgment of the notorious prostitute who sits on many waters.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_66 17:2
The kings of the earth committed sexual immorality with her, and those who live on the earth became drunk on the wine of her sexual immorality."
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_66 17:5
On her forehead a cryptic name was written: BABYLON THE GREAT THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES AND OF THE VILE THINGS OF THE EARTH