judge
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_26 20:4
"Will you pass judgment against them, will you pass judgment, son of man? Explain to them the abominations of their fathers.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_26 23:36
Then the LORD said to me: "Son of man, will you pass judgment against Oholah and Oholibah? Then declare their abominations to them.
bloody city
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_26 23:45
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.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_26 24:6
Therefore, this is what the Lord God says: Woe to the city of bloodshed, the pot that has rust inside it, and whose rust will not come off! Empty it piece by piece; lots should not be cast for its contents.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_26 24:9
Therefore, this is what the Lord God says: Woe to the city of bloodshed! I Myself will make the pile of kindling large.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_12 21:16
Manasseh also shed so much innocent blood that he filled Jerusalem with it from one end to another. This was in addition to his sin he caused Judah to commit so that they did what was evil in the LORD's sight.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_12 24:3
This happened to Israel only at the LORD's command to remove them from His sight. It was because of the sins of Manasseh, according to all he had done,
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_12 24:4
and also because of all the innocent blood he had shed. He had filled Jerusalem with innocent blood, and the LORD would not forgive.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 2:30
I have struck down your children in vain; they would not accept discipline. Your own sword has devoured your prophets like a ravaging lion.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 2:34
Moreover, your skirts are stained with the blood of the innocent poor. You did not catch them breaking and entering. But in spite of all these things
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_28 4:2
Cursing, lying, murder, stealing, and adultery are rampant; one act of bloodshed follows another.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_34 3:1
Woe to the city of blood, totally deceitful, full of plunder, never without prey.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_40 23:35
So all the righteous blood shed on the earth will be charged to you, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the sanctuary and the altar.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_40 27:25
All the people answered, "His blood be on us and on our children!"
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_42 11:50
so that this generation may be held responsible for the blood of all the prophets shed since the foundation of the world--
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_44 7:52
Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? They even killed those who announced beforehand the coming of the Righteous One, whose betrayers and murderers you have now become.
thou shalt
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_26 16:2
"Son of man, explain Jerusalem's abominations to her.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_23 58:1
"Cry out loudly, don't hold back! Raise your voice like a trumpet. Tell My people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_54 5:20
Publicly rebuke those who sin, so that the rest will also be afraid.
her abominations
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_26 8:9-17
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He said to me, "Go in and see the terrible abominations they are committing here."
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I went in and looked, and there engraved all around the wall was every form of detestable thing, crawling creatures and beasts, as well as all the idols of the house of Israel.
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Seventy elders from the house of Israel were standing before them, with Jaazaniah son of Shaphan standing among them. Each had an incense burner in his hand, and a fragrant cloud of incense was rising up.
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Then He said to me, "Son of man, do you see what the elders of the house of Israel are doing in the darkness, each at the shrine of his idol? For they are saying: The LORD does not see us. The LORD has abandoned the land."
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Again He said to me, "You will see even greater abominations, which they are committing."
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So He brought me to the entrance of the north gate of the LORD's house, and I saw women sitting there weeping for Tammuz.
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And He said to me, "Do you see [this], son of man? You will see even greater abominations than these."
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So He brought me to the inner court of the LORD's house, and there were about 25 men at the entrance of the LORD's temple, between the portico and the altar, with their backs to the LORD's temple and their faces [turned] to the east. They were bowing to the east in worship of the sun.
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And He said to me, "Do you see [this], son of man? Is it not enough for the house of Judah to commit the abominations they are practicing here, that they must also fill the land with violence and repeatedly provoke Me to anger, even putting the branch to their nose?
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.
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.
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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."