Son of man, there were two women, the daughters of one [a]mother.

And they committed fornication in [b]Egypt, they committed fornication in their youth: there were their breasts pressed, and there they bruised the teats of their virginity.

And the names of [c]them were Oholah the elder, and Oholibah her sister: and they were mine, and they bare sons and daughters: thus were their names: Samaria is Oholah, and Jerusalem Oholibah.

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 23:2 Meaning, Israel and Judah, which came both out of one family.
  2. Ezekiel 23:3 They became idolaters after the manner of the Egyptians.
  3. Ezekiel 23:4 Oholah signifieth a mansion or dwelling in herself, meaning Samaria, which was the royal city of Israel and Oholibah signifieth my mansion in her, whereby is meant Jerusalem, where God’s Temple was.

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