36 Moreover, the Lord said to me, “Son of man, will you (A)judge Oholah and Oholibah? Then (B)declare to them their abominations. 37 For they have committed adultery, and blood is on their hands. So they have committed adultery with their idols, and even made their sons, (C)whom they bore to Me, pass through the fire to [a]them as food. 38 Again, they have done this to Me: they have (D)defiled My sanctuary on the same day, and have (E)profaned My Sabbaths. 39 For when they slaughtered their children for their idols, they entered My (F)sanctuary on the same day to profane it; and behold, this is what they did within My house.

40 “Furthermore, [b]they have even sent for men who come from a great distance, to whom a messenger was sent; and behold, they came—for whom you bathed, (G)put makeup on your eyes, and (H)adorned yourselves with jewelry; 41 and you sat on a splendid (I)couch with a (J)table arranged in front of it on which you had set My (K)incense and My (L)oil. 42 And the sound of a [c](M)carefree multitude was with her; and (N)heavy drinkers were brought from the wilderness with people from the multitude of humanity. And they put (O)bracelets on [d]the wrists of the women and beautiful crowns on their heads.

43 “Then I said concerning her who was (P)worn out by adulteries, ‘[e]Will they now commit adultery with her when she is like this?’ 44 [f]But they went in to her as they would go in to a prostitute. This is how they went in to Oholah and to Oholibah, the lewd women. 45 But they, righteous people, will (Q)judge them with the judgment of adulteresses and with the judgment of women who shed blood, because they are adulteresses and blood is on their hands.

46 “For this is what the Lord God says: ‘Bring up a contingent against them and turn them over to (R)terror and plunder. 47 The contingent will (S)stone them with stones and cut them down with their swords; they will kill their sons and their daughters and (T)burn their houses with fire. 48 So I will eliminate outrageous conduct from the land, so that all women will take warning and not commit [g]outrageous sin as you have done. 49 Your outrageous conduct [h]will be (U)repaid to you, and you will bear the guilt for your idols; so you will know that I am the Lord God.’”

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 23:37 I.e., the idols
  2. Ezekiel 23:40 Or you (women)
  3. Ezekiel 23:42 Lit at ease
  4. Ezekiel 23:42 Lit their hands
  5. Ezekiel 23:43 Or Now they will commit adultery with her, and she with them
  6. Ezekiel 23:44 Or And
  7. Ezekiel 23:48 Lit according to your lewdness
  8. Ezekiel 23:49 Lit they will give

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