11 “Now her sister Oholibah saw this, yet she was (A)more corrupt in her lust than she, and her obscene practices were [a]more than the prostitution of her sister. 12 She lusted after the [b](B)Assyrians, governors and officials, the ones near, opulently dressed, horsemen riding on horses, all of them handsome young men. 13 And I saw that she had defiled herself; they both took [c]the same way. 14 So she increased her obscene practices. And she saw men (C)carved on the wall, images of the (D)Chaldeans drawn in bright red, 15 wearing belts around their waists, with flowing turbans on their heads, all of them looking like officers, [d]like the [e]Babylonians in Chaldea, the land of their birth. 16 And [f]when she saw them she (E)lusted after them and sent messengers to them in Chaldea. 17 And the [g](F)Babylonians came to her to the bed of love and defiled her with their obscene practice. And when she had been defiled by them, [h]she turned away from them in disgust. 18 She (G)exposed her obscene practices and exposed her nakedness; then [i]I turned away from her in (H)disgust, just as [j]I had turned away from her (I)sister in disgust. 19 Yet she multiplied her obscene practices, remembering the days of her youth, when she prostituted herself in the land of Egypt. 20 She (J)lusted after their lovers, whose flesh is like the flesh of donkeys and whose discharge is like the discharge of horses. 21 So you longed for the (K)outrageous sin of your youth, when [k]the Egyptians handled your breasts because of the breasts of your youth.

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  1. Ezekiel 23:11 I.e., more numerous, or worse
  2. Ezekiel 23:12 Lit sons of Asshur
  3. Ezekiel 23:13 Lit one
  4. Ezekiel 23:15 Lit the likeness of
  5. Ezekiel 23:15 Lit sons of Babel
  6. Ezekiel 23:16 Lit at the sight of her eyes
  7. Ezekiel 23:17 Lit sons of Babel
  8. Ezekiel 23:17 Lit her soul
  9. Ezekiel 23:18 Lit My soul
  10. Ezekiel 23:18 Lit My soul
  11. Ezekiel 23:21 As in two mss; MT from Egypt

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