Unfaithful Israel

During the reign of King Josiah,(A) the Lord said to me, “Have you seen what faithless(B) Israel has done? She has gone up on every high hill and under every spreading tree(C) and has committed adultery(D) there.

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and say: ‘You mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Sovereign Lord. This is what the Sovereign Lord says to the mountains and hills, to the ravines and valleys:(A) I am about to bring a sword against you, and I will destroy your high places.(B)

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16 You took some of your garments to make gaudy high places,(A) where you carried on your prostitution.(B) You went to him, and he possessed your beauty.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 16:16 The meaning of the Hebrew for this sentence is uncertain.

29 Then I said to them: What is this high place(A) you go to?’” (It is called Bamah[a] to this day.)

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 20:29 Bamah means high place.