NASB — Ezekiel 16 — KJV

God’s Grace to Unfaithful Jerusalem

1 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 2 “Son of man, amake known to Jerusalem her abominations 3 and say, ‘Thus says the Lord IGOD to Jerusalem, “Your origin and your birth are from the land of the Canaanite, your father was an Amorite and your mother a Hittite. 4 As for your birth, aon the day you were born your navel cord was not cut, nor were you washed with water for cleansing; you were not rubbed with salt or even wrapped in cloths. 5 No eye looked with pity on you to do any of these things for you, to have compassion on you. Rather you were thrown out into the Iaopen field, IIfor you were abhorred on the day you were born.

[2] aIs 58:1; Ezk 20:4; 22:2
[3] IHeb YHWH, usually rendered LORD, and so throughout the ch
[4] aHo 2:3
[5] ILit surface IILit in the loathing of your soul aDt 32:10

6 ¶ “When I passed by you and saw you squirming in your blood, I said to you [while you were] in your blood, ‘Live!’ Yes, I said to you [while you were] in your blood, ‘Live!’ 7 I amade you Inumerous like plants of the field. Then you grew up, became tall and reached the age for fine ornaments; [your] breasts were formed and your hair had grown. Yet you were naked and bare.

[7] ILit a myriad aEx 1:7; Dt 1:10

8 ¶ “Then I passed by you and saw you, and behold, Iyou were at the time for love; so I aspread My skirt over you and covered your nakedness. I also bswore to you and centered into a covenant with you so that you dbecame Mine,” declares the Lord GOD. 9 “Then I bathed you with water, washed off your blood from you and aanointed you with oil. 10 I also clothed you with aembroidered cloth and put sandals of porpoise skin on your feet; and I wrapped you with fine linen and covered you with silk. 11 I adorned you with ornaments, put abracelets on your hands and a bnecklace around your neck. 12 I also put a aring in your nostril, earrings in your ears and a bbeautiful crown on your head. 13 Thus you were adorned with agold and silver, and your dress was of fine linen, silk and embroidered cloth. You ate fine flour, honey and oil; so you were exceedingly beautiful and advanced to broyalty. 14 Then your afame went forth among the nations on account of your beauty, for it was bperfect because of My splendor which I bestowed on you,” declares the Lord GOD.

[8] ILit your time was aRu 3:9; Jr 2:2 bGn 22:16-18 cEx 24:7, 8 dEx 19:5; Ezk 20:5; Ho 2:19, 20
[9] aRu 3:3
[10] aEx 26:36; Ezk 16:13, 18; 26:16; 27:7, 16
[11] aGn 24:22, 47; Is 3:19; Ezk 23:42 bGn 41:42; Pv 1:9
[12] aGn 24:47; Is 3:21 bIs 28:5; Jr 13:18; Ezk 16:14
[13] aPs 45:13, 14; Ezk 16:17 b1S 10:1; 1K 4:21
[14] a1K 10:1, 24 bPs 50:2; Lm 2:15

15 ¶ “But you atrusted in your beauty and bplayed the harlot because of your fame, and you poured out your harlotries on every passer-by Iwho might be [willing]. 16 You took some of your clothes, made for yourself high places of various colors and played the harlot on them, Iwhich should never come about nor happen. 17 You also took your beautiful Iajewels [made] of My gold and of My silver, which I had given you, and made for yourself male images that you might play the harlot with them. 18 Then you took your embroidered cloth and covered them, and offered My oil and My incense before them. 19 Also aMy bread which I gave you, fine flour, oil and honey with which I fed you, Iyou would offer before them for a soothing aroma; so it happened,” declares the Lord GOD. 20 “Moreover, you took your sons and daughters whom you had borne to aMe and bsacrificed them to Iidols to be devoured. Were your harlotries so small a matter? 21 You slaughtered aMy children and offered them up to Iidols by bcausing them to pass through [the fire]. 22 Besides all your abominations and harlotries you did not remember the days of ayour youth, when you were naked and bare and squirming in your blood.

[15] ILit to whom it might be aEzk 16:25; 27:3 bIs 57:8; Jr 2:20
[16] ILit things which had not happened nor will it be
[17] ILit articles of beauty aEzk 16:11, 12
[19] ILit and you...offer it aHo 2:8
[20] ILit them aEx 13:2, 12; Dt 29:11, 12 bPs 106:37, 38; Jr 7:31; Ezk 20:31; 23:37
[21] ILit them aEx 13:2 b2K 17:17; Jr 19:5
[22] aJr 2:2

23 ¶ “Then it came about after all your wickedness (‘Woe, woe to you!’ declares the Lord GOD), 24 that you built yourself a ashrine and made yourself a bhigh place in every square. 25 You built yourself a high place at the top of aevery street and made your beauty abominable, and you spread your legs to every passer-by to multiply your harlotry. 26 You also played the harlot with the Egyptians, your Ilustful neighbors, and multiplied your harlotry to amake Me angry. 27 Behold now, I have stretched out My hand against you and diminished your rations. And I delivered you up to the desire of those who hate you, the adaughters of the Philistines, who are ashamed of your lewd conduct. 28 Moreover, you played the harlot with the aAssyrians because you were not satisfied; you played the harlot with them and still were not satisfied. 29 You also multiplied your harlotry with the land of merchants, Chaldea, yet even with this you were not satisfied.”’”

[24] aJr 11:13; Ezk 16:31, 39; 20:28, 29 bPs 78:58; Is 57:7
[25] aPv 9:14
[26] ILit great of flesh aJr 7:18, 19; Ezk 8:17
[27] aIs 9:12; Ezk 16:57
[28] a2K 16:7, 10-18; 2Ch 28:16, 20-23; Jr 2:18, 36; Ezk 23:12; Ho 10:6

30 ¶ “How alanguishing is your heart,” declares the Lord GOD, “while you do all these things, the actions of a Ibbold-faced harlot. 31 When you built your shrine at the beginning of every street and made your high place in every square, in adisdaining money, you were not like a harlot. 32 You adulteress wife, who takes strangers instead of her husband! 33 IMen give gifts to all harlots, but you agive your gifts to all your lovers to bribe them to come to you from every direction for your harlotries. 34 Thus you are different from those women in your harlotries, in that no one plays the harlot Ias you do, because you give money and no money is given you; thus you are different.”

[30] ILit domineering aPv 9:13; Is 1:3; Jr 4:22 bIs 3:9; Jr 3:3
[31] aIs 52:3
[33] ILit They aIs 57:9; Ezk 16:41; Ho 8:9, 10
[34] ILit after you

35 ¶ Therefore, O harlot, hear the word of the LORD. 36 Thus says the Lord GOD, “Because your lewdness was poured out and your nakedness uncovered through your harlotries with your lovers and with all your detestable aidols, and because of the blood of your sons which you gave to Iidols, 37 therefore, behold, I will agather all your lovers with whom you took pleasure, even all those whom you loved [and] all those whom you bhated. So I will gather them against you from every direction and cexpose your nakedness to them that they may see all your nakedness. 38 Thus I will ajudge you like women who commit adultery or shed blood are judged; and I will bring on you the blood of bwrath and jealousy. 39 I will also give you into Ithe hands of your lovers, and they will tear down your shrines, demolish your high places, astrip you of your clothing, take away your IIjewels, and will leave you naked and bare. 40 They will Iincite a acrowd against you and they will stone you and cut you to pieces with their swords. 41 They will aburn your houses with fire and execute judgments on you in the sight of many women. Then I will bstop you from playing the harlot, and you will also no longer pay Iyour lovers. 42 So I awill calm My fury against you and My jealousy will depart from you, and I will be pacified and angry bno more. 43 Because you have anot remembered the days of your youth but Ihave benraged Me by all these things, behold, I in turn will cbring your conduct down on your own head,” declares the Lord GOD, “so that you will not commit this lewdness on top of all your [other] abominations.

[36] ILit them aJr 19:5; Ezk 20:31; 23:37
[37] aJr 13:22, 26; Ezk 23:9, 22; Ho 2:3, 10; Na 3:5, 6 bEzk 23:17, 28 cIs 47:3
[38] aEzk 23:45 bPs 79:3, 5; Jr 18:21; Ezk 23:25; Zp 1:17
[39] ILit their hands, and they IILit articles of beauty aEzk 23:26; Ho 2:3
[40] ILit bring up an assembly aEzk 23:47; Hab 1:6-10
[41] ILit a harlot’s hire a2K 25:9; Jr 39:8; 52:13 bEzk 23:48
[42] a2S 24:25; Ezk 5:13; 21:17; Zc 6:8 bIs 40:1, 2; 54:9, 10; Ezk 39:29
[43] ISo with ancient versions; Heb are angry against aPs 78:42; 106:13; Ezk 16:22 bIs 63:10; Ezk 6:9 cEzk 11:21; 22:31

44 ¶ “Behold, everyone who quotes aproverbs will quote [this] proverb concerning you, saying, ‘ILike mother, Ilike daughter.’ 45 You are the daughter of your mother, who loathed her husband and children. You are also the asister of your sisters, who bloathed their husbands and children. Your mother was a Hittite and your father an Amorite. 46 Now your aolder sister is Samaria, who lives Inorth of you with her IIdaughters; and your younger sister, who lives IIIsouth of you, is bSodom with her IIdaughters. 47 Yet you have not merely walked in their ways or done according to their abominations; but, as if that were atoo little, you acted bmore corruptly in all your conduct than they. 48 As I live,” declares the Lord GOD, “Sodom, your sister and her daughters have anot done as you and your daughters have done. 49 Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had aarrogance, babundant food and ccareless ease, but she did not Ihelp the dpoor and needy. 50 Thus they were haughty and committed aabominations before Me. Therefore I bremoved them Iwhen I saw [it]. 51 Furthermore, Samaria did not commit half of your sins, for you have multiplied your abominations more than they. Thus you have made your sisters appear arighteous by all your abominations which you have committed. 52 Also bear your disgrace in that you have Imade judgment favorable for your sisters. Because of your sins in which you acted amore abominably than they, they are more in the right than you. Yes, be also ashamed and bear your disgrace, in that you made your sisters appear righteous.

[44] ILit Her a1S 24:13; Ezk 12:22, 23; 18:2, 3
[45] aEzk 23:2 bIs 1:4; Ezk 23:37-39; Zc 11:8
[46] ILit on your left III.e. environs; so through v 55 IIILit from your right aJr 3:8-11; Ezk 23:4 bGn 13:10-13; 18:20; Ezk 16:48, 49, 53-56, 61
[47] a1K 16:31 b2K 21:9; Ezk 5:6; 16:48, 51
[48] aMt 10:15; 11:23, 24
[49] ILit grasp the hand of aGn 19:9; Ps 138:6; Is 3:9; Ezk 28:2, 9, 17 bGn 13:10; Is 22:13; Am 6:4-6 cLk 12:16-20; 16:19 dEzk 18:7, 12, 16
[50] IMany ancient mss and versions read as you have seen aGn 13:13; 18:20; 19:5 bGn 19:24, 25
[51] aJr 3:8-11
[52] ILit mediated for aEzk 16:47, 48, 51

53 ¶ “Nevertheless, I will restore their captivity, the captivity of Sodom and her daughters, the captivity of Samaria and her daughters, and Ialong with them IIyour own captivity, 54 in order that you may bear your humiliation and feel aashamed for all that you have done when you become ba consolation to them. 55 Your sisters, Sodom with her daughters and Samaria with her daughters, Iwill return to their former state, and you with your daughters will [also] return to your former state. 56 As [the name of] your sister Sodom was not heard from your lips in your day of pride, 57 before your awickedness was uncovered, Iso now you have become the breproach of the daughters of IIEdom and of all who are around her, of the daughters of the Philistines—those surrounding [you] who despise you. 58 You have aborne [the penalty of] your lewdness and abominations,” the LORD declares. 59 For thus says the Lord GOD, “I will also do with you as you have done, you who have adespised the oath by breaking the covenant.

[53] ILit in their midst IILit the captivity of your captivity
[54] aJr 2:26 bEzk 14:22, 23
[55] IHeb includes will return...state after Sodom also
[57] ILit as at the time of IISo with many mss and one version; M.T. Aram aEzk 16:36, 37 b2K 16:5-7; 2Ch 28:5, 6, 18-23; Ezk 5:14, 15; 22:4
[58] aEzk 23:49
[59] aIs 24:5; Ezk 17:19

The Covenant Remembered

60 ¶ “Nevertheless, I will remember My covenant with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish an aeverlasting covenant with you. 61 Then you will aremember your ways and be ashamed when you receive your sisters, [both] your older and your younger; and I will give them to you as daughters, but not because of your covenant. 62 Thus I will aestablish My covenant with you, and you shall bknow that I am the LORD, 63 so that you may aremember and be ashamed and bnever open your mouth anymore because of your humiliation, when I have cforgiven you for all that you have done,” the Lord GOD declares.

[60] aIs 55:3; Jr 32:38-41; Ezk 37:26
[61] aJr 50:4, 5; Ezk 6:9
[62] aEzk 20:37; 34:25; 37:26 bJr 24:7; Ezk 20:43, 44
[63] aEzk 36:31, 32; Dn 9:7, 8 bPs 39:9; Ro 3:19 cPs 65:3; 78:38; 79:9

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Under the similitude of a wretched infant is shewed the natural state of Jerusalem.

1 ¶ Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 2 Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations, 3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto Jerusalem; Thy birth and thy nativity [is] of the land of Canaan; thy father [was] an Amorite, and thy mother an Hittite. 4 And [as for] thy nativity, in the day thou wast born thy navel was not cut, neither wast thou washed in water to supple [thee]; thou wast not salted at all, nor swaddled at all. 5 None eye pitied thee, to do any of these unto thee, to have compassion upon thee; but thou wast cast out in the open field, to the lothing of thy person, in the day that thou wast born.

[2] Is 58:1; Ezk 8:9; 20:4; 22:2; 23:36; 33:7; Ho 8:1.
[3] Gn 11:25, 29; 15:16; Dt 20:17; Jsh 24:14; 1K 21:26; 2K 21:11; Ezr 9:1; Ne 9:7; Is 1:10; 51:1; Ezk 16:45; 21:30; Mt 3:7; 11:24; Lk 3:7; Jn 8:44; Ep 2:3; 1Jn 3:10.
[4] Gn 15:13; Ex 1:11; 2:23; 5:16; Dt 5:6; 15:15; Jsh 24:2; Ne 9:7; Lm 2:20, 22; Ezk 20:8, 13; Ho 2:3; Lk 2:7, 12; Ac 7:6.
[5] Gn 21:10; Ex 1:22; Nu 19:16; Is 49:15; Jr 9:21; 22:19; Lm 2:11, 19; 4:3, 10; Ezk 2:6.

God's extraordinary love towards her.

6 ¶ And when I passed by thee, and saw thee polluted in thine own blood, I said unto thee [when thou wast] in thy blood, Live; yea, I said unto thee [when thou wast] in thy blood, Live. 7 I have caused thee to multiply as the bud of the field, and thou hast increased and waxen great, and thou art come to excellent ornaments: [thy] breasts are fashioned, and thine hair is grown, whereas thou [wast] naked and bare. 8 Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold, thy time [was] the time of love; and I spread my skirt over thee, and covered thy nakedness: yea, I sware unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord GOD, and thou becamest mine. 9 Then washed I thee with water; yea, I throughly washed away thy blood from thee, and I anointed thee with oil. 10 I clothed thee also with broidered work, and shod thee with badgers' skin, and I girded thee about with fine linen, and I covered thee with silk. 11 I decked thee also with ornaments, and I put bracelets upon thy hands, and a chain on thy neck. 12 And I put a jewel on thy forehead, and earrings in thine ears, and a beautiful crown upon thine head. 13 Thus wast thou decked with gold and silver; and thy raiment [was of] fine linen, and silk, and broidered work; thou didst eat fine flour, and honey, and oil: and thou wast exceeding beautiful, and thou didst prosper into a kingdom. 14 And thy renown went forth among the heathen for thy beauty: for it [was] perfect through my comeliness, which I had put upon thee, saith the Lord GOD.

[6] Ex 2:24; 3:7; 19:4; Dt 9:4; Ps 105:10, 26; Is 14:19; 51:23; Ezk 20:5; Mi 7:10; Mt 5:13; Jn 5:25; Ac 7:34; Ro 9:15; Ep 2:4; Tit 3:3; He 10:29; Rv 14:20.
[7] Gn 22:17; Ex 1:7; 3:22; 12:37; Dt 1:10; 4:8; 32:10; 33:26; Ne 9:18; Jb 1:21; Ps 135:4; 147:20; 148:14; 149:2; So 4:5; Is 61:10; 62:3; Ezk 16:10, 16, 22; Ho 2:3, 9; Ac 7:17; Rv 3:17.
[8] Ex 19:4; 24:1; 32:13; Dt 4:31; 7:6; Ru 3:9; 1S 12:22; Is 41:8; 43:4; 63:7; Jr 2:2; 31:3, 32; Ezk 16:6; 20:5; Ho 2:18; 11:1; Mal 1:2; Ro 5:8; 9:10.
[9] Ps 23:5; 51:7; Is 4:4; Ezk 16:4, 6; 36:25; Jn 13:8; 1Co 6:11; 10:2; 2Co 1:21; He 9:10; 1Jn 2:20, 27; 5:8; Rv 1:5.
[10] Gn 41:42; Ex 25:5; 26:14; 28:5; 39:27; Ps 45:13; Pv 31:22; Is 61:3, 10; Ezk 16:7, 13, 18; Lk 15:22; 1P 3:3; Rv 7:9; 18:12; 19:8; 21:2.
[11] Gn 24:22, 47, 53; 35:4; 41:42; Ex 32:2; 35:22; Lv 8:9; Nu 31:50; Jg 8:24; Es 2:17; Jb 42:11; Pv 1:9; 4:9; 25:12; So 1:10; 4:9; Is 3:19, 21; 28:5; Lm 5:16; Dn 5:7, 16, 29; Ho 2:13; Rv 2:10; 4:4, 10.
[13] Gn 17:6; Dt 8:8; 32:13; 1S 12:12; 2S 8:15; 1K 4:21; Ezr 4:20; 5:11; Ps 45:13; 48:2; 50:2; 81:16; 147:14; Is 64:11; Jr 13:20; Lm 2:15; Ezk 16:14, 19; Ho 2:5.
[14] Dt 4:6, 32; Jsh 2:9; 9:6; 1K 10:1, 24; 2Ch 2:11; 9:23; Lm 2:15; 1Co 4:7.

Her monstrous whoredom.

15 ¶ But thou didst trust in thine own beauty, and playedst the harlot because of thy renown, and pouredst out thy fornications on every one that passed by; his it was. 16 And of thy garments thou didst take, and deckedst thy high places with divers colours, and playedst the harlot thereupon: [the like things] shall not come, neither shall it be [so]. 17 Thou hast also taken thy fair jewels of my gold and of my silver, which I had given thee, and madest to thyself images of men, and didst commit whoredom with them, 18 And tookest thy broidered garments, and coveredst them: and thou hast set mine oil and mine incense before them. 19 My meat also which I gave thee, fine flour, and oil, and honey, [wherewith] I fed thee, thou hast even set it before them for a sweet savour: and [thus] it was, saith the Lord GOD. 20 Moreover thou hast taken thy sons and thy daughters, whom thou hast borne unto me, and these hast thou sacrificed unto them to be devoured. [Is this] of thy whoredoms a small matter, 21 That thou hast slain my children, and delivered them to cause them to pass through [the fire] for them? 22 And in all thine abominations and thy whoredoms thou hast not remembered the days of thy youth, when thou wast naked and bare, [and] wast polluted in thy blood. 23 And it came to pass after all thy wickedness, (woe, woe unto thee! saith the Lord GOD;) 24 [That] thou hast also built unto thee an eminent place, and hast made thee an high place in every street. 25 Thou hast built thy high place at every head of the way, and hast made thy beauty to be abhorred, and hast opened thy feet to every one that passed by, and multiplied thy whoredoms. 26 Thou hast also committed fornication with the Egyptians thy neighbours, great of flesh; and hast increased thy whoredoms, to provoke me to anger. 27 Behold, therefore I have stretched out my hand over thee, and have diminished thine ordinary [food], and delivered thee unto the will of them that hate thee, the daughters of the Philistines, which are ashamed of thy lewd way. 28 Thou hast played the whore also with the Assyrians, because thou wast unsatiable; yea, thou hast played the harlot with them, and yet couldest not be satisfied. 29 Thou hast moreover multiplied thy fornication in the land of Canaan unto Chaldea; and yet thou wast not satisfied herewith. 30 How weak is thine heart, saith the Lord GOD, seeing thou doest all these [things], the work of an imperious whorish woman; 31 In that thou buildest thine eminent place in the head of every way, and makest thine high place in every street; and hast not been as an harlot, in that thou scornest hire; 32 [But as] a wife that committeth adultery, [which] taketh strangers instead of her husband! 33 They give gifts to all whores: but thou givest thy gifts to all thy lovers, and hirest them, that they may come unto thee on every side for thy whoredom. 34 And the contrary is in thee from [other] women in thy whoredoms, whereas none followeth thee to commit whoredoms: and in that thou givest a reward, and no reward is given unto thee, therefore thou art contrary.

[15] Ex 32:6; Nu 25:1; Dt 32:15; Jg 2:12; 3:6; 10:6; 1K 11:5; 12:28; 2K 17:7; 21:3; Ps 106:35; Is 1:21; 48:1; 57:8; Jr 2:20; 3:1; 7:4; Ezk 16:25, 36; 20:8; 23:3, 8, 11, 12; 33:13; Ho 1:2; 4:10; Mi 3:11; Zp 3:11; Mt 3:9; Rv 17:5.
[16] 2K 23:7; 2Ch 28:24; Ezk 7:20; Ho 2:8.
[17] Ex 32:1; Is 44:19; 57:7; Jr 2:27; 3:9; Ezk 7:19; 23:14; Ho 2:13; 10:1.
[18] Ezk 16:10.
[19] Gn 8:21; Dt 32:14; Ezk 16:13; Ho 2:8.
[20] Gn 17:7; Ex 13:2, 12; Dt 29:11; 2K 16:3; 2Ch 33:6; Ps 106:37; Is 57:5; Jr 2:34; 7:31; 32:35; Ezk 8:17; 16:21; 20:26, 31; 23:4, 37, 39; Mi 6:7.
[21] Lv 18:21; 20:1; Dt 18:10; 2K 17:17; 21:6; 23:10; Ps 106:37.
[22] Jr 2:2; Ezk 16:3, 43, 60; Ho 2:3; 11:1.
[23] Jr 13:27; Ezk 2:10; 13:3, 18; 24:6; Zp 3:1; Mt 11:21; 23:13; Rv 8:13; 12:12.
[24] Lv 26:30; 2K 21:3; 23:5, 11; 2Ch 33:3; Ps 78:58; Is 57:5, 7; Jr 2:20; 3:2; 17:3; Ezk 16:31, 39; 20:28.
[25] Gn 38:14, 21; Pv 9:14; Is 3:9; Jr 2:23; 3:2; 6:15; Ezk 16:31; 23:9, 32; Rv 17:1, 12, 16.
[26] Ex 32:4; Dt 29:16; Jsh 24:14; Is 30:21; Ezk 8:10, 14; 20:7; 23:3, 8, 19.
[27] Dt 28:48; 2K 24:2; 2Ch 28:18; Ps 106:41; Is 3:1; 5:25; 9:12, 17; Jr 34:21; Ezk 5:6; 14:9; 16:24, 37, 47, 57; 23:22, 25, 28, 46; Ho 2:9; Rv 17:16.
[28] Jg 10:6; 2K 16:7, 10; 21:11; 2Ch 28:23; Jr 2:18, 36; Ezk 23:5, 12; Ho 10:6.
[29] Jg 2:12; 2K 21:9; Ezk 13:14; 23:14.
[30] Jg 16:15; Pv 7:11, 21; 9:13; Is 1:3; 3:9; Jr 2:12; 3:3; 4:22; Rv 17:1.
[31] Is 52:3; Ezk 16:24, 25, 33, 39; Ho 12:11.
[32] Jr 2:25, 28; 3:1, 8, 20; Ezk 16:8; 23:37, 45; Ho 2:2; 3:1; 2Co 11:2.
[33] Gn 38:16; Dt 23:17; Is 30:3, 6; 57:9; Ho 2:12; 8:9; Jol 3:3; Mi 1:7; Lk 15:30.

Her grievous judgment.

35 ¶ Wherefore, O harlot, hear the word of the LORD: 36 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thy filthiness was poured out, and thy nakedness discovered through thy whoredoms with thy lovers, and with all the idols of thy abominations, and by the blood of thy children, which thou didst give unto them; 37 Behold, therefore I will gather all thy lovers, with whom thou hast taken pleasure, and all [them] that thou hast loved, with all [them] that thou hast hated; I will even gather them round about against thee, and will discover thy nakedness unto them, that they may see all thy nakedness. 38 And I will judge thee, as women that break wedlock and shed blood are judged; and I will give thee blood in fury and jealousy. 39 And I will also give thee into their hand, and they shall throw down thine eminent place, and shall break down thy high places: they shall strip thee also of thy clothes, and shall take thy fair jewels, and leave thee naked and bare. 40 They shall also bring up a company against thee, and they shall stone thee with stones, and thrust thee through with their swords. 41 And they shall burn thine houses with fire, and execute judgments upon thee in the sight of many women: and I will cause thee to cease from playing the harlot,