Ezekiel 16:15-59

Ezekiel 16:15-59

[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,  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,  is given  unto thee, therefore thou art  contrary.  [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,  and thou also shalt give  no hire  any more. [42] So will I make my fury  toward thee to rest,  and my jealousy  shall depart  from thee, and I will be quiet,  and will be no more angry.  [43] Because thou hast not remembered  the days  of thy youth,  but hast fretted  me in all these things; behold,  therefore I also will recompense  thy way  upon thine head,  saith  the Lord  GOD:  and thou shalt not commit  this lewdness  above all thine abominations.  [44] Behold, every one that useth proverbs  against thee, saying,  As is the mother,  so is her daughter.  [45] Thou art thy mother's  daughter,  that lotheth  her husband  and her children;  and thou art the sister  which lothed  their husbands  and their children:  your mother  was an Hittite,  and your father  an Amorite.  [46] And thine elder  sister  is Samaria,  she and her daughters  that dwell  at thy left hand:  and thy younger  sister,  that dwelleth  at thy right hand,  is Sodom  and her daughters.  [47] Yet hast thou not walked  after their ways,  nor done  after their abominations:  but, as if that were a very  little  thing, thou wast corrupted  more than they  in all thy ways.  [48] As I live,  saith  the Lord  GOD,  Sodom  thy sister  hath not done,  she nor her daughters,  as thou hast done,  thou and thy daughters.  [49] Behold, this was the iniquity  of thy sister  Sodom,  pride,  fulness  of bread,  and abundance  of idleness  was in her and in her daughters,  neither did she strengthen  the hand  of the poor  and needy.  [50] And they were haughty,  and committed  abomination  before  me: therefore I took them away  as I saw  good. [51] Neither hath Samaria  committed  half  of thy sins;  but thou hast multiplied  thine abominations  more than they,  and hast justified  thy sisters  in all thine abominations  which thou hast done.  [52] Thou also, which hast judged  thy sisters,  bear  thine own shame  for thy sins  that thou hast committed more abominable  than they:  they are more righteous  than thou: yea, be thou confounded  also, and bear  thy shame,  in that thou hast justified  thy sisters.  [53] When I shall bring again  their captivity,  of Sodom  and her daughters,  and the captivity  of Samaria  and her daughters,  then will I bring again the captivity  in the midst  of them: [54] That thou mayest bear  thine own shame,  and mayest be confounded  in all that thou hast done,  in that thou art a comfort  [55] When thy sisters,  Sodom  and her daughters,  shall return  to their former estate,  and Samaria  and her daughters  shall return  to their former estate,  then thou and thy daughters  shall return  to your former estate.  [56] For thy sister  Sodom  was not mentioned  by thy mouth  in the day  of thy pride,  [57] Before thy wickedness  was discovered,  as at the time  of thy reproach  of the daughters  of Syria,  and all that are round about  her, the daughters  of the Philistines,  which despise  thee round about.  [58] Thou hast borne  thy lewdness  and thine abominations,  saith  the LORD.  [59] For thus saith  the Lord  GOD;  I will even deal  which hast despised  the oath  in breaking  the covenant.