1 Again the word of HaShem came unto me, saying:
2 'Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations,
3 and say: Thus saith the L-rd GOD unto Jerusalem: Thine
origin and thy nativity is of the land of the Canaanite; the Amorite was thy
father, and thy mother was a Hittite.
4 And as for thy nativity, in the day thou wast born thy
navel was not cut, neither wast thou washed in water for cleansing; thou was not
salted at all, nor swaddled at all.
5 No eye pitied thee, to do any of these unto thee, to have
compassion upon thee; but thou wast cast out in the open field in the
loathsomeness of thy person, in the day that thou wast born.
6 And when I passed by thee, and saw thee wallowing in thy
blood, I said unto thee: In thy blood, live; yea, I said unto thee: In thy
7 I cause thee to increase, even as the growth of the field.
And thou didst increase and grow up, and thou camest to excellent beauty: thy
breasts were fashioned, and thy hair was grown; yet thou wast naked and bare.
8 Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, and,
behold, thy time was the time of love, I spread my skirt over thee, and covered
thy nakedness; yea, I swore unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee,
saith the L-rd GOD, and thou becamest Mine.
9 Then washed I thee with water; yea, I cleansed away thy
blood from thee, and I anointed thee with oil.
10 I clothed thee also with richly woven work, and shod thee
with sealskin, and I wound fine linen about thy head, and covered thee with
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 ring upon thy nose, and earrings in thine
ears, and a beautiful crown upon thy head.
13 Thus wast thou decked with gold and silver; and thy
raiment was of fine linen, and silk, and richly woven work; thou didst eat fine
flour, and honey, and oil; and thou didst wax exceeding beautiful, and thou wast
meet for royal estate.
14 And thy renown went forth among the nations for thy
beauty; for it was perfect, through My splendour which I had put upon thee,
saith the L-rd GOD.
15 But thou didst trust in thy beauty and play the harlot
because of thy renown, and didst pour out thy harlotries on every one that
passed by; his it was.
16 And thou didst take of thy garments, and didst make for
thee high places decked with divers colours, and didst play the harlot upon
them; the like things shall not come, neither shall it be so.
17 Thou didst also take thy fair jewels of My gold and of My
silver, which I had given thee, and madest for thee images of men, and didst
play the harlot with them;
18 and thou didst take thy richly woven garments and cover
them, and didst set Mine oil and Mine incense before them.
19 My bread also which I gave thee, fine flour, and oil, and
honey, wherewith I fed thee, thou didst even set it before them for a sweet
savour, and thus it was; saith the L-rd 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. Were thy harlotries a small matter,
21 that thou hast slain My children, and delivered them up,
in setting them apart unto them?
22 And in all thine abominations and thy harlotries thou hast
not remembered the days of thy youth, when thou wast naked and bare, and wast
wallowing in thy blood.
23 And it came to pass after all thy wickedness--woe, woe
unto thee! saith the L-rd GOD--
24 that thou hast built unto thee an eminent place, and hast
made thee a lofty place in every street.
25 Thou hast built thy lofty place at every head of the way,
and hast made thy beauty an abomination, and hast opened thy feet to every one
that passed by, and multiplied thy harlotries.
26 Thou hast also played the harlot with the Egyptians, thy
neighbours, great of flesh; and hast multiplied thy harlotry, to provoke Me.
27 Behold, therefore I have stretched out My hand over thee,
and have diminished thine allowance, and delivered thee unto the will of them
that hate thee, the daughters of the Philistines, that are ashamed of thy lewd
28 Thou hast played the harlot also with the Assyrians,
without having enough; yea, thou hast played the harlot with them, and yet thou
wast not satisfied.
29 Thou hast moreover multiplied thy harlotry with the land
of traffic, even with Chaldea; and yet thou didst not have enough herewith.
30 How weak is thy heart, saith the L-rd GOD, seeing thou
doest all these things, the work of a wanton harlot;
31 in that thou buildest thine eminent place in the head of
every way, and makest thy lofty place in every street; and hast not been as a
harlot that enhanceth her hire.
32 Thou wife that committest adultery, that takest strangers
instead of thy husband--
33 to all harlots gifts are given; but thou hast given thy
gifts to all thy lovers, and hast bribed them to come unto thee from every side
in thy harlotries.
34 And the contrary is in thee from other women, in that thou
didst solicit to harlotry, and wast not solicited; and in that thou givest hire,
and no hire is given unto thee, thus thou art contrary.
35 Wherefore, O harlot, hear the word of HaShem!
36 Thus saith the L-rd GOD: Because thy filthiness was poured
out, and thy nakedness uncovered through thy harlotries with thy lovers; and
because of all the idols of thy abominations, and for the blood of thy children,
that thou didst give unto them;
37 therefore behold, I will gather all thy lovers, unto whom
thou hast been pleasant, and all them that thou hast loved, with all them that
thou hast hated; I will even gather them against thee from every side, and will
uncover 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 bring upon thee the blood of fury and
39 I will also give thee into their hand, and they shall
throw down thine eminent place, and break down thy lofty places; and they shall
strip thee of thy clothes, and take thy fair jewels; and they shall leave thee
naked and bare.
40 They shall also bring up an assembly against thee, and
they shall stone thee with stones, and thrust thee through with their swords.
41 And they shall burn thy 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 shalt also give no hire any more.
42 So will I satisfy My fury upon thee, 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; lo, therefore I also will bring thy way
upon thy head, saith the L-rd GOD; or hast thou not committed this lewdness
above all thine abominations?
44 Behold, every one that useth proverbs shall use this
proverb against thee, saying: As the mother, so her daughter.
45 Thou art thy mother's daughter, that loatheth her husband
and her children; and thou art the sister of thy sisters, who loathed their
husbands and their children; your mother was a Hittite, and your father an
46 And thine elder sister is Samaria, that dwelleth at thy
left hand, she and her daughters; and thy younger sister, that dwelleth at thy
right hand, is Sodom and her daughters.
47 Yet hast thou not walked in their ways, nor done after
their abominations; but in a very little while thou didst deal more corruptly
than they in all thy ways.
48 As I live, saith the L-rd 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 careless ease 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 removed them when I saw it.
51 Neither hath Samaria committed even half of thy sins; but
thou hast multiplied thine abominations more than they, and hast justified thy
sisters by all thine abominations which thou hast done.
52 Thou also, bear thine own shame, in that thou hast given
judgment for thy sisters; through thy sins that thou hast committed more
abominable than they, they are more righteous than thou; yea, be thou also
confounded, and bear thy shame, in that thou hast justified thy sisters.
53 And I will turn their captivity, the captivity of Sodom
and her daughters, and the captivity of Samaria and her daughters, and the
captivity of thy captives in the midst of them;
54 that thou mayest bear thine own shame, and mayest be
ashamed because of all that thou hast done, in that thou art a comfort unto
55 And thy sisters, Sodom and her daughters, shall return to
their former estate, and Samaria and her daughters shall return to their former
estate, and 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 uncovered, as at the time of the
taunt of the daughters of Aram, and of all that are round about her, the
daughters of the Philistines, that have thee in disdain round about.
58 Thou hast borne thy lewdness and thine abominations, saith
59 For thus saith the L-rd GOD: I will even deal with thee as
thou hast done, who hast despised the oath in breaking the covenant.
60 Nevertheless I will remember My covenant with thee in the
days of thy youth, and I will establish unto thee an everlasting covenant.
61 Then shalt thou remember thy ways, and be ashamed, when
thou shalt receive thy sisters, thine elder sisters and thy younger; and I will
give them unto thee for daughters, but not because of thy covenant.
62 And I will establish My covenant with thee, and thou shalt
know that I am HaShem;
63 that thou mayest remember, and be confounded, and never
open thy mouth any more, because of thy shame; when I have forgiven thee all
that thou hast done, saith the L-rd GOD.'