Ezekiel 23
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1And the word of LORD JEHOVAH was upon me, saying: 2Son of man, there were two women, the daughters of one mother 3And they committed fornication in Egypt in their youth. There they bruised their breasts and there they lost virginity 4The name of the elder was Ahlah and the name of the other, Ahlyabah, and they were mine, and gave birth to sons and daughters, the name of Samaria is Ahlah, and of Jerusalem Ahlyabah

5And Ahlah went whoring from me and she had sexual intercourse with her lovers, the Assyrians, who were near to her 6Who wore blue fringes, Lords and Princes and Rulers, desirable young men, all of them horsemen, riders of horses 7And she poured her fornication upon them, on all the choice ones of the sons of Assyria, and upon everyone who was joined with their idols, and she defiled herself 8And she did not abandon her fornication that was in Egypt, because they shamed her in her youth, and those took her virginity, and they poured upon her their fornication 9Because of this, behold, I have handed her over into the hands of her lovers, into the hand of the sons of Assyria, for she was sexually joined to them 10Those lay bare her nakedness and they took away her sons and her daughters and they murdered her with the sword, and she became there the talk of wives, and they executed judgment on her

11And Ahlyabah saw her sister, and she was corrupt, and her sexual intercourse was more than hers, and her fornication was more than the fornication of her sister 12She cleaved with the sons of Assyria to Lords and to Rulers who are near to her, horsemen wearing blue fringes, and all desirable young men riding horses 13And I saw that the ways of both of them were defiled 14And they added to their fornications and they saw men who were painted on the wall, images of the Chaldeans who were painted in pigments 15And they girded girdles on their loins and bands tied on their heads. The appearances are of men; all the likeness are of the sons of Babel and of the Chaldeans, the land in which they were born 16And she was joined to them in the vision of her eyes, and she sent them Messengers into the land of the Chaldeans 17And sons of Babel came to her to lie with her, and they defiled her in their fornication, and she was defiled by them, and her soul was disgusted by them 18And she exposed her fornications and she exposed her nakedness and my soul was disgusted by her as my soul was disgusted by her sister 19And she increased her fornication and she was reminded of the days of her youth when she fornicated in the land of Egypt 20And she copulated with their Servants, whose flesh was like the flesh of donkeys, and their genitals like the genitals of horses 21And you reviewed the evil of your youth when you lost your virginity in Egypt, and the breasts of your youth were bruised

22Because of this, Ahlyabah, thus says THE LORD OF LORDS: “Behold, I arouse against you all your lovers with whom your soul was disgusted, and I shall bring them against you 23And the sons of Babel and all the Chaldeans shall surround you, and Phut and Lud and Qua and all the sons of Assyria with them, desirable young men, Lords and Rulers, all men of Qedar, riders of horses 24And they shall come upon you when they are armed, in chariots and on wheels and in crowds of the Gentiles. They shall surround you with spears and with round shields and with helmets and I shall give judgment before them, and they shall judge you by their Judges 25And I shall put my zeal in you, and they shall break your nose in anger, and they shall pull off your ears and your remnant shall fall by the sword. They shall take your sons and your daughters, and your remnant shall be consumed in fire 26And they shall take the garments of your glory, and they shall strip your clothes off you 27And I shall destroy your counsel from you, and your prostitution from the land of Egypt, and you shall not lift up your eyes upon them, and Egypt shall not be remembered again 28Because of this, thus says THE LORD OF LORDS: “Behold, I deliver you into the hand of those whom you hate, into the hand of the Assyrians, by whom your soul was disgusted 29And they shall strike you in their hatred, and they shall take all your labor and they shall leave you naked and cold, and the nakedness of your fornication and of your evil shall be revealed 30And in your prostitution these things have been done to you, for you went whoring after the Gentiles, and you are defiled with their idols 31And because you walked in the ways of your sister, I shall give her cup into your hands

32Thus says THE LORD OF LORDS: “You shall drink deep and large of the cup of your sister, and you shall be ridiculous and a great mockery, and it is full

33In drunkenness and misery, you shall be filled with the cup of horror and of destruction, the cup of your sister Samaria

34You shall drink it and you shall drain it and you shall cut off your hair and you shall cut off your breasts, because I have spoken, says THE LORD OF LORDS”

35Because of this, thus says THE LORD OF LORDS: because you have forgotten me and you have cast me behind your idols, also bring me your evil and your prostitution

36And LORD JEHOVAH said to me: “Son of man, judge Ahlah and Ahalibah and show them their abominations 37For they have committed adultery and blood is on their hands, and they have committed adultery with their idols, and their sons whom they have borne to me they have burned in fire 38And this is the other thing that they did to me: they defiled my holy place in that day and my Sabbaths they have defiled 39And when they slaughtered their children for their idols, they entered my holy place in that day and they defiled it, so they did within my house

40Also they sent for men who came to them from far away, those to whom they sent Messengers, and when they came, immediately they bathed and they painted their eyes and they adorned themselves with jewelry 41And they sat down on beds that were overlaid and tables were set in front of them, and they wore my oil on them, and my sweet spices 42And the sound of their joy went out, also of the men who came from Sheba and from the wilderness, and they put bracelets on their hands and crowns of glory on their heads

43And I said: “They have committed adultery with these, and in the acts of harlots they committed fornication 44And they have been going into them as those go into a woman who is a whore; thus they were going into Ahlah and into Ahlibah, female whores 45And righteous men shall judge them with the judgment of adulteresses, and the judgment of those who shed blood, because they are adulteresses, and blood is on their hands

46Because thus says THE LORD OF LORDS: “I shall bring a multitude upon them and give them to terror and to plunder 47And the multitude shall stone them with stones, and they shall strike them with their swords, and their sons and their daughters they shall kill, and their houses they shall burn with fire 48And I shall destroy the evil from the land, and all the women shall be instructed, and they shall not do according to your prostitution 49And I shall put your prostitution upon you, and the sins of your idols you shall bear, and you shall know that I AM LORD JEHOVAH”

The Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Translated by Glenn David Bauscher
Glenn David Bauscher
Lulu Publishing
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