Ezekiel , CHAPTER 16
Thus the word of the LORD came to me
Son of man, make known to Jerusalem her abominations.
Thus says the Lord GOD to Jerusalem By origin and birth you are of the land of Canaan; your father was an Amorite and your mother a Hittite.
As for your birth, the day you were born your navel cord was not cut; you were neither washed with water nor anointed, nor were you rubbed with salt, nor swathed in swaddling clothes.
No one looked on you with pity or compassion to do any of these things for you. Rather, you were thrown out on the ground as something loathsome, the day you were born.
Then I passed by and saw you weltering in your blood. I said to you Live in your blood
and grow like a plant in the field. You grew and developed, you came to the age of puberty; your breasts were formed, your hair had grown, but you were still stark naked.
Again I passed by you and saw that you were now old enough for love. So I spread the corner of my cloak over you to cover your nakedness; I swore an oath to you and entered into a covenant with you; you became mine, says the Lord GOD.
Then I bathed you with water, washed away your blood, and anointed you with oil.
I clothed you with an embroidered gown, put sandals of fine leather on your feet; I gave you a fine linen sash and silk robes to wear.
I adorned you with jewelry I put bracelets on your arms, a necklace about your neck,
a ring in your nose, pendants in your ears, and a glorious diadem upon your head.
Thus you were adorned with gold and silver; your garments were of fine linen, silk, and embroidered cloth. Fine flour, honey, and oil were your food. You were exceedingly beautiful, with the dignity of a queen.
You were renowned among the nations for your beauty, perfect as it was, because of my splendor which I had bestowed on you, says the Lord GOD.
But you were captivated by your own beauty, you used your renown to make yourself a harlot, and you lavished your harlotry on every passer-by, whose own you became.
You took some of your gowns and made for yourself gaudy high places, where you played the harlot. . . .
You took the splendid gold and silver ornaments that I had given you and made for yourself male images, with which also you played the harlot.
You took your embroidered gowns to cover them; my oil and my incense you set before them;
the food that I had given you, the fine flour, the oil, and the honey with which I fed you, you set before them as an appeasing odor, says the Lord GOD.
The sons and daughters you had borne me you took and offered as sacrifices to be devoured by them! Was it not enough that you had become a harlot?
You slaughtered and immolated my children to them, making them pass through fire.
And through all your abominations and harlotries you remembered nothing of when you were a girl, stark naked and weltering in your blood.
Then after all your evildoing--woe, woe to you! says the Lord GOD--
you raised for yourself a platform and a dais in every public place.
At every street corner you built a dais for yourself to use your beauty obscenely, spreading your legs for every passer-by, playing the harlot countless times.
You played the harlot with the Egyptians, your lustful neighbors, so many times that I was provoked to anger.
Therefore I stretched out my hand against you, I diminished your allowance and delivered you over to the will of your enemies, the Philistines, who revolted at your lewd conduct.
You also played the harlot with the Assyrians, because you were not satisfied; and after playing the harlot with them, you were still not satisfied.
Again and again you played the harlot, now going to Chaldea, the land of the traders; but despite this, you were still not satisfied.
How wild your lust! says the Lord GOD, that you did all these things, acting like a shameless prostitute,
building your platform at every street corner and erecting your dais in every public place! Yet you were unlike a prostitute, since you disdained payment.
The adulterous wife receives, instead of her husband, payment.
All harlots receive gifts. But you rather bestowed your gifts on all your lovers, bribing them to come to you from all sides for your harlotry.
Thus in your harlotry you were different from all other women. No one sought you out for prostitution. Since you gave payment instead of receiving it, how different you were!
Therefore, harlot, hear the word of the LORD!