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The Book of Ezekiel

Chapter 16
Verses 1-5 describe Jerusalem as a woman born without any loving parents and cast into a field.

[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 says the Lord GOD unto Jerusalem; Your birth and your nativity is of the land of Canaan; your father was an Amorite, and your mother an Hittite. [4] And as for your nativity, in the day you were born your navel was not cut, neither were you washed in water to supple you; you were not salted at all, nor swaddled at all. [5] No eye pitied you, to do any of these unto you, to have compassion upon you; but you were cast out in the open field, to the loathing of your person, in the day that you were born.

Verses 1-2  Expanded Bible Comments

Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, [2] Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations,
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Who is the "Son of man?" Pastor Russell. – Son of man
From where does he get his instructions? The LORD, from God.
What is he told to do? Let Jerusalem know of her abominations.
Does "Jerusalem" refer to Israel after the flesh or to Israel after the spirit? Yes.

Verse 3  Expanded Bible Comments

And say, Thus says the Lord GOD unto Jerusalem; Your birth and your nativity is of the land of Canaan; your father was an Amorite, and your mother an Hittite.
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In delivering the message, does the "Son of man" refer to himself ("I am going to do this, etc.?") No. The message is strictly from the Bible: "Thus saith the Lord GOD."
To whom is this message directed? To "Jerusalem," i.e., to Christendom.
What is the difference between "your birth" and "your nativity?" Birth:
Strong's H4351
מְכֹרָה מְכוּרָה
mekûrâh mekôrâh
mek-oo-raw', mek-o-raw'
From the same as H3564 in the sense of digging; origin (as if a mine): - birth, habitation, nativity.
Nativity:
Strong's H4138
מוֹלֶדֶת
môledeth
mo-leh'-deth
From H3205; nativity (plural birth place); by implication lineage, native country; also offspring, family: - begotten, born, issue, kindred, native (-ity).
Based upon the above definitions it would appear that "your birth" refers to "your origin" (as an individual) and "your nativity" seems to refer to "your people" or "the land of your people."
What is the significance of both origin and native country being from "the land of Canaan?" Canaan was the "promised land." This seems to indicate that they had the potential to be God's true people.
What is the importance of "your father was an Amorite?" The Amorites are first seen in an alliance with Abram when he went to rescue his nephew Lot. However we most often find them being associated with iniquity – "the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full." Gen. 15:16 – In Num. 13:29 we learn that "the Amorites dewll in the mountains" (in Christendom.)
What is the importance of "your mother was a Hittite?" The following is from: http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/hittites.htm
"The Hittites were a people who once lived in what is modern Turkey and northern Syria. Most of what we know about them today comes from ancient texts that have been recovered. It would seem that the first indication of their existence occurred in about 1900 BC, in the region that was to become Hatti. There, they established the town of Nesa. Over the next three hundred years, their influence grew until in about 1680 BC, a true empire was born.
This original kingdom was founded by a leader known as Labarna, and the kingdom was expanded by later rulers all across Anatolia and down to the Mediterranean Sea. So strong was this kingdom that in 1595 BC, they were able to raid Babylon. However, this initial serge of the Hittite empire was staggered due to the lack of a clear custom for the succession of Kings. Hence, the kingdom was only as strong as the current ruler, and within about 120 years, it began to crumble."


Hittite
Strong's H2851
חִתִּית
chittı̂yth
khit-teeth'
From H2865; fear: - terror.
Even though they were a people which grew to be an empire, the only place in the Bible where they are mentioned is here in the Book of Ezekiel. The word (Strong's H2851) occurs 10 times. Two times (here in vs 3 and again in vs 45) it is translated as "Hittite." The other 8 times it is translated "terror."
This would seem to be a good description of Christendom, for they began within the true church and grew into what could be described as the greatest terrorist organization ever.

Verse 4  Expanded Bible Comments

And as for your nativity, in the day you were born your navel was not cut, neither were you washed in water to supple you; you were not salted at all, nor swaddled at all.
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What is meant by "in the day that you were born?" This would seem to have reference to the early development of "the man of sin." 2 Thess. 2:7 – See also Rev. 12:1-5.
Please note that while the reference in Revelation is to the "man-child" (the man of sin,) here in Ezekiel the reference is to Christendom (the false church) as a woman (growing out of her association with the true church,) the bride of Christ.
Why does it say "your naval was not cut?" "Your umbilical cord wasn't cut" (ISV.) This appears to be saying that the man-child (who would become "the man of sin,") still was in direct contact with the true church the still claimed the Bible as being from where it received its nourishment.
What is meant by "Neither were you washed in water to supple you?" "You weren't washed with water to clean you." (ISV) – No, the "man of sin" was never cleansed by the water of truth.
"To supple you." The man of sin never learned to be flexible in its dealings with its enemies.
Explain "You were not salted." The man of sin was never in harmony with "the salt of the earth."
What is meant by "nor swaddled at all." The Lord never wrapped up the man of sin in his loving arms to protect him from the Adversary and his ways.

Verse 5  Expanded Bible Comments

No eye pitied you, to do any of these unto you, to have compassion upon you; but you were cast out in the open field, to the loathing of your person, in the day that you were born.
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"No eye pitied you." – Why not? Because "you" are the "man of sin, the mystery of iniquity" which grew up as a cancer from within the true church.
"To do any of these unto you." – What things? "To have compassion upon you."
How were they "cast out in the open field, to the loathing of your person?" Compare with Rev. 12:4.
When did this take place? "In the day that you were born?" This appears to refer to the time between the early church (Paul's day) to somewhere around the 4th century when the church nominal became united with the civil power of the Roman Empire (314 A.D.)

Verses 6-14 describe how God took Jerusalem (as a cast out woman,) cleaned her up, clothed her with silk, gave her adornments and jewels, made a covenant with her, and caused her to "prosper into a kingdom."
These verses describe Jerusalem as a girl that reaches puberty. She is naked and having her period. The LORD cleans her up, clothes her as one would clothe a princess or a queen. She is given an embroidered robe and a crown and is given food fit for royalty. While speaking to Jerusalem as if she were indeed a pure chaste young woman (i.e., the True Church,) the church already has "the mystery of iniquity" working in her.

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

Verse 6  Expanded Bible Comments

And when I passed by you, and saw you polluted in your own blood, I said unto you when you were in your blood, Live; yea, I said unto you when you were in your blood, Live.
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"When I passed by you.." Who is "I?" Our heavenly Father.
Who is "you?" Jerusalem, picturing the early church. At this stage she has not yet been corrupted into Christendom. That would come later.
"And saw you polluted in your own blood." What does that mean? This appears to refer to a young woman during her monthly period.
Why does is say she was "polluted in your own blood?" In the law a woman is considered to be unclean for 7 days after giving birth to a son (Lev. 12:2.) When a woman has her monthly cycle she is considered to be unclean for 7 days (Lev. 15:19,25)
The early church came from natural Israel, under the law, and were therefore considered to be unclean (until they made consecration and received the holy spirit.)
What does the Lord say to her, and what does that mean? "Live!" Reject the world and its dead ways and follow Jesus in the "narrow way" of life.
Why is this repeated? Suggestion: The first refers to those of natural Israel who were transferred from Moses to Christ (29-36 A.D.) The second refers to those who came in from 36 A.D. and forward during the early stages of the church.
The Lord rescued those of the early church from death at the hands of their enemies. First the religous leaders in Israel and the Romans. Later from the false church.

Verse 7  Expanded Bible Comments

I have caused you to multiply as the bud of the field, and you have increased and waxen great, and you are come to excellent ornaments: your breasts are fashioned, and your hair is grown, whereas you were naked and bare.
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How did God cause her "to multiply as the bud of the field?" In the first few days of the early Church (beginning with Pentecost) there were brought in over eight thousand. Acts 2:41,47; 4:4
How did they "increase and wax great?" Not only did the numbers of the early church continue to grow, but so did their stature in the eyes of others. They became important enough to be persecuted by pagan Rome.
What is meant by "you are come to excellent ornaments?" This would seem to refer to the spiritual development of the early church.
What is indicated by "your breasts are fashioned, and you hair is grown?" The church has grown up, matured.
What is the above phrase contrasted with and what does that indicate? It is contrasted with her prior condition, i.e., "whereas you were naked and bare." Now the saints within the church have been completely adopted by God and they have grown up from being a (relatively) young child into being a mature church.

Verse 8  Expanded Bible Comments

Now when I passed by you, and looked upon you, behold, your time was the time of love; and I spread my skirt over you, and covered your nakedness: yea, I sware unto you, and entered into a covenant with you, says the Lord GOD, and you became mine.
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"Now when I passed by you.." What is different this time from verse 6? In verse 6 when He passed by, she was entering puberty, naked and polluted. Now she is grown.
What is meant by "your time was the time of love?" As a young woman she has reached the time for marriage.
What is meant by "I spread my skirt over you?" Please compare with Ruth 3:1-11. This makes the tie in with the Lord as our near Kinsman, the Kinsman redeemer.
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If this has reference to the early church, why does the Lord say "and covered your nakedness?"
"I sware unto you, and entered into a covenant with you." Weren't they already in a covenant with the Lord? What does this mean?
"And you became mine." Weren't they already His? What does this mean?

Verse 9  Expanded Bible Comments

Then washed I you with water; yea, I thoroughly washed away your blood from you, and I anointed you with oil.
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Why does the LORD say "I washed you with water," and then adds "I thoroughly washed away your blood from you?" Washed with the water of truth. This leads to a greater appreciation of the LORD and the desire to be closer to Him, which leads from the consecration to Richteousness to a full and complete consecration. At that point the church's sins (uncleanness, pictured by the blood of her montyly cycle) washed away (as she receives justification to life.)
What is meant by "I anointed you with oil?" At this point the church receives the Holy Spirit.
In other words, this verse describes the steps leading from tentative Justification to Full consecration, Justification and Spirit begetting, coming under the anointing of the Christ.

Verse 10  Expanded Bible Comments

I clothed you also with broidered work, and shod you with badgers' skin, and I girded you about with fine linen, and I covered you with silk.
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What is indicated by being clothed with broidered work? The skirt of the High Priest's garment was embroidered. The scriptures seem to indicate that this was initially a pattern impressed in the garment. This pattern was filled in with colored needlework. It seems to picture the perfect pattern set in gold (divine promises) worn by our High Priest. We each get our robe (Christ's righteousness) which is to be embroidered (filled in by each member of His body) as we develop more and more the character of the Master.
Why "shod with badgers' skin?" This was one of the coverings for the Tabernacle - T127. It also was used to cover the ark of the covenant when the Tabernacle was moved. This phrase seems to indicate that we (as new creatures) are specially covered and hidden from the view of the world.
Please explain "girded you about with fine linen." The church is strengthened (girded) by the robe of righteousness (fine linen.)
What is indicated by "covered with silk." Silk would be worn by Royalty.

Verse 11  Expanded Bible Comments

I decked you also with ornaments, and I put bracelets upon your hands, and a chain on your neck.
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Verse 12  Expanded Bible Comments

And I put a jewel on your forehead, and earrings in your ears, and a beautiful crown upon your head.
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Verse 13  Expanded Bible Comments

Thus were you decked with gold and silver; and your raiment was of fine linen, and silk, and broidered work; you did eat fine flour, and honey, and oil: and you were exceeding beautiful, and you did prosper into a kingdom.
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Verse 14  Expanded Bible Comments

And your renown went forth among the heathen for your beauty: for it was perfect through my comeliness, which I had put upon you, says the Lord GOD.
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Jerusalem plays the harlot

[15] But you did trust in your own beauty, and played the harlot because of your renown, and poured out your fornications on every one that passed by; his it was. [16] And of your garments you did take, and decked your high places with divers colours, and played the harlot thereupon: the like things shall not come, neither shall it be so. [17] You have also taken your fair jewels of my gold and of my silver, which I had given you, and made to yourself images of men, and did commit whoredom with them, [18] And took your broidered garments, and covered them: and you have set mine oil and mine incense before them. [19] My meat also which I gave you, fine flour, and oil, and honey, wherewith I fed you, you have even set it before them for a sweet savour: and thus it was, says the Lord GOD. [20] Moreover you have taken your sons and your daughters, whom you have borne unto me, and these have you sacrificed unto them to be devoured. Is this of your whoredoms a small matter, [21] That you have slain my children, and delivered them to cause them to pass through the fire for them? [22] And in all your abominations and your whoredoms you have not remembered the days of your youth, when you were naked and bare, and were polluted in your blood.

Verse 15  Expanded Bible Comments

But you did trust in your own beauty, and played the harlot because of your renown, and poured out your fornications on every one that passed by; his it was.
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Verse 16  Expanded Bible Comments

And of your garments you did take, and decked your high places with divers colours, and played the harlot thereupon: the like things shall not come, neither shall it be so.
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Verse 17  Expanded Bible Comments

You have also taken your fair jewels of my gold and of my silver, which I had given you, and made to yourself images of men, and did commit whoredom with them,
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Verse 18  Expanded Bible Comments

And took your broidered garments, and covered them: and you have set mine oil and mine incense before them.
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Verse 19  Expanded Bible Comments

My meat also which I gave you, fine flour, and oil, and honey, wherewith I fed you, you have even set it before them for a sweet savour: and thus it was, says the Lord GOD.
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Verse 20  Expanded Bible Comments

Moreover you have taken your sons and your daughters, whom you have borne unto me, and these have you sacrificed unto them to be devoured. Is this of your whoredoms a small matter,
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Verse 21  Expanded Bible Comments

That you have slain my children, and delivered them to cause them to pass through the fire for them?
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Verse 22  Expanded Bible Comments

And in all your abominations and your whoredoms you have not remembered the days of your youth, when you were naked and bare, and were polluted in your blood.
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Jerusalem has put their idols everywhere and played the harlot with all her neighbors, even Egypt, the Philistines and Babylon

[23] And it came to pass after all your wickedness, (woe, woe unto you! says the Lord GOD;) [24] That thou have also built unto you an eminent place, and have made you an high place in every street. [25] You have built your high place at every head of the way, and have made your beauty to be abhorred, and have opened your feet to every one that passed by, and multiplied your whoredoms. [26] You have also committed fornication with the Egyptians your neighbours, great of flesh; and have increased your whoredoms, to provoke me to anger. [27] Behold, therefore I have stretched out my hand over you, and have diminished your ordinary food, and delivered you unto the will of them that hate you, the daughters of the Philistines, which are ashamed of your lewd way. [28] You have played the whore also with the Assyrians, because you were unsatiable; yea, you have played the harlot with them, and yet could not be satisfied. [29] You have moreover multiplied your fornication in the land of Canaan unto Chaldea; and yet you were not satisfied herewith.

Verse 23  Expanded Bible Comments

And it came to pass after all your wickedness, (woe, woe unto you! says the Lord GOD;)
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Verse 24  Expanded Bible Comments

That you have also built unto you an eminent place, and have made you an high place in every street.
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Verse 25  Expanded Bible Comments

You have built your high place at every head of the way, and have made your beauty to be abhorred, and have opened your feet to every one that passed by, and multiplied your whoredoms.
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Verse 26  Expanded Bible Comments

You have also committed fornication with the Egyptians your neighbours, great of flesh; and have increased your whoredoms, to provoke me to anger.
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Verse 27  Expanded Bible Comments

Behold, therefore I have stretched out my hand over you, and have diminished your ordinary food, and delivered you unto the will of them that hate you, the daughters of the Philistines, which are ashamed of your lewd way.
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Verse 28  Expanded Bible Comments

You have played the whore also with the Assyrians, because you were unsatiable; yea, you have played the harlot with them, and yet could not be satisfied.
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Verse 29  Expanded Bible Comments

You have moreover multiplied your fornication in the land of Canaan unto Chaldea; and yet you were not satisfied herewith.
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Jerusalem, as a harlot, instead of receiving payment, she pays her lovers

[30] How weak is your heart, says the Lord GOD, seeing you do all these things, the work of an imperious whorish woman; [31] In that you built your eminent place in the head of every way, and make your high place in every street; and have not been as an harlot, in that you scorn hire; [32] But as a wife that committs adultery, which takes strangers instead of her husband! [33] They give gifts to all whores: but you give your gifts to all your lovers, and hire them, that they may come unto you on every side for your whoredom. [34] And the contrary is in you from other women in your whoredoms, whereas none follow you to commit whoredoms: and in that you give a reward, and no reward is given unto you, therefore you are contrary.

Verse 30  Expanded Bible Comments

How weak is your heart, says the Lord GOD, seeing you do all these things, the work of an imperious whorish woman;
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Verse 31  Expanded Bible Comments

In that you built your eminent place in the head of every way, and make your high place in every street; and have not been as an harlot, in that you scorn hire;
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Verse 32  Expanded Bible Comments

But as a wife that commits adultery, which takes strangers instead of her husband!
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Verse 33  Expanded Bible Comments

They give gifts to all whores: but you give your gifts to all your lovers, and hired them, that they may come unto you on every side for your whoredom.
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Verse 34  Expanded Bible Comments

And the contrary is in you from other women in your whoredoms, whereas none follows you to commit whoredoms: and in that you give a reward, and no reward is given unto you, therefore you are contrary.
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God reveals the harlotry and idolotry of Jerusalem to others, resulting in her being stoned

[35] Wherefore, O harlot, hear the word of the LORD: [36] Thus says the Lord GOD; Because your filthiness was poured out, and your nakedness discovered through your whoredoms with your lovers, and with all the idols of your abominations, and by the blood of your children, which you did give unto them; [37] Behold, therefore I shall gather all your lovers, with whom you have taken pleasure, and all them that you have loved, with all them that you have hated; I shall even gather them round about against you, and shall discover your nakedness unto them, that they may see all your nakedness. [38] And I shall judge you, as women that break wedlock and shed blood are judged; and I shall give you blood in fury and jealousy. [39] And I shall also give you into their hand, and they shall throw down your eminent place, and shall break down your high places: they shall strip you also of your clothes, and shall take your fair jewels, and leave you naked and bare. [40] They shall also bring up a company against you, and they shall stone you with stones, and thrust you through with their swords. [41] And they shall burn your houses with fire, and execute judgments upon you in the sight of many women: and I shall cause you to cease from playing the harlot, and you also shall give no hire any more. [42] So shall I make my fury toward you to rest, and my jealousy shall depart from you, and I shall be quiet, and shall be no more angry. [43] Because you have not remembered the days of your youth, but have fretted me in all these things; behold, therefore I also will recompense your way upon your head, says the Lord GOD: and you shall not commit this lewdness above all your abominations.

Verse 35  Expanded Bible Comments

Wherefore, O harlot, hear the word of the LORD:
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Verse 36  Expanded Bible Comments

Thus says the Lord GOD; Because your filthiness was poured out, and your nakedness discovered through your whoredoms with your lovers, and with all the idols of your abominations, and by the blood of your children, which you did give unto them;
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Verse 37  Expanded Bible Comments

Behold, therefore I shall gather all your lovers, with whom you have taken pleasure, and all them that you have loved, with all them that you have hated; I shall even gather them round about against you, and shall discover your nakedness unto them, that they may see all your nakedness.
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Verse 38  Expanded Bible Comments

And I shall judge you, as women that break wedlock and shed blood are judged; and I shall give you blood in fury and jealousy.
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Verse 39  Expanded Bible Comments

And I shall also give you into their hand, and they shall throw down your eminent place, and shall break down your high places: they shall strip you also of your clothes, and shall take your fair jewels, and leave you naked and bare.
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Verse 40  Expanded Bible Comments

They shall also bring up a company against you, and they shall stone you with stones, and thrust you through with their swords.
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Verse 41  Expanded Bible Comments

And they shall burn your houses with fire, and execute judgments upon you in the sight of many women: and I shall cause you to cease from playing the harlot, and you also shall give no hire any more.
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Verse 42  Expanded Bible Comments

So shall I make my fury toward you to rest, and my jealousy shall depart from you, and I shall be quiet, and shall be no more angry.
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Verse 43  Expanded Bible Comments

Because you have not remembered the days of your youth, but have fretted me in all these things; behold, therefore I also will recompense your way upon your head, says the Lord GOD: and you shall not commit this lewdness above all your abominations.
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[44] Behold, every one that uses proverbs shall use this proverb against you, saying, As is the mother, so is her daughter. [45] You are your mother's daughter, that loathes her husband and her children; and you are the sister of your sisters, which loathed their husbands and their children: your mother was an Hittite, and your father an Amorite. [46] And your elder sister is Samaria, she and her daughters that dwell at your left hand: and your younger sister, that dwell at your right hand, is Sodom and her daughters. [47] Yet have you not walked after their ways, nor done after their abominations: but, as if that were a very little thing, you were corrupted more than they in all your ways. [48] As I live, says the Lord GOD, Sodom your sister hath not done, she nor her daughters, as you have done, you and your daughters. [49] Behold, this was the iniquity of your 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 your sins; but you have multiplied your abominations more than they, and have justified your sisters in all your abominations which you have done. [52] You also, which have judged your sisters, bear your own shame for your sins that you have committed more abominable than they: they are more righteous than you: yea, be you confounded also, and bear your shame, in that you have justified your sisters.

Verse 44  Expanded Bible Comments

Behold, every one that uses proverbs shall use this proverb against you, saying, As is the mother, so is her daughter.
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Verse 45  Expanded Bible Comments

You are your mother's daughter, that loathes her husband and her children; and you are the sister of your sisters, which loathed their husbands and their children: your mother was an Hittite, and your father an Amorite.
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Verse 46  Expanded Bible Comments

And your elder sister is Samaria, she and her daughters that dwell at your left hand: and your younger sister, that dwells at your right hand, is Sodom and her daughters.
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Verse 47  Expanded Bible Comments

Yet have you not walked after their ways, nor done after their abominations: but, as if that were a very little thing, you were corrupted more than they in all your ways.
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Verse 48  Expanded Bible Comments

As I live, says the Lord GOD, Sodom your sister hath not done, she nor her daughters, as you have done, you and your daughters.
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Verse 49  Expanded Bible Comments

Behold, this was the iniquity of your 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.
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Verse 50  Expanded Bible Comments

And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good.
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Verse 51  Expanded Bible Comments

Neither hath Samaria committed half of your sins; but you have multiplied your abominations more than they, and have justified your sisters in all your abominations which you have done.
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Verse 52  Expanded Bible Comments

You also, which have judged your sisters, bear your own shame for your sins that you have committed more abominable than they: they are more righteous than you: yea, be you confounded also, and bear your shame, in that you have justified your sisters.
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[53] When I shall bring again their captivity, the captivity of Sodom and her daughters, and the captivity of Samaria and her daughters, then shall I bring again the captivity of your captives in the midst of them: [54] That you may bear your own shame, and may be confounded in all that thou have done, in that you are a comfort unto them. [55] When your sisters, Sodom and her daughters, shall return to their former estate, and Samaria and her daughters shall return to their former estate, then you and your daughters shall return to your former estate. [56] For your sister Sodom was not mentioned by your mouth in the day of your pride, [57] Before your wickedness was discovered, as at the time of your reproach of the daughters of Syria, and all that are round about her, the daughters of the Philistines, which despise you round about. [58] You have borne your lewdness and your abominations, says the LORD. [59] For thus says the Lord GOD; I shall even deal with you as you have done, which have despised the oath in breaking the covenant.

Verse 53  Expanded Bible Comments

When I shall bring again their captivity, the captivity of Sodom and her daughters, and the captivity of Samaria and her daughters, then shall I bring again the captivity of your captives in the midst of them:
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Verse 54  Expanded Bible Comments

That you may bear your own shame, and may be confounded in all that you have done, in that you are a comfort unto them.
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Verse 55  Expanded Bible Comments

When your sisters, Sodom and her daughters, shall return to their former estate, and Samaria and her daughters shall return to their former estate, then you and your daughters shall return to your former estate.
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Verse 56  Expanded Bible Comments

For your sister Sodom was not mentioned by your mouth in the day of your pride,
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Verse 57  Expanded Bible Comments

Before your wickedness was discovered, as at the time of your reproach of the daughters of Syria, and all that are round about her, the daughters of the Philistines, which despise you round about.
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Verse 58  Expanded Bible Comments

You have borne your lewdness and your abominations, says the LORD.
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Verse 59  Expanded Bible Comments

For thus says the Lord GOD; I shall even deal with you as you have done, which have despised the oath in breaking the covenant.
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[60] Nevertheless I will remember my covenant with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish unto you an everlasting covenant. [61] Then you shall remember your ways, and be ashamed, when you shall receive your sisters, your elder and your younger: and I will give them unto you for daughters, but not by your covenant. [62] And I will establish my covenant with you; and you shall know that I am the LORD: [63] That you may remember, and be confounded, and never open your mouth any more because of your shame, when I am pacified toward you for all that you have done, says the Lord GOD.

Verse 60  Expanded Bible Comments

Nevertheless I will remember my covenant with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish unto you an everlasting covenant.
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Verse 61  Expanded Bible Comments

Then you shall remember your ways, and be ashamed, when you shall receive your sisters, your elder and your younger: and I will give them unto you for daughters, but not by your covenant.
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Verse 62  Expanded Bible Comments

And I will establish my covenant with you; and you shall know that I am the LORD:
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Verse 63  Expanded Bible Comments

That you may remember, and be confounded, and never open your mouth any more because of your shame, when I am pacified toward you for all that you have done, says the Lord GOD.
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