22:1And there is a word of Jehovah unto me, saying,
22:2`And thou, son of man, dost thou judge? dost thou judge the city of blood? then thou hast caused it to know all its abominations,
22:3and thou hast said: Thus said the Lord Jehovah: The city is shedding blood in its midst, For the coming in of its time, And it hath made idols on it for defilement.
22:4By thy blood that thou hast shed thou hast been guilty, And by thine idols that thou hast made thou hast been defiled, And thou causest thy days to draw near, And art come in unto thine years, Therefore I have given thee a reproach to nations, And a derision to all the lands.
22:5The near and the far-off from thee scoff at thee, O defiled of name -- abounding in trouble.
22:6Lo, princes of Israel -- each according to his arm Have been in thee to shed blood.
22:7Father and mother made light of in thee, To a sojourner they dealt oppressively in thy midst, Fatherless and widow they oppressed in thee.
22:8My holy things thou hast despised, And My sabbaths thou hast polluted.
22:9Men of slander have been in thee to shed blood, And on the mountains they have eaten in thee, Wickedness they have done in thy midst.
22:10The nakedness of a father hath one uncovered in thee, The defiled of impurity they humbled in thee.
22:11And each with the wife of his neighbour hath done abomination, And each his daughter-in-law hath defiled through wickedness, And each his sister, his father's daughter, hath humbled in thee.
22:12A bribe they have taken in thee to shed blood, Usury and increase thou hast taken, And cuttest off thy neighbour by oppression, And Me thou hast forgotten, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah!
22:13And lo, I have smitten My hand, Because of thy dishonest gain that thou hast gained, And for thy blood that hath been in thy midst.
22:14Doth thy heart stand -- are thy hands strong, For the days that I am dealing with thee? I, Jehovah, have spoken and have done it.
22:15And I have scattered thee among nations, And have spread thee out among lands, And consumed thy uncleanness out of thee.
22:16And thou hast been polluted in thyself Before the eyes of nations, And thou hast known that I am Jehovah.'
22:17And there is a word of Jehovah unto me, saying, `Son of man,
22:18The house of Israel hath been to Me for dross, All of them are brass, and tin, and iron, and lead, In the midst of a furnace -- dross hath silver been,
22:19Therefore, thus said the Lord Jehovah: Because of your all becoming dross, Therefore, lo, I am gathering you unto the midst of Jerusalem,
22:20A gathering of silver, and brass, and iron, and lead, and tin, Unto the midst of a furnace -- to blow on it fire, to melt it, So do I gather in Mine anger and in My fury, And I have let rest, and have melted you.
22:21And I have heaped you up, And blown on you in the fire of My wrath, And ye have been melted in its midst.
22:22As the melting of silver in the midst of a furnace, So are ye melted in its midst, And ye have known that I, Jehovah, I have poured out My fury upon you.'
22:23And there is a word of Jehovah unto me, saying:
22:24`Son of man, say to it, Thou art a land, It is not cleansed nor rained on in a day of indignation.
22:25A conspiracy of its prophets is in its midst, as a roaring lion tearing prey; The soul they have devoured, Wealth and glory they have taken, Its widows have multiplied in its midst.
22:26Its priests have wronged My law, And they pollute My holy things, Between holy and common they have not made separation, And between the unclean and the clean they have not made known, And from my sabbaths they have hidden their eyes, And I am pierced in their midst.
22:27Its princes in its midst are as wolves, Tearing prey, to shed blood, to destroy souls, For the sake of gaining dishonest gain.
22:28And its prophets have daubed for them with chalk, Seeing a vain thing, and divining for them a lie, Saying, `Thus said the Lord Jehovah:' And Jehovah hath not spoken.
22:29The people of the land have used oppression, And have taken plunder violently away, And humble and needy have oppressed, And the sojourner oppressed -- without judgment.
22:30And I seek of them a man making a fence, And standing in the breach before Me, In behalf of the land -- not to destroy it, And I have not found.
22:31And I pour out on them mine indignation, By fire of My wrath I have consumed them, Their way on their own head I have put, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah!'
23:1And there is a word of Jehovah unto me, saying, `Son of man,
23:2Two women were daughters of one mother,
23:3And they go a-whoring in Egypt, In their youth they have gone a-whoring, There they have bruised their breasts, And there they have dealt with the loves of their virginity.
23:4And their names are Aholah the elder, And Aholibah her sister, And they are Mine, and bear sons and daughters. As to their names -- Samaria is Aholah, And Jerusalem is Aholibah.
23:5And go a-whoring doth Aholah under Me, And she doteth on her lovers, On the neighbouring Assyrians,
23:6Clothed with blue -- governors and prefects, Desirable young men all of them, Horsemen, riding on horses,
23:7And she giveth her whoredoms on them, The choice of the sons of Asshur, All of them -- even all on whom she doted, By all their idols she hath been defiled.
23:8And her whoredoms out of Egypt she hath not forsaken, For with her they lay in her youth, And they dealt with the loves of her virginity, And they pour out their whoredoms on her.
23:9Therefore I have given her into the hand of her lovers, Into the hand of sons of Asshur on whom she doted.
23:10They have uncovered her nakedness, Her sons and her daughters they have taken, And her by sword they have slain, And she is a name for women, And judgments they have done with her.
23:11And see doth her sister Aholibah, And she maketh her doting love more corrupt than she, And her whoredoms than the whoredoms of her sister.
23:12On sons of Asshur she hath doted, Governors and prefects, Neighbouring ones -- clothed in perfection, Horsemen, riding on horses, Desirable young men all of them.
23:13And I see that she hath been defiled, One way is to them both.
23:14And she doth add unto her whoredoms, And she seeth graved men on the wall, Pictures of Chaldeans, graved with red lead,
23:15Girded with a girdle on their loins, Dyed attire spread out on their heads, The appearance of rulers -- all of them, The likeness of sons of Babylon, Chaldea is the land of their birth.
23:16And she doteth on them at the sight of her eyes, And sendeth messengers to them, to Chaldea.
23:17And come in unto her do sons of Babylon, To the bed of loves, And they defile her with their whoredoms, And she is defiled with them, And her soul is alienated from them.
23:18And she revealeth her whoredoms, And she revealeth her nakedness, And alienated is My soul from off her, As alienated was My soul from off her sister.
23:19And she multiplieth her whoredoms, To remember the days of her youth, When she went a-whoring in the land of Egypt.
23:20And she doteth on their paramours, Whose flesh is the flesh of asses, And the issue of horses -- their issue.
23:21Thou lookest after the wickedness of thy youth, In dealing out of Egypt thy loves, For the sake of the breasts of thy youth.
23:22Therefore, O Aholibah, thus said the Lord Jehovah: Lo, I am stirring up thy lovers against thee, From whom thy soul hath been alienated, And have brought them in against thee from round about.
23:23Sons of Babylon, and of all Chaldea, Pekod, and Shoa, and Koa, All the sons of Asshur with them, Desirable young men, governors and prefects, All of them -- rulers and proclaimed ones, Riding on horses, all of them.
23:24And they have come in against thee, With arms, rider, and wheel, And with an assembly of peoples; Target, and shield, and helmet, They do set against thee round about, And I have set before them judgment, They have judged thee in their Judgments.
23:25And I have set My jealousy against thee, And they have dealt with thee in fury, Thy nose and thine ears they turn aside, And thy posterity by sword falleth, They, thy sons and thy daughters do take away, And thy posterity is devoured by fire.
23:26And they have stripped thee of thy garments, And have taken thy beauteous jewels.
23:27And I have caused thy wickedness to cease from thee, And thy whoredoms out of the land of Egypt, And thou liftest not up thine eyes unto them, And Egypt thou dost not remember again.
23:28For thus said the Lord Jehovah: Lo, I am giving thee into a hand that thou hast hated, Into a hand from which thou wast alienated.
23:29And they have dealt with thee in hatred, And they have taken all thy labour, And they have left thee naked and bare, And revealed hath been the nakedness of thy whoredoms, And the wickedness of thy whoredoms.
23:30To do these things to thee, In thy going a-whoring after nations, Because thou hast been defiled with their idols,
23:31In the way of thy sister thou hast walked, And I have given her cup into thy hand.
23:32Thus said the Lord Jehovah: The cup of thy sister thou dost drink, The deep and the wide one, (Thou art for laughter and for scorn,) Abundant to contain.
23:33With drunkenness and sorrow thou art filled, A cup of astonishment and desolation, The cup of thy sister Samaria.
23:34And thou hast drunk it, and hast drained it, And its earthen ware thou dost gnaw, And thine own breasts thou pluckest off, For I have spoken, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah,
23:35Therefore, thus said the Lord Jehovah: Because thou hast forgotten Me, And thou dost cast Me behind thy back, Even thou also bear thy wickedness and thy whoredoms.'
23:36And Jehovah saith unto me, `Son of man, Dost thou judge Aholah and Aholibah? Declare then to them their abominations.
23:37For they have committed adultery, And blood is in their hands, With their idols they committed adultery, And also their sons whom they bore to Me, They caused to pass over to them for food.
23:38Again, this they have done to Me, They defiled My sanctuary in that day, And My sabbaths they have polluted.
23:39And in their slaughtering their sons to their idols They also come in unto My sanctuary in that day to pollute it, And lo, thus they have done in the midst of My house,
23:40And also that they send to men coming from afar, Unto whom a messenger is sent, And lo, they have come in for whom thou hast washed, Painted thine eyes, and put on adornment.
23:41And thou hast sat on a couch of honour, And a table arrayed before it, And My perfume and My oil placed on it.
23:42And the voice of a multitude at ease is with her, And unto men of the common people are brought in Sabeans from the wilderness, And they put bracelets on their hands, And a beauteous crown on their heads.
23:43And I say of the worn-out one in adulteries, Now they commit her whoredoms -- she also!
23:44And they come in unto her, As the coming in unto a whorish woman, So they have come in unto Aholah, And unto Aholibah -- the wicked women.
23:45As to righteous men, they judge them with the judgment of adulteresses, And the judgment of women shedding blood, For they are adulteresses, And blood is in their hands.
23:46For thus said the Lord Jehovah: Bring up against them an assembly, And give them to trembling and to spoiling.
23:47And they have cast at them the stone of the assembly, And cut them with their swords, Their sons and their daughters they do slay, And their houses with fire they burn.
23:48And I have caused wickedness to cease from the land, And instructed have been all the women, And they do not according to your wickedness.
23:49And they have put your wickedness on you, And the sins of your idols ye bear, And ye have known that I am the Lord Jehovah!
24:1And there is a word of Jehovah unto me, in the ninth year, in the tenth month, in the tenth of the month, saying,
24:2`Son of man, write for thee the name of the day -- this self-same day leaned hath the king of Babylon toward Jerusalem in this self-same day --
24:3and use unto the rebellious house a simile, and thou hast said unto them: Thus said the Lord Jehovah: To set on the pot, to set it on, and also to pour into it water,
24:4To gather its pieces unto it, every good piece, Thigh and shoulder, the choice of the bones to fill in.
24:5The choice of the flock to take, And also to pile of the bones under it, Boil it thoroughly, yea, cook its bones in its midst.
24:6Therefore, thus said the Lord Jehovah: Wo to the city of blood, A pot whose scum is in it, And its scum hath not come out of it, By piece of it, by piece of it bring it out, Not fallen on it hath a lot.
24:7For her blood in her midst hath been, On a clear place of a rock she hath set it, She hath not poured it on the earth, To cover it over with dust.
24:8To cause fury to come up to take vengeance, I have put her blood on a clear place of a rock -- not to be covered.
24:9Therefore, thus said the Lord Jehovah: Wo to the city of blood, yea, I -- I make great the pile.
24:10Make abundant the wood, Kindle the fire, consume the flesh, And make the compound, And let the bones be burnt.
24:11And cause it to stand on its coals empty, So that its brass is hot and burning, Melted hath been in its midst its uncleanness, Consumed is its scum.
24:12With sorrows she hath wearied herself, And the abundance of her scum goeth not out of her, In the fire is her scum.
24:13In thine uncleanness is wickedness, Because I have cleansed thee, And thou hast not been cleansed, From thine uncleanness thou art not cleansed again, Till I have caused My fury to rest on thee.
24:14I, Jehovah, hath spoken, It hath come, and I have done it, I do not free, nor do I spare, nor do I repent, According to thy ways, and according to thine acts, they have judged thee, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah.'
24:15And there is a word of Jehovah unto me, saying,
24:16`Son of man, lo, I am taking from thee the desire of thine eyes by a stroke, and thou dost not mourn, nor weep, nor let thy tear come.
24:17Cease to groan, for the dead thou dost make no mourning, thy bonnet bind on thee, and thy shoes thou dost put on thy feet, and thou dost not cover over the upper lip, and bread of men thou dost not eat.'
24:18And I speak unto the people in the morning, and my wife dieth in the evening, and I do in the morning as I have been commanded.
24:19And the people say unto me, `Dost thou not declare to us what these are to us, that thou art doing?'
24:20And I say unto them, `A word of Jehovah hath been unto me, saying:
24:21Say to the house of Israel: Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Lo, I am polluting My sanctuary, The excellency of your strength, The desire of your eyes, and the pitied of your soul, And your sons and your daughters whom ye have left, by sword they do fall.
24:22And ye have done as I have done, On the upper lip ye are not covered, And bread of men ye do not eat.
24:23And your bonnets are on your heads, And your shoes are on your feet, Ye do not mourn nor do ye weep, And ye have wasted away for your iniquities, And ye have howled one unto another.
24:24And Ezekiel hath been to you for a type, According to all that he hath done ye do; In its coming in -- ye have known that I am the Lord Jehovah.
24:25And thou, son of man, Is it not in the day of My taking from them their strength, The joy of their beauty, the desire of their eyes, And the song of their soul, Their sons and their daughters?
24:26In that day come doth the escaped one to thee. To cause the ears to hear.
24:27In that day opened is thy mouth with the escaped, And thou speakest, and art not silent any more, And thou hast been to them for a type. And they have known that I am Jehovah.'