The Book of Ezekiel Chapter 16 – New King James Version (NKJV) – Audio Bible

Chapter 16. Again the word of the Lord came to me Saying Son of man Caused Jerusalem to know her Abominations and say Thus says the Lord God to Jerusalem Your birth and your Nativity are from The land of Canaan Your father was an Amorite and your Mother a hittite As for your Nativity on the day you were Born your Naval cord was not cut Nor were you washed in water to cleanse You You were not rubbed with salt nor Wrapped in swaddling cloths No I pitied you to do any of these Things for you to have compassion on you But you were thrown out into the open Field when you yourself were loathed on The day you were born And when I passed by you and saw you Struggling in your own blood I said to you in your blood Live Yes I said to you in your blood live I made you thrive like a plant in the Field And you grew matured and became very Beautiful Your breasts were formed your hair grew But you were naked and bare When I passed by you again and looked

Upon you Indeed your time was the time of love So I spread my wing over you and covered Your nakedness Yes I swore an oath to you and entered Into a covenant with you and you became Mine Says the Lord God Then I washed you in water Yes I thoroughly washed off your blood And I anointed you with oil I clothed you in embroidered cloth and Gave you sandals of badger skin I clothed you with fine linen and Covered you with silk I adorned you with ornaments put Bracelets on your wrists and a chain on Your neck And I put a jewel in your nose earrings In your ears and a beautiful crown on Your head Thus you were adorned with gold and Silver And your clothing was a fine linen silk And embroidered cloth You ate pastry of fine flour honey and Oil You were exceedingly beautiful And succeeded to royalty Your Fame Went Out Among the Nations Because of your beauty For it was perfect through my Splendor Which I had bestowed on you Says the Lord God

But you trusted in your own Beauty Played the Harlot because of your Fame And poured out your harlotry on everyone Passing by who would have it You took some of your garments and Adorned multi-colored high places for Yourself and played the Harlot on them Such things should not happen nor be You have also taken your beautiful Jewelry from my gold and my silver which I had given you And made for yourself male images and Played the Harlot with them You took your embroidered garments and Covered them And you set my oil and my incense before Them Also my food which I gave you The pastry of fine flour oil and honey Which I fed you You set it before them as sweet incense And so it was Says the Lord God Moreover You took your sons and your daughters Whom you bought to me And these you sacrificed to them to be Devoured Were your acts of harlotry a small Matter that you have slain my children And offered them up to them by causing Them to pass through the fire And in all your Abominations and acts of Harlotry you did not remember the days

Of your youth when you were naked and Bare struggling in your blood Then it was so after all your wickedness Whoa woe to you says the Lord God You also built for yourself a shrine And made a high place for yourself in Every street You built your high places at the head Of every Road And made your beauty to be abhorred You offered yourself to everyone who Passed by And multiplied your acts of harlotry You also committed halatory with the Egyptians your very fleshly Neighbors And increased your acts of harlotry to Provoke me to anger Behold therefore I stretched out my hand against you Diminished your allotment and gave you Up to the will of those who hate you the Daughters of the Philistines who were Ashamed of your lewd Behavior You also played the Harlot with the Assyrians because you were insatiable Indeed you played the Harlot with them And still were not satisfied Moreover you multiplied your acts of Harlotry as far as the land of the Trader chaldea And even then you were not satisfied How degenerate is your heart says the Lord God Seeing you do all these things the Deeds

Of a Brazen harlot You erected your shrine at the head of Every road and built your high place in Every street Yet you were not like a harlot because You scorned payment You are an adulterous wife Who takes strangers instead of her Husband Men make payment to all harlots But you made your payments to all your Lovers And hired them to come to you from all Around for your heart tree You are the opposite of other women in Your hollatry because no one solicited You to be a harlot In that you gave payment but no payment Was given you Therefore you are the opposite Now then oh harlot hear the word of the Lord Thus says the Lord God Because your filthiness was poured out And your nakedness uncovered in your Heart tree with your lovers and with all Your abominable idols and because of the Blood of your children which you gave to Them Surely therefore I will gather all your Lovers with whom you took pleasure all Those you loved and all those you hated I will gather them from all around Against you and will uncover your

Nakedness to them that they may see all Your nakedness And I will judge you as women who break Wedlock or shed blood are judged I will bring blood upon you in Fury and Jealousy I will also give you into their hand And they shall throw down your shrines And break down your high places They shall also strip you of your Clothes take your beautiful jewelry and Leave you naked and bare They shall also bring up an assembly Against you and they shall Stone you With stones and thrust you through with Their swords They shall burn your houses with fire And execute judgments on you in the Sight of many women And I will make you cease playing the Harlot and you shall no longer hire Lovers So I will lay to rest my Fury toward you And my jealousy shall depart from you I will be quiet and be angry no more Because you did not remember the days of Your youth but agitated me with all These things Surely I will also recompense your Deeds On your own head Says the Lord God And you shall not commit lewdness in Addition to all your Abominations Indeed everyone who quotes Proverbs will

Use this proverb against you Like mother like daughter You are your mother's daughter Loathing husband and children And you are the sister of your sisters Who loathed their husbands and children Your mother was a hittite and your Father an Amorite Your elder sister is Samaria who dwells With her daughters to the north of you And your younger sister who dwells to The south of you is Sodom and her Daughters You did not walk in their ways nor act According to their Abominations But as if that were too little You became more corrupt than they in all Your ways As I live says the Lord God Neither your sister Sodom nor her Daughters have done as you and your Daughters have done Look this was the iniquity of your Sister Sodom She and her daughter had Pride fullness Of food and abundance of idleness Neither did she strengthen the hand of The poor and needy And they were haughty and committed Abomination before me Therefore I took them away as I saw fit Samaria did not commit half of your sins But you have multiplied your Abominations more than they

And have Justified your sisters by all The Abominations which you have done You who judged your sisters bear your Own shame also because the sins which You committed were more abominable than Theirs They are more righteous than you Yes be disgraced also and bear your own Shame because you Justified your sisters When I bring back their captives the Captives of Sodom and her daughters and The captives of Samaria and her Daughters Then I will also bring back the captives Of your captivity among them That you may bear your own shame and be Disgraced by all that you did when you Comforted them When your sisters Sodom and her Daughters returned to their former state And Samaria and her daughters returned To their former state Then you and your daughters will return To your former state For your sister Sodom was not a byword In your mouth in the days of your pride Before your wickedness was uncovered It was like the time of the reproach of The daughters of Syria and all those Around her and of the daughters of the Philistines who despise you everywhere You have paid for your lewdness and your Abominations says the Lord For thus says the Lord God

I will deal with you as you have done Who despised The Oath by breaking the Covenant Nevertheless I will remember my Covenant with you in The days of your youth And I will establish an Everlasting Covenant with you Then you will remember your ways and be Ashamed when you receive your older and Your younger sisters For I will give them to you for Daughters But not because of my Covenant with you And I will establish my Covenant with You Then you shall know that I am the Lord That you may remember and be ashamed And never open your mouth anymore Because of your shame When I provide you an atonement for all You have done Says the Lord God

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