The Sinful Sisters (Ezekiel 23:1-21, Good News Bible)

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The Lord spoke to me. "Mortal man," he said, "there were once two sisters. When they were young, living in Egypt, they lost their virginity and became prostitutes. The older one was named Oholah (she represents Samaria), and the younger one was named Oholibah (she represents Jerusalem). I married both of them, and they bore me children. Although she was mine, Ohol ah continued to be a prostitute and was full of lust for her lovers from Assyria. They were soldiers in uni forms of purple, noblemen and high-ranking officers; all of them were handsome young cavalry officers. She was the whore for all the Assyrian officers, and her lust led her to defile herself by worshiping Assyrian idols. She continued what she had begun as a prostitute in Egypt, where she lost her virginity. From the time she was a girl, men slept with her and treated her like a prostitute. So I handed her over to her Assyrian lovers whom she wanted so much. They stripped her naked, seized her sons and daughters, and then killed her with a sword. Women everywhere gossiped about her fate.

"Even though her sister Oholibah saw this, she was wilder and more of a prostitute than Oholah had ever been. She too was full of lust for the Assyrian noblemen and officers--soldiers in bright uniforms--and for the cavalry officers, all of those handsome young men. I saw that she was completely immoral, that the second sister was as bad as the first.

"She sank deeper and her immorality. She was attracted by the images of high Babylonian officials carved into the wall and painted bright red, with sashes around their waists and fancy turbans on their heads. As soon as she saw them, she was filled with lust and sent messengers to them in Babylonia. The Babylonians came to have sex with her. They used her an defiled her so much that finally she became disgusted with them. She exposed herself publicly and let everyone know that she was a whore. I was as disgusted with her as I had been with her sister. She became more of a prostitute than ever, acting the way she did as a girl, when she was a prostitute in Egypt. She was filled with lust for oversexed men who had all the lustfulness of donkeys or stallions." (Oholibah, you wanted to repeat the immorality you were guilty of as a girl in Egypt, where men played with your breasts and you lost your virginity.)

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