30 What are you doing,(A) you devastated one?
    Why dress yourself in scarlet
    and put on jewels(B) of gold?
Why highlight your eyes with makeup?(C)
    You adorn yourself in vain.
Your lovers(D) despise you;
    they want to kill you.(E)

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13 So you were adorned with gold and silver; your clothes(A) were of fine linen and costly fabric and embroidered cloth. Your food was honey, olive oil(B) and the finest flour. You became very beautiful and rose to be a queen.(C) 14 And your fame(D) spread among the nations on account of your beauty,(E) because the splendor I had given you made your beauty perfect, declares the Sovereign Lord.(F)

15 “‘But you trusted in your beauty and used your fame to become a prostitute. You lavished your favors on anyone who passed by(G) and your beauty became his.(H) 16 You took some of your garments to make gaudy high places,(I) where you carried on your prostitution.(J) You went to him, and he possessed your beauty.[a] 17 You also took the fine jewelry I gave you, the jewelry made of my gold and silver, and you made for yourself male idols and engaged in prostitution with them.(K) 18 And you took your embroidered clothes to put on them, and you offered my oil and incense(L) before them. 19 Also the food I provided for you—the flour, olive oil and honey I gave you to eat—you offered as fragrant incense before them. That is what happened, declares the Sovereign Lord.(M)

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 16:16 The meaning of the Hebrew for this sentence is uncertain.
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13 I will punish her for the days
    she burned incense(A) to the Baals;(B)
she decked herself with rings and jewelry,(C)
    and went after her lovers,(D)
    but me she forgot,(E)
declares the Lord.(F)

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