Acts 29 - Two Whores in Egypt


Two Whores in Egypt:

Ezekiel 23:1 The word <01697> of the LORD <03068> came again unto me, saying <0559> (8800),
2 Son <01121> of man <0120>, there were two <08147> women <0802>, the daughters <01323> of one <0259> mother <0517>:
And they committed whoredoms <02181> (8799) in Egypt <04714>; they committed whoredoms <02181> (8804) in their youth <05271>: there were their breasts <07699> pressed <04600> (8795), and there they bruised <06213> (8765) the teats <01717> of their virginity <01331>.
4 And the names <08034> of them were Aholah <0170> the elder <01419>, and Aholibah <0172> her sister <0269> : and they were mine, and they bare <03205> (8799) sons <01121> and daughters <01323>. Thus were their names <08034>; Samaria <08111> is Aholah <0170>, and Jerusalem <03389> Aholibah <0172>. {Aholah: that is, His tent, or, tabernacle} {Aholibah: that is, My tabernacle in her}
5 And Aholah <0170> played the harlot <02181> (8799) when she was mine <08478>; and she doted <05689> (8799) on her lovers <0157> (8764), on the Assyrians <0804> her neighbours <07138>,
6 Which were clothed <03847> (8803) with blue <08504>, captains <06346> and rulers <05461>, all of them desirable <02531> young men <0970>, horsemen <06571> riding <07392> (8802) upon horses <05483>.
7 Thus she committed <05414> (8799) her whoredoms <08457> with them, with all them that were the chosen <04005> men <01121> of Assyria <0804>, and with all on whom she doted <05689> (8804): with all their idols <01544> she defiled <02930> (8738) herself. {committed…: Heb. bestowed her whoredoms upon them} {the chosen…: Heb. the choice of the children of Asshur}
8 Neither left <05800> (8804) she her whoredoms <08457> brought from Egypt <04714>: for in her youth <05271> they lay <07901> (8804) with her, and they bruised <06213> (8765) the breasts <01717> of her virginity <01331>, and poured <08210> (8799) their whoredom <08457> upon her.
9 Wherefore I have delivered <05414> (8804) her into the hand <03027> of her lovers <0157> (8764), into the hand <03027> of the Assyrians <01121> <0804>, upon whom she doted <05689> (8804).
10 These discovered <01540> (8765) her nakedness <06172>: they took <03947> (8804) her sons <01121> and her daughters <01323>, and slew <02026> (8804) her with the sword <02719>: and she became famous <08034> among women <0802> ; for they had executed <06213> (8804) judgment <08196> upon her. {famous: Heb. a name}
11 And when her sister <0269> Aholibah <0172> saw <07200> (8799) this, she was more corrupt <07843> (8686) in her inordinate love <05691> than she, and in her whoredoms <08457> more than her sister <0269> in her whoredoms <02183>. {she was…: Heb. she corrupted her inordinate love more than, etc} {more than…: Heb. more than the whoredoms of her sister}
12 She doted <05689> (8804) upon the Assyrians <01121> <0804> her neighbours <07138>, captains <06346> and rulers <05461> clothed <03847> (8803) most gorgeously <04358>, horsemen <06571> riding <07392> (8802) upon horses <05483>, all of them desirable <02531> young men <0970>.
13 Then I saw <07200> (8799) that she was defiled <02930> (8738), that they took both <08147> one <0259> way <01870>,
14 And that she increased <03254> (8686) her whoredoms <08457>: for when she saw <07200> (8799) men <0582> pourtrayed <02707> (8794) upon the wall <07023>, the images <06754> of the Chaldeans <03778> pourtrayed <02710> (8803) with vermilion <08350>,
15 Girded <02289> with girdles <0232> upon their loins <04975>, exceeding <05628> (8803) in dyed attire <02871> upon their heads <07218>, all of them princes <07991> to look to <04758>, after the manner <01823> of the Babylonians <01121> <0894> of Chaldea <03778>, the land <0776> of their nativity <04138>:
16 And as soon as she saw <04758> them with her eyes <05869>, she doted <05689> (8799) upon them, and sent <07971> (8799) messengers <04397> unto them into Chaldea <03778>. {as soon…: Heb. at the sight of her eyes}
17 And the Babylonians <01121> <0894> came <0935> (8799) to her into the bed <04904> of love <01730> , and they defiled <02930> (8762) her with their whoredom <08457>, and she was polluted <02930> (8799) with them, and her mind <05315> was alienated <03363> (8799) from them. {Babylonians: Heb. children of Babel} {alienated: Heb. loosed, or, disjointed}
18 So she discovered <01540> (8762) her whoredoms <08457>, and discovered <01540> (8762) her nakedness <06172> : then my mind <05315> was alienated <03363> (8799) from her, like as my mind <05315> was alienated <05361> (8804) from her sister <0269>.
19 Yet she multiplied <07235> (8686) her whoredoms <08457>, in calling to remembrance <02142> (8800) the days <03117> of her youth <05271>, wherein she had played the harlot <02181> (8804) in the land <0776> of Egypt <04714>.
20 For she doted <05689> (8799) upon their paramours <06370>, whose flesh <01320> is as the flesh <01320> of asses <02543>, and whose issue <02231> is like the issue <02231> of horses <05483>.
21 Thus thou calledst to remembrance <06485> (8799) the lewdness <02154> of thy youth <05271>, in bruising <06213> (8800) thy teats <01717> by the Egyptians <04714> for the paps <07699> of thy youth <05271>.
22 Therefore, O Aholibah <0172>, thus saith <0559> (8804) the Lord <0136> GOD <03069>; Behold, I will raise up <05782> (8688) thy lovers <0157> (8764) against thee, from whom thy mind <05315> is alienated <05361> (8804), and I will bring <0935> (8689) them against thee on every side <05439>;
23 The Babylonians <01121> <0894>, and all the Chaldeans <03778>, Pekod <06489>, and Shoa <07772>, and Koa <06970>, and all the Assyrians <01121> <0804> with them: all of them desirable <02531> young men <0970>, captains <06346> and rulers <05461>, great lords <07991> and renowned <07121> (8803), all of them riding <07392> (8802) upon horses <05483> .
24 And they shall come <0935> (8804) against thee with chariots <02021>, wagons <07393>, and wheels <01534>, and with an assembly <06951> of people <05971>, which shall set <07760> (8799) against thee buckler <06793> and shield <04043> and helmet <06959> round about <05439>: and I will set <05414> (8804) judgment <04941> before <06440> them, and they shall judge <08199> (8804) thee according to their judgments <04941>.
25 And I will set <05414> (8804) my jealousy <07068> against thee, and they shall deal <06213> (8804) furiously <02534> with thee: they shall take away <05493> (8686) thy nose <0639> and thine ears <0241>; and thy remnant <0319> shall fall <05307> (8799) by the sword <02719>: they shall take <03947> (8799) thy sons <01121> and thy daughters <01323>; and thy residue <0319> shall be devoured <0398> (8735) by the fire <0784>.
26 They shall also strip <06584> (8689) thee out of thy clothes <0899>, and take away <03947> (8804) thy fair <08597> jewels <03627>. {fair…: Heb. instruments of thy decking}
27 Thus will I make thy lewdness <02154> to cease <07673> (8689) from thee, and thy whoredom <02184> brought from the land <0776> of Egypt <04714>: so that thou shalt not lift up <05375> (8799) thine eyes <05869> unto them, nor remember <02142> (8799) Egypt <04714> any more.
28 For thus saith <0559> (8804) the Lord <0136> GOD <03069>; Behold, I will deliver <05414> (8802) thee into the hand <03027> of them whom thou hatest <08130> (8804), into the hand <03027> of them from whom thy mind <05315> is alienated <05361> (8804):
29 And they shall deal <06213> (8804) with thee hatefully <08135>, and shall take away <03947> (8804) all thy labour <03018>, and shall leave <05800> (8804) thee naked <05903> and bare <06181>: and the nakedness <06172> of thy whoredoms <02183> shall be discovered <01540> (8738), both thy lewdness <02154> and thy whoredoms <08457>.
30 I will do <06213> (8800) these things unto thee, because thou hast gone a whoring <02181> (8800) after <0310> the heathen <01471>, and because thou art polluted <02930> (8738) with their idols <01544>.
31 Thou hast walked <01980> (8804) in the way <01870> of thy sister <0269>; therefore will I give <05414> (8804) her cup <03563> into thine hand <03027>.
32 Thus saith <0559> (8804) the Lord <0136> GOD <03069>; Thou shalt drink <08354> (8799) of thy sister’s <0269> cup <03563> deep <06013> and large <07342>: thou shalt be laughed to scorn <06712> and had in derision <03933>; it containeth <03557> (8687) much <04767>.
33 Thou shalt be filled <04390> (8735) with drunkenness <07943> and sorrow <03015>, with the cup <03563> of astonishment <08047> and desolation <08077>, with the cup <03563> of thy sister <0269> Samaria <08111>.
34 Thou shalt even drink <08354> (8804) it and suck it out <04680> (8804), and thou shalt break <01633> (8762) the sherds <02789> thereof, and pluck off <05423> (8762) thine own breasts <07699>: for I have spoken <01696> (8765) it, saith <05002> (8803) the Lord <0136> GOD <03069>.
35 Therefore thus saith <0559> (8804) the Lord <0136> GOD <03069>; Because thou hast forgotten <07911> (8804) me, and cast <07993> (8686) me behind <0310> thy back <01458>, therefore bear <05375> (8798) thou also thy lewdness <02154> and thy whoredoms <08457>.
36 The LORD <03068> said <0559> (8799) moreover unto me; Son <01121> of man <0120>, wilt thou judge <08199> (8799) Aholah <0170> and Aholibah <0172>? yea, declare <05046> (8685) unto them their abominations <08441>; {judge: or, plead for}
37 That they have committed adultery <05003> (8765), and blood <01818> is in their hands <03027>, and with their idols <01544> have they committed adultery <05003> (8765), and have also caused their sons <01121>, whom they bare <03205> (8804) unto me, to pass for them through <05674> (8689) the fire, to devour <0402> them.
38 Moreover this they have done <06213> (8804) unto me: they have defiled <02930> (8765) my sanctuary <04720> in the same day <03117>, and have profaned <02490> (8765) my sabbaths <07676>.
39 For when they had slain <07819> (8800) their children <01121> to their idols <01544>, then they came <0935> (8799) the same day <03117> into my sanctuary <04720> to profane <02490> (8763) it; and, lo, thus have they done <06213> (8804) in the midst <08432> of mine house <01004>.
40 And furthermore <0637>, that ye have sent <07971> (8799) for men <0582> to come <0935> (8802) from far <04801>, unto whom a messenger <04397> was sent <07971> (8803); and, lo, they came <0935> (8804): for whom thou didst wash <07364> (8804) thyself, paintedst <03583> (8804) thy eyes <05869>, and deckedst <05710> (8804) thyself with ornaments <05716>, {to come: Heb. coming}

Jeremiah 3:6-19

6 The LORD <03068> said <0559> (8799) also unto me in the days <03117> of Josiah <02977> the king <04428> , Hast thou seen <07200> (8804) that which backsliding <04878> Israel <03478> hath done <06213> (8804)? she is gone up <01980> (8802) upon every high <01364> mountain <02022> and under <08478> every green <07488> tree <06086> , and there hath played the harlot <02181> (8799).
7 And I said <0559> (8799) after <0310> she had done <06213> (8800) all these things, Turn <07725> (8799) thou unto me. But she returned <07725> (8804) not. And her treacherous <0901> sister <0269> Judah <03063> saw <07200> (8799) it.
8 And I saw <07200> (8799), when for all the causes <0182> whereby backsliding <04878> Israel <03478> committed adultery <05003> (8765) I had put her away <07971> (8765), and given <05414> (8799) her a bill <05612> of divorce <03748>; yet her treacherous <0898> (8802) sister <0269> Judah <03063> feared <03372> (8804) not, but went <03212> (8799) and played the harlot <02181> (8799) also.
9 And it came to pass through the lightness <06963> of her whoredom <02184>, that she defiled <02610> (8799) the land <0776>, and committed adultery <05003> (8799) with stones <068> and with stocks <06086>. {lightness: or, fame}
10 And yet for all this her treacherous <0901> sister <0269> Judah <03063> hath not turned <07725> (8804) unto me with her whole heart <03820>, but feignedly <08267>, saith <05002> (8803) the LORD <03068>. {feignedly: Heb. in falsehood}
11 And the LORD <03068> said <0559> (8799) unto me, The backsliding <04878> Israel <03478> hath justified <06663> (8765) herself <05315> more than treacherous <0898> (8802) Judah <03063>.
12 Go <01980> (8800) and proclaim <07121> (8804) these words <01697> toward the north <06828>, and say <0559> (8804), Return <07725> (8798), thou backsliding <04878> Israel <03478>, saith <05002> (8803) the LORD <03068>; and I will not cause mine anger <06440> to fall <05307> (8686) upon you: for I am merciful <02623>, saith <05002> (8803) the LORD <03068>, and I will not keep <05201> (8799) anger for ever <05769>.
13 Only acknowledge <03045> (8798) thine iniquity <05771>, that thou hast transgressed <06586> (8804) against the LORD <03068> thy God <0430>, and hast scattered <06340> (8762) thy ways <01870> to the strangers <02114> (8801) under every green <07488> tree <06086>, and ye have not obeyed <08085> (8804) my voice <06963>, saith <05002> (8803) the LORD <03068>.
14 Turn <07725> (8798), O backsliding <07726> children <01121>, saith <05002> (8803) the LORD <03068>; for I am married <01166> (8804) unto you: and I will take <03947> (8804) you one <0259> of a city <05892>, and two <08147> of a family <04940>, and I will bring <0935> (8689) you to Zion <06726>:
15 And I will give <05414> (8804) you pastors <07462> (8802) according to mine heart <03820>, which shall feed <07462> (8804) you with knowledge <01844> and understanding <07919> (8687).
16 And it shall come to pass, when ye be multiplied <07235> (8799) and increased <06509> (8804) in the land <0776> , in those days <03117>, saith <05002> (8803) the LORD <03068>, they shall say <0559> (8799) no more, The ark <0727> of the covenant <01285> of the LORD <03068>: neither shall it come <05927> (8799) to mind <03820>: neither shall they remember <02142> (8799) it; neither shall they visit <06485> (8799) it; neither shall that be done <06213> (8735) any more. {come to mind: Heb. come upon the heart} {that…: or, it be magnified}
17 At that time <06256> they shall call <07121> (8799) Jerusalem <03389> the throne <03678> of the LORD <03068> ; and all the nations <01471> shall be gathered <06960> (8738) unto it, to the name <08034> of the LORD <03068>, to Jerusalem <03389>: neither shall they walk <03212> (8799) any more after <0310> the imagination <08307> of their evil <07451> heart <03820>. {imagination: or, stubbornness}
18 In those days <03117> the house <01004> of Judah <03063> shall walk <03212> (8799) with the house <01004> of Israel <03478>, and they shall come <0935> (8799) together <03162> out of the land <0776> of the north <06828> to the land <0776> that I have given for an inheritance <05157> (8689) unto your fathers <01>. {with: or, to} {given…: or, caused your fathers to possess}
19 But I said <0559> (8804), How shall I put <07896> (8799) thee among the children <01121>, and give <05414> (8799) thee a pleasant <02532> land <0776>, a goodly <06643> heritage <05159> of the hosts <06635> of nations <01471>? and I said <0559> (8799), Thou shalt call <07121> (8799) me, My father <01>; and shalt not turn away <07725> (8799) from me <0310>. {from me: Heb. from after me} {a goodly…: Heb. an heritage of glory, or, beauty} {pleasant…: Heb. land of desire}