Bible ~~- Older Testament ~~- Ezekiel ~~- chapter 16 of 48 (63 verses.)

Ezekiel 16Wrench

YAH Recalls Adopting Abandoned Baby Israel
1 Yah's Word Again, ๐Ÿ˜‡, the word of YHVH comes [alive in] me:
2 Missions/Outreach [YAH] says, โ€œโ€˜Son of Adam,โ€™ get Jerusalem to recognize her abominations.
3 Worldly Participation (Worldliness) Say, โ€˜Adonai YHVH reveals to Jerusalem, โ€œBy origin and birth, you're [a product] of the land of Canaan {LowLand}. Your father was an Amorite {Mountaineer}, and your mother a Hittite {Son-Of-Terror}.
4 Abandonment Your birth was [ignominious. Look] back to the day[s] when you were born: Your family neglects to cut your [umbilical-cord. It just lays there rotting, hanging off your] belly. Nobody washes you in water to supple you. Nobody rubs you with salt. Nobody swaddles you [with clothes].
5 Rejection *No eye pities you. [Everyone refuses] to do any [act of caring] for you, to take compassion on you. [Your parents] throw you out into the open field. [There you writhe in your filth. Your ancestors] loathe your life-breath from the day you spurt from the womb.
6 Adoption *Then I [YHVH] pass by you. I see you trodden-underfoot, [wallowing] in your own blood. So while you kick, cry and bleed, I say to you: โ€˜Live.โ€™ Yes, as you lie hemmhoraging [to death], I speak life to you.
Probably referring to the blood sacrifices common in ancient Canaanite culture.
7 Yah's Provision (Assurance) I multiply you like the myriad bud[s] of [earth's] field[s]. You increase. You spiral high! You morph into the most beautiful of [all] jewels. Your breasts take shape. Your hair grows [long]. [You] no longer [lie] naked and exposed.
8 Adoption *Now I [YHVH] pass by you. I look upon you. I see you're in your timeโ€ฆ the days of love. So I spread my cloak over you. I cover your nakedness. Yes, I swear to [protect] you. I enter a covenant with you. So you become my [โ€˜adoptedโ€™ daughter],โ€ recalls Adonai YHVH.
9 Adoption Adonai YHVH continues, โ€œSo I wash you in [healing] waters. Yes, I scrub away the [nasty dried] blood from your [skin]. I massage you with oil.
10 Adoption Then I clothe you with embroidered [apparel]. I [cover] your [tender feet] with antelope-skin [shoes]. I wrap you all around with fine [shiny] linen. I deck you out in gossamer-silk.
11 Yah's Provision (Assurance) Then I decorate you with [priceless] jewelry. I latch bracelets on your wrists. [I lace] a [gold] chain around your neck.
12 Yah's Provision (Assurance) I place a gem on your forehead. [I clip] earrings on your ears. [I set] a beautiful crown upon your head.
or: a gem-ring on your nose. #639 'aph from 599 (breathe-hard); properly, the nose or nostril; hence, the face,
13 Yah's Provision (Assurance) I wreathe you in gold and silver. I adorn you in cambric-linen and [white] satin. I [swathe you] in embroidered [lace]. You eat fine flour, and honey, and [olive] oil. You grow beyond magnificent. You prosper like royalty.
14 Yah's Provision (Assurance) So the fame of your elegance marches-out [like wildfire] among the beast-nations, because I drape you in my consummate grandeur,โ€™ recounts Adonai YHVH.
To this point, Israel's history is a Cinderella story.
Israel Grows Up To Be A Worldly Whore
15 Fame But your fame blinds you. You come to trust in your own glamour. So you whore away your name-reputation. You pour out your prostitution on every passerby. [You forfeit your virtue] to all comers.
โ€œWhy would anyone want to pay a price for fame?โ€ - Liza Minelli
16 Idolatry You seize [and shred] your [royal] garments. [With them,] you deck your high [occult shrines] with various colors. You commit prostitution on [your priestly gowns. You fantasize, โ€˜Curses] will never return to me. The judgment that threatens [other nations] will never reach me, [because I'm god's child].โ€™
17 Idolatry Then you grab your fair jewels from the gold and silver I gave you. [You] sculpt yourself [steeples,] images of male [members]. You commit prostitution with them.
Asherah poles = steeples = obelisks = phallic symbols.
18 Idolatry You strip [off] your embroidered garments to clothe [your idols]. You place my [smoking] oil and my incense before [your idols'] faces.
19 Idolatry Then you take the food I gave you, including the fine flour, and oil, and honey I fed you. You lay it all on fire before the faces of your [idols. You fantasize that they find smoking food] to be a restful fragrance. Thus [you fall],โ€ laments Adonai YHVH.
20 Pagan Sacrifices Plus, you seize your sons and your daughters, whom you bore to me. You sacrifice them to be devoured [in the war-god's battles]. This [murderous] prostitution [caps] your [litany of] whoredoms, [as if mere hooking were] a trifling [matter]!
By sending their boys (and now girls) to die in war, modern โ€˜Christiansโ€™ have sacrificed more children to the devil than have any previous generation. Blood-cult rituals are rare. Battle is by far the most popular form of blood-sacrifice.
21 Pagan Sacrifices You [Judeo-Christians] slay my children! You surrender them [to the devil]! You make them pass through [war fire] for [demons]!
Birth registration, national I.D. numbering, driver's licensing all lead inevitably to the draft. All it takes is a big enough war, and millions of boys and girls will kill and be killed against their will. In 19th-century America, all birth registration was handled by churches. Until the 1950's, the U.S. had no national I.D. numbering, and no driver's licensing.
22 Adoption [Lost] in all your abominations and your whoredoms, you totally forget the days of your infancy, when you [lay] naked and exposed, trampled in your [own] blood.
23 Giving Up / Falling Away / Backsliding Then to consummate all your wickednessโ€ฆ (Woe! [How I] long [to save you],โ€ laments Adonai YHVHโ€ฆ)
24 Idolatry Then you build your arches. You convert your every street into a high [occult-brothel].
McDonald's double-arches = homages to Satan on every major street in the world. No wonder their โ€˜foodโ€™ is a prime source of the world's cancers.
25 Idolatry You build your high [shrines] at every head of your [main] street[s]. You degrade your beauty into abhorrence. You spread [wide] your feet to [seduce] every passerby. [You] multiply your cornucopia of whoredom.
Triumphal arches. For instance Napoleon's ceremonial Arc de Triomphe (completed 1836, code for 666) at the head of the Champs-ร‰lysรฉes (avenue) in Paris, commissioned by Napoleon to commemorate his victories in 1805โ€“06. Inspired by the Arch of Constantine in Rome.
26 Worldly Participation (Worldliness) You keep on fornicating with your [southern] neighbors, the huge-meated sons of Egypt. You pile-up your infidelities, like you [love] whipping up my grieving-fury.
27 Punishment So watch me stretch out my [celestial] hand on you [Jews]. I'm drying up your [welfare] dole. I'm handing your life-breath over to the whims of the [foes] who hate you, the Philistine tramps who [vomit] in shame when they see your criminal ways-of-life.
28 Worldly Participation (Worldliness) Insatiable-slut [Israel], you keep committing-adultery with Assyria's boys. Yes, you ride them [like dogs stuck-together]. Yet your unfaithfulness never satisfies you.
Assyria refers today to insurance and success.
29 Worldly Participation (Worldliness) So you [Israelis] run further [north]. You proliferate your debauchery [over ~650km of desert] from the [promised] land of Canaan {LowLand} to Chaldea {Iraq}. Still your lasciviousness fails to fill your [empty heart].
30 Worldly Participation (Worldliness) How weak lies your heart, [Israel,]โ€ laments Adonai YHVH. โ€œ[I'm sick of sitting here] watching you wreak all this [ruin. You love] doing the dirty-deeds of a dominatrix, you gluttonous slut.
31 Electing Leaders / Trusting in Man [I watch you] build your high-arched [whorehouses] at the head of every highway. You erect your high-shrines in every [city] square. You [strut around] so titillated you scorn your pay, prostitute-nation. You jump on your โ€˜johnsโ€™ [for free].
32 Electing Leaders / Trusting in Man Marriage-wrecking wife! You run from your husband to [sleep] with strangers!
33 Worldly Participation (Worldliness) Johns [usually] pay their whores. Yet you [apostates] give gifts to all your love-customers. You hire your [own violators]! They flock to you from all around to [suck up your discount] prostitution-services.
34 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion You [hypocrites] spin whoredom on its head. No sensible whore would copy your way of turning tricks. You pay your [customers]. They pay nothing to [fornicate] with you! You're upside-down! You're a train-wreck.โ€
YAH Dooms All Fake Judeo-Christians To Death
35 Yah's Word So, you harlot [religionists], hear the word of YHVH:
36 Worldly Participation (Worldliness) Adonai YHVH says, โ€œYou [corrupt Judeo-Christians] pour out your filthy [wealth] on your lover-allies. You strip naked to prostitute your [political] body to [pagan nations]. You give the blood of your children to your abhorrent [feces-reeking] idols.
All of these condemnations are true of modern โ€˜Christianโ€™ nations. Just look at the idols on the U.S. Capitol rotunda, or on its dollar bills. The President of the United States now signs his orders underneath a giant inverted pentagram! Wake up!
37 Worldly Participation (Worldliness) So watch me gather all your lovers, with whom you have stolen pleasure, those you [still] love, and all you hate. I come to amass them in a [courtroom] circle against you. I bare your nude [disgrace] to them. They gawk at your naked-shame.
38 Judgment I judge you like [men judge] women who commit adultery and shed [innocent] blood. I hurl upon you the blood-vengeance [of my] burning-poison jealous-rage.
39 Judgment I drop you into [pagans'] hand[s]. They demolish your arches. They smash down your high [occult shrines]. They strip off your clothes. They seize your fair jewels. They leave you naked, exposed [to snow and sun].
40 War The [pagans] march their mobs up to fight you. They pelt you with stones. [They] thrust you through with their swords.
41 Worldly Participation (Worldliness) [Your ex-lovers] burn your houses with fire. [They] execute judgments upon you as hordes of watching women [laugh at you]. So I cure you [Israelis] of your prostitution-lust. You finally stop bribing [pagans to ravish you].
YAH Promises To Save His Repentant Children
42 Forgiveness So I rest the burning-fury I [feel] for you. My jealousy departs from you. Finally I quiet. I silence my boiling [blood].
43 Punishment Look, [Israel. I'm your father.] I writhe in emotional-agony [watching] you commit all these [crimes]. I have to repay your ways upon your head, to get you to finally remember [how I've agonized over you since] your infancy,โ€ warns Adonai YHVH. โ€œStop piling [pagan] lewdness on top of all your atrocities!
YAH Declares Judea's Sins Worse Than Sodom's
44 Sin (Breaking YAH's Laws) Look: all [the world's] proverb-quoters wield this proverb against you [rougue Israelis]: they taunt, โ€˜Like mother, like daughter!โ€™
45 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion [Israel,] you are your mother's daughter. [She continues to] loathe her husband and her children. And you're the sister of your sisters, who [still] loathe their husbands and their children. Your mother was a Hittite {Son-Of-Terror}, and your father an Amorite {Mountaineer}.
46 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion Your elder sister is [north Israeli capitol-city] Samaria, she and her daughter-cities who dwell at your left [north] hand. And your younger sister, who dwells at your right [south] hand, is [ancient] Sodom and her daughter-populations.
47 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion You've stepped beyond Sodom's and Samaria's highways-to-hell. You've exceeded their abominations. As if their [crimes] were trifles, you've surpassed their ruinous-corruption in every path [you take]!
48 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion As I live,โ€mourns Adonai YHVH, โ€œyour sister Sodom never committed, neither she nor her daughter-populations, ever wreaked the [crimes] you and your daughter-populations [strew throughout history].
49 Apathy Look at the depravities that ruined your sister Sodom: Pride, food addiction and chronic laziness infected her and her daughter-populations. She consistently failed to strengthen the hand[s] of humble and needy [people].
50 Pride [Sodomites] were haughty. They threw their disgusting acts in my face. So I whisked them away [from life], as you see. [Their land is a 4-foot thick patch of molten glass.]
51 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion Samaria {North-Israel} never committed half of your sins, [Judea]! And you keep on multiplying your criminal [record] past theirs! All your atrocities make your [sinning] sister-nations look innocent compared to you!
52 Hypocrisy And you, [Judea, have the gall to] judge your sister-nations! Bear your own shame! You commit sins more abominable than the [pagans]! They're more righteous than you! Yes, pale with the pain of carrying your guilt. Your [villainy] makes your [wicked] sister-nations appear virtuous!
53 Redemption I eventually reverse the slavery that Sodom and her daughter-populations suffer. Similarly, I end the exile of Samaria and her daughter-cities. I repatriate their captives. Your [Jewish] captives [come] streaming home in the middle of the [redeemed pack].
54 Sorrow [In slavery] you [Jewa] bear your disgrace. You end up aching, realizing you've committed so many crimes that the [nations you judge] feel better [about themselves when they think of you].
55 Redemption When your sister-nations (Sodom and her daughter-cities) return to their former [homes], and Samaria and her daughter-cities return to their former [states], then you [Judea] and your daughter-cities return to your former [homeland].
56 Pride In [these] days of pride, you [Judea] won't even let the name of your sister-city Sodom pass your lips!
YAH Warns Of Judgment Coming To Evil Judea
57 Guilt But now [I'm] uncovering your wickedness, [Judea]. Your era of reproach [dawns] as the daughter-cities of [Highland] Syria, and all [the Arabs] surrounding her, [plus] the daughter-cities of the Philistine [Palestinians], despise you on every side.
58 Guilt Now you bear [the guilt] of your abominable depravities,โ€ decrees YHVH.
59 Oaths For Adonai YHVH says, โ€œI deal you back the [pain] you deal [me]. You despise [your] oath[s]. You annul [your] covenant[s].
YAH Promises To Restore Repentant Judea
60 Forgiveness Nevertheless I eventually reinstate the covenant [I made] with you [Israelites] in the days of your youth. I establish an everlasting covenant with you.
61 Loving People of All Colors & Nations Finally you [Judea] come to remember your ways with shame. Then you receive your sister-nations, both your elder and your younger [neighbor-countries]. I give them to you as daughter-populations, not as part of the [old, Abrahamic or Mosaic covenants, but of the New Messianic] Covenant.
62 Our Creator's Love When I establish my [new] covenant with you, finally you see that I am YHVH {The only omni-temporal almighty Sovereign}:
63 Repentance You [Israel] eventually go white-as-a-sheet, recalling your crimes. [You grow] so repentant that you refuse to ever again open your mouth [in arrogance]. Then I cover over all the [damage] you've done,โ€ foretells Adonai YHVH.
Repentance precedes restoration.