Bible ~~- Older Testament ~~- Ezekiel ~~- chapter 23 of 48 (49 verses.)

Ezekiel 23Wrench

Zeke Condemns 2 Slut-Sisters: Israel & Judea
1 Yah's Word The word of YHVH again comes [alive] in me, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
2 Lust [YAH] says, โ€œโ€˜Son of Adam,โ€™ [look back in time. See] two โ€˜women,โ€™ daughters of the same mother:
3 Fornication โญโญโญ These [Israeli sisters grow up] as whores, ๐Ÿ˜‡, child prostitutes in Egypt. [Slut-mongers] handle the [girls'] breasts. [Perverts] bruise the [girls'] virgin nipples.
4 Worldly Participation (Worldliness) I [adopt] the [older sister,] named Aholah {Idol-Tent}, and her younger sister, Aholibah {My-Tent-In-Her}. They birth sons and daughters. Their names are symbols, ๐Ÿ˜‡: Samaria {North-Israel} is Aholah. Jerusalem is Aholibah.
โ€˜Idol-Tentโ€™ refers to north Israel's self-instituted sanctuaries. โ€˜My-Tent-In-Herโ€™ refers to the David's (Mosaic) worship Tent which was replaced by Solomon's temple in Jerusalem.
5 Worldly Participation (Worldliness) [I catch] my [adopted daughter-nation] Aholah {Idol-Tent} [North Israel] committing adultery. She hyperventilates, ๐Ÿ˜‡, [hot for] her lovers, [especially] her [north-eastern] neighbors, the Assyrians.
6 Worldly Participation (Worldliness) [She (rebel north Israel) sleeps] with [pagan] captains and rulers clothed in blue, all young and handsome, riding on horseback.
7 Worldly Participation (Worldliness) [Israel] gives herself as a whore to those buff bucks of Assyria. She snorts, [chasing] their nasty logs.
1544 gilluwl = logs ~ idols, probably a double entendre.
8 Fornication โญโญโญ [My โ€˜daughterโ€™] refuses to abandon the whore-craft she brought from Egypt. There in her youth [she let pagan perverts] lay [down] with her, ๐Ÿ˜‡. They bruised her virgin breasts. They poured out their fornication on her.
9 Worldly Participation (Worldliness) โญโญโญ So I dump [north Israel] into the hand[s] of her lovers, ๐Ÿ˜‡, into the fist[s] of the Assyrians she lusts for.
10 Punishment The [pagans] uncover [my daughter's] nakedness, ๐Ÿ˜‡. They kidnap her sons and her daughters. [They] murder her with the sword. The punishment [her bad lovers] inflict on her [makes her] stand out in the [tragic] history of [bad] women.
11 Worldly Participation (Worldliness) โญโญโญ So [North Israel's southern] sister-nation, ([Judea aka] Aholibah {My-Tent-In-Her}) watches [north Israel's demise]. Yet [Judea] turns more corrupt in her criminal-love than [north Israel, ๐Ÿ˜‡]! [Judea's] gluttonous [whore-craft] proves worse than her [older] sister's adultery!
12 Worldly Participation (Worldliness) โญโญโญ [Judea] snorts [in lust, chasing] her Assyrian neighbors, the gorgeously-clothed captains and rulers, the handsome young horsemen riding [their prized war] horses.
13 Worldly Participation (Worldliness) I watch [Judea and north Israel] defile themselves, ๐Ÿ˜‡. They both run the same [evil] way.
14 Worldly Participation (Worldliness) โญโญโญ Then [Judea] surpasses her [sister's] whoredom, ๐Ÿ˜‡! She sees men portrayed on a wall: images of Chaldean [soldiers] arrayed in red.
15 Lust โญโญโญ [Judea] eyes the belts encircling the waists of these gorgeous Babylonian studs from Chaldea, the flowing colored turbans crowning their heads, their prince-like bodies [wrapped in] glamorous [clothes].
16 Worldly Participation (Worldliness) โญโญโญ As soon as [Judea's] eyes sees the [painted soldiers], she huffs [and puffs in lust] for them, ๐Ÿ˜‡. She [rushes to] send messengers to [lure real Babylonian soldiers to Israel from] Chaldea.
17 Worldly Participation (Worldliness) โญโญโญ So, ๐Ÿ˜‡, the Babylonians stream [~650km southwest] to [Judea]. They jump in her bed of lust. [They] defile her in whoredom. [But] after they pollute her, her soul [longs] to break up [with them].
18 Worldly Participation (Worldliness) โญโญโญ But [Judea goes further] to reveal her fornication, ๐Ÿ˜‡. She uncovers her privates! So I cut off my soul from [Judea,] like I banished her sister [nation (north Israel)] from my mind.
19 Worldly Participation (Worldliness) โญโญโญ So, ๐Ÿ˜‡, [Judea] multiplies her whore-tricks, still yearning for her [wasted] youth she spent fornicating in the land of Egypt.
20 Worldly Participation (Worldliness) โญโญโญ [Judea] snorts [in lust, chasing pagan] gigolos, whose โ€˜fleshโ€™ [bulges] like donkey meat, whose spume gushes like horses' [seed].
The Bible is not a prudish book. It's an important book.
21 Worldly Participation (Worldliness) โญโญโญ [Judea] yearns to re-experience the lewdness of [her abusive] youth, when Egyptians bruised [her] breasts, [her] baby lady-lumps.โ€™
22 Worldly Participation (Worldliness) โญโญโญ So [to Judea, aka] Aholibah {My-Tent-In-Her}, Adonai YHVH says, โ€˜Watch me raise up your ex-lovers, the [dogs] your soul hates. I bring them [back to attack] you on every side.
23 War โญโญโญ [I send] the Babylonians, and all the Chaldean [soldiers, plus the asian armies of] Pekod {Punisher}, Shoa {Rich}, Koa {Cut}, and all the Assyrians with them. All these [armies brim with] dashing young men, captains and rulers, [led by] famous generals. All of these [invaders] gallop upon war-horses.
24 Punishment โญโญโญ This [multi-Empire force] comes to attack you [Judea] in a whirlwind of weaponized chariots led by organized men arrayed against you with breastplates, shields and helmets. They surround [your cities]. I set my verdict before their [faces]. So they execute your [death] sentence.
25 War โญโญโญ I pour my zeal on you, [hypocrite-city]. [Evil armies] furiously [annihilate] you. They cut off your nose and your ears. Your escapees fall by the sword. [Swordsmen] kidnap your sons and your daughters. Then fire devours your survivors.
26 War โญโญโญ [The pagans] strip you [apostate Jews] out of your clothes. They take away your fine jewels.
27 Worldly Participation (Worldliness) โญโญโญ That's how I [finally] break you [criminals] of your lewdness, your whore-craft you dragged [in] from the land of Egypt. [Soldiers beat you] until you never lift up your eyes to [pagans], 'til you forget Egypt forever.โ€™
28 Worldly Participation (Worldliness) For Adonai YHVH says, โ€˜Watch me deliver you [fakers] into the hand[s] of the [ex-lovers] you hate, into the fist[s] of [perverts] your soul loathes.
29 Punishment โญโญโญ The [pagans you laid] hatefully beat you. [They] take away all you work for. [They] leave you naked and exposed [to the elements]. So [I] expose your shameless whore-craft, your heinous crimes and your fornications.
30 Worldly Participation (Worldliness) โญโญโญ These [horrors] come to you [Judeo-Christian pretenders] because you run whoring, [chasing] the beast-nations, because you [love] to get defiled by [serving] their idols [and leaders].
31 Worldly Participation (Worldliness) โญโญโญ You [Jews] keep walking in the footsteps of your [murderous] sister [north Israel]. So I'm passing her cup [of destruction] into your hand.โ€™
32 Punishment โญโญโญ Adonai YHVH decrees, โ€˜You, [Judea,] drink of your sister [north Israel's] deep, large cup [of punishment,] full to the brim with [the whole world's] ridicule and derision.
33 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion โญโญโญ You come to fill with drunkenness and sorrow. [You drink] the cup of horror and devastation, the cup [dropped from the dead hand of] your [evil north Israeli] sister-capitol Samaria {Fortress-Hill}.
34 Punishment โญโญโญ You [frauds] drink [the cup of death]. [You] suck it dry. [You] gnaw it to shards. [You] tear out your own breasts [in agony]. I speak [your future],โ€™ decrees Adonai YHVH.
35 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion โญโญโญ Adonai YHVH concludes, โ€˜Because you [con-artists] keep forgetting me, and hurling me behind your back, you come to bear the [consequences] of your criminal whore-craft.โ€™โ€
A 2nd condemnation of Aholah and Aholibah
36 Judgment [Later] YHVH says to me, โ€œโ€˜Son of Adam,โ€™ are you willing to sentence Aholah {Idol-Tent} and Aholibah {My-Tent-In-Her}? Then go, reveal the abominations [of North Israel and Judea].
37 Idolatry The [deceivers] keep committing adultery, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Their hands drip with blood. They spiritually-fornicate with idol-gods. And they make their sons, whom they bore to me, cross over [into the pagan world] to become food [for the war-gods].
"The fire" is not in this verse.
38 Rest The [Judeo-Christians] keep [sinning] against me, ๐Ÿ˜‡. In a single day they defile my sanctuary and profane my sabbaths.
39 Pagan Sacrifices The same day they slaughter their children to [serve] their idol-gods, they [stomp] into my sanctuary. [They] harm it, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Look what they're doing in the middle of my temple!
40 Worldly Participation (Worldliness) Again and again the [rogue Israelis] send messengers to invite men to come from far away. And how the [customers] come, ๐Ÿ˜‡! [The two sister-nations] bathe their bodies, paint their eyes, and deck their frames with fine [lingerie].
41 Worldly Participation (Worldliness) [The sisters] sit on a sumptuous bed, with a table spread before it, on which they [light] incense and olive oil [stolen from my temple, ๐Ÿ˜‡].
42 Worldly Participation (Worldliness) โญโญโญ The noise of a wanton crowd [of non-Hebrews] surrounds [the sisters]. In stumble common men (drunks from the desert). They clamp bracelets on [the girls'] hands. [The men lay] beautiful crowns on the [sluts'] evil heads.
43 Worldly Participation (Worldliness) So I say to the old adulteress [Judea], โ€œAre you a bit old for committing prostitution? Aren't you and your Johns sick of trading venereal diseases yet?โ€
very loose paraphrase
44 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion โญโญโญ Still the [beast-nations] pump into [Judea, ๐Ÿ˜‡], like [perverts] rush in to [sleep with] an adulterous woman. [Pagans] travel in to [fornicate with] those lewd โ€˜women,โ€™ [Samaria aka] Aholah {Idol-Tent} and [Judea aka] Aholibah {My-Tent-In-Her}.
45 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion โญโญโญ Righteous men judge [north and south Israel] as adulteresses and convicted murderers. Because they are adulteresses, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Blood drips from their [slutty] hands.โ€™
46 Punishment Adonai YHVH warns: โ€œI summon a mob [to crash down] on the [hustler sisters]. I hurl them into terror and plunder.
47 Punishment โญโญโญ The mob stones [my slut-nations] with rocks. [Thugs] chop the [prostitutes] with swords. [Pagans] slay the [whores'] sons and daughters. [Armies] burn up the [floozies'] houses with fire, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
48 Adultery Finally lewdness stops [ravaging] the [promised] land, ๐Ÿ˜‡. [Israel's punishment] teaches all women not to copy [Israel's] perverted actions.
49 Punishment [Foreign soldiers] come to pay back your devious crimes. You [cheaters] bear the penalty for [worshipping] logs. Then you realize that I am YHVH-Elohim {The-Omnipresent-Sovereign}.โ€