Neviim Akharonim

Yechezk’el / יחזקאל

Ezekiel Chapter 23

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Parable of Oholah (Yisrael) and Oholivah (Yehudah)

23:1 Dvar YHWH (יהוה) came again unto me, saying:

23:2 Ben Adam, there were two women, the banot of one mother:

23:3 And they committed whoredoms in Mitzrayim; they committed whoredoms in their youth: there were their breasts pressed, and there they bruised the teats of their virginity.

23:4 And the names of them [were] Oholah the elder, and Oholiva her sister: and they were Mine, and they bare banim and banot. Thus [were] their names; Shomron [is] Oholah, and Yerushalayim Oholiva.

23:5 And Oholah played the harlot when she was mine; and she doted on her lovers, on the Ashshur [her] neighbours,

23:6 [Which were] clothed with blue, captains and rulers, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding upon horses.

23:7 Thus she committed her whoredoms with them, with all them [that were] the chosen men of Assyria, and with all on whom she doted: with all their gillulim (idols) she defiled herself.

23:8 Neither left she her whoredoms [brought] from Mitzrayim: for in her youth they lay with her, and they bruised the breasts of her virginity, and poured their whoredom upon her.

23:9 Wherefore I have delivered her into the hand of her lovers, into the hand of the Ashshur, upon whom she doted.

23:10 These discovered her nakedness: they took her banim and her banot, and slew her with the sword: and she became famous among women; for they had executed shofatim upon her.

23:11 And when her sister Oholiva saw [this], she was more corrupt in her inordinate love than she, and in her whoredoms more than her sister in [her] whoredoms.

23:12 She doted upon the Ashshur [her] neighbours, captains and rulers clothed most gorgeously, horsemen riding upon horses, all of them desirable young men.

23:13 Then I saw that she was defiled, [that] they [took] both one way,

23:14 And [that] she increased her whoredoms: for when she saw men pourtrayed upon the wall, the images of the Kasdim pourtrayed with vermilion,

23:15 Girded with girdles upon their loins, exceeding in dyed attire upon their heads, all of them princes to look to, after the manner of the Baval of Kasdim, the eretz their nativity:

23:16 And as soon as she saw them with her eyes, she doted upon them, and sent messengers unto them into Kasdim.

23:17 And the Baval came to her into the bed of love, and they defiled her with their whoredom, and she was polluted with them, and her mind was alienated from them.

23:18 So she discovered her whoredoms, and discovered her nakedness: then My mind was alienated from her, like as My mind was alienated from her sister.

23:19 Yet she multiplied her whoredoms, in calling to remembrance the days of her youth, wherein she had played the harlot in the eretz Mitzrayim.

23:20 For she doted upon their paramours, whose flesh [is as] the flesh of asses, and whose issue [is like] the issue of horses.

23:21 Thus thou calledst to remembrance the zimmah (immorality) of thy youth, in bruising thy teats by the Mitzrites for the paps of thy youth.

Baval's invasion

23:22 Therefore, O Oholiva, thus saith Adonay (אדני) YHWH (יהוה); Hinnei, I will raise up thy lovers against thee, from whom thy mind is alienated, and I will bring them against thee on every side;

23:23 The Baval, and all the Kasdim, Pekod, and Shoa, and Koa, [and] all the Ashshur with them: all of them desirable young men, captains and rulers, great master and renowned, all of them riding upon horses.

23:24 And they shall come against thee with chariots, wagons, and wheels, and with an assembly of people, [which] shall set against thee buckler and shield and helmet round about: and I will set shofatim before them, and they shall judge thee according to their Shofatim.

23:25 And I will set My jealousy against thee, and they shall deal furiously with thee: they shall take away thy nose and thine ears; and thy remnant shall fall by the sword: they shall take thy banim and thy banot; and thy residue shall be devoured by the fire.

23:26 They shall also strip thee out of thy clothes, and take away thy fair jewels.

23:27 Thus will I make thy zimmah (immorality) to cease from thee, and thy whoredom [brought] from the eretz Mitzrayim: so that thou shalt not lift up thine eyes unto them, nor remember Mitzrayim any more.

23:28 For thus saith Adonay (אדני) YHWH (יהוה):

Hinnei, I will deliver thee into the hand [of them] whom thou hatest, into the hand [of them] from whom thy mind is alienated:

23:29 And they shall deal with thee hatefully, and shall take away all thy labour, and shall leave thee naked and bare: and the nakedness of thy whoredoms shall be discovered, both thy zimmah (immorality) and thy whoredoms.

23:30 I will do these [things] unto thee, because thou hast gone a whoring after the Goyim, [and] because thou art polluted with their gillulim (idols).

23:31 Thou hast walked in the way of thy sister; therefore will I give her cup into thine hand.

23:32 Thus saith Adonay (אדני) YHWH (יהוה):

Thou shalt drink of thy sister's cup deep and large: thou shalt be laughed to scorn and had in derision; it containeth much.

23:33 Thou shalt be filled with drunkenness and sorrow, with the cup of astonishment and desolation, with the cup of thy sister Shomron .

23:34 Thou shalt even drink it and suck [it] out, and thou shalt break the sherds thereof, and pluck off thine own breasts: for I have spoken [it], saith Adonay (אדני) YHWH (יהוה).

23:35 Therefore thus saith Adonay (אדני) YHWH (יהוה): Because thou hast forgotten me, and cast me behind thy back, therefore bear thou also thy zimmah (immorality) and thy whoredoms.

Judgment of Oholah and Ohaliva

23:36 The YHWH (יהוה) said moreover unto me:

Ben Adam, wilt thou judge Oholah and Oholiva? yea, declare unto them their abominations;

23:37 That they have committed adultery, and blood [is] in their hands, and with their gillulim (idols) have they committed adultery, and have also caused their banim, whom they bare unto me, to pass for them through [the fire], to devour [them].

23:38 Moreover this they have done unto me: they have defiled My Mikdash in the same day, and have profaned My Shabbatot.

23:39 For when they had slain their children to their gillulim (idols), then they came the same day into My Mikdash to profane it; and, lo, thus have they done in the midst of mine house.

23:40 And furthermore, that ye have sent for men to come from far, unto whom a messenger [was] sent; and, hinnei, they came: for whom thou didst wash thyself, paintedst thy eyes, and deckedst thyself with ornaments,

23:41 And satest upon a stately bed, and a table prepared before it, whereupon thou hast set mine incense and mine oil.

23:42 And a voice of a multitude being at ease [was] with her: and with the men of the common sort [were] brought Sabeans from the wilderness, which put bracelets upon their hands, and beautiful crowns upon their heads.

23:43 Then said I unto [her that was] old in adulteries, Will they now commit whoredoms with her, and she [with them]?

23:44 Yet they went in unto her, as they go in unto a woman that playeth the harlot: so went they in unto Oholah and unto Oholiva, the lewd women.

23:45 And the tzaddik men, they shall judge them after the manner of adulteresses, and after the manner of women that shed blood; because they [are] adulteresses, and blood [is] in their hands.

23:46 For thus saith Adonay (אדני) YHWH (יהוה):

I will bring up a company upon them, and will give them to be removed and spoiled.

23:47 And the company shall stone them with stones, and dispatch them with their swords; they shall slay their banim and their banot, and burn up their houses with fire.

23:48 Thus will I cause zimmah (immorality) to cease out of the land, that all women may be taught not to do after your zimmah (immorality).

23:49 And they shall recompense your zimmah (immorality) upon you, and ye shall bear the sins of your gillulim (idols): and ye shall know that Ani Adonay (אדני) YHWH (יהוה).


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Shomron Samaria = “watch mountain” (1 Melekhim 16:24, 1 Melekhim 16:28-29, 1 Melekhim 16:32; 2 Melekhim 17:1, 2 Melekhim 17:5-6, 2 Melekhim 17:24, 2 Melekhim 17:26, 2 Melekhim 17:28).

1) the region of northern Palestine associated with the northern kingdom of the 10 tribes of Yisrael which split from the kingdom after the death of Solomo during the reign of his son Rehovoam and were ruled by Yeroboam

2) the capital city of the northern kingdom of Yisrael located 30 miles (50 kilometers) north of Yerushalayim and 6 miles (10 kilometers) northwest of Shechem

23:11-21 summary

This is the parable of the two harlot sisters. Both sisters were guilty of the same sins Adultery, murder, offering human sacrifice, desecration of the temple, Shabbat-breaker, mixing idolatry with worship of Hashem. Sad to say Christian also mixed pagan with bible practise such as  abolish torah teaching, cease observing shabbat, import pagan festival easter, Sunday worship, and christmass. As believer do we see our daily need more important that Hashem.

Oholah meaning she has her own tent refer to Shomrom had set up her own center of worship infact Hashem's ha Mikdash was in Yerushalayim. She also played harlot to the good-looking and macho horsemen of Assyria, therefore , she abandon to her lovers by Hashem and they uncovered her nakedness and slew her with the sword.

Oholivah meaning  my tent is in her see 2 Kings 17:23 refering to Yerushalayim; she went even further in her idolatrous harlotry and immorality. First she lusted after the Ashshur, just as Yisrael had done. Then she doted on the images of the men of Bavel protrayed in vermilion. She lusted for them and sent messengers to them, inviting them to her land (2 Melekhim 16:7) Recalling her youthful sins in the Eretz of Mitzrayim, she also multiplied her harlotry and gave her self over to the Baval to commit terrible immorality.