16:46 Your older sister was Samaria, who lived north 1 of you with her daughters, and your younger sister, who lived south 2 of you, was Sodom 3 with her daughters. 16:47 Have you not copied their behavior 4 and practiced their abominable deeds? In a short time 5 you became even more depraved in all your conduct than they were! 16:48 As surely as I live, declares the sovereign Lord, your sister Sodom and her daughters never behaved as wickedly as you and your daughters have behaved.
16:49 “‘See here – this was the iniquity 6 of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters had majesty, abundance of food, and enjoyed carefree ease, but they did not help 7 the poor and needy. 16:50 They were haughty and practiced abominable deeds before me. Therefore when I saw it I removed them.
1 tn Heb “left.”
2 tn Heb “right.”
4 tn Heb “walked in their ways.”
6 tn Or “guilt.”
7 tn Heb “strengthen the hand of.”