My judgment will carry off all your leaders like a storm wind! 1 Your allies will go into captivity. Then you will certainly 2 be disgraced and put to shame because of all the wickedness you have done.
Instead he must be hospitable, devoted to what is good, sensible, upright, devout, and self-controlled.
This is what the sovereign Lord says: Because your lust 1 was poured out and your nakedness was uncovered in your prostitution with your lovers, and because of all your detestable idols, and because of the blood of your children you have given to them,
For their mother has committed adultery; she who conceived them has acted shamefully. For she said, “I will seek out 1 my lovers; 2 they are the ones who give me my bread and my water, my wool, my flax, my olive oil, and my wine. 3
Then she will pursue her lovers, but she will not catch 1 them; she will seek them, but she will not find them. 2 Then she will say, “I will go back 3 to my husband, 4 because I was better off then than I am now.” 5
The Lover to His Beloved: My lover spoke to me, saying: “Arise, my darling; My beautiful one, come away with me!
All your allies have abandoned you. 1 They no longer have any concern for you. For I have attacked you like an enemy would. I have chastened you cruelly. For your wickedness is so great and your sin is so much. 2
And you, Zion, city doomed to destruction, 1 you accomplish nothing 2 by wearing a beautiful dress, 3 decking yourself out in jewels of gold, and putting on eye shadow! 4 You are making yourself beautiful for nothing. Your lovers spurn you. They want to kill you. 5
The Beloved to Her Lover: Come, my beloved, let us go to the countryside; let us spend the night in the villages.
“‘Adulterous wife, who prefers strangers instead of her own husband!
therefore, take note: I am about to gather all your lovers whom you enjoyed, both all those you loved and all those you hated. I will gather them against you from all around, and I will expose your nakedness to them, and they will see all your nakedness. 1
My lover is like a gazelle or a young stag. 1 Look! There he stands behind our wall, gazing through the window, peering through the lattice.
She lusted after their genitals – as large as those of donkeys, 1 and their seminal emission was as strong as that of stallions.
The Beloved about Her Lover: I was asleep, but my mind 1 was dreaming. 2 Listen! 3 My lover 4 is knocking 5 at the door! 6 The Lover to His Beloved: “Open 7 for me, my sister, my darling, my dove, my flawless one! My head is drenched with dew, my hair with the dampness of the night.”