Judah is worse than her sisters Samaria and Sodom.

Scripture: Ezekiel 16:46-63

ESV Text: Ezekiel 16:46-63


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 16 46 And thine elder sister is Samaria, she and her daughters that dwell at thy left hand: and thy younger sister, that dwelleth at thy right hand, is Sodom and her daughters. 47 Yet hast thou not walked after their ways, nor done after their abominations: but, as if that were a very little thing, thou wast corrupted more than they in all thy ways. 48 As I live, saith the Lord GOD, Sodom thy sister hath not done, she nor her daughters, as thou hast done, thou and thy daughters. 49 Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. 50 And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good. 51 Neither hath Samaria committed half of thy sins; but thou hast multiplied thine abominations more than they, and hast justified thy sisters in all thine abominations which thou hast done. 52 Thou also, which hast judged thy sisters, bear thine own shame for thy sins that thou hast committed more abominable than they: they are more righteous than thou: yea, be thou confounded also, and bear thy shame, in that thou hast justified thy sisters. 53 When I shall bring again their captivity, the captivity of Sodom and her daughters, and the captivity of Samaria and her daughters, then will I bring again the captivity of thy captives in the midst of them: 54 That thou mayest bear thine own shame, and mayest be confounded in all that thou hast done, in that thou art a comfort unto them. 55 When thy sisters, Sodom and her daughters, shall return to their former estate, and Samaria and her daughters shall return to their former estate, then thou and thy daughters shall return to your former estate. 56 For thy sister Sodom was not mentioned by thy mouth in the day of thy pride, 57 Before thy wickedness was discovered, as at the time of thy reproach of the daughters of Syria, and all that are round about her, the daughters of the Philistines, which despise thee round about. 58 Thou hast borne thy lewdness and thine abominations, saith the LORD. 59 For thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even deal with thee as thou hast done, which hast despised the oath in breaking the covenant. 60 Nevertheless I will remember my covenant with thee in the days of thy youth, and I will establish unto thee an everlasting covenant. 61 Then thou shalt remember thy ways, and be ashamed, when thou shalt receive thy sisters, thine elder and thy younger: and I will give them unto thee for daughters, but not by thy covenant. 62 And I will establish my covenant with thee; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD: 63 That thou mayest remember, and be confounded, and never open thy mouth any more because of thy shame, when I am pacified toward thee for all that thou hast done, saith the Lord GOD.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 326:
Lord, to Thee I Make Confession

— Organ Audio

1. Lord, to Thee I make confession; 
I have sinned and gone astray, 
I have multiplied transgression, 
Chosen for myself my way, 
Led by Thee to see my errors, 
Lord, I tremble at Thy terrors. 

2. Yet, though conscience’ voice appal me, 
Father, I will seek Thy face; 
Though Thy child I dare not call me, 
Yet receive me to Thy grace. 
Do not for my sins forsake me; 
Do not let Thy wrath o’ertake me. 

3. For Thy Son did suffer for me, 
Gave Himself to rescue me, 
Died to heal me and restore me, 
Reconciled me unto Thee. 
‘Tis alone His cross can vanquish 
These dark fears and soothe this anguish. 

4. Then on Him I cast my burden, 
Sink it in the depths below. 
Let me know Thy gracious pardon, 
Wash me, make me white as snow. 
Let Thy Spirit leave me never; 
Make me only Thine forever. 


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