The covenant with Yahweh (Ezek 16:8-16:8)

“‘I passed by you again.

I looked upon you.

You were at the age

For love.

I spread the edge

Of my cloak

Over you.

I covered

Your nakedness.

I pledged myself

To you.

I entered

Into a covenant

With you.

You became mine.’

Says Yahweh God.”

Yahweh once again saw the young Jerusalem growing up. He realized that she was at the age or time for love. However, she was still naked. Thus Yahweh spread his cloak over her to cover her nakedness. Then he entered into a covenant or agreement with Jerusalem. She was to become his. It is hard to tell if this is some kind of marital relationship or not.


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