Jerusalem played the whore (Ezek 16:15-16:17)

“But you trusted

In your beauty.

You played

The whore.

Because of your fame.

You lavished

Your gifts

On any passer-by.

You took some

Of your garments.

You made for yourself

Colorful shrines.

You played

The whore

On them.

Nothing like this

Has ever been,

Or ever shall be.”

This young girl Jerusalem trusted in her beauty. She played a whore or became a prostitute. Due to her beautiful fame, she lavished her gifts on any passer-by. In fact, she made colorful shrines for herself, as she played the whore or prostitute at these shrines. Nothing like this had ever been seen. Nothing like it will ever be seen again.