New Living Translation
Then the LORD said to me, "Even faithless Israel is less guilty than treacherous Judah!
King James Bible
And the LORD said unto me, The backsliding Israel hath justified herself more than treacherous Judah.
Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah said unto me, Backsliding Israel hath shewn herself more just than treacherous Judah.
World English Bible
Yahweh said to me, "Backsliding Israel has shown herself more righteous than treacherous Judah.
Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah saith unto me: 'Justified herself hath backsliding Israel, More than treacherous Judah.
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I thought, 'After she has done all this, she will return to me.' But she did not return, and her faithless sister Judah saw this.
They have returned to the sins of their forefathers. They have refused to listen to me and are worshiping other gods. Israel and Judah have both broken the covenant I made with their ancestors.
"Even Samaria did not commit half your sins. You have done far more detestable things than your sisters ever did. They seem righteous compared to you.
Shame on you! Your sins are so terrible that you make your sisters seem righteous, even virtuous.
"Yet even though Oholibah saw what had happened to Oholah, her sister, she followed right in her footsteps. And she was even more depraved, abandoning herself to her lust and prostitution.
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