Jeremiah 13:26

26 I myself will strip you and expose you to shame.

Jeremiah 13:26 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 13:26

Therefore will I discover thy skirts upon thy face
Turn them up, or throw them over the head or face; that is, expose to public shame and disgrace; which was done when their city and temple were burnt, and they were carried captive; hence it follows: that thy shame may appear;
that their sins might appear to themselves and others, of which they had reason to be ashamed. The allusion is to the treatment which captive women sometimes meet with, or adulterous women, to which the Jews are here compared. The Targum is,

``and I also will reveal the confusion of thy sin upon thy face, and thy shame shall be seen.''

Jeremiah 13:26 In-Context

24 “I will scatter you like chaff that is blown away by the desert winds.
25 This is your allotment, the portion I have assigned to you,” says the LORD, “for you have forgotten me, putting your trust in false gods.
26 I myself will strip you and expose you to shame.
27 I have seen your adultery and lust, and your disgusting idol worship out in the fields and on the hills. What sorrow awaits you, Jerusalem! How long before you are pure?”
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