Isaiah 3:17
New International Version
Therefore the Lord will bring sores on the heads of the women of Zion; the LORD will make their scalps bald.”

New Living Translation
So the Lord will send scabs on her head; the LORD will make beautiful Zion bald.”

English Standard Version
therefore the Lord will strike with a scab the heads of the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will lay bare their secret parts.

Berean Study Bible
the Lord will bring sores on the heads of the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will make their foreheads bare.”

King James Bible
Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will discover their secret parts.

New King James Version
Therefore the Lord will strike with a scab The crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, And the LORD will uncover their secret parts.”

New American Standard Bible
The Lord will afflict the scalp of the daughters of Zion with scabs, And the LORD will make their foreheads bare.”

NASB 1995
Therefore the Lord will afflict the scalp of the daughters of Zion with scabs, And the LORD will make their foreheads bare.”

NASB 1977
Therefore the Lord will afflict the scalp of the daughters of Zion with scabs, And the LORD will make their foreheads bare.”

Amplified Bible
Therefore the Lord will afflict the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion with scabs [making them bald], And the LORD will expose their foreheads (send them into captivity).”

Christian Standard Bible
the Lord will put scabs on the heads of the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will shave their foreheads bare.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
the Lord will put scabs on the heads of the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will shave their foreheads bare.

American Standard Version
therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and Jehovah will lay bare their secret parts.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
LORD JEHOVAH will bring low the heads of the daughters of Zion and LORD JEHOVAH shall strip their bodies naked

Brenton Septuagint Translation
therefore the Lord will humble the chief daughters of Sion, and the Lord will expose their form in that day;

Contemporary English Version
But I, the LORD, will cover their heads with sores, and I will uncover their private parts.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord will make bald the crown of the head of the daughters of Sion, and the Lord will discover their hair.

English Revised Version
therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will lay bare their secret parts.

Good News Translation
But I will punish them--I will shave their heads and leave them bald."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Lord will cause sores [to appear] on the heads of the women of Zion, and the LORD will make their foreheads bare.

International Standard Version
therefore the LORD will afflict sores on the heads of Zion's women, and the LORD will expose their private parts.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab The crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, And the LORD will lay bare their secret parts.

Literal Standard Version
The Lord has also scabbed The crown of the head of daughters of Zion, And YHWH exposes their simplicity.

NET Bible
So the sovereign master will afflict the foreheads of Zion's women with skin diseases, the LORD will make the front of their heads bald."

New Heart English Bible
therefore the Lord brings sores on the crown of the head of the women of Zion, and the LORD will make their scalps bald."

World English Bible
therefore the Lord brings sores on the crown of the head of the women of Zion, and Yahweh will make their scalps bald."

Young's Literal Translation
The Lord also hath scabbed The crown of the head of daughters of Zion, And Jehovah their simplicity exposeth.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Warning to Jerusalem
16The LORD also says: “Because the daughters of Zion are haughty—walking with heads held high and wanton eyes, prancing and skipping as they go, jingling the bracelets on their ankles— 17the Lord will bring sores on the heads of the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will make their foreheads bare.” 18In that day the Lord will take away their finery: their anklets and headbands and crescents;…

Cross References
Leviticus 21:20
or who is a hunchback or dwarf, or who has an eye defect, a festering rash, scabs, or a crushed testicle.

Song of Solomon 3:11
Come out, O daughters of Zion, and gaze at King Solomon, wearing the crown his mother bestowed on the day of his wedding--the day of his heart's rejoicing.

Isaiah 3:16
The LORD also says: "Because the daughters of Zion are haughty--walking with heads held high and wanton eyes, prancing and skipping as they go, jingling the bracelets on their ankles--

Isaiah 3:18
In that day the Lord will take away their finery: their anklets and headbands and crescents;


Treasury of Scripture

Therefore the LORD will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will discover their secret parts.

smite

Leviticus 13:20,30,43,44
And if, when the priest seeth it, behold, it be in sight lower than the skin, and the hair thereof be turned white; the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is a plague of leprosy broken out of the boil…

Deuteronomy 28:27
The LORD will smite thee with the botch of Egypt, and with the emerods, and with the scab, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed.

Revelation 16:2
And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.

discover.

Isaiah 20:4
So shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians prisoners, and the Ethiopians captives, young and old, naked and barefoot, even with their buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.

Isaiah 47:2,3
Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover thy locks, make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers…

Jeremiah 13:22
And if thou say in thine heart, Wherefore come these things upon me? For the greatness of thine iniquity are thy skirts discovered, and thy heels made bare.









(17) The Lord will smite with a scab . . .--The words point partly to diseases, such as leprosy, causing baldness, engendered by misery and captivity, partly to the brutal outrage of the Assyrian invaders, stripping off the costly garments and leaving the wearers to their nakedness. (Comp. Ezekiel 16:37; Nahum 3:5.)

Verse 17. - Therefore the Lord will smite with a seal. Thus destroying their beauty by producing baldness (comp. ver. 24; and for the meaning "smite with a scab," see Leviticus 13:2; Leviticus 14:56).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
the Lord
אֲדֹנָ֔י (’ă·ḏō·nāy)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 136: The Lord

will bring sores
וְשִׂפַּ֣ח (wə·śip·paḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5596: To join, attach to

on the heads
קָדְקֹ֖ד (qā·ḏə·qōḏ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6936: Head, crown of the head

of the daughters
בְּנ֣וֹת (bə·nō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 1323: A daughter

of Zion,
צִיּ֑וֹן (ṣî·yō·wn)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 6726: Zion -- a mountain in Jerusalem, also a name for Jerusalem

and the LORD
וַיהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

will make their foreheads
פָּתְהֵ֥ן (pā·ṯə·hên)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person feminine plural
Strong's 6596: A hole, hinge, the female pudenda

bare.
יְעָרֶֽה׃ (yə·‘ā·reh)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6168: To be, bare, to empty, pour out, demolish


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