Jeremiah 13:22
New International Version
And if you ask yourself, "Why has this happened to me?"-- it is because of your many sins that your skirts have been torn off and your body mistreated.

New Living Translation
You may ask yourself, "Why is all this happening to me?" It is because of your many sins! That is why you have been stripped and raped by invading armies.

English Standard Version
And if you say in your heart, ‘Why have these things come upon me?’ it is for the greatness of your iniquity that your skirts are lifted up and you suffer violence.

Berean Study Bible
And if you ask yourself, “Why has this happened to me?” it is because of the magnitude of your iniquity. Your skirts have been stripped off, your body exposed.

New American Standard Bible
"If you say in your heart, 'Why have these things happened to me?' Because of the magnitude of your iniquity Your skirts have been removed And your heels have been exposed.

King James Bible
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.

Christian Standard Bible
And when you ask yourself, "Why have these things happened to me?" it is because of your great guilt that your skirts have been stripped off, your body exposed.

Contemporary English Version
Do you know why your clothes were torn off and you were abused? It was because of your terrible sins.

Good News Translation
If you ask why all this has happened to you--why your clothes have been torn off and you have been raped--it is because your sin is so terrible.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And when you ask yourself, "Why have these things happened to me?" It is because of your great guilt that your skirts have been stripped off, your body exposed.

International Standard Version
When you say to yourselves, 'Why have all these things happened to me?' It's because of the extent of your iniquity that your skirt has been lifted up, and your heels have suffered violence.

NET Bible
You will probably ask yourself, 'Why have these things happened to me? Why have I been treated like a disgraced adulteress whose skirt has been torn off and her limbs exposed?' It is because you have sinned so much.

New Heart English Bible
If you say in your heart, 'Why are these things come on me?' for the greatness of your iniquity are your skirts uncovered, and your heels suffer violence.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If you ask yourself, "Why do these things happen to me?" it's because you have so many sins. Your clothes have been torn off and your limbs are bare.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And if thou say in thy heart: 'Wherefore are these things befallen me?'-- For the greatness of thine iniquity are thy skirts uncovered, And thy heels suffer violence.

New American Standard 1977
“And if you say in your heart, ‘Why have these things happened to me?’ Because of the magnitude of your iniquity Your skirts have been removed, And your heels have been exposed.

Jubilee Bible 2000
When thou shalt say in thine heart, Why do these things come upon me? For the greatness of thine iniquity are thy skirts discovered and thy heels made bare.

King James 2000 Bible
And if you say in your heart, Why come these things upon me? For the greatness of your iniquity are your skirts uncovered, and your heels made bare.

American King James Version
And if you say in your heart, Why come these things on me? For the greatness of your iniquity are your skirts discovered, and your heels made bore.

American Standard Version
And if thou say in thy heart, Wherefore are these things come upon me? for the greatness of thine iniquity are thy skirts uncovered, and thy heels suffer violence.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And if thou shouldest say in thine heart, Wherefore have these things happened to me? Because of the abundance of thine iniquity have thy skirts been discovered, that thine heels might be exposed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if thou shalt say in thy heart: Why are these things come upon me? For the greatness of thy iniquity, thy nakedness is discovered, the soles of thy feet are defiled.

Darby Bible Translation
And if thou say in thy heart, Wherefore come these things upon me? For the greatness of thine iniquity are thy skirts uncovered, [and] thy heels have suffered violence.

English Revised Version
And if thou say in thine heart, Wherefore are these things come upon me? for the greatness of thine iniquity are thy skirts discovered, and thy heels suffer violence.

Webster's Bible Translation
And if thou shalt say in thy heart, Why come these things upon me? For the greatness of thy iniquity are thy skirts uncovered, and thy heels made bare.

World English Bible
If you say in your heart, Why are these things come on me? for the greatness of your iniquity are your skirts uncovered, and your heels suffer violence.

Young's Literal Translation
And when thou dost say in thy heart, 'Wherefore have these met me?' For the abundance of thine iniquity Have thy skirts been uncovered, Have thy heels suffered violence.
Study Bible
Captivity Threatened
21What will you say when He sets over you close allies whom you yourself trained? Will not pangs of anguish grip you, as they do a woman in labor? 22And if you ask yourself, “Why has this happened to me?” it is because of the magnitude of your iniquity. Your skirts have been stripped off, your body exposed. 23Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? Neither are you able to do good—you who are accustomed to doing evil.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 7:17
You may say in your heart, "These nations are greater than we are; how can we drive them out?"

Isaiah 47:2
Take millstones and grind flour; remove your veil, strip off your skirt, bare your thigh, wade through the streams.

Jeremiah 2:17
Have you not brought this on yourself by forsaking the LORD your God when He led you in the way?

Jeremiah 5:19
And when the people ask, 'For what offense has the LORD our God done all these things to us?' You are to tell them, 'Just as you have forsaken Me and served foreign gods in your land, so will you serve foreigners in a land that is not your own.'

Jeremiah 9:2
If only I had a traveler's lodge in the wilderness, I would abandon my people and depart from them, for they are all adulterers, a crowd of faithless people.

Jeremiah 14:16
And the people to whom they prophesy will be thrown into the streets of Jerusalem because of famine and sword. There will be no one to bury them or their wives, their sons or their daughters. I will pour out their own evil upon them.

Jeremiah 16:10
When you tell these people all these things, they will ask you, 'Why has the LORD pronounced all this great disaster against us? What is our guilt? What is the sin that we have committed against the LORD our God?'

Ezekiel 16:37
therefore I will surely gather all the lovers with whom you found pleasure, all those you loved and all those you hated. I will gather them against you from all around and expose you before them, and they will see all your nakedness.

Ezekiel 23:26
They will strip off your clothes and take your fine jewelry.

Hosea 2:3
Otherwise, I will strip her naked and expose her like the day of her birth. I will make her like a desert and turn her into a parched land, and I will let her die of thirst.

Nahum 3:5
"Behold, I am against you," declares the LORD of Hosts. "I will lift your skirts over your face. I will show your nakedness to the nations and your shame to the kingdoms.

Treasury of Scripture

And if you say in your heart, Why come these things on me? For the greatness of your iniquity are your skirts discovered, and your heels made bore.

if.

Deuteronomy 7:17
If thou shalt say in thine heart, These nations are more than I; how can I dispossess them?

Deuteronomy 8:17
And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth.

Deuteronomy 18:21
And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken?

wherefore.

Jeremiah 5:19
And it shall come to pass, when ye shall say, Wherefore doeth the LORD our God all these things unto us? then shalt thou answer them, Like as ye have forsaken me, and served strange gods in your land, so shall ye serve strangers in a land that is not yours.

Jeremiah 16:10,11
And it shall come to pass, when thou shalt shew this people all these words, and they shall say unto thee, Wherefore hath the LORD pronounced all this great evil against us? or what is our iniquity? or what is our sin that we have committed against the LORD our God? …

the greatness.

Jeremiah 1:17-19
Thou therefore gird up thy loins, and arise, and speak unto them all that I command thee: be not dismayed at their faces, lest I confound thee before them…

Jeremiah 9:2-9
Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men; that I might leave my people, and go from them! for they be all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men…

Hosea 12:8
And Ephraim said, Yet I am become rich, I have found me out substance: in all my labours they shall find none iniquity in me that were sin.

skirts.

Jeremiah 13:26
Therefore will I discover thy skirts upon thy face, that thy shame may appear.

Isaiah 3:17
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.

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.

made bare.







Lexicon
And if
וְכִ֤י (wə·ḵî)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

you ask
תֹאמְרִי֙ (ṯō·mə·rî)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

yourself,
בִּלְבָבֵ֔ךְ (bil·ḇā·ḇêḵ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3824: Inner man, mind, will, heart

“Why
מַדּ֖וּעַ (mad·dū·a‘)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4069: Why? for what reason?

has this
אֵ֑לֶּה (’êl·leh)
Pronoun - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 428: These, those

happened to me?”
קְרָאֻ֣נִי (qə·rā·’u·nî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7122: To encounter, befall

it is because of the magnitude
בְּרֹ֧ב (bə·rōḇ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7230: Multitude, abundance, greatness

of your iniquity.
עֲוֺנֵ֛ךְ (‘ă·wō·nêḵ)
Noun - common singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5771: Iniquity, guilt, punishment for iniquity

Your skirts
שׁוּלַ֖יִךְ (šū·la·yiḵ)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7757: A skirt, a bottom edge

have been stripped off,
נִגְל֥וּ (niḡ·lū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1540: To denude, to exile, to reveal

your body
עֲקֵבָֽיִךְ׃ (‘ă·qê·ḇā·yiḵ)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6119: Heel, footprint, hind part

exposed.
נֶחְמְס֥וּ (neḥ·mə·sū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 2554: To treat violently or wrong
(22) Are thy skirts discovered.--The "skirts," or flowing train, worn by women of rank, the removal of which was the sign of extremest degradation (Isaiah 20:4; Isaiah 47:2; Ezekiel 23:29; Hosea 2:3; Nahum 3:5).

Thy heels made bare.--Better, outraged, or disgraced, made to walk barefoot, like menial slaves; possibly, like the outcast harlot. Compare Isaiah's walking "naked and barefoot" as the symbol of the coming degradation of his people (Isaiah 20:2-4).

Verse 22. - Thy heels made bare; rather, treated with violence. The fate held out to the daughter of Zion (trained to walk about with "tinkling ornaments," Isaiah 3:18) is to plod wearily along with bare feet (comp. Isaiah 47:1). 13:18-27 Here is a message sent to king Jehoiakim, and his queen. Their sorrows would be great indeed. Do they ask, Wherefore come these things upon us? Let them know, it is for their obstinacy in sin. We cannot alter the natural colour of the skin; and so is it morally impossible to reclaim and reform these people. Sin is the blackness of the soul; it is the discolouring of it; we were shapen in it, so that we cannot get clear of it by any power of our own. But Almighty grace is able to change the Ethiopian's skin. Neither natural depravity, nor strong habits of sin, form an obstacle to the working of God, the new-creating Spirit. The Lord asks of Jerusalem, whether she is determined not be made clean. If any poor slave of sin feels that he could as soon change his nature as master his headstrong lusts, let him not despair; for things impossible to men are possible with God. Let us then seek help from Him who is mighty to save.
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