Jeremiah 3:3
New International Version
Therefore the showers have been withheld, and no spring rains have fallen. Yet you have the brazen look of a prostitute; you refuse to blush with shame.

New Living Translation
That’s why even the spring rains have failed. For you are a brazen prostitute and completely shameless.

English Standard Version
Therefore the showers have been withheld, and the spring rain has not come; yet you have the forehead of a whore; you refuse to be ashamed.

Berean Study Bible
Therefore the showers have been withheld, and no spring rains have fallen. Yet you have the brazen look of a prostitute; you refuse to be ashamed.

King James Bible
Therefore the showers have been withholden, and there hath been no latter rain; and thou hadst a whore's forehead, thou refusedst to be ashamed.

New King James Version
Therefore the showers have been withheld, And there has been no latter rain. You have had a harlot’s forehead; You refuse to be ashamed.

New American Standard Bible
“Therefore the showers have been withheld, And there has been no spring rain. Yet you had a prostitute’s forehead; You refused to be ashamed.

NASB 1995
“Therefore the showers have been withheld, And there has been no spring rain. Yet you had a harlot’s forehead; You refused to be ashamed.

NASB 1977
“Therefore the showers have been withheld, And there has been no spring rain. Yet you had a harlot’s forehead; You refused to be ashamed.

Amplified Bible
“Therefore the showers have been withheld, And there has been no spring rain. Yet you have the forehead (appearance) of a prostitute; You refuse to be ashamed.

Christian Standard Bible
This is why the showers haven’t come — why there has been no spring rain. You have the brazen look of a prostitute and refuse to be ashamed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is why the showers haven’t come— why there has been no spring rain. You have the brazen look of a prostitute and refuse to be ashamed.

American Standard Version
Therefore the showers have been withholden, and there hath been no latter rain; yet thou hast a harlot's forehead, thou refusedst to be ashamed.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Gentle showers have been withheld and there was no spring rain, and you had the forehead of a whore, and you were unwilling to be reproved

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thou didst retain many shepherds for a stumbling-block to thyself: thou hadst a whore's face, thou didst become shameless toward all.

Contemporary English Version
So I, the LORD, refused to let the spring rains fall. But just like a prostitute, you still have no shame for what you have done.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore the showers were withholden, and there was no lateward rain: thou hadst a harlot's forehead, thou wouldst not blush.

English Revised Version
Therefore the showers have been withholden, and there hath been no latter rain; yet thou hadst a whore's forehead, thou refusedst to be ashamed.

Good News Translation
That is why the rains were held back, and the spring showers did not come. You even look like a prostitute; you have no shame.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So the rain has been withheld, and there have been no spring showers. Yet, you have the shameless look of a prostitute, and you refuse to blush.

International Standard Version
This is why the rain has been withheld and there are no spring showers. Yet you have a harlot's look and you refuse to be ashamed.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Therefore the showers have been withheld, And there hath been no latter rain; Yet thou hadst a harlot's forehead, Thou refusedst to be ashamed.

Literal Standard Version
And showers are withheld, and there has been no spring rain. You have the forehead of a whorish woman, You have refused to be ashamed.

NET Bible
That is why the rains have been withheld, and the spring rains have not come. Yet in spite of this you are obstinate as a prostitute. You refuse to be ashamed of what you have done.

New Heart English Bible
Therefore the showers have been withheld, and there has been no latter rain; yet you have a prostitute's forehead, you refused to be ashamed.

World English Bible
Therefore the showers have been withheld, and there has been no latter rain; yet you have a prostitute's forehead, you refused to be ashamed.

Young's Literal Translation
And withheld are showers, and gathered rain hath not been. The forehead of a whorish woman thou hast, Thou hast refused to be ashamed.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Wages of the Harlot
2“Lift up your eyes to the barren heights and see. Is there any place where you have not been violated? You sat beside the highways waiting for your lovers, like a nomad in the desert. You have defiled the land with your prostitution and wickedness. 3Therefore the showers have been withheld, and no spring rains have fallen. Yet you have the brazen look of a prostitute; you refuse to be ashamed. 4Have you not just called to Me, ‘My Father, You are my friend from youth.…

Cross References
Leviticus 26:19
I will break down your stubborn pride and make your sky like iron and your land like bronze,

Jeremiah 5:24
They have not said in their hearts, 'Let us fear the LORD our God, who gives the rains, both autumn and spring, in season, who keeps for us the appointed weeks of harvest.'

Jeremiah 6:15
Are they ashamed of the abomination they have committed? No, they have no shame at all; they do not even know how to blush. So they will fall among the fallen; when I punish them, they will collapse," says the LORD.

Jeremiah 8:12
Are they ashamed of the abomination they have committed? No, they have no shame at all; they do not even know how to blush. So they will fall among the fallen; when I punish them, they will collapse, says the LORD.

Jeremiah 14:3
The nobles send their servants for water; they go to the cisterns, but find no water; their jars return empty. They are ashamed and humiliated; they cover their heads.

Jeremiah 14:4
The ground is cracked because no rain has fallen on the land. The farmers are ashamed; they cover their heads.

Jeremiah 36:2
"Take a scroll and write on it all the words I have spoken to you concerning Israel, Judah, and all the nations, from the day I first spoke to you during the reign of Josiah until today.


Treasury of Scripture

Therefore the showers have been withheld, and there has been no latter rain; and you had a whore's forehead, you refused to be ashamed.

the showers

Jeremiah 9:12
Who is the wise man, that may understand this? and who is he to whom the mouth of the LORD hath spoken, that he may declare it, for what the land perisheth and is burned up like a wilderness, that none passeth through?

Jeremiah 14:4,22
Because the ground is chapt, for there was no rain in the earth, the plowmen were ashamed, they covered their heads…

Leviticus 26:19
And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass:

latter rain

Jeremiah 5:24
Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear the LORD our God, that giveth rain, both the former and the latter, in his season: he reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest.

a whore's

Jeremiah 5:3
O LORD, are not thine eyes upon the truth? thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.

Jeremiah 6:15
Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that fall: at the time that I visit them they shall be cast down, saith the LORD.

Jeremiah 8:12
Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore shall they fall among them that fall: in the time of their visitation they shall be cast down, saith the LORD.

thou refusedst

Jeremiah 5:3
O LORD, are not thine eyes upon the truth? thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.

Nehemiah 9:17
And refused to obey, neither were mindful of thy wonders that thou didst among them; but hardened their necks, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to return to their bondage: but thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and forsookest them not.

Zechariah 7:11,12
But they refused to hearken, and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they should not hear…









(3) Therefore the showers . . .--Outward calamities were looked upon as chastisements for these sins. There had apparently been a severe drought in the reign of Josiah (Jeremiah 9:12; Jeremiah 25:1-6). There had been no showers in spring, no "latter rain" in autumn. So like calamities are described in Amos 4:7; Haggai 1:11; Joel 1:18-20. The influence of the newly-discovered book of Deuteronomy (2Chronicles 34:14; 2Kings 22:8) had doubtless given a fresh emphasis to this view of natural disasters. . . .

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Therefore the showers
רְבִבִ֔ים (rə·ḇi·ḇîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 7241: Abundant showers

have been withheld,
וַיִּמָּנְע֣וּ (way·yim·mā·nə·‘ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 4513: To debar, from benefit, injury

and no
ל֣וֹא (lō·w)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

spring rains
וּמַלְק֖וֹשׁ (ū·mal·qō·wōš)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4456: The spring rain, eloquence

have fallen.
הָיָ֑ה (hā·yāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

Yet you have
הָ֣יָה (hā·yāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

the brazen look
וּמֵ֨צַח (ū·mê·ṣaḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4696: Brow, forehead

of a prostitute;
אִשָּׁ֤ה (’iš·šāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female

you refused
מֵאַ֖נְתְּ (mê·’ant)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - second person feminine singular
Strong's 3985: To refuse

to be ashamed.
הִכָּלֵֽם׃ (hik·kā·lêm)
Verb - Nifal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 3637: To wound, to taunt, insult


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