Jeremiah 51:51
New International Version
“We are disgraced, for we have been insulted and shame covers our faces, because foreigners have entered the holy places of the LORD’s house.”

New Living Translation
“We are ashamed,” the people say. “We are insulted and disgraced because the LORD’s Temple has been defiled by foreigners.”

English Standard Version
‘We are put to shame, for we have heard reproach; dishonor has covered our face, for foreigners have come into the holy places of the LORD’s house.’

Berean Study Bible
“We are ashamed because we have heard reproach; disgrace has covered our faces, because foreigners have entered the holy places of the LORD’s house.”

King James Bible
We are confounded, because we have heard reproach: shame hath covered our faces: for strangers are come into the sanctuaries of the LORD'S house.

New King James Version
We are ashamed because we have heard reproach. Shame has covered our faces, For strangers have come into the sanctuaries of the LORD’s house.

New American Standard Bible
We are ashamed because we have heard rebuke; Disgrace has covered our faces, Because strangers have entered The holy places of the LORD’S house.

NASB 1995
We are ashamed because we have heard reproach; Disgrace has covered our faces, For aliens have entered The holy places of the LORD’S house.

NASB 1977
We are ashamed because we have heard reproach; Disgrace has covered our faces, For aliens have entered The holy places of the LORD’s house.

Amplified Bible
We are perplexed and ashamed, for we have heard reproach; Disgrace has covered our faces, For foreigners [from Babylon] have come Into the [most] sacred parts of the sanctuary of the LORD [even those places forbidden to all but the appointed priest].

Christian Standard Bible
We are ashamed because we have heard insults. Humiliation covers our faces because foreigners have entered the holy places of the LORD’s temple.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
We are ashamed because we have heard insults. Humiliation covers our faces because foreigners have entered the holy places of the LORD’s temple.

American Standard Version
We are confounded, because we have heard reproach; confusion hath covered our faces: for strangers are come into the sanctuaries of Jehovah's house.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they of the house Israel will say: “We are very ashamed, because we have heard reproach, and shame has covered our faces, because foreigners have entered the holy place of LORD JEHOVAH!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
We are ashamed, because we have heard our reproach; disgrace has covered our face; aliens are come into our sanctuary, even into the house of the Lord.

Contemporary English Version
You feel ashamed and disgraced, because foreigners have entered my sacred temple.

Douay-Rheims Bible
We are confounded, because we have heard reproach: shame hath covered our faces: because strangers are come upon the sanctuaries of the house of the Lord.

English Revised Version
We are ashamed, because we have heard reproach; confusion hath covered our faces: for strangers are come into the sanctuaries of the LORD'S house.

Good News Translation
You say, 'We've been disgraced and made ashamed; we feel completely helpless because foreigners have taken over the holy places in the Temple.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We have been put to shame, and we have been disgraced. Shame covers our faces, because foreigners have gone into the holy places of the LORD's temple.

International Standard Version
We have been put to shame because we have heard insults. Disgrace has covered our faces because foreigners have come into the Holy Places of the LORD's house.

JPS Tanakh 1917
We are ashamed, because we have heard reproach, Confusion hath covered our faces; For strangers are come Into the sanctuaries of the LORD'S house.'

Literal Standard Version
We have been ashamed, for we heard reproach, Shame has covered our faces, For strangers have come in against the sanctuaries of the house of YHWH.

NET Bible
We are ashamed because we have been insulted. Our faces show our disgrace. For foreigners have invaded the holy rooms in the LORD's temple.'

New Heart English Bible
"We are confounded, because we have heard reproach; confusion has covered our faces: for strangers have come into the sanctuaries of the LORD's house."

World English Bible
We are confounded, because we have heard reproach; confusion has covered our faces: for strangers are come into the sanctuaries of Yahweh's house.

Young's Literal Translation
We have been ashamed, for we heard reproach, Covered hath shame our faces, For come in have strangers, against the sanctuaries of the house of Jehovah.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Babylon's Punishment
50You who have escaped the sword, depart and do not linger! Remember the LORD from far away, and let Jerusalem come to mind.” 51“We are ashamed because we have heard reproach; disgrace has covered our faces, because foreigners have entered the holy places of the LORD’s house.” 52“Therefore, behold, the days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will punish her idols, and throughout her land the wounded will groan.…

Cross References
Psalm 44:15
All day long my disgrace is before me, and shame has covered my face,

Psalm 69:7
For I have endured scorn for Your sake, and shame has covered my face.

Psalm 74:3
Turn Your steps to the everlasting ruins, to everything in the sanctuary the enemy has destroyed.

Lamentations 1:10
The adversary has seized all her treasures. For she has seen the nations enter her sanctuary--those You had forbidden to enter Your assembly.

Amos 7:9
The high places of Isaac will be deserted, and the sanctuaries of Israel will be laid waste; and I will rise up against the house of Jeroboam with My sword."

Micah 6:16
You have kept the statutes of Omri and all the practices of Ahab's house; you have followed their counsel. Therefore I will make you a desolation, and your inhabitants an object of contempt; you will bear the scorn of the nations."


Treasury of Scripture

We are confounded, because we have heard reproach: shame has covered our faces: for strangers are come into the sanctuaries of the LORD's house.

are confounded

Jeremiah 3:22-25
Return, ye backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings. Behold, we come unto thee; for thou art the LORD our God…

Jeremiah 31:19
Surely after that I was turned, I repented; and after that I was instructed, I smote upon my thigh: I was ashamed, yea, even confounded, because I did bear the reproach of my youth.

Psalm 74:18-21
Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached, O LORD, and that the foolish people have blasphemed thy name…

shame

Jeremiah 3:25
We lie down in our shame, and our confusion covereth us: for we have sinned against the LORD our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even unto this day, and have not obeyed the voice of the LORD our God.

Jeremiah 14:3
And their nobles have sent their little ones to the waters: they came to the pits, and found no water; they returned with their vessels empty; they were ashamed and confounded, and covered their heads.

Psalm 44:13-16
Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and a derision to them that are round about us…

for strangers

Jeremiah 52:13
And burned the house of the LORD, and the king's house; and all the houses of Jerusalem, and all the houses of the great men, burned he with fire:

Psalm 74:3-7
Lift up thy feet unto the perpetual desolations; even all that the enemy hath done wickedly in the sanctuary…

Psalm 79:1
A Psalm of Asaph. O God, the heathen are come into thine inheritance; thy holy temple have they defiled; they have laid Jerusalem on heaps.









(51) We are confounded, because we have heard reproach . . .--The answer which the prophet seems to hear from the lips of the exiles, is, however, for the present, of a different character. They are cast down and oppressed by the disgrace that has fallen on them and on the Holy City. Aliens in blood and faith have profaned their sanctuaries. Can anything wipe off the stain of that disgrace? The prophet had known the bitterness of that thought himself (Lamentations 1:10; Lamentations 2:7; Lamentations 4:12), and had learnt how to deal with it: "Yes," he answers in the next verse, "there is comfort in the thought of retribution. The idol-temples which had been enriched with the spoils of their Temple shall be despoiled; the plunderers shall fall by the sword of the destroyer."

Verse 51. - We are confounded. A reflection of the exiles, expressing their deep shame at the ignominy which has been their lot. Are come; or, came.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“We are ashamed
בֹּ֚שְׁנוּ (bō·šə·nū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common plural
Strong's 954: To pale, to be ashamed, to be disappointed, delayed

because
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

we have heard
שָׁמַ֣עְנוּ (šā·ma‘·nū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common plural
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

reproach;
חֶרְפָּ֔ה (ḥer·pāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2781: Contumely, disgrace, the pudenda

disgrace
כְלִמָּ֖ה (ḵə·lim·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 3639: Insult, reproach, ignominy

has covered
כִּסְּתָ֥ה (kis·sə·ṯāh)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 3680: To plump, fill up hollows, to cover

our faces,
פָּנֵ֑ינוּ (pā·nê·nū)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's 6440: The face

because
כִּ֚י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

foreigners
זָרִ֔ים (zā·rîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 2114: To turn aside, to be a, foreigner, strange, profane, to commit adultery

have entered
בָּ֣אוּ (bā·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

the holy places
מִקְדְּשֵׁ֖י (miq·də·šê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 4720: A consecrated thing, place, a palace, sanctuary, asylum

of the LORD’s
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

house.”
בֵּ֥ית (bêṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house


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