Jeremiah 7:19
New International Version
But am I the one they are provoking? declares the LORD. Are they not rather harming themselves, to their own shame?

New Living Translation
Am I the one they are hurting?" asks the LORD. "Most of all, they hurt themselves, to their own shame."

English Standard Version
Is it I whom they provoke? declares the LORD. Is it not themselves, to their own shame?

Berean Study Bible
But am I the one they are provoking? declares the LORD. Is it not themselves they spite, to their own shame?

New American Standard Bible
"Do they spite Me?" declares the LORD. "Is it not themselves they spite, to their own shame?"

King James Bible
Do they provoke me to anger? saith the LORD: do they not provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces?

Christian Standard Bible
But are they really provoking me?" This is the LORD's declaration. "Isn't it they themselves being provoked to disgrace?"

Contemporary English Version
But they are not only insulting me; they are also harming themselves by doing these shameful things.

Good News Translation
But am I really the one they are hurting? No, they are hurting themselves and bringing shame on themselves.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But are they really provoking Me?" This is the LORD's declaration. "Isn't it they themselves being provoked to disgrace?"

International Standard Version
Are they provoking me?" asks the LORD. "Is it not themselves, and to their own shame?"

NET Bible
But I am not really the one being troubled!" says the LORD. "Rather they are bringing trouble on themselves to their own shame!

New Heart English Bible
Do they provoke me to anger?" says the LORD. "Do they not provoke themselves, to the confusion of their own faces?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They aren't really provoking me," declares the LORD. "But they are [harming] themselves to their own shame.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Do they provoke Me? saith the LORD; do they not provoke themselves, to the confusion of their own faces?

New American Standard 1977
“Do they spite Me?” declares the LORD. “Is it not themselves they spite, to their own shame?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Shall they provoke me to anger? said the LORD: do they not provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces?

King James 2000 Bible
Do they provoke me to anger? says the LORD: do they not provoke themselves to the shame of their own faces?

American King James Version
Do they provoke me to anger? said the LORD: do they not provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces?

American Standard Version
Do they provoke me to anger? saith Jehovah; do they not provoke themselves, to the confusion of their own faces?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Do they provoke me to anger? saith the Lord: do they not provoke themselves, that their faces may be ashamed?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Do they provoke me to anger, saith the Lord? Is it not themselves, to the confusion of their contenance?

Darby Bible Translation
Is it I whom they provoke to anger? saith Jehovah; is it not themselves, to the shame of their own face?

English Revised Version
Do they provoke me to anger? saith the LORD; do they not provoke themselves, to the confusion of their own faces?

Webster's Bible Translation
Do they provoke me to anger? saith the LORD: do they not provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces?

World English Bible
Do they provoke me to anger? says Yahweh; [do they] not [provoke] themselves, to the confusion of their own faces?

Young's Literal Translation
Me are they provoking to anger? an affirmation of Jehovah, Is it not themselves, For the shame of their own faces?
Study Bible
Judah's Idolatry Persists
18The sons gather wood, the fathers light the fire, and the women knead the dough to make cakes for the Queen of Heaven; they pour out drink offerings to other gods to provoke Me to anger. 19But am I the one they are provoking? declares the LORD. Is it not themselves they spite, to their own shame? 20Therefore, this is what the Lord GOD says: Behold, My anger, My fury, will be poured out on this place, on man and beast, on the trees of the field and the produce of the land, and it will burn and not be extinguished.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 10:22
Are we trying to provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than He?

Job 35:6
If you sin, what do you accomplish against Him? If you multiply your transgressions, what do you do to Him?

Jeremiah 8:19
Listen to the cry of the daughter of my people from a land far away, "Is the LORD no longer in Zion? Is her King no longer there?" "Why have they provoked Me to anger with their carved images, with their worthless foreign idols?"

Jeremiah 9:19
For the sound of wailing is heard from Zion: 'How devastated we are! How great is our shame, for we have abandoned the land because our dwellings have been torn down.'"

Jeremiah 15:9
The mother of seven will grow faint; she will breath her last breath. Her sun will set while it was still day; she will be disgraced and humiliated. And the rest I will put to the sword in the presence of their enemies," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 22:22
The wind will drive away all your shepherds, and your lovers will go into captivity. Then you will be ashamed and humiliated because of all your wickedness.

Jeremiah 25:7
But to your own harm, you have not listened to Me,' declares the LORD, 'so you have provoked Me to anger with the works of your hands.'

Jeremiah 44:3
because of the evil they have done. They provoked Me to anger by continuing to burn incense and to serve other gods that neither they nor you nor your fathers ever knew.

Ezekiel 8:17
And He said to me, "Do you see this, son of man? Is it not enough for the house of Judah to commit the abominations they are practicing here, that they must also fill the land with violence and continually provoke Me to anger? Look, they are even putting the branch to their nose!

Ezekiel 16:26
You prostituted yourself with your lustful neighbors, the Egyptians, and increased your promiscuity to provoke Me to anger.

Treasury of Scripture

Do they provoke me to anger? said the LORD: do they not provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces?

they provoke.

Jeremiah 2:17,19
Hast thou not procured this unto thyself, in that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, when he led thee by the way? …

Deuteronomy 32:16,21,22
They provoked him to jealousy with strange gods, with abominations provoked they him to anger…

Isaiah 1:20,24
But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it

the confusion.

Jeremiah 20:11
But the LORD is with me as a mighty terrible one: therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail: they shall be greatly ashamed; for they shall not prosper: their everlasting confusion shall never be forgotten.

Ezra 9:7
Since the days of our fathers have we been in a great trespass unto this day; and for our iniquities have we, our kings, and our priests, been delivered into the hand of the kings of the lands, to the sword, to captivity, and to a spoil, and to confusion of face, as it is this day.

Isaiah 45:16
They shall be ashamed, and also confounded, all of them: they shall go to confusion together that are makers of idols.







Lexicon
But am I the one
הֵ֥ם (hêm)
Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1992: They

they are provoking?
מַכְעִסִ֖ים (maḵ·‘i·sîm)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3707: To trouble, to grieve, rage, be indignant

declares
נְאֻם־ (nə·’um-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5002: An oracle

the LORD.
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

Is it not
הֲל֣וֹא (hă·lō·w)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

themselves
אֹתָ֔ם (’ō·ṯām)
Direct object marker | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

they spite,
לְמַ֖עַן (lə·ma·‘an)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 4616: Purpose -- intent

to their own shame?
בֹּ֥שֶׁת (bō·šeṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1322: Shame, shameful thing
(19) Do they not provoke themselves . . .?--The interpolated words, though they complete the sense, mar the abrupt force of the Hebrew. Is it not themselves, to the confusion of their own faces?

Verse 19. - Do they provoke me, etc.? literally, Is it me that they provoke (or, vex)? Is it not themselves 7:17-20 The Jews took pride in showing zeal for their idols. Let us learn to be earnest in the service of our God, even from this bad example. Let us think it an honour to be employed in any work for God. Let us be as diligent ourselves, and as careful to teach our children the truths of God, as many are to teach the mysteries of iniquity. The direct tendency of this sin is malice against God, but it will hurt themselves. And they shall find there is no escaping. God's wrath is fire unquenchable.
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