Jeremiah 7:19
Verse (Click for Chapter)
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?

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 Have you not procured this to yourself, in that you have forsaken …

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

Isaiah 1:20,24 But if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured with the sword: …

Ezekiel 8:17,18 Then he said to me, Have you seen this, O son of man…

1 Corinthians 10:22 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?

the confusion.

Jeremiah 20:11 But the LORD is with me as a mighty terrible one: therefore my persecutors …

Ezra 9:7 Since the days of our fathers have we been in a great trespass to …

Isaiah 45:16 They shall be ashamed, and also confounded, all of them: they shall …

Daniel 9:7,8 O LORD, righteousness belongs to you, but to us confusion of faces, …







(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 Do they provoke me to anger? saith the Lord,.... No: he cannot be provoked to anger as men are; anger does not fall upon him as it does on men; there is no such affection in God as there is in men; his Spirit cannot be irritated and provoked in the manner that the spirits of men may be; and though sin, and particularly idolatry, is disagreeable to him, contrary to his nature, and repugnant to his will; yet the damage arising from it is more to men themselves than to him; and though he sometimes does things which are like to what are done by men when they are angry, yet in reality there is no such perturbation in God as there is in men:

do they not provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces? the greatest hurt that is done is done to themselves; they are the sufferers in the end; they bring ruin and destruction upon themselves; and therefore have great reason to be angry with themselves, since what they do issues in their own shame and confusion. The Targum is,

"do they think that they provoke me? saith the Lord; is it not for evil to themselves, that they may be confounded in their works?'' 19. Is it I that they provoke to anger? Is it not themselves? (De 32:16, 21; Job 35:6, 8; Pr 8:36).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.
Jump to Previous
Affirmation Anger Confusion Declares Face Faces Harming Moving Provoke Provoking Rather Shame Spite Themselves Wrath
Jump to Next
Affirmation Anger Confusion Declares Face Faces Harming Moving Provoke Provoking Rather Shame Spite Themselves Wrath
Links
Jeremiah 7:19 NIV
Jeremiah 7:19 NLT
Jeremiah 7:19 ESV
Jeremiah 7:19 NASB
Jeremiah 7:19 KJV

Jeremiah 7:19 Bible Apps
Jeremiah 7:19 Biblia Paralela
Jeremiah 7:19 Chinese Bible
Jeremiah 7:19 French Bible
Jeremiah 7:19 German Bible

Alphabetical: am are But declares Do harming I Is it LORD Me not one own provoking rather shame spite the their themselves they to

OT Prophets: Jeremiah 7:19 Do they provoke me to anger? Says (Jer.) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Jeremiah 7:18
Top of Page
Top of Page