New Living Translation
You will be ashamed of your idol worship in groves of sacred oaks. You will blush because you worshiped in gardens dedicated to idols.
King James Bible
For they shall be ashamed of the oaks which ye have desired, and ye shall be confounded for the gardens that ye have chosen.
Darby Bible Translation
For they shall be ashamed of the terebinths that ye have desired, and ye shall blush for the gardens that ye have chosen.
World English Bible
For they shall be ashamed of the oaks which you have desired, and you shall be confounded for the gardens that you have chosen.
Young's Literal Translation
For men are ashamed because of the oaks That ye have desired, And ye are confounded because of the gardens That ye have chosen.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:29 The oaks - Which, after the manner of the Heathen, you have consecrated to idolatrous uses. Gardens - In which, as well is in the groves, they committed idolatry.
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Isaiah lxiv 6, 7.--"But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags," &c. This people's condition agreeth well with ours, though the Lord's dealing be very different. The confessory part of this prayer belongeth to us now; and strange it is, that there is such odds of the Lord's dispensations, when there is no difference in our conditions; always we know not how soon the complaint may be ours also. This prayer was prayed long before the judgment and captivity came …
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But those who trust in idols, who say, 'You are our gods,' will be turned away in shame.
You worship your idols with great passion beneath the oaks and under every green tree. You sacrifice your children down in the valleys, among the jagged rocks in the cliffs.
All day long they insult me to my face by worshiping idols in their sacred gardens. They burn incense on pagan altars.
"Those who 'consecrate' and 'purify' themselves in a sacred garden with its idol in the center--feasting on pork and rats and other detestable meats--will come to a terrible end," says the LORD.
They offer sacrifices to idols on the mountaintops. They go up into the hills to burn incense in the pleasant shade of oaks, poplars, and terebinth trees. "That is why your daughters turn to prostitution, and your daughters-in-law commit adultery.
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