Ezekiel 13:12
Good News Translation
The wall will collapse, and everyone will ask you what good the whitewash did."

Contemporary English Version
People will then ask the workers why the paint didn't hold it up.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold, when the wall is fallen: shall it not be said to you: Where is the daubing wherewith you have daubed it?

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Behold, when the wall is fallen: shall it not be said to you: Where is the daubing wherewith you have daubed it?

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Deuteronomy 32:37 And he shall say: Where are their gods, in whom they trusted?

Judges 9:38 And Zebul said to him: Where is now thy mouth, wherewith thou saidst: Who is Abimelech, that we should serve him? Is not this the people which thou didst despise? Go out, and fight against him.

Judges 10:14 Go, and call upon the gods which you have chosen: let them deliver you in the time of distress.

2 Kings 3:13 And Eliseus said to the king of Israel: What have I to do with thee? go to the prophets of thy father, and thy mother. And the king of Israel said to him: Why hath the Lord gathered together these three kings, to deliver them into the hands of Moab?

Jeremiah 2:37 For from thence thou shalt go, and thy hand shall be upon thy head: for the Lord hath destroyed thy trust, and thou shalt have nothing prosperous therein.

Jeremiah 29:31,32 Send to all them of the captivity, saying: Thus saith the Lord to Semeias the Nehelamite: Because Semeias hath prophesied to you, and I sent him not: and hath caused you to trust in a lie: . . .

Jeremiah 37:19 Now therefore hear, I beseech thee, my lord the king: let my petition be accepted in thy sight: and send me not back into the house of Jonathan the scribe, lest I die there.

Lamentations 2:14,15 Nun. Thy prophets have seen false and foolish things for thee: and they have not laid open thy iniquity, to excite thee to penance: but they have seen for thee false revelations and banishments. . . .

Context
The Reproof of False Prophets
11Say to them that daub without tempering, that it shall fall: for there shall be an overflowing shower, and I will cause great hailstones to fall violently from above, and a stormy wind to throw it down. 12Behold, when the wall is fallen: shall it not be said to you: Where is the daubing wherewith you have daubed it?13Therefore thus saith the Lord God: Lo, I will cause a stormy wind to break forth in my indignation, and there shall be an overflowing shower in my anger: and great hailstones in my wrath to consume.…
Cross References
Exodus 2:3
And when she could hide him no longer, she took a basket made of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and pitch: and put the little babe therein, and laid him in the sedges by the river's brink,

Ezekiel 13:11
Say to them that daub without tempering, that it shall fall: for there shall be an overflowing shower, and I will cause great hailstones to fall violently from above, and a stormy wind to throw it down.

Ezekiel 13:13
Therefore thus saith the Lord God: Lo, I will cause a stormy wind to break forth in my indignation, and there shall be an overflowing shower in my anger: and great hailstones in my wrath to consume.

Additional Translations
Surely when the wall has fallen, you will not be asked, “Where is the whitewash with which you covered it?”’See, when the wall is fallen, shall it not be said to you, Where is the daubing with which you have daubed it?

Lo, when the wall is fallen, shall it not be said unto you, Where is the daubing wherewith ye have daubed it?

And lo! the wall has fallen; and will they not say to you, Where is your plaster wherewith ye plastered it?

And lo, when the wall is fallen, shall it not be said unto you, Where is the daubing with which ye have daubed [it]?

Lo, when the wall is fallen, shall it not be said unto you, Where is the daubing wherewith ye have daubed it?

Lo, when the wall hath fallen, shall it not be said to you, Where is the daubing with which ye have daubed it?

Behold, when the wall has fallen, shall it not be said to you, Where is the plaster with which you have plastered it?

And lo, fallen hath the wall! Doth not one say unto you, Where is the daubing that ye daubed?
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