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?

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

New King James Version
Do they provoke Me to anger?” says the LORD. “Do they not provoke themselves, to the shame of their own faces?”

New American Standard Bible
Are they provoking Me?” declares the LORD. “Is it not themselves instead, to their own shame?”

NASB 1995
“Do they spite Me?” declares the LORD. “Is it not themselves they spite, to their own shame?”

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

Amplified Bible
Do they offend and provoke Me to anger?” says the LORD. “Is it not themselves [they offend], to their own shame?”

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

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?”

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
It is not I they were angering, says LORD JEHOVAH, but their souls, that their faces would be ashamed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
Are they provoking Me to anger?” A declaration of YHWH, “Is it not themselves, For the shame of their own faces?”

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?"

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?

Additional Translations ...
Context
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. 19 But 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 and 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 breathe her last breath. Her sun will set while it is 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.'


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.









(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

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

to their own shame?
בֹּ֥שֶׁת (bō·šeṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 1322: Shame, shameful thing


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