New International Version
I will pull up your skirts over your face that your shame may be seen--
King James Bible
Therefore will I discover thy skirts upon thy face, that thy shame may appear.
Darby Bible Translation
Therefore will I also turn thy skirts over thy face, and thy shame shall be seen.
World English Bible
Therefore will I also uncover your skirts on your face, and your shame shall appear.
Young's Literal Translation
I also have made bare thy skirts before thy face, And thy shame hath been seen.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Therefore will I discover thy skirts upon thy face - It was the custom to punish lewd women by stripping them naked, and exposing them to public view; or by throwing their clothes over their heads, as here intimated. Was this the way to correct the evil?
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But I will strip Esau bare; I will uncover his hiding places, so that he cannot conceal himself. His armed men are destroyed, also his allies and neighbors, so there is no one to say,
Jerusalem has sinned greatly and so has become unclean. All who honored her despise her, for they have all seen her naked; she herself groans and turns away.
therefore I am going to gather all your lovers, with whom you found pleasure, those you loved as well as those you hated. I will gather them against you from all around and will strip you in front of them, and they will see you stark naked.
They will deal with you in hatred and take away everything you have worked for. They will leave you stark naked, and the shame of your prostitution will be exposed. Your lewdness and promiscuity
So now I will expose her lewdness before the eyes of her lovers; no one will take her out of my hands.
"I am against you," declares the LORD Almighty. "I will lift your skirts over your face. I will show the nations your nakedness and the kingdoms your shame.
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