New Living Translation
"I am your enemy!" says the LORD of Heaven's Armies. "And now I will lift your skirts and show all the earth your nakedness and shame.
King James Bible
Behold, I am against thee, saith the LORD of hosts; and I will discover thy skirts upon thy face, and I will shew the nations thy nakedness, and the kingdoms thy shame.
Darby Bible Translation
behold, I am against thee, saith Jehovah of hosts; and I will uncover thy skirts upon thy face, and I will shew the nations thy nakedness, and the kingdoms thy shame.
World English Bible
"Behold, I am against you," says Yahweh of Armies, "and I will lift your skirts over your face. I will show the nations your nakedness, and the kingdoms your shame.
Young's Literal Translation
Lo, I am against thee, An affirmation of Jehovah of Hosts, And have removed thy skirts before thy face, And have shewed nations thy nakedness, And kingdoms thy shame,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:5 Discover - l will strip thee naked, and deal with thee as inhuman soldiers deal with captive women.
Take heavy millstones and grind flour. Remove your veil, and strip off your robe. Expose yourself to public view.
You will be naked and burdened with shame. I will take vengeance against you without pity."
You may ask yourself, "Why is all this happening to me?" It is because of your many sins! That is why you have been stripped and raped by invading armies.
I myself will strip you and expose you to shame.
"See, I am your enemy, you arrogant people," says the Lord, the LORD of Heaven's Armies. "Your day of reckoning has arrived--the day when I will punish you.
this is what I am going to do. I will gather together all your allies--the lovers with whom you have sinned, both those you loved and those you hated--and I will strip you naked in front of them so they can stare at you.
Tell her, 'This is what the LORD says: I am your enemy, O Israel, and I am about to unsheath my sword to destroy your people--the righteous and the wicked alike.
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