26 Therefore will I discover thy skirts upon thy face, that thy shame may appear.

Other Translations of Jeremiah 13:26

New International Version

26 I will pull up your skirts over your face that your shame may be seen-

English Standard Version

26 I myself will lift up your skirts over your face, and your shame will be seen.

The Message

26 I'm the one who will rip off your clothes, expose and shame you before the watching world.

New King James Version

26 Therefore I will uncover your skirts over your face, That your shame may appear.

New Living Translation

26 I myself will strip you and expose you to shame.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Jeremiah 13:26

Commentary on Jeremiah 13:18-27

(Read Jeremiah 13:18-27)

Here is a message sent to king Jehoiakim, and his queen. Their sorrows would be great indeed. Do they ask, Wherefore come these things upon us? Let them know, it is for their obstinacy in sin. We cannot alter the natural colour of the skin; and so is it morally impossible to reclaim and reform these people. Sin is the blackness of the soul; it is the discolouring of it; we were shapen in it, so that we cannot get clear of it by any power of our own. But Almighty grace is able to change the Ethiopian's skin. Neither natural depravity, nor strong habits of sin, form an obstacle to the working of God, the new-creating Spirit. The Lord asks of Jerusalem, whether she is determined not be made clean. If any poor slave of sin feels that he could as soon change his nature as master his headstrong lusts, let him not despair; for things impossible to men are possible with God. Let us then seek help from Him who is mighty to save.