"We are disgraced, for we have been insulted and shame covers our faces, because foreigners have entered the holy places of the LORD’s house."
We are ashamed because we have heard reproach; Disgrace has covered our faces, For aliens have entered The holy places of the LORD’S house.
"We are ashamed," the people say. "We are insulted and disgraced because the LORD’s Temple has been defiled by foreigners."
How we've been humiliated, taunted and abused, kicked around for so long that we hardly know who we are! And we hardly know what to think--our old Sanctuary, GOD's house, desecrated by strangers.
We are shamed because bitter words have come to our ears; our faces are covered with shame: for men from strange lands have come into the holy places of the Lord’s house.
We are put to shame, for we have heard insults; dishonor has covered our face, for aliens have come into the holy places of the Lord’s house.
We are ashamed because we have heard reproach. Shame has covered our faces, For strangers have come into the sanctuaries of the LORD’S house.
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1 sn The exiles lament the way they have been humiliated.
2 tn Heb “we have heard an insult.”
3 tn Heb “disgrace covers our face.”
4 tn Or “holy places, sanctuaries.”