The wise inherit honor, but he holds fools up 1 to public contempt. 2
He will be beaten and despised, 1 and his reproach will not be wiped away; 2
Cover 1 their faces with shame, so they might seek 2 you, 3 O Lord.
Whoever corrects 1 a mocker is asking for 2 insult; 3 whoever reproves a wicked person receives 4 abuse.
When pride 1 comes, 2 then comes disgrace, 3 but with humility 4 comes 5 wisdom.
A fool’s annoyance 1 is known at once, 2 but the prudent 3 overlooks 4 an insult.
The one who neglects 1 discipline ends up in 2 poverty and shame, but the one who accepts reproof is honored. 3
When a wicked person 1 arrives, contempt 2 shows up with him, and with shame comes 3 a reproach.
Drive out the scorner 1 and contention will leave; strife and insults will cease. 2
So I will pull your skirt up over your face and expose you to shame like a disgraced adulteress! 1
The more the priests increased in numbers, the more they rebelled against me. They have turned 1 their glorious calling into a shameful disgrace!
They consume their alcohol, then engage in cult prostitution; they dearly love their shameful behavior.
If I am guilty, 1 woe 2 to me, and if I am innocent, I cannot lift my head; 3 I am full of shame, 4 and satiated with my affliction. 5
He will wind you up tightly into a ball and throw you into a wide, open land. 1 There you will die, and there with you will be your impressive chariots, 2 which bring disgrace to the house of your master. 3
The nations will hear of your devastating defeat. 1 your cries of distress will echo throughout the earth. In the panic of their flight one soldier will trip over another and both of them will fall down defeated.” 2
I am against you,” declares the Lord who commands armies. 1 “I will strip off your clothes! 2 I will show your nakedness to the nations and your shame to the kingdoms;
But you will become drunk 1 with shame, not majesty. 2 Now it is your turn to drink and expose your uncircumcised foreskin! 3 The cup of wine in the Lord’s right hand 4 is coming to you, and disgrace will replace your majestic glory!