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Jeremiah 4:30


And you, Zion, city doomed to destruction, 1  you accomplish nothing 2  by wearing a beautiful dress, 3  decking yourself out in jewels of gold, and putting on eye shadow! 4  You are making yourself beautiful for nothing. Your lovers spurn you. They want to kill you. 5 


2Ki 9:30; Isa 10:3; Isa 20:6; Isa 33:14; Jer 5:31; Jer 13:21; Jer 22:20-22; La 1:2,19; La 4:17; Eze 16:36-41; Eze 23:9,10,22-24,28,29; Eze 23:40,41; Eze 28:9,13; Heb 2:3; Re 17:2,13,16-18; Re 17:4

NET © Notes

tn Heb “And you that are doomed to destruction.” The referent is supplied from the following context and the fact that Zion/Jerusalem represents the leadership which was continually making overtures to foreign nations for help.

tn Heb “What are you accomplishing…?” The rhetorical question assumes a negative answer, made clear by the translation in the indicative.

tn Heb “clothing yourself in scarlet.”

tn Heb “enlarging your eyes with antimony.” Antimony was a black powder used by women as eyeliner to make their eyes look larger.

tn Heb “they seek your life.”

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