“shame.” The word “shame” is used idiomatically for the genital area when it had been exposed in shameful situations. A lot of pagan worship involved illicit sex, and the people of Judah had become caught up in it. Therefore, Jeremiah prophesied of the time when the Babylonians would conquer Judah because they had forgotten God and trusted in false gods, and so God said, “Therefore I will also pull up your skirts over your face[hp]and your shame will be seen.” (Jer. 13:26). Nahum 3:5 has a similar use. A New Testament reference is Revelation 16:15. For other sexual idioms see commentary on Leviticus 18:6.