Jeremiah 4:30 And you, O desolate one, what do you mean that you dress in scarlet, that you adorn yourself with ornaments of gold, that you enlarge your eyes with paint? In vain you beautify yourself. Your lovers despise you; they seek your life.


The cited version, the ESV, has gone outside the literal Hebrew and even outside the ancient context, for reasons to which I'm not privy. The actual text refers to the practice, from Ancient Egypt, of adorning the eyes with oil mixed with Antimony aka Stibium (Sb).


...Antimony(III) sulfide, Sb2S3, was recognized in predynastic Egypt as an eye cosmetic (kohl) as early as about 3100 BC, when the cosmetic palette was invented.[21]... Wikipedia

Glittery eye


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