5:19 Disaster will be inescapable, 1
as if a man ran from a lion only to meet a bear,
then escaped 2 into a house,
leaned his hand against the wall,
and was bitten by a poisonous snake.
5:20 Don’t you realize the Lord’s day of judgment will bring 3 darkness, not light –
gloomy blackness, not bright light?
1 tn The words “Disaster will be inescapable” are supplied in the translation for clarification.
2 tn Heb “went” (so KJV, NRSV).
3 tn Heb “Will not the day of the Lord be.”