7:16 So now listen to the Lord’s message! You say, ‘Don’t prophesy against Israel! Don’t preach 1 against the family of Isaac!’
7:17 “Therefore this is what the Lord says:
‘Your wife will become a prostitute in the streets 2
and your sons and daughters will die violently. 3
Your land will be given to others 4
and you will die in a foreign 5 land.
Israel will certainly be carried into exile 6 away from its land.’”
1 tn The verb, which literally means “to drip,” appears to be a synonym of “to prophesy,” but it might carry a derogatory tone here, perhaps alluding to the impassioned, frenzied way in which prophets sometimes delivered their messages. If so, one could translate, “to drivel; to foam at the mouth” (see HALOT 694 s.v. נטף).
2 tn Heb “in the city,” that is, “in public.”
3 tn Heb “will fall by the sword.”
4 tn Heb “will be divided up with a [surveyor’s] measuring line.”