28:25 “The Lord will allow you to be struck down before your enemies; you will attack them from one direction but flee from them in seven directions and will become an object of terror 1 to all the kingdoms of the earth.
28:48 instead in hunger, thirst, nakedness, and poverty 2 you will serve your enemies whom the Lord will send against you. They 3 will place an iron yoke on your neck until they have destroyed you.
1 tc The meaningless MT reading זַעֲוָה (za’avah) is clearly a transposition of the more commonly attested Hebrew noun זְוָעָה (zÿva’ah, “terror”).
2 tn Heb “lack of everything.”
3 tn Heb “he” (also later in this verse). The pronoun is a collective singular referring to the enemies (cf. CEV, NLT). Many translations understand the singular pronoun to refer to the