21:23 But those in Jerusalem 1 will view it as a false omen. They have sworn solemn oaths, 2 but the king of Babylon 3 will accuse them of violations 4 in order to seize them. 5
21:24 “Therefore this is what the sovereign Lord says: ‘Because you have brought up 6 your own guilt by uncovering your transgressions and revealing your sins through all your actions, for this reason you will be taken by force. 7
1 tn Heb “they”; the referent (the people in Jerusalem) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
3 tn Heb “he”; the referent (the king of Babylon) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
4 tn Or “iniquity.”
6 tn Heb “caused to be remembered.”
7 tn Heb “Because you have brought to remembrance your guilt when your transgressions are uncovered so that your sins are revealed in all your deeds – because you are remembered, by the hand you will be seized.”