shout to them,
wave your hand,
so they might enter the gates of the princes!
they are not concerned about silver,
nor are they interested in gold. 3
they have no compassion on a person’s offspring, 5
they will not 6 look with pity on children.
2 tn Heb “against them”; NLT “against Babylon.”
3 sn They cannot be bought off, for they have a lust for bloodshed.
4 tn Heb “and bows cut to bits young men.” “Bows” stands by metonymy for arrows.
5 tn Heb “the fruit of the womb.”
6 tn Heb “their eye does not.” Here “eye” is a metonymy for the whole person.