1:30 For you will be like a tree whose leaves wither,
like an orchard 1 that is unwatered.
or a sheep with no shepherd,
each will turn toward home, 3
each will run to his homeland.
the Moabite women are like a bird
that flies about when forced from its nest. 5
29:5 But the horde of invaders will be like fine dust,
the horde of tyrants 6 like chaff that is blown away.
It will happen suddenly, in a flash.
58:11 The Lord will continually lead you;
he will feed you even in parched regions. 7
He will give you renewed strength, 8
and you will be like a well-watered garden,
like a spring that continually produces water.
1 tn Or “a garden” (so KJV, NAB, NASB, NIV, NRSV).
3 tn Heb “his people” (cf. KJV, NASB, NIV, NRSV) or “his nation” (cf. TEV “their own countries”).
5 tn Heb “like a bird fleeing, thrust away [from] a nest, the daughters of Moab are [at] the fords of Arnon.”
6 tn Or “violent men”; cf. NASB “the ruthless ones.”
7 tn Heb “he will satisfy in parched regions your appetite.”
8 tn Heb “and your bones he will strengthen.”