22:2 The noisy city is full of raucous sounds;
the town is filled with revelry. 1
Your slain were not cut down by the sword;
they did not die in battle. 2
with fire and his sword;
the Lord will kill many. 4
1 tn Heb “the boisterous town.” The phrase is parallel to “the noisy city” in the preceding line.
2 sn Apparently they died from starvation during the siege that preceded the final conquest of the city. See J. N. Oswalt, Isaiah (NICOT), 1:409.
3 tn Heb “flesh” (so KJV, NASB, NRSV); NIV “upon all men”; TEV “all the people of the world.”
4 tn Heb “many are the slain of the Lord.”