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Isaiah 22:2

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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 

Isaiah 66:16

Context

66:16 For the Lord judges all humanity 3 

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.”



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