30:3 But Pharaoh’s protection will bring you nothing but shame,
and the safety of Egypt’s protective shade nothing but humiliation.
and his messengers arrive at Hanes, 2
because of a nation that cannot help them,
who cannot give them aid or help,
but only shame and disgrace.”
1 sn This probably refers to Judah’s officials and messengers.
2 sn Zoan was located in the Egyptian delta in the north; Hanes was located somewhere in southern region of lower Egypt, south of Memphis; the exact location is debated.
3 tn The present translation follows the marginal (Qere) reading of the Hebrew text; the consonantal text (Kethib) has “made to stink, decay.”