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Isaiah 37:11-13

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37:11 Certainly you have heard how the kings of Assyria have annihilated all lands. 1  Do you really think you will be rescued? 2  37:12 Were the nations whom my predecessors 3  destroyed – the nations of Gozan, Haran, Rezeph, and the people of Eden in Telassar – rescued by their gods? 4  37:13 Where are the king of Hamath, the king of Arpad, and the kings of Lair, 5  Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivvah?’”

1 tn Heb “Look, you have heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all the lands, annihilating them.”

2 tn Heb “and will you be rescued?” The rhetorical question expects the answer, “No, of course not!”

3 tn Heb “fathers” (so KJV, NAB, NASB); NIV “forefathers”; NCV “ancestors.”

4 tn Heb “Did the gods of the nations whom my fathers destroyed rescue them – Gozan and Haran, and Rezeph and the sons of Eden who are in Telassar?”

5 sn Lair was a city located in northeastern Babylon. See M. Cogan and H. Tadmor, II Kings (AB), 235.



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