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Isaiah 37:22-23

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37:22 this is what the Lord says about him: 1 

“The virgin daughter Zion 2 

despises you – she makes fun of you;

daughter Jerusalem

shakes her head after you. 3 

37:23 Whom have you taunted and hurled insults at?

At whom have you shouted

and looked so arrogantly? 4 

At the Holy One of Israel! 5 

1 tn Heb “this is the word which the Lord has spoken about him.”

2 sn Zion (Jerusalem) is pictured here as a young, vulnerable daughter whose purity is being threatened by the would-be Assyrian rapist. The personification hints at the reality which the young girls of the city would face if the Assyrians conquer it.

3 sn Shaking the head was a mocking gesture of derision.

4 tn Heb “and lifted your eyes on high?” Cf. NIV “lifted your eyes in pride”; NRSV “haughtily lifted your eyes.”

5 sn See the note on the phrase “the Holy One of Israel” in 1:4.



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