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Isaiah 37:23-24

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

At whom have you shouted

and looked so arrogantly? 1 

At the Holy One of Israel! 2 

37:24 Through your messengers you taunted the sovereign master, 3 

‘With my many chariots I climbed up

the high mountains,

the slopes of Lebanon.

I cut down its tall cedars

and its best evergreens.

I invaded its most remote regions, 4 

its thickest woods.

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

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

3 tn The Hebrew term translated “sovereign master” here is אֲדֹנָי (’adonay).

4 tn Heb “the height of its extremity”; ASV “its farthest height.”



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