37:4 Perhaps the Lord your God will hear all these things the chief adviser has spoken on behalf of his master, the king of Assyria, who sent him to taunt the living God. 1 When the Lord your God hears, perhaps he will punish him for the things he has said. 2 So pray for this remnant that remains.’” 3
37:31 Those who remain in Judah will take root in the ground and bear fruit. 4
37:32 “For a remnant will leave Jerusalem;
survivors will come out of Mount Zion.
The intense devotion of the Lord who commands armies 5 will accomplish this.
1 tn Heb “all the words of the chief adviser whom his master, the king of Assyria, sent to taunt the living God.”
2 tn Heb “and rebuke the words which the Lord your God hears.”
3 tn Heb “and lift up a prayer on behalf of the remnant that is found.”
4 tn Heb “The remnant of the house of Judah that is left will add roots below and produce fruit above.”
5 tn Heb “the zeal of the Lord who commands armies [traditionally, the Lord of hosts].” In this context the Lord’s “zeal” refers to his intense devotion to and love for his people which prompts him to protect and restore them.