2:15 Like lions his enemies roar victoriously over him;
they raise their voices in triumph. 1
They have laid his land waste;
his cities have been burned down and deserted. 2
“I will make Jerusalem 4 a heap of ruins.
Jackals will make their home there. 5
I will destroy the towns of Judah
so that no one will be able to live in them.”
1 tn Heb “Lions shout over him, they give out [raise] their voices.”
sn The reference to lions is here a metaphor for the Assyrians (and later the Babylonians, see Jer 50:17). The statement about lions roaring over their prey implies that the prey has been vanquished.
2 tn Heb “without inhabitant.”
3 tn The words “the
5 tn Heb “a heap of ruins, a haunt for jackals.”