2:30 “It did no good for me to punish your people.
They did not respond to such correction.
You slaughtered your prophets
like a voracious lion.” 1
over the hilltops in the desert.
For the Lord will use them as his destructive weapon 3
against 4 everyone from one end of the land to the other.
No one will be safe. 5
1 tn Heb “Your sword devoured your prophets like a destroying lion.” However, the reference to the sword in this and many similar idioms is merely idiomatic for death by violent means.
2 tn Heb “destroyers.”
3 tn Heb “It is the
4 tn Heb “For a sword of the
5 tn Heb “There is no peace to all flesh.”