the one who destroys nations has set out from his home base. 2
He is coming out to lay your land waste.
Your cities will become ruins and lie uninhabited.
“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 “A lion has left its lair.” The metaphor is turned into a simile for clarification. The word translated “lair” has also been understood to refer to a hiding place. However, it appears to be cognate in meaning to the word translated “lair” in Ps 10:9; Jer 25:38, a word which also refers to the abode of the
2 tn Heb “his place.”
3 tn The words “the
5 tn Heb “a heap of ruins, a haunt for jackals.”