I am tired of trying to hold it in.”
The Lord answered, 2
“Vent it, then, 3 on the children who play in the street
and on the young men who are gathered together.
Husbands and wives are to be included, 4
as well as the old and those who are advanced in years.
6:12 Their houses will be turned over to others
as will their fields and their wives.
For I will unleash my power 5
against those who live in this land,”
says the Lord.
1 tn Heb “I am full of the wrath of the
2 tn These words are not in the text but are implicit from the words that follow. They are supplied in the translation for clarity.
3 tn Heb “Pour it out.”
4 tn Heb “are to be captured.”
5 tn Heb “I will reach out my hand.” This figure involves both comparing God to a person (anthropomorphism) and substitution (metonymy) where hand is put for the actions or exertions of the hand. A common use of “hand” is for the exertion of power or strength (cf. BDB 290 s.v. יָד 2 and 289-90 s.v. יָד 1.e(2); cf. Deut 34:12; Ps 78:42; Jer 16:21).