For you will leave the city
and live in the open field.
You will go to Babylon,
but there you will be rescued.
There the Lord will deliver 2 you
from the power 3 of your enemies.
4:11 Many nations have now assembled against you.
They say, “Jerusalem must be desecrated, 4
so we can gloat over Zion!” 5
1 tn Or perhaps “scream”; NRSV, TEV, NLT “groan.”
2 tn Or “redeem” (KJV, NASB, NIV, NRSV, NLT).
3 tn Heb “hand.” The Hebrew idiom is a metonymy for power or control.
4 tn Heb “let her be desecrated.” the referent (Jerusalem) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
5 tn Heb “and let our eye look upon Zion.”