5:6 They will rule 1 the land of Assyria with the sword,
the land of Nimrod 2 with a drawn sword. 3
Our king 4 will rescue us from the Assyrians
should they attempt to invade our land
and try to set foot in our territory.
1 tn Or perhaps “break”; or “defeat.”
2 sn According to Gen 10:8-12, Nimrod, who was famous as a warrior and hunter, founded Assyria.
3 tc The MT reads “in her gates,” but the text should be emended to בַּפְּתִיחָה (baptikhah, “with a drawn sword”).
4 tn Heb “he”; the referent (the coming king) has been specified in the translation for clarity.