13:15 In those days I saw people in Judah treading winepresses on the Sabbath, bringing in heaps of grain and loading them onto donkeys, along with wine, grapes, figs, and all kinds of loads, and bringing them to Jerusalem on the Sabbath day. So I warned them on the day that they sold these provisions.
13:21 But I warned them and said, 1 “Why do you spend the night by the wall? If you repeat this, I will forcibly remove you!” 2 From that time on they did not show up on the Sabbath. 3
1 tn The Hebrew text includes the words “to them,” but they have been excluded from the translation for stylistic reasons.
2 tn Heb “I will send a hand on you.”
3 sn This statement contains a great deal of restrained humor. The author clearly takes pleasure in the effectiveness of the measures that he had enacted.