and viciously attack them. 2
for he knows that their day is coming. 4
37:14 Evil men draw their swords
and prepare their bows,
to bring down 5 the oppressed and needy,
and to slaughter those who are godly. 6
and their bows will be broken.
1 tn Or “innocent.” The singular is used here in a representative sense; the typical evildoer and the typical godly individual are in view.
3 tn Heb “laughs.” As the next line indicates, this refers to derisive laughter (see 2:4). The Hebrew imperfect verbal form describes the action from the perspective of an eye-witness who is watching the divine response as it unfolds before his eyes.
5 tn Heb “to cause to fall.”
6 tn Heb “the upright in way,” i.e., those who lead godly lives.
7 tn Heb “enter into.”