14:6 On that day there will be no light – the sources of light in the heavens will congeal. 1 14:7 It will happen in one day (a day known to the Lord); not in the day or the night, but in the evening there will be light. 2 14:8 Moreover, on that day living waters will flow out from Jerusalem, 3 half of them to the eastern sea 4 and half of them to the western sea; 5 it will happen both in summer and in winter.
1 tn Heb “the splendid will congeal.” This difficult phrase (MT יְקָרוֹת יְקִפָּאוֹן, yÿqarot yÿqippa’on) is not clarified by the LXX which presupposes וְקָרוּת וְקִפָּאוֹן (vÿqarut vÿqippa’on, “and cold and ice,” a reading followed by NAB, NIV, NCV, NRSV, TEV). Besides the fact that cold and ice do not necessarily follow the absence of light, the idea here is that day will be night and night day. The heavenly sources of light “freeze up” as it were, and refuse to shine.
2 sn In the evening there will be light. The normal pattern is that light breaks through in the morning (Gen 1:3) but in the day of the
4 sn The eastern sea is a reference to the Dead Sea (cf. NCV, TEV, CEV, NLT).
5 sn The western sea is a reference to the Mediterranean Sea (cf. NCV, TEV, CEV, NLT).
6 sn The expression the