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Isaiah 24:22


24:22 They will be imprisoned in a pit, 1 

locked up in a prison,

and after staying there for a long time, 2  they will be punished. 3 

Isaiah 51:14


51:14 The one who suffers 4  will soon be released;

he will not die in prison, 5 

he will not go hungry. 6 

1 tn Heb “they will be gathered [in] a gathering [as] a prisoner in a cistern.” It is tempting to eliminate אֲסֵפָה (’asefah, “a gathering”) as dittographic or as a gloss, but sound repetition is one of the main characteristics of the style of this section of the chapter.

2 tn Heb “and after a multitude of days.”

3 tn Heb “visited” (so KJV, ASV). This verse can mean to visit for good or for evil. The translation assumes the latter, based on v. 21a. However, BDB 823 s.v. פָּקַד B.Niph.2 suggests the meaning “visit graciously” here, in which case one might translate “they will be released.”

4 tn Heb “who is stooped over” (under a burden).

5 tn Heb “the pit” (so KJV); ASV, NAB “die and go down into the pit”; NASB, NIV “dungeon”; NCV “prison.”

6 tn Heb “he will not lack his bread.”

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