30:15 For this is what the master, the Lord, the Holy One of Israel says:
“If you repented and patiently waited for me, you would be delivered; 1
if you calmly trusted in me you would find strength, 2
but you are unwilling.
30:16 You say, ‘No, we will flee on horses,’
so you will indeed flee.
You say, ‘We will ride on fast horses,’
so your pursuers will be fast.
at the battle cry of five enemy soldiers you will all run away, 4
until the remaining few are as isolated 5
as a flagpole on a mountaintop
or a signal flag on a hill.”
1 tn Heb “in returning and in quietness you will be delivered.” Many English versions render the last phrase “shall be saved” or something similar (e.g., NAB, NASB, NRSV).
2 tn Heb “in quietness and in trust is your strength” (NASB and NRSV both similar).
4 tn Heb “from before [or “because of”] the battle cry of five you will flee.
5 tn Heb “until you are left” (so NAB, NASB, NRSV).