Take up refuge in remote places. 3
For King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon has laid out plans to attack you.
He has formed his strategy on how to defeat you.” 4
a nation that lives in peace and security.
They have no gates or walls to protect them. 7
They live all alone.
49:32 Their camels will be taken as plunder.
Their vast herds will be taken as spoil.
I will scatter to the four winds
those desert peoples who cut their hair short at the temples. 8
I will bring disaster against them
from every direction,” says the Lord. 9
49:33 “Hazor will become a permanent wasteland,
a place where only jackals live. 10
No one will live there.
No human being will settle in it.” 11
1 tn Heb “Oracle of the
4 tn Heb “has counseled a counsel against you, has planned a plan against you.”
5 tn Heb “Oracle of the
6 tn The words “Army of Babylon” are not in the text but are implicit from the context. They are supplied in the translation for clarity.
7 tn Heb “no gates and no bar,” i.e., “that lives securely without gates or bars.” The phrase is used by the figure of species for genus (synecdoche) to refer to the fact that they have no defenses, i.e., no walls, gates, or bars on the gates. The figure has been interpreted in the translation for the benefit of the average reader.
9 tn Heb “Oracle of the