he flashes destruction on the stronghold and brings the fortified city to ruin),
It is He who flashes forth with destruction upon the strong, So that destruction comes upon the fortress.
With blinding speed and power he destroys the strong, crushing all their defenses.
And he can destroy it as easily as make it. He can turn this vast wonder into total waste.
Who sends sudden destruction on the strong, so that destruction comes on the walled town.
who makes destruction flash out against the strong, so that destruction comes upon the fortress.
He rains ruin upon the strong, So that fury comes upon the fortress.
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1 tn The precise meaning of the Hebrew verb בָּלַג (balag, translated here “flashes”) is uncertain.
2 tn Heb “comes upon.” Many prefer to repoint the verb as Hiphil and translate, “he brings destruction upon the fortified places.”