I will turn your festivals into funerals, 1 and all your songs into funeral dirges. I will make everyone wear funeral clothes 2 and cause every head to be shaved bald. 3 I will make you mourn as if you had lost your only son; 4 when it ends it will indeed have been a bitter day. 5
De 16:14; 1Sa 25:36-38; 2Sa 13:28-31; Job 3:5; Job 20:23; Isa 15:2,3; Isa 21:3,4; Isa 22:12-14; Jer 6:26; Jer 48:37; Eze 7:18; Eze 27:30,31; Da 5:4-6; Ho 2:11; Am 5:23; Am 6:4-7; Am 8:3; Na 1:10; Zec 12:10; Lu 7:12,13
|NET © Notes||
1 tn Heb “mourning.”
2 tn Heb “I will place sackcloth on all waists.”
sn Mourners wore sackcloth (funeral clothes) as an outward expression of grief.
3 tn Heb “and make every head bald.” This could be understood in a variety of ways, while the ritual act of mourning typically involved shaving the head (although occasionally the hair could be torn out as a sign of mourning).
4 tn Heb “I will make it like the mourning for an only son.”
5 tn Heb “and its end will be like a bitter day.” The Hebrew preposition כְּ (kaf) sometimes carries the force of “in every respect,” indicating identity rather than mere comparison.