the defences of Judah are stripped away. And you looked in that day to the weapons in the Palace of the Forest;
And He removed the defense of Judah. In that day you depended on the weapons of the house of the forest,
Judah’s defenses have been stripped away. You run to the armory for your weapons.
God has left Judah exposed and defenseless. You assessed your defenses that Day, inspected your arsenal of weapons in the Forest Armory.
He took away the cover of Judah; and in that day you were looking with care at the store of arms in the house of the woods.
He has taken away the covering of Judah. On that day you looked to the weapons of the House of the Forest,
He removed the protection of Judah. You looked in that day to the armor of the House of the Forest;
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1 tn Heb “he,” i.e., the enemy invader. NASB, by its capitalization of the pronoun, takes this to refer to the Lord.
2 tn Heb “covering.”
3 tn Heb “in that day” (so KJV), likewise at the beginning of v. 12.
4 sn Perhaps this refers to a royal armory, or to Solomon’s “House of the Forest of Lebanon,” where weapons may have been kept (see 1 Kgs 10:16-17).