Ge 32:7,24-30; Ps 25:22; Ps 34:19; Isa 2:12-22; Isa 14:1,2; Jer 30:10; Jer 50:18-20,33,34; La 1:12; La 2:13; La 4:6; Eze 7:6-12; Da 9:12; Da 12:1; Ho 1:11; Ho 12:2-4; Joe 2:11,31; Am 5:18-20; Zep 1:14-18; Zec 14:1,2; Mal 4:1; Mt 24:21,22; Mr 13:19; Ac 2:20; Ro 11:26; Re 6:17
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1 tn Heb “Alas [or Woe] for that day will be great.” For the use of the particle “Alas” to signal a time of terrible trouble, even to sound the death knell for someone, see the translator’s note on 22:13.
sn The reference to a terrible time of trouble (Heb “that day”) is a common shorthand reference in the prophets to “the Day of the
2 tn Heb “It is a time of trouble for Jacob but he will be saved out of it.”
sn Jacob here is figurative for the people descended from him. Moreover the figure moves from Jacob = descendants of Jacob to only a part of those descendants. Not all of his descendants who have experienced and are now experiencing trouble will be saved. Only a remnant (i.e., the good figs, cf., e.g., Jer 23:3; 31:7) will see the good things that the