I hear my dear people 1 crying out 2 throughout the length and breadth of the land. 3 They are crying, ‘Is the Lord no longer in Zion? Is her divine King 4 no longer there?’” The Lord answers, 5 “Why then do they provoke me to anger with their images, with their worthless foreign idols?” 6
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1 tn Heb “daughter of my people.” For the translation given here see 4:11 and the note on the phrase “dear people” there.
2 tn Heb “Behold the voice of the crying of the daughter of my people.”
3 tn Heb “Land of distances, i.e., of wide extent.” For parallel usage cf. Isa 33:17.
4 tn Heb “her King” but this might be misunderstood by some to refer to the Davidic ruler even with the capitalization.
5 tn The words, “The
6 sn The people’s cry and the