Terrifying sounds fill his ears; when all seems well, marauders attack him.
"Sounds of terror are in his ears; While at peace the destroyer comes upon him.
They are surrounded by terrors, and even on good days they fear the attack of the destroyer.
Every little sound terrifies them. Just when they think they have it made, disaster strikes.
A sound of fear is in his ears; in time of peace destruction will come on him:
Terrifying sounds are in their ears; in prosperity the destroyer will come upon them.
Dreadful sounds are in his ears; In prosperity the destroyer comes upon him.
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1 tn The word “fill” is not in the Hebrew text, but has been supplied in the translation.
2 tn The word שׁוֹדֵד (shoded) means “a robber; a plunderer” (see Job 12:6). With the verb bo’ the sentence means that the robber pounces on or comes against him (see GKC 373 §118.f). H. H. Rowley observes that the text does not say that he is under attack, but that the sound of fears is in his ears, i.e., that he is terrified by thoughts of this.