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Joel 2:8

Context
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They do not jostle one another; 1  each of them marches straight ahead. 2  They burst through 3  the city defenses 4  and do not break ranks.

XREF

2Ch 23:10; 2Ch 32:5; Ne 4:17,23; Job 33:18; Job 36:12; So 4:13

NET © Notes

tn “each one does not crowd his brother.”

tn Heb “each warrior walks in his own course.”

tn Heb “they fall upon.” This line has been interpreted in two different ways: (1) although they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded (KJV), or (2) when they “burst through” the city’s defenses, they will not break ranks (RSV, NASB, NIV, NIrV).

tn Heb “missile” or “javelin.” This term appears to function as a synecdoche for the city’s defenses as a whole (cf. NASB, NIV, TEV). Some scholars instead understand the reference to be an aqueduct by which the locusts (or armies) entered the city.



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