Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Zechariah 9:4

Context
NETBible

Nevertheless the Lord will evict her and shove her fortifications 1  into the sea – she will be consumed by fire.

XREF

Pr 10:2; Pr 11:4; Isa 23:1-7; Eze 26:17; Eze 27:26-36; Eze 28:2,8; Eze 28:16; Eze 28:18; Joe 3:8; Am 1:10

NET © Notes

tn The Hebrew word חַיִל (khayil, “strength, wealth”) can, with certain suffixes, look exactly like חֵל (khel, “fortress, rampart”). The chiastic pattern here suggests that not Tyre’s riches but her defenses will be cast into the sea. Thus the present translation renders the term “fortifications” (so also NLT) rather than “wealth” (NASB, NRSV, TEV) or “power” (NAB, NIV).



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