They say, ‘Will it not soon be time to build houses? This city is a cooking pot, and we are the meat.’
who say, ‘Is not the time near to build houses? This city is the pot and we are the flesh.’
They say to the people, ‘Is it not a good time to build houses? Our city is like an iron pot. Inside it we will be like meat––safe from all harm.’
They say, 'We can make anything happen here. We're the best. We're the choice pieces of meat in the soup pot.'
Who say, This is not the time for building houses: this town is the cooking-pot and we are the flesh.
they say, ‘The time is not near to build houses; this city is the pot, and we are the meat.’
"who say, ‘ The time is not near to build houses; this city is the caldron, and we are the meat.’
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1 tn The Hebrew verb may mean “think” in this context. This content of what they say (or think) represents their point of view.
3 tn Heb “she” or “it”; the feminine pronoun refers here to Jerusalem.
4 sn Jerusalem is also compared to a pot in Ezek 24:3-8. The siege of the city is pictured as heating up the pot.