20:47 and say to the scrub land of the Negev, ‘Hear the word of the Lord: This is what the sovereign Lord says: Look here, 1 I am about to start a fire in you, 2 and it will devour every green tree and every dry tree in you. The flaming fire will not be extinguished, and the whole surface of the ground from the Negev to the north will be scorched by it.
20:48 And everyone 3 will see that I, the Lord, have burned it; it will not be extinguished.’”
1 tn The word הִנֵּה (hinneh, traditionally “behold”) indicates becoming aware of something and has been translated here as a verb.
2 tn Fire also appears as a form of judgment in Ezek 15:4-7; 19:12, 14.
3 tn Heb “all flesh.”