39:17 “As for you, son of man, this is what the sovereign Lord says: Tell every kind of bird and every wild beast: ‘Assemble and come! Gather from all around to my slaughter 1 which I am going to make for you, a great slaughter on the mountains of Israel! You will eat flesh and drink blood. 39:18 You will eat the flesh of warriors 2 and drink the blood of the princes of the earth – the rams, lambs, goats, and bulls, all of them fattened animals of Bashan. 39:19 You will eat fat until you are full, and drink blood until you are drunk, 3 at my slaughter 4 which I have made for you. 39:20 You will fill up at my table with horses and charioteers, 5 with warriors and all the soldiers,’ declares the sovereign Lord.
1 tn Or “sacrifice” (so also in the rest of this verse).
2 sn See Rev 19:17-18.
3 sn Eating the fat and drinking blood were God’s exclusive rights in Israelite sacrifices (Lev 3:17).
4 tn Or “sacrifice” (so also in the rest of this verse).
5 tn Heb “chariots.”