2:12 Indeed, the Lord who commands armies has planned a day of judgment, 1
for 2 all the high and mighty,
for all who are proud – they will be humiliated;
2:13 for all the cedars of Lebanon,
that are so high and mighty,
for all the oaks of Bashan; 3
2:14 for all the tall mountains,
for all the high hills, 4
1 tn Heb “indeed [or “for”] the Lord who commands armies [traditionally, the Lord of hosts] has a day.”
2 tn Or “against” (NAB, NASB, NRSV).
3 sn The cedars of Lebanon and oaks of Bashan were well-known for their size and prominence. They make apt symbols here for powerful men who think of themselves as prominent and secure.
4 sn The high mountains and hills symbolize the apparent security of proud men, as do the high tower and fortified wall of v. 15.