30:12 For this reason this is what the Holy One of Israel says:
“You have rejected this message; 1
you trust instead in your ability to oppress and trick, 2
and rely on that kind of behavior. 3
30:13 So this sin will become your downfall.
You will be like a high wall
that bulges and cracks and is ready to collapse;
it crumbles suddenly, in a flash. 4
2 tn Heb “and you trust in oppression and cunning.”
3 tn Heb “and you lean on it”; NAB “and depend on it.”
4 tn The verse reads literally, “So this sin will become for you like a breach ready to fall, bulging on a high wall, the breaking of which comes suddenly, in a flash.” Their sin produces guilt and will result in judgment. Like a wall that collapses their fall will be swift and sudden.