“The virgin daughter Zion 2
despises you – she makes fun of you;
shakes her head after you. 3
1 tn Heb “this is the word which the Lord has spoken about him.”
2 sn Zion (Jerusalem) is pictured here as a young, vulnerable daughter whose purity is being threatened by the would-be Assyrian rapist. The personification hints at the reality which the young girls of the city would face if the Assyrians conquer it.
3 sn Shaking the head was a mocking gesture of derision.