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Isaiah 3:8-11

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3:8 Jerusalem certainly stumbles,

Judah falls,

for their words and their actions offend the Lord; 1 

they rebel against his royal authority. 2 

3:9 The look on their faces 3  testifies to their guilt; 4 

like the people of Sodom they openly boast of their sin. 5 

Too bad for them! 6 

For they bring disaster on themselves.

3:10 Tell the innocent 7  it will go well with them, 8 

for they will be rewarded for what they have done. 9 

3:11 Too bad for the wicked sinners!

For they will get exactly what they deserve. 10 

1 tn Heb “for their tongue and their deeds [are] to the Lord.”

2 tn Heb “to rebel [against] the eyes of his majesty.” The word כָּבוֹד (kavod) frequently refers to the Lord’s royal splendor that is an outward manifestation of his authority as king.

3 sn This refers to their proud, arrogant demeanor.

4 tn Heb “answers against them”; NRSV “bears witness against them.”

5 tn Heb “their sin, like Sodom, they declare, they do not conceal [it].”

6 tn Heb “woe to their soul.”

7 tn Or “the righteous” (KJV, NASB, NIV, TEV); NLT “those who are godly.”

8 tn Heb “that it is good.”

9 tn Heb “for the fruit of their deeds they will eat.”

10 tn Heb “for the work of his hands will be done to him.”



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