1:18 I, the Lord, 1 hereby promise to make you 2 as strong as a fortified city, an iron pillar, and a bronze wall. You will be able to stand up against all who live in 3 the land, including the kings of Judah, its officials, its priests and all the people of the land. 1:19 They will attack you but they will not be able to overcome you, for I will be with you to rescue you,” says the Lord.
2 tn Heb “today I have made you.” The Hebrew verb form here emphasizes the certainty of a yet future act; the
3 tn Heb “I make you a fortified city…against all the land….” The words “as strong as” and “so you will be able to stand against all the people of…” are given to clarify the meaning of the metaphor.