Yes, even now I, myself, am calling down judgment on them.’ 2
4:28 Because of this the land will mourn
and the sky above will grow black. 3
For I have made my purpose known 4
and I will not relent or turn back from carrying it out.” 5
1 tn The word “No” is not in the text but is carried over from the connection with the preceding line “not for…”
2 tn Heb “will speak judgments against them.”
3 sn The earth and the heavens are personified here and depicted in the act of mourning and wearing black clothes because of the destruction of the land of Israel.
4 tn Heb “has spoken and purposed.” This is an example of hendiadys where two verbs are joined by “and” but one is meant to serve as a modifier of the other.
5 tn Heb “will not turn back from it.”