They are ready to devour me; 1 they say, “Aha! Aha! We’ve got you!” 2
May those who say, “Aha! Aha!” be driven back 1 and disgraced! 2
May those who say to me, “Aha! Aha!” be humiliated 1 and disgraced! 2
Do not let them say to themselves, 1 “Aha! We have what we wanted!” 2 Do not let them say, “We have devoured him!”
At the sound of the trumpet, it says, ‘Aha!’ And from a distance it catches the scent of battle, the thunderous shouting of commanders, and the battle cries.
Since it was the ninth month of the year, the king was sitting in his winter quarters. 1 A fire was burning in the firepot in front of him. 2
As soon as Jehudi had read three or four columns 1 of the scroll, the king 2 would cut them off with a penknife 3 and throw them on the fire in the firepot. He kept doing so until the whole scroll was burned up in the fire. 4
Half of it he burns in the fire – over that half he cooks 1 meat; he roasts a meal and fills himself. Yes, he warms himself and says, ‘Ah! I am warm as I look at the fire.’
“Son of man, because Tyre 1 has said about Jerusalem, 2 ‘Aha, the gateway of the peoples is broken; it has swung open to me. I will become rich, 3 now that she 4 has been destroyed,’
This is what the sovereign Lord says: The enemy has spoken against you, saying “Aha!” and, “The ancient heights 1 have become our property!”’
Say to the Ammonites, ‘Hear the word of the sovereign Lord: This is what the sovereign Lord says: You said “Aha!” about my sanctuary when it was desecrated, about the land of Israel when it was made desolate, and about the house of Judah when they went into exile.