Woe 1 to those who live in ease in Zion, 2 to those who feel secure on Mount Samaria. They think of themselves as 3 the elite class of the best nation. The family 4 of Israel looks to them for leadership. 5
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1 tn On the Hebrew term הוֹי (hoy; “ah, woe”) as a term of mourning, see the notes in 5:16, 18.
2 sn Zion is a reference to Jerusalem.
3 tn The words “They think of themselves as” are supplied in the translation for clarification. In the Hebrew text the term נְקֻבֵי (nÿquvey; “distinguished ones, elite”) is in apposition to the substantival participles in the first line.
4 tn Heb “house.”
5 tn Heb “comes to them.”