For the sovereign master, 1 the Lord who commands armies, has planned a day of panic, defeat, and confusion. 2 In the Valley of Vision 3 people shout 4 and cry out to the hill. 5
2Ki 19:3; 2Ki 25:10; Es 3:15; Isa 5:5; Isa 10:6; Isa 25:10; Isa 37:3; Jer 30:7; La 1:5; La 2:2; Ho 10:8; Am 5:18-20; Mic 7:4; Mt 24:16; Lu 23:30; Re 6:16,17
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1 tn The Hebrew term translated “sovereign master” here and in vv. 12, 14, 15 is אֲדֹנָי (’adonay).
2 tn Heb “For [there is] a day of panic, and trampling, and confusion for the master, the Lord who commands armies [traditionally, the Lord of hosts].”
3 tn The traditional accentuation of the Hebrew text suggests that this phrase goes with what precedes.
4 tn The precise meaning of this statement is unclear. Some take קִר (qir) as “wall” and interpret the verb to mean “tear down.” However, tighter parallelism (note the reference to crying for help in the next line) is achieved if one takes both the verb and noun from a root, attested in Ugaritic and Arabic, meaning “make a sound.” See J. N. Oswalt, Isaiah (NICOT), 1:404, n. 5.
5 sn Perhaps “the hill” refers to the temple mount.