I have stirred up one out of the north 1 and he advances, one from the eastern horizon who prays in my name. 2 He steps on 3 rulers as if they were clay, like a potter treading the clay.
"I have stirred up one from the north, and he comes—one from the rising sun who calls on my name. He treads on rulers as if they were mortar, as if he were a potter treading the clay.
"I have aroused one from the north, and he has come; From the rising of the sun he will call on My name; And he will come upon rulers as upon mortar, Even as the potter treads clay."
"But I have stirred up a leader from the north and east. He will come against the nations and call on my name, and I will give him victory over kings and princes. He will trample them as a potter treads on clay.
"I, God, started someone out from the north and he's come. He was called out of the east by name. He'll stomp the rulers into the mud the way a potter works the clay.
I have sent for one from the north, and from the dawn he has come; in my name he will get rulers together and go against them; they will be like dust, even as the wet earth is stamped on by the feet of the potter.
I stirred up one from the north, and he has come, from the rising of the sun he was summoned by name. He shall trample on rulers as on mortar, as the potter treads clay.
"I have raised up one from the north, And he shall come; From the rising of the sun he shall call on My name; And he shall come against princes as though mortar, As the potter treads clay.
I have raised up
[one] from the north
and he shall come
from the rising
of the sun
shall he call
upon my name
and he shall come
as [upon] morter
and as the potter
|NET © [draft] ITL|
I have stirred up
one out of the north
and he advances
, one from the eastern
in my name
. He steps on
they were clay
|NET © Notes||
1 sn That is, Cyrus the Persian. See the note at v. 2.
2 tn Heb “[one] from the rising of the sun [who] calls in my name.”
3 tn The Hebrew text has וְיָבֹא (vÿyavo’, “and he comes”), but this is likely a corruption of an original וַיָּבָס (vayyavas), from בּוּס (bus, “step on”).