“It did no good for me to punish your people. They did not respond to such correction. You slaughtered your prophets like a voracious lion.” 1
"In vain I punished your people; they did not respond to correction. Your sword has devoured your prophets like a ravening lion.
"In vain I have struck your sons; They accepted no chastening. Your sword has devoured your prophets Like a destroying lion.
I have punished your children, but it did them no good. They still refuse to obey. You yourselves have killed your prophets as a lion kills its prey.
"I've wasted my time trying to train your children. They've paid no attention to me, ignored my discipline. And you've gotten rid of your God-messengers, treating them like dirt and sweeping them away.
I gave your children blows to no purpose; they got no good from training: your sword has been the destruction of your prophets, like a death-giving lion.
In vain I have struck down your children; they accepted no correction. Your own sword devoured your prophets like a ravening lion.
"In vain I have chastened your children; They received no correction. Your sword has devoured your prophets Like a destroying lion.
have I smitten
your own sword
like a destroying
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“It did no good
for me to punish
. They did not
to such correction
. You slaughtered
like a voracious
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1 tn Heb “Your sword devoured your prophets like a destroying lion.” However, the reference to the sword in this and many similar idioms is merely idiomatic for death by violent means.