ב (Bet) The precious sons of Zion were worth their weight in gold – Alas! – but now they are treated like 1 broken clay pots, made by a potter. 2
How the precious sons of Zion, once worth their weight in gold, are now considered as pots of clay, the work of a potter’s hands!
The precious sons of Zion, Weighed against fine gold, How they are regarded as earthen jars, The work of a potter’s hands!
See how the precious children of Jerusalem, worth their weight in gold, are now treated like pots of clay.
And the people of Zion, once prized, far surpassing their weight in gold, Are now treated like cheap pottery, like everyday pots and bowls mass-produced by a potter.
The valued sons of Zion, whose price was the best gold, are looked on as vessels of earth, the work of the hands of the potter!
The precious children of Zion, worth their weight in fine gold—how they are reckoned as earthen pots, the work of a potter’s hands!
The precious sons of Zion, Valuable as fine gold, How they are regarded as clay pots, The work of the hands of the potter!
to fine gold
how are they esteemed
of the hands
of the potter
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ב(Bet) The precious
their weight in gold
!– but now they are treated
like broken clay pots
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1 tn Heb “they are regarded as.”
2 tn Heb “the work of the hands of a potter.”