37:22 the virgin daughter. Hebrew literary convention speaks of cities and people as young women (47:1; Lam. 2:10; Amos 5:2).
Zion. See note 1:8.
despises . . . wags her head. She expresses rejection and derision in this manner (Ps. 22:7; Jer. 18:16). This taunt song in vv. 22–29 is similar to the one in 14:4–21.