Contemporary English Version
22 Now you will be disgraced
because of your sins.
Your leaders will be swept away
by the wind,
and the nations you trusted
will be captured
to a foreign country.
23 Those who live in the palace
paneled with cedar[a]
will groan with pain
like women giving birth.
- 22.23 who live in the palace paneled with cedar: The Hebrew text has “who live in Lebanon and who nest among the cedars,” which probably means Forest Hall in the royal palace at Jerusalem, which was paneled with cedar and had cedar columns and a cedar ceiling, all from Lebanon (see 1 Kings 7.2,3).
- 22.24 Jehoiachin: The Hebrew text has “Coniah,” another form of Jehoiachin’s name; he ruled for three months in 598 B.C.
- 22.24 Jehoiakim: See the note at 1.3.