Your people became weak. They fell on the ground and lay there. They were lying on every street corner, like animals caught in a net. They were punished by the Lord’s anger until they could not accept any more punishment. When God said he would give them more punishment, they became very weak.
Your ·people [L children; sons] have ·become weak [fainted]. They fall down and lie ·on every street corner [L at the head of every street], like ·animals [L antelope] caught in a net. They ·have felt the full anger [or are filled with the wrath] of the Lord and have heard God’s ·angry shout [rebuke].
So wake up! Rub the sleep from your eyes! Up on your feet, Jerusalem! You’ve drunk the cup God handed you, the strong drink of his anger. You drank it down to the last drop, staggered and collapsed, dead-drunk. And nobody to help you home, no one among your friends or children to take you by the hand and put you in bed. You’ve been hit with a double dose of trouble —does anyone care? Assault and battery, hunger and death —will anyone comfort? Your sons and daughters have passed out, strewn in the streets like stunned rabbits, Sleeping off the strong drink of God’s anger, the rage of your God.
Your children have fainted. They lie helpless at every street corner. They are like antelope that have been caught in a net. They have felt the full force of the Lord’s great anger. Jerusalem, your God had to warn them strongly.
Thy sons be cast forth, they slept in the head of all (the) ways, as the beast oryx (like the oryx beast, or the antelope), taken with a snare; they be full of [the] indignation of the Lord, of the blaming of thy God.
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