·Enemies have roared like lions at Israel [L The lions roar against him]; they have ·growled at Israel [L given forth their voice]. They have ·destroyed [L made a desolation of] the land of Israel. The cities of Israel lie in ruins, ·and all the people have left [and there are no inhabitants].
“Isn’t Israel a valued servant, born into a family with place and position? So how did she end up a piece of meat fought over by snarling and roaring lions? There’s nothing left of her but a few old bones, her towns trashed and deserted. Egyptians from the cities of Memphis and Tahpanhes have broken your skulls. And why do you think all this has happened? Isn’t it because you walked out on your God just as he was beginning to lead you in the right way?
Lions roared on him, and gave their voice; they have set the land of him into wilderness, the cities of him be burnt [up], and none there is that dwelleth in those. (The lions roared at him, and gave out their voice; they have turned his land into a wilderness, his cities be burned down, and there is no one who liveth in them.)
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