You can hear ·crying [L a voice] on the bare hilltops [3:2]. It is the people of Israel crying and ·praying for mercy [supplicating]. They have ·become very evil [L wandered off their path] and have forgotten the Lord their God.
The sound of voices comes drifting out of the hills, the unhappy sound of Israel’s crying, Israel lamenting the wasted years, never once giving her God a thought. “Come back, wandering children! I can heal your wanderlust!”
“A noise is heard on the hilltops. It is the sound of the people of Israel crying and pleading to their gods. Indeed they have followed sinful ways; they have forgotten to be true to the Lord their God.
A sound now echoes from the deserted hills where Israel betrayed her God. It is the sound of bitter tears mixed with the prayers of the lost and rebellious people of Israel who have forgotten the Eternal, their True God.
A voice is heard in (the) ways, the weeping and yelling of the sons of Israel; for they made wicked their way, they forgat their Lord God. (A sound is heard on the way, the weeping and yelling of the Israelites; for they made their way wicked, they forgot the Lord their God.)
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