This is what the Lord ·All-Powerful [Almighty; of Heaven’s Armies; T of hosts] says: “The people of Israel and Judah are ·slaves [oppressed]. ·The enemy took them as prisoners [L Their captors have seized them] and won’t let them go.
And here’s more from God-of-the-Angel-Armies: “The people of Israel are beaten down, the people of Judah along with them. Their oppressors have them in a grip of steel. They won’t let go. But the Rescuer is strong: God-of-the-Angel-Armies. Yes, I will take their side, I’ll come to their rescue. I’ll soothe their land, but rough up the people of Babylon.
The Lord of All says, “The sons of Israel and the sons of Judah are troubled and are held under a bad power. All who took them away in chains have held on to them. They have not been willing to let them go.
This is what the Eternal, Commander of heavenly armies, says about Israel: Eternal One: The people of Israel are oppressed— so, too, the people of Judah. All those who took them captive continue to hold them and refuse to let them go.
The Lord of hosts saith these things, The sons of Israel and the sons of Judah together suffer false challenge; all that took them, hold, they will not deliver them. (The Lord of hosts saith these things, The Israelites and the people of Judah be oppressed together; all they who took them captive, hold onto them, and they will not let them go.)
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