Therefore, thus says the Lord, “Behold, I am planning against this family a disaster (exile) [Like a noose] from which you cannot remove your necks; Nor will you be able to walk haughtily and erect, For it will be an evil time [of subjugation to the invaders].
Therefore, the Lord proclaims: I myself am devising an evil against this family from which you will not be able to remove your necks! You will no longer be able to go about arrogantly, for it will be an evil time.
That is why the Lord says: “Look, I am planning ·trouble [disaster] against such people, ·and you won’t be able to save yourselves [L from which you cannot remove your necks; C like a yoke]. You will no longer walk ·proudly [arrogantly], because it will be a ·terrible time [time of calamity/catastrophe/evil].
Doom to those who plot evil, who go to bed dreaming up crimes! As soon as it’s morning, they’re off, full of energy, doing what they’ve planned. They covet fields and grab them, find homes and take them. They bully the neighbor and his family, see people only for what they can get out of them. God has had enough. He says, “I have some plans of my own: Disaster because of this interbreeding evil! Your necks are on the line. You’re not walking away from this. It’s doomsday for you. Mocking ballads will be sung of you, and you yourselves will sing the blues: ‘Our lives are ruined, our homes and lands auctioned off. They take everything, leave us nothing! All is sold to the highest bidder.’” And there’ll be no one to stand up for you, no one to speak for you before God and his jury.
Therefore the Lord says this: “Look, I am devising disaster for this nation! It will be like a yoke from which you cannot free your neck. You will no longer walk proudly, for it will be a time of catastrophe.
Therefore thus saith Hashem: Hineni, against this mishpochah do I plan a ra’ah, from which ye shall not remove your tzavarot (necks); neither shall ye walk haughtily; for an et ra’ah (time of evil) it is.
Eternal One: Look at what I am doing: I am preparing a calamity for you people, A yoke from which you will not be able to free your necks. You will not be able to walk with your noses in the air Because the times will be disastrous indeed.
Therefore the Lord saith these things, Lo! I think on this family evil, from which ye shall not take away your necks; and ye shall not walk proud, for the worst time is. (And so the Lord saith these things, Lo! I think evil against this family, from which ye shall not be able to take away your necks, or be able to escape; and ye shall not walk proudly, for this shall be the worst time for you.)
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