But now many nations have ·come to fight [gathered; assembled] against you, saying, “·Let’s destroy Jerusalem [L Let her be defiled/desecrated]. We will ·look at her and be glad we have defeated [gloat over; L let our eye look upon] ·her [L Zion].”
But for right now, they’re ganged up against you, many godless peoples, saying, “Kick her when she’s down! Violate her! We want to see Zion grovel in the dirt.” These blasphemers have no idea what God is thinking and doing in this. They don’t know that this is the making of God’s people, that they are wheat being threshed, gold being refined.
And now many folks be gathered on thee, which say, Be it stoned, and our eye behold into Zion. (And now many nations be gathered against thee, who say, Let it be stoned, and brought down unto ruins, and then we shall look upon Zion.)
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