So, ·strong city [L daughter of troops], ·gather [marshal; muster] your ·soldiers [troops] together, because we are ·surrounded and attacked [besieged]. They will ·hit [strike] the ·leader [ruler; judge] of Israel ·in the face [on the cheek] with a ·club [rod; or scepter].
1 The destruction of Jerusalem. 2 The excellency of Bethlehem. Now assemble thy garrisons, O daughter of garrisons: he hath laid siege against us: they shall smite the judge of Israel with a rod upon the cheek.
Now gather thyself in troops, O Bat Gedud (Daughter of Troops, i.e., warlike Yerushalayim); a matzor (siege) hath been laid against us; they shall strike the Shofet Yisroel with a rod upon the cheek [see The Besuras HaGeulah According to Mattityahu 27:30].
Now thou, daughter of a thief, shalt be destroyed; they putted on us besieging, in a rod they shall smite the cheek of the judge of Israel. (Now, daughter of a thief, thou shalt be destroyed; they have put besieging against us, and they shall strike the cheek of the judge, or of the ruler, of Israel with a rod.)
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