Jerusalem 3 through unjust violence.
her priests proclaim rulings for profit,
and her prophets read omens for pay.
Yet they claim to trust 6 the Lord and say,
“The Lord is among us. 7
Disaster will not overtake 8 us!”
Jerusalem will become a heap of ruins,
It is wise to respect your authority, O Lord! 14
Listen, O nation, and those assembled in the city! 15
7:11 It will be a day for rebuilding your walls;
in that day your boundary will be extended. 16
[6:9] 14 tn Heb “one who sees your name is wisdom.” It is probably better to emend יִרְאֶה (yir’eh, “he sees”) to יִרְאָה (yir’ah, “fearing”). One may then translate, “fearing your name is wisdom.” The
[6:9] 15 tn Heb (apparently) “Listen [to] the staff and the one who appointed it.” Verse 10 then begins with עוֹד (yod, “still” or “again”). The translation assumes an emendation to שִׁמְעוּ מַטֶּה וּמוֹעֵד הָעִיר (shim’u matteh umo’ed ha’ir, “listen, O tribe and the assembly of the city”).