When the Israelites saw that their situation was critical and that their army was hard pressed, they hid(A) in caves and thickets, among the rocks, and in pits and cisterns.(B)

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30 In that day(A) they will roar over it
    like the roaring of the sea.(B)
And if one looks at the land,
    there is only darkness(C) and distress;(D)
    even the sun will be darkened(E) by clouds.

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21 Distressed and hungry,(A) they will roam through the land;(B) when they are famished, they will become enraged and, looking upward, will curse(C) their king and their God.

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16 Lord, they came to you in their distress;(A)
    when you disciplined(B) them,
    they could barely whisper(C) a prayer.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 26:16 The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain.

They told him, “This is what Hezekiah says: This day is a day of distress(A) and rebuke and disgrace, as when children come to the moment of birth(B) and there is no strength to deliver them.

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