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33 The Lord of Heaven’s Armies[a] says,
“The people of Israel are oppressed.
So too are the people of Judah.[b]
All those who took them captive are holding them prisoners.
They refuse to set them free.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 50:33 tn Heb “Yahweh of Armies.” For an explanation of this title see the study note on 2:19.
  2. Jeremiah 50:33 tn Heb “Oppressed are the people of Israel and the people of Judah together,” i.e., both the people of Israel and Judah are oppressed. However, neither of these renderings is very poetic. The translation seeks to achieve the same meaning with better poetic expression.

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