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This very day he will halt at Nob.
He shakes his fist at the mountain of daughter Zion,
the hill of Jerusalem. Bible

“He shakes his fist.” It is a very common human jesture to shake your fist at something or someone in anger and defiance.

“daughter Zion.” The Hebrew text reads, “the daughter of Zion,” but the genitive is a genitive of apposition, “the daughter who is Zion,” and the best way to present that without being confusing is “daughter Zion.” Describing Zion as a daughter can have the connotation of someone that is beloved, but more often, and certainly here, it has the connotation of one who is like a daughter in that culture: vulnerable, in need of support and protection. Zion would be smitten by the Assyrians (Isa. 10:22-23), but God would eventually vindicate her. However, we know from history that she would not be grateful for God’s deliverance, but would turn against Him and be carried into captivity by the Babylonians.


Commentary for: Isaiah 10:32