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Give counsel! Execute justice!
Make your shade like the night in the middle of the noonday!
Hide the outcasts!
Do not betray the fugitive! Bible

“Make your shade like the night in the middle of the noonday.” An expanded translation of this might be, “Make your shade as dark as the night in the middle of the noonday.” The noonday sun was hot and bright, and people often sought protection and shelter from it. What is challenging about this verse is that it is unclear who is doing the speaking. Perhaps the writer is speaking as if he were one of the Moabites who were suffering terribly and requesting shelter and protection.


Commentary for: Isaiah 16:3