2 Kings 19:21
19:21 This is what the Lord says about him:29
“The virgin daughter Zion30
despises you, she makes fun of you;
shakes her head after you.31
tn Heb “this is the word which the Lord has spoken about him.”
sn Zion (Jerusalem) is pictured here as a young, vulnerable daughter whose purity is being threatened by the would-be Assyrian rapist. The personification hints at the reality which the young girls of the city would face if the Assyrians conquer it.
sn Shaking the head was a mocking gesture of derision.