2 Kings 7:4
7:4 If we go into the city, we’ll die of starvation,9 and if we stay here we’ll die! So come on, let’s defect10 to the Syrian camp! If they spare us,11 we’ll live; if they kill us—well, we were going to die anyway.”12
tn Heb “If we say, ‘We will enter the city,’ the famine is in the city and we will die there.”
tn Heb “fall.”
tn Heb “keep us alive.”
tn Heb “we will die.” The paraphrastic translation attempts to bring out the logical force of their reasoning.