14:9 Only do not rebel against the Lord, and do not fear the people of the land, for they are bread for us.15 Their protection16 has turned aside from them, but the Lord is with us. Do not fear them!”
sn The expression must indicate that they could destroy the enemies as easily as they could eat bread.
tn Heb “their shade.” The figure compares the shade from the sun with the protection from the enemy. It is also possible that the text is alluding to their deities here.