3 captains of groups of fifty, the respected citizens,[a] advisers and those skilled in magical arts,[b] and those who know incantations.
Isaiah 3:3tnHeb “the ones lifted up with respect to the face.” For another example of the Hebrew idiom, see 2 Kgs 5:1.
Isaiah 3:3tnHeb “and the wise with respect to magic.” On the meaning of חֲרָשִׁים (kharashim, “magic”), see HALOT 358 s.v. III חרשׁ. Some understand here a homonym, meaning “craftsmen.” In this case, one could translate, “skilled craftsmen” (cf. NIV, NASB).
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