2 Kings 21:12

Hebrew Bible

11 “King Manasseh of Judah has committed horrible sins. He has sinned more than the Amorites before him and has encouraged Judah to sin by worshiping his disgusting idols. 12 So this is what the Lord God of Israel has said, ‘I am about to bring disaster on Jerusalem and Judah. The news will reverberate in the ears of those who hear about it. 13 I will destroy Jerusalem the same way I did Samaria and the dynasty of Ahab. I will wipe Jerusalem clean, just as one wipes a plate on both sides.

1 Samuel 3:11

Hebrew Bible

9 So Eli said to Samuel, “Go back and lie down. When he calls you, say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went back and lay down in his place. 10 Then the Lord came and stood nearby, calling as he had previously done, “Samuel! Samuel!” Samuel replied, “Speak, for your servant is listening!” 11 The Lord said to Samuel, “Look! I am about to do something in Israel; when anyone hears about it, both of his ears will tingle. 12 On that day I will carry out against Eli everything that I spoke about his house—from start to finish!

 Notes and References

"... the “wrath to come” is fully deserved by Manasseh. The coming punishment that Yahweh will enact is first stated in a series of suggestive images: 1. The intended evil to come will cause “ears to tingle.” The phrase means that the things to happen are so unbearably menacing that announcement of them will cause a jarring reaction, a pounding in the head, an unsettling reverberation among those who hear it. The same phrasing is used in 1 Samuel 3:11 at the beginning of this royal tale concerning the demise of the priestly house of Eli that, in the tradition, is a foretaste of the demise of the Davidic house. (See a parallel usage in Jeremiah 19:3) ..."

Brueggemann, Walter The Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary: 1-2 Kings (p. 533) Smyth & Helwys, 2000

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