17:21 And who is like your people, Israel, a unique nation 1 in the earth? Their God 2 went to claim 3 a nation for himself! You made a name for yourself by doing great and awesome deeds 4 when you drove out 5 nations before your people whom you had delivered from the Egyptian empire and its gods. 6 17:22 You made Israel your very own nation for all time. 7 You, O Lord, became their God.
1 tn Heb “a nation, one.”
2 tn Heb “whose God,” or “because God.” In the Hebrew text this clause is subordinated to what precedes. The clauses are separated in the translation for stylistic reasons.
3 tn Heb “redeem” or “deliver.”
4 tn Heb “to make for yourself a name [with] great and awesome [deeds].”
5 tn Heb “to drive out.”
7 tn Heb “and you made your people Israel your own for a people permanently.”