8:55 When he stood up, he pronounced a blessing over the entire assembly of Israel, saying in a loud voice: 8:56 “The Lord is worthy of praise because he has made Israel his people secure 1 just as he promised! Not one of all the faithful promises he made through his servant Moses is left unfulfilled! 2 8:57 May the Lord our God be with us, as he was with our ancestors. May he not abandon us or leave us. 8:58 May he make us submissive, 3 so we can follow all his instructions 4 and obey 5 the commandments, rules, and regulations he commanded our ancestors.
1 tn Heb “he has given a resting place to his people Israel.”
2 tn Heb “not one word from his entire good word he spoke by Moses his servant has fallen.”
3 tn Heb “to bend our hearts toward him.” The infinitive is subordinate to the initial prayer, “may the
4 tn Heb “to walk in all his ways.”
5 tn Heb “keep.”