“Jacob will no longer be ashamed;
their faces will no longer show their embarrassment. 2
29:23 For when they see their children,
whom I will produce among them, 3
they will honor 4 my name.
They will honor the Holy One of Jacob; 5
they will respect 6 the God of Israel.
1 tn Heb “So this is what the Lord says to the house of Jacob, the one who ransomed Abraham.” The relative pronoun must refer back to “the Lord,” not to the immediately preceding “Jacob.” It is uncertain to what event in Abraham’s experience this refers. Perhaps the name “Abraham” stands here by metonymy for his descendants through Jacob. If so, the Exodus is in view.
2 tn Heb “and his face will no longer be pale.”
3 tn Heb “for when he sees his children, the work of my hands in his midst.”
4 tn Or “treat as holy” (also in the following line); NASB, NRSV “will sanctify.”
6 tn Or “fear,” in the sense of “stand in awe of.”