34:1 Come near, you nations, and listen!
Pay attention, you people!
The earth and everything it contains must listen,
the world and everything that lives in it. 1
the one who created the sky and stretched it out,
the one who fashioned the earth and everything that lives on it, 3
the one who gives breath to the people on it,
and life to those who live on it: 4
1 tn Heb “the world and its offspring”; NASB “the world and all that springs from it.”
2 tn Heb “the God.” The definite article here indicates distinctiveness or uniqueness.
3 tn Heb “and its offspring” (so NASB); NIV “all that comes out of it.”
4 tn Heb “and spirit [i.e., “breath”] to the ones walking in it” (NAB, NASB, and NRSV all similar).