35:3 Strengthen the hands that have gone limp,
steady the knees that shake! 1
35:4 Tell those who panic, 2
“Be strong! Do not fear!
Look, your God comes to avenge!
With divine retribution he comes to deliver you.” 3
1 tn Heb “staggering knees”; KJV, ASV, NRSV “feeble knees”; NIV “knees that give way.”
2 tn Heb “Say to the hasty of heart,” i.e., those whose hearts beat quickly from fear.
3 tn The jussive form וְיֹשַׁעֲכֶם (vÿyosha’akhem), which is subordinated to the preceding imperfect with vav conjunctive, indicates purpose.