“Be strong! Do not fear!
Look, your God comes to avenge!
With divine retribution he comes to deliver you.” 2
59:18 He repays them for what they have done,
dispensing angry judgment to his adversaries
and punishing his enemies. 3
He repays the coastlands. 4
66:6 The sound of battle comes from the city;
the sound comes from the temple!
It is the sound of the Lord paying back his enemies.
1 tn Heb “Say to the hasty of heart,” i.e., those whose hearts beat quickly from fear.
2 tn The jussive form וְיֹשַׁעֲכֶם (vÿyosha’akhem), which is subordinated to the preceding imperfect with vav conjunctive, indicates purpose.
3 tn Heb “in accordance with deeds, so he repays, anger to his adversaries, repayment to his enemies.”
4 tn Or “islands” (KJV, NIV).