43:16 This is what the Lord says,
the one who made a road through the sea,
a pathway through the surging waters,
43:17 the one who led chariots and horses to destruction, 1
together with a mighty army.
They fell down, 2 never to rise again;
they were extinguished, put out like a burning wick:
43:18 “Don’t remember these earlier events; 3
don’t recall these former events.
1 tn Heb “led out chariots and horses.” The words “to destruction” are supplied in the translation for clarification. The verse refers to the destruction of the Egyptians at the Red Sea.
2 tn Heb “lay down”; NAB “lie prostrate together”; CEV “lie dead”; NRSV “they lie down.”
3 tn Heb “the former things” (so KJV, NASB, NIV, NRSV); NLT “forget all that.”