49:20 Yet the children born during your time of bereavement
will say within your hearing,
‘This place is too cramped for us, 1
make room for us so we can live here.’ 2
49:21 Then you will think to yourself, 3
‘Who bore these children for me?
I was bereaved and barren,
dismissed and divorced. 4
Who raised these children?
Look, I was left all alone;
where did these children come from?’”
49:22 This is what the sovereign Lord says:
“Look I will raise my hand to the nations;
I will raise my signal flag to the peoples.
They will bring your sons in their arms
and carry your daughters on their shoulders.
1 tn Heb “me.” The singular is collective.
2 tn Heb “draw near to me so I can dwell.”
3 tn Heb “and you will say in your heart.”
4 tn Or “exiled and thrust away”; NIV “exiled and rejected.”