51:10 Did you not dry up the sea,
the waters of the great deep?
Did you not make 1 a path through the depths of the sea,
so those delivered from bondage 2 could cross over?
51:13 Why do you forget 3 the Lord, who made you,
who stretched out the sky 4
and founded the earth?
Why do you constantly tremble all day long 5
at the anger of the oppressor,
when he makes plans to destroy?
Where is the anger of the oppressor? 6
1 tn The Hebrew text reads literally, “Are you not the one who dried up the sea, the waters of the great deep, who made…?”
2 tn Heb “the redeemed” (so ASV, NASB, NIV, NRSV); KJV “the ransomed.”
3 tn Heb “and that you forget.”
4 tn Or “the heavens” (also in v. 16). The Hebrew term שָׁמַיִם (shamayim) may be translated “heavens” or “sky” depending on the context.
5 tn Heb “and that you tremble constantly all the day.”
6 tn The question anticipates the answer, “Ready to disappear!” See v. 14.