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Isaiah 51:4-5

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51:4 Pay attention to me, my people!

Listen to me, my people!

For 1  I will issue a decree, 2 

I will make my justice a light to the nations. 3 

51:5 I am ready to vindicate, 4 

I am ready to deliver, 5 

I will establish justice among the nations. 6 

The coastlands 7  wait patiently for me;

they wait in anticipation for the revelation of my power. 8 

1 tn Or “certainly.”

2 tn Heb “instruction [or “a law”] will go out from me.”

3 tn Heb “and my justice for a light to the nations I will cause to rest.”

4 tn Heb “my righteousness [or “vindication”] is near.”

5 tn Heb “my deliverance goes forth.”

6 tn Heb “and my arms will judge [on behalf of] nations.”

7 tn Or “islands” (NIV); TEV “Distant lands.”

8 tn Heb “for my arm” (so NIV, NRSV).



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