54:16 Look, I create the craftsman,
who fans the coals into a fire
and forges a weapon. 1
I create the destroyer so he might devastate.
54:17 No weapon forged to be used against you will succeed;
you will refute everyone who tries to accuse you. 2
This is what the Lord will do for his servants –
I will vindicate them,” 3
says the Lord.
1 tn Heb “who brings out an implement for his work.”
2 tn Heb “and every tongue that rises up for judgment with you will prove to be guilty.”
3 tn Heb “this is the inheritance of the servants of the Lord, and their vindication from me.”