61:10 I 1 will greatly rejoice 2 in the Lord;
I will be overjoyed because of my God. 3
For he clothes me in garments of deliverance;
he puts on me a robe symbolizing vindication. 4
I look like a bridegroom when he wears a turban as a priest would;
I look like a bride when she puts on her jewelry. 5
62:1 “For the sake of Zion I will not be silent;
for the sake of Jerusalem 6 I will not be quiet,
until her vindication shines brightly 7
and her deliverance burns like a torch.”
1 sn The speaker in vv. 10-11 is not identified, but it is likely that the personified nation (or perhaps Zion) responds here to the Lord’s promise of restoration.
2 tn The infinitive absolute appears before the finite verb for emphasis.
3 tn Heb “my being is happy in my God”; NAB “in my God is the joy of my soul.”
4 tn Heb “robe of vindication”; KJV, NASB, NIV, NRSV “robe of righteousness.”
5 tn Heb “like a bridegroom [who] acts like a priest [by wearing] a turban, and like a bride [who] wears her jewelry.” The words “I look” are supplied for stylistic reasons and clarification.
6 map For location see Map5-B1; Map6-F3; Map7-E2; Map8-F2; Map10-B3; JP1-F4; JP2-F4; JP3-F4; JP4-F4.
7 tn Heb “goes forth like brightness.”