We are the clay, and you are our potter;
we are all the product of your labor. 2
64:9 Lord, do not be too angry!
Do not hold our sins against us continually! 3
Take a good look at your people, at all of us! 4
Zion has become a desert,
Jerusalem 6 is a desolate ruin.
the place where our ancestors praised you,
has been burned with fire;
all our prized possessions have been destroyed. 8
How can you be silent and continue to humiliate us?
1 tn On the force of וְעַתָּה (vÿ’attah) here, see HALOT 902 s.v. עַתָּה.
2 tn Heb “the work of your hand.”
3 tn Heb “do not remember sin continually.”
4 tn Heb “Look, gaze at your people, all of us.” Another option is to translate, “Take a good look! We are all your people.”
5 tn Heb “holy” (so KJV, NASB, NRSV, NLT); NIV “sacred.”
7 tn Heb “our source of pride.”
8 tn Or “all that we valued has become a ruin.”
9 tn Heb “because of these”; KJV, ASV “for these things.”