66:1 This is what the Lord says:
“The heavens are my throne
and the earth is my footstool.
Where then is the house you will build for me?
Where is the place where I will rest?
that is how they came to be,” 2 says the Lord.
I show special favor 3 to the humble and contrite,
who respect what I have to say. 4
1 tn Heb “all these.” The phrase refers to the heavens and earth, mentioned in the previous verse.
2 tn Heb “and all these were.” Some prefer to emend וַיִּהְיוּ (vayyihyu, “and they were”) to וְלִי הָיוּ (vÿli hayu, “and to me they were”), i.e., “and they belong to me.”
3 tn Heb “and to this one I look” (KJV and NASB both similar).
4 tn Heb “to the humble and the lowly in spirit and the one who trembles at my words.”