23:3 Then I myself will regather those of my people 1 who are still alive from all the countries where I have driven them. I will bring them back to their homeland. 2 They will greatly increase in number.
“Sing for joy for the descendants of Jacob.
Utter glad shouts for that foremost of the nations. 4
Make your praises heard. 5
Then say, ‘Lord, rescue your people.
Deliver those of Israel who remain alive.’ 6
1 tn Heb “my sheep.”
2 tn Heb “their fold.”
5 tn It is unclear who the addressees of the masculine plural imperatives are in this verse. Possibly they are the implied exiles who are viewed as in the process of returning and praying for their fellow countrymen.
6 tc Or “The