33:7 I will restore Judah and Israel 1 and will rebuild them as they were in days of old. 2 33:8 I will purify them from all the sin that they committed against me. I will forgive all their sins which they committed in rebelling against me. 3 33:9 All the nations will hear about all the good things which I will do to them. This city will bring me fame, honor, and praise before them for the joy that I bring it. The nations will tremble in awe at all the peace and prosperity that I will provide for it.’ 4
33:10 “I, the Lord, say: 5 ‘You and your people are saying 6 about this place, “It lies in ruins. There are no people or animals in it.” That is true. The towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem 7 will soon be desolate, uninhabited either by people or by animals. But happy sounds will again be heard in these places. 33:11 Once again there will be sounds 8 of joy and gladness and the glad celebrations of brides and grooms. 9 Once again people will bring their thank offerings to the temple of the Lord and will say, “Give thanks to the Lord who rules over all. For the Lord is good and his unfailing love lasts forever.” 10 For I, the Lord, affirm 11 that I will restore the land to what it was 12 in days of old.’ 13
33:12 “I, the Lord who rules over all, say: 14 ‘This place will indeed lie in ruins. There will be no people or animals in it. But there will again be in it and in its towns sheepfolds where shepherds can rest their sheep.
4 tn Heb “And it [the city] will be to me for a name for joy and for praise and for honor before all the nations of the earth which will hear of all the good things which I will do for them and which will be in awe and tremble for all the good things and all the peace [or prosperity] which I will do for them.” The long complex Hebrew sentence has been broken down to better conform with contemporary English style.
8 tn Heb “33:10 Thus says the
10 sn This is a common hymnic introduction to both individual songs of thanksgiving (e.g., Ps 118:1) and communal songs of thanksgiving (e.g., Ps 136 where it is a liturgical refrain accompanying a recital of Israel’s early history and of the
11 tn Heb “Oracle of the
12 tn Or “I will restore the fortunes of the land.”
14 tn Heb “Thus says Yahweh of armies.” For the explanation for the first person introduction see the translator’s notes on 33:2, 10. Verses 4, 10, 12 introduce three oracles, all under the answer to the