When the Lord restores the well-being of his people, 2
may Jacob rejoice, 3
may Israel be happy! 4
All you descendants of Jacob, honor him!
All you descendants of Israel, stand in awe of him! 6
1 sn The deliverance of Israel. This refers metonymically to God, the one who lives in Zion and provides deliverance for Israel.
2 tn Heb “turns with a turning [toward] his people.” The Hebrew term שְׁבוּת (shÿvut) is apparently a cognate accusative of שׁוּב (shuv).
3 tn The verb form is jussive.
4 tn Because the parallel verb is jussive, this verb, which is ambiguous in form, should be taken as a jussive as well.
6 tn Heb “fear him.”