16:3 As for God’s chosen people who are in the land,
and the leading officials I admired so much 1 –
111:2 The Lord’s deeds are great,
eagerly awaited 2 by all who desire them.
1 tn Heb “regarding the holy ones who [are] in the land, they; and the mighty [ones] in [whom is/was] all my desire.” The difficult syntax makes the meaning of the verse uncertain. The phrase “holy ones” sometimes refers to God’s angelic assembly (see Ps 89:5, 7), but the qualifying clause “who are in the land” suggests that here it refers to God’s people (Ps 34:9) or to their priestly leaders (2 Chr 35:3).
2 tn Heb “sought out.”