30:5 For his anger lasts only a brief moment,
and his good favor restores one’s life. 1
One may experience sorrow during the night,
but joy arrives in the morning. 2
59:16 As for me, I will sing about your strength;
I will praise your loyal love in the morning.
For you are my refuge 3
and my place of shelter when I face trouble. 4
Then we will shout for joy and be happy 6 all our days!
1 tn Heb “for [there is] a moment in his anger, [but] life in his favor.” Because of the parallelism with “moment,” some understand חַיִּים (khayyim) in a quantitative sense: “lifetime” (cf. NIV, NRSV). However, the immediate context, which emphasizes deliverance from death (see v. 3), suggests that חַיִּים has a qualitative sense: “physical life” or even “prosperous life” (cf. NEB “in his favour there is life”).
2 tn Heb “in the evening weeping comes to lodge, but at morning a shout of joy.” “Weeping” is personified here as a traveler who lodges with one temporarily.
4 tn Heb “and my shelter in the day of my distress.”
6 tn After the imperative (see the preceding line) the cohortatives with the prefixed conjunction indicate purpose/result.