61:5 For you, O God, hear my vows;
you grant me the reward that belongs to your loyal followers. 1
77:8 Has his loyal love disappeared forever?
Has his promise 2 failed forever?
and your dominion endures through all generations.
1 tn Heb “you grant the inheritance of those who fear your name.” “Inheritance” is normally used of land which is granted as an inheritance; here it refers metaphorically to the blessings granted God’s loyal followers. To “fear” God’s name means to have a healthy respect for his revealed reputation which in turn motivates one to obey God’s commands (see Ps 86:11).
2 tn Heb “word,” which may refer here to God’s word of promise (note the reference to “loyal love” in the preceding line).
3 tn Heb “a kingdom of all ages.”