66:18 If I had harbored sin in my heart, 1
the Lord would not have listened.
66:19 However, God heard;
he listened to my prayer.
66:20 God deserves praise, 2
for 3 he did not reject my prayer
or abandon his love for me! 4
1 tn Heb “sin if I had seen in my heart.”
2 tn Heb “blessed [be] God.”
3 tn Or “who.” In a blessing formula after בָּרוּךְ (barukh, “blessed be”) the form אֲשֶׁר (’asher), whether taken as a relative pronoun or causal particle, introduces the basis for the blessing/praise.
4 tn Heb “did not turn aside my prayer and his loyal love with me.”