and his enemies will lick the dust. 2
72:11 All kings will bow down to him;
all nations will serve him.
and the oppressed 7 who have no defender.
the lives of the needy he will save.
he will value their lives. 10
1 tn Or “islands.” The term here refers metonymically to those people who dwell in these regions.
2 sn As they bow down before him, it will appear that his enemies are licking the dust.
3 sn Tarshish was a distant western port, the precise location of which is uncertain.
4 sn Sheba was located in Arabia.
5 sn Seba was located in Africa.
6 tn The singular is representative. The typical needy individual here represents the entire group.
7 tn The singular is representative. The typical oppressed individual here represents the entire group.
10 tn Heb “their blood will be precious in his eyes.”