43:19 “Look, I am about to do something new.
Now it begins to happen! 1 Do you not recognize 2 it?
Yes, I will make a road in the desert
and paths 3 in the wilderness.
43:20 The wild animals of the desert honor me,
the jackals and ostriches,
because I put water in the desert
and streams in the wilderness,
to quench the thirst of my chosen people,
1 tn Heb “sprouts up”; NASB “will spring forth.”
2 tn Or “know” (KJV, ASV); NASB “be aware of”; NAB, NIV, NRSV “perceive.”
3 tn The Hebrew texts has “streams,” probably under the influence of v. 20. The Qumran scroll 1QIsaa has נתיבות (“paths”).