52:12 Yet do not depart quickly
or leave in a panic. 1
For the Lord goes before you;
the God of Israel is your rear guard.
your restoration will quickly arrive; 3
your godly behavior 4 will go before you,
and the Lord’s splendor will be your rear guard. 5
1 tn Heb “or go in flight”; NAB “leave in headlong flight.”
2 tn Heb “will burst out like the dawn.”
sn Light here symbolizes God’s favor and restored blessing, as the immediately following context makes clear.
3 tn Heb “prosper”; KJV “spring forth speedily.”
4 tn Or “righteousness.” Their godly behavior will be on display for all to see.
5 sn The nation will experience God’s protective presence.