or perpetually angry,
for then man’s spirit would grow faint before me, 2
the life-giving breath I created.
57:17 I was angry because of their sinful greed;
I attacked them and angrily rejected them, 3
yet they remained disobedient and stubborn. 4
but I will heal them and give them rest,
and I will once again console those who mourn. 6
1 tn Or perhaps, “argue,” or “accuse” (so NAB, NIV, NRSV).
2 tn Heb “for a spirit from before me would be faint.”
3 tn Heb “and I struck him, hiding, and I was angry.” פָּנַיִם (panayim, “face”) is the implied object of “hiding.”
4 tn Heb “and he walked [as an] apostate in the way of his heart.”
5 tn Heb “his ways” (so KJV, NASB, NIV); TEV “how they acted.”
6 tn Heb “and I will restore consolation to him, to his mourners.”