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Isaiah 61:4-9

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61:4 They will rebuild the perpetual ruins

and restore the places that were desolate; 1 

they will reestablish the ruined cities,

the places that have been desolate since ancient times.

61:5 2 “Foreigners will take care of 3  your sheep;

foreigners will work in your fields and vineyards.

61:6 You will be called, ‘the Lord’s priests,

servants of our God.’ 4 

You will enjoy 5  the wealth of nations

and boast about 6  the riches you receive from them. 7 

61:7 Instead of shame, you will get a double portion; 8 

instead of humiliation, they will rejoice over the land they receive. 9 

Yes, 10  they will possess a double portion in their land

and experience lasting joy.

61:8 For I, the Lord, love justice

and hate robbery and sin.

I will repay them because of my faithfulness; 11 

I will make a permanent covenant with them.

61:9 Their descendants will be known among the nations,

their offspring among the peoples.

All who see them will recognize that

the Lord has blessed them.” 12 

1 tn Heb “and the formerly desolate places they will raise up.”

2 sn The Lord speaks in vv. 7-8 (and possibly v. 9). It is not clear where the servant’s speech (see vv. 1-3a) ends and the Lord’s begins. Perhaps the direct address to the people signals the beginning of the Lord’s speech.

3 tn Heb “will stand [in position] and shepherd.”

4 tn The Hebrew text adds, “it will be said concerning you.”

5 tn Heb “eat” (KJV, NAB, NASB); NIV “feed on”; NLT “be fed with.”

6 tc The form in the Hebrew text is probably a corruption of יִתְאַמְּרוּ (yitammÿru), a Hitpael from אָמַר (’amar), meaning “boast about” (see HALOT 67 s.v. II אמר, HALOT 416 s.v. ימר, and BDB 56 s.v. אָמַר).

7 tn Heb “their glory” (i.e., riches).

8 tn Heb “instead of your shame, a double portion.”

9 tn Heb “and [instead of] humiliation they will rejoice [over] their portion.” The term תָחָת (takhat, “instead of”) is understood by ellipsis (note the preceding line).

10 tn Heb “therefore” (so KJV, NASB); NIV “and so.”

11 tn Heb “in faithfulness”; NASB, NRSV, NLT “faithfully.”

12 tn Heb “all who see them will recognize them, that they [are] descendants [whom] the Lord has blessed.”



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