31:35 The Lord has made a promise to Israel.
He promises it as the one who fixed the sun to give light by day
and the moon and stars to give light by night.
He promises it as the one who stirs up the sea so that its waves roll.
He promises it as the one who is known as the Lord who rules over all. 1
cease forever to be a nation in my sight.
That could only happen if the fixed ordering of the heavenly lights
were to cease to operate before me.” 3
31:37 The Lord says, “I will not reject all the descendants of Israel
because of all that they have done. 4
That could only happen if the heavens above could be measured
or the foundations of the earth below could all be explored,” 5
says the Lord. 6
1 tn Heb “Yahweh of armies.” See the study note on 2:19 for this title. In the Hebrew text the verse reads: “Thus says the
2 tn Heb “Oracle of the
3 tn Heb “‘If these fixed orderings were to fail to be present before me,’ oracle of the
5 tn Heb “If the heavens above could be measured or the foundations of the earth below be explored, then also I could reject all the seed of Israel for all they have done.”
6 tn Heb “Oracle of the