But the LORD Almighty will be exalted by his justice, and the holy God will show himself holy by his righteousness.
But the LORD of hosts will be exalted in judgment, And the holy God will show Himself holy in righteousness.
But the LORD Almighty is exalted by his justice. The holiness of God is displayed by his righteousness.
But by working justice, GOD-of-the-Angel-Armies will be a mountain. By working righteousness, Holy God will show what "holy" is.
But the Lord of armies is lifted up as judge, and the Holy God is seen to be holy in righteousness.
But the LORD of hosts is exalted by justice, and the Holy God shows himself holy by righteousness.
But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, And God who is holy shall be hallowed in righteousness.
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1 tn Or “elevated”; TEV “the Lord Almighty shows his greatness.”
2 tn Heb “by judgment/justice.” When God justly punishes the evildoers denounced in the preceding verses, he will be recognized as a mighty warrior.
3 tn Heb “The holy God will be set apart by fairness.” In this context God’s holiness is his sovereign royal authority, which implies a commitment to justice (see the note on the phrase “the sovereign king of Israel” in 1:4). When God judges evildoers as they deserve, his sovereignty will be acknowledged.
sn The appearance of מִשְׁפָט (mishpat, “justice”) and צְדָקָה (tsÿdaqah, “fairness”) here is rhetorically significant, when one recalls v. 7. There God denounces his people for failing to produce a society where “justice” and “fairness” are valued and maintained. God will judge his people for their failure, taking “justice” and “fairness” into his own hands.