7:23 Who is like your people, Israel, a unique nation 1 on the earth? Their God 2 went 3 to claim 4 a nation for himself and to make a name for himself! You did great and awesome acts for your land, 5 before your people whom you delivered for yourself from the Egyptian empire and its gods. 6
1 tn Heb “a nation, one.”
2 tn Heb “whose God” or “because God.” In the Hebrew text this clause is subordinated to what precedes. The clauses are separated in the translation for stylistic reasons.
3 tn The verb is plural in Hebrew, agreeing grammatically with the divine name, which is a plural of degree.
4 tn Heb “redeem.”
5 tn Heb “and to do for you [plural form] the great [thing] and awesome [things] for your land.”
6 tn Heb “from Egypt, nations and their gods.” The LXX has “nations and tents,” which reflects a mistaken metathesis of letters in אֶלֹהָיו (e’lohav, “its gods”) and אֹהָלָיו (’ohalav, “its tents”).