41:23 Predict how future events will turn out, 1
so we might know you are gods.
Yes, do something good or bad,
so we might be frightened and in awe. 2
41:24 Look, you are nothing, and your accomplishments are nonexistent;
the one who chooses to worship you is disgusting. 3
1 tn Heb “Declare the coming things, with respect to the end.”
2 tc The translation assumes the Qere (וְנִרְאֶה [vÿnir’eh], from יָרֵא [yare’], “be afraid”).
tn Heb “so we might be frightened and afraid together.” On the meaning of the verb שָׁתָע (shata’), see the note at v. 10.
3 tn Heb “an object of disgust [is he who] chooses you.”