42:13 The Lord emerges like a hero,
like a warrior he inspires himself for battle; 1
he shouts, yes, he yells,
he shows his enemies his power. 2
I kept quiet and held back.
Like a woman in labor I groan;
I pant and gasp. 4
1 tn Heb “like a man of war he stirs up zeal” (NIV similar).
2 tn Or perhaps, “he triumphs over his enemies” (cf. NIV); NLT “will crush all his enemies.”
3 tn Heb “silent” (so NASB, NIV, TEV, NLT); CEV “have held my temper.”
4 sn The imagery depicts the Lord as a warrior who is eager to fight and can no longer hold himself back from the attack.