48:20 Leave Babylon!
Flee from the Babylonians!
Announce it with a shout of joy!
Make this known!
Proclaim it throughout the earth! 1
Say, ‘The Lord protects 2 his servant Jacob.
35:6 Then the lame will leap like a deer,
the mute tongue will shout for joy;
for water will flow 3 in the desert,
streams in the wilderness. 4
49:10 They will not be hungry or thirsty;
the sun’s oppressive heat will not beat down on them, 5
for one who has compassion on them will guide them;
he will lead them to springs of water.
1 tn Heb “to the end of the earth” (so KJV, NASB, NRSV).
2 tn Heb “redeems.” See the note at 41:14.
3 tn Heb “burst forth” (so NAB); KJV “break out.”
4 tn Or “Arabah” (NASB); KJV, NIV, NRSV, NLT “desert.”
5 tn Heb “and the heat and the sun will not strike them.” In Isa 35:7, its only other occurrence in the OT, שָׁרָב (sharav) stands parallel to “parched ground” and in contrast to “pool.” In later Hebrew and Aramaic it refers to “dry heat, heat of the sun” (Jastrow 1627 s.v.). Here it likely has this nuance and forms a hendiadys with “sun.”