NETBible KJV GRK-HEB XRef Arts Hymns
  Discovery Box

Isaiah 51:11-12

Context

51:11 Those whom the Lord has ransomed will return;

they will enter Zion with a happy shout.

Unending joy will crown them, 1 

happiness and joy will overwhelm 2  them;

grief and suffering will disappear. 3 

51:12 “I, I am the one who consoles you. 4 

Why are you afraid of mortal men,

of mere human beings who are as short-lived as grass? 5 

1 tn Heb “[will be] on their head[s].” “Joy” may be likened here to a crown (cf. 2 Sam 1:10). The statement may also be an ironic twist on the idiom “earth/dust on the head” (cf. 2 Sam 1:2; 13:19; 15:32; Job 2:12), referring to a mourning practice.

2 tn Heb “overtake” (so NIV); NASB “they will obtain.”

3 tn Heb “grief and groaning will flee.”

4 tc The plural suffix should probably be emended to the second masculine singular (which is used in v. 13). The final mem (ם) is probably dittographic; note the mem at the beginning of the next word.

5 tn Heb “Who are you that you are afraid of man who dies, and of the son of man who [as] grass is given up?” The feminine singular forms should probably be emended to the masculine singular (see v. 13). They have probably been influenced by the construction אַתְּ־הִיא (’at-hi’) in vv. 9-10.



TIP #09: Tell your friends ... become a ministry partner ... use the NET Bible on your site. [ALL]
created in 0.02 seconds
powered by bible.org