Isaiah 51:5-6

51:5 I am ready to vindicate,

I am ready to deliver,

I will establish justice among the nations.

The coastlands wait patiently for me;

they wait in anticipation for the revelation of my power.

51:6 Look up at the sky!

Look at the earth below!

For the sky will dissipate like smoke,

and the earth will wear out like clothes;

its residents will die like gnats.

But the deliverance I give is permanent;

the vindication I provide will not disappear.

Isaiah 51:8

51:8 For a moth will eat away at them like clothes;

a clothes moth will devour them like wool.

But the vindication I provide 10  will be permanent;

the deliverance I give will last.”

tn Heb “my righteousness [or “vindication”] is near.”

tn Heb “my deliverance goes forth.”

tn Heb “and my arms will judge [on behalf of] nations.”

tn Or “islands” (NIV); TEV “Distant lands.”

tn Heb “for my arm” (so NIV, NRSV).

tn Heb “will be torn in pieces.” The perfect indicates the certitude of the event, from the Lord’s rhetorical perspective.

tn Heb “my deliverance.” The same Hebrew word can also be translated “salvation” (so KJV, NAB, NASB, NIV, NRSV, NLT); cf. CEV “victory.”

tn Heb “my righteousness [or “vindication”].”

tn Heb “will not be shattered [or “dismayed”].”

10 tn Heb “my vindication”; many English versions “my righteousness”; NRSV, TEV “my deliverance”; CEV “my victory.”