64:9 Lord, do not be too angry!
Do not hold our sins against us continually! 1
Take a good look at your people, at all of us! 2
64:10 Your chosen 3 cities have become a desert;
Zion has become a desert,
Jerusalem 4 is a desolate ruin.
64:11 Our holy temple, our pride and joy, 5
the place where our ancestors praised you,
has been burned with fire;
all our prized possessions have been destroyed. 6
64:12 In light of all this, 7 how can you still hold back, Lord?
How can you be silent and continue to humiliate us?
1 tn Heb “do not remember sin continually.”
2 tn Heb “Look, gaze at your people, all of us.” Another option is to translate, “Take a good look! We are all your people.”
3 tn Heb “holy” (so KJV, NASB, NRSV, NLT); NIV “sacred.”
4 map For location see Map5 B1; Map6 F3; Map7 E2; Map8 F2; Map10 B3; JP1 F4; JP2 F4; JP3 F4; JP4 F4.
5 tn Heb “our source of pride.”
6 tn Or “all that we valued has become a ruin.”
7 tn Heb “because of these”; KJV, ASV “for these things.”