10:16 The Lord, who is the inheritance 1 of Jacob’s descendants, 2 is not like them.
He is the one who created everything.
And the people of Israel are those he claims as his own. 3
He is known as the Lord who rules over all.” 4
1 tn The words “The
sn The phrase the portion of Jacob’s descendants, which is applied to God here, has its background in the division of the land where each tribe received a portion of the land of Palestine except the tribe of Levi whose “portion” was the
2 tn Heb “The Portion of Jacob.” “Descendants” is implied, and is supplied in the translation for clarity.
3 tn Heb “And Israel is the tribe of his possession.”
4 tn Heb “Yahweh of armies is his name.”
sn For this rendering of the name for God and its significance see 2:19 and the study note there.