Then he will permit you 3 to possess the land;
you will see the demise of evil men. 4
I looked for them, but they could not be found.
1 tn Or “wait.”
2 tn Heb “keep his way.” The
3 tn Heb “and he will lift you up.” The prefixed verbal form with vav (ו) is best taken here as a result clause following the imperatives in the preceding lines.
4 tn Heb “when evil men are cut off you will see.”
5 tn Heb “and he passes by and, look, he is not [there].” The subject of the verb “passes by” is probably indefinite, referring to any passerby. Some prefer to change the form to first person, “and I passed by” (cf. NEB; note the first person verbal forms in preceding verse and in the following line).