Isaiah 26:8

Hebrew Bible

7 The way of the righteous is level, the path of the righteous that you prepare is straight. 8 Yes, as your judgments unfold, O Lord, we wait for you. We desire your fame and reputation to grow. 9 I look for you during the night; my spirit within me seeks you at dawn; for when your judgments come upon the earth, those who live in the world learn about justice. 10 If the wicked are shown mercy, they do not learn about justice. Even in a land where right is rewarded, they act unjustly; they do not see the Lord’s majesty revealed.

LXX Isaiah 26:8


7 The way of the godly has become straight; the way of the godly has also been prepared, 8 for the way of the Lord is judgment; we have hoped in your name and in the remembrance 9 that our soul desires. In the night my spirit arises early toward you, O God, because your ordinances are a light upon the earth. Learn righteousness, you who dwell on the earth; 10 for the impious one has come to an end; he will not learn righteousness on the earth; he will not perform truth. Let the ungodly one be taken away so that he may not see the glory of the Lord.

 Notes and References

"... The suffix appears superfluous, since the object of “to hope” seems already to be embodied in [the Hebrew text], or, in conformity with the interpretation of LXX Isaiah. By not representing the suffix the translator presumably tried to “improve” the text ..."

Vorm-Croughs, Mirjam van der The Old Greek of Isaiah: An Analysis of its Pluses and Minuses (p. 461) Society of Biblical Literature, 2014

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