Isaiah 60:14

Hebrew Bible

12 Indeed, nations or kingdoms that do not serve you will perish; such nations will definitely be destroyed. 13 The splendor of Lebanon will come to you, its evergreens, firs, and cypresses together, to beautify my palace; I will bestow honor at the place of my feet24. 14 The children of your oppressors will come bowing to you; all who treated you with disrespect will bow down at your feet. They will call you, ‘The City of the Lord, Zion of the Holy One of Israel.’ 15 You were once abandoned and despised, with no one passing through, but I will make you a permanent source of pride and joy to coming generations. 16 You will drink the milk of nations; you will nurse at the breasts of kings. Then you will recognize that I, the Lord, am your Deliverer, your Protector, the Powerful One of Jacob.

LXX Isaiah 60:14


12 For the nations and kings that will not be subject to you shall perish, and the nations shall be made desolate with desolation. 13 And the glory of Lebanon shall come to you, with cypress and pine and cedar together, to glorify my holy place. 14 The sons of those who humbled and provoked you shall come to you with dread; you shall be called City of the Lord, Sion of the Holy One of Israel. 15 Because you have become forsaken and hated and there was none who helped, and I will make you an everlasting gladness, a joy for generations of generations. 16 You shall suck the milk of nations, and you shall eat the wealth of kings, and you shall know that I am the Lord who saves you and rescues you, the God of Israel.

 Notes and References

"... In ch. 60 the omission in the LXX of a reference to God's feet in v. 13 might pass as an inadvertence were it not for a similar omission one verse later. The context of MT 60.13 is eschatological reversal ... The LXX omits the verse's final sentence ... This appears not to be an accidental omission.90 Furthermore, the loss in translation of consecutive statements about feet seems too much to be attributed to coincidence. It could easily be classed as an anti-anthropomorphism were it not for the fact that the feet of 60.14 belong to Zion rather than to God."

Baer, David A. When We All Go Home: Translation and Theology in LXX Isaiah 56-66 (pp. 111-112) Sheffield Academic Press, 2001

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