6 You will be called, ‘the Lord’s priests, servants of our God.’ You will enjoy the wealth of nations and boast about the riches you receive from them. 7 Instead of shame, you will get a double portion; instead of humiliation, they will rejoice over the land they receive. Yes, they will possess a double portion in their land and experience lasting joy. 8 For I, the Lord, love justice and hate robbery and sin. I will repay them because of my faithfulness; I will make a permanent covenant with them.
LXX Isaiah 61:7
6 but you shall be called priests of the Lord, ministers of God; you shall devour the strength of nations, and with their wealth you shall be admired. 7 Thus they shall inherit the land a second time, and everlasting joy shall be above their head. 8 For I am the Lord, who loves righteousness and hates spoils obtained by injustice; I will give them their hard work righteously, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.
Notes and References
"... In Baer’s view the translator has left out the first line of 61:7 possibly because he thought it too negative in tone about Zion’s lot, in a context that is otherwise extremely positive for its rebuilders ..."
Vorm-Croughs, Mirjam van der The Old Greek of Isaiah: An Analysis of its Pluses and Minuses (p. 464) Society of Biblical Literature, 2014
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