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19 In the west, people respect[a] the Lord’s reputation;[b]
in the east they recognize his splendor.[c]
For he comes like a rushing[d] stream
driven on by wind sent from the Lord.[e]

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  1. Isaiah 59:19 tc Heb “fear.” A few medieval Hebrew mss read “see.”
  2. Isaiah 59:19 tn Heb “and they fear from the west the name of the Lord.”
  3. Isaiah 59:19 tn Heb “and from the rising of the sun his splendor.”
  4. Isaiah 59:19 tn Heb “narrow”; NAB, NIV, NRSV “pent-up.”
  5. Isaiah 59:19 tn Heb “the wind of the Lord drives it on.” The term רוּחַ (ruakh) could be translated “breath” here (see 30:28).