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51:9 Awake, awake. The command implies that the Lord has appeared to be asleep (40:27, 28; Ps. 44:23).
Rahab. See note 30:7. The spiritual enemies of God’s salvation are portrayed as the forces of chaos and evil. Such forces are overcome by God, not Israel or any other human power.