“Listen to Me in silence, you islands and coastlands, And let the nations gain their strength; Let them come near, then let them speak; Let us come together for judgment [and decide the issue between us concerning the enemy from the east].
Listen in silence before Me, O islands and regions bordering on the sea! And let the people gather and renew their strength [for the argument; let them offer their strongest arguments]! Let them come near, then let them speak; let us come near together for judgment [and decide the point at issue between us concerning the enemy advancing from the east].
The Lord says, “·Faraway countries [or Coastlands; or Islands], listen to me. Let the nations ·become strong [renew their strength]. ·Come to me [Approach] and speak; ·we will [or let us] meet together ·to decide who is right [for judgment/or debate].
2 God’s mercy in choosing his people. 6 Their idolatry. 27 Deliverance promised to Zion. Keep silence before me, O islands, and let the people renew their strength: let them come near, and let them speak: let us come together into judgment.
The Lord says, “People who live on the islands, come and stand quietly in front of me. Let the nations gain new strength in order to state their case. Let them come forward and speak. Let us go to court and find out who is right.
Keep silence before Me, O iyim (islands); and let the people renew their ko’ach (strength); let them come near; then let them speak; let us come near together for mishpat (judgment, i.e., G-d’s tribunal)
Eternal One: Keep quiet and listen to Me, lands along the seacoast; give the people of the nations a chance to regain their strength. Let them come close, all together, to speak their minds and present their case; let’s consider the facts and make a judgment.
Isles, be still to me, and folks change strength; nigh they, and then speak they; nigh we together to doom. (Ye islands, be silent before me, and let the people renew their strength; come they, and then speak they; yea, come we together for judgement.)
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