[b-hebrew] Isaiah 64:4

Harold R. Holmyard III hholmyard at ont.com
Tue Aug 31 11:22:32 EDT 2004

Dear Sujata,

Here's a try at a word-for-word translation of Isa 64:4:

And from ancient time they have not heard, they have not listened 
to-eye has not seen-a God besides you He acts for the one who waits 
for Him.

I think the phrase "He acts for the one who waits for Him" is really 
an unmarked relative clause. That is, it lacks a particle like a 
relative pronoun but really modifies "God."

So it would be:

And from ancient time people have not heard or perceived (no eye has 
seen) a God besides You who acts for the one who waits for Him.

Now that's 64:4 in an English Bible. Is that what you wanted, or did 
you want Isa 64:4 in a Hebrew Bible?

				Harold Holmyard

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