[b-hebrew] Isaiah 64:4

George F. Somsel gfsomsel at juno.com
Tue Aug 31 11:42:04 EDT 2004


On Tue, 31 Aug 2004 10:22:32 -0500 "Harold R. Holmyard III"
<hholmyard at ont.com> writes:
> 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?
> 
>                                 Yours,
>                                 Harold Holmyard
> _______________________________________________

Harold,

Since the originator of this thread apparently doesn't know Hebrew, I
don't think the correct passage is Is 64.4 but 64.5 since there is a
discrepancy in the numbering.

george
gfsomsel



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