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The redeemed of the Lord shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.
The book of Isaiah repeatedly describes God’s redeeming action. In a majority of cases, the Hebrew verb rendered redeemed is gā’al, a legal term for the redemption of someone from servitude or debt by a kinsman. Here, however, the term is pādâ, signifying to ransom, release, or rescue. A nearly identical verse in Isaiah 35:10 has, “The ransomed of the Lord shall return.”
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Resources quoted in this issue
RR: Keck, Leander E., et al., eds. The New Interpreter’s Bible: A Commentary in Twelve Volumes. Vol. 9, Luke, John. Nashville: Abingdon, 1996–2001; The Living Bible, copyright © 1971. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.
Cit. 5: Dummelow, John Roberts, ed. A Commentary on the Holy Bible by Various Writers. New York: MacMillan, 1936.
Cit. 17: Peterson, Eugene H. Conversations: The Message with Its Translator. Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress Publishing Group, 2007.
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