12 “I, I am the one who consoles you.[a] Why are you afraid of mortal men, of mere human beings who are as short-lived as grass?[b]
Isaiah 51:12tc The plural suffix should probably be emended to the second masculine singular (which is used in v. 13). The final mem (ם) is probably dittographic; note the mem at the beginning of the next word.
Isaiah 51:12tnHeb “Who are you that you are afraid of man who dies, and of the son of man who [as] grass is given up?” The feminine singular forms should probably be emended to the masculine singular (see v. 13). They have probably been influenced by the construction אַתְּ־הִיא (ʾat-hiʾ) in vv. 9-10.
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