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Readings for Day 12 The Prophets “Wait for The Eternal One that hideth His face”

Isaiah 8-21
I will wait for The Eternal One that hideth His face 8.17
The people turneth not unto Him that smiteth them, 9.12
Be not afraid of Asshur though he smite thee 10.24
My Savior will set His hand again the second time 11.11
Great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst 12.6
I will stir up the Medes against them who shall not regard silver 13.17
I will break Asshur in My land 14.25
Moab is laid waste he is brought to ruin 15.1
The glory of Moab shall wax contemptible 16.14
Damascus is taken away from being a city 17.1
A people terrible from their beginning onward 18.2
In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria 19.23
So shall the king of Assyria lead away the captives of Egypt 20.4
Kedar shall be diminished 21.17

Chapter 8 – א וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֵלַי, קַח-לְךָ גִּלָּיוֹן גָּדוֹל; וּכְתֹב עָלָיו בְּחֶרֶט אֱנוֹשׁ, לְמַהֵר שָׁלָל חָשׁ בַּז. 1
And The Eternal One said unto me:
‘Take thee a great tablet, and write upon it in common script:
The spoil speedeth, the prey hasteth;

ב וְאָעִידָה לִּי, עֵדִים נֶאֱמָנִים–אֵת אוּרִיָּה הַכֹּהֵן, וְאֶת-זְכַרְיָהוּ בֶּן יְבֶרֶכְיָהוּ. 2
and I will take unto Me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.’

ג וָאֶקְרַב, אֶל-הַנְּבִיאָה, וַתַּהַר, וַתֵּלֶד בֵּן; {ס} וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה, אֵלַי, קְרָא שְׁמוֹ, מַהֵר שָׁלָל חָשׁ בַּז. 3
And I went unto the prophetess;
and she conceived, and bore a son. {S}
Then said The Eternal One unto me:
‘Call his name Maher-shalal-hashbaz.

ד כִּי, בְּטֶרֶם יֵדַע הַנַּעַר, קְרֹא, אָבִי וְאִמִּי–יִשָּׂא אֶת-חֵיל דַּמֶּשֶׂק, וְאֵת שְׁלַל שֹׁמְרוֹן, לִפְנֵי, מֶלֶךְ אַשּׁוּר. {ס} 4
For before the child shall have knowledge to cry:
My father,
and:
My mother,
the riches of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria shall be carried away before the king of Assyria.’ {S}

ה וַיֹּסֶף יְהוָה, דַּבֵּר אֵלַי עוֹד לֵאמֹר. 5
And The Eternal One spoke unto me yet again, saying:

ו יַעַן, כִּי מָאַס הָעָם הַזֶּה, אֵת מֵי הַשִּׁלֹחַ, הַהֹלְכִים לְאַט; וּמְשׂוֹשׂ אֶת-רְצִין, וּבֶן-רְמַלְיָהוּ. 6
Forasmuch as this people hath refused the waters of Shiloah that go softly, and rejoiceth with Rezin and Remaliah’s son;

ז וְלָכֵן הִנֵּה אֲדֹנָי מַעֲלֶה עֲלֵיהֶם אֶת-מֵי הַנָּהָר, הָעֲצוּמִים וְהָרַבִּים–אֶת-מֶלֶךְ אַשּׁוּר, וְאֶת-כָּל-כְּבוֹדוֹ; וְעָלָה, עַל-כָּל-אֲפִיקָיו, וְהָלַךְ, עַל-כָּל-גְּדוֹתָיו. 7
Now therefore, behold, My Savior bringeth up upon them the waters of the River, mighty and many, even the king of Assyria and all his glory;
and he shall come up over all his channels, and go over all his banks;

ח וְחָלַף בִּיהוּדָה שָׁטַף וְעָבַר, עַד-צַוָּאר יַגִּיעַ; וְהָיָה מֻטּוֹת כְּנָפָיו, מְלֹא רֹחַב-אַרְצְךָ עִמָּנוּ אֵל. {ס} 8
And he shall sweep through Judah overflowing as he passeth through he shall reach even to the neck;
and the stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy land, O Immanuel. {S}

ט רֹעוּ עַמִּים, וָחֹתּוּ, וְהַאֲזִינוּ, כֹּל מֶרְחַקֵּי-אָרֶץ; הִתְאַזְּרוּ וָחֹתּוּ, הִתְאַזְּרוּ וָחֹתּוּ. 9
Make an uproar, O ye peoples, and ye shall be broken in pieces;
and give ear, all ye of far lands;
gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces;
gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces.

י עֻצוּ עֵצָה, וְתֻפָר; דַּבְּרוּ דָבָר וְלֹא יָקוּם, כִּי עִמָּנוּ אֵל. {ס} 10
Take counsel together, and it shall be brought to nought;
speak the word, and it shall not stand;
for the Savior is with us. {S}

יא כִּי כֹה אָמַר יְהוָה אֵלַי, כְּחֶזְקַת הַיָּד; וְיִסְּרֵנִי, מִלֶּכֶת בְּדֶרֶךְ הָעָם-הַזֶּה לֵאמֹר. 11
For The Eternal One spoke thus to me with a strong hand, admonishing me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying:

יב לֹא-תֹאמְרוּן קֶשֶׁר, לְכֹל אֲשֶׁר-יֹאמַר הָעָם הַזֶּה קָשֶׁר; וְאֶת-מוֹרָאוֹ לֹא-תִירְאוּ, וְלֹא תַעֲרִיצוּ. 12
‘Say ye not:
A conspiracy, concerning all whereof this people do say:
A conspiracy;
neither fear ye their fear, nor account it dreadful.

יג אֶת-יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת, אֹתוֹ תַקְדִּישׁוּ; וְהוּא מוֹרַאֲכֶם, וְהוּא מַעֲרִצְכֶם. 13
The Eternal One of hosts, Him shall ye sanctify;
and let Him be your fear, and let Him be your dread.

יד וְהָיָה, לְמִקְדָּשׁ; וּלְאֶבֶן נֶגֶף וּלְצוּר מִכְשׁוֹל לִשְׁנֵי בָתֵּי יִשְׂרָאֵל, לְפַח וּלְמוֹקֵשׁ–לְיוֹשֵׁב, יְרוּשָׁלִָם. 14
And He shall be for a sanctuary;
but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

טו וְכָשְׁלוּ בָם, רַבִּים; וְנָפְלוּ וְנִשְׁבָּרוּ, וְנוֹקְשׁוּ וְנִלְכָּדוּ. {פ} 15
And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.’ {P}

טז צוֹר, תְּעוּדָה; חֲתוֹם תּוֹרָה, בְּלִמֻּדָי. 16
‘Bind up the testimony, seal the instruction among My disciples.’

יז וְחִכִּיתִי, לַיהוָה, הַמַּסְתִּיר פָּנָיו, מִבֵּית יַעֲקֹב; וְקִוֵּיתִי-לוֹ. 17
And I will wait for The Eternal One, that hideth His face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for Him.

יח הִנֵּה אָנֹכִי, וְהַיְלָדִים אֲשֶׁר נָתַן-לִי יְהוָה, לְאֹתוֹת וּלְמוֹפְתִים, בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל–מֵעִם יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת, הַשֹּׁכֵן בְּהַר צִיּוֹן. {ס} 18
Behold, I myself and the children whom The Eternal One hath given me shall be for signs and for wonders in Israel from The Eternal One of hosts, who dwelleth in mount Zion. {S}

יט וְכִי-יֹאמְרוּ אֲלֵיכֶם, דִּרְשׁוּ אֶל-הָאֹבוֹת וְאֶל-הַיִּדְּעֹנִים, הַמְצַפְצְפִים, וְהַמַּהְגִּים: הֲלוֹא-עַם אֶל-אֱלֹהָיו יִדְרֹשׁ, בְּעַד הַחַיִּים אֶל-הַמֵּתִים. 19
And when they shall say unto you:
‘Seek unto the ghosts and the familiar spirits, that chirp and that mutter;
should not a people seek unto their mighty?
on behalf of the living unto the dead

כ לְתוֹרָה, וְלִתְעוּדָה; אִם-לֹא יֹאמְרוּ כַּדָּבָר הַזֶּה, אֲשֶׁר אֵין-לוֹ שָׁחַר. 20
for instruction and for testimony?’–
Surely they will speak according to this word, wherein there is no light.–

כא וְעָבַר בָּהּ, נִקְשֶׁה וְרָעֵב; וְהָיָה כִי-יִרְעַב וְהִתְקַצַּף, וְקִלֵּל בְּמַלְכּוֹ וּבֵאלֹהָיו–וּפָנָה לְמָעְלָה. 21
And they shall pass this way that are sore bestead and hungry;
and it shall come to pass that, when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse by their king and by their the mighty, and, whether they turn their faces upward,

כב וְאֶל-אֶרֶץ, יַבִּיט; וְהִנֵּה צָרָה וַחֲשֵׁכָה מְעוּף צוּקָה, וַאֲפֵלָה מְנֻדָּח. 22
or look unto the earth, behold distress and darkness, the gloom of anguish, and outspread thick darkness.

כג כִּי לֹא מוּעָף, לַאֲשֶׁר מוּצָק לָהּ, כָּעֵת הָרִאשׁוֹן הֵקַל אַרְצָה זְבֻלוּן וְאַרְצָה נַפְתָּלִי, וְהָאַחֲרוֹן הִכְבִּיד–דֶּרֶךְ הַיָּם עֵבֶר הַיַּרְדֵּן, גְּלִיל הַגּוֹיִם. 23
For is there no gloom to her that was stedfast?
Now the former hath lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but the latter hath dealt a more grievous blow by the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, in the district of the gatherings.

Chapter 9 – א הָעָם הַהֹלְכִים בַּחֹשֶׁךְ, רָאוּ אוֹר גָּדוֹל: יֹשְׁבֵי בְּאֶרֶץ צַלְמָוֶת, אוֹר נָגַהּ עֲלֵיהֶם. 1
The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light;
they that dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.

ב הִרְבִּיתָ הַגּוֹי, לא (לוֹ) הִגְדַּלְתָּ הַשִּׂמְחָה; שָׂמְחוּ לְפָנֶיךָ כְּשִׂמְחַת בַּקָּצִיר, כַּאֲשֶׁר יָגִילוּ בְּחַלְּקָם שָׁלָל. 2
Thou hast multiplied the horde, Thou hast increased their joy;
they joy before Thee according to the joy in harvest, as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.

ג כִּי אֶת-עֹל סֻבֳּלוֹ, וְאֵת מַטֵּה שִׁכְמוֹ, שֵׁבֶט, הַנֹּגֵשׂ בּוֹ–הַחִתֹּתָ, כְּיוֹם מִדְיָן. 3
For the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, Thou hast broken as in the day of Midian.

ד כִּי כָל-סְאוֹן סֹאֵן בְּרַעַשׁ, וְשִׂמְלָה מְגוֹלָלָה בְדָמִים; וְהָיְתָה לִשְׂרֵפָה, מַאֲכֹלֶת אֵשׁ. 4
For every boot stamped with fierceness, and every cloak rolled in blood, shall even be for burning, for fuel of fire.

ה כִּי-יֶלֶד יֻלַּד-לָנוּ, בֵּן נִתַּן-לָנוּ, וַתְּהִי הַמִּשְׂרָה, עַל-שִׁכְמוֹ; וַיִּקְרָא שְׁמוֹ פֶּלֶא יוֹעֵץ, אֵל גִּבּוֹר, אֲבִי-עַד, שַׂר-שָׁלוֹם. 5
For a child is born unto us, a son is given unto us;
and the government is upon his shoulder;
and his name is called Pele-joez-el-gibbor-Abi-ad-sar-shalom;

ו לם רבה (לְמַרְבֵּה) הַמִּשְׂרָה וּלְשָׁלוֹם אֵין-קֵץ, עַל-כִּסֵּא דָוִד וְעַל-מַמְלַכְתּוֹ, לְהָכִין אֹתָהּ וּלְסַעֲדָהּ, בְּמִשְׁפָּט וּבִצְדָקָה; מֵעַתָּה, וְעַד-עוֹלָם, קִנְאַת יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת, תַּעֲשֶׂה-זֹּאת. {פ} 6
That the government may be increased, and of peace there be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it through justice and through righteousness from henceforth even for ever.
The zeal of The Eternal One of hosts doth perform this. {P}

ז דָּבָר שָׁלַח אֲדֹנָי, בְּיַעֲקֹב; וְנָפַל, בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל. 7
My Savior sent a word into Jacob, and it hath lighted upon Israel.

ח וְיָדְעוּ הָעָם כֻּלּוֹ, אֶפְרַיִם וְיוֹשֵׁב שֹׁמְרוֹן, בְּגַאֲוָה וּבְגֹדֶל לֵבָב, לֵאמֹר. 8
And all the people shall know, even Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria, that say in pride and in arrogancy of heart:

ט לְבֵנִים נָפָלוּ, וְגָזִית נִבְנֶה; שִׁקְמִים גֻּדָּעוּ, וַאֲרָזִים נַחֲלִיף. 9
‘The bricks are fallen, but we will build with hewn stones;
the sycamores are cut down, but cedars will we put in their place.’

י וַיְשַׂגֵּב יְהוָה אֶת-צָרֵי רְצִין, עָלָיו; וְאֶת-אֹיְבָיו, יְסַכְסֵךְ. 10
Therefore The Eternal One doth set upon high the adversaries of Rezin against him, and spur his enemies;

יא אֲרָם מִקֶּדֶם, וּפְלִשְׁתִּים מֵאָחוֹר, וַיֹּאכְלוּ אֶת-יִשְׂרָאֵל, בְּכָל-פֶּה; בְּכָל-זֹאת לֹא-שָׁב אַפּוֹ, וְעוֹד יָדוֹ נְטוּיָה. 11
The Arameans on the east, and the Philistines on the west;
and they devour Israel with open mouth.
For all this His anger is not turned away, but His hand is stretched out still.

יב וְהָעָם לֹא-שָׁב, עַד-הַמַּכֵּהוּ; וְאֶת-יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת, לֹא דָרָשׁוּ. {ס} 12
Yet the people turneth not unto Him that smiteth them, neither do they seek The Eternal One of hosts. {S}

יג וַיַּכְרֵת יְהוָה מִיִּשְׂרָאֵל, רֹאשׁ וְזָנָב כִּפָּה וְאַגְמוֹן–יוֹם אֶחָד. 13
Therefore The Eternal One doth cut off from Israel head and tail, palm-branch and rush, in one day.

יד זָקֵן וּנְשׂוּא-פָנִים, הוּא הָרֹאשׁ; וְנָבִיא מוֹרֶה-שֶּׁקֶר, הוּא הַזָּנָב. 14
The elder and the man of rank, he is the head;
and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.

טו וַיִּהְיוּ מְאַשְּׁרֵי הָעָם-הַזֶּה, מַתְעִים; וּמְאֻשָּׁרָיו, מְבֻלָּעִים. 15
For they that lead this people cause them to err;
and they that are led of them are destroyed.

טז עַל-כֵּן עַל-בַּחוּרָיו לֹא-יִשְׂמַח אֲדֹנָי, וְאֶת-יְתֹמָיו וְאֶת-אַלְמְנוֹתָיו לֹא יְרַחֵם–כִּי כֻלּוֹ חָנֵף וּמֵרַע, וְכָל-פֶּה דֹּבֵר נְבָלָה; בְּכָל-זֹאת לֹא-שָׁב אַפּוֹ, וְעוֹד יָדוֹ נְטוּיָה. 16
Therefore the Master shall have no joy in their young men, neither shall He have compassion on their fatherless and widows;
for every one is ungodly and an evil-doer, and every mouth speaketh wantonness.
For all this His anger is not turned away, but His hand is stretched out still.

יז כִּי-בָעֲרָה כָאֵשׁ רִשְׁעָה, שָׁמִיר וָשַׁיִת תֹּאכֵל; וַתִּצַּת בְּסִבְכֵי הַיַּעַר, וַיִּתְאַבְּכוּ גֵּאוּת עָשָׁן. 17
For wickedness burneth as the fire;
it devoureth the briers and thorns;
yea, it kindleth in the thickets of the forest, and they roll upward in thick clouds of smoke.

יח בְּעֶבְרַת יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת, נֶעְתַּם אָרֶץ; וַיְהִי הָעָם כְּמַאֲכֹלֶת אֵשׁ, אִישׁ אֶל-אָחִיו לֹא יַחְמֹלוּ. 18
Through the wrath of The Eternal One of hosts is the land burnt up;
the people also are as the fuel of fire;
no man spareth his brother.

יט וַיִּגְזֹר עַל-יָמִין וְרָעֵב, וַיֹּאכַל עַל-שְׂמֹאול וְלֹא שָׂבֵעוּ: אִישׁ בְּשַׂר-זְרֹעוֹ, יֹאכֵלוּ. 19
And one snatcheth on the right hand, and is hungry;
and he eateth on the left hand, and is not satisfied;
they eat every man the flesh of his own arm:

כ מְנַשֶּׁה אֶת-אֶפְרַיִם, וְאֶפְרַיִם אֶת-מְנַשֶּׁה–יַחְדָּו הֵמָּה, עַל-יְהוּדָה; בְּכָל-זֹאת לֹא-שָׁב אַפּוֹ, וְעוֹד יָדוֹ נְטוּיָה. {ס} 20
Manasseh, Ephraim;
and Ephraim, Manasseh;
and they together are against Judah.
For all this His anger is not turned away, but His hand is stretched out still. {S}

Chapter 10 – א הוֹי הַחֹקְקִים, חִקְקֵי-אָוֶן; וּמְכַתְּבִים עָמָל, כִּתֵּבוּ. 1
Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and to the writers that write iniquity;

ב לְהַטּוֹת מִדִּין, דַּלִּים, וְלִגְזֹל, מִשְׁפַּט עֲנִיֵּי עַמִּי–לִהְיוֹת אַלְמָנוֹת שְׁלָלָם, וְאֶת-יְתוֹמִים יָבֹזּוּ. 2
To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right of the poor of My people, that widows may be their spoil, and that they may make the fatherless their prey!

ג וּמַה-תַּעֲשׂוּ לְיוֹם פְּקֻדָּה, וּלְשׁוֹאָה מִמֶּרְחָק תָּבוֹא: עַל-מִי תָּנוּסוּ לְעֶזְרָה, וְאָנָה תַעַזְבוּ כְּבוֹדְכֶם. 3
And what will ye do in the day of visitation, and in the ruin which shall come from far?
To whom will ye flee for help?
And where will ye leave your glory?

ד בִּלְתִּי כָרַע תַּחַת אַסִּיר, וְתַחַת הֲרוּגִים יִפֹּלוּ; בְּכָל-זֹאת לֹא-שָׁב אַפּוֹ, וְעוֹד יָדוֹ נְטוּיָה. {פ} 4
They can do nought except crouch under the captives, and fall under the slain.
For all this His anger is not turned away, but His hand is stretched out still. {P}

ה הוֹי אַשּׁוּר, שֵׁבֶט אַפִּי; וּמַטֶּה-הוּא בְיָדָם, זַעְמִי. 5
O Asshur, the rod of Mine anger, in whose hand as a staff is Mine indignation!

ו בְּגוֹי חָנֵף אֲשַׁלְּחֶנּוּ, וְעַל-עַם עֶבְרָתִי אֲצַוֶּנּוּ–לִשְׁלֹל שָׁלָל וְלָבֹז בַּז, ולשימו (וּלְשׂוּמוֹ) מִרְמָס כְּחֹמֶר חוּצוֹת. 6
I do send him against an ungodly gathering, and against the people of My wrath do I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.

ז וְהוּא לֹא-כֵן יְדַמֶּה, וּלְבָבוֹ לֹא-כֵן יַחְשֹׁב: כִּי לְהַשְׁמִיד בִּלְבָבוֹ, וּלְהַכְרִית גּוֹיִם לֹא מְעָט. 7
Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so;
but it is in his heart to destroy, and to cut off gatherings not a few.

ח כִּי, יֹאמַר: הֲלֹא שָׂרַי יַחְדָּו, מְלָכִים. 8
For he saith:
‘Are not my princes all of them kings?

ט הֲלֹא כְּכַרְכְּמִישׁ, כַּלְנוֹ: אִם-לֹא כְאַרְפַּד חֲמָת, אִם-לֹא כְדַמֶּשֶׂק שֹׁמְרוֹן. 9
Is not Calno as Carchemish?
Is not Hamath as Arpad?
Is not Samaria as Damascus?

י כַּאֲשֶׁר מָצְאָה יָדִי, לְמַמְלְכֹת הָאֱלִיל; וּפְסִילֵיהֶם, מִירוּשָׁלִַם וּמִשֹּׁמְרוֹן. 10
As my hand hath reached the kingdoms of the idols, whose graven images did exceed them of Jerusalem and of Samaria;

יא הֲלֹא, כַּאֲשֶׁר עָשִׂיתִי לְשֹׁמְרוֹן–וְלֶאֱלִילֶיהָ: כֵּן אֶעֱשֶׂה לִירוּשָׁלִַם, וְלַעֲצַבֶּיהָ. {פ} 11
Shall I not, as I have done unto Samaria and her idols, so do to Jerusalem and her idols?’ {P}

יב וְהָיָה, כִּי-יְבַצַּע אֲדֹנָי אֶת-כָּל-מַעֲשֵׂהוּ, בְּהַר צִיּוֹן, וּבִירוּשָׁלִָם–אֶפְקֹד, עַל-פְּרִי-גֹדֶל לְבַב מֶלֶךְ-אַשּׁוּר, וְעַל-תִּפְאֶרֶת, רוּם עֵינָיו. 12
Wherefore it shall come to pass, that when My Savior hath performed His whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the arrogant heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his haughty looks.

יג כִּי אָמַר, בְּכֹחַ יָדִי עָשִׂיתִי, וּבְחָכְמָתִי, כִּי נְבֻנוֹתִי; וְאָסִיר גְּבוּלֹת עַמִּים, ועתידתיהם (וַעֲתוּדֹתֵיהֶם) שׁוֹשֵׂתִי, וְאוֹרִיד כַּאבִּיר, יוֹשְׁבִים. 13
For he hath said:
by the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom, for I am prudent;
in that I have removed the bounds of the peoples, and have robbed their treasures, and have brought down as one mighty the inhabitants;

יד וַתִּמְצָא כַקֵּן יָדִי, לְחֵיל הָעַמִּים, וְכֶאֱסֹף בֵּיצִים עֲזֻבוֹת, כָּל-הָאָרֶץ אֲנִי אָסָפְתִּי; וְלֹא הָיָה נֹדֵד כָּנָף, וּפֹצֶה פֶה וּמְצַפְצֵף. 14 And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the peoples;
and as one gathereth eggs that are forsaken, have I gathered all the earth;
and there was none that moved the wing, or that opened the mouth, or chirped.

טו הֲיִתְפָּאֵר, הַגַּרְזֶן, עַל, הַחֹצֵב בּוֹ: אִם-יִתְגַּדֵּל הַמַּשּׂוֹר, עַל-מְנִיפוֹ, כְּהָנִיף שֵׁבֶט וְאֶת-מְרִימָיו, כְּהָרִים מַטֶּה לֹא-עֵץ. {פ} 15 Should the axe boast itself against him that heweth therewith?
Should the saw magnify itself against him that moveth it?
as if a rod should move them that lift it up, or as if a staff should lift up him that is not wood. {P}

טז לָכֵן יְשַׁלַּח הָאָדוֹן יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת, בְּמִשְׁמַנָּיו–רָזוֹן; וְתַחַת כְּבֹדוֹ יֵקַד יְקֹד, כִּיקוֹד אֵשׁ. 16
Therefore will the Master, The Eternal One of hosts, send among his fat ones leanness;
and under his glory there shall be kindled a burning like the burning of fire.

יז וְהָיָה אוֹר-יִשְׂרָאֵל לְאֵשׁ, וּקְדוֹשׁוֹ לְלֶהָבָה; וּבָעֲרָה, וְאָכְלָה שִׁיתוֹ וּשְׁמִירוֹ–בְּיוֹם אֶחָד. 17
And the light of Israel shall be for a fire, and his Holy One for a flame;
and it shall burn and devour his thorns and his briers in one day.

יח וּכְבוֹד יַעְרוֹ וְכַרְמִלּוֹ, מִנֶּפֶשׁ וְעַד-בָּשָׂר יְכַלֶּה; וְהָיָה, כִּמְסֹס נֹסֵס. 18
And the glory of his forest and of his fruitful field, he will consume both soul and body;
and it shall be as when a sick man wasteth away.

יט וּשְׁאָר עֵץ יַעְרוֹ, מִסְפָּר יִהְיוּ; וְנַעַר, יִכְתְּבֵם. {ס} 19
And the remnant of the trees of his forest shall be few, that a child may write them down. {S}

כ וְהָיָה בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא, לֹא-יוֹסִיף עוֹד שְׁאָר יִשְׂרָאֵל וּפְלֵיטַת בֵּית-יַעֲקֹב, לְהִשָּׁעֵן, עַל-מַכֵּהוּ; וְנִשְׁעַן, עַל-יְהוָה קְדוֹשׁ יִשְׂרָאֵל–בֶּאֱמֶת. 20
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and they that are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon The Eternal One, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.

כא שְׁאָר יָשׁוּב, שְׁאָר יַעֲקֹב–אֶל-אֵל, גִּבּוֹר. 21
A remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the Savior the Mighty.

כב כִּי אִם-יִהְיֶה עַמְּךָ יִשְׂרָאֵל, כְּחוֹל הַיָּם–שְׁאָר, יָשׁוּב בּוֹ; כִּלָּיוֹן חָרוּץ, שׁוֹטֵף צְדָקָה. 22
For though thy people, O Israel, be as the sand of the sea, only a remnant of them shall return;
an extermination is determined, overflowing with righteousness.

כג כִּי כָלָה, וְנֶחֱרָצָה–אֲדֹנָי יְהוִה צְבָאוֹת, עֹשֶׂה בְּקֶרֶב כָּל-הָאָרֶץ. {פ} 23
For an extermination wholly determined shall My Savior, The Eternal One of hosts, make in the midst of all the earth. {P}

כד לָכֵן, כֹּה-אָמַר אֲדֹנָי יְהוִה צְבָאוֹת, אַל-תִּירָא עַמִּי יֹשֵׁב צִיּוֹן, מֵאַשּׁוּר; בַּשֵּׁבֶט יַכֶּכָּה, וּמַטֵּהוּ יִשָּׂא-עָלֶיךָ בְּדֶרֶךְ מִצְרָיִם. 24
Therefore thus saith My Savior, The Eternal One of hosts:
O My people that dwellest in Zion, be not afraid of Asshur, though he smite thee with the rod, and lift up his staff against thee, after the manner of Egypt.

כה כִּי-עוֹד, מְעַט מִזְעָר, וְכָלָה זַעַם, וְאַפִּי עַל-תַּבְלִיתָם. 25
For yet a very little while, and the indignation shall be accomplished, and Mine anger shall be to their destruction.

כו וְעוֹרֵר עָלָיו יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת, שׁוֹט, כְּמַכַּת מִדְיָן, בְּצוּר עוֹרֵב; וּמַטֵּהוּ, עַל-הַיָּם, וּנְשָׂאוֹ, בְּדֶרֶךְ מִצְרָיִם. 26
And The Eternal One of hosts shall stir up against him a scourge, as in the slaughter of Midian at the Rock of Oreb;
and as His rod was over the sea, so shall He lift it up after the manner of Egypt.

כז וְהָיָה בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא, יָסוּר סֻבֳּלוֹ מֵעַל שִׁכְמֶךָ, וְעֻלּוֹ, מֵעַל צַוָּארֶךָ; וְחֻבַּל עֹל, מִפְּנֵי-שָׁמֶן. 27
And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall depart from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed by reason of fatness.

כח בָּא עַל-עַיַּת, עָבַר בְּמִגְרוֹן; לְמִכְמָשׂ, יַפְקִיד כֵּלָיו. 28
He is come to Aiath, he is passed through Migron;
at Michmas he layeth up his baggage;

כט עָבְרוּ, מַעְבָּרָה, גֶּבַע, מָלוֹן לָנוּ; חָרְדָה, הָרָמָה–גִּבְעַת שָׁאוּל, נָסָה. 29
They are gone over the pass;
they have taken up their lodging at Geba;
Ramah trembleth;
Gibeath-shaul is fled.

ל צַהֲלִי קוֹלֵךְ, בַּת-גַּלִּים; הַקְשִׁיבִי לַיְשָׁה, עֲנִיָּה עֲנָתוֹת. 30
Cry thou with a shrill voice, O daughter of Gallim!
Hearken, O Laish!
O thou poor Anathoth!

לא נָדְדָה, מַדְמֵנָה; יֹשְׁבֵי הַגֵּבִים, הֵעִיזוּ. 31
Madmenah is in mad flight;
the inhabitants of Gebim flee to cover.

לב עוֹד הַיּוֹם, בְּנֹב לַעֲמֹד; יְנֹפֵף יָדוֹ הַר בית- (בַּת-) צִיּוֹן, גִּבְעַת יְרוּשָׁלִָם. {פ} 32
This very day shall he halt at Nob, shaking his hand at the mount of the daughter of Zion, the hill of Jerusalem. {P}

לג הִנֵּה הָאָדוֹן יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת, מְסָעֵף פֻּארָה בְּמַעֲרָצָה; וְרָמֵי הַקּוֹמָה גְּדוּעִים, וְהַגְּבֹהִים יִשְׁפָּלוּ. 33
Behold, the Master, The Eternal One of hosts, shall lop the boughs with terror;
and the high ones of stature shall be hewn down, and the lofty shall be laid low.

לד וְנִקַּף סִבְכֵי הַיַּעַר, בַּבַּרְזֶל; וְהַלְּבָנוֹן, בְּאַדִּיר יִפּוֹל. {ס} 34
And He shall cut down the thickets of the forest with iron, and Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one. {S}

Chapter 11 – א וְיָצָא חֹטֶר, מִגֵּזַע יִשָׁי; וְנֵצֶר, מִשָּׁרָשָׁיו יִפְרֶה. 1
And there shall come forth a shoot out of the stock of Jesse, and a twig shall grow forth out of his roots.

ב וְנָחָה עָלָיו, רוּחַ יְהוָה–רוּחַ חָכְמָה וּבִינָה, רוּחַ עֵצָה וּגְבוּרָה, רוּחַ דַּעַת, וְיִרְאַת יְהוָה. 2
And the spirit of The Eternal One shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of The Eternal One.

ג וַהֲרִיחוֹ, בְּיִרְאַת יְהוָה; וְלֹא-לְמַרְאֵה עֵינָיו יִשְׁפּוֹט, וְלֹא-לְמִשְׁמַע אָזְנָיו יוֹכִיחַ. 3
And his delight shall be in the fear of The Eternal One;
and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither decide after the hearing of his ears;

ד וְשָׁפַט בְּצֶדֶק דַּלִּים, וְהוֹכִיחַ בְּמִישׁוֹר לְעַנְוֵי-אָרֶץ; וְהִכָּה-אֶרֶץ בְּשֵׁבֶט פִּיו, וּבְרוּחַ שְׂפָתָיו יָמִית רָשָׁע. 4
But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the land;
and he shall smite the land with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

ה וְהָיָה צֶדֶק, אֵזוֹר מָתְנָיו; וְהָאֱמוּנָה, אֵזוֹר חֲלָצָיו. 5
And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.

ו וְגָר זְאֵב עִם-כֶּבֶשׂ, וְנָמֵר עִם-גְּדִי יִרְבָּץ; וְעֵגֶל וּכְפִיר וּמְרִיא יַחְדָּו, וְנַעַר קָטֹן נֹהֵג בָּם. 6
And the wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid;
and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together;
and a little child shall lead them.

ז וּפָרָה וָדֹב תִּרְעֶינָה, יַחְדָּו יִרְבְּצוּ יַלְדֵיהֶן; וְאַרְיֵה, כַּבָּקָר יֹאכַל-תֶּבֶן. 7
And the cow and the bear shall feed;
their young ones shall lie down together;
and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.

ח וְשִׁעֲשַׁע יוֹנֵק, עַל-חֻר פָּתֶן; וְעַל מְאוּרַת צִפְעוֹנִי, גָּמוּל יָדוֹ הָדָה. 8
And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the basilisk’s den.

ט לֹא-יָרֵעוּ וְלֹא-יַשְׁחִיתוּ, בְּכָל-הַר קָדְשִׁי: כִּי-מָלְאָה הָאָרֶץ, דֵּעָה אֶת-יְהוָה, כַּמַּיִם, לַיָּם מְכַסִּים. {ס} 9
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain;
for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of The Eternal One, as the waters cover the sea. {S}

י וְהָיָה, בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא, שֹׁרֶשׁ יִשַׁי אֲשֶׁר עֹמֵד לְנֵס עַמִּים, אֵלָיו גּוֹיִם יִדְרֹשׁוּ; וְהָיְתָה מְנֻחָתוֹ, כָּבוֹד. {פ} 10
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the root of Jesse, that standeth for an ensign of the peoples, unto him shall the gatherings seek;
and his resting-place shall be glorious. {P}

יא וְהָיָה בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא, יוֹסִיף אֲדֹנָי שֵׁנִית יָדוֹ, לִקְנוֹת, אֶת-שְׁאָר עַמּוֹ–אֲשֶׁר יִשָּׁאֵר מֵאַשּׁוּר וּמִמִּצְרַיִם וּמִפַּתְרוֹס וּמִכּוּשׁ, וּמֵעֵילָם וּמִשִּׁנְעָר וּמֵחֲמָת, וּמֵאִיֵּי, הַיָּם. 11
And it shall come to pass in that day, that My Savior will set His hand again the second time to recover the remnant of His people, that shall remain from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.

יב וְנָשָׂא נֵס לַגּוֹיִם, וְאָסַף נִדְחֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל; וּנְפֻצוֹת יְהוּדָה יְקַבֵּץ, מֵאַרְבַּע כַּנְפוֹת הָאָרֶץ. 12
And He will set up an ensign for the gatherings, and will assemble the dispersed of Israel, and gather together the scattered of Judah from the four corners of the earth.

יג וְסָרָה קִנְאַת אֶפְרַיִם, וְצֹרְרֵי יְהוּדָה יִכָּרֵתוּ: אֶפְרַיִם לֹא-יְקַנֵּא אֶת-יְהוּדָה, וִיהוּדָה לֹא-יָצֹר אֶת-אֶפְרָיִם. 13
The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and they that harass Judah shall be cut off;
Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim.

יד וְעָפוּ בְכָתֵף פְּלִשְׁתִּים יָמָּה, יַחְדָּו יָבֹזּוּ אֶת-בְּנֵי-קֶדֶם; אֱדוֹם וּמוֹאָב מִשְׁלוֹחַ יָדָם, וּבְנֵי עַמּוֹן מִשְׁמַעְתָּם. 14
And they shall fly down upon the shoulder of the Philistines on the west;
together shall they spoil the sons of the east;
they shall put forth their hand upon Edom and Moab;
and the sons of Ammon shall obey them.

טו וְהֶחֱרִים יְהוָה, אֵת לְשׁוֹן יָם-מִצְרַיִם, וְהֵנִיף יָדוֹ עַל-הַנָּהָר, בַּעְיָם רוּחוֹ; וְהִכָּהוּ לְשִׁבְעָה נְחָלִים, וְהִדְרִיךְ בַּנְּעָלִים. 15
And The Eternal One will utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea;
and with His scorching wind will He shake His hand over the River, and will smite it into seven streams, and cause men to march over dry-shod.

טז וְהָיְתָה מְסִלָּה–לִשְׁאָר עַמּוֹ, אֲשֶׁר יִשָּׁאֵר מֵאַשּׁוּר: כַּאֲשֶׁר הָיְתָה לְיִשְׂרָאֵל, בְּיוֹם עֲלֹתוֹ מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם. 16
And there shall be a highway for the remnant of His people, that shall remain from Assyria, like as there was for Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.

Chapter 12 – א וְאָמַרְתָּ, בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא, אוֹדְךָ יְהוָה, כִּי אָנַפְתָּ בִּי; יָשֹׁב אַפְּךָ, וּתְנַחֲמֵנִי. 1
And in that day thou shalt say:
‘I will give thanks unto Thee, O Eternal;
for though Thou was angry with me, Thine anger is turned away, and Thou comfortest me.

ב הִנֵּה אֵל יְשׁוּעָתִי אֶבְטַח, וְלֹא אֶפְחָד: כִּי-עָזִּי וְזִמְרָת יָהּ יְהוָה, וַיְהִי-לִי לִישׁוּעָה. 2
Behold, the Savior is my yeshua;
I will trust, and will not be afraid;
for Yah The Eternal One is my strength and song;
and He is become my yeshua.’

ג וּשְׁאַבְתֶּם-מַיִם, בְּשָׂשׂוֹן, מִמַּעַיְנֵי, הַיְשׁוּעָה. 3
Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of yeshua.

ד וַאֲמַרְתֶּם בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא, הוֹדוּ לַיהוָה קִרְאוּ בִשְׁמוֹ, הוֹדִיעוּ בָעַמִּים, עֲלִילֹתָיו; הַזְכִּירוּ, כִּי נִשְׂגָּב שְׁמוֹ. 4
And in that day shall ye say:
‘Give thanks unto The Eternal One, proclaim His name, declare His doings among the peoples, make mention that His name is exalted.

ה זַמְּרוּ יְהוָה, כִּי גֵאוּת עָשָׂה; מידעת (מוּדַעַת) זֹאת, בְּכָל-הָאָרֶץ. 5
Sing unto The Eternal One;
for He hath done gloriously;
this is made known in all the earth.

ו צַהֲלִי וָרֹנִּי, יוֹשֶׁבֶת צִיּוֹן: כִּי-גָדוֹל בְּקִרְבֵּךְ, קְדוֹשׁ יִשְׂרָאֵל. {ס} 6
Cry aloud and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion, for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.’ {S}

Chapter 13 – א מַשָּׂא, בָּבֶל–אֲשֶׁר חָזָה, יְשַׁעְיָהוּ בֶּן-אָמוֹץ. 1
The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see.

ב עַל הַר-נִשְׁפֶּה שְׂאוּ-נֵס, הָרִימוּ קוֹל לָהֶם; הָנִיפוּ יָד, וְיָבֹאוּ פִּתְחֵי נְדִיבִים. 2
Set ye up an ensign upon the high mountain, lift up the voice unto them, wave the hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles.

ג אֲנִי צִוֵּיתִי, לִמְקֻדָּשָׁי; גַּם קָרָאתִי גִבּוֹרַי לְאַפִּי, עַלִּיזֵי גַּאֲוָתִי. 3
I have commanded My consecrated ones, yea, I have called My mighty ones for mine anger, even My proudly exulting ones.

ד קוֹל הָמוֹן בֶּהָרִים, דְּמוּת עַם-רָב; קוֹל שְׁאוֹן מַמְלְכוֹת גּוֹיִם, נֶאֱסָפִים–יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת, מְפַקֵּד צְבָא מִלְחָמָה. 4
Hark, a tumult in the mountains, like as of a great people!
Hark, the uproar of the kingdoms of the gatherings gathered together!
The Eternal One of hosts mustereth the host of the battle.

ה בָּאִים מֵאֶרֶץ מֶרְחָק, מִקְצֵה הַשָּׁמָיִם; יְהוָה וּכְלֵי זַעְמוֹ, לְחַבֵּל כָּל-הָאָרֶץ. {ס} 5
They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even The Eternal One, and the weapons of His indignation, to destroy the whole earth. {S}

ו הֵילִילוּ, כִּי קָרוֹב יוֹם יְהוָה; כְּשֹׁד, מִשַּׁדַּי יָבוֹא. 6
Howl ye;
for the day of The Eternal One is at hand;
as destruction from the Savior shall it come.

ז עַל-כֵּן, כָּל-יָדַיִם תִּרְפֶּינָה; וְכָל-לְבַב אֱנוֹשׁ, יִמָּס. 7
Therefore shall all hands be slack, and every heart of man shall melt.

ח וְנִבְהָלוּ–צִירִים וַחֲבָלִים יֹאחֵזוּן, כַּיּוֹלֵדָה יְחִילוּן; אִישׁ אֶל-רֵעֵהוּ יִתְמָהוּ, פְּנֵי לְהָבִים פְּנֵיהֶם. 8
And they shall be affrighted;
pangs and throes shall take hold of them;
they shall be in pain as a woman in travail;
they shall look aghast one at another;
their faces shall be faces of flame.

ט הִנֵּה יוֹם-יְהוָה בָּא, אַכְזָרִי וְעֶבְרָה וַחֲרוֹן אָף–לָשׂוּם הָאָרֶץ לְשַׁמָּה, וְחַטָּאֶיהָ יַשְׁמִיד מִמֶּנָּה. 9
Behold, the day of The Eternal One cometh, cruel, and full of wrath and fierce anger;
to make the earth a desolation, and to destroy the sinners thereof out of it,

י כִּי-כוֹכְבֵי הַשָּׁמַיִם וּכְסִילֵיהֶם, לֹא יָהֵלּוּ אוֹרָם; חָשַׁךְ הַשֶּׁמֶשׁ בְּצֵאתוֹ, וְיָרֵחַ לֹא-יַגִּיהַּ אוֹרוֹ. 10
For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light;
the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.

יא וּפָקַדְתִּי עַל-תֵּבֵל רָעָה, וְעַל-רְשָׁעִים עֲו‍ֹנָם; וְהִשְׁבַּתִּי גְּאוֹן זֵדִים, וְגַאֲוַת עָרִיצִים אַשְׁפִּיל. 11
And I will visit upon the world their evil, and upon the wicked their iniquity;
and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the tyrants.

יב אוֹקִיר אֱנוֹשׁ, מִפָּז; וְאָדָם, מִכֶּתֶם אוֹפִיר. 12
I will make man more rare than fine gold, even man than the pure gold of Ophir.

יג עַל-כֵּן שָׁמַיִם אַרְגִּיז, וְתִרְעַשׁ הָאָרֶץ מִמְּקוֹמָהּ–בְּעֶבְרַת יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת, וּבְיוֹם חֲרוֹן אַפּוֹ. 13
Therefore I will make the heavens to tremble, and the earth shall be shaken out of her place, for the wrath of The Eternal One of hosts, and for the day of His fierce anger.

יד וְהָיָה כִּצְבִי מֻדָּח, וּכְצֹאן וְאֵין מְקַבֵּץ: אִישׁ אֶל-עַמּוֹ יִפְנוּ, וְאִישׁ אֶל-אַרְצוֹ יָנוּסוּ. 14
And it shall come to pass, that as the chased gazelle, and as sheep that no man gathereth, they shall turn every man to his own people, and shall flee every man to his own land.

טו כָּל-הַנִּמְצָא, יִדָּקֵר; וְכָל-הַנִּסְפֶּה, יִפּוֹל בֶּחָרֶב. 15
Every one that is found shall be thrust through;
and every one that is caught shall fall by the sword.

טז וְעֹלְלֵיהֶם יְרֻטְּשׁוּ, לְעֵינֵיהֶם; יִשַּׁסּוּ, בָּתֵּיהֶם, וּנְשֵׁיהֶם, תשגלנה (תִּשָּׁכַבְנָה). 16
Their babes also shall be dashed in pieces before their eyes;
their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.

יז הִנְנִי מֵעִיר עֲלֵיהֶם, אֶת-מָדָי, אֲשֶׁר-כֶּסֶף לֹא יַחְשֹׁבוּ, וְזָהָב לֹא יַחְפְּצוּ-בוֹ. 17
Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, who shall not regard silver, and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.

יח וּקְשָׁתוֹת, נְעָרִים תְּרַטַּשְׁנָה: וּפְרִי-בֶטֶן לֹא יְרַחֵמוּ, עַל-בָּנִים לֹא-תָחוּס עֵינָם. 18
And their bows shall dash the young men in pieces;
and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb;
their eye shall not spare children.

יט וְהָיְתָה בָבֶל צְבִי מַמְלָכוֹת, תִּפְאֶרֶת גְּאוֹן כַּשְׂדִּים, כְּמַהְפֵּכַת אֱלֹהִים, אֶת-סְדֹם וְאֶת-עֲמֹרָה. 19
And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldeans’ pride, shall be as when the Savior overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.

כ לֹא-תֵשֵׁב לָנֶצַח, וְלֹא תִשְׁכֹּן עַד-דּוֹר וָדוֹר; וְלֹא-יַהֵל שָׁם עֲרָבִי, וְרֹעִים לֹא-יַרְבִּצוּ שָׁם. 20
It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation;
neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there;
neither shall the shepherds make their fold there.

כא וְרָבְצוּ-שָׁם צִיִּים, וּמָלְאוּ בָתֵּיהֶם אֹחִים; וְשָׁכְנוּ שָׁם בְּנוֹת יַעֲנָה, וּשְׂעִירִים יְרַקְּדוּ-שָׁם. 21
But wild-cats shall lie there;
and their houses shall be full of ferrets;
and ostriches shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there.

כב וְעָנָה אִיִּים בְּאַלְמְנוֹתָיו, וְתַנִּים בְּהֵיכְלֵי עֹנֶג; וְקָרוֹב לָבוֹא עִתָּהּ, וְיָמֶיהָ לֹא יִמָּשֵׁכוּ. 22
And jackals shall howl in their castles, and wild-dogs in the pleasant palaces;
and her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.

Chapter 14 – א כִּי יְרַחֵם יְהוָה אֶת-יַעֲקֹב, וּבָחַר עוֹד בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל, וְהִנִּיחָם, עַל-אַדְמָתָם; וְנִלְוָה הַגֵּר עֲלֵיהֶם, וְנִסְפְּחוּ עַל-בֵּית יַעֲקֹב. 1
For the Eternal will have compassion on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, and set them in their own land;
and the stranger shall join himself with them, and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob.

ב וּלְקָחוּם עַמִּים, וֶהֱבִיאוּם אֶל-מְקוֹמָם, וְהִתְנַחֲלוּם בֵּית-יִשְׂרָאֵל עַל אַדְמַת יְהוָה, לַעֲבָדִים וְלִשְׁפָחוֹת; וְהָיוּ שֹׁבִים לְשֹׁבֵיהֶם, וְרָדוּ בְּנֹגְשֵׂיהֶם. {ס} 2
And the peoples shall take them, and bring them to their place;
and the house of Israel shall possess them in the land of The Eternal One for servants and for handmaids;
and they shall take them captive, whose captives they were;
and they shall rule over their oppressors. {S}

ג וְהָיָה, בְּיוֹם הָנִיחַ יְהוָה לְךָ, מֵעָצְבְּךָ, וּמִרָגְזֶךָ–וּמִן-הָעֲבֹדָה הַקָּשָׁה, אֲשֶׁר עֻבַּד-בָּךְ. 3
And it shall come to pass in the day that The Eternal One shall give thee rest from thy travail, and from thy trouble, and from the hard service wherein thou wast made to serve,

ד וְנָשָׂאתָ הַמָּשָׁל הַזֶּה, עַל-מֶלֶךְ בָּבֶל–וְאָמָרְתָּ: אֵיךְ שָׁבַת נֹגֵשׂ, שָׁבְתָה מַדְהֵבָה. 4
that thou shalt take up this parable against the king of Babylon, and say:
How hath the oppressor ceased!
the exactress of gold ceased!

ה שָׁבַר יְהוָה, מַטֵּה רְשָׁעִים–שֵׁבֶט, מֹשְׁלִים. 5
The Eternal One hath broken the staff of the wicked, the sceptre of the rulers,

ו מַכֶּה עַמִּים בְּעֶבְרָה, מַכַּת בִּלְתִּי סָרָה; רֹדֶה בָאַף גּוֹיִם, מֻרְדָּף בְּלִי חָשָׂךְ. 6
That smote the peoples in wrath with an incessant stroke, that ruled the nations in anger, with a persecution that none restrained.

ז נָחָה שָׁקְטָה, כָּל-הָאָרֶץ; פָּצְחוּ, רִנָּה. 7
The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet;
they break forth into singing.

ח גַּם-בְּרוֹשִׁים שָׂמְחוּ לְךָ, אַרְזֵי לְבָנוֹן; מֵאָז שָׁכַבְתָּ, לֹא-יַעֲלֶה הַכֹּרֵת עָלֵינוּ. 8
Yea, the cypresses rejoice at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon:
‘Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up against us.’

ט שְׁאוֹל, מִתַּחַת רָגְזָה לְךָ–לִקְרַאת בּוֹאֶךָ; עוֹרֵר לְךָ רְפָאִים, כָּל-עַתּוּדֵי אָרֶץ–הֵקִים מִכִּסְאוֹתָם, כֹּל מַלְכֵי גוֹיִם. 9
The nether-world from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming;
the shades are stirred up for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth;
all the kings of the gatherings are raised up from their thrones.

י כֻּלָּם יַעֲנוּ, וְיֹאמְרוּ אֵלֶיךָ: גַּם-אַתָּה חֻלֵּיתָ כָמוֹנוּ, אֵלֵינוּ נִמְשָׁלְתָּ. 10
All they do answer and say unto thee:
‘Art thou also become weak as we?
Art thou become like unto us?

יא הוּרַד שְׁאוֹל גְּאוֹנֶךָ, הֶמְיַת נְבָלֶיךָ; תַּחְתֶּיךָ יֻצַּע רִמָּה, וּמְכַסֶּיךָ תּוֹלֵעָה. 11
Thy pomp is brought down to the nether-world, and the noise of thy psalteries;
the maggot is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee.’

יב אֵיךְ נָפַלְתָּ מִשָּׁמַיִם, הֵילֵל בֶּן-שָׁחַר; נִגְדַּעְתָּ לָאָרֶץ, חוֹלֵשׁ עַל-גּוֹיִם. 12
How art thou fallen from heaven, O day-star, son of the morning!
How art thou cut down to the ground, that didst cast lots over the gatherings!

יג וְאַתָּה אָמַרְתָּ בִלְבָבְךָ, הַשָּׁמַיִם אֶעֱלֶה–מִמַּעַל לְכוֹכְבֵי-אֵל, אָרִים כִּסְאִי; וְאֵשֵׁב בְּהַר-מוֹעֵד, בְּיַרְכְּתֵי צָפוֹן. 13
And thou saidst in thy heart:
‘I will ascend into heaven, above the stars of the Savior will I exalt my throne, and I will sit upon the mount of meeting, in the uttermost parts of the north;

יד אֶעֱלֶה, עַל-בָּמֳתֵי עָב; אֶדַּמֶּה, לְעֶלְיוֹן. 14
I will ascend above the heights of the clouds;
I will be like the Most High.’

טו אַךְ אֶל-שְׁאוֹל תּוּרָד, אֶל-יַרְכְּתֵי-בוֹר. 15
Yet thou shalt be brought down to the nether-world, to the uttermost parts of the pit.

טז רֹאֶיךָ אֵלֶיךָ יַשְׁגִּיחוּ, אֵלֶיךָ יִתְבּוֹנָנוּ: הֲזֶה הָאִישׁ מַרְגִּיז הָאָרֶץ, מַרְעִישׁ מַמְלָכוֹת. 16
They that saw thee do narrowly look upon thee, they gaze earnestly at thee:
‘Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;

יז שָׂם תֵּבֵל כַּמִּדְבָּר, וְעָרָיו הָרָס; אֲסִירָיו, לֹא-פָתַח בָּיְתָה. 17
That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof;
that opened not the house of his prisoners?’

יח כָּל-מַלְכֵי גוֹיִם, כֻּלָּם–שָׁכְבוּ בְכָבוֹד, אִישׁ בְּבֵיתוֹ. 18
All the kings of the gatherings, all of them, sleep in glory, every one in his own house.

יט וְאַתָּה הָשְׁלַכְתָּ מִקִּבְרְךָ, כְּנֵצֶר נִתְעָב–לְבֻשׁ הֲרֻגִים, מְטֹעֲנֵי חָרֶב; יוֹרְדֵי אֶל-אַבְנֵי-בוֹר, כְּפֶגֶר מוּבָס. 19
But thou art cast forth away from thy grave like an abhorred offshoot, in the raiment of the slain, that are thrust through with the sword, that go down to the pavement of the pit, as a carcass trodden under foot.

כ לֹא-תֵחַד אִתָּם בִּקְבוּרָה, כִּי-אַרְצְךָ שִׁחַתָּ עַמְּךָ הָרָגְתָּ; לֹא-יִקָּרֵא לְעוֹלָם, זֶרַע מְרֵעִים. 20
Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, thou hast slain thy people;
the seed of evil-doers shall not be named for ever.

כא הָכִינוּ לְבָנָיו מַטְבֵּחַ, בַּעֲו‍ֹן אֲבוֹתָם; בַּל-יָקֻמוּ וְיָרְשׁוּ אָרֶץ, וּמָלְאוּ פְנֵי-תֵבֵל עָרִים. 21
Prepare ye slaughter for his sons for the iniquity of their fathers;
that they rise not up, and possess the earth, and fill the face of the world with cities.

כב וְקַמְתִּי עֲלֵיהֶם, נְאֻם יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת; וְהִכְרַתִּי לְבָבֶל שֵׁם וּשְׁאָר, וְנִין וָנֶכֶד–נְאֻם-יְהוָה. 22
And I will rise up against them, saith The Eternal One of hosts, and cut off from Babylon name and remnant, and offshoot and offspring, saith The Eternal One.

כג וְשַׂמְתִּיהָ לְמוֹרַשׁ קִפֹּד, וְאַגְמֵי-מָיִם; וְטֵאטֵאתִיהָ בְּמַטְאֲטֵא הַשְׁמֵד, נְאֻם יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת. {ס} 23
I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water;
and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith The Eternal One of hosts. {S}

כד נִשְׁבַּע יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת, לֵאמֹר: אִם-לֹא כַּאֲשֶׁר דִּמִּיתִי, כֵּן הָיָתָה, וְכַאֲשֶׁר יָעַצְתִּי, הִיא תָקוּם. 24
The Eternal One of hosts hath sworn, saying:
Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass;
and as I have purposed, so shall it stand,

כה לִשְׁבֹּר אַשּׁוּר בְּאַרְצִי, וְעַל-הָרַי אֲבוּסֶנּוּ; וְסָר מֵעֲלֵיהֶם, עֻלּוֹ, וְסֻבֳּלוֹ, מֵעַל שִׁכְמוֹ יָסוּר. 25
That I will break Asshur in My land, and upon My mountains tread him under foot;
then shall his yoke depart from off them, and his burden depart from off their shoulder.

כו זֹאת הָעֵצָה הַיְּעוּצָה, עַל-כָּל-הָאָרֶץ; וְזֹאת הַיָּד הַנְּטוּיָה, עַל-כָּל-הַגּוֹיִם. 26
This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth;
and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all the gatherings.

כז כִּי-יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת יָעָץ, וּמִי יָפֵר; וְיָדוֹ הַנְּטוּיָה, וּמִי יְשִׁיבֶנָּה. {פ} 27
For The Eternal One of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it?
And His hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back? {P}

כח בִּשְׁנַת-מוֹת, הַמֶּלֶךְ אָחָז, הָיָה, הַמַּשָּׂא הַזֶּה. 28
In the year that king Ahaz died was this burden.

כט אַל-תִּשְׂמְחִי פְלֶשֶׁת כֻּלֵּךְ, כִּי נִשְׁבַּר שֵׁבֶט מַכֵּךְ: כִּי-מִשֹּׁרֶשׁ נָחָשׁ יֵצֵא צֶפַע, וּפִרְיוֹ שָׂרָף מְעוֹפֵף. 29
Rejoice not, O Philistia, all of thee, because the rod that smote thee is broken:
for out of the serpent’s root shall come forth a basilisk, and his fruit shall be a flying serpent.

ל וְרָעוּ בְּכוֹרֵי דַלִּים, וְאֶבְיוֹנִים לָבֶטַח יִרְבָּצוּ; וְהֵמַתִּי בָרָעָב שָׁרְשֵׁךְ, וּשְׁאֵרִיתֵךְ יַהֲרֹג. 30
And the first-born of the poor shall feed, and the needy shall lie down in safety;
and I will kill thy root with famine, and thy remnant shall be slain.

לא הֵילִילִי שַׁעַר זַעֲקִי-עִיר, נָמוֹג פְּלֶשֶׁת כֻּלֵּךְ: כִּי מִצָּפוֹן עָשָׁן בָּא, וְאֵין בּוֹדֵד בְּמוֹעָדָיו. 31
Howl, O gate;
cry, O city;
melt away, O Philistia, all of thee;
for there cometh a smoke out of the north, and there is no straggler in his ranks.

לב וּמַה-יַּעֲנֶה, מַלְאֲכֵי-גוֹי: כִּי יְהוָה יִסַּד צִיּוֹן, וּבָהּ יֶחֱסוּ עֲנִיֵּי עַמּוֹ. {פ} 32
What then shall one answer the messengers of the gathering?
That The Eternal One hath founded Zion, and in her shall the afflicted of His people take refuge. {P}

Chapter 15 – א מַשָּׂא, מוֹאָב: כִּי בְּלֵיל שֻׁדַּד עָר מוֹאָב, נִדְמָה–כִּי בְּלֵיל שֻׁדַּד קִיר-מוֹאָב, נִדְמָה. 1
The burden of Moab.
For in the night that Ar of Moab is laid waste, he is brought to ruin;
for in the night that Kir of Moab is laid waste, he is brought to ruin.

ב עָלָה הַבַּיִת וְדִיבֹן הַבָּמוֹת, לְבֶכִי: עַל-נְבוֹ וְעַל מֵידְבָא, מוֹאָב יְיֵלִיל–בְּכָל-רֹאשָׁיו קָרְחָה, כָּל-זָקָן גְּרוּעָה. 2
He is gone up to Baith, and to Dibon, to the high places, to weep;
upon Nebo, and upon Medeba, Moab howleth;
on all their heads is baldness, every beard is shaven.

ג בְּחוּצֹתָיו, חָגְרוּ שָׂק: עַל גַּגּוֹתֶיהָ וּבִרְחֹבֹתֶיהָ כֻּלֹּה יְיֵלִיל, יֹרֵד בַּבֶּכִי. 3
In their streets they gird themselves with sackcloth;
on their housetops, and in their broad places, every one howleth, weeping profusely.

ד וַתִּזְעַק חֶשְׁבּוֹן וְאֶלְעָלֵה, עַד-יַהַץ נִשְׁמַע קוֹלָם; עַל-כֵּן, חֲלֻצֵי מוֹאָב יָרִיעוּ–נַפְשׁוֹ, יָרְעָה לּוֹ. 4
And Heshbon crieth out, and Elealeh;
their voice is heard even unto Jahaz;
therefore the armed men of Moab cry aloud;
his soul is faint within him.

ה לִבִּי, לְמוֹאָב יִזְעָק, בְּרִיחֶהָ, עַד-צֹעַר עֶגְלַת שְׁלִשִׁיָּה: כִּי מַעֲלֵה הַלּוּחִית, בִּבְכִי יַעֲלֶה-בּוֹ–כִּי דֶּרֶךְ חוֹרֹנַיִם, זַעֲקַת-שֶׁבֶר יְעֹעֵרוּ. 5
My heart crieth out for Moab;
her fugitives reach unto Zoar, a heifer of three years old;
for by the ascent of Luhith with weeping they go up;
for in the way of Horonaim they raise up a cry of destruction.

ו כִּי-מֵי נִמְרִים, מְשַׁמּוֹת יִהְיוּ: כִּי-יָבֵשׁ חָצִיר כָּלָה דֶשֶׁא, יֶרֶק לֹא הָיָה. 6
For the Waters of Nimrim shall be desolate;
for the grass is withered away, the herbage faileth, there is no green thing.

ז עַל-כֵּן, יִתְרָה עָשָׂה; וּפְקֻדָּתָם–עַל נַחַל הָעֲרָבִים, יִשָּׂאוּם. 7
Therefore the abundance they have gotten, and that which they have laid up, shall they carry away to the brook of the willows.

ח כִּי-הִקִּיפָה הַזְּעָקָה, אֶת-גְּבוּל מוֹאָב, עַד-אֶגְלַיִם יִלְלָתָהּ, וּבְאֵר אֵילִים יִלְלָתָהּ. 8
For the cry is gone round about the borders of Moab;
the howling thereof unto Eglaim, and the howling thereof unto Beer-elim.

ט כִּי מֵי דִימוֹן מָלְאוּ דָם, כִּי-אָשִׁית עַל-דִּימוֹן נוֹסָפוֹת–לִפְלֵיטַת מוֹאָב אַרְיֵה, וְלִשְׁאֵרִית אֲדָמָה. 9
For the waters of Dimon are full of blood;
for I will bring yet more upon Dimon, a lion upon him that escapeth of Moab, and upon the remnant of the land.

Chapter 16 – א שִׁלְחוּ-כַר מֹשֵׁל-אֶרֶץ, מִסֶּלַע מִדְבָּרָה, אֶל-הַר, בַּת-צִיּוֹן. 1
Send ye the lambs for the ruler of the land from the crags that are toward the wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter of Zion.

ב וְהָיָה כְעוֹף-נוֹדֵד, קֵן מְשֻׁלָּח–תִּהְיֶינָה בְּנוֹת מוֹאָב, מַעְבָּרֹת לְאַרְנוֹן. 2
For it shall be that, as wandering birds, as a scattered nest, so shall the daughters of Moab be at the fords of Arnon.

ג הביאו (הָבִיאִי) עֵצָה עֲשׂוּ פְלִילָה, שִׁיתִי כַלַּיִל צִלֵּךְ בְּתוֹךְ צָהֳרָיִם; סַתְּרִי, נִדָּחִים–נֹדֵד, אַל-תְּגַלִּי. 3
‘Give counsel, execute justice;
make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday;
hide the outcasts;
betray not the fugitive.

ד יָגוּרוּ בָךְ נִדָּחַי, מוֹאָב הֱוִי-סֵתֶר לָמוֹ מִפְּנֵי שׁוֹדֵד: כִּי-אָפֵס הַמֵּץ כָּלָה שֹׁד, תַּמּוּ רֹמֵס מִן-הָאָרֶץ. {ס} 4
Let mine outcasts dwell with thee;
as for Moab, be thou a covert to him from the face of the spoiler.’
For the extortion is at an end, spoiling ceaseth, they that trampled down are consumed out of the land; {S}

ה וְהוּכַן בַּחֶסֶד כִּסֵּא, וְיָשַׁב עָלָיו בֶּאֱמֶת בְּאֹהֶל דָּוִד; שֹׁפֵט וְדֹרֵשׁ מִשְׁפָּט, וּמְהִר צֶדֶק. 5
And a throne is established through kindness, and there sitteth thereon in truth, in the tent of David, one that judgeth, and seeketh justice, and is ready in righteousness.

ו שָׁמַעְנוּ גְאוֹן-מוֹאָב, גֵּא מְאֹד: גַּאֲוָתוֹ וּגְאוֹנוֹ וְעֶבְרָתוֹ, לֹא-כֵן בַּדָּיו. 6
We have heard of the pride of Moab;
he is very proud;
even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his arrogancy, his ill-founded boastings.

ז לָכֵן, יְיֵלִיל מוֹאָב לְמוֹאָב–כֻּלֹּה יְיֵלִיל: לַאֲשִׁישֵׁי קִיר-חֲרֶשֶׂת תֶּהְגּוּ, אַךְ-נְכָאִים. 7
Therefore shall Moab wail for Moab, every one shall wail;
for the sweet cakes of Kir-hareseth shall ye mourn, sorely stricken.

ח כִּי שַׁדְמוֹת חֶשְׁבּוֹן אֻמְלָל גֶּפֶן שִׂבְמָה, בַּעֲלֵי גוֹיִם הָלְמוּ שְׂרוּקֶּיהָ–עַד-יַעְזֵר נָגָעוּ, תָּעוּ מִדְבָּר; שְׁלֻחוֹתֶיהָ, נִטְּשׁוּ עָבְרוּ יָם. 8
For the fields of Heshbon languish, and the vine of Sibmah, whose choice plants did overcome the lords of gatherings;
they reached even unto Jazer, they wandered into the wilderness;
her branches were spread abroad, they passed over the sea.

ט עַל-כֵּן אֶבְכֶּה בִּבְכִי יַעְזֵר, גֶּפֶן שִׂבְמָה, אֲרַיָּוֶךְ דִּמְעָתִי, חֶשְׁבּוֹן וְאֶלְעָלֵה: כִּי עַל-קֵיצֵךְ וְעַל-קְצִירֵךְ, הֵידָד נָפָל. 9
Therefore I will weep with the weeping of Jazer for the vine of Sibmah;
I will water thee with my tears, O Heshbon, and Elealeh;
for upon thy summer fruits and upon thy harvest the battle shout is fallen.

י וְנֶאֱסַף שִׂמְחָה וָגִיל מִן-הַכַּרְמֶל, וּבַכְּרָמִים לֹא-יְרֻנָּן לֹא יְרֹעָע; יַיִן, בַּיְקָבִים לֹא-יִדְרֹךְ הַדֹּרֵךְ–הֵידָד הִשְׁבַּתִּי. 10
And gladness and joy are taken away out of the fruitful field;
and in the vineyards there shall be no singing, neither shall there be shouting;
no treader shall tread out wine in the presses;
I have made the vintage shout to cease.

יא עַל-כֵּן מֵעַי לְמוֹאָב, כַּכִּנּוֹר יֶהֱמוּ; וְקִרְבִּי, לְקִיר חָרֶשׂ. 11
Wherefore my heart moaneth like a harp for Moab, and mine inward parts for Kir-heres.

יב וְהָיָה כִי-נִרְאָה כִּי-נִלְאָה מוֹאָב, עַל-הַבָּמָה; וּבָא אֶל-מִקְדָּשׁוֹ לְהִתְפַּלֵּל, וְלֹא יוּכָל. {ס} 12
And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moab hath wearied himself upon the high place, that he shall come to his sanctuary to pray;
but he shall not prevail. {S}

יג זֶה הַדָּבָר, אֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר יְהוָה אֶל-מוֹאָב–מֵאָז. 13
This is the word that The Eternal One spoke concerning Moab in time past.

יד וְעַתָּה, דִּבֶּר יְהוָה לֵאמֹר, בְּשָׁלֹשׁ שָׁנִים כִּשְׁנֵי שָׂכִיר, וְנִקְלָה כְּבוֹד מוֹאָב בְּכֹל הֶהָמוֹן הָרָב; וּשְׁאָר מְעַט מִזְעָר, לוֹא
כַבִּיר. {פ} 14
But now The Eternal One hath spoken, saying:
‘Within three years, as the years of a hireling, and the glory of Moab shall wax contemptible for all his great multitude;
and the remnant shall be very small and without strength.’ {P}

Chapter 17 – א מַשָּׂא, דַּמָּשֶׂק: הִנֵּה דַמֶּשֶׂק מוּסָר מֵעִיר, וְהָיְתָה מְעִי מַפָּלָה. 1
The burden of Damascus.
Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.

ב עֲזֻבוֹת, עָרֵי עֲרֹעֵר; לַעֲדָרִים תִּהְיֶינָה, וְרָבְצוּ וְאֵין מַחֲרִיד. 2
The cities of Aroer are forsaken;
they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid.

ג וְנִשְׁבַּת מִבְצָר מֵאֶפְרַיִם, וּמַמְלָכָה מִדַּמֶּשֶׂק וּשְׁאָר אֲרָם; כִּכְבוֹד בְּנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל יִהְיוּ, נְאֻם יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת. {פ} 3
The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus;
and the remnant of Aram shall be as the glory of the sons of Israel, saith The Eternal One of hosts. {P}

ד וְהָיָה בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא, יִדַּל כְּבוֹד יַעֲקֹב; וּמִשְׁמַן בְּשָׂרוֹ, יֵרָזֶה. 4
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean.

ה וְהָיָה, כֶּאֱסֹף קָצִיר קָמָה, וּזְרֹעוֹ, שִׁבֳּלִים יִקְצוֹר; וְהָיָה כִּמְלַקֵּט שִׁבֳּלִים, בְּעֵמֶק רְפָאִים. 5
And it shall be as when the harvestman gathereth the standing corn, and reapeth the ears with his arm;
yea, it shall be as when one gleaneth ears in the valley of Rephaim.

ו וְנִשְׁאַר-בּוֹ עוֹלֵלֹת כְּנֹקֶף זַיִת, שְׁנַיִם שְׁלֹשָׁה גַּרְגְּרִים בְּרֹאשׁ אָמִיר; אַרְבָּעָה חֲמִשָּׁה, בִּסְעִפֶיהָ פֹּרִיָּה–נְאֻם-יְהוָה, אֱלֹהֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל. 6
Yet there shall be left therein gleanings, as at the beating of an olive-tree, two or three berries in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the branches of the fruitful tree, saith The Eternal One, the the Savior of Israel.

ז בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא, יִשְׁעֶה הָאָדָם עַל-עֹשֵׂהוּ; וְעֵינָיו, אֶל-קְדוֹשׁ יִשְׂרָאֵל תִּרְאֶינָה. 7
In that day shall a man regard his Maker, and his eyes shall look to the Holy One of Israel.

ח וְלֹא יִשְׁעֶה, אֶל-הַמִּזְבְּחוֹת מַעֲשֵׂה יָדָיו; וַאֲשֶׁר עָשׂוּ אֶצְבְּעֹתָיו לֹא יִרְאֶה, וְהָאֲשֵׁרִים וְהָחַמָּנִים. {ס} 8
And he shall not regard the altars, the work of his hands, neither shall he look to that which his fingers have made, either the Asherim, or the sun-images. {S}

ט בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא יִהְיוּ עָרֵי מָעוּזּוֹ, כַּעֲזוּבַת הַחֹרֶשׁ וְהָאָמִיר, אֲשֶׁר עָזְבוּ, מִפְּנֵי בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל; וְהָיְתָה, שְׁמָמָה. 9
In that day shall his strong cities be as the forsaken places, which were forsaken from before the sons of Israel, after the manner of woods and lofty forests;
and it shall be a desolation.

י כִּי שָׁכַחַתְּ אֱלֹהֵי יִשְׁעֵךְ, וְצוּר מָעֻזֵּךְ לֹא זָכָרְתְּ; עַל-כֵּן, תִּטְּעִי נִטְעֵי נַעֲמָנִים, וּזְמֹרַת זָר, תִּזְרָעֶנּוּ. 10
For thou hast forgotten the the Savior of thy salvation, and thou hast not been mindful of the Rock of thy stronghold;
therefore thou didst plant plants of pleasantness, and didst set it with slips of a stranger;

יא בְּיוֹם נִטְעֵךְ תְּשַׂגְשֵׂגִי, וּבַבֹּקֶר זַרְעֵךְ תַּפְרִיחִי; נֵד קָצִיר בְּיוֹם נַחֲלָה, וּכְאֵב אָנוּשׁ. {ס} 11
In the day of thy planting thou didst make it to grow, and in the morning thou didst make thy seed to blossom–
a heap of boughs in the day of grief and of desperate pain. {S}

יב הוֹי, הֲמוֹן עַמִּים רַבִּים, כַּהֲמוֹת יַמִּים, יֶהֱמָיוּן; וּשְׁאוֹן לְאֻמִּים, כִּשְׁאוֹן מַיִם כַּבִּירִים יִשָּׁאוּן. 12
Ah, the uproar of many peoples, that roar like the roaring of the seas;
and the rushing of peoples, that rush like the rushing of mighty waters!

יג לְאֻמִּים, כִּשְׁאוֹן מַיִם רַבִּים יִשָּׁאוּן, וְגָעַר בּוֹ, וְנָס מִמֶּרְחָק; וְרֻדַּף, כְּמֹץ הָרִים לִפְנֵי-רוּחַ, וּכְגַלְגַּל, לִפְנֵי סוּפָה. 13
The peoples shall rush like the rushing of many waters;
but He shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like the whirling dust before the storm.

יד לְעֵת עֶרֶב וְהִנֵּה בַלָּהָה, בְּטֶרֶם בֹּקֶר אֵינֶנּוּ; זֶה חֵלֶק שׁוֹסֵינוּ, וְגוֹרָל לְבֹזְזֵינוּ. {פ} 14
At eventide behold terror;
and before the morning they are not.
This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot of them that rob us. {P}

Chapter 18 – א הוֹי אֶרֶץ, צִלְצַל כְּנָפָיִם, אֲשֶׁר מֵעֵבֶר, לְנַהֲרֵי-כוּשׁ. 1
Ah, land of the buzzing of wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia;

ב הַשֹּׁלֵחַ בַּיָּם צִירִים, וּבִכְלֵי-גֹמֶא עַל-פְּנֵי-מַיִם, לְכוּ מַלְאָכִים קַלִּים אֶל-גּוֹי מְמֻשָּׁךְ וּמוֹרָט, אֶל-עַם נוֹרָא מִן-הוּא וָהָלְאָה–גּוֹי קַו-קָו וּמְבוּסָה, אֲשֶׁר-בָּזְאוּ נְהָרִים אַרְצוֹ. 2
That sendeth ambassadors by the sea, and in vessels of papyrus upon the waters!
Go, ye swift messengers, to a gathering scattered and independent, to a people terrible from their beginning onward;
a nation that is sturdy and treadeth down, whose land the rivers divide!

ג כָּל-יֹשְׁבֵי תֵבֵל, וְשֹׁכְנֵי אָרֶץ, כִּנְשֹׂא-נֵס הָרִים תִּרְאוּ, וְכִתְקֹעַ שׁוֹפָר תִּשְׁמָעוּ. {ס} 3
All ye inhabitants of the world, and ye dwellers on the earth, when an ensign is lifted up on the mountains, see ye;
and when the horn is blown, hear ye. {S}

ד כִּי כֹה אָמַר יְהוָה אֵלַי, אשקוטה (אֶשְׁקֳטָה) וְאַבִּיטָה בִמְכוֹנִי, כְּחֹם צַח עֲלֵי-אוֹר, כְּעָב טַל בְּחֹם קָצִיר. 4
For thus hath The Eternal One said unto me:
I will hold Me still, and I will look on in My dwelling-place, like clear heat in sunshine, like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.

ה כִּי-לִפְנֵי קָצִיר כְּתָם-פֶּרַח, וּבֹסֶר גֹּמֵל יִהְיֶה נִצָּה; וְכָרַת הַזַּלְזַלִּים בַּמַּזְמֵרוֹת, וְאֶת-הַנְּטִישׁוֹת הֵסִיר הֵתַז. 5
For before the harvest, when the blossom is over, and the bud becometh a ripening grape, He will cut off the sprigs with pruning-hooks, and the shoots will He take away and lop off.

ו יֵעָזְבוּ יַחְדָּו לְעֵיט הָרִים, וּלְבֶהֱמַת הָאָרֶץ; וְקָץ עָלָיו הָעַיִט, וְכָל-בֶּהֱמַת הָאָרֶץ עָלָיו תֶּחֱרָף. {ס} 6
They shall be left together unto the ravenous birds of the mountains, and to the beasts of the earth;
and the ravenous birds shall summer upon them, and all the beasts of the earth shall winter upon them. {S}

ז בָּעֵת הַהִיא יוּבַל-שַׁי לַיהוָה צְבָאוֹת, עַם מְמֻשָּׁךְ וּמוֹרָט, וּמֵעַם נוֹרָא, מִן-הוּא וָהָלְאָה; גּוֹי קַו-קָו וּמְבוּסָה, אֲשֶׁר בָּזְאוּ נְהָרִים אַרְצוֹ, אֶל-מְקוֹם שֵׁם-יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת, הַר-צִיּוֹן. {פ} 7
In that time shall a present be brought unto The Eternal One of hosts of a people scattered and independent, and from a people terrible from their beginning onward;
a gathering that is connected and trampling, whose land the rivers divide, to the place of the name of The Eternal One of hosts, the mount Zion. {P}

Chapter 19 – א מַשָּׂא, מִצְרָיִם: הִנֵּה יְהוָה רֹכֵב עַל-עָב קַל, וּבָא מִצְרַיִם, וְנָעוּ אֱלִילֵי מִצְרַיִם מִפָּנָיו, וּלְבַב מִצְרַיִם יִמַּס בְּקִרְבּוֹ. 1
The burden of Egypt.
Behold, The Eternal One rideth upon a swift cloud, and cometh unto Egypt;
and the idols of Egypt shall be moved at His presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt within it.

ב וְסִכְסַכְתִּי מִצְרַיִם בְּמִצְרַיִם, וְנִלְחֲמוּ אִישׁ-בְּאָחִיו וְאִישׁ בְּרֵעֵהוּ, עִיר בְּעִיר, מַמְלָכָה בְּמַמְלָכָה. 2
And I will spur Egypt against Egypt;
and they shall fight every one against his brother, and everyone against his neighbour;
city against city, and kingdom against kingdom.

ג וְנָבְקָה רוּחַ-מִצְרַיִם בְּקִרְבּוֹ, וַעֲצָתוֹ אֲבַלֵּעַ; וְדָרְשׁוּ אֶל-הָאֱלִילִים וְאֶל-הָאִטִּים, וְאֶל-הָאֹבוֹת וְאֶל-הַיִּדְּעֹנִים. 3
And the spirit of Egypt shall be made empty within it;
and I will make void the counsel thereof;
and they shall seek unto the idols, and to the whisperers, and to the ghosts, and to the familiar spirits.

ד וְסִכַּרְתִּי, אֶת-מִצְרַיִם, בְּיַד, אֲדֹנִים קָשֶׁה; וּמֶלֶךְ עַז יִמְשָׁל-בָּם, נְאֻם הָאָדוֹן יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת. 4
And I will give over the Egyptians into the hand of cruel masters;
and a fierce king shall rule over them, saith the Master, The Eternal One of hosts.

ה וְנִשְּׁתוּ-מַיִם, מֵהַיָּם; וְנָהָר, יֶחֱרַב וְיָבֵשׁ. 5
And the waters shall fail from the sea, and the river shall be drained dry,

ו וְהֶאֶזְנִיחוּ נְהָרוֹת, דָּלְלוּ וְחָרְבוּ יְאֹרֵי מָצוֹר; קָנֶה וָסוּף, קָמֵלוּ. 6
And the rivers shall become foul;
the streams of Egypt shall be minished and dried up;
the reeds and flags shall wither.

ז עָרוֹת עַל-יְאוֹר, עַל-פִּי יְאוֹר; וְכֹל מִזְרַע יְאוֹר, יִיבַשׁ נִדַּף וְאֵינֶנּוּ. 7
The mosses by the Nile, by the brink of the Nile, and all that is sown by the Nile, shall become dry, be driven away, and be no more.

ח וְאָנוּ, הַדַּיָּגִים, וְאָבְלוּ, כָּל-מַשְׁלִיכֵי בַיְאוֹר חַכָּה; וּפֹרְשֵׂי מִכְמֹרֶת עַל-פְּנֵי-מַיִם, אֻמְלָלוּ. 8
The fishers also shall lament, and all they that cast angle into the Nile shall mourn, and they that spread nets upon the waters shall languish.

ט וּבֹשׁוּ עֹבְדֵי פִשְׁתִּים, שְׂרִיקוֹת; וְאֹרְגִים, חוֹרָי. 9
Moreover they that work in combed flax, and they that weave cotton, shall be ashamed.

י וְהָיוּ שָׁתֹתֶיהָ, מְדֻכָּאִים; כָּל-עֹשֵׂי שֶׂכֶר, אַגְמֵי-נָפֶשׁ. 10
And her foundations shall be crushed, all they that make dams shall be grieved in soul.

יא אַךְ-אֱוִלִים, שָׂרֵי צֹעַן, חַכְמֵי יֹעֲצֵי פַרְעֹה, עֵצָה נִבְעָרָה; אֵיךְ תֹּאמְרוּ אֶל-פַּרְעֹה, בֶּן-חֲכָמִים אֲנִי בֶּן-מַלְכֵי-קֶדֶם. 11
The princes of Zoan are utter fools;
the wisest counsellors of Pharaoh are a senseless counsel;
how can ye say unto Pharaoh:
‘I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings’?

יב אַיָּם אֵפוֹא חֲכָמֶיךָ, וְיַגִּידוּ נָא לָךְ; וְיֵדְעוּ, מַה-יָּעַץ יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת עַל-מִצְרָיִם. 12
Where are they, then, thy wise men?
And let them tell thee now;
and let them know what The Eternal One of hosts hath purposed concerning Egypt.

יג נוֹאֲלוּ שָׂרֵי צֹעַן, נִשְּׁאוּ שָׂרֵי נֹף; הִתְעוּ אֶת-מִצְרַיִם, פִּנַּת שְׁבָטֶיהָ. 13
The princes of Zoan are become fools, the princes of Noph are deceived;
they have caused Egypt to go astray, that are the corner-stone of her tribes.

יד יְהוָה מָסַךְ בְּקִרְבָּהּ, רוּחַ עִוְעִים; וְהִתְעוּ אֶת-מִצְרַיִם בְּכָל-מַעֲשֵׂהוּ, כְּהִתָּעוֹת שִׁכּוֹר בְּקִיאוֹ. 14
The Eternal One hath mingled within her a spirit of dizziness;
and they have caused Egypt to stagger in every work thereof, as a drunken man staggereth in his vomit.

טו וְלֹא-יִהְיֶה לְמִצְרַיִם, מַעֲשֶׂה, אֲשֶׁר יַעֲשֶׂה רֹאשׁ וְזָנָב, כִּפָּה וְאַגְמוֹן. 15
Neither shall there be for Egypt any work, which head or tail, palm-branch or rush, may do.

טז בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא, יִהְיֶה מִצְרַיִם כַּנָּשִׁים; וְחָרַד וּפָחַד, מִפְּנֵי תְּנוּפַת יַד-יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת, אֲשֶׁר-הוּא, מֵנִיף עָלָיו. 16
In that day shall Egypt be like unto women;
and it shall tremble and fear because of the shaking of the hand of The Eternal One of hosts, which He shaketh over it.

יז וְהָיְתָה אַדְמַת יְהוּדָה לְמִצְרַיִם, לְחָגָּא, כֹּל אֲשֶׁר יַזְכִּיר אֹתָהּ אֵלָיו, יִפְחָד–מִפְּנֵי, עֲצַת יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת, אֲשֶׁר-הוּא, יוֹעֵץ עָלָיו. {ס} 17
And the land of Judah shall become a terror unto Egypt, whensoever one maketh mention thereof to it;
it shall be afraid, because of the purpose of The Eternal One of hosts, which He purposeth against it. {S}

יח בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא יִהְיוּ חָמֵשׁ עָרִים בְּאֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם, מְדַבְּרוֹת שְׂפַת כְּנַעַן, וְנִשְׁבָּעוֹת, לַיהוָה צְבָאוֹת: עִיר הַהֶרֶס, יֵאָמֵר לְאֶחָת.
{ס}
18 In that day there shall be five cities in the land of Egypt that speak the language of Canaan, and swear to The Eternal One of hosts;
one shall be called the city of destruction. {S}

יט בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא, יִהְיֶה מִזְבֵּחַ לַיהוָה, בְּתוֹךְ, אֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם; וּמַצֵּבָה אֵצֶל-גְּבוּלָהּ, לַיהוָה. 19
In that day shall there be an altar to The Eternal One in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to The Eternal One.

כ וְהָיָה לְאוֹת וּלְעֵד לַיהוָה צְבָאוֹת, בְּאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם: כִּי-יִצְעֲקוּ אֶל-יְהוָה מִפְּנֵי לֹחֲצִים, וְיִשְׁלַח לָהֶם מוֹשִׁיעַ וָרָב וְהִצִּילָם. 20
And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto The Eternal One of hosts in the land of Egypt;
for they shall cry unto The Eternal One because of the oppressors, and He will send them a saviour, and a defender, who will deliver them.

כא וְנוֹדַע יְהוָה לְמִצְרַיִם, וְיָדְעוּ מִצְרַיִם אֶת-יְהוָה בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא; וְעָבְדוּ זֶבַח וּמִנְחָה, וְנָדְרוּ-נֵדֶר לַיהוָה וְשִׁלֵּמוּ. 21
And The Eternal One shall make Himself known to Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know The Eternal One in that day;
yea, they shall worship with sacrifice and offering, and shall vow a vow unto The Eternal One, and shall perform it.

כב וְנָגַף יְהוָה אֶת-מִצְרַיִם, נָגֹף וְרָפוֹא; וְשָׁבוּ, עַד-יְהוָה, וְנֶעְתַּר לָהֶם, וּרְפָאָם. {ס} 22
And The Eternal One will smite Egypt, smiting and healing;
and they shall return unto The Eternal One, and He will be entreated of them, and will heal them. {S}

כג בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא, תִּהְיֶה מְסִלָּה מִמִּצְרַיִם אַשּׁוּרָה, וּבָא-אַשּׁוּר בְּמִצְרַיִם, וּמ
ִצְרַיִם בְּאַשּׁוּר; וְעָבְדוּ מִצְרַיִם, אֶת-אַשּׁוּר. {ס} 23
In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria;
and the Egyptians shall worship with the Assyrians. {S}

כד בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא, יִהְיֶה יִשְׂרָאֵל שְׁלִישִׁיָּה, לְמִצְרַיִם, וּלְאַשּׁוּר: בְּרָכָה, בְּקֶרֶב הָאָרֶץ. 24
In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the earth;

כה אֲשֶׁר בֵּרְכוֹ יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת, לֵאמֹר: בָּרוּךְ עַמִּי מִצְרַיִם, וּמַעֲשֵׂה יָדַי אַשּׁוּר, וְנַחֲלָתִי, יִשְׂרָאֵל. {ס} 25
for that The Eternal One of hosts hath blessed him, saying:
‘Blessed be Egypt My people and Assyria the work of My hands, and Israel Mine inheritance.’ {S}

Chapter 20 – א בִּשְׁנַת בֹּא תַרְתָּן, אַשְׁדּוֹדָה, בִּשְׁלֹחַ אֹתוֹ, סַרְגוֹן מֶלֶךְ אַשּׁוּר; וַיִּלָּחֶם בְּאַשְׁדּוֹד, וַיִּלְכְּדָהּ. 1
In the year that Tartan came into Ashdod, when Sargon the king of Assyria sent him, and he fought against Ashdod and took it;

ב בָּעֵת הַהִיא, דִּבֶּר יְהוָה בְּיַד יְשַׁעְיָהוּ בֶן-אָמוֹץ לֵאמֹר, לֵךְ וּפִתַּחְתָּ הַשַּׂק מֵעַל מָתְנֶיךָ, וְנַעַלְךָ תַחֲלֹץ מֵעַל רַגְלֶךָ; וַיַּעַשׂ כֵּן, הָלֹךְ עָרוֹם וְיָחֵף. {ס} 2
at that time The Eternal One spoke by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying:
‘Go, and loose the sackcloth from off thy loins, and put thy shoe from off thy foot.’
And he did so, walking naked and barefoot. {S}

ג וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה, כַּאֲשֶׁר הָלַךְ עַבְדִּי יְשַׁעְיָהוּ עָרוֹם וְיָחֵף–שָׁלֹשׁ שָׁנִים אוֹת וּמוֹפֵת, עַל-מִצְרַיִם וְעַל-כּוּשׁ. 3
And The Eternal One said:
‘Like as My servant Isaiah hath walked naked and barefoot to be for three years a sign and a wonder upon Egypt and upon Ethiopia,

ד כֵּן יִנְהַג מֶלֶךְ-אַשּׁוּר אֶת-שְׁבִי מִצְרַיִם וְאֶת-גָּלוּת כּוּשׁ, נְעָרִים וּזְקֵנִים–עָרוֹם וְיָחֵף; וַחֲשׂוּפַי שֵׁת, עֶרְוַת מִצְרָיִם. 4
so shall the king of Assyria lead away the captives of Egypt, and the exiles of Ethiopia, young and old, naked and barefoot, and with buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.

ה וְחַתּוּ, וָבֹשׁוּ–מִכּוּשׁ, מַבָּטָם, וּמִן-מִצְרַיִם, תִּפְאַרְתָּם. 5
And they shall be dismayed and ashamed, because of Ethiopia their expectation, and of Egypt their glory.

ו וְאָמַר יֹשֵׁב הָאִי הַזֶּה, בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא, הִנֵּה-כֹה מַבָּטֵנוּ אֲשֶׁר-נַסְנוּ שָׁם לְעֶזְרָה, לְהִנָּצֵל מִפְּנֵי מֶלֶךְ אַשּׁוּר; וְאֵיךְ, נִמָּלֵט אֲנָחְנוּ. {פ} 6
And the inhabitant of this coast-land shall say in that day:
Behold, such is our expectation, whither we fled for help to be delivered from the king of Assyria;
and how shall we escape?’ {P}

Chapter 21 – א מַשָּׂא, מִדְבַּר-יָם: כְּסוּפוֹת בַּנֶּגֶב, לַחֲלֹף, מִמִּדְבָּר בָּא, מֵאֶרֶץ נוֹרָאָה. 1
The burden of the wilderness of the sea.
As whirlwinds in the South sweeping on, it cometh from the wilderness, from a dreadful land.

ב חָזוּת קָשָׁה, הֻגַּד-לִי: הַבּוֹגֵד בּוֹגֵד, וְהַשּׁוֹדֵד שׁוֹדֵד, עֲלִי עֵילָם צוּרִי מָדַי, כָּל-אַנְחָתָה הִשְׁבַּתִּי. 2
A grievous vision is declared unto me:
‘The treacherous dealer dealeth treacherously, and the spoiler spoileth.
Go up, O Elam!
besiege, O Media!
All the sighing thereof have I made to cease.’

ג עַל-כֵּן, מָלְאוּ מָתְנַי חַלְחָלָה–צִירִים אֲחָזוּנִי, כְּצִירֵי יוֹלֵדָה; נַעֲוֵיתִי מִשְּׁמֹעַ, נִבְהַלְתִּי מֵרְאוֹת. 3
Therefore are my loins filled with convulsion;
pangs have taken hold upon me, as the pangs of a woman in travail;
I am bent so that I cannot hear;
I am affrighted so that I cannot see.

ד תָּעָה לְבָבִי, פַּלָּצוּת בִּעֲתָתְנִי; אֵת נֶשֶׁף חִשְׁקִי, שָׂם לִי לַחֲרָדָה. 4
My heart is bewildered, terror hath overwhelmed me;
the twilight that I longed for hath been turned for me into trembling.

ה עָרֹךְ הַשֻּׁלְחָן צָפֹה הַצָּפִית, אָכוֹל שָׁתֹה; קוּמוּ הַשָּׂרִים, מִשְׁחוּ מָגֵן. {ס} 5
They prepare the table, they light the lamps, they eat, they drink–
‘Rise up, ye princes, anoint the shield.’ {S}

ו כִּי כֹה אָמַר אֵלַי, אֲדֹנָי: לֵךְ הַעֲמֵד הַמְצַפֶּה, אֲשֶׁר יִרְאֶה יַגִּיד. 6
For thus hath My Savior said unto me:
Go, set a watchman;
let him declare what he seeth!

ז וְרָאָה רֶכֶב, צֶמֶד פָּרָשִׁים–רֶכֶב חֲמוֹר, רֶכֶב גָּמָל; וְהִקְשִׁיב קֶשֶׁב, רַב-קָשֶׁב. 7
And when he seeth a troop, horsemen by pairs, a troop of asses, a troop of camels, he shall hearken diligently with much heed.

ח וַיִּקְרָא, אַרְיֵה–עַל-מִצְפֶּה אֲדֹנָי, אָנֹכִי עֹמֵד תָּמִיד יוֹמָם, וְעַל-מִשְׁמַרְתִּי, אָנֹכִי נִצָּב כָּל-הַלֵּילוֹת. 8
And he cried as a lion:
‘Upon the watch-tower, My Savior, I stand continually in the daytime, and I am set in my ward all the nights.’

ט וְהִנֵּה-זֶה בָא רֶכֶב אִישׁ, צֶמֶד פָּרָשִׁים; וַיַּעַן וַיֹּאמֶר, נָפְלָה נָפְלָה בָּבֶל, וְכָל-פְּסִילֵי אֱלֹהֶיהָ, שִׁבַּר לָאָרֶץ. 9
And, behold, there came a troop of men, horsemen by pairs.
And he spoke and said:
‘Fallen, fallen is Babylon;
and all the graven images of her mighty ones are broken unto the ground.’

י מְדֻשָׁתִי, וּבֶן-גָּרְנִי: אֲשֶׁר שָׁמַעְתִּי, מֵאֵת יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת אֱלֹהֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל–הִגַּדְתִּי לָכֶם. {פ} 10
O thou my threshing, and the winnowing of my floor, that which I have heard from The Eternal One of hosts, the Savior of Israel, have I declared unto you. {P}

יא מַשָּׂא, דּוּמָה: אֵלַי, קֹרֵא מִשֵּׂעִיר, שֹׁמֵר מַה-מִּלַּיְלָה, שֹׁמֵר מַה-מִּלֵּיל. 11
The burden of Dumah.
One calleth unto me out of Seir:
‘Watchman, what of the night?
Watchman, what of the night?’

יב אָמַר שֹׁמֵר, אָתָה בֹקֶר וְגַם-לָיְלָה; אִם-תִּבְעָיוּן בְּעָיוּ, שֻׁבוּ אֵתָיוּ. {פ} 12
The watchman said:
‘The morning cometh, and also the night–
if ye will inquire, inquire ye;
return, come.’ {P}

יג מַשָּׂא, בַּעְרָב: בַּיַּעַר בַּעְרַב תָּלִינוּ, אֹרְחוֹת דְּדָנִים. 13
The burden upon Arabia.
In the thickets in Arabia shall ye lodge, O ye caravans of Dedanites.

יד לִקְרַאת צָמֵא, הֵתָיוּ מָיִם; יֹשְׁבֵי אֶרֶץ תֵּימָא, בְּלַחְמוֹ קִדְּמוּ נֹדֵד. 14
Unto him that is thirsty bring ye water!
The inhabitants of the land of Tema did meet the fugitive with his bread.

טו כִּי-מִפְּנֵי חֲרָבוֹת, נָדָדוּ; מִפְּנֵי חֶרֶב נְטוּשָׁה, וּמִפְּנֵי קֶשֶׁת דְּרוּכָה, וּמִפְּנֵי, כֹּבֶד מִלְחָמָה. {ס} 15
For they fled away from the swords, from the drawn sword, and from the bent bow, and from the grievousness of war. {S}

טז כִּי-כֹה אָמַר אֲדֹנָי, אֵלָי: בְּעוֹד שָׁנָה כִּשְׁנֵי שָׂכִיר, וְכָלָה כָּל-כְּבוֹד קֵדָר. 16
For thus hath My Savior said unto me:
‘Within a year, according to the years of a hireling, and all the glory of Kedar shall fail;

יז וּשְׁאָר מִסְפַּר-קֶשֶׁת גִּבּוֹרֵי בְנֵי-קֵדָר, יִמְעָטוּ: כִּי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל, דִּבֵּר. {ס} 17
and the residue of the number of the archers, the mighty men of the sons of Kedar, shall be diminished;
for The Eternal One, the the Savior of Israel, hath spoken it.’ {S}

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