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To Our Forefathers Yisrael
1 The vision of Yeshayahu the son of Amotz, which he saw concerning Yahudah and Yahrushalayim in the yamim of Uziyahu, Yotam, Achaz and Hizqiyahu, melechim of Yahudah.
2 Hear, O shamayim and listen, O earth: for YHUH has spoken, I have nourished and brought up children and they have rebelled against Me.
3 The ox knows his owner and the donkey his master's crib: but Yisrael does not know Me, My people have not understood Me.
4 Oy sinful nation, a people loaded with iniquity, a zera of evildoers, children that are corrupt: they have forsaken YHUH, they have provoked the Kadosh-One of Yisrael to anger and they have gone backwards.
5 Why should you be beaten anymore? Yet you will continue in apostasy: the whole head is sick and the whole lev is faint.
6 From the sole of the foot even to the head there is no soundness; but wounds and bruises and open sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither soothed with ointment.
7 Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, foreigners devour it in your presence and it is desolate, foreigners overthrow it.
8 And the daughter of Tzion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a hut in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.
9 Except YHUH Tzevaot had left to us a very small remnant, we would have become just like Sedom and we would have been just like Amorah.
10 Hear The Word of YHUH, you rulers of Sedom; give ear to the Torah of our Ahlohim, you people of Amorah.
11 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices to Me? Says YHUH: I AM full of the burnt offerings of rams and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the dahm of bulls, or of lambs, or of goats.
12 When you come to appear before Me, who has required this at your hand, to trample My courts?
13 Bring no more vain offerings; incense is an abomination to Me; the so called moons and The Shabbats, the calling of miqra kedoshim, I cannot put up with; it is iniquity, even the kadosh meetings.
14 Your new moons and your moadeem My being hates: they are a trouble to Me; I AM weary of bearing them.
15 And when you spread forth your hands, I will hide My eyes from you: even though you make many tefillot, I will not hear: your hands are full of dahm.
16 Wash yourself and make yourself clean; put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes; cease to do evil;
17 Learn to do tov; seek mishpat, relieve the oppressed, defend the fatherless and plead for the widow.
18 Come now and let us reason together, says YHUH: though your sins are as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
19 If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the tov of the land:
20 But if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of YHUH has spoken it.
21 How is it that the faithful city became a harlot! It was full of mishpat; tzedakah lodged in it; but now murderers.
22 Your silver has become dross, your wine mixed with mayim:
23 Your rulers are rebellious and are companions of thieves: everyone loves bribes and follows after rewards: they do not defend the fatherless, neither does the cause of the widow concern them.
24 Therefore says The Master,YHUH Tzevaot, the Mighty One of Yisrael, Ah; I will be eased from My adversaries and avenged of My enemies:
25 And I will turn My hand against you and purge away the dross of your rebellious men and take away all your sin:
26 And I will restore your shophtim as at the first and your counselors as at the beginning: afterward you shall be called, The City of Tzedakah, the faithful city.
27 Tzion shall be redeemed with mishpat and her restored ones with tzedakah.
28 And the destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners shall be together and also they that forsake YHUH shall be consumed.
29 For they shall be ashamed about the oak eytzim which they have desired, and you shall be embarrassed because of the gardens that you have chosen.
30 For you shall be as an oak whose leaf fades and as a garden that has no mayim.
31 And the strong shall be for cotton and his work as a spark and they shall both burn together and there shall be none to extinguish it.
2 The Word that Yeshayahu the son of Amotz saw concerning Yahudah and Yahrushalayim.
2 And it shall come to pass in the yamim acharonim, that the har of YHUH 's Bayit shall be established on the top of the mountains and shall be exalted above the hills; and all goyim shall flow to it .
3 And many goyim shall go and say, Come and let us make aliyah to the har of YHUH, to the Bayit of the Ahlohim of Yaakov; and He will teach us His halachot and we will have our halacha in His paths: for out of Tzion shall go forth the Torah and The Word of YHUH from Yahrushalayim.
4 And He shall be a shofet between the goyim, and shall rebuke many peoples: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.
5 O Beit Yaakov, come and let us have our halacha in The Ohr of YHUH.
6 Therefore You have forsaken Your people Beit Yaakov, because they are self-satisfied like the old yamim and practice magic like the Plishtim and they please themselves with the children of foreigners.
7 Their land also is full of silver and gold, neither is there any end of their treasures; their land is also full of horses, neither is there any end of their mirkavot:
8 Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made:
9 And the humble bows down and the great man humbles himself: You do not forgive them.
10 Enter into the rock and hide in the dust, for the fear of YHUH and for the tifereth of His excellence.
11 The proud looks of man shall be humbled and the pride of men shall be brought down and YHUH alone shall be exalted in that yom.
12 For Yom YHUH Tzevaot shall be upon everyone that is proud and lofty and upon everyone that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low:
13 And upon all the cedars of Levanon, that are high and lifted up and upon all the oaks of Bashan,
14 And upon all the high mountains and upon all the hills that are lifted up,
15 And upon every high tower and upon every fortified wall,
16 And upon all the ships of Tarshish and upon all desirable sights.
17 And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down and the pride of men shall be brought low: and YHUH alone shall be exalted in that yom.
18 And the idols He shall utterly abolish.
19 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks and into the caves of the earth, for the fear of YHUH and for the tifereth of His excellence, when He arises to shake the earth mightily.
20 In that yom a man shall cast his idols of silver and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats;
21 To go into the clefts of the rocks and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for the fear of YHUH and for the tifereth of His excellence, when He arises to shake the earth mightily.
22 Cease from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for he doesn’t count for much, does he?
3 For, see, The Master, YHUH Tzevaot, He takes away from Yahrushalayim and from Yahudah the stock and the store, the whole supply of lechem and the whole supply of mayim,
2 The mighty man and the man of war, the shophet and the navi and the diviner and the elder,
3 The captain of fifty and the honorable man and the counselor and the skilled craftsman and the expert enchanter.
4 And I will give children to be their rulers and babies shall rule over them.
5 And the people shall be oppressed, each one by another and each one by his neighbor: the child shall behave himself proudly against the zachan and the am ha-aretz against the honorable men.
6 When a man shall take hold of his brother of the bayit of his abba, saying, You have clothing, be our ruler and let this ruin be your responsibility:
7 In that yom shall he swear, saying, I am not a healer; for in my bayit is neither lechem nor clothing: do not make me a ruler of the people.
8 For Yahrushalayim is ruined and Yahudah has fallen: because their tongue and their doings are against YHUH, to provoke the eyes of His tifereth.
9 The look of their faces does witness against them; and they display their sin as Sedom, they do not hide it. Woe to their being! For they have brought evil on themselves.
10 Say you to the tzadik that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.
11 Woe to the wicked! There shall be evil with him: for the bribe of his hands shall be given to him.
12 As for My people, children are their oppressors and women rule over them. O My people, those who lead you cause you to go astray and destroy the derech of your paths.
13 YHUH stands up to plead and stands to judge the people.
14 YHUH will enter into mishpat with the zechanim of His people and its rulers: for you have eaten up the vineyard; the plunder of the poor is in your houses.
15 What do you mean when you beat My people to pieces and shame the faces of the poor? Says The Master YHUH Tzevaot.
16 Moreover YHUH says, Because the daughters of Tzion are haughty and have their walk with stretched forth necks and seductive eyes, walking and mincing as they go and making a jingling with their anklets:
17 Therefore YHUH will smite the daughters of Tzion with a scab on the keter of their heads and YHUH will expose their nakedness.
18 In that yom YHUH will take away the finery of their jingling ornaments around their feet and their headbands and their crescent shaped ornaments,
19 The chains and the bracelets and the veils,
20 The head coverings and the ornaments of the legs and the headbands and the string of beads and the perfume bottles and the earrings,
21 The rings and nose jewels,
22 The expensive robes and the mantles and the shawls and the purses,
23 The mirrors and the fine linen and the turbans and the large veils.
24 And it shall come to pass, that instead of a sweet smell there shall be a stink; and instead of a belt a rope; and instead of well set hair baldness; and instead of a nice robe a sackcloth skirt; and burning instead of tifereth.
25 Your men shall fall by the sword and your mighty in the war.
26 And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she being ruined shall sit upon the ground.
4 And in that yom seven women shall take hold of One Man, saying, We will eat our own lechem and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by your name, to take away our reproach.
2 In that yom shall the Branch of YHUH be beautiful and full of tifereth and the fruit of the land shall be excellent and comely for those that are escaped of Yisrael.
3 And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Tzion, and he that remains in Yahrushalayim, shall be called kadosh, even everyone that is written among the living in Yahrushalayim:
4 When YHUH shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Tzion and shall have purged the bloodguilt of Yahrushalayim from the midst of it by The Ruach of mishpat and by The Ruach of burning.
5 And YHUH will create upon every dwelling place of Har Tzion and upon her gatherings, a cloud and smoke by yom and the shining of a flaming of fire by lyla: for upon all the tifereth shall be an eternal cloud covering.
6 And there shall be a sukkah for a shadow in the daytime from the heat and for a place of refuge and for a cover from storm and from rain.
5 Now will I shir to my Beloved a shir of my Beloved touching His vineyard. My well Beloved has a vineyard in a very fruitful hill:
2 And He fortified it in and removed the stones and planted it with the choicest vine and built a tower in the midst of it and also made a winepress in it: and He looked that it should bring forth grapes, but instead it brought forth wild grapes.
3 And now, O inhabitants of Yahrushalayim and men of Yahudah, please judge, between Me and My vineyard.
4 What could have been done more for My vineyard that I have not done in it? Why when I looked for grapes, it brought forth only wild grapes?
5 And now; I will tell you what I will do to My vineyard: I will take away the hedge of it and it shall be eaten up; and break down its walls and it shall be trampled down:
6 And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor dug; but there shall come up weeds and thorn bushes: I will also command the clouds that they do not rain upon it.
7 For the vineyard of YHUH Tzevaot is Beit Yisrael and the men of Yahudah His pleasant plant: and He looked for mishpat, but found oppression; for tzedakah, but found weeping.
8 Woe to them that join bayit to bayit, that add field to field, until there is no room, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the land!
9 In My hearing YHUH Tzevaot said, Of an emet many houses shall be desolate, even the great and fine ones, without inhabitant.
10 Yes, ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath and a homer of zera shall yield an ephah.
11 Woe to them that rise up early in the boker, that they may pursue strong drink; that continue until lyla, until their wine inflames them!
12 And the harp and the lyre, the tambourine and flute and wine, are in their moadeem: but they regard not the work of YHUH, neither consider the operation of His Hands.
13 Therefore My people are gone into exile because they have no da’at: and their honorable men are starved and their multitude dried up with thirst.
14 Therefore Sheol has enlarged itself and opened its mouth without measure: and their tifereth and their multitude and their pride and he that has unjust simcha, shall descend into it.
15 And the mean-spirited man shall be brought down and the mighty man shall be humbled and the eyes of the proud shall be humbled:
16 But YHUH Tzevaot shall be exalted in mishpat and El that is kadosh shall be kadosh in tzedakah.
17 Then shall the lambs feed after their pasture and the waste places of the fat ones shall foreigners eat.
18 Woe to them that draw iniquity with cords of falsehood and sin as it were with wagon ropes:
19 That say, Let Him hurry His work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Kadosh-One of Yisrael draw near and come, that we may know it!
20 Woe to them that call evil tov and tov evil; that put darkness for ohr and ohr for darkness; that put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
21 Woe to them that are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight!
22 Woe to them that are mighty to drink wine and men of strength who mix strong drink:
23 Who justify the wicked for a bribe and take away the tzedakah of the tzadik from him!
24 Therefore as the fire devours the stubble and the flame consumes the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the Torah of YHUH Tzevaot and despised The Word of the Kadosh-One of Yisrael.
25 Therefore is the anger of YHUH lit against His people and He has stretched forth His hand against them and has smitten them: and the hills did tremble and their corpses were torn in the midst of the streets. For all this His anger has not turned away, but His hand is stretched out still.
26 And He will lift up a banner to the goyim from far and will whistle to them from the ends of the earth: and, see, they shall come with speed swiftly:
27 None shall be weary nor stumble among them; none shall slumber nor sleep; neither shall the belt of their loins be loosed, nor the latchet of their sandals be broken:
28 Whose arrows are sharp and all their bows bent, their horses' hoofs shall seem like flint and their wheels like a whirlwind:
29 Their roaring shall be like a lion, they shall roar like young lions; they shall roar and lay hold of the prey and shall carry it away safely and none shall rescue it.
30 And in that yom they shall roar against them like the roaring of the sea: and if one looks to the land, see darkness and sorrow and the ohr is darkened by the clouds over it.
6 In the year that melech Uziyahu died I also saw YHUH sitting upon a kesay, high and lifted up and the hem of His robe filled the Hekal.
2 Above it stood seraphim: each one had six wings; with two he covered his face and with two he covered his feet and with two he flew.
3 And one cried to another and said, Kadosh, Kadosh, Kadosh, is YHUH Tzevaot: the whole earth is full of His tifereth.
4 And the posts of the door shook at the voice of him that cried and the Bayit was filled with smoke.
5 Then I said, Woe is me! For I am undone because I am a man of unclean lips and I live in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for my eyes have seen The Melech, YHUH Tzevaot.
6 Then flew one of the seraphim to me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from the altar:
7 And he laid it upon my mouth and said, See, this has touched your lips; and now your iniquity is taken away from you and your sin is purged.
8 Also I heard the voice of YHUH, saying, Whom shall I send and who will go for Us? Then I said, Hinayne; send me.
9 And He said, Go and tell this people, You hear indeed, but understand nothing; and you see indeed, but perceive nothing.
10 For the levavot of these people are darkened and their ears are heavy and their eyes are closed; so that they cannot see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their levavot and make teshuvah, to be forgiven and healed.
11 Then said I,YHUH, how long? And He answered, Until the cities be wasted without inhabitants and the houses without a man and the land be utterly desolate,
12 And YHUH has removed men far away, and there be a great forsaking in the midst of the land.
13 But yet in it shall be a tenth, and they shall return and shall be eaten: as a pistachio eytz and as an oak eytz, whose stump remains, after they cast their leaves: so the kadosh zera shall be the stump.
7 And it came to pass in the yamim of Achaz the son of Yotam, the son of Uziyahu, melech of Yahudah, that Retzin the melech of Aram and Pekach the son of Remalyah, melech of Yisrael, went up toward Yahrushalayim to war against it, but could not prevail against it.
2 And it was told to Beit Dawid, saying, Aram is in alliance with Efrayim. And their lev was moved and the lev of their people, as the eytzim of the woods are moved with the strong wind.
3 Then said YHUH to Yeshayahu, Go forth now to meet Achaz and take Shear-Yahshuv your son, at the end of the channel of the upper pool in the highway of the Launderers’ Field,
4 And say to him, Take heed and be quiet; fear not, neither be troubled by these two stubs of smoking firebrands, for the fierce anger of Retzin melech of Aram and by the son of Remalyah.
5 Because Aram, Efrayim and the son of Remalyah, have taken evil counsel against you, saying,
6 Let us go up against Yahudah and trouble it and let us break them open for ourselves and set our own melech the son of Taveal in their midst,
7 This says The Master YHUH, It shall not stand and neither shall it come to pass.
8 For the head of Aram is Dameshek and the head of Dameshek is Retzin; and within sixty-five years shall Efrayim be broken, that it will be Lo-Ami, not a people.
9 And the head of Efrayim is Shomron and the head of Shomron is Remalyah's son. If you will not believe Me, surely you shall not be established.
10 Moreover YHUH spoke again to Achaz, saying,
11 Ask an ot from YHUH your Ahlohim; ask it in depth, or make the request highly difficult.
12 But Achaz said, I will not ask, neither will I test YHUH.
13 And Yeshayahu said, Hear now, O Beit Dawid; Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will you weary my Ahlohim also?
14 Therefore YHUH Himself shall give you an ot; See, The Virgin shall conceive and bear a Son and you shall call His Name Emanu-El.
15 Butter and honey shall He eat, that He may know to refuse the evil and choose the tov.
16 For before the child shall know to refuse the evil and choose the tov, the land that you abhor shall be forsaken of both her melechim.
17 YHUH shall bring upon you and upon your people and upon your abba's bayit, yamim that have not come, from the yom that Efrayim departed from Yahudah; even the melech of Ashshur.
18 And it shall come to pass in that yom, that YHUH shall whistle for the fly that is in the uttermost part of the rivers of Mitzrayim and for the bee that is in the land of Ashshur.
19 And they shall come and shall rest all of them in the desolate valleys and in the holes of the rocks and upon all thorns and upon all the bushes.
20 In the same yom shall YHUH humiliate those beyond the river, by the melech of Ashshur, the head and the hair of the feet: and they shall also shave off the beards.
21 And it shall come to pass in that yom, that a man shall nourish a young cow and two sheep;
22 And it shall come to pass, for the abundance of milk that they shall give, he shall eat butter: for everyone left in the land shall eat curds.
23 And it shall come to pass in that yom, that every place where there were a thousand vines worth a thousand shekels of silver, it shall even be for weeds and thorns.
24 With arrows and with bows shall men come there; because all the land shall become weeds and thorns.
25 And on all hills that shall be dug with the hoe, there shall not come there the fear of weeds and thorns: but it shall be for the sending forth of oxen and a place for sheep to roam.
8 Moreover YHUH said to me, Take a large scroll and write in it with a man's pen concerning Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz-the plunder hurries, the prey speeds along,
2 And I took with me reliable witnesses to record, Uriyahu the kohen and Zacharyahu the son of Berechiyah.
3 And I went in to the neviyah; and she conceived and bore a son. Then said YHUH to me, Call his name Maher-shalal-hash-baz.
4 For before the child shall have da’at to cry, My abba and My eema, the riches of Dameshek and the plunder of Shomron shall be taken away before the melech of Ashshur.
5 YHUH spoke also to me again, saying,
6 Forasmuch as this people refuses the mayim of Shiloah that flow softly and instead have their simcha in Retzin and Remalyah's son;
7 Now therefore, see,YHUH brings up upon them the mayim of the river, strong and mighty, even the melech of Ashshur and all his tifereth: and he shall come up over all his channels and go over all his banks:
8 And he shall pass through Yahudah; he shall overflow and pass over, he shall reach even to the neck; and by the stretching out of his wings he shall fill the width of your land, O Emmanu-El.
9 Be shattered O you people, and you shall be broken in pieces; and listen, all of the far countries: prepare yourselves and you shall be broken in pieces; dress yourselves and you shall be broken in pieces.
10 Take counsel together and it shall come to nothing; speak the word and it shall not stand: for El is with us.
11 For YHUH spoke this to me with a strong hand and instructed me that I should not follow in the derech of this people, saying;
12 Do not regard as an alliance what this nation calls an alliance; neither fear what they fear; nor be troubled by them.
13 Set Apart YHUH Tzevaot Himself; Him shall you fear; and let Him be your awe.
14 And He shall be for a Place of Refuge; but for a Stone of stumbling and for a Rock of offence to both the houses of Yisrael, as a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Yahrushalayim.
15 And many amongst both houses shall stumble, and fall and be broken and be snared and be taken .
16 Seal up the testimony; seal the Torah among My talmidim .
17 And I will wait upon YHUH, that hides His face from Beit Yaakov, and I will look for Him.
18 See, I and the children that YHUH has given Me are for signs and for wonders in Yisrael from YHUH Tzevaot, who dwells on Har Tzion.
19 And when they shall say to you, Seek to them that have familiar ruachim and to sorcerers that whisper and mutter: should not a people seek for their Ahlohim ? Who asks the dead about the living?
20 To the Torah and to the Testimony: if they speak not according to this Word, it is because there is no Ohr in them.
21 And they shall pass through it, hard pressed and hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall be angered, and they will curse their Melech and their Ahlohim, while looking upward.
22 And they shall look to the earth; and see tribulation and darkness, gloom in anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness.
9 Quickly act; drink this first O Zevulon and the land of Naphtali, on the other side of the Yarden, in Galil of the goyim.
2 The people that walked in darkness have seen a Great Ohr: they that live in the land of the shadow of death, upon them has The Ohr shined.
3 You have multiplied the nation, and increased the simcha of the greatest part of the nation: they simcha before You like the simcha in harvest, as men simcha when they divide the plunder.
4 For You have broken the yoke of his burden and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in the yom of Midyan.
5 For every voice, which is heard, brings fear and garments rolled in dahm; but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire.
6 For to us A Child is born, to us A Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His Name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty-El, The Everlasting Abba, The Sar Shalom. And I will bring shalom upon the rulers and even His health.
7 Of the increase of His government and shalom there shall be no end, upon kesay Dawid and upon his malchut, to order it and to establish it with mishpat and with tzedakah from now on even le-olam-va-ed. The zeal of YHUH Tzevaot will perform this.
8 YHUH sent A Word into Yaakov and it has lighted upon Yisrael.
9 And all the people shall know, even Efrayim and the inhabitants of Shomron, that say in their pride and haughtiness of lev,
10 The bricks may have fallen down, but we will rebuild with cut stones: the sycamores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars.
11 Therefore YHUH shall set up the adversaries of Retzin against him and join his enemies together;
12 The Arameans before and the Plishtim behind; and they shall devour Yisrael with an open mouth. For all this His anger has not been turned away, but His hand is stretched out still.
13 For the people do not turn to Him that smites them, neither do they seek YHUH Tzevaot.
14 Therefore YHUH will cut off from Yisrael head and tail, branch and reed, in one yom.
15 The zechanim and the honorable, he is the head; and the navi that teaches lies, he is the tail.
16 For the leaders of this people cause them to go astray; and they that are led by them are destroyed.
17 Therefore YHUH shall have no simcha in their young men, neither shall He have rachamim on their fatherless and widows: for everyone is a hypocrite and an evildoer and every mouth speaks folly. For all this His anger has not turned away, but His hand is stretched out against us still.
18 For wickedness burns as the fire: it shall devour the weeds and thorns and shall kindle the thickets of the forest and they shall be rolled up like the lifting up of smoke.
19 Through the wrath of YHUH Tzevaot is the land darkened and the people shall be as fuel for the fire: no man shall spare his brother.
20 And he shall snatch food on the right hand and still be hungry; and he shall eat with the left hand and shall not be satisfied: they shall eat every man the flesh of his own arm:
21 Menasheh, Efrayim; and Efrayim, Menasheh: and they together shall be against Yahudah. For all this His anger is not turned away, but His hand is stretched out still.
10 Woe to them that decree unrighteous decrees and that write unjust decrees which they have prescribed;
2 To turn aside the needy from My mishpatim and to take away the rights from the poor of My people, so that widows may be their prey and so that they may rob the fatherless!
3 And what will you do in the yom of your visitation of punishment and in the ruin that shall come from far? To whom will you run for help? And where will you leave your wealth?
4 Without Me they shall bow among the prisoners and they shall fall among the slain. For all this His anger is not turned away, but His hand is stretched out still.
5 O Ashshur, the rod of My anger and the staff in whose hand is My displeasure.
6 I will send him against a hypocritical Torahless nation, and against the people of My wrath will I give him a command, to take the plunder and to take the prey and to trample them down like the mud of the streets.
7 But he does not intend to do this only, neither does his lev think that; but it is in his lev to destroy and cut off many goyim.
8 For he says, Are not my rulers all melechim?
9 Is not Kalno as Karchemish? Is not Hamath as Arphad? Is not Shomron as Dameshek?
10 Just as my hand has found the malchutim of the idols, whose graven images did exceed those of Yahrushalayim and of Shomron;
11 Shall I not, as I have done to Shomron and her idols, do also to Yahrushalayim and her idols?
12 Therefore it shall come to pass, that when YHUH has performed His whole work upon Har Tzion and on Yahrushalayim, I will punish the fruit of the proud lev of the melech of Ashshur and the boasting of his proud looks.
13 For he says, By the strength of my hand I have done it and by my chochmah; for I am clever: and I have removed the boundaries of the goyim and have robbed their treasures and I have put down the inhabitants like a brave man:
14 And my hand has found as a nest the riches of the people: and as one gathers eggs that are left, have I gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved the wing, or opened their mouth, with even a peep.
15 Shall the axe boast itself against him that cuts with it? Or, shall the saw magnify itself against him that saws with it? As if the rod could wave those that lift it up, or as if the staff could lift that which is not wood.
16 Therefore shall The Master, YHUH Tzevaot, send among his rich ones leanness; and instead of His tifereth He shall kindle a burning like the burning of a fire.
17 And The Ohr of Yisrael shall be for a fire and His Kadosh-One as a flame: and it shall burn and devour his thorns and his weeds in one yom;
18 And shall consume the tifereth of his forest and of his fruitful field, both being and gooff: and they shall be as when an invalid wastes away.
19 And the rest of the eytzim of his forest shall be few, so that a child may count them.
20 And it shall come to pass in that yom, that the restored remnant of Yisrael, and such as have escaped belonging to Beit Yaakov, shall no more again trust him that smote them; but shall trust and lean upon YHUH, the Kadosh-One of Yisrael, in emet.
21 The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Yaakov, to the Mighty-El.
22 For though your people O Yisrael be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: their numbers decreased yet overflowing with tzedakah.
23 For The Master YHUH Tzevaot shall make a full end of all that He has determined, in the midst of all the earth.
24 Therefore this says The Master YHUH Tzevaot, O My people that live in Tzion, be not afraid of Ashshur: he shall smite you with a rod and shall lift up his staff against you, after the manner of Mitzrayim.
25 For yet a very little while and the displeasure shall cease and My anger will be to their destruction.
26 And YHUH Tzevaot shall stir up a beating for him like the slaughter of Midyan at the rock of Orev: and as His rod was upon the sea, so shall He lift it up after the manner of Mitzrayim.
27 And it shall come to pass in that yom, that his burden shall be removed from your shoulder and his yoke from off your neck and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.
28 He is come to Ayath; he is passed to Migron; at Michmash he has laid up his supplies:
29 They are gone over the passage: they have taken up their lodging at Geva; Ramah is afraid; Givat of Shaul has fled.
30 Lift up your voice, O daughter of Galliym: cause it to be heard to Laysh, O poor Anathoth.
31 Madmenah is removed; the inhabitants of Gevim gather themselves to flee.
32 As yet shall he remain at Nov that yom: he shall shake his hand against the har of the daughter of Tzion, the hill of Yahrushalayim.
33 See, The Master,YHUH Tzevaot, shall lop off a branch with fear: and the tall ones are cut down and the haughty shall be humbled.
34 And He shall cut down the thickets of the forest with iron and Levanon shall fall as a mighty one.
11 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Yishai and a Netzer-Branch shall grow out of His roots:
2 And The Ruach Hakodesh of YHUH shall rest upon Him, The Ruach of chochmah and binah, The Ruach of counsel and strength, The Ruach of da’at and Shabbat guarding piety and the fear of YHUH;
3 And He shall be filled with quick binah in the fear of YHUH: and He shall not judge after the sight of His eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of His ears:
4 But with tzedakah shall He judge the poor and decide with equity for the meek of the earth: and He shall smite the earth with the rod of His mouth, and with The Ruach of His lips shall He slay the wicked.
5 And tzedakah shall be the belt of His loins and faithfulness the belt of His waist.
6 The wolf also shall live with the lamb and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat and the calf and the young lion and the fattened lamb together and a little child shall lead them.
7 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together and the lion shall eat straw like an ox.
8 And the nursing child shall play on the hole of the cobra and the weaned child shall put his hand on the viper’s nest.
9 They shall not do evil nor destroy in My entire kadosh har: for the earth shall be full of the da’at of YHUH, as the mayim covers the sea.
10 And in that yom there shall be a root of Yishai, which shall stand as a miraculous banner to the people; to it shall the goyim seek, and His rest shall be with tifereth.
11 And it shall come to pass in that yom, that YHUH shall set His hand again a second time to recover and restore the remnant of His people, who shall be left, from Ashshur, and from Mitzrayim and from Pathros and from Kush and from Eylam and from Shinar, and from Hamath and from the coastlands of the sea.
12 And He shall set up a miraculous Banner for the goyim and He shall gather the outcasts of Yisrael, and gather together the dispersed of Yahudah from the four corners of the earth.
13 The envy also of Efrayim shall depart, and the adversaries of Yahudah shall be cut off. Efrayim shall not envy Yahudah, and Yahudah shall not trouble Efrayim.
14 But they shall fly upon the shoulders of the Plishtim toward the west; they shall plunder them of the east together they shall lay their hands upon Edom and Moav; and the children of Ammon shall be subjected and obey them.
15 And YHUH shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Mitzrayim Sea; and with His mighty Ruach shall He shake His hand over the river, and shall break it into seven streams and shall cause Yisrael to trample it in their sandals.
16 And there shall be a highway for the remnant of His people, who shall be left, from Ashshur; like as it was for kol Yisrael in the yom that they came up out of the land of Mitzrayim.
12 And in that yom you shall say, O YHUH, I will hallel You: though You were angry with me, Your anger is turned away and You have comforted me.
2 See, El is my Yahusha ; I will trust and will not be afraid: for YAH-YHUH is my Strength and my Shir; He also has been born as my Yahusha.
3 Therefore with simcha shall you draw mayim out of the wells of YAHUSHA.
4 And in that yom shall you say, BARUCH HA-SHEM YHUH, call upon His Name, declare His doings among the goyim, make mention that His Name is exalted.
5 Sing to YHUH, for He has done excellent things: this is known in all the earth.
6 Cry out and shout, inhabitants of Tzion: for great is the Kadosh-One of Yisrael in the midst of you.
13 The burden of Bavel, which Yeshayahu the son of Amotz did see.
2 Lift up a banner upon the high har, exalt the voice to them, wave the hand that they may go into the gates of the nobles.
3 I have commanded My kadosh ones, I have also called My mighty ones for My anger, even them that simcha in My greatness.
4 The noise of a multitude in the mountains, like a great people; a tumultuous noise of the malchutim of the goyim gathered together: YHUH Tzevaot gathers the army for the battle.
5 They come from a far country, from the end of the shamayim, even YHUH and the weapons of His displeasure, to destroy the whole land.
6 Howl, for Yom YHUH is at hand. It shall come as a destruction from The Almighty.
7 Therefore shall all hands be faint and every man's lev shall melt:
8 And they shall be afraid: pains and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that labors: they shall be amazed at one another; their faces shall be a flame.
9 See, Yom YHUH comes, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the earth desolate: and He shall destroy the sinners out of it.
10 For the cochavim of the shamayim and its constellations shall not give their ohr: the shemesh shall be darkened in its going forth and the yarayach shall not send her ohr to shine.
11 And I will punish the olam for their evil and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogance of the proud to cease and will lay low the pride of the ruthless.
12 I will make a mortal man scarcer than fine gold; even mankind scarcer than the gold of Ophir.
13 Therefore I will shake the shamayim and the earth shall move out of its place, in the wrath of YHUH Tzevaot and in the yom of His fierce anger.
14 And man shall be as the hunted gazelle and as a sheep that no man takes up: every man shall turn to his own people and flee into his own land.
15 Each one that is found shall be thrust through; and everyone that is joined to them shall fall by the sword.
16 Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be plundered and their wives raped.
17 See, I will stir up the Medes against them, who shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.
18 Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children.
19 And Bavel, the tifereth of all malchutim, the tifereth of the Chaldeans’ pride shall become as when Ahlohim overthrew Sedom and Amorah.
20 It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian tar his tent; neither shall the shepherds rest their folds there.
21 But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of owls; ostriches shall live there and wild goats shall dance there.
22 And owls shall cry in their palaces and jackals in their beautiful temples: and her time is near to come and her yamim shall not be prolonged.
14 For YHUH will have rachamim on Yaakov and will yet choose Yisrael, and set them in their own land: and the foreigners shall be joined with them, and they shall cleave to Beit Yaakov.
2 And the goyim shall take them and bring them to their place: and Beit Yisrael shall possess them in the land of YHUH as avadim and female avadim: and they shall take them as captives, whose captives they once were; and they shall rule over their oppressors.
3 And it shall come to pass in the yom that YHUH shall give you rest from your sorrow and from your fear and from the hard bondage in which you were made to serve others,
4 So that you shall take up this mishle against the melech of Bavel and say, How has the oppressor ceased! The golden city ceased!
5 YHUH has broken the staff of the wicked and the scepter of their rulers.
6 He who smote the people in wrath with continual blows, he that ruled the goyim in anger, is persecuted and none can hinder it.
7 The whole earth is at rest and is quiet: they break forth into singing.
8 Yes, the cypress eytzim simcha at you and the cedars of Levanon, saying, Since you were cut down, no woodcutter has come up against us.
9 Sheol from beneath is moved to meet you at your upcoming death: it stirs up the dead for you, even all the ruling ones of the earth; it has raised up from their thrones all the melechim of the goyim.
10 All they shall speak and say to you, Have you also become weak like us? Are you become like us?
11 Your pride is brought down to Sheol and the noise of your stringed instruments: the worm is spread under you and the worms cover you.
12 How are you fallen from the shamayim, O Heilel, son of the boker-ben shachar! How are you cut down to the ground, you who did weaken the goyim!
13 For you have said in your lev, I will ascend into the shamayim, I will exalt my kesay above the cochavim of El: I will sit also upon the Har of the Kehilla, on the sides of the north.
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like El-Elyon.
15 Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, to the sides of the pit.
16 They that see you shall ponder and stare at you, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that shook malchutim;
17 That made the olam as a wilderness and destroyed its cities; that did not open the bayit of his prisoners?
18 All the melechim of the goyim, even all of them, lie in tifereth, every one in his own grave.
19 But you are cast out of your grave like an abominable branch and as the garment of those that are slain, who have been thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; like a trampled corpse.
20 You shall not be joined with them in burial because you have destroyed your land and slain your people: the zera of evildoers shall never be mentioned.
21 Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their ahvot; that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the olam with cities.
22 For I will rise up against them, says YHUH Tzevaot and cut off from Bavel the name and the remnant and the son and the nephew, says YHUH.
23 I will also make it a possession for the owls and pools of mayim and I will sweep it with the broom of destruction, says YHUH Tzevaot.
24 YHUH Tzevaot has sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand:
25 That I will break Ashshur in My land and upon My mountains trample him under foot: then shall his yoke depart from off them and his burden depart from off their shoulders.
26 This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all the goyim.
27 For YHUH Tzevaot has purposed this and who shall annul it? And His hand is stretched out and who shall turn it back?
28 In the year that melech Achaz died this following burden was received.
29 Gilah not, O Philistia because the rod of him that smote you is broken: for out of the serpent's root shall come forth a viper and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent.
30 And the bachor of the poor shall feed and the needy shall lie down in safety: and I will kill your root with famine and shall slay your remnant.
31 Howl, O gate; cry, O city! All of Philistia, shall melt: for there shall come from the north a smoke and none shall be left at their pagan moadeem.
32 What shall one then answer the messengers of the nation? That YHUH has founded Tzion and the poor of His people shall trust in it.
15 The burden of Moav. Because in the lyla, Ar of Moav is laid waste and brought to silence; because in the lyla, Kir of Moav is laid waste and brought to silence;
2 He is gone up to the Bayith and to Divon, the high places, to weep: Moav shall wail over Nevo and over Medeva: on all their heads shall be baldness and every beard cut shall be cut off.
3 In their streets they shall put on themselves sackcloth: on the tops of their houses and in their streets, every one shall wail, weeping abundantly.
4 And Cheshbon shall cry and in Elealeh: their voice shall be heard even to Yahatz: therefore the armed soldiers of Moav shall cry out; their chayim shall tremble within them.
5 My lev shall cry out for Moav; her fugitives shall flee to Tzoar, like a heifer of three years old: for with weeping shall they go up by the ascending road of Luhith; for in the derech of Horonayim they shall raise up a cry of destruction.
6 For the mayim of Nimrim shall be desolate: for the hay will wither away, the grass fails, there is no green thing.
7 Therefore the abundance they have gotten and that which they have laid up, shall they carry away to the brook of the willows.
8 For the cry has gone all around the borders of Moav; its howling to Eglayim and its howling to Be-er-Eylim.
9 For the mayim of Dimon shall be full of dahm: for I will bring more upon Dimon, lions upon him that escapes from Moav and upon the remnant of the land.
16 Send a lamb to the ruler of the land from Sela to the wilderness, to the har of the daughter of Tzion.
2 For it shall be, that, as a wandering bird cast out of its nest, so the daughters of Moav shall be at the fords of Arnon.
3 Take counsel, execute mishpat; make your shadow as the lyla in the middle of the yom; hide the outcasts; betray not him that wanders.
4 Let My outcasts live with you, Moav; be a shelter to them from the face of the plunderer: for the extortioner is at an end, the plunderer ceases, the oppressors are consumed out of the land.
5 And in rachamim shall the kesay be established: and He shall sit upon it in emet in the Sukkah of Dawid, judging and seeking mishpat and bringing tzedakah speedily.
6 We have heard of the pride of Moav; he is very proud: even proud of his pride and his arrogance: but his lies shall not be so.
7 Therefore shall Moav wail for Moav, everyone shall wail: for the foundations of Kir-Hareseth shall you mourn; surely they are beaten.
8 For the fields of Cheshbon lose lev and the vine of Sivmah: the mighty men of the heathen have broken down the choice plants, they are come even to Yazer, they wandered through the wilderness: her branches are stretched out, they are gone over the sea.
9 Therefore I will bewail with the weeping of Yazer for the vine of Sivmah: I will mayim you with my tears, O Cheshbon and Elealeh: for an oppressor has come against your summer fruits and your harvest is fallen.
10 And simcha is taken away and simcha out of the plentiful field; and in the vineyards there shall be no singing, neither shall there be shouting: the treaders shall trample out no wine in their presses; I have made their vine treaders to cease.
11 Therefore my inward parts shall sound like a harp for Moav and my inward parts for Kir-Haresh.
12 And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moav is weary on the high place, that she shall come to her kadosh place to make tefillah; but she shall accomplish nothing.
13 This is the word that YHUH has spoken concerning Moav in times past.
14 But now YHUH has spoken, saying, Within three years, as the years of a hired man, the tifereth of Moav shall be despised, with all that great multitude; and the remnant shall be very small and feeble.
17 The burden of Dameshek. See, Dameshek is taken away from being a city and it shall be a ruinous heap.
2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down and none shall make them afraid.
3 Their stronghold also shall cease from Efrayim and the malchut from Dameshek and the remnant of Aram: they shall be as the tifereth of the children of Yisrael, says YHUH Tzevaot.
4 And in that yom it shall come to pass, that the tifereth of Yaakov shall be made thin and the fatness of his flesh shall be lean.
5 And it shall be as when the harvester gathers the grain and reaps the ears with his arm; and it shall be as he that gathers ears in the Valley of Refayim.
6 Yet gleaning grapes shall be left in it, as the shaking of an olive eytz, two, or three olives in the top of the uppermost branch, four, or five in the outmost fruitful branches of it, says YHUH Ahlohim of Yisrael.
7 At that yom shall a man look to his Maker and his eyes shall have respect for the Kadosh-One of Yisrael.
8 And he shall not look to the altars, the work of his hands, neither shall he respect that which his fingers have made, neither the Asherim, nor the images.
9 In that yom shall his strong cities be as a forsaken forest and like a sheikdom, which was left destitute because of the children of Yisrael: and there shall be ruin.
10 Because you have forgotten the Ahlohim of your YAHUSHA and have not been mindful of The Rock of your strength, therefore shall you plant pleasant plants and shall turn out foreign branches:
11 In the yom shall you make your plant to grow and in the boker shall you make your zera to flourish: but the harvest shall be as a heap in the yom of grief and desperate pain.
12 Woe to the army of many goyim, who make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of goyim, that make a rushing like the rushing of mighty mayim!
13 The goyim shall roar like the rushing of many mayim: but Ahlohim shall rebuke them and they shall flee far away and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind and like whirling objects in the whirlwind.
14 And see at sundown fear; and before the boker it is gone. This is the portion of them that plunder us and the lot of them that rob us.
18 Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia:
2 That sends ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of reeds upon the mayim, saying, Go, swift messengers, to a nation scattered and peeled, to a people feared from their beginning forward; a nation mighty but trampled down, whose land the rivers have divided!
3 All you inhabitants of the olam and dwellers on the earth, see, when He lifts up a banner on the mountains; and when He blows a shofar, listen.
4 For this is what YHUH said to me, I will take My rest and I will look from My dwelling place like a clear heat upon the river and like a cloud of dew in the yom of harvest.
5 For before the harvest, when the bud is perfect and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, He shall both cut off the twigs with pruning hooks and take away and cut down the spreading branches.
6 They shall be left together to the fowls of the mountains and to the beasts of the earth: and the fowls shall prey upon them and all the beasts of the earth shall devour them.
7 In that time shall the present be brought to YHUH Tzevaot of a people scattered, tall and darkened and from a people feared from their beginning forward; a nation dishonored and trampled under foot, whose land the rivers have divided, to the place of the Name of YHUH Tzevaot, to Har Tzion.
19 The burden of Mitzrayim. See, YHUH rides upon a swift cloud and He shall come into Mitzrayim: and the idols of Mitzrayim shall tremble at His presence and the lev of Mitzrayim shall melt in the midst of it.
2 And I will set the Mitzrim against the Mitzrim: and they shall fight every one against his brother and every one against his neighbor; city against city and malchut against malchut.
3 And the ruach of Mitzrayim shall fail in the midst of it; and I will destroy the counsel of it: and they shall seek their idols and their charmers and those that have familiar ruachim and their sorcerers.
4 And the Mitzrim will I give over into the hand of a cruel master; and a fierce melech shall rule over them, says The Master,YHUH Tzevaot.
5 And the mayim shall fail from the Nile and the river shall be wasted and dried up.
6 And they shall turn the rivers far away; and the streams of defense shall be emptied and dried up: the reeds and rushes shall wither.
7 The rushes by the river, by the mouth of the river and everything sown by the river, shall wither, be driven away and be no more.
8 The fishermen also shall mourn and all they that cast their angle into the river shall lament and they that spread nets upon the mayim shall lose lev.
9 Moreover they that work in fine cotton and they that weave fine fabric, shall be embarrassed.
10 And its foundations shall be broken; all that work for wages shall be grieved.
11 Surely the rulers of Tzoan are fools, the counsels of the wise counselors of Pharaoh are become brutish: how then do you say to Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient melechim?
12 Where are they? Where are your wise men? And let them show you now and let them know what YHUH Tzevaot has planned for Mitzrayim.
13 The rulers of Tzoan have become fools; the rulers of Noph are deceived; they have also seduced Mitzrayim, even they that are the cornerstone of her tribes.
14 YHUH has mixed a perverse ruach in the midst of it: and they have caused Mitzrayim to go astray in all her works, as a drunk man staggers in his vomit.
15 Neither shall there be any work to do in Mitzrayim, which the head, or tail, palm branch, or reed, may do.
16 In that yom shall Mitzrayim become like women: and it shall be afraid and fear because of the shaking of the Hand of YHUH Tzevaot, which He shakes over it.
17 And the land of Yahudah shall be a fear to Mitzrayim, everyone that makes mention of it shall be afraid within himself because of the counsel of YHUH Tzevaot, which He has determined against it.
18 In that yom shall five cities in the land of Mitzrayim speak the language of Kanaan, and swear to YHUH Tzevaot; and one shall be called, The City of Tzedakah.
19 In that yom shall there be an altar to YHUH in the midst of the land of Mitzrayim, and a standing column at its border to YHUH.
20 And it shall be for an ot and for a witness to YHUH Tzevaot in the land of Mitzrayim: for they shall cry to YHUH because of the oppressors and He shall send them a Savior, and a Great One and He shall deliver them
21 And YHUH shall be known to Mitzrayim, and the Mitzrim shall know YHUH in that yom, and shall do sacrifice and oblation; they shall vow a vow to YHUH and perform it.
22 And YHUH shall smite Mitzrayim: He shall smite and heal it: and they shall return even to YHUH, and He shall be sought by them and He shall heal them.
23 In that yom shall there be a highway out of Mitzrayim to Ashshur and the Ashshurite shall come into Mitzrayim and the Mitzri into Ashshur and the Mitzrim shall serve with the Ashshurim.
24 In that yom shall Yisrael be the third with Mitzrayim and with Ashshur, even a bracha in the midst of the earth:
25 Whom YHUH Tzevaot shall bless, by saying, Blessed be Mitzrayim My people and Ashshur the work of My hands and Yisrael My inheritance.
20 In the year that Tartan came to Ashdod, when Sargon the melech of Ashshur sent him and fought against Ashdod and took it;
2 At the same time spoke YHUH by Yeshayahu the son of Amotz, saying, Go and loose the sackcloth from off your loins and put off your sandals from your foot. And he did so, walking naked and barefoot.
3 And YHUH said, Like My eved Yeshayahu has walked naked and barefoot three years for an ot and wonder against Mitzrayim and upon Ethiopia;
4 So shall the melech of Ashshur lead away the Mitzri prisoners and the Ethiopians captives, young and old, naked and barefoot, even with their buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Mitzrayim.
5 And they shall be afraid and ashamed of Ethiopia their expectation and of Mitzrayim their pride.
6 And the inhabitant of this coastland shall say in that yom, See, such is our expectation, wherever we flee for help to be delivered from the melech of Ashshur: and so how then shall we escape?
21 The burden of the desert of the sea. As whirlwinds in the south pass through; so it comes from the desert, from an awesome land.
2 A grievous vision is declared to me; the treacherous dealer deals treacherously and the plunderer spoils. Go up, O Eylam: besiege it, O Media, all the sighing of it I will make cease.
3 Therefore are my loins filled with pain: pains have taken hold upon me, as the pains of a woman in labor: I was bowed down at the hearing of it; I was dismayed at the seeing of it.
4 My lev panted, fear overwhelmed me: the lyla of my pleasure has He turned into fear for me.
5 Prepare the shulchan, watch in the watchtower, eat and drink: arise, you rulers and anoint the shield.
6 For this has YHUH said to me, Go, set a watchman and let him declare what he sees.
7 And he saw a mirkavah with a couple of horsemen, a mirkavah of donkeys and a mirkavah of camels; and he listened attentively, very carefully:
8 And he cried, A lion: my master, I stand continually upon the watchtower in the daytime and I am set in my post every lyla:
9 And, see, here comes a mirkavah of men, with a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Bavel is fallen, it is fallen; and all the graven images of her ahlahim He has broken to the ground.
10 O my threshing and the grain of my floor: that which I have heard from YHUH Tzevaot, the Ahlohim of Yisrael, have I declared to you.
11 The burden of Dumah. He calls to me out of Seir, Watchman, how much of the lyla? Watchman, how much of the lyla?
12 The watchman said, boker came and also the lyla: if you will inquire, inquire and come again.
13 The burden upon Arabia. In the forest in Arabia shall you lodge, O you traveling companies of Dedanites.
14 The inhabitants of the land of Tema brought mayim to him that was thirsty, they met the fugitive with lechem.
15 For they fled from the swords, from the drawn sword and from the bent bow and from the stress of war.
16 For this has YHUH said to me, Within a year, according to the year of a hired worker, all the men of Kedar shall come to an end:
17 And the residue of the number of archers, the mighty men of the children of Kedar, shall be diminished: for YHUH Ahlohim of Yisrael has spoken it.
22 The burden of the Valley of Vision. What troubles you now that you all have gone up to the housetops?
2 You that are full of turmoil, a tumultuous city and a noisy city: your slain men are not slain with the sword, nor are dead in battle.
3 All your rulers have fled together, the archers bind them: all that are found in you are bound together, who have fled from far.
4 Therefore said I, Look away from me; I will weep bitterly, don’t bother to comfort me because of the spoiling of the daughter of my people.
5 For it is a yom of trouble and of trampling down and of perplexity by The Master YHUH Tzevaot in the Valley of Vision, breaking down the walls and of crying to the mountains.
6 And Eylam bore the quiver with mirkavot of men and horsemen and Kir carried the shield.
7 And it shall come to pass, that your best valleys shall be full of mirkavot and the horsemen shall set themselves in battle array at the gate.
8 And He removed the covering of Yahudah and you did look in that yom to the armor of the bayit of the forest.
9 You have seen also the breaches of the city of Dawid, that they are many: and you gathered together the mayim of the lower pool.
10 And you have numbered the houses of Yahrushalayim and the houses have you broken down to fortify the wall.
11 You made also a ditch between the two walls for the mayim of the old pool: but you have not sought its Maker, neither seen Him that made it long ago.
12 And in that yom The Master YHUH Tzevaot called for weeping and for mourning and for baldness and for girding with sackcloth:
13 And see simcha upon simcha, slaying oxen and killing sheep, eating meat and drinking wine: let us eat and drink; for tomorrow we shall die.
14 And it was revealed in my ears by YHUH Tzevaot, Surely this iniquity shall not be purged from you until you die, says The Master YHUH Tzevaot.
15 This says The Master YHUH Tzevaot, Go, get to this treasurer, even to Shevna, who is over the bayit and say,
16 What have you here? And who have you here that you have cut out a tomb here, as he that cuts out a tomb on high and that carves a home for himself in a rock?
17 See, O man, YHUH will throw you out and will surely grab you.
18 He will surely violently turn and toss you like a ball into a large country: there shall you die and there the mirkavot of your tifereth shall be the shame of your master's bayit.
19 And I will drive you from your office and from your position He shall pull you down.
20 And it shall come to pass in that yom, that I will call My eved Elyakim the son of Hilkiyahu:
21 And I will clothe him with your robe and strengthen him with your belt and I will give your government into his hand: and he shall be an abba to the inhabitants of Yahrushalayim and to Beit Yahudah.
22 And the key of Beit Dawid will I lay upon His shoulder; so He shall open and none shall shut; and He shall shut and none shall open.
23 And I will fasten Him as a nail in a sure place; and He shall become a kesay of tifereth to His Abba’s Bayit.
24 And they shall hang upon Him all the tifereth of His Abba’s Bayit, the honorable and the noble men and all the vessels of small quantity, from the cups, even to the jars.
25 In that yom, says YHUH Tzevaot, shall the nail that is fastened in the secure place be removed and be cut down and fall; and the burden that was upon it shall be cut off: for YHUH has spoken it.
23 The burden of Tsor. Howl, you ships of Tarshish; for it is laid waste, so that there is no bayit, no entering in: from the land of Chittim it is revealed to us.
2 Be still, you inhabitants of the coastland; you whom the merchants of Tzidon, that pass over the sea, have replenished.
3 And on great mayim the grain of Sihor, the harvest of the river, is her revenue; and she was a market place of the goyim.
4 Be ashamed, O Tzidon: for the sea has spoken, even the strength of the sea, saying, I have not labored, nor brought forth children, neither do I nourish up young men, nor bring up virgins.
5 Like the report concerning Mitzrayim, so shall they be sorely pained at the report of Tsor.
6 Pass over to Tarshish; wail, you inhabitants of the coastland.
7 Is this your joyous city, whose antiquity is from yamim of old? Whose feet shall carry her far off to sojourn.
8 Who has taken this counsel against Tsor, the crowning city, whose merchants are rulers, whose traders are the honorable men of the earth?
9 YHUH Tzevaot has purposed it, to stain the pride of all its tifereth and to bring into contempt all the honorable of the earth.
10 Pass through your land as a river, O daughter of Tarshish: there is no more strength.
11 He stretched out His hand over the sea, He shook the malchutim: YHUH has given a commandment against Kanaan, to destroy its strongholds.
12 And He said, You shall no more have your simcha, O oppressed virgin, daughter of Tzidon: arise, pass over to Chittim; there also shall you have no rest.
13 See the land of the Chaldeans; this people did not exist, Ashshur founded it for those wild beasts that live in the wilderness: they set up the towers of it, they raised up the palaces of it; so that it has been made a ruin.
14 Howl, you ships of Tarshish: for your stronghold is laid waste.
15 And it shall come to pass in that yom, that Tsor shall be forgotten seventy years, according to the yamim of one melech: after the end of seventy years shall Tsor shir as a harlot.
16 Take a harp, go around the city, you harlot that has been forgotten; make sweet melodies, shir many shirim, that you may be remembered.
17 And it shall come to pass after the end of seventy years, that YHUH will visit Tsor and she shall turn to her hire and shall commit fornication with all the malchutim of the olam upon the face of the earth.
18 And her merchandise and her hire shall be kadosh to YHUH: it shall not be treasured nor laid up; for her merchandise shall be for them that live before YHUH, to eat sufficiently and for durable clothing.
24 See, YHUH makes the earth empty and makes it a ruin and turns it upside down and scatters abroad its inhabitants.
2 And it shall be, as with the people, so with the kohen; as with the eved, so with his master; as with the female eved, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the taker of interest so with the giver of interest to him.
3 The earth shall be utterly emptied and utterly plundered: for YHUH has spoken this Word.
4 The earth mourns and fades away, the olam languishes and fades away and the proud people of the earth lose lev.
5 The earth also is defiled under its inhabitants because they have transgressed the Torot, changed the chukim and broken the everlasting brit.
6 Therefore has the curse, ha Allah devoured the earth and they that live in it are ruined: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned and few men left.
7 The new wine mourns, the vine languishes, all the glad at lev do sigh.
8 The simcha of tambourines ceases, the noise of them that gilah ends, the simcha of the harp ceases.
9 They shall not drink wine with a shir; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it.
10 The city is broken down: every bayit is shut, so that no man may enter.
11 There is a crying for wine in the streets; all simcha is darkened, the simcha of the earth shall be gone.
12 In the city is left ruin and the gate is smitten with destruction.
13 When this shall be in the midst of the earth among the goyim, there shall be like the shaking of an olive eytz and as the gleaning grapes when the grape harvest is done.
14 They shall lift up their voice, they shall shir for the excellency of YHUH, they shall cry aloud from the sea.
15 Therefore lift up YHUH in the east, even the Name of YHUH Ahlohim of Yisrael in the coastlands of the sea.
16 From the farthest parts of the earth we have heard shirim, even tifereth to the Tzadik
One. But I said, I am wasting away, woe to me! The treacherous have dealt treacherously; yes, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously.
17 Fear and the pit and the trap, are upon you, O inhabitants of the earth.
18 And it shall come to pass, that he who flees from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that comes up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the trap: for the windows from on high are open and the foundations of the earth do shake.
19 The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is utterly removed and the earth is moved exceedingly.
20 The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard and shall be removed like a little hut; and the transgression of it shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall and not rise again.
21 And it shall come to pass in that yom, that YHUH shall punish the army of the high ones that are on high, and the melechim of the earth upon the earth.
22 And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit and shall be shut up in the prison and after many yamim shall they be visited with mishpat.
23 Then the yarayach shall blush and the shemesh shall be ashamed, when YHUH Tzevaot shall reign in Har Tzion and in Yahrushalayim, before His esteemed zechanim.
25 O YHUH, You are my Ahlohim; I will exalt You, I will hallel Your Name; for You have done wonderful things; Your eternal counsels are faithfulness and emet.
2 For You have made of a city a heap; a defended city a ruin: a palace of foreigners to be a city no more; it shall never be built.
3 Therefore the strong people will give You tifereth; the cities of the ruthless goyim shall fear You.
4 For You have been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the ruach of the ruthless is as a storm against the wall.
5 You shall bring down the noise of foreigners, as the heat in a dry place; even the heat with the shadow of a cloud: the heirs of the ruthless shall be brought low.
6 And in this har shall YHUH Tzevaot make for all people a moed of choice pieces, a moed of old wines, of choice things full of marrow, of old wines, well refined.
7 And He will destroy in this har the face of the covering cast over all goyim and the veil that is spread over all goyim.
8 He will swallow up death in victory; and The Master YHUH will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the reproach of His people shall He take away from off all the earth: for YHUH has spoken it.
9 And it shall be said in that yom, See, this is our Ahlohim; we have waited for Him and He will save us: this is YHUH; we have waited for Him, we will be in gilah and simcha in His Yahusha.
10 For in this har shall the Hand of YHUH rest and Moav shall be trampled down under Him, even as straw is trampled down for the dunghill.
11 And He shall spread forth His Hands in their midst, as he that swims spreads forth his hands to swim: and He shall bring down their pride together with the spoils of their hands.
12 And the high stronghold of your walls shall He bring down, laid low, leveled to the ground, even to the dust.
26 In that yom shall this shir be sung in the land of Yahudah; We have a strong city; Ahlohim will appoint Yahusha as our walls and ramparts.
2 Open the gates, that the tzadik nation who guards the emet may enter in.
3 You will keep him in perfect shalom, whose mind is fixed on You: because he trusts in You.
4 Trust in YHUH le-olam-va-ed: for in YAH-YHUH, is everlasting strength:
5 For He brings down them that live on high; the proud city, He lays it low; He lays it low, even to the ground; He brings it even to the dust.
6 The foot shall trample it down, even the feet of the poor and the steps of the needy.
7 The derech of the just is uprightness: You, most tzadik, do weigh the derech of the just.
8 Yes, in the derech of Your mishpatim, O YHUH, have we waited for You; the desire of our being is for Your Name, and for the very remembrance of You.
9 With my being have I desired You in the lyla; yes, with all my ruach within me will I seek You early: for when Your mishpatim are in the earth, the inhabitants of this olam will learn tzedakah.
10 If chen be showed to the wicked, yet he still will not learn tzedakah: in the land of the tzadikim he will deal unjustly and will not see the excellency of YHUH.
11 YHUH, when Your hand was lifted up, they did not see: but they shall see and be ashamed for the zeal of Your people; yes, let the fire of the oven devour Your enemies.
12 YHUH, You will ordain shalom for us: for You also have done all our works in us.
13 O YHUH our Ahlohim, other masters besides You have had rule over us: but only in You will we make mention of Your Name.
14 They are dead, they shall not live; they are deceased, they shall not rise: therefore have You visited and destroyed them and made all their memory to perish.
15 You shall increase the nation, O YHUH, You shall increase the nation: You are lifted up: You had removed the nation far to all the ends of the earth.
16 YHUH, in trouble have they visited You, they poured out a tefillah when Your chastening was upon them.
17 Like a woman with child, that draws near the time of her delivery, is in pain and cries out in her pains; so have we been in Your sight, O YHUH.
18 We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not worked out any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the olam fallen.
19 Your dead men shall live; together with my dead gooff shall they arise. Awake and shir, You that dwell in the dust: for your dew is as the dew of first ohr and the earth shall give birth to the departed healed ruachim.
20 Come, my people, enter into your rooms, and shut your doors all around you: hide yourselves for just a little while, until the displeasure is past.
21 For, see, YHUH comes out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her bloodguilt and shall no longer cover her slain.
27 In that yom YHUH with His severe and great and strong sword shall punish Leviathan the piercing serpent, even Leviathan that crooked serpent; and He shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.
2 In that yom shir to her, A vineyard of red wine.
3 I YHUH do keep it; I will mayim it every moment: lest any hurt it, I will keep it lyla and yom.
4 Wrath is not in Me: who would set the weeds and thorns against Me in battle? I will trample it down and burn it up at once.
5 Unless it takes hold of My strength, in order to make shalom with Me; and he shall make shalom with Me.
6 He shall cause them that come of Yaakov to take root: Yisrael shall blossom and bud and fill the face of the olam with fruit.
7 He shall not strike Yisrael, as He smote others that smote Yisrael; or is Yisrael slain according to the slaughter of those that are slain by Him?
8 In measure, when You sent her away into exile: He will hold back His rough wind in the yom of the east wind.
9 By this therefore shall the iniquity of Yaakov be purged; and this is all the fruit of taking away his sin; when he makes all the stones of the altar as chalkstones that are beaten to dust, the Asherim and shemesh pillars shall rise no more.
10 Yet the defensed city shall be desolate and the home forsaken and left like a wilderness: there shall the calf feed and there shall he lie down and consume its branches.
11 When its twigs are withered, they shall be broken off: the women come and set them on fire: for it is a people of no binah: therefore He that made them will not have rachamim on them and He that formed them will show them no chen.
12 And it shall come to pass in that yom, that YHUH shall stir up the people from the channel of the River Euphrates to the river of Mitzrayim and you shall be gathered one by one, O children of Yisrael.
13 And it shall come to pass in that yom, that the great shofar shall be blown and they shall come who were ready to perish in the land of Ashshur, and the outcasts in the land of Mitzrayim and shall worship YHUH in the kadosh har at Yahrushalayim.
28 Woe to the keter of pride, to the drunkards of Efrayim, whose tifereth is a fading flower, which is on the head of the fertile valleys, of those that are overcome with wine!
2 See, YHUH has a mighty and strong one, which as a storm of hail and a destroying storm, as a flood of mighty mayim overflowing, shall cast down to the earth with the hand.
3 The keter of pride, the drunkards of Efrayim, shall be trampled under feet:
4 And the tifereth, which is on the head of the fertile valley, shall be a fading flower and as the bikkurim before the summer; which when he sees it, he eats it up while still in his hand.
5 In that yom shall YHUH Tzevaot be for a keter of tifereth and for a diadem of tifereth, to the remnant of His people,
6 And for a Ruach of mishpat to him that desires mishpat, and for strength to them that turn away the battle at the gate.
7 But they also have gone astray through wine and through strong drink are away from the emet derech; the kohen and the navi have gone astray through strong drink, they are swallowed up by wine, they are away from the emet derech through strong drink; they go astray in vision, they stumble in mishpatim.
8 For all their tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no clean place.
9 To whom shall He teach da’at? And to whom shall He make to understand doctrine? Those that are weaned from the milk and drawn away from the breasts.
10 For precept must be laid upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little and there a little:
11 For with stammering lips and another tongue will He speak to this people of Efrayim.
12 To whom He said, This is the rest by which you may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not listen.
13 But The Word of YHUH was given to them precept upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line; here a little and there a little; that they might go and fall backward and be broken and snared and taken.
14 Therefore hear The Word of YHUH, you scornful men, that rule this people who are in Yahrushalayim.
15 Because you have said, We have made a brit with death and with Sheol are we in agreement; so that when the overflowing beatings shall pass through, it shall not come to us: for we have made lies our refuge and under falsehood have we hidden ourselves.
16 Therefore this says The Master YHUH, See, I lay in Tzion for a foundation a Stone, a tried Stone, a precious Rosh Pina, a sure foundation: he that believes in Him shall not be disgraced or put to shame.
17 Mishpat also will I lay to the line and tzedakah to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies and the mayim shall overflow the hiding place.
18 And your brit with death shall be annulled and your agreement with Sheol shall not stand; when the overflowing beating shall pass through, then you shall be trampled down by it.
19 From the time that it goes forth it shall take hold of you: for boker by boker and, by yom and by lyla: it shall cause only distress to even understand the report.
20 For the bed is shorter than that on which a man can stretch himself on it: and the covers too narrow to wrap himself in it.
21 For YHUH shall rise up as in Har Peratzim, He shall be angry as in the Valley of Giveon, that He may do His work, His strange work; and bring to pass His acts, His strange acts.
22 Now therefore be not mockers, lest your chains be made stronger: for I have heard from The Master YHUH Tzevaot a consumption determined upon the whole earth.
23 Give me your ear and listen to my voice; and listen to my speech.
24 Does the plowman plow all yom to sow? Does he keep turning his soil and breaking the clods?
25 When he has leveled the surface, does he not scatter the dill and sow the cummin? Does he not put wheat in rows and the barley where it belongs and plant the buckwheat around the edges?
26 For his Ahlohim does instruct him to use discretion and does teach him.
27 For the dill is not threshed with a threshing instrument, neither is a cartwheel turned on top of the cummin; but the dills are beaten out with a staff and the cummin with a rod.
28 Lechem grain is crushed; so one does not thresh it le-olam-va-ed, nor break it with the wheel of his cart, nor crush it with his horsemen.
29 Even this comes from YHUH Tzevaot, who is wonderful in His counsel and excellent in His chochmah.
29 Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where Dawid dwelt! Year to year; let moadeem come around.
2 Yet I will distress Ariel and there shall be heaviness and sorrow: and it shall be to Me as it is to Ariel.
3 And I will camp against you all around and will lay siege against you with siege-mounds and I will raise forts against you.
4 And you shall be brought down and shall speak out of the ground and your speech shall be low from the dust and your voice shall be, like a medium’s, out of the ground and your speech shall whisper out of the dust.
5 Moreover the multitude of your foreigners shall be like small dust and the multitude of the ruthless ones shall be as chaff that passes away: it shall be in an instant suddenly.
6 You shall be visited by YHUH Tzevaot with thunder and with earthquake and great noise, with wind and storm and the flame of devouring fire.
7 And the multitude of all the goyim that fight against Ariel, even all that fight against her and her stronghold and all that distress her, shall be as a dream of a lyla vision.
8 It shall even be as when a hungry man dreams and, see, he eats; but he awakes and his being is empty: or as when a thirsty man dreams and, see, he drinks; but he awakes and, see, he is faint and his being has hunger: so shall the multitude of all the goyim be, that fight against Har Tzion.
9 Pause and wonder; they cry out for trouble: they are drunk, but not with wine; they stagger, but not because of strong drink.
10 For YHUH has poured out upon you the ruach of deep sleep and has closed your eyes: the neviim and your rulers, the seers also has He blinded.
11 And the vision of all has become to you as the words of a scroll that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, please: and he says, I cannot; for it is sealed:
12 And the scroll is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, please: and he says, I am not learned.
13 Therefore YHUH says, Because this people draws near to Me with their mouths and with their lips they do kavod Me, but have removed their levavot far from Me and their fear of Me is taught by the commands of men:
14 Therefore, see, I will proceed to do a marvelous work among this people, even a marvelous work and a wonder: for the chochmah of their wise men shall perish and the binah of their clever men shall be hidden.
15 Woe to them that seek deep places to hide their counsel far from YHUH and their works are in the dark and they say, Who sees us? And who knows us?
16 That is perverted! Should the Potter be counted as the clay? Should the created say to The Creator, He made me not! Or, shall the thing formed say of Him that formed it; He has no binah?
17 Is it not yet a very little while and Levanon shall be turned into a fruitful field and the fruitful field shall be esteemed as a forest?
18 And in that yom shall the deaf hear the words of the scroll and the eyes of the blind shall see out of gloom, and out of darkness.
19 The meek also shall increase their simcha in YHUH and the poor among men shall simcha in the Kadosh-One of Yisrael.
20 For the ruthless one is brought to nothing and the scorner is consumed and all that desire iniquity are cut off:
21 That make men to sin by their words and lay a trap for him that rebukes evil in the gate and turns aside the tzadik with empty reasoning.
22 Therefore this says YHUH, who redeemed Avraham, concerning Beit Yaakov, Yaakov shall no longer be ashamed and neither shall his face now grow pale.
23 But when he sees his children, the work of My hands, in the midst of him, they shall set apart My Name and set apart the Kadosh-One of Yaakov and shall fear the Ahlohim of Yisrael.
24 They also that had gone astray in ruach, shall come to binah and they that grumbled shall learn Torah.
30 Woe to the rebellious children, says YHUH, that take counsel, but not from Me; and that devise plans, but not from My Ruach, that they may add sin to sin:
2 Who get set to go down into Mitzrayim and have not asked at My mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh and to trust in the shadow of Mitzrayim!
3 Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame and the trust in the shadow of Mitzrayim your confusion.
4 For his rulers were at Tzoan and his ambassadors came to Hanes.
5 They go to a people that could not profit them, nor be a help nor a profit to them, but rather a shame and also a reproach.
6 The burden of the beasts of the south: into the land of trouble and anguish, from where comes the young and old lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, they will carry their riches upon the shoulders of young donkeys and their treasures upon the humps of camels, to a people that shall not profit them.
7 For the Mitzrim shall help in vain and to no avail: therefore have I called her, Rahav-Hem-Sheveth Arrogance Doing Nothing.
8 Now go, write it before them on a tablet and note it in a scroll, that it may be for the time to come le-olam-va-ed:
9 That this is a rebellious people, lying children that will not listen to the Torah of YHUH:
10 Who say to the seers, See not; and to the neviim, Prophesy not to us right things, speak to us smooth nice things, prophesy deceits:
11 Get out of His derech, turn aside out of the derech and cause the Kadosh-One of Yisrael to leave us alone.
12 Therefore this says the Kadosh-One of Yisrael, Because you despise this Word and trust in oppression and perverseness and stay in that:
13 Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, growing in a high wall, whose breaking comes suddenly at an instant.
14 And He shall break it as the breaking of the potter’s vessel that is broken in pieces; He shall not spare: so that there shall not be found any among the fragments to use to take fire from the fireplace, or to take mayim out of the cistern.
15 For this says The Master YHUH, the Kadosh-One of Yisrael; In returning and rest shall you be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength: but you would not.
16 But you said, No; for we will flee upon horses; therefore shall you flee: and, We will ride upon the swift; therefore they that shall pursue you are swift.
17 One thousand shall flee at the rebuke of one; at the rebuke of five shall you flee: until you are left as a beacon upon the top of a har and as a banner on a hill.
18 And therefore will YHUH wait, that He may extend rachamim to you and therefore will He be exalted, so that He may have rachamim upon you: for YHUH is an Ahlohim of mishpat: blessed are all they that wait for Him.
19 For the people shall live in Tzion at Yahrushalayim: you shall weep no more: He will have great rachamim towards you at the voice of your cry; when He shall hear, He will answer you.
20 And though YHUH gave you the lechem of adversity and the mayim of affliction, yet your teachers shall not be removed into a corner anymore, but your eyes shall see your teachers:
21 And your ears shall hear a Word behind you, saying, This is the derech, have your derech in this Derech , when you turn to the right hand and when you turn to the left.
22 You shall defile also the covering of your graven images of silver and the ornament of your molded images of gold: you shall cast them away as a menstrual cloth; you shall say to it, Get out!
23 Then shall He give the rain for your zera, that you shall sow the ground; and lechem as the increase of the earth and it shall be fat and filling: in that yom shall your cattle feed in large pastures.
24 The oxen and the young donkeys that work the ground, shall eat clean tasty mixtures, that has been winnowed with the shovel and with the fan.
25 And there shall be upon every high har and upon every high hill, rivers and streams of mayim in the yom of the great slaughter, when the towers fall.
26 Moreover the ohr of the yarayach shall be as the ohr of the shemesh and the ohr of the shemesh shall be magnified sevenfold, as the ohr of seven yamim, in the yom that YHUH binds up the breach of His people and heals their wounds from His blows.
27 See, the Name of YHUH comes from far, burning with His anger and the burden of it is heavy: His lips are full of displeasure and His tongue as a devouring fire:
28 And His Ruach, as an overflowing river, shall reach to the midst of the neck, to sift the goyim with the sieve of falsehood: and there shall be a bridle in the jaws of the goyim, causing them to go astray.
29 You shall have a shir, in the lyla as when a kadosh moed is kept; and simcha of lev, as when one goes with a flute to come up to the har of YHUH, to the Mighty One of Yisrael.
30 And YHUH shall cause His voice of tifereth to be heard and shall show the coming down of His Arm, with the displeasure of His anger and with the flame of a devouring fire, with scattering and storm and hailstones.
31 By the voice of YHUH shall Ashshur be beaten down, who smote Yisrael with a rod.
32 And in every place where the ordained staff shall pass, which YHUH shall lay upon him, it shall be with tambourines and harps: in fierce battle will He fight against them.
33 For Tophet is ordained of old; yes, for the melech it is prepared; He has made it deep and large: its fire pit with much wood; The Ruach of YHUH, like a river of brimstone, will burn it.
31 Woe to them that go down to Mitzrayim for help; and rely on horses and trust in mirkavot because they are many; and in horsemen because they are very strong; but they look not to the Kadosh-One of Yisrael, neither do they seek YHUH !
2 Yet He also is wise and will bring evil and will not take back His Words: but will arise against the bayit of the evildoers and against the helpers of those that work iniquity.
3 Now the Mitzrim are men and not El; and their horses are flesh and not The Ruach Hakodesh. When YHUH shall stretch out His hand, both he that helps shall fall and he that is being helped shall fall down and they fall together.
4 For this has YHUH spoken to me, Like as the lion and the young lion roaring on its prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor humble himself for the noise of them: so shall YHUH Tzevaot come down to fight for Har Tzion and for its hill.
5 As birds flying, so will YHUH Tzevaot defend Yahrushalayim; defending and delivering it; and passing over and preserving it.
6 Now make teshuvah to Him, from whom the children of Yisrael have deeply fallen away.
7 For in that yom every man shall cast away his idols of silver and his idols of gold, which your own hands have made for yourselves to sin.
8 Then shall Ashshur fall with the sword, not of a mighty man; and the sword, not from mankind, but he shall flee from the sword, and his young men shall be put to forced labor.
9 And he shall pass over to his stronghold for fear and his rulers shall be afraid of the Banner, says YHUH, whose fire is in Tzion and whose furnace is in Yahrushalayim.
32 See, a Melech shall reign in tzedakah, and rulers shall rule in mishpat.
2 And each man shall be as a hiding place from the wind and a shelter from the storm; as rivers of mayim in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.
3 And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim and the ears of them that will hear shall hear.
4 The lev also of the quick to talk shall understand da’at and the tongue of the stutterers shall be ready to speak plainly.
5 The fool shall be no more called noble, nor the scoundrel said to be respectable.
6 For the foolish person will speak folly and his lev will work iniquity, to practice hypocrisy and to utter error against YHUH, to make empty the being of the hungry and to cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.
7 The instruments also of the scoundrel are evil: he plans wicked plans to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy asks for mishpat.
8 But the generous plans generous things; and by generous things shall he stand.
9 Rise up, you women that are at ease; listen to My voice, you carefree daughters; listen to My speech.
10 Many yamim and years shall you be troubled, you carefree women: for the grape harvest shall fail, the gathering shall not come.
11 Tremble, you women that are at ease; be troubled, you carefree ones: strip yourself and make yourselves bare and put on sackcloth upon your loins.
12 They shall lament upon their breasts, for the pleasant fields, for the fruitful vine.
13 Upon the land of My people shall come up thorns and weeds; yes, upon all the houses of simcha in the joyous city:
14 Because the palaces shall be forsaken; the crowded city deserted; the hills and watchtowers shall serve as caves le-olam-va-ed, a simcha of wild donkeys, a pasture of flocks will remain;
15 Until The Ruach is poured upon us from on high and the wilderness is a fruitful field and the fruitful field is counted as a forest.
16 Then mishpat shall live in the wilderness and tzedakah remain in the fruitful field.
17 And the work of tzedakah shall be shalom; and the effect of tzedakah rest and trust le-olam-va-ed.
18 And My people shall live in a homeland of shalom and in secure dwellings and in quiet resting places;
19 Even when it shall hail, coming down on the forest; and the wood shall be laid low in humiliation.
20 Blessed are you that sow beside all kinds of mayim that send forth the feet of the ox and the donkey.
33 Woe to you that plunders and you were not plundered; and deals treacherously and they dealt not treacherously with you! When you shall cease to plunder, you shall be plundered; and when you shall make an end to dealing treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with you.
2 O YHUH, show us chen; we have waited for You: be our Arm every boker, our Yahusha also in the time of trouble.
3 At the noise of rumbling the people fled; when You lift Yourself up the goyim were scattered.
4 And your plunder shall be gathered like the gathering of the caterpillar: as the running around of locusts shall He run upon them.
5 YHUH is exalted; for He dwells on high: He has filled Tzion with mishpat and tzedakah.
6 And chochmah and da’at shall be the stability of your times and the strength of Yahusha : and the fear of YHUH that is His treasure.
7 See, their brave ones shall cry outside: the ambassadors of shalom shall weep bitterly.
8 The highways lie deserted, the wayfaring man ceases: He has broken the brit, he has despised the cities, he regards no man.
9 The earth mourns and languishes: Levanon is ashamed and cut down: Sharon is like a wilderness; and Bashan and Carmel shake off their fruits.
10 Now will I rise, says YHUH; now will I be exalted; now will I lift up Myself.
11 You shall conceive chaff, you shall bring forth stubble: your Ruach, as fire, shall devour you.
12 And the people shall be as the burnings of lime: as thorns cut up shall they be burned in the fire.
13 Hear, you that are far off, what I have done; and, you that are near, acknowledge My might.
14 The sinners in Tzion are afraid; trembling has seized the hypocrites. Who among us shall live with the devouring fire? Who among us shall live with everlasting burnings?
15 He that has their walk righteously and speaks uprightly; he that despises the gain of oppression, that holds back his hands from holding bribes, that stops his ears from hearing bloodshed and shuts his eyes from seeing evil;
16 He shall live on high: his place of defense shall be the strongholds of rocks: lechem shall be given him; his mayim shall be sure.
17 Your eyes shall see The Melech in His tifereth: they shall see the land that is very far off.
18 Your lev shall ponder fear. Where is the Sopher? Where is the weigher? Where is he that counts the towers?
19 You shall not see a fierce people, a people of an obscure language that you cannot perceive; with a stammering tongue that you cannot understand.
20 Look upon Tzion, the city of our moadeem: Your eyes shall see Yahrushalayim a quiet home, a sukkah that shall not be taken down; not one of its pegs shall ever be removed, neither shall any of its cords be broken.
21 But there Majestic YHUH will be to us a place of broad rivers and streams; in which shall go no boat with oars, neither shall large ships pass by.
22 For YHUH is our Shofet, YHUH is our Torah-Giver, YHUH is our Melech; He will save us.
23 Your ropes are loosed; they could not well strengthen their mast, they could not spread the sail: then is the prey of a great plunder divided; the lame take the prey.
24 And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick: the people that live in it shall be forgiven their iniquity.
34 Come near, you goyim, to hear; and listen, you people: let the earth hear and all that is in it; the olam and all things that come forth from it.
2 For the displeasure of YHUH is upon all goyim and His fury upon all their armies: He shall utterly destroy them, He shall deliver them to the slaughter.
3 Their slain also shall be cast out and their stink shall come up out of their corpses and the mountains shall be melted with their dahm.
4 And all the host of the shamayim shall be dissolved and the shamayim shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falls off from the vine and as a falling fig from the fig eytz.
5 For My sword shall be sharpened in the shamayim: see, it shall come down upon the Edomites and upon the people of My curse, condemned in mishpat.
6 The sword of YHUH is filled with dahm, it shall overflow with fatness and with the dahm of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams: for YHUH has a sacrifice in Bozrah and a great slaughter in the land of Edom.
7 And the rhinocerus shall come down with them and the young bulls with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with dahm and their dust made fat with fatness.
8 For it is the Yom of YHUH 's vengeance and the year of paybacks for the controversy of Tzion.
9 And its streams shall be turned into tar and its dust into brimstone and its land shall become burning tar.
10 It shall not be quenched lyla nor yom; the smoke of it shall go up le-olam-va-ed: from generation to generation it shall lie in ruin; none shall pass through it le-olam-va-ed.
11 But the pelican and the porcupine shall possess it; the owl also and the raven shall live in it: and He shall stretch out upon it the measuring line of confusion and the stones of emptiness.
12 They shall call its nobles to the malchut, but none shall be there and all her rulers shall become nothing.
13 And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in its strongholds: and it shall be a home of jackals and a courtyard for ostriches.
14 The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet in it with the wild beasts of the island and the billy-goats shall call to each other; the lyla creature also shall rest there and find for herself a place of rest.
15 There shall the hoot owl make her nest and lay and hatch and gather under her shadow: there shall the vultures also be gathered, every one with its mate.
16 Seek for the scroll of YHUH and read it: not one of these shall fail, none shall be without a mate: for my mouth He has commanded and His Ruach shall gather them.
17 And He has cast the lot for them and His hand has divided it to them by measuring line: they shall possess it le-olam-va-ed, from generation to generation shall they live in it.
35 The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall simcha and blossom as the rose.
2 It shall blossom abundantly and gilah even with simcha and singing: the tifereth of Levanon shall be given to it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the tifereth of YHUH and the excellency of our Ahlohim.
3 Strengthen the weak hands and make firm the feeble knees.
4 Say to them that are of a fearful lev, Be strong and fear not: see, your Ahlohim will come with vengeance, even Ahlohim with a recompense; He will come and save you.
5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened and the ears of the deaf shall be opened.
6 Then shall the lame man leap as a hart and the tongue of the dumb shir: for in the wilderness shall mayim break out and streams in the desert.
7 And the parched ground shall become a pool and the thirsty land springs of mayim: in the home of jackals, where each one lay, there shall be grass with reeds and rushes.
8 And a highway shall be there and a Derech and it shall be called The Derech of set apartness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those who have their walk in The Derech: even wayward fools shall not go astray in it.
9 No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up on it, they shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall have their walk there:
10 And the ransomed of YHUH shall return and come to Tzion with shirim and everlasting simcha upon their heads: they shall obtain simcha upon simcha and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
36 Now it came to pass in the fourteenth year of melech Hizqiyahu, that Sancheriv melech of Ashshur came up against all the defended cities of Yahudah and took them.
2 And the melech of Ashshur sent Rav-Shakeh from Lachish to Yahrushalayim to melech Hizqiyahu with a great army. And he stood by the channel of the upper pool in the highway of the Launderers’ Field.
3 Then came forth to him Elyaquim, Hilqiyah's son, who was steward of the household and Shevna the Sopher and Yoah, Asaph's son, the recorder.
4 And Rav-Shakeh said to them, Say now to Hizqiyahu, This says the great melech, the melech of Ashshur, What trust is this in which you trust?
5 I say, you speak of having counsel and strength for war, but they are but vain words: now upon whom do you trust, that you have rebelled against me?
6 See, you trust in the staff of this broken reed, on Mitzrayim; which if a man leans on, it will go into his hand and pierce it: so is Pharaoh melech of Mitzrayim to all that trust in him.
7 But if you say to me, We trust in YHUH our Ahlohim: is it not He, whose high places and whose altars Hizqiyahu has taken away and said to Yahudah and to Yahrushalayim, You shall worship before this altar?
8 Now therefore give a pledge, I ask you, to my master the melech of Ashshur and I will give you two thousand horses, if you are able on your part to set riders upon them.
9 How then can you refuse one officer of the least of my master's avadim and put your trust in Mitzrayim for mirkavot and for horsemen?
10 And am I now come up without YHUH against this land to destroy it? YHUH said to me, Go up against this land and destroy it.
11 Then said Elyaquim and Shevna and Yoah to Rav-Shakeh, Please speak, to your avadim in the Aramaic language; for we understand it: and speak not to us in the language of Yahudah, in the ears of the people that are on the wall.
12 But Rav-Shakeh said, Has my master sent me to your master and to you to speak these words? Has he not sent me to the men that sit upon the wall, that they may eat their own dung and drink their own urine with you?
13 Then Rav-Shakeh stood and cried with a loud voice in Ivrit; the language of Yahudah and said, Shema to the words of the great melech, the melech of Ashshur.
14 This says the melech, Let not Hizqiyahu deceive you: for he shall not be able to deliver you.
15 Neither let Hizqiyahu make you trust in YHUH, saying,YHUH will surely deliver us: so that this city shall not be delivered into the hand of the melech of Ashshur.
16 Shema not to Hizqiyahu: for this says the melech of Ashshur, Make an agreement with me by a present and come out to me: and eat every one of his vine and every one of his fig eytz and drink every one the mayim of his own cistern;
17 Until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of grain and wine, a land of lechem and vineyards.
18 Beware lest Hizqiyahu persuade you, saying, YHUH will deliver us. Has any of the ahlahim of the goyim delivered his land out of the hand of the melech of Ashshur?
19 Where are the ahlahim of Hamath and Arphad? Where are the ahlahim of Sefarvaim? Have they delivered Shomron out of my hand?
20 Who are they among all the ahlahim of these lands, that have delivered their land out of my hand, that YHUH should deliver Yahrushalayim out of my hand?
21 But they held their shalom and did not answer him even one word: for the melech's commandment said, Do not answer him.
22 Then came Elyaquim, the son of Hilkiyahu, that was over the household and Shevna the Sopher and Yoah, the son of Asaph, the recorder, to Hizqiyahu with their clothes torn and told him all the words of Rav-Shakeh.
37 And it came to pass, when melech Hizqiyahu heard it, that he tore his clothes and covered himself with sackcloth and went into the Bayit of YHUH.
2 And he sent Elyaquim, who was over the household and Shevna the Sopher and the zechanim of the kohanim covered with sackcloth, to Yeshayahu the navi the son of Amotz.
3 And they said to him, This says Hizqiyahu, This yom is a yom of trouble and of rebuke and of scorn: for the children have come to the birth and there is no strength to bring forth.
4 It may be YHUH your Ahlohim will hear the words of Rav-Shakeh, whom the melech of Ashshur his master has sent to reproach the living Ahlohim and will reprove the words which YHUH your Ahlohim has heard: therefore lift up your tefillah for the remnant that is left.
5 So the avadim of melech Hizqiyahu came to Yeshayahu.
6 And Yeshayahu said to them, This shall you say to your master, This says YHUH, Be not afraid of the words that you have heard, by which the avadim of the melech of Ashshur have blasphemed Me.
7 See, I will send a blast upon him and he shall hear a rumor and return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.
8 So Rav-Shakeh returned and found the melech of Ashshur fighting against Livnah: for he had heard that he had departed from Lachish.
9 And he heard it said concerning Tirhachah melech of Ethiopia, He has come forth to make war with you. And when he heard it, he sent messengers to Hizqiyahu, saying,
10 This shall you say to Hizqiyahu melech of Yahudah, saying, Let not your Ahlohim, in whom you trust, deceive you, saying, Yahrushalayim shall not be given into the hand of the melech of Ashshur.
11 See, you have heard what the melechim of Ashshur have done to all lands by destroying them utterly; and shall you be delivered?
12 Have the ahlahim of the goyim delivered them that my ahvot have destroyed, like Gozan and Charan and Rezeph and the children of Ayden who were in Telassar?
13 Where is the melech of Hamath and the melech of Arphad and the melech of the city of Sefarvaim, Hena and Ivah?
14 Hizqiyahu received the letter from the hands of the messengers and read it: and Hizqiyahu went up to the Bayit of YHUH and spread it before YHUH.
15 And Hizqiyahu made tefillah to YHUH, saying,
16 O YHUH Tzevaot, Ahlohim of Yisrael, You who live between the cheruvim, You are the Ahlohim, even You alone, of all the malchutim of the earth: You alone have made the shamayim and the earth.
17 Incline Your ear, O YHUH and hear; open Your eyes, O YHUH and see: and listen to all the words of Sancheriv, who has been sent to reproach the living Ahlohim.
18 Of an emet, YHUH, the melechim of Ashshur have laid waste all the goyim and their countries,
19 And have cast their ahlahim into the fire: for they were not ahlahim, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them.
20 Now therefore, O YHUH our Ahlohim, save us from his hand, that all the malchutim of the earth may know that You are YHUH, even You alone.
21 Then Yeshayahu the son of Amotz sent to Hizqiyahu, saying, This says YHUH Ahlohim of Yisrael, Because you have made tefillah to Me against Sancheriv melech of Ashshur:
22 This is the word that YHUH has spoken concerning him; The virgin, the daughter of Tzion, has despised you and laughed you to scorn; the daughter of Yahrushalayim has shaken her head at you.
23 Whom have you reproached and blasphemed? And against whom have you exalted your voice and lifted up your eyes on high? Even against the Kadosh-One of Yisrael.
24 By your avadim have you reproached YHUH and have said, By the multitude of my mirkavot I am come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Levanon; and I will cut down the tall cedars of it and the choice cypress eytzim of it: and I will enter into the height of its border and the forest of its fruitful field.
25 I have dug and drunk mayim; and with the sole of my feet have I dried up all the rivers of the besieged places.
26 Have you not heard long ago, how I have done it; and from ancient times, that I have formed it? Now have I brought it to pass, that you should be allowed to lay waste defended cities into ruinous heaps.
27 Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and embarrassed: they were as the grass of the field and as the green herb, as the grass on the housetops and as grain blasted before it is grown up.
28 But I know your sitting down and your going out and your coming in and your rage against Me.
29 Because your rage against Me and your pride, has come up into My ears, therefore will I put My hook in your nose and My bridle in your lips and I will turn you back by the same derech by which you came.
30 And this shall be an ot to you, You shall eat this year such as grows by itself; and the second year that which springs of the same: and in the third year sow and reap and plant vineyards and eat the fruit of it.
31 And the remnant that is escaped of Beit Yahudah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward:
32 For out of Yahrushalayim shall go forth a remnant and they that escape out of Har Tzion: the zeal of YHUH Tzevaot shall do this.
33 Therefore this says YHUH concerning the melech of Ashshur, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there nor come before it with shields, nor build a siege mound against it.
34 By the derech that he came, by the same road shall he return and shall not come into this city, says YHUH.
35 For I will defend this city to save it for My own sake and for My eved Dawid's sake.
36 Then The Heavenly Malach of YHUH went forth and smote the camp of the Ashurim one hundred eighty five thousand: and when they arose early in the boker, see, they were all dead corpses.
37 So Sancheriv melech of Ashshur departed and went and returned and dwelt at Ninveh.
38 And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the bayit of Nisroch his ahlahim, that Adram-Melech and Sharetzer his sons smote him with the sword; and they escaped into the land of Armenia: and Esar-Haddon his son reigned in his place.
38 In those yamim Hizqiyahu was sick and near death. And Yeshayahu the navi the son of Amotz came to him and said to him, This says YHUH, Set your bayit in order: for you shall die and not live.
2 Then Hizqiyahu turned his face toward the wall and made tefillah to YHUH,
3 And said, Remember now, O YHUH, I beg You, how I have had my halacha before You in emet and with a perfect lev and have done that which is tov in Your sight. And Hizqiyahu wept heavily.
4 Then came The Word of YHUH to Yeshayahu, saying,
5 Go and tell Hizqiyahu, This says YHUH, the Ahlohim of Dawid your abba, I have heard your tefillah, I have seen your tears: see, I will add to your yamim fifteen years.
6 And I will deliver you and this city out of the hand of the melech of Ashshur: and I will defend this city.
7 And this shall be an ot to you from YHUH, that YHUH will do this thing that He has spoken;
8 See, I will bring again the shadow of the degrees, which is gone down on the sundial of Achaz, ten degrees backward. So the shemesh returned ten degrees on the dial, by the same degrees that it had gone down.
9 This then is the writing of Hizqiyahu melech of Yahudah, when he had been sick and had later recovered from his sickness:
10 I said in the cutting off of my yamim, I shall go to the gates of Sheol: I am deprived of the residue of my years.
11 I said, I shall not see YAH,YHUH, in the land of the living: I shall see man no more with the inhabitants of the olam.
12 My chayim is departed and is taken from me as a shepherd's tent: My chayim was shrunk like a weaver’s web: He will cut me off with sickness: from one yom to the next lyla You make an end of me.
13 I soothed myself until boker, but as a lion, so will He break all my bones: from one yom to the next lyla will You make an end of me.
14 Like a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a yonah: my eyes became weary with looking upward: O YHUH, I am oppressed; take hold of this for me!
15 What shall I say? He has both spoken to me and Himself has done it: I shall go humbly all my years in the bitterness of my being.
16 O YHUH, by these things men live and in all these things is the chayim of my ruach: so restore me and make me live.
17 See, for shalom I had great bitterness: but You have in Your ahava for my being delivered it from the pit of corruption: for You have cast all my sins behind Your back.
18 For Sheol cannot hallel You, death cannot celebrate You: they that go down into the pit cannot tikvah for Your emet.
19 The living, yes, the living, shall hallel You, even as I do this yom: The Abba to their children shall make known Your emet.
20 YHUH came to save me: therefore we will shir my shirim with the stringed instruments all the yamim of our chayim in the Bayit of YHUH.
21 For Yeshayahu had said, Let them take a fig-plaster and apply it upon the boil and he shall recover:
22 Because Hizqiyahu asked, What is the ot that I shall be able to go up to the Bayit of YHUH ?
39 At that time Merodach-Baladan, the son of Baladan, melech of Bavel, sent letters and a present to Hizqiyahu: for he had heard that he had been sick and had recovered.
2 And Hizqiyahu was glad because of them and in turn he showed them the bayit of his precious things, the silver and the gold and the spices and the precious ointment and all the bayit of his armor and all that was found in his treasures: there was nothing in his bayit, nor in all his dominion, that Hizqiyahu did not show them.
3 Then came Yeshayahu the navi to melech Hizqiyahu and said to him, What did those men say? And from where did they come? And Hizqiyahu said, They have come from a far country to me, even from Bavel.
4 Then he said, What have they seen in your bayit? And Hizqiyahu answered, All that is in my bayit have they seen: there is nothing among my treasures that I have not showed them.
5 Then said Yeshayahu to Hizqiyahu, Hear The Word of YHUH Tzevaot:
6 See, the yamim come, that all that is in your bayit and that which your ahvot have laid up in store until this yom, shall be carried to Bavel: nothing shall be left, says YHUH.
7 And of your sons that shall come from you, whom you shall bring forth, shall they take away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the melech of Bavel.
8 Then said Hizqiyahu to Yeshayahu, Tov is The Word of YHUH which you have spoken. He said moreover, For there shall be shalom and emet in my yamim.
40 Nachamu, Nachamu Ami-My people, says your Ahlohim.
2 Speak comfortably to Yahrushalayim and declare to her, that her warfare is finished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she has received from YHUH 's hand double for all her sins.
3 The voice of him that cries in the wilderness, Prepare the Derech of YHUH, make straight in the desert a derech for our Ahlohim.
4 Every valley shall be exalted and every har and hill shall be made low: and the crooked places shall be made straight and the rough places plain:
5 And the kavod of YHUH shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of YHUH has spoken it.
6 The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass and all the tov from it is as the flower of the field:
7 The grass withers, the flower fades: when The Ruach Hakodesh of YHUH blows upon it: surely the people are like grass.
8 The grass withers, the flower fades: but The Word of our Ahlohim shall abide and stand le-olam-va-ed.
9 O Tzion, that brings tov tidings, get up into the high har; O Yahrushalayim, that brings tov tidings, lift up your voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say to the cities of Yahudah, See your Ahlohim !
10 See, The Master YHUH will come with a strong hand, and His Arm shall rule for Him: see, His reward is with Him, and His work before Him.
11 He shall feed His flock like a Shepherd: He shall gather the lambs with His Arm, and carry them in His bosom and shall gently lead those that are with young.
12 Who has measured the mayim in the hollow of His hand and meted out the shamayim with the span and gathered the dust of the earth in a measure and weighed the mountains on scales and the hills in a balance?
13 Who has directed The Ruach of YHUH or being His counselor has taught Him?
14 With whom did He take counsel and who instructed Him and taught Him in the derech of mishpat and taught Him da’at and showed Him the derech of binah?
15 See, the goyim are as a drop in a bucket and are counted as the small dust on the balance: see, He lifts up the coastlands as fine dust.
16 And Levanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts of it sufficient for a burnt offering.
17 All goyim before Him are as nothing; and they are counted by Him as less than nothing and emptiness.
18 To whom then will you liken El? Or, what likeness will you compare Him to?
19 The workman melts a graven image and the goldsmith covers it with gold and casts silver chains.
20 He that is so poor that he has no gold idol chooses an eytz that will not rot; he seeks for himself a skilled workman to prepare a graven image that shall not move.
21 Have you not known? Have you not heard? Has it not been told to you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth?
22 It is He that sits upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants of it are as a grasshopper; that stretches out the shamayim as a curtain and spreads them out as a tent to live in:
23 That brings rulers to nothing; and makes the shophtim of the earth as vanity.
24 Yes, they shall not be planted; yes, they shall not be sown: yes, their stock shall not take root in the earth: and He shall also blow upon them and they shall wither and the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble.
25 To whom then will you liken Me, or to whom shall I be equal? Says the Kadosh-One.
26 Lift up your eyes on high and see who has created these things, that brings out their host by number: He calls them all by names by the greatness of His might, for He is strong in Power; and not one fails.
27 Why do you say, O Yaakov and speak, O Yisrael, My derech is hidden from YHUH and mishpat is not issued from My Ahlohim?
28 Have you not known? Have you not heard, that the Everlasting Ahlohim, YHUH, The Creator of the ends of the earth, faints not, neither is tired? There is no searching of His binah.
29 He gives Power to the weary; and to them that have no might He increases strength.
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary and the young men shall stumble and fall:
31 But they that wait upon YHUH shall renew their strength; they shall har up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint.
41 Keep silent before Me, you coastlands; and let the people renew their strength: let them come near; then let them speak: let us come together for mishpat.
2 Who raised up the tzadik man from the east, called him to His foot, gave the goyim before Him and made Him rule over melechim? He gave them as the dust for His sword and as driven stubble for His bow.
3 He pursued them and passed safely; even by the derech that He had not gone with His feet.
4 Who has worked and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I YHUH, the first and the last; I AM He.
5 The coastlands saw it and feared; the ends of the earth were afraid, they drew near and came.
6 Each one helped his neighbor; and each one said to his brother, Be of tov courage.
7 So the craftsman encourages the goldsmith and he that smoothes with the hammer inspires him that strikes the anvil, saying, It is ready to be joined: and he fastens it with nails, that it should not be moved.
8 But you, Yisrael, are My eved, Yaakov whom I have chosen, the zera of Avraham My chaver.
9 You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth and called you from the farthest parts of it and said to you, You are My eved; I have chosen you and not cast you away.
10 Fear not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I AM your Ahlohim: I will strengthen you; yes, I will help you; yes, I will uphold you with the Right Hand of My tzedakah.
11 See, all they that were enraged against you shall be ashamed and embarrassed: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with you shall perish.
12 You shall seek them and shall not find them, even them that contended with you: they that war against you shall be as nothing and as a thing of nothing.
13 For I YHUH your Ahlohim will hold your right hand, saying to you, Al-Tereh; I will help you.
14 Fear not, you worm Yaakov and you men of Yisrael; I will help you, says YHUH and Your Redeemer, the Kadosh-One of Yisrael.
15 See, I will make you a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth: you shall thresh the mountains and beat them small and shall make the hills as chaff.
16 You shall fan them and the wind shall carry them away and the whirlwind shall scatter them: and you shall simcha in YHUH and shall tifereth in the Kadosh-One of Yisrael.
17 When the poor and needy seek mayim and there is none and their tongue fails for thirst, I YHUH will listen to them, I the Ahlohim of Yisrael will not forsake them.
18 I will open rivers in high places and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of mayim and the dry land springs of mayim.
19 I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the acacia eytz and the myrtle and the oil eytz; I will set in the desert the cypress eytz and the pine and the box eytz together:
20 That they may see and know and consider and understand together, that the Hand of YHUH has done this and the Kadosh-One of Yisrael has created it from nothing.
21 Produce your cause, says YHUH; bring forth your strong reasons, says The Melech of Yaakov.
22 Let them bring them forth and show Us what shall happen: let them show the former things, what they were, that We may consider them and know the latter end of them; or declare to Us things yet to come.
23 Show the things that are to come from now on, that We may know that you are Ahlohim: yes, do tov, or do evil, that We may be amazed and see it together.
24 See, you are nothing and your work is nothing: an abomination is anyone that chooses you.
25 I have raised up one from the north and he shall come: from the rising of the shemesh shall he call upon My Name: and He shall come upon rulers as though mortar and as the potter tramples clay.
26 Who has declared from the beginning, that We may know? And ahead of time, that We may say, He is tzadik? Yes, there is none that declares the future, yes, there is none that proclaims it, yes, yet there is none that hears Your Words.
27 First He shall say to Tzion, here, see, now see then: I will give to Yahrushalayim One that brings tov tidings.
28 For I beheld and there was no man; even among them and there was no counselor, that, when I asked of them, could bring forth a defense.
29 See, they are all vanity; their works are nothing: their molded images are wind and confusion.
42 See My Eved, whom I uphold; My elect, in whom My being delights; I have put My Ruach upon Him: He shall bring forth mishpat to the goyim.
2 He shall not cry, nor lift up His voice, nor cause His voice to be heard in the street.
3 A bruised reed shall He not break and the smoking cotton shall He not quench: He shall bring forth mishpat in accordance with emet.
4 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, until He has set mishpat in the earth: and the coastlands shall wait for His Torah.
5 This says the El-YHUH, He that created the shamayim and stretches them out; He that spreads forth the earth and that which comes out of it; He that gives Ruach to the people upon it and ruach to them that walk in it:
6 I YHUH have called You in tzedakah and will hold Your hand and will keep You and give You for a brit of the people, for an Ohr to the goyim;
7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison and them that sit in darkness out of the prison bayit.
8 I AM YHUH: that is My Name: and My tifereth will I not give to another, neither My hallel to graven images.
9 See, the former things have come to pass and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.
10 Sing to YHUH a new shir, and His hallel from the ends of the earth, you that go down to the sea and all that is in it; the coastlands and the inhabitants of it.
11 Let the wilderness and the cities of it lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar does inhabit: let the inhabitants of the steep rocks shir; let them shout from the top of the mountains.
12 Let them give tifereth to YHUH and declare His hallel in the coastlands.
13 YHUH shall go forth as a mighty Man, He shall stir up zeal like a Man of war: He shall cry, yes, roar; He shall prevail against His enemies.
14 I have held My shalom for a long while; I have been still and refrained Myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy and devour at once.
15 I will make waste mountains and hills and dry up all their herbs; and I will make the rivers coastlands and I will dry up the pools.
16 And I will bring the blind by a derech that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness ohr before them and crooked things straight. These things will I do to them and not forsake them.
17 They shall make teshuvah and then they shall be greatly ashamed, that have trusted in graven images, that say to the molded images, You are our ahlahim.
18 Shema, you who are deaf and look, you who are blind, that you may see.
19 Who is blind, but My eved? Or, deaf, as My messenger that I sent? Who is as blind as he that is whole and blind as YHUH 's eved?
20 Seeing many things, but you observe not; opening the ears, but he hears not.
21 YHUH is well pleased for the sake of His tzedakah, He will magnify the Torah, and make it honorable.
22 But this is a people robbed and plundered; they are all of them snared in holes and they are hidden in prison houses: they are for a prey and no one delivers them; for a plunder and no one says, Restore!
23 Who among you will give ear to this? Who will listen and hear for the time to come?
24 Who gave Yaakov for a plunder and Yisrael to the robbers? Did not YHUH, He against whom we have sinned? For they would not have their derech in His derachot, neither were they obedient to His Torah.
25 Therefore He has poured upon Yaakov the fury of His anger and the strength of battle: and has set him on fire all around, yet he did not understand why; and it burned him, yet he did not take it to lev.
43 But now this says YHUH that created you, O Yaakov and He that formed you, O Yisrael, Fear not: for I have redeemed you, I have called you by your name; you are Mine.
2 When you pass through the mayim, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you: when you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon you.
3 For I AM YHUH your Ahlohim, the Kadosh-One of Yisrael, your Savior: I gave Mitzrayim for your ransom, Ethiopia and Seva for you.
4 Since you were precious in My sight, you have been honorable and I have loved you: therefore will I give men for you and people for your chayim.
5 Fear not: for I AM with you: I will bring your zera from the east and gather you from the west;
6 I will say to the north, Give them up; and to the south, Keep them not back: bring My sons from far and My daughters from the ends of the earth;
7 Even each one that is called by My Name: for I have created him for My tifereth, I have formed him; yes, I have made him.
8 Bring forth the blind people that have eyes and the deaf that have ears.
9 Let all the goyim be gathered together, and let the people be assembled; who among them can declare this and show us former things? Let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be justified: or let them hear and say, It is emet.
10 You are My witnesses, says YHUH, even My Eved whom I have chosen: that you may know and believe Me and understand that I AM He: before Me there was no El formed, neither shall there be after Me.
11 I, even I, am YHUH; and beside Me there is no Savior.
12 I have declared and have saved and I have showed, when there was no ger among you: therefore you are My witnesses, says YHUH, that I AM El.
13 Yes, before the yom was I AM He; and there is none that can deliver out of My hand: I will work, and who shall let it?
14 This says YHUH, your Redeemer, the Kadosh-One of Yisrael; For Your sake I have sent to Bavel and have brought down all their nobles and the Chaldeans, whose cry is in their ships.
15 I AM YHUH, your Kadosh-One, The Creator of Yisrael, your Melech.
16 This says YHUH, who makes a derech in the sea and a derech in the mighty mayim,
17 Who brings forth the mirkavah and horse, the army and the power; they shall lie down together, they shall not rise: they are extinct; they are quenched like the wicked.
18 Remember not the former things, neither consider the things of old.
19 See, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a derech in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
20 The beast of the field shall kavod Me, the jackals and the owls: because I give mayim in the wilderness and rivers in the desert, to give drink to My people, My chosen.
21 This people have I formed for Myself; they shall show forth My hallel.
22 But you have not called upon Me, O Yaakov; but you have been weary of Me, O Yisrael.
23 You have not brought Me the small cattle of your burnt offerings; neither have you honored Me with your sacrifices. I have not caused you to serve with an offering, nor wearied you with incense.
24 You have bought Me no sweet cane with money, neither have you filled Me with the fat of your sacrifices: but you have served Me with your sins, you have wearied Me with your iniquities.
25 I, even I, am He that blots out your transgressions for My own sake and will not remember your sins.
26 Remember Me: let us reason together about mishpat: plead with Me, that you may be justified.
27 Your first abba has sinned, and your advocates have transgressed against Me.
28 Therefore your princes have profaned My Kadosh-Place and have given Yaakov to the curse and Yisrael to scorn.
44 Yet now shema, O Yaakov My eved; and Yisrael, whom I have chosen:
2 This says YHUH that made you and formed you from the womb, who will help you; Fear not, O Yaakov, My eved; and you, Yeshurun, whom I have chosen.
3 For I will pour mayim upon him that is thirsty and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour My Ruach upon your zera and My bracha upon your offspring:
4 And they shall spring up as among the grass, as willows by the mayim streams.
5 One shall say, I am YHUH 's; and another shall call himself by the name of Yaakov; and another shall write with his hand, Unto YHUH and name himself by the name of Yisrael.
6 This says YHUH The Melech of Yisrael, and His Redeemer YHUH Tzevaot; I AM the first and I AM the last; and beside Me there is no ahlahim.
7 And who is like Me, let him call and declare it and lay it before Me, since I appointed the ancient people? And the things that are coming and shall come, let them show these things to them.
8 Fear not, neither be afraid: have not I told you from that time and have declared it? You are even My witnesses. Is there any Ahloha beside Me? Yes, there is no Rock beside Me; I know not of anyone.
9 They that make a graven image, all of them are vanity; and their delights shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses; they see not, neither know anything; that they may be ashamed.
10 Who has formed an El, or cast a graven image that is profitable for nothing?
11 See, all his fellows shall be ashamed: and the workmen, they are but men: let them all be gathered together, let them stand up; yet they shall fear and they shall be ashamed together.
12 The craftsman with the tongs both works in the coals and fashions it with hammers and works it with the strength of his arms: yes, he is hungry and his strength fails: he drinks no mayim and is weak.
13 The carpenter stretches out his rule; he marks it out with a line; he fits it with planes and he marks it out with the compass and makes it after the figure of a man, according to the tifereth of a man; that it may remain in the bayit.
14 He cuts down cedars and takes the cypress and the oak, which he raised for himself among the eytzim of the forest: he plants a pine and the rain does nourish it.
15 Then shall it be for a man to burn: for he will take of it and warm himself; yes, he kindles it and bakes lechem; yes, he makes an El and worships it; he makes it a graven image and falls down before it.
16 He burns part of it in the fire; with part of it he eats flesh; he roasts roast and is satisfied: yes, he warms himself and says, Aha, I am warm, I have seen the fire:
17 And the residue of it he makes an El, even his graven image: he falls down to it and worships it and makes tefillah to it and says; Deliver me, for you are my El.
18 They have not known nor understood: for He has shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and their levavot, that they cannot understand.
19 And none considers in his lev, neither is there da’at nor binah to say, I have burned part of it in the fire; yes, also I have baked lechem upon the coals of it; I have roasted flesh and eaten it: and shall I make the residue of it into an abomination? Shall I fall down to the log of an eytz?
20 He feeds on ashes: a deceived lev has turned him aside, so that he cannot deliver his being, nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand?
21 Remember these, O Yaakov and Yisrael; for you are My eved: I have formed you; you are My eved: O Yisrael, you shall not be forgotten by Me.
22 I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, your transgressions and, as a cloud, your sins: make teshuvah to Me; for I have redeemed you.
23 Sing, O shamayim; for YHUH has done it: shout, you depths of the earth: break forth into singing, you mountains, O forest and every eytz in it: for YHUH has redeemed Yaakov and lifted Himself up in Yisrael.
24 This says YHUH, your Redeemer and He that formed you from the womb, I AM YHUH that makes all things; that stretches forth the shamayim alone; that spreads abroad the earth by Myself;
25 That frustrates the signs of the liars and makes diviners crazy; that turns wise men backward and makes their da’at foolish;
26 That confirms the word of His eved and performs the counsel of His messengers; that says to Yahrushalayim, You shall be inhabited; and to the cities of Yahudah, You shall be rebuilt, and I will raise up the ruined places of it:
27 That says to the deep, Be dry and I will dry up your rivers:
28 That says of Koresh, He is My shepherd and shall perform all My pleasure: even saying to Yahrushalayim, You shall be rebuilt; and to the Hekal, your foundation shall be laid.
45 This says YHUH to His anointed, to Koresh, whose right hand I have grasped, to subdue goyim before him; and I will loose the loins of melechim, to open before him the double doors; so that the gates shall not be shut;
2 I will go before you and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass and cut down the bars of iron:
3 And I will give you the treasures of darkness and the hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I,YHUH, who call you by your name, I Am the Ahlohim of Yisrael.
4 For Yaakov My eved's sake and Yisrael My elect, I have even called you by your name: I have surnamed you, though you have not known Me.
5 I AM YHUH and there is none else, there is no ahlahim beside Me: I dressed you, though you have not known Me:
6 That they may know from the rising of the shemesh and from the west, that there is none beside Me. I AM YHUH and there is none else.
7 I form the ohr and create darkness: I make shalom and create evil: I YHUH do all these things.
8 Drop down, you shamayim, from above and let the skies pour down tzedakah: let the earth open and let them bring forth Yahusha and let tzedakah spring up together; I YHUH have created it.
9 Woe to him that strives with His Makers! An earthen vessel that strives with Him who made it! Shall the clay say to Him that fashioned it, Why did you make it like this? Or, the handiwork saying to the Maker of it, He has no hands?
10 Woe to him that says to his abba, Why did you beget me? Or, to an eema, Why have you conceived me?
11 This says YHUH, the Kadosh-One of Yisrael and His Maker, Ask Me of things to come concerning My sons and concerning the work of My hands command Me.
12 I have made the earth and created man upon it: I, even My hands, have stretched out the shamayim and their entire host, have I commanded.
13 I have raised Him up in tzedakah and I will direct all His halachot: He shall rebuild My city and He shall let My exiles go, but not for a price, or a bribe, says YHUH Tzevaot.
14 This says YHUH, The labor of Mitzrayim and merchandise of Ethiopia and of the Saveans, men of tall stature, shall come over to You and they shall be Yours: they shall come after You; in chains they shall come over and they shall fall down to You, they shall make supplication to You, saying, Surely El is in You; and there is none else, there is no other ahlahim.
15 Truly You are an El that hides Yourself, O Ahlohim of Yisrael, the Savior.
16 They shall be ashamed and also be embarrassed, all of them: they shall go to confusion together that are makers of idols.
17 But Yisrael shall be saved in YHUH with an everlasting Yahusha : you shall not be ashamed nor embarrassed olam without end.
18 For this says YHUH that created the shamayim; Ahlohim Himself that formed the earth and made it; He has established it, He created it not in vain, He formed it to be inhabited: I AM YHUH; and there is none else.
19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I did not say to the zera of Yaakov, You seek Me in vain: I YHUH speak tzedakah; I declare things that are right.
20 Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, you that have escaped from the goyim: they have no da’at that set up the wood of their graven image and make tefillah to an El that cannot save.
21 Declare and bring them near, let them take counsel together: who has declared this from ancient time? Who has told it from that time? Have not I YHUH ? And there is no ahlahim else beside Me; a just El and a Savior; there is none besides Me.
22 Look to Me and be you saved, all the ends of the earth: for I AM El and there is none else.
23 I have sworn by Myself, The Word is gone out of My mouth in tzedakah, and shall not return, That to Me every knee shall bow and every tongue shall swear.
24 Surely, shall one say, in YHUH I have tzedakah and strength: even to Him shall men come; and all that are incensed against Him shall be ashamed.
25 In YHUH shall all the zera of Yisrael be justified and shall tifereth.
46 Bel bows down, Nevo is stooping, their idols were upon the beasts and upon the cattle: your carriages were burdened; they are a burden to the weary beast.
2 They stoop, they bow down together; they could not deliver the burden, but themselves have gone into exile.
3 Shema to Me, O Beit Yaakov and all the remnant of Beit Yisrael, who are borne by Me from the belly, who are carried by Me from the womb:
4 And even to your old age I AM He; and even to your gray hairs will I carry you: I have made you and I will bear you; I will carry you and will deliver you.
5 To whom will you liken Me and make Me equal and compare Me, that we may be alike?
6 They lavish gold out of the bag and weigh silver in the balance and hire a goldsmith; and he makes it into an El: they fall down, yes, they worship.
7 They bear him upon the shoulder, they carry him and set him in his place and he stands; from his place shall he not move: yes, one shall cry to him, yet he cannot answer, nor save him out of his trouble.
8 Remember this and show yourselves to be men: bring it again to mind, O you transgressors.
9 Remember the former things of old: for I AM El and there is none else; I AM Ahlohim and there is none like Me,
10 Declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand and I will do all My pleasure:
11 Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executes My counsel from a far country: yes, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.
12 Shema to Me, you stubborn-hearted, that are far from tzedakah:
13 I bring near My tzedakah; it shall not be far off and My Yahusha shall not tarry: and I will place Yahusha in Tzion for Yisrael My tifereth.
47 Come down and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Bavel, sit on the ground: there is no more kesay, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for you shall no more be called tender and delicate.
2 Take the millstones and grind flour: uncover your veil, make bare the leg, lift up your skirt, pass through the rivers.
3 Your nakedness shall be uncovered, yes, your shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance and I will not meet you as a man.
4 As for our Redeemer, YHUH Tzevaot is His Name, the Kadosh-One of Yisrael.
5 Sit in silence and get into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for you shall no more be called, The lady of all malchutim.
6 I was angry with My people, I have polluted My inheritance and given them into your hand: you did show them no rachamim; upon the elderly you have laid a heavy hand and yoke.
7 And you said, I shall be a lady le-olam-va-ed: so that you did not lay these things to your lev, neither did remember the latter end of them.
8 Therefore listen now to this, you that are given to pleasures, that live carelessly, that say in your lev, I am and there is none else beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children:
9 But these two things shall come to you in a moment in one yom, the loss of children and widowhood: they shall come upon you in their fullness for the multitude of your sorceries and for the great abundance of your evil spells.
10 For you have trusted in your wickedness: you have said, No one sees me. Your worldly chochmah and your da’at, have perverted you; and you have said in your lev, I am and there is none else beside me.
11 Therefore shall evil come upon you; you shall not know from where it rises: and trouble shall befall you; you shall not be able to put it off of you: and ruin shall come upon you suddenly, which you shall not know.
12 Stand now with your enchantments and with the multitude of your sorceries, in which you have labored from your youth; if so be that you shall be able to profit, if so be that you may prevail.
13 You are worn out by the multitude of your counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up and save you from these things that shall come upon you.
14 See, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame: there shall not be a coal to be warmed by, nor fire to sit beside.
15 This shall they be to you and with those you have labored, even your merchants, from your youth: they shall wander every one to his own derech; no one shall save you.
48 Shema to this, O Beit Yaakov, who are called by the name of Yisrael and are come forth out of the mayim of Yahudah, who swear by the Name of YHUH and make mention of the Ahlohim of Yisrael, but not in emet, nor in tzedakah.
2 For they call themselves after the kadosh city and lean upon the Ahlohim of Yisrael; YHUH Tzevaot is His Name.
3 I have declared the former things from the beginning; and they went forth out of My mouth and I showed them; I did them suddenly and they came to pass.
4 Because I knew that you are stubborn and your neck is an iron sinew and your forehead brass;
5 I have even from the beginning declared it to you; before it came to pass I showed it to you: lest you should say, My idol has done them and my graven image and my molded image, has commanded them.
6 You have heard and seen all this; and will you not declare it? I have showed you new things from this time, even hidden things and you did not know them.
7 They are created now and not from the beginning; even before this yom you have not heard them; lest you should say, See, I knew them.
8 Yes, you heard not; yes, you knew not; yes, from that time that your ear was not opened: for I knew that you would deal very treacherously and were called a transgressor from the womb.
9 For My Name's sake will I defer My anger and for My hallel will I be patient with you, so that I cut you not off.
10 See, I have refined you, but not with silver; I have chosen you in the furnace of affliction.
11 For My own sake, even for My own sake, will I do it: for how should My Name be polluted? And I will not give My tifereth to another.
12 Shema to Me, O Yaakov and Yisrael, My called; I AM He; I AM The First, I also am The Last.
13 My hand also has laid the foundation of the earth and My Right Hand has spanned the shamayim: when I call to them, they stand up together.
14 All of you; assemble yourselves and listen. Who among them has declared these things? YHUH has loved him: he will do His pleasure on Bavel and His Arm shall be on the Chaldeans.
15 I, even I, have spoken; yes, I have called him: I have brought him and he shall prosper in his derech.
16 Come near to Me, listen to this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, I was there: and now The Master YHUH and His Ruach, has sent Me.
17 This says YHUH, your Redeemer, the Kadosh-One of Yisrael; I AM YHUH your Ahlohim who teaches you to profit, who leads you by the derech that you should go.
18 O that you had listened to My mitzvoth! Then your shalom would have been there as a river and your tzedakah as the waves of the sea:
19 Your zera also would have been as the sand and the offspring of your inward parts like the gravel of it; his name should not have been cut off nor destroyed from before Me.
20 Go forth from Bavel, flee from the Chaldeans, with a voice of singing; declare and, tell this, utter it even to the ends of the earth; say,YHUH has redeemed His eved Yaakov.
21 And they thirsted not when He led them through the deserts: He caused the mayim to flow out of The Rock for them: He split The Rock also and the mayim gushed out.
22 There is no shalom, says YHUH, to the wicked.
49 Shema, O coastlands, to Me; and hear, you goyim, from far; YHUH has called Me from the womb; from the inward parts of My eema has He made mention of My Name.
2 And He has made My mouth like a sharp arrow; in the shadow of His hand has He hidden me, and made Me a polished shaft; in His quiver has He hidden Me;
3 And said to Me, You are My Eved, O Yisrael, through whom I will be lifted up.
4 Then I said, I have labored in vain, I have spent My strength for nothing and in vain: yet surely My mishpat is from YHUH and My work from My Ahlohim.
5 And now, says YHUH that formed Me from the womb to be His Eved, to bring Yaakov again to Him, though Yisrael is not yet gathered, yet I AM esteemed with tifereth in the eyes of YHUH, and My Ahlohim shall be My strength.
6 And He said, It is a light, easy and small thing that You should be My Eved to raise up the tribes of Yaakov, and to restore the preserved ones of Yisrael: I will also give You for My Ohr to the heathen, that You may be My Yahusha to the ends of the earth.
7 This says YHUH, the Redeemer of Yisrael, their Kadosh-One, to Him whom man despises, to Him whom the nation abhors, to be the Eved over rulers, melechim shall see and arise, rulers also shall worship because of YHUH that is faithful and the Kadosh-One of Yisrael and He shall choose You.
8 This says YHUH, In an acceptable time have I heard You and in the yom of Yahusha have I helped You: and I will preserve You and give You for a brit of the people, to restore the land, to cause You to inherit the desolate heritages;
9 That You may say to the prisoners, Go out; to them that are in darkness, Show yourselves. They shall feed on the derachot and their pastures shall be in all the bare hills.
10 They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor shemesh smite them: for He that has rachamim on them shall also lead them, even by the springs of mayim shall He guide them.
11 And I will make all My mountains a derech and My highways shall be exalted.
12 See, these shall come from far: and, see, these from the north and from the west; and these from the land of Sinim.
13 Shir, O shamayim; and be full of simcha, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for YHUH has comforted His people and will have rachamim upon His afflicted.
14 But Tzion said,YHUH has forsaken me and My Master has forgotten me.
15 Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should not have rachamim on the son of her womb? Yes perhaps, they may forget, yet will I not forget you.
16 See, I have graven you upon the palms of My hands; your walls are continually before Me.
17 Your children shall hurry back to Me; your destroyers and they that made you a ruin shall depart from you.
18 Lift up your eyes all around and see: all these who have gathered themselves together and have come to You. As I live, says YHUH, you shall surely clothe Yourself with them all, as with an ornament and bind them on You, as does a bride.
19 For your waste and your desolate places and the land of your destruction, shall even now be too narrow by reason of the inhabitants and they that swallowed you up shall be far away.
20 The children which you shall have, after you have lost the others, shall say again in your ears, The place is too narrow for me: give place to me that I may live.
21 Then shall you say in your lev, Who has begotten me these, seeing I have lost my children and am barren, an exile, wandering back and forth? Who has brought these up in the aliyah? See, I was left alone; and now all these, where have they been?
22 This says The Master YHUH, See, I will lift up My hand to the goyim and set up My Standard to the peoples: and they shall bring your sons in their arms and your daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders.
23 And melechim shall be your nursing ahvot and their queens your nursing mothers: they shall bow down to you with their faces toward the earth and lick up the dust of your feet; and you shall know that I AM YHUH: for they shall not be ashamed that wait for Me .
24 Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the victors’ exiles delivered?
25 But this says YHUH, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away and the prey of the ruthless shall be delivered: for I will contend with him that contends with You and I will save your children.
26 And I will feed them that oppress you with their own flesh; and they shall be drunk with their own dahm, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I YHUH am your Savior and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Yaakov .
50 This says YHUH, Where is the bill of your eema's divorcement, whom I have put away? Or, which of My creditors is it to whom I have sold you? See, for your iniquities you have sold yourselves and for your transgressions was your eema put away.
2 Why, when I came looking, was there no man? When I called, was there none to answer? Is My hand shortened so that it cannot redeem? Or, have I no Power to deliver? See, at My rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers into a wilderness: their fish stink because there is no mayim and they die for thirst.
3 I clothe the shamayim with blackness and I make sackcloth their covering.
4 The Master YHUH has given Me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: he awakes boker by boker, He wakes up my ear to hear as the learned.
5 The Master YHUH has opened My ear and I was not rebellious, neither did I turn away My back.
6 I gave My back to those who smite and My cheeks to those that plucked off the hair:I hid not My face from shame and spitting.
7 For The Master YHUH will help Me; therefore shall I not be embarrassed: therefore have I set My face like a flint and I know that I shall not be ashamed.
8 He is near that justifies Me; who will contend with Me? Let us stand together: Who is My adversary? Let him come near to Me.
9 See, The Master YHUH will help Me; who is he that shall condemn Me? See, they all shall grow old as a garment; the moth shall eat them up.
10 Who is among you that fears YHUH, that obeys the voice of His Eved, that walks in darkness and has no ohr? Let him trust in the Name of YHUH, and lean upon his Ahlohim.
11 See, all you that kindle a fire, that surround yourselves with sparks: and follow in the ohr of your own fire and in the sparks that you have lit. This shall you have from My hand; you shall lie down in sorrow.
51 Shema to Me, you that follow after tzedakah, you that seek YHUH look to The Rock from which you are cut and to the hole of the pit from where you are dug.
2 Look to Avraham your abba and to Sarah that bore you: for I called him alone, blessed him and made him fruitful and increased him.
3 For YHUH shall comfort Tzion: He will comfort all her waste places; and He will make her wilderness like Gan Ayden and her desert like the Gan of YHUH; simcha and gilah shall be found in it, hodu and the voice of melody.
4 Shema to Me, My people; and give ear to Me, O My nation: for a Torah shall proceed from Me, and My mishpat I will set as an ohr of the goyim.
5 My tzedakah is near; My YAHUSHA shall go forth and My arms shall judge the goyim; the coastlands shall wait upon Me and on My Arm shall they trust.
6 Lift up your eyes to the shamayim and look upon the earth beneath: for the shamayim shall vanish away like smoke and the earth shall grow old like a garment and they that live in it shall die in like manner: but My Yahushua shall be le-olam-va-ed and My tzedakah shall never be abolished.
7 Shema to Me, you that know tzedakah, the people in whose lev is My Torah; fear not the reproach of men, neither be afraid of their insults.
8 For the moth shall eat them up like a garment and the worm shall eat them like wool: but My tzedakah shall be le-olam-va-ed, and My Yahusha from generation to generation.
9 Awake, awake, put on strength, O Arm of YHUH, awake, as in the ancient yamim, in the generations of old. Wasn’t it You that has decreed a severe sentence and wounded the dragon?
10 Are You not He who has dried the sea, the mayim of the great deep; that has made the depths of the sea a derech for the ransomed to cross over?
11 Therefore the redeemed of YHUH shall return, and come with singing to Tzion; and everlasting simcha shall be upon their head: they shall obtain simcha and simcha; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.
12 I, even I, am He that comforts you: who are you, that you should be afraid of a man that shall die and of the ben adam who shall be made as grass;
13 And in turn forget YHUH your Maker, that has stretched forth the shamayim and laid the foundations of the earth; and you have feared continually every yom because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy? And where is the fury of the oppressor?
14 The captive exile is in a hurry that he may be loosed and that he should not die in the pit, nor that his lechem should fail.
15 But I AM YHUH your Ahlohim that divided the Yam Suf, whose waves roared:YHUH Tzevaot is His Name.
16 And I have put My Words in Your mouth and I have covered You in the shadow of My hand, that I may plant the shamayim, and lay the foundations of the earth and say to Tzion, You are Ami-My People.
17 Awake, awake, stand up, O Yahrushalayim, you who have drunk at the Hand of YHUH and the cup of His fury; you have drunken the dregs of the cup of trembling and drained them out.
18 There is none to guide her among all the sons whom she has brought forth; neither is there any that takes her by the hand of all the sons that she has brought up.
19 These two things are coming upon you; who shall be sorry for you? Ruin and destruction, the famine and the sword: by whom shall I comfort you?
20 Your sons have fainted, they lie at the head of all the streets, as a wild bull in a net: they are full of the fury of YHUH, the rebuke of your Ahlohim.
21 Therefore listen to this right now, you who are afflicted and drunk, but not with wine:
22 This says your Master, YHUH and your Ahlohim that pleads the cause of His people, See, I have taken out of your hand the cup of trembling, even the dregs of the cup of My fury; you shall no more drink it again:
23 But I will put it into the hand of those that afflict you; who have said to your being, Bow down, that we may walk over you: and you have laid your gooff down like the ground and like the street, to those that walked over you.
52 Awake, awake; put on your strength, O Tzion; put on your beautiful garments, O Yahrushalayim, the kadosh city: from now on there shall no more come into you those not made brit-milah and the unclean.
2 Shake yourself from the dust; arise and sit down, O Yahrushalayim: loose yourself from the bands of your neck, O captive daughter of Tzion.
3 For this says YHUH, You have sold yourselves for nothing; and you shall be redeemed without money.
4 For this says The Master YHUH, My people went down before into Mitzrayim to sojourn there; and Ashshur oppressed them without cause.
5 Now therefore, what have I here, says YHUH, that My people are taken away for nothing? Those that rule over them make them to wail, says YHUH; and My Name continually every yom is despised and mocked.
6 Therefore My People-Ami shall know My Name: therefore they shall know in that yom that I AM He that does speak: see, it is I.
7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of Him that brings Tov News, that publishes shalom; that brings Tov News of tov things, that publishes Yahusha ; that says to Tzion, your Ahlohim reigns!
8 Your watchmen shall lift up their voices; with their voices together shall they shir: for they shall see eye-to-eye, when YHUH shall return to Tzion with rachamim.
9 Break forth into simcha, shir together, you waste places of Yahrushalayim: for YHUH has comforted His people, He has redeemed Yahrushalayim.
10 YHUH has made bare His kadosh Arm in the eyes of all the goyim; and all the ends of the olam shall see the Yahusha of our Ahlohim.
11 Depart, depart, go out from there, touch no unclean thing; go out of the midst of her; be clean, that bear the vessels of YHUH.
12 For you shall not come out with haste, nor go by flight: for YHUH will go before you; and the Ahlohim of Yisrael will be your reward.
13 See, My Eved shall work a wise work, He shall be exalted and extolled and be very high.
14 Many despised Him and His esteem; His appearance was so marred more than any man, and His form marred more than the sons of men:
15 So shall He sprinkle many goyim; the melechim shall shut their mouths at Him: for that which had not been told to them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.
53 Who has believed our report? And to whom is the Arm of YHUH revealed?
2 We announced a male child before Him, For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant and as a root out of a dry ground: He has neither form nor beauty; and when we shall see Him, there is no tifereth that we should desire Him.
3 He is despised and rejected of men; A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from Him; He was despised and we esteemed Him not.
4 In emet He has borne our sicknesses and carried our pain: yet we did reckon Him as a leper-naga, smitten of, Ahlohim and afflicted.
5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities: the chastisement for our shalom was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed.
6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned each one to his own derech; and YHUH has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
7 He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth: He is brought as a Lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is dumb, so He opens not His mouth.
8 He was taken from prison and from mishpat: and who shall declare His generation? For He was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people-ami was He made a leper-naga.
9 And they made His grave with the wicked and with the rich people in His death; because He had done no violence, neither was any deceit in His mouth.
10 Yet it pleased YHUH to crush Him and He made Him suffer; He has put Him to grief: when You shall make His being an asham for sin, He shall see His zera, He shall prolong His yamim, and the pleasure of YHUH shall prosper in His Hand.
11 He shall see-be The Ohr the result of the travail of His being and shall be satisfied: And by His da’at shall My Tzadik Eved justify many, for He shall bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore will I divide Him a portion with the great and He shall divide the plunder with the strong; because He has poured out His being to death: and He was counted with the transgressors; and He bore the sins of many, and made intercession for their transgressions.
54 Sing, O barren, you that did not bear; break forth into singing and cry aloud, you that did not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married isha, says YHUH.
2 Enlarge the place of your tent and let them stretch forth the curtains of your dwellings: spare not, lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes;
3 For you shall break forth on the right hand and on the left; and Your zera shall inherit the goyim, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.
4 Fear not; for you shall not be ashamed: neither will you be embarrassed; for you shall not be put to shame: for you shall forget the shame of your youth and shall not remember the reproach of your widowhood anymore.
5 For your Maker is your Husband YHUH Tzevaot is His Name; and your Redeemer the Kadosh-One of Yisrael; The Ahlohim of the whole earth shall He be called.
6 For YHUH has called you back as a woman forsaken and grieved in ruach, like an isha of youth, when you were refused, says your Ahlohim.
7 For a small moment have I forsaken you; but with great rachamim will I gather you.
8 In an overflow of My wrath I hid My face from you for a moment; but with everlasting chesed will I have rachamim on you, says YHUH your Redeemer.
9 For this is as the mayim of Noach to Me: for as I have sworn that the mayim of Noach should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be angry with you, nor rebuke you again.
10 For the mountains shall depart and the hills shall be removed; but My chesed shall not depart from you again, neither shall the brit of My shalom be removed, says YHUH that has rachamim on you.
11 O you afflicted, tossed with storms and Lo-Ruchamah-Not Comforted, see, I will lay your stones with fair colors and lay your foundations with sapphires.
12 And I will make your windows of rubies and your gates of crystal and all your walls of precious stones.
13 And all your children shall be taught by YHUH; and great shall be the shalom of your children.
14 In tzedakah shall you be established: you shall be far from oppression; for you shall not fear: and you shall be far from fear; for it shall not come near you.
15 See, they shall surely gather together, but not by Me: whosoever shall gather against you shall fall for your sake.
16 See, I have created the blacksmith that blows the coals in the fire and that brings forth an instrument for his work; and I have also created the waster that destroys.
17 No weapon that is formed against you shall be effective; and every tongue that shall rise up against you to judge you, you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the avadim of YHUH, and their tzedakah is from Me, says YHUH.
55 Hello, every one that thirsts, come to the mayim; and he that has no money; come, buy and eat; yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
2 Why do you spend money for that which is not lechem? And your labor for that which does not satisfy? Shema diligently to Me and eat that which is tov and let your being delight itself in fatness.
3 Incline your ear and come to Me: listen and your being shall live; and I will make an Everlasting Brit with you, even the sure chesed of Dawid.
4 See, I have given Him as a witness to the people, a Leader and Commander to the people.
5 See, You shall call a nation that You knew not, and goyim that knew You not shall run to You because of YHUH Your Ahlohim, and for the Kadosh-One of Yisrael; for He has lifted You up.
6 Seek YHUH while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near:
7 Let the wicked forsake his derech and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him make teshuvah to YHUH, for He will have rachamim upon him; and to our Ahlohim, for He will abundantly pardon.
8 For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your halachot My halachot, says YHUH.
9 For as the shamayim are higher than the earth, so are My halachot higher than your own halachot and My thoughts than your thoughts.
10 For as the rain comes down and the snow from the shamayim and returns not there, but waters the earth and makes it bring forth and bud, that it may give zera to the sower and lechem to the eater:
11 So shall My Word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please and it shall prosper in the thing where I send it.
12 For you shall go out with simcha and be led back with shalom: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the eytzim of the field shall clap their hands.
13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress eytz and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle eytz: and it shall be to YHUH for a Name, for an everlasting ot that shall not be cut off.
56 This says YHUH, Guard mishpat and do mishpat: for My Yahusha is near to come and My tzedakah to be revealed.
2 Blessed is the man that does this and the ben adam that lays hold on it, that guards The Shabbat from polluting it and guards his hand from doing any evil.
3 Neither let the son of the ger, that has joined himself to YHUH, speak in this manner, saying,YHUH has utterly separated me from His people: neither let the eunuch say, See, I am a dry eytz.
4 For this says YHUH to the eunuchs that keep My Shabbats and choose the things that please Me and take hold of My brit;
5 Even to them will I give in My Bayit and within My walls a place and a name better than that of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.
6 Also the sons of the ger, that join themselves to YHUH, to serve Him and to love the Name of YHUH, to be His avadim, every person that guards The Shabbat from polluting it and takes hold of My brit;
7 Even them will I bring to My kadosh har, and make them full of simcha in My Beit-Tefillah: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon My altar; for My Bayit shall be called a Beit-Tefillah for all the goyim.
8 The Master YHUH who gathers the outcasts of Yisrael says, Yet I will gather others to Him, besides those that have been gathered to Him.
9 All you beasts of the field, come to devour, yes, all you beasts in the forest.
10 His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.
11 Yes, they are greedy dogs who can never have enough and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own derech, each one for his own gain, from his own view.
12 Come, they say, I will fetch wine and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and tomorrow shall be as today and much more abundant.
57 The tzadik man perishes and no man takes it to lev: and merciful and kind men are taken away, none considers that the tzadik is taken away from the evil to come.
2 He shall enter into shalom: they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his tzedakah.
3 But come here, you sons of the sorceress, the zera of the adulterer and the whore.
4 Against whom do you play games? Against whom do you open your mouth wide and stick out your tongue? Are you not children of transgression, the zera of falsehood?
5 Comforting yourselves with idols under every green eytz, slaying the children in the valleys under the clefts of the rocks?
6 Among the smooth stones of the river is your portion; they are your lot: even to them have you poured a drink offering, you have offered a grain offering. Should I receive comfort in these works?
7 Upon a proud and high har have you set your bed: even there you went up to offer sacrifices.
8 Behind the doors also and the posts have you set up your remembrance: for you have gone up and uncovered yourself to another other than Me; you have enlarged your bed and made a brit with them also; you loved their bed where you saw their hand.
9 And you went to the Molech with ointment and did increase your perfumes and did send your messengers far off, and did lower yourself even to Sheol.
10 You have wearied yourself in your many wanderings; yet you never said I give up and will stop. You have wasted your chayim with the guilt of your hands; therefore you were not grieved.
11 And of whom have you been afraid, or feared, that you have lied and have not remembered Me, nor taken it to your lev? Have not I held My shalom in the past and you have not feared Me?
12 I will declare your tzedakah and your works; for they shall not profit you.
13 When you cry for help, let your collection of idols deliver you; but the wind shall carry them all away; vanity shall take them: but he that puts his trust in Me shall possess the land and shall inherit My kadosh har;
14 And shall say, Clear up, clear up, prepare the Derech back, take away the stumbling-block out of the derech of My people.
15 For this says the High and Exalted One that inhabits eternity, whose Name is Kadosh; I live in the high and Kadosh-Place, with him that is of a contrite and humble ruach, to revive the ruach of the humble and to revive the lev of the contrite ones.
16 For I will not strive le-olam-va-ed, neither will I always be angry: for then their ruach would not survive before Me, even the beings that I have made.
17 For the iniquity of his covetousness was I angry and smote him: I hid Myself and was angry and he went on backsliding in the derech of his lev.
18 I have seen his halachot and will heal him: I will lead him also and restore comforts to him and to his mourners.
19 I create the fruit of the lips; Shalom, shalom to him that is far off, and to him that is near, says YHUH and I will heal him.
20 But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose mayim casts up mud and dirt.
21 There is no shalom, says my Ahlohim, to the wicked.
58 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up your voice like a shofar and show My people their transgression and Beit Yaakov their sins.
2 Yet they seek Me daily and delight to know My halachot, as a nation that did tzedakah and forsook not the ordinances of their Ahlohim: they ask from Me the ordinances of mishpat; they take delight in approaching their ahlahim.
3 Why have we fasted, they say and yet You do not see? Why have we afflicted our being and You take no notice? See, in the yom of your fast you do your own pleasure, while keeping your laborers working hard.
4 See, your fasts lead to strife and contention and to hitting with violent blows: fasting on a yom like today, will not make your voice to be heard on high.
5 Is this the kind of fast that I have chosen? A yom for a man to mortify himself? Is the object to hang your head down like a reed and to spread sackcloth and ashes under yourself? Will you call this a fast, an acceptable yom to YHUH ?
6 Rather is not this the fast that I have chosen? To loose the chains of wickedness, to untie the heavy burdens and to let the oppressed go free and to break off every yoke?
7 Is it not to distribute your lechem to the hungry and to bring the poor that are cast out to your bayit? And when you see the naked, that you cover him; and that you fulfill your duties to your mishpacha?
8 Then shall your ohr break forth as the boker and your health shall spring forth speedily: and your tzedakah shall go before you; and the tifereth of YHUH shall be your reward.
9 Then shall you call and YHUH shall answer; you shall cry and He shall say, Hinayne. If you take away from your midst the yoke, the finger pointing and the speaking of unrighteousness;
10 And if you extend your lev to the hungry and satisfy the afflicted being; then shall your ohr rise in the darkness and your darkness shall become as the noonday:
11 And YHUH shall guide you continually and satisfy your being in drought and make fat your bones: and you shall be like a watered garden and like a spring of mayim, whose mayim fails not.
12 And they that shall be from among you shall build the old ruined places, you shall restore the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called, Gadar-Peretz, the restorer of paths to live in.
13 If you turn away your own foot from The Shabbat, from doing your own pleasure on My kadosh yom; and call The Shabbat a delight, the kadosh yom of YHUH, honorable; and shall kavod Him, not doing your own halachot, nor finding your own pleasure, nor speaking your own words:
14 Then shall you delight yourself in YHUH; and I will cause you to ride upon the high places of the earth and feed you with the heritage of Yaakov your abba: for the mouth of YHUH has spoken it.
59 See,YHUH 's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither His ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
2 But your iniquities have brought separation between you and your Ahlohim and your sins have hid His face from you, that He will not hear.
3 For your hands are defiled with dahm and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue has muttered perverseness.
4 None calls for mishpat, nor any pleads for emet: they trust in vanity and speak lies; they conceive mischief and bring forth iniquity.
5 They hatch snakes’ eggs and weave the spider's web: He that eats of their eggs shall die and when one is crushed a viper breaks out.
6 Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are works of iniquity and acts of violence are in their hands.
7 Their feet run to do evil and they make haste to shed innocent dahm: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; ruin and destruction are in their paths.
8 The derech of shalom they know not; and there is no mishpat in their goings: they have made for themselves crooked paths: whoever goes in them shall not know shalom.
9 Therefore is mishpat far from us, neither does mishpat overtake us: we wait for ohr, but see darkness; for brightness, but we walk in darkness.
10 We grope for the wall like a blind man and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noonday as if it were the lyla; we are in desolate places as dead men.
11 We roar like bears and mourn sadly like doves: we look for mishpat, but there is none; for YAHUSHA, but He is far off from us.
12 For our transgressions are multiplied before You and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them;
13 In transgressing and lying against YHUH and departing away from our Ahlohim, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the lev words of falsehood.
14 And mishpat is turned away and mishpat stands far off: for emet is fallen in the street and equity cannot enter.
15 Yes, emet fails; and he that departs from evil makes himself a prey: and YHUH saw it and it displeased Him that there was no mishpat.
16 And He saw that there was no man and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore His Arm brought YAHUSHA to Him; and His tzedakah, it upheld Him.
17 For He put on tzedakah as a breastplate and a helmet of YAHUSHA upon His head and He put on the garments of vengeance for clothing and was clad with zeal as a cloak.
18 According to their deeds, accordingly He will repay, wrath to His adversaries, recompense to His enemies; to the coastlands He will repay recompense.
19 So shall they fear the Name of YHUH from the west and His tifereth from the rising of the shemesh. When the enemy shall come in like a river, The Ruach Hakodesh of YHUH shall lift up a standard against him to humble him.
20 And the Redeemer shall come to Tzion and to them that make teshuvah from transgression inYaakov, says YHUH.
21 As for Me, this is My brit with them, says YHUH; My Ruach that is upon You and My Words which I have put in Your mouth, shall not depart out of Your mouth, nor out of the mouth of Your zera, nor out of the mouth of Your zera's zera, says YHUH, from now on and le-olam-va-ed.
60 Arise, shine; for your Ohr has come and the tifereth of YHUH has risen upon you.
2 For, see, the darkness shall cover the earth and gross darkness the goyim: but YHUH shall arise upon you and His tifereth shall be seen upon you.
3 And the goyim shall come to Your Ohr, and melechim to the brightness of Your rising.
4 Lift up your eyes all around and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to You: Your sons shall come from far, and Your daughters shall be nursed at Your side.
5 Then You shall see and flow together, and Your lev shall throb and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to You, the wealth of the goyim shall come to You.
6 The multitude of camels shall cover Your land, the dromedaries of Midyan and Ephah; all those from Sheva shall come: they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall proclaim the tehillot of YHUH.
7 All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together to You, the rams of Nevayoth shall serve You: they shall come up with acceptance upon My altar and I will bring splendor to the Bayit of My tifereth.
8 Who are these that fly as a cloud and as the doves to their windows?
9 Because the coastlands shall wait for Me and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring Your sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, to the Name of YHUH your Ahlohim and to the Kadosh-One of Yisrael because He has lifted you up.
10 And the sons of foreigners shall build up Your walls and their melechim shall serve You: for in My wrath I smote You, but in My chen have I had rachamim on You.
11 Therefore Your gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut yom, or lyla that men may bring to You the wealth of the goyim and that their melechim may be brought.
12 For the nation and malchut that will not serve You shall perish; yes, those goyim shall be utterly wasted.
13 The tifereth of Levanon shall come to You, the cypress eytz, the pine eytz and the box together, to beautify the place of My Kadosh-Place; and I will remake the place of My feet with tifereth.
14 The sons also of them that afflicted You shall come bowing to You; and all they that despised You shall bow themselves down at the soles of Your feet; and they shall call You, The city of YHUH, The Tzion of the Kadosh-One of Yisrael.
15 Whereas You have been forsaken and hated, so that no man went through You, I will make You an Eternal Excellency, a simcha of many generations.
16 You shall also suck the milk of the goyim and shall suck the breasts of melechim: and you shall know that I YHUH am your Savior and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Yaakov.
17 For brass I will bring gold and for iron I will bring silver and for wood brass and for stones iron: I will also make your officers shalom and your leaders tzedakah.
18 Chamas shall no more be heard in your land, nor ruin and destruction within your borders; but you shall call your walls YAHUSHA and your gates Tehilla.
19 The shemesh shall be no more your ohr by yom; neither for brightness shall the yarayach give ohr to you: but YHUH shall be to you an everlasting Ohr and your Ahlohim your tifereth.
20 Your shemesh shall no more go down; neither shall your yarayach withdraw itself: for YHUH shall be your everlasting Ohr and the yamim of your mourning shall be ended.
21 Your people also shall be all tzadik: they shall inherit the land le-olam-va-ed, the Branch-Netzer of My planting, the work of My hands, that I may be lifted up.
22 A little one shall become a thousand and a small one a strong nation: I YHUH will quicken them in their time.
61 The Ruach of The Master YHUH is upon Me; because YHUH has anointed Me to preach The Besorah to the poor-meek; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim deliverance to the exiles, and recovering of sight to the blind and to send deliverance to those that are devistated;
2 To proclaim the acceptable year of YHUH and the yom of vengeance of our Ahlohim; to comfort all that mourn;
3 To appoint to them that mourn in Tzion, to give to them a keter for ashes, the oil of simcha for mourning, the garment of hallel for the ruach of heaviness; that they might be called eytzim of tzedakah, the planting of YHUH, that He might be lifted up.
4 And they shall rebuild the old ruins, they shall raise up the former desolations and they shall repair the ruined cities, the desolations of many generations.
5 And foreigners shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers.
6 But you shall be named the kohanim of YHUH: men shall call you the avadim of our Ahlohim: you shall overcome the strength of the goyim, and in their tifereth shall you boast yourselves.
7 For your shame you shall have a double portion of inheritance; and you shall simcha in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double portion: and everlasting simcha shall be theirs.
8 For I YHUH love mishpat, I hate robbery for burnt offerings; and I will direct their work in emet and I will make an Everlasting Brit with them.
9 And their zera shall be known among the goyim and their offspring among the peoples: all that see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the zera that YHUH has blessed.
10 I will greatly simcha in YHUH, my being shall be full of simcha in my Ahlohim; for He has clothed me with the garments of Yahusha , He has covered me with the robe of tzedakah, as a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
11 For as the earth brings forth her bud and as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so The Master YHUH will cause tzedakah and hallel to spring forth before all the goyim.
62 For Tzion's sake will I not hold My shalom and for Yahrushalayim's sake I will not rest, until the tzedakah of it goes forth as brightness and the YAHUSHA of it as a lamp that burns.
2 And the goyim shall see Your tzedakah, and all melechim Your tifereth: and you shall be called by a new name, which the mouth of YHUH shall name.
3 You shall also be a keter of tifereth in the hand of YHUH and a royal diadem in the hand of our Ahlohim.
4 You shall no more be termed: Uzuvah- Forsaken; neither shall your land anymore be termed Desolate: but you shall be called: Hephzi-Vah-My Delight Is In Her and your land Beulah-Married; for YHUH delights in you and your land shall be married.
5 For just as a young man marries a virgin, so shall Your sons marry you: and as the bridegroom has simcha over the bride, so shall your Ahlohim simcha over you.
6 I have set watchmen upon your walls, O Yahrushalayim, which shall never hold their shalom yom, or lyla: you that make mention of YHUH, keep not silent,
7 And give Him no rest, until He establishes and makes Yahrushalayim a hallel in the earth.
8 YHUH has sworn by His Right Hand and by the Arm of His strength, Surely I will no more give your grain to be food for your enemies; and the sons of the ger shall not drink your wine, that for which you have labored:
9 But they that have gathered it shall eat it and hallel YHUH; and they that have brought it together shall drink it in the places of My kadosh courts.
10 Go through, go through the gates; prepare the derech of the people; build up, build up the highway; get rid of the stones; lift up a banner for the goyim.
11 See, YHUH has proclaimed to the ends of the olam, Say to the daughter of Tzion, See, your Yahusha comes; see, His reward is with Him and His work before Him.
12 And they shall call them, The kadosh people, The redeemed of YHUH: and you shall be called, Sought Out, A city not forsaken.
63 Who is this that comes from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? This that is with tifereth in His apparel, traveling in the greatness of His strength? It is I that speak in tzedakah, mighty to save.
2 Why are you red in Your apparel and Your garments like him that tramples in the winepress?
3 I have trampled the winepress alone; and from the goyim there was none with Me: for I will trample them in My anger and trample them in My fury; and their dahm shall be sprinkled upon My garments and I will stain all My garments.
4 For the yom of vengeance is in My lev, and the year of My redeemed has come.
5 And I looked and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore My own Arm brought YAHUSHA to Me; and in My fury, it upheld Me.
6 And I will trample down the goyim in My anger and make them drunk in My fury and I will bring down their strength to the earth.
7 I will mention the loving chesed of YHUH and the tehillot of YHUH, according to all that YHUH has bestowed on us and the great tov toward Beit Yisrael, which He has bestowed on them according to His many rachamim and according to the multitude of His loving chesed.
8 For He said, Surely they are Ami-My People, children that will not lie: so He became their Savior.
9 In all their affliction He was afflicted, and The Malach of His Presence saved them: in His ahava and in His pity He redeemed them; and He lifted them and carried them all the yamim of old.
10 But they rebelled and grieved His Ruach Hakodesh: therefore He became their enemy and He fought against them.
11 Then He remembered the yamim of old, Moshe and His people, saying, Where is He that brought them up out of the sea with the shepherd of His flock? Where is He that put His Ruach Hakodesh within him?
12 That led them by the right hand of Moshe with His tifereth Arm, dividing the mayim before them, to make for Himself an everlasting Name?
13 That led them through the deep and as a horse in the wilderness, that they should not stumble?
14 As a beast goes down into the valley and The Ruach of YHUH causes him to rest: so did You lead Your people, to make for Yourself a wonderful Name.
15 Look down from the shamayim and see from the home of Your kadosh Dwelling of tifereth: where is Your zeal and Your strength, the sounding of Your inward parts and of Your rachamim towards me? Are they being withheld?
16 Doubtless You are our Abba, though Avraham be ignorant of us and Yisrael acknowledge us not: You, O YHUH, are our Abba, our Redeemer; Your Name is from everlasting.
17 O YHUH, why have You made us go astray from Your halachot and hardened our lev from Your fear? Return for Your avadim’s sake, the tribes of Your inheritance.
18 Your kadosh nation has possessed the land but only for a little while: our adversaries have trampled down Your Kadosh-Place.
19 We are Yours: You never ruled over them; they were not called by Your Name.
64 Oh that You would tear open the shamayim, that You would come down, that the mountains would shake at Your presence,
2 As when the melting fire burns, the fire causes the mayim to boil, to make Your Name known to Your adversaries, that the goyim may tremble at Your presence!
3 When You did awesome things that we did not look for, You came down and the mountains flowed down at Your presence.
4 For since the beginning of the olam men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither has the eye seen, O Ahlohim, beside You, what He has prepared for him that waits for Him.
5 You shall meet with him that has simcha and works tzedakah, who remembers You and Your halachot: see, You were angry; when we sinned in those things for a long time and now, should we be saved?
6 But we are all as an unclean thing and all our tzedakah are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
7 And there is none that calls upon Your Name, who stirs himself to take hold of You: for You have hidden Your face from us and have consumed us because of our iniquities.
8 But now, O YHUH, You are our Abba; we are the clay and You our Potter; and we all are the work of Your hand.
9 Be not very angry, O YHUH, neither remember iniquity le-olam-va-ed: see, look, we beg You, we are all Your nation.
10 Your kadosh cities are a wilderness; Tzion is a wilderness, Yahrushalayim a ruin.
11 Our kadosh and beautiful Bayit, where our ahvot gave You hallel, is burned up with fire: and all our pleasant things are laid in ruin.
12 Will You restrain Yourself in light of all these things, O YHUH ? Will You hold Your response from us and afflict us very heavily?
65 I AM sought by them that asked not for Me; I am found by those that did not seek Me: I said, Hinayne, Hinayne, to a nation that was not called by My Name.
2 I have spread out My hands all the yom to a rebellious people, who walk in a derech that was not tov, after their own thoughts;
3 A people that provokes Me to anger continually to My face; that sacrifices in gardens and burns incense upon altars of brick;
4 Who remain among the graves and lodge in the monuments, who eat swine's flesh and the broth of unclean meat is in their vessels;
5 Who say, Stand by yourself, come not near me; for I am more tzadik than you. These people are a smoke in My nose, a fire that burns all the yom.
6 See, it is written before Me: I will not keep silent, but will repay, even recompense into their bosom,
7 Your iniquities and the iniquities of your ahvot together, says YHUH, who have burned incense upon the mountains and blasphemed Me upon the hills: therefore will I measure their former work and send it back into their bosom.
8 This says YHUH, As the new wine is found in the cluster and one says, Destroy it not; for a bracha is in it: so will I do for My avadim’s sakes, that I may not destroy them all.
9 And I will bring forth a zera out of Yaakov and out of Yahudah an heir of My mountains: and My chosen ones shall inherit it and My avadim shall live there.
10 And Sharon shall be for a fold of flocks and the Valley of Achor a place for the herds to lie down in, for My people that have sought Me.
11 But you are they that forsake YHUH, that forget My kadosh har, that prepare a shulchan for G-d, and that furnish the drink offering to Mani.
12 Therefore will I number you to the sword and you shall all bow down to the slaughter: because when I called, you did not answer; when I spoke, you did not hear; but did evil before My eyes and chose that in which I did not delight.
13 Therefore this says The Master YHUH, See, My avadim shall eat, but you shall be hungry: see, My avadim shall drink, but you shall be thirsty: see, My avadim shall simcha, but you shall be ashamed:
14 See, My avadim shall shir for simcha of lev, but you shall cry for sorrow of lev and shall wail for breaking of ruach.
15 And you shall leave your name for a curse to My chosen: for The Master YHUH shall slay you and call His avadim by another name:
16 That he who blesses himself in the earth shall bless himself in the Ahlohim of emet; and he that swears in the earth shall swear by the Ahlohim of emet; because the former troubles are forgotten and because they are hidden from My eyes.
17 For, see, I create a renewed shamayim and a renewed earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
18 But gilah and simcha le-olam-va-ed in that which I recreate: for, see, I recreate Yahrushalayim for rejoicing and her people for simcha.
19 And I will simcha in Yahrushalayim and simcha in Ami-My People: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.
20 There shall be no more there an infant of just a few yamim, nor an old man that has not filled his yamim: for the child shall die a hundred years old; but the sinner being a hundred years old shall be cursed.
21 And they shall build houses and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards and eat the fruit of them.
22 They shall not build and another inhabit; they shall not plant and another eat: for as the yamim of an eytz so are the yamim of My people and My chosen people shall outlive the work of their hands.
23 They shall not labor in vain, nor conceive children for trouble; for they are the zera blessed of YHUH and their offspring remains with them.
24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.
25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together and the lion shall eat straw like the ox: and dust shall be the serpent's food. They shall not hurt nor destroy in My entire kadosh har, says YHUH.
66 This says YHUH, The shamayim are My kesay and the earth is My footstool: where is the Bayit that you will build for Me? And where is the place of My rest?
2 For all those things have My hands made and all those things that have been, says YHUH: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite ruach and who trembles at My Word.
3 He that kills an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrifices a lamb, as if he cut off a dog's neck; he that offers a grain offering, as if he offered pig's dahm; he that burns incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yes, they have chosen their own halachot and their beings delight in their own bominations.
4 I also will choose their delusions and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, no one did answer; when I spoke, they did not hear: but they did evil before My eyes and chose that in which I did not delight.
5 Hear The Word of YHUH, you that tremble at His Word; your brothers that hated you, that cast you out for My Name's sake, said, Let YHUH be lifted up: but He shall appear to your simcha and they shall be ashamed.
6 A voice of noise from the city, a voice from the Hekal, the voice of YHUH that repays His enemies.
7 Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a Male-Child.
8 Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one yom? Or, shall a nation be born at once? For as soon as Tzion travailed, she brought forth her children.
9 Shall I bring to the birth and not cause to bring forth? Says YHUH: shall I cause to bring forth and shut the womb? Says your Ahlohim.
10 Gilah with Yahrushalayim and have gilah with her, all you that love her: simcha greatly with her, all you that mourn for her:
11 That you may suck and be satisfied with the breasts of her comforts; that you may drink deeply and be delighted with the abundance of her tifereth.
12 For this says YHUH, See, I will extend shalom to her like a river and the tifereth of the goyim like a flowing river: then shall you feed, you shall be carried upon her sides and be bounced upon her knees.
13 As one whom his eema comforts, so will I comfort you; and you shall be comforted in Yahrushalayim.
14 And when you see this, your lev shall simcha and your bones shall flourish like tender grass: and the hand of YHUH shall be known towards His avadim, but His displeasure toward His enemies.
15 For, see,YHUH will come with fire and with His mirkavot like a whirlwind, to render His anger with fury and His rebuke with flames of fire.
16 For by fire and by His sword will YHUH plead with all flesh: and the slain of YHUH shall be many.
17 They that set themselves apart and purify themselves in the gardens one behind another with an eytz in the midst, eating pig’s flesh and the abomination and the mouse, shall be taken away together, says YHUH.
18 For I knowing their works and their thoughts: shall come and I will gather all goyim and tongues; and they shall come and see My tifereth.
19 And I will put an ot on them and I will send some of them as survivors to the goyim, to Tarshish, Pul and Lud, that draw the bow, to Tuval and Yavan, to the coastlands far off, that have not heard of My fame, neither have seen My tifereth; and they shall declare My tifereth among the goyim.
20 And they shall bring all your brothers for an offering to YHUH out of all goyim upon horses and on mirkavot and on litters and upon wagons and upon swift beasts, to My kadosh har Yahrushalayim, says YHUH, as the children of Yisrael bring an offering in a clean vessel into the Bayit of YHUH.
21 And I will also take from among them kohanim and Lewiym, says YHUH.
22 For as the renewed shamayim and the renewed earth, which I will make, shall remain before Me, says YHUH, so shall Your zera and Your name remain.
23 And it shall come to pass, that from one chodesh to another and from one Shabbat to another, all flesh shall come to worship before Me, says YHUH.
24 And they shall go forth and look upon the corpses of the men that have transgressed against Me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be repulsive to all flesh. Ahmein. X
1:3 The problem with our nation has been in not knowing YAH personally through His Son and not having complete understanding of His truth.
1:8 A vineyard is often used as a symbol of all 12 tribes of the nation.
1:9 From both houses only a redeemed remnant will inherit the promises of Scripture. As stated in Romans 9:6-7-8, not all of physical Israel will be the final regathered Israel (“not all Israel is Israel”), as seen in the restored kingdom.
1:9 If Messiah had not been sent to redeem all the lost sheep of both houses, we would no doubt have become like the cities of the plains in their total and permanent destruction.
1:10Speaking to Judah’s leaders in Jerusalem.
1:11 With a wrong heart YAH does not care about the blood sacrifices. With a right humble heart, they become potent.
1:13 Set-apart meetings.
1:13 Since Israel's leadership in Judah is corrupt in heart and full of evil, all the Torah rituals not only become futile and unfruitful religious exercises, they are an abomination to YAH , whose patience has run out and who takes no delight in their performance, since the worshipper is not loving Him by obeying Him, but seeking Him by mere rote.
1:14 See note on verse 13.
1:14 When Israel’s heart is not right, YAH sees these feasts as a flesh trip, turning “His times” into their “own times” of self indulgence. “Moon” observances comes from paganism, which is why YAH makes this statement.
1:18 This promise is to all those who reason with YAH , through the ordained Mediator The Messiah Yahusha.
1:19 Obedience allows Israel to eat the fruits of the land of Israel, whereas disobedience removes Israel from the fruit of the land, as well as from the fruit of the Spirit.
1:25 Through mishpat and later through the coming of Messiah.
1:26 In the millennial kingdom.
1:27 Brought back to YAH.
1:27 The restored ones of Judah and Efrayim.
1:27 The imparted righteousness of Messiah Yahusha.
1:29 A popular place for heathen worship.
2:2 All nations will be gathered to Jerusalem to worship YAH , or be subjected by YAH.
2:3 The gathering spoken of in the Renewed Covenant.
2:3 Many nations will seek a return to Torah. Specifically, the exiles of both houses in the nations, coming from those nations, will seek YAH and His Torah, as Jerusalem is restored as the world’s chief city. Of course the ultimate fulfillment of this is found in the age to come.
2:4 Messiah shall settle disputes between nations.
2:4 Rebuke with Torah and right-ruling.
2:4 Global peace in the kingdom on earth.
2:4 Those who learned war will now learn Torah.
2:5 All 12 tribes.
2:5 The Light of YAH is called Messiah in John 8:12.
2:6 All 12 tribes.
2:11 The age to come.
2:13 Temple and buildings in the Temple complex.
2:13 Idol temples.
2:17 Age to come.
3:10 An early referenced verse by the Nazarenes to James the Just/Yaakov according to Eusebius Eccl. History 2:23.
3:12 To this very day the leaders of Jewish-Israel cause the fold to go astray from the King Messiah Yahusha. Do not follow, or chase after their approval, or counsel.
3:14 A metaphor for Israel.
3:18 Day of Judgment.
4:1 Age to come.
4:1 Torah Polygyny.
4: 2 The Messianic redemption always speaks of only the surviving two-house remnant, but never the whole nation as Dual Covenant theology wrongly teaches.
4:3 Redeemed remnant, after the Day of YAH.
4:3 Lamb’s Book of Life.
4:4 Cleansing through the fire of mishpat.
4:5 The everlasting cloud and fire of kingdom esteem covering all those who are part of the congregation of the redeemed.
4:6 The Tabernacle, symbolic of YAH’s covering over His remnant people in Mt. Zion forever.
5:1 Matthew 21:33-46.
5:1 Father YAH speaks to His Son about The Son’s beloved vineyard Israel.
5:1 Mt. Zion.
5:5 In both the Babylonian siege and later the Roman siege in 70CE.
5:7 Both houses are seen as the vineyard.
5:8 Greed and covetousness found in both houses.
5:10 Great lack will come to the vineyard. Efrayim lacking Torah and Judah lacking Messiah.
5:30 Judgment upon the vineyard.
6:1 Messiah and The Father Are One.
6:4 The same “house” where the Spirit fell in Acts 2, not in the upper room.
6:8 A reference to the duality of powers in heaven, YAH and His Word-The Son.
6:10 When Israel refuses understanding and perception, their heart, like that of Pharaoh, just grows hard like wax.
6:11 The dullness will last until the exile is over.
6:12 The men of Efrayim-Israel.
6:13 The exile.
6:13 People are curious as to how many will actually constitute the returning remnant. This verse indicates a tenth of 4 billion, or perhaps 400 million.
6:13 The restored remnant seed of Jacob is called the stump.
7:2 The 10 tribes of the north.
7:3 Isaiah is instructed to take his son Shear-Yahshuv, meaning, “a remnant will return.”
7:4 Aram and Efrayim in league against Judah.
7:4 “Weakening troublemakers” according to the Aramaic Peshitta.
7:8 This was written in 786 BCE, as this foretells of Efrayim’s exile completed in 721 BCE. The point is for the king of Judah not to worry, since Efrayim won’t be around as a nation for much longer.
7:9 In Judah’s throne.
7:11 Hebrew word ot means sign.
7:11To fully demonstrate this deliverance of Judah and of her king by YAH , YAH has mercy upon King Ahaz’s anxiety disorder and asks him to ask for a sign, (supernatural demonstration), to verify that YAH will soon deliver him from this wicked alliance. YAH tells him to ask big and deep, meaning as specific as Ahaz needs because YAH is planning on revealing something far greater than just a limited word for just Ahaz and Judah at that historical hour.
7:12 False humility since he was not a YAH -seeker to begin with.
7:13 King Ahaz in false humility, feigning to be righteous, said to YAH , I will not ask for a sign, for I am too small to do such a thing. Therefore in verse 13 of Isaiah 7, YAH bypasses King Ahaz and his false humility and speaks directly to the whole House of Dawid, or all 12 tribes. He states that they will not weary Him, as He was wearied by King Ahaz and will speak even if Ahaz does not ask and even if the whole House of Dawid does not ask because YAH is bursting with the revelation of His virgin-born Messiah.
7:13 The words for “you,” ‑ appearing three times in verses 13 and 14 ‑ are mechem, lachem and lachem, are all in the plural form in the actual Hebrew. That means that the words are no longer addressed to one individual, King Ahaz, but to the entire House of Dawid. What is the sign for all of them, in all the House of Dawid? The almah meaning “the virgin,” or “the young maiden,” (same thing in the time before Messiah) will conceive and bear a Son and shall call His Name “Emanu-El,” a metaphor for Messiah, when Elohim dwells with us!
7:13 Other Yisraelites.
7:14 The Dead Sea Scrolls have YAH here, as does the Peshitta, which has MarYah, or Master YAH. The Masoretic originally had YAH before they admitted to changing it to Adonai.
7:14 Haalmah: the definite article ha in Hebrew meaning not “a” but “the.”
7:14 The Masoretic text uses almah in Isaiah 7:14 which means virgin, but then denies the virgin birth in spite of this word almah, claiming that betulah ought to have been used as if they have right to instruct YAH. But the LXX (Septuagint) translates this as parthenos, which means untouched virgin woman. The Aramaic Peshitta confirms the LXX understanding with betulah, another synonymous, clear, Aramaic/Hebrew word for “virgin.”
7:14 The virgin will call his name Emanu-El, or “El with us.” Us in context, is the nation of Israel.
7:14 The unsaved rabbis insist that this prophecy was about King Hezekiah. But this prophecy cannot be talking about Hezekiah, for one overriding reason. If Hezekiah was the promised Messiah “Immanuel,” then why did all the prophets write of the still future coming of The Messiah long after Hezekiah (for the span of 386 years after), who was a contemporary of Isaiah, had died? Malachi, Zechariah, Zephaniah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and others all wrote well after Hezekiah had come. If Hezekiah was Immanuel, no further future prophesies would have been necessary! More than that, Mrs. Ahaz had already given birth to Hezekiah and Hezekiah was nine years old at this time! The prophecy is about a future birth, through a future maiden, or virgin. At the time this prophecy was given, Mrs. Ahaz was not a virgin and Hezekiah was already born. Rabbi Hillel of Beth Hillel of the first-century school of learning, held to the “Hezekiah is Immanuel” theory and his entire life’s work was held in dispute and in much disgrace by his contemporaries, who saw Rabbi Hillel’s view as an embarrassment to the truth. Then of course when the Hezekiah route does not work, the anti messiah demons try the “Isaiah's son” routine, stating that Shear-Yahshuv is Immanuel and Mrs. Isaiah is the almah. The problem with that is that she couldn’t have been an almah, since she already had a son (Shear-Yahshuv) and if it speaks of a future different son, that also wouldn’t matter because she would no longer be a virgin/maiden.
7:14 Keep in mind that the virgin (almah) versus the young woman (betulah) controversy, began only after Messiah of Nazareth. Before that there was no dissension at all, since all scholars acknowledged that the terms were interchangeable. There is not a single instance where almah does not refer to a virgin in the First Covenant.
7:14 In the Hebrew, verse 14 reads: “lafavor yetain YAH who lachem ot, henay ha almah harah veyoledet ben vekarat shemoh Amanu-El.”
7:15 The child in verse 15 is The Messiah, who will always choose good over evil, making this child sinless due to His virgin birth.
7:16 Verse 16 reverts back to Shear-Yahshuv, who is standing there hearing the prophecy and YAH says that before Isaiah’s son grows up and knows right from wrong, the land of Judah will be free from the attacks of the evil alliance between Efrayim-Israel and Syria-Aram. In essence, the son of Isaiah becomes proof of the veracity and surety of the almah/virgin birth prophecy. The virgin birth prophecy is so numbing and so astounding, that YAH decided to bring little Shear-Yahshuv as a sign that in essence will say to all the House of Dawid that ‘when you see both enemies of Judah defeated in Ahaz’s days, before Isaiah's son grows up, then know of a certainty that the almah will conceive and bring Israel their Savior, “Emanu-El,” or “Elohim with us” in human form’. YAH is in essence challenging all Israel by declaring that only if Isaiah's son grows up and Judah’s enemies are not yet defeated at that future time, can this Messianic promise of redemption fail.
7:17 From the days of the split in the Dawidic monarchy.
7:17 Judah need not worry as YAH promises to send Efrayim (Judah’s enemy) into exile by Assyria and by their king.
7:20 Efraimite territory.
7:23 When Efrayim is taken into exile.
8:1 Efrayim’s demise and exile.
8:3 Isaiah’s wife.
8:6 “Shiloh,” or “Shiloah,” a title of The Messiah. The “water of Shiloah” refers to the Set-Apart Spirit given to those resting and trusting in Messiah Yahusha.
8:6 Judah trusted in those who ultimately would do them no good thing.
8:7 Efrayim’s impending doom.
8:8 Threaten but not capture Judah.
8:8 Here the land of Israel is called Emanu-El, a title, further proving that this is not the actual name of the coming Messiah, but merely a title.
8:8 Speaking of the coming king of Assyria.
8:9 By Assyria.
8:9 Repeated twice for the eventual exile of both houses.
8:12 Efrayim’s alliance will fail, for he does not align himself with YAH of Hosts.
8:13 YAH should be Efrayim’s Rock.
8:14 For those who desire Him to be so.
8:14 Messiah-YAH was that Stumbling Stone according to Acts 4:11, Ephesians 2:20, First Peter 2:4-8.
8:14 Both houses have stumbled over the coming of Messiah Yahusha, as prophesied here. Judah rejected the living Torah, YAH’s Son and is blind. Efrayim, or non-Jewish Israel has rejected their identity as the other house of Israel, along with their responsibilities to live in the eternal ways of the written Torah and are therefore blind as well. In order for Efrayim, or non-Jewish Israel to stumble at Messiah Yahusha’s arrival, by definition they had to be in existence to the supernatural eye of YAH , even though the natural eye had lost track of them some 721 years before the Stumbling Stone arrived.
8:15 Many amongst both houses shall stumble.
8:15 “Taken away” to mishpat. In Hebraic understanding “taken away” does not mean raptured to heaven, but taken away to experience YAH’s wrath.
8:16 In contrast to those of both houses “taken away,” those “left behind” and protected by Messiah Yahusha will have the testimony of His atonement and bodily resurrection, plus the witness of Torah sealed in their hearts and on their lips.
8:17 He hides from both houses until they find Him and His truth in the manifested face of Messiah (2nd Cor. 4:6) who then seals His testimony upon us.
8:17 Both houses can remove their blindness by seeking Messiah.
8:17 Messiah speaking in the Spirit of waiting for the right time to be revealed to Israel. That time will be chosen by His Father alone.
8:18 Messiah the eternal brought-forth Son of YAH speaks in the first person, as The Father YAH gave all His children/disciples to Him, along with all other things such as Messiah’s power and His authority.
8:18 Messiah’s disciples are ordained to “perform miracles” in Israel amongst both houses, as seen in Mark 16:15-18 and Luke 10:16 to reveal to the world that they are Messiah’s Yisraelite children.
8:19 Both houses have long been involved with various forms of witchcraft.
8:19 Only the blind.
8:19 We must never ask the traditional rabbinical leaders who willfully reject Messiah the risen and living Messiah anything concerning Him, as we are forbidden to seek answers about the living one from the spiritually dead.
8:20 True Yisraelites run to both the testimony of His resurrection, along with a life grounded in Torah-obedience.
8:20 Messiah Yahusha and Torah.
8:20 The blindness of both houses does not allow light to enter, when one of the two key parts of true faith are missing.
8:21 In Assyrian exile.
8:21 As both houses have often done through the years.
8:22 Into exile and prolonged blindness and wandering.
9:1 LXX; the House of Israel commanded to receive the Good News quickly and drink its waters.
9:1 The Efraimite exile took place in stages.
9:1 The last stage was all of Galilee and Samaria the capital of the north.
9:1 In Luke 1:79 Zechariah promises that Messiah Yahusha will rescue those “who live in the shadow of death,” a clear reference to Isaiah 9:1-3, where Messiah Himself is prophesied to regather Zebulon, Naphtali and other former Yisraelites, in the “dark” Galilee area. His light will shine brightest in the former Yisraelite areas of the north, now occupied by nations who are the direct descendants of those tribes. This is the main reason that Messiah made His home in Capernaum, on the border of Zebulon and Naphtali. Messiah was also a Nazarene, or a consecrated one to YAH by virtue of His chosen dwelling location. He settled in Galilee for the same reason because He was a Nazarene, or a separated Holy One to His Father and desired to live separate from the religious order in Jerusalem, that had no care and concern for the welfare of their Efraimite brothers.
9:2 Messiah Himself is prophesied to regather Zebulon, Naphtali and other former Yisraelites, in the “dark” Galilee area. His Light will shine brightest in the former Yisraelite areas of the north, now occupied by nations who are the direct descendants of those tribes.
9:3 Messiah increased Israel by bringing the northern tribes back into the fold and thereby did fulfill the promise to increase the nation from merely being that of Jewish-Israel, to the start of the restoration of both houses. He thus increased the nation numerically, along with the accompanying joy of a nation rebuilt.
9:3 By bringing forgiveness and salvation and the beginning of the promised end of the exile.
9:3 The redeemed remnant of both houses.
9:3 Like Sukkot, or Tabernacles and the final harvest.
9:4 Only verse 4 of Isaiah 9 remains to be fulfilled in the pashat, or literal sense and awaits His return to earth. Using remez, or hint, the deliverance from Midianite captivity by a valiant spirit is done by Messiah, in both the Spirit realm (heavenly Tabernacle) and the physical realm (Efrayim’s earthly restoration), whereas the historical deliverance from Midyan has already taken place in the physical realm by Gideon. Messiah Yahusha states in John 8:32-36 that He came to deliver the captive and those who had been taken captive, who were in bondage under the yoke of sin, from which they could not free themselves. As such, there existed a spiritual yoke over Israel, worse than that of Midyan, or Rome. In Isaiah 9:1-4, we have both the literal fulfillment of Messiah's restoration of the north, as well as His spiritual destruction of the yoke of sin, in the second level of Hebraic understanding.
9:5 Messiah’s victory over Israel’s physical Midianite and Edomite enemies, in the Day of YAH.
9:6 In the Hebrew:“ Ki yeled yulad lanu ben netan lanu vatehe hamisrah al shichmoh vayiqra shemo pele yoetz, el gibor, avi ad, sar shalom.” In Hebrew grammar there exist two types of verbs. One is for a completed action and is known as a “perfect verb.” The other verb is for an action not yet concluded, which by implication means a future, or an ongoing action and is known as an “imperfect verb.” These references to “va te-he” and “va yiqra” both are imperfect verbs indicating future fulfillment, at the time of the prophecy in 768 BCE. The verbs “yeled yulad/a child will be born,” an imperfect verb and “ben netan/a child was given,” a perfect verb, both appear here in Isaiah 9:6. There is yet a third category used here called the “prophetic perfect,” meaning a writing style where the event is yet future, but is written in a past tense, or as a perfect completed action. Many prophecies in the First Covenant that are clearly future events use “prophetic perfect verbs” to describe still-future prophetic events, since YAH knows the end from the beginning and is prophetically declaring “a finished action,” even though it hasn’t yet actually taken place. One such example is found in Isaiah 5:13, where both houses of Israel are declared to be in exile, even though neither house of Israel had been sent out into exile at the time of the prophecy. Yet it is still written using a past perfect verb in a “prophetic perfect” future declaration. Another such example of the “prophetic perfect” is the Suffering Servant chapter of Isaiah 53, where the Suffering Servant is seen as having completed the work of atonement, yet its literal fulfillment is yet some 740 years in the future. Isaiah 9:6 contains the “prophetic perfect” in the words, “ben natan” (a Son has been given). Then later in verse 6 of Isaiah 9, Isaiah takes this “prophetic perfect” and combines it with the imperfect future verbs “va te-he” and “va yiqra,” and the government “will be,” and He “shall be called.” The literal reading is as follows. “Child to be born to us, Son given to us and the government will be on His shoulders (future tense at the time of prophecy in 786 BCE) and He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty-El, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.” As you’ll carefully note, the references to a future fulfillment are used three times in Isaiah 9:6, thereby disqualifying any possible past fulfillment before Isaiah, as well as any possible immediate fulfillment in King Hezekiah, the son of King Ahaz. If in fact Hezekiah the righteous king of Judah was the “Eternal Father” as some claim, it appears he died prematurely. Not a very “eternal” thing to do. Health reference is from the LXX.
9:7 The Messianic prophecy found here in Isaiah 9:7 is a key piece of evidence from the original Hebrew words, of the veracity of the virgin birth of Isaiah 7:14. In Hebrew the closed mem is always used at the end of a Hebrew word. The only exception in Scripture is where it is found in this prophecy in verse 7. Here, the closed mem is found in the middle of the word, which indicates (according to the modern rabbis) an increase in The Messiah’s government. That word is le-marbe meaning, “to increase.” Normally (as any beginning Hebrew student would have learned) in the middle of a word the reader would find an open mem. The Zohar says, “The closed mem refers to the fact that The Messiah would be born from a ‘closed womb’.” Richard Wurmbrand, a Messianic Jew who survived the Holocaust (commenting on this portion of The Zohar, as he shared this with a Jewish rabbi) said, “Isaiah put a closed mem in the middle of the word to show the reader who was destined to understand it, that the Divine Child of whom this prophecy speaks, would be born of the closed womb of a virgin.”
9:7 Messiah will rule forever by divine decree of Father YAH on Dawid’s throne, as the eternal King Messiah.
9:8 The Light to remove blindness and death.
9:8 All 12 tribes.
9:16 Yisraelites must never follow any leader denying either Messiah, or Torah, along with the restoration message, which must include the true Names of YAH and Messiah.
9:21 There is nothing new about this. The civil war is 2,900 years old and counting. In the alliance against Judah, Efrayim was united in purpose.
10:20 End of the age.
10:20 Blood atoned for minority from both houses.
10:20 Assyria, or any other heathen nation.
10:20 When Dawid’s throne is established as chief of all the nations.
10:21 In context both houses, including Efrayim who used to trust in Assyria.
10:21 From all 12 tribes.
10:22 The metaphor referring to the promise of physical multiplicity.
10:22 This is a clear word that from between 3-4 billion physical Yisraelites, only a remnant, or as seen earlier in Isaiah about 10 percent, or 400 million will return. Their accommodations will be in the “Greater Israel,” promised to the patriarchs.
10:22 The very imputed righteousness of Messiah Yahusha Himself.
10:24 Speaking to Judah, who will be protected for another 150 years, or so.
10:25 Egypt will battle them and later Babylon will consume them.
11:1 This was the prophecy where Messiah the coming Messiah was called Netzer and His followers naturally Netzarim, or Nazarenes. Matthew 2:23 speaks of this prophecy.
11:1 The rabbis like Rashi teach that the Netzer, or the Nazarene is, Messiah Son of Joseph, called this because He will specifically be sent to find, locate and restore the ten tribes of Joseph/Efrayim-Israel.
11:2 All these attributes are called sefirot-manifestations of YAH’s Spirit and His Messiah. The 7 spirits or attributes are confirmed by the LXX, with the 7th referring to Messiah being a Shabbat keeper. The 7th attribute is missing in the Masoretic text and most traditional translations.
11:3 He will issue kingdom justice only by what is recorded in Torah.
11:4 His Words and rulings in Torah.
11:4 Set-Apart Spirit without measure.
11:6 In the age to come.
11:9 In the restored kingdom.
11:10 End of this age.
11:10 Hebrew word is ness, which can mean either banner, or miracle, or even miraculous banner.
11:10 Messiah Yahusha.
11:10 The people of Israel.
11:10 In a latter-day context, this refers to the seed of Efrayim-Israel the “fullness of the nations” spoken of in Genesis 48:19 and Romans 11:26.
11:10 Established on Dawid’s Throne.
11:11 The first being in 520 BCE when Judah returned. The second time began in 1948 and will conclude with the return of the remnant of both houses.
11:11 Not all Israel, but a redeemed returning remnant.
11:11 The Messiah’s banner being stretched out over the nations in order to perform a dual rescue of two parts of a scattered nation, in two unique stages.
11:11 Both houses.
11:11 The Messiah, or “The Banner,” does the regathering back to the land. Not man, or man’s attempts to change immigration laws.
11:12 Father YAH.
11:12 Messiah Yahusha.
11:12 Messiah. Not immigration departments nor deals with the unredeemed orthodox.
11:12 According to Jeremiah 3:8 and elsewhere, Efrayim was divorced and outcast from the brit of Torah and the people of Israel. This term only can apply to them.
11:12 Efrayim mixed with the nations (Hosea 8:9) and became as one with them. Presently they cannot be recognized nor differentiated from the true nations. That is why Messiah’s banner in Isaiah 11:12 is unfurled before all the nations, since verse 12 tells us that both outcast Israel and scattered Judah are in the nations. If you were Messiah looking for Yisraelites, you would not unfurl your banner of love, revelation and restoration anywhere else. The natural understanding of the syntax in question is that Israel and Judah are the targets of this love.
11:12 Judah on the other hand, was never fully, or totally outcast, but were merely dispersed into all nations, but did manage in many instances to maintain their historical, spiritual and cultural connections to the people and the land of Israel.
11:12 The blood-washed remnant from both houses return from all four corners of the earth.
11:12 If the Jews are all Israel, then why, when identifying the returnees in this same passage, does YAH separate Judah and Israel into two categories of the “returning scattered” and the “returning outcasts”? If the brit community concept applies only to modern Jewry, why was the Renewed Covenant promised to the community of all Israel, which includes two groupings of Yisraelites at the dawn of the Messianic age?
11:13 The result of Messiah’s work. Efrayim’s desire to be Israel again will be met and their jealousy towards Judah will cease, as they return as equal heirs in the Commonwealth of Israel.
11:13 This grievous envy is best-seen and illustrated in Messiah’s declaration of the parable of the prodigal son in Luke 15.
11:13 Historical enemies such as Edom, Ammon and Moab. With the help of returning Efrayim, the people of Israel will be numerically and militarily stronger, in defense of their national interests.
11:13 Efrayim’s desire has always been to be part of the House of Dawid and they have been envious of Judah’s strong sense of national identity and family. Through Messiah, Efrayim can reclaim their role in the House of Dawid and receive their full citizenship in Israel. As such their envy is no longer seen, as it is truly healed.
11:13 Historically Judah has troubled, or vexed Efrayim, by relegating them to different roles and tasks, all designed to send the same message of second-class, or second-tier standing in Israel. This is seen historically when Efraimites were identified as traitors from the House of Saul, as well as when they were under compulsory slave labor to Judah in the days before Jeroboam was raised up as king and down through the centuries where their image as pagan nations was reinforced by Judah, as Judah refused to accept them back into the fold, viewing Efrayim as the eternal apostates, or the “black sheep” of the family. This denial, or vexation even resulted in made-up doctrines of men, by which Efrayim was said to be lost, or the “lost ten tribes,” thereby affording Judah the luxury of not having to extend recognition to Efrayim, since they were allegedly missing in action. This vexing continues to this day as most “Messianic” organizations do not recognize Efrayim and have not reckoned them as returning Israel, but as being merely “Messianic nations,” or nations with a “Jewish heart.” But when Messiah returns, both houses will be in peace with each other and Judah will no longer be allowed to vex his brother.
11:14 Both houses.
11:14 Arabs in Aza, the same home of the ancient Philistines. Even without a physical connection to the Philistines, they both live in the same land and both are led by the same hatred of Zion.
11:14 Fly them westward.
11:14 Together both houses will fight the eastern front as well as the west.
11:14 These verses 14-15 and Obadiah 1:18-19 teach in the simplest possible terms, that the Jewish people will never ever conquer the Palestinians, Arabs, Edomites, or the sons of Esau, until they are reunited to Efrayim with one heart, one Spirit and one accord, into one massive army, through the reconciliation of Jewish-Israel with non-Jewish-Israel. We (believers) will continue to struggle and fight ourselves, over the question of “who is the real Israel,” instead of both camps recognizing the other house as also being legitimate heirs in Israel. Only a reunited Israel in these final last days of humanity will be able to overthrow the nefarious forces of Islam. This can become a reality in our lifetime. Islam cannot stand against a united Israel, for greater is He that is in us, than He that is in the world. We must look upon Efrayim in our midst, with great favor and grant them the recognition they deserve, so that they can take their rightful place in national Israel as physical, Spirit-filled, co-heirs, who are willing to join in military and spiritual warfare operations against Israel’s historic enemies. We will receive the consolation of Jacob, only when we preserve the revelation of Jacob, found in Genesis 30:25.
11:14 With a reunified Israel, the Middle East problem will end according to Scripture, when the west, along with all Israel, puts the Palestinians on airplanes and sends them away. Isaiah 11:14 in its most literal translation reads “they shall fly the Philistines away westward.” Those, who in ignorance fight the two-house restoration, are actually postponing the inevitable Yisraelite victory over our enemies. Instead of worrying exclusively about learning Hebrew and keeping kosher, we should be concerned with victory. Biblical victory can be achieved only by a reunified two-house, two-front (spiritual and military) solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict (Obadiah 1:18). The spiritual part is our task as we abide in Him who is Israel’s Prince. The military part is His work not ours. This truth by no means suggests that militarism is the answer, or militia-type theology, which is anti-Netsarim and filled with doctrines of hate and superiority. When both houses are back in the Promised Land however, we will be at full force and in our most effective position to finally overcome our enemies.
11:15 When both houses come together, another enemy that will be subdued are the strange languages that came forth from the Tower of Babel, as Hebrew is restored to the globe, so that the knowledge of YAH can fill the earth in the language of revelation.
11:15 YAH finalizes the restoration with a perfect (7 streams) way of escape for all the seed of Israel stuck in countries influenced by the Egyptian tongue and the pagan manners of that culture.
11:16 YAH always deals with only the remnant, while the world and the church systems attempt to deal in large numbers.
11:16 Efrayim has great hope, as they look back on YAH’s faithfulness in the historic Egyptian redemption.
12:1 When a highway of return is made for all Israel.
12:2 There are those who falsely claim that Messiah's Name as Savior, or as Israel’s salvation, is found nowhere in Tanach/First Covenant Scripture. Yet here in the actual Hebrew it reads, "YAH my strength and my song, has become my Messiah.” That’s what the Good News is all about: YAH clothing Himself and manifesting as flesh, or YAH becoming Messiah. The Greek Word Egeneto Strongs 1096 literally is to be born.
12:3 The fulfillment is found in John 7:38 and Isaiah 44:3, where Israel’s seed receives the water of YAH’s Spirit.
12:4 Where Israel is scattered.
12:4 When both houses are restored as one, in the day of salvation/Messiah, the Name will be declared along with the Good News. The restoration itself will proclaim the Name.
12:6 Salvation is the recognition of the fact that the Set-Apart One Himself, came to pitch His Tabernacle among us, in the flesh of mankind.
13:6 Generally understood as the last seven years of this age, a time of mishpat on the nations, or the Babylonian world system and a time of freedom for Israel’s exiles.
13:10 This grand and unprecedented cosmic disturbance during the Day of YAH is the actual sign of His soon second coming (Matthew 24:29-30).
13:17 As is often the case with an end-time text, there is also a prior historical fulfillment.
14:1 In the two-house regathering.
14:1 Aliyah/going up back to the land led by Messiah and not man.
14:1 All nations will join the 12 tribes, in the single olive tree, which is the community of Yisraelite faith.
14:1 The ten men from all nations will cling to the fringes of saved Judah as found in Zechariah 8:23.
14:2 Nations will return the Yisraelites they house, when Messiah returns.
14:2 In Israel.
14:2 In the kingdom of YAH , Israel will rule over all unregenerate heathen nations and individuals. Israel will be the rulers and not the captured.
14:8 Metaphors for the Temple and the nation of Israel.
14:10 The nations shall say to Babylon and her former greatness.
14:12 s.a.tan. “Heilel” means “the shining one.”
14:12 Idiomatic expression for “an angel.” In Aramaic it can also mean falling angel of the crescent.
14:12 Thrown out from heaven in eternity past.
14:12 The evil of the Babylonian Empire is personified in s.a.tan. The text therefore goes from one topic in the pashat/literal to the second level in the remez, or hint level, meaning that the first level is spiritually tied into the second level, just as s.a.tan himself is the evil behind the Babylonian Empire and is tied into that state as its head.
14:13 Heavenly messengers.
14:13 In the heavenly assembly.
14:13 Third heaven.
14:14 Notice all the usage of “I.” s.a.tan can be seen as having great pride in himself and therefore has “I problems.”
14:15 YAH’s response to s.a.tan’s “I problems,” as well as Babylon’s power and pride.
14:25 Assyria along with Babylon will also be punished for their role in oppressing Israel.
14:26 His hand and purpose.
15:1 Message, or word.
16:3 Be a shelter to the wandering Efrayim-Yisraelites in your midst.
16:4 According to Jeremiah 3:8 and elsewhere, Efrayim was divorced and outcast from the brit of Torah and the people of Israel. This term only can apply to them.
16:5 By Hezekiah and in the future Messiah.
17:3 Since the Arameans played a large biological part in Israel's beginnings, YAH will bring them into the brit in the kingdom.
17:5 Apparently many Arameans who have many Yisraelite blood lines, will be in the kingdom in large numbers, as through a metaphor we see them enjoying the same kingdom benefits as Israel, meaning that they are part of Israel.
17:6 When the olive tree is shaken, Aramean berries will be discovered in it.
17:6 A remnant will be safe in the olive tree.
17:7 An Aramean man.
17:9 Because they went their own pagan ways and refused to abide with the sons of Jacob.
17:10 Non-Yisraelite branches. Most Arameans with Yisraelite beginnings became Ishmaelites and/or Edomites, by assimilation and intermarriage.
17:14 Even though Arameans have some Yisraelite fruit, most will be punished for their treatment of Judah and for their league with Efrayim against Judah.
18:2 Rivers of two-house division and exile.
18:3 The banner is Messiah and the shofar is the trumpet of the final regathering.
18:5 YAH will prune His people to determine the remnant.
18:7 The final ingathering of Yisraelites from Africa and lands beyond the rivers of Ethiopia like Zimbabwe and South Africa.
19:18 Language of Zion. Hebrew.
19:18 Trust in YAH with the Torah oath of “as YAH lives.”
19:18 Many believe this to be a prophecy of the composition of the LXX (Septuagint) translated in Alexandria Egypt circa 150 BCE, the basis of the Renewed Covenant.
19:19 Many from Egypt/Islam will also turn to YAH in the day when the restoration of all things comes.
19:19 Dolman, or stone pillars built by the people of Israel wherever they wandered as a sign of their presence there.
19:20 The Savior of Egypt is the same one for Jacob. Messiah of Nazareth. During their oppression, or Great Tribulation distress, Egypt/Islam will seek YAH for help.
19:20 The Mighty El.
19:21 By many of them accepting the Good News.
19:21 Age to come.
19:21 In the age to come, many scattered Hamites and Ishmaelites will cry out to YAH and He will send them Messiah the Savior to bring them peace, life and national Yisraelite citizenship. These same redeemed Semites and Hamites will be allowed into the rebuilt millennial Temple to make slaughter offerings and to perform vows to the Prince and His Father, since they will be considered part of millennial Israel.
19:21 After these individuals from Ham and Ishmael accept Messiah, they will follow Torah as seen by their vows.
19:22 After being smitten in the Great Tribulation.
19:22 The full healing and acceptance of remnant Egypt/Islam into Israel.
19:23 Age to come/millennial kingdom.
19:23 Both Assyria and Egypt will have remnants that join Israel by trust in Messiah.
19:23 Israel’s historic enemies, some in Islam, now join with them. Assyria the future home of anti-moshiach (The Assyrian) and his Islamic armies, will become a hotbed of redeemed ex Muslims!
19:24 In verses 23-25 we see some of the greatest glimpses into the “peace plan” amongst Arab/Muslim nations hostile to Jewish-Israel. In the days of Ishmael’s ingathering to the rest of Israel, there shall be a Torah highway from Egypt to Syria. Assyria and those from Assyria/Syria will go to Egypt and those from Egypt will go to Assyria. It will be the highway, or path of return and repentance. Ishmaelites/Muslims from both these nations are prophesied to come together in order to serve YAH the El of Israel. This renewed tripartite Yisraelite alliance in verse 24 that will enter the millennium under Messiah, is said to be composed of Efrayim/Israel, Jewish/Israel and Ishmael/Israel. All three parts are Israel. And why not? In Solomon’s day before the Kingdom of Israel split, Ishmaelites in Lebanon and Syria, were already large parts of national Israel, as were Arab lands and governors (Second Chronicles / Divre HaYamim Bet 8:6, 9:14). In that Great Day of final ingathering, symbolized by the 7th day of the Feast of Sukkot/Tabernacles, Jewish/Israel will be one of three main branches of Israel (Isaiah 17:6). YAH wants to take all the descendants of Noah’s three sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth and bring them all under the Captain of their salvation, the only brought-forth Son of Righteousness for all of mankind, seated eternally on Dawid’s Throne in heaven and one day soon in the earthly Jerusalem.
19:25 In the days of the Semitic/Ishmaelite/Islamic awakening, many of Ishmael's sons scattered in and among the nations, along with a small remnant of Edom/Muslims who willingly denounce falsehood, will be joined together by Messiah's blood and will move Father YAH to pronounce a new blessing, patterned after the Aaronic Benediction of (Numbers 6:23-27). May YAH bless Egypt My people/Ami, May YAH bless Assyria, the work of My hands, May YAH bless Israel/My inheritance (Isaiah 19:25). And in so doing, all three parts of Israel, Judah, Efrayim and Ishmael, will carry the Name of YAH and “I Myself shall bless them, for I have returned them,” says YAH (Numbers 6:27,10:36).
22:15 A deputy of King Hezekiah.
22:21 Eliakim will be clothed with Isaiah’s authority.
22:22 Eliakim is a clear type of Messiah HaMoshiach.
22:22 A dual prophecy showing that Messiah in the person of Eliakim will oversee all 12 tribes in the restored House of Dawid.
22:25 Messiah like the House of Dawid before Him, was cut off, or destroyed.
23:1 China; Aramaic Peshitta. Or, Cyprus.
23:18 Even Tyre and Zidon will be renewed in the millennial kingdom, as YAH will appoint them, as food and supply centers for the kingdom of Messiah.
24:1 During the awesome Day of YAH. A day of dread and fear for all those who remain unclaimed by the blood of Messiah. Israel will be protected through preservation, or through martyrdom.
24:4 The current earth.
24:5 The chukim/statutes and everlasting brit that were broken, in light of chronology, is the seventh-day Shabbat, since the everlasting brit of Messiah was still some 700 years in the future.
24:6 The current earth has an appointment with the cleansing fire of YAH , as the first one had with water for 40 days and laylot. A few will remain, as did 8 in Noah’s days.
24:13 While the world burns, the olive tree of Israel is merely shaken.
24:14 While the world mourns, the remnant of Israel sings the songs of deliverance.
24:15 Since Messiah returns to the Eastern Gate to deliver Israel.
24:15 We must all learn to adore not only YAH , but also His very Name.
24:16 Efrayim’s dwellings.
24:16 Efrayim’s music to Messiah in the midst of the “Day of YAH ” judgments.
24:20 The old world will not rise, but will be renewed.
24:21 Fallen heavenly messengers.
24:22 Both fallen messengers and fallen kings, will be put in the pit, or the Lake of Fire, with the messengers being in eternal torment and the wicked kings being put to the second death.
24:23 In the millennium His elders, or saints will be immortal, which is what the Hebrew indicates here.
25:1 All these verses are a description of the kingdom restored to Israel.
25:7 With the things of Zion.
25:7 Only with the things of Zion such as Messiah, the restoration of the two houses, Torah etc., will YAH remove the veil of stupor and blindness that spiritually covers all the nations.
25:8 The entire purpose of being Israel and loving Messiah. Our death will be swallowed up in victory and overcoming.
25:9 Age to come.
25:10 Mt. Zion.
26:1 More descriptions of the restored kingdom.
26:2 Into the age to come. Israel is that nation.
26:8 All born-again children must develop a love for the Name, not merely the character that the Name represents, but the very Name itself.
26:12 Philippians 2:13.
26:13 Only when YAH does His full ruling over you, will you make frequent mention of His Name.
26:14 The names of all false rulers and Elohim will perish.
26:15 Mentioned two times, one for the increase of each house.
26:15 YAH is not only regathering Israel from all four corners through His Son, He is also adding and increasing the nation through the two houses and all those joining the nation.
26:16 Fully to come to pass in the Great Tribulation, when both houses will call on Him anew.
26:19Tzadik Israel will all be raised from the dead at the end of the Great Tribulation, along with Isaiah the prophet.
26:19 Rephayim from the root “repha.”
26:19 The long-awaited resurrection of the dead, by He who is the Resurrection according to John 11.
26:20 A few years.
26:20 Until the Great Tribulation is over and Messiah returns for our bodily resurrection.
27:1 In the literal pashat this could be a sea dragon. In the sod/deeper level, this refers to heathen world powers that have sought to extinguish the people of Israel from off the face of the earth. YAH instead will see to it that His vineyard is preserved and that all heathen powers will be destroyed.
27:2 Israel is seen as washed in the blood of redemption, as they sing after the heathen are subdued in the Great Tribulation.
27:3 YAH’s watchful eye over Israel.
27:6 Remnant Israel will overcome all gentile powers through their King Messiah.
27:6 Spiritual and physical fruit in the age to come.
27:8 He will exile Israel, but not destroy them like He will do with Leviathan and the Leviathan nations.
27:11 Branches from both houses will be cut off, but Israel will never be fully destroyed.
27:12 “One by one” a redeemed remnant will return.
27:13 Age to come.
28:5 YAH will bring remnant Efrayim home, with a crown of beauty.
28:6 YAH will teach Efrayim Torah and how to conduct their lives in right-ruling.
28:7 Efrayim has become like most of Israel. Drunk with wine and stupidity.
28:9 To Yisraelites willing to grow up, away from believer’s boredom as outlined in Hebrews 6:1-3.
28:11 As per verse one of this chapter, specifically the drunkards of Efrayim. He will give them new wine in the form of tongues and remove them from the old wine of death and stupidity.
28:11 This is one of the least understood and yet most significant prophecies given to remnant, restored and returning Efrayim. The gift of tongues placed upon the crown of Efrayim, or non-Jewish Israel is a sign to the world and to all with ears to hear, that these “tongue talkers” are the very same ten tribes of the exile. Paul addresses this clearly in First Corinthians 14:21, where he quotes this verse in Isaiah, identifying the Corinthian believers as the same people to whom YAH said He would speak in tongues as a sign of lost Yisraelite heritage.
28:12 Weary and wandering Efrayim.
28:12 Fresh wine revealed in new languages to get their doctrinal attention.
28:12 Still Efrayim will reject the Torah despite the supernatural and will separate the gift from the Torah and will thus relegate the gift to abusive manifestations.
28:13 YAH fed them like the spiritual babies they are, so that when they refused to listen and they hardened their heart, they would fall away into error, as they refused to grasp even the most basic of truths and became for all intents and purposes just like their heathen captors.
28:15 Judah’s attitude in making deals with their neighbors that violate different parts of Torah, always leads to their death, or at the very least their demise before the nations. This can be seen in the current man-made move for Mideast peace.
28:16 In Messiah the Chief Corner Stone.
28:16 Those who truly follow Messiah’s peace plan which is His second coming, will not make haste, or hurry to make man-made covenants of death.
28:16 LXX matches the Renewed Covenant. The one trusting the Corner Stone not the leaders in Jerusalem, will receive grace, as opposed to disgrace.
28:17 YAH’s covenants on behalf of Israel alone will stand the test of time.
28:18 YAH alone decides Israel’s future, both in and out of their land.
28:18 The temporary results of making deals with the devil.
28:19 Even the reports of carnal peace accords send fear and do damage.
28:20 Bed of compromise.
28:20 Man’s future plans for Israel, just won’t cover him in peace, or security, or salvation, or his return to the land.
28:21They seem strange to man who knows nothing, as he ought to know. To the blind, two-house restoration seems like a strange, or foreign/gentile work that’s not from YAH.
28:22 What profit will man-made treaties be then?
28:29 The point of verses 23-29 is that some things in Israel’s dealings with the world cannot be harvested, but must be beaten and crushed for her own benefit.
29:8 Left empty.
29:10 Both houses remain blind in most cases.
29:11 Israel has no answers apart from Messiah.
29:13 Israel’s problem is and has always been one of the heart and false doctrines, denying either Messiah, or His Torah, or both. Messiah attributes this to Israel in Matthew 15:8-9 and Mark 7:6-7.
29:14 The Good News of Messiah will go forth from Zion, regardless of the dullness of its leaders, through wonders and miracles, in order to get the common people’s attention.
29:16 Israel’s pride is addressed.
29:18 End of the age.
29:18 The visionary remnant of both houses of Israel.
29:18 This exciting time is the one in which we live, where Efrayim sees himself for who he truly is and Judah sees that YAH has a Son and that they have always been the marred clay in the Potter’s hand, as the Potter rebuilds the same lump called Israel into another Renewed Covenant people.
29:19 In spirit.
29:22 Note that the first Hebrew Abraham, also was not accepted by good works, but received redemption from YAH alone.
29:22 All 12 tribes.
29:23 His children will fear His Name, with a right heart attitude.
29:24 In the restoration of the nation, YAH will take grumblers and complainers and those dull of understanding and turn them into men and women of Torah and doctrine.
30:10 The same things are said to today’s Yisraelite prophets. Whenever a prophetic word is perceived as too hard, or harsh, the accusation of “unloving” always rears its head.
30:12Trusting in Egypt rather than YAH.
30:15 Returning to your Yisraelite heritage.
30:15 Shabbat-keeping and all other forms of prescribed Yisraelite rest.
30:15 Salvation leads to Yisraelite heritage.
30:17 Israel will flee until they return to the comforts of Zion, when they will become the light of the world that they have been called to be.
30:19 Both houses.
30:20 Renewed Covenant Yisraelites with a public ministry.
30:21 The voice of Messiah Yahusha.
30:22 The voice of the Derech of Messiah and Israel will cause you to defile all pagan practices as opposed to defiling YAH in the name of g-d and other house idols.
30:23 When Israel cleanses herself of false religion and idolatry, they reap immediate and long-term blessings.
30:25 Some say this was a prophecy of the Twin Towers of NYC falling on 9/11/01.
30:26 All things will be brighter through renewal, including the healed people of Israel in the restoration of the nation in the millennial kingdom.
30:27 “From far” denotes from the renewed circumcised lips of returning Efrayim-Israel. Also YAH uses His name to bring mishpat on those in Israel who refuse to repent from idolatry.
30:28 Even while Israel is being renewed, the nations go further astray. We see this happening more and more in the end times. The more “returning to Zion” there is, the more those not willing to return recommit to their comfortable yet idolatrous ways.
30:29Redeemed Israel, on the other hand.
30:30 Return of Messiah.
30:30 Messiah comes down to judge the earth and restore Israel simultaneously.
31:4 He will come quietly in strength, not secretly, or loudly to those who look for Him.
31:7 In the day that the two trees of Ezekiel 37 come together.
31:8 Of YAH.
31:9 The source of His supernatural power resides among the people and land of Zion.
32:1 Messiah Yahusha.
32:1 His kidushim, or set apart ones.
32:10 Those who do not take Israel's return and restoration seriously and are carefree towards it will see no spiritual harvest in their own lives, or in the lives of others, not to mention many days of anxiety. Restoration truth must be at the core position of any doctrine.
32:11 Repentance is called for by those who harbor carefree attitudes towards YAH’s work in Zion between both houses in the latter-days.
32:15 Without the outpouring of the Spirit, Israel and Jerusalem will remain desolate.
32:20 Yisraelites must be ready to sow and reap in season and out of season, until the day of kingdom esteem.
33:20 Jerusalem is the permanent home of all the saved in Israel and it shall never be removed but shall be renewed for us to dwell there.
33:22 Three wonderful manifestations of YAH and an indication of His one nature.
33:24 In the renewed Jerusalem.
34:5 Verse 5 until the end of the chapter is the specific mishpat of Edom.
34:8 The Day of YAH when He takes direct vengeance on Edom for the hate and violence towards Israel by trying to regain the birthright sold to Jacob through hate and death. YAH Himself will settle the controversy of Zion’s right to YAH’s birthright in the Day of YAH , or the Great Tribulation.
34:10 The true and final end of all Israel’s enemies.
34:17 As opposed to Zion that will be inhabited by the redeemed remnant of Israel forever, vultures and creatures of the night along with their mates will inhabit Edom forever.
35:1 While Edom is being judged, Israel will be fully restored.
35:2 To “greater Israel” in the millennium.
35:4 YAH will come to earth to repay Edom and rescue and deliver Jacob.
35:5 The signs of The Messiah, or Elohim with us. When these signs come to pass, we can know Messiah has come. These signs were surely performed by Messiah, as a sign of our salvation and Israel’s renewal.
35:6 Signs of the King Messiah all performed in the person of Messiah of Nazareth (Matthew 15:30, Matthew 11:5).
35:8 A clear reference to the first Nazarene Yisraelites, also known as “followers of the Derech” (in Acts 19:23 and 24:22), with Messiah Himself called “The Derech” in John 14:6.
35:9 “The Derech,” is for redeemed Israel, not for fools, heathen, or unconverted Edomites.
35:10 In YAH’s time by YAH’s Messiah, the redeemed will be restored and returned. The “Derech” of set apartness will restore us spiritually and physically back to our nation and our YAH.
35:10 The ultimate inheritance of every redeemed Yisraelite from either house.
36:11 A crystal-clear reference to the fact that Hebrew was the original language of Israel, but also that many spoke and understood both Hebrew and Aramaic. Moreover we see that the Arameans were Semites and that these Assyrians very likely had clear blood ties to many in Israel.
36:19Samaria had already fallen frightening Judah even more.
37:16 Two cherubim: symbolic of living between and amongst the two houses of Israel.
37:31 Grounded in Torah.
37:31 Trusting in Messiah.
37:32 A remnant shall escape in the end times.
40:1 Two declarations of comfort for two houses of Israel.
40:2 Her war between YAH and man and between the two houses of Israel, in their ongoing hatred for each other. That will come to an end.
40:2 Sins forgiven and two-house restoration are the hallmarks of Messiah and the restored kingdom.
40:2 Israel has reaped what it has sown. Double punishment means two punishments for two houses.
40:3 A prophecy about Yochanan HaMatbeel/John the Baptist.
40:3 Notice the coming Elohim is called YAH. The Messiah is YAH clothed in the flesh.
40:3 Elohim is coming to earth to pardon Israel and speak gently to her with the Good News of the kingdom.
40:4 Messiah will remove all obstacles to man's pardon and Israel’s two-house reunion.
40:5 The only way for flesh to see YAH is for YAH to become flesh, since no flesh can live in heaven in His abode.
40:7 Of Israel.
40:8 Messiah abides forever.
40:9 Messiah would come to Judah since Efrayim was already in exile and thus it would be their responsibility to proclaim Messiah to their Efraimite brethren, as Messiah came to the cities of Judah.
40:10The coming Messiah is the strong hand of YAH , or YAH Himself, not with any human component.
40:10 A metaphor for Messiah.
40:10 Salvation and eternal life is with Him.
40:10 The work of redemption and restoration.
40:11 The lambs of Israel that have been found. These words are addressed to Zion in proper context.
40:13 The Spirit is not a new concept.
40:22 YAH told Israel that the earth was a round circle long before modern science even existed.
40:25 The Father has no equal. But He also does admit to having a Son according to Proverbs 30:4, Psalm 2:12 and Daniel 3:25.
40:26 He not only knows the numbers of stars, but also has given each one a name.
40:31 Yisraelites will be renewed through the Good News.
41:1 Of Israel.
41:1 The exiles in all the coastlands.
41:1 To YAH and Zion.
41:1 Both houses will come together to be free in YAH’s right- rulings and justice.
41:2 Abraham and in an end-time setting The Messiah.
41:4 Of Israel.
41:9 A prophecy of all 12 tribes returning from the ends of the earth, using the “prophetic perfect,” meaning written in a way that makes the events seem past and fulfilled, when they are yet future, or end-time events. Much of chapters 41-61 are written using this technique, since YAH shows that He knows the end from the beginning.
41:10 Fear not Israel, Messiah will come and bring salvation and restoration.
41:12 The ultimate end of Israel’s struggles with her enemies. This will come to pass fully in the kingdom restored.
41:14 Here there is Father YAH the Helper and His designated Redeemer. A duality of roles and powers. The Hebrew is VeGoalecha with the Ve prefix, meaning “and your Redeemer.”
41:16In the kingdom, Israel will be regathered and the disobedient nations will in turn be scattered by mishpat.
41:18 The renewal of the land of Israel.
41:22 Father And Son.
41:23 Father And Son.
41:25 A dual prophecy speaking of Cyrus the loving king who allowed Jewish-Israel to return from the northeast to rebuild the walls and city of Jerusalem and moreover The Messiah who will gather the ten tribes of Efrayim and therefore is said to be coming from the northeast (the very initial lands of their exiles). Moreover, He will come declaring the true and only Name of The Father, which is “YAH.”
41:27 The Good News is first and primarily to Israel, or Zion and then to the nations who become Zion anyway, so that in Messiah all Israel is gathered as Israel.
41:28 No mediator.
41:28 Father YAH is giving the Anointed One because no true pure sinless High Priest, or mediator was ever found amongst the sons of Israel.
41:29 Not qualified to mediate.
42:1 The scattered seed of Israel.
42:3 Messiah will bring justice through gentleness. This cannot be talking of the nation of Israel, since they were severely lacking in justice, righteousness and gentleness and did not have it themselves, much less were they able to impart it to the nations.
42:4 Messiah. This cannot be Israel, since Israel did not keep the Torah properly and they failed and often became discouraged in doing just that. Moreover, it must be brought to the nations according to justice and right-ruling. How can they deliver right-ruling, when they themselves did not abide in it at all, at any time, for any length of time? The “He” here is clearly YAH’s Son.
42:4 In Matthew 12, in verses 18-21, Matthew quotes Isaiah 42 verses 1-4. There is no problem here. As is often the case in the Renewed Covenant a quote may be changed as the writer takes liberty to add, or omit a word, or two, in order to enhance a point that YAH desires to make. While these verses are not an exact quote, they do maintain the integrity of the text. As Hebraic authors using Pardes ‑ the 4 levels of Hebraic understanding ‑ Matthew receives revelation concerning this fulfillment, as do other authors. Therefore Matthew 12:21 has been changed to “trust in His Name” rather than “His Torah.” Why was this done? Because both the Name of Messiah (Acts 4:12) and the Torah of Messiah are necessary for salvation. Since Isaiah presented the Torah of Messiah, Matthew balanced that and presented the Name of Messiah, seeing that both are essentials for salvation according to Joel 2:32 and Romans 10:13. By no means does this mean that Messiah did not bring Torah to the nations, or in any way has failed in His mission to do so. Every born-again believer has the Torah in their Bible and most of the world has the Torah in their native language through translation and this is fully and solely due to the life and work of The Messiah. Through Messiah and Him alone, one can find Torah in Africa, Australia and every other nation and continent of the earth. Now it is a given that not all live, or follow it, but all have had Torah made known and declared through proclamation of the Good News, where Messiah stated “if you love Me, you’ll guard My commandments” (John 14:21). Contrary to anti-missionary pabulum, The Master Messiah did proclaim the Torah to the nations, more so than any other leader, or Jewish authority in the history of man. The “Great Commission” itself, following the resurrection gives Messiah’s last instructions in Matthew 28:18-20, where He is found telling His true followers to teach all things and guard all things, I have commanded you, an obvious reference to Torah. Furthermore, Matthew quotes from the Greek LXX (Septuagint) and as such is quoting verbatim in Mathew 12:21, since in the LXX the phrase reads the same as in this gospel, calling on all nations to trust in His Name.
42:6 Of Israel, specifically Judah, the nation from which Messiah came.
42:6 Efrayim, since in a latter-day context the nations are Efrayim.
42:7 All 12 tribes.
42:8 Not one of many names.
42:9 The new thing in context is Israel's renewal through His servant The Messiah.
42:10 The new song of redemption and restoration.
42:16 The role of The Messiah is to take blind Israel in paths of renewal, light and righteousness.
42:18 A plea to both blind houses.
42:19 YAH’s servant here is Israel since they and not Messiah are blind.
42:21 Through the Renewed Covenant of Messiah.
42:22 There is the problem with most of Israel's blind leaders in the church and synagogue. They shout and scream and speak in many tongues, but hardly any of them call out “Restore, Restore, Restore,” when that’s all mankind needs.
42:23 The cry of the hour remains “Restore, Restore.” Yet, who will heed this call for two-house truth?
42:24 Both houses, which is why Efrayim must run to Messiah and not to apostate Judah in the land of Israel for their instruction in Torah.
42:25 Despite the trials and fires of exile, the nation still has not come to its senses and taken restoration to heart.
43:1 All Israel.
43:3 All nations are for redeemed Israel’s pleasure and kingdom dominion.
43:4 Others will inherit your nation, culture, life and your Elohim, through YAH’s Son.
43:6 The end of the exile will be from all four corners and the returning Yisraelites will be called His sons and daughters, indicating their regeneration prior to their physical return.
43:7 Yisraelites bear His Name, or they are not true Jews, or Efraimites regardless of pedigree.
43:9 Into YAH’s Son, who came to re-establish the Commonwealth of Israel.
43:9 In Messiah.
43:9Let all mankind admit the truth of the “One Israel” that Messiah has come to rebuild.
43:10 Israel the nation reborn.
43:10 The second witness is Messiah the Suffering Servant Messiah Son of Joseph. These are the two witnesses for YAH.
43:10 Isaiah 43:10 makes it abundantly clear that there was no El, or deity brought forth before, or after Father YAH. Period. The creating of “a Messiah” would contradict this simple declaration. If that is true (and it is), that must mean that Messiah always was “in” Father YAH , since He could not be created after YAH. The Hebrew here as always sheds great light. “Atem adai neum YAH VeAvdi asher bacaharti.” In Hebrew this means there are actually two witnesses who testify that YAH is one and that He has not formed a different El before, or after Him, thus ending the myth that Messiah The Messiah is some sort of a created being like Michael the angel, which would mean YAH formed Messiah after YAH already was, which would be a violation of this text. What YAH is simply saying in this verse is the exciting reality that there are two witnesses to His "one compound unity" status. They are His eternal collective bride, the people of Israel and His chosen Suffering Servant Lamb, The Messiah. Both testify to the fact that He is and always will be one (Mark 12:29).
43:11 In many places such as here in the First Covenant and Torah, the double repetitive first person “I, I,” or “I even I,” or in Hebrew “Ani, Ani” appears as here in Isaiah 43:11, proving once again that Messiah is not an afterthought. And neither was He formed after YAH , but is one of the two eternal “I”-s spoken of in this verse, as Israel’s Savior. “I and I,” or “I even I,” or “I and also I,” is/are the Savior. Both The Father and His Son are both called Messiah/Savior not Saviors. If only Father YAH is Savior, then the term should read “Ani” not “Ani, Ani.” He is and always will be one, a true compound unity (Mark 12:29).
43:12 YAH sees all His children as Israel and reveals things as if there were no strangers among them.
43:12 Israel and Messiah are both witness that the Savior is an echad/compound unity, not a yachid/absolute unity.
43:13 He alone will fully work the plan for Israel’s redemption and restoration.
43:19 A bright future is promised for all Yisraelites in the Renewed Covenant with YAH through Messiah.
43:20 Renewed Covenant Israel.
43:25 In Hebrew “Anochi, Anochi,” dual first person reference.
43:27 Adam and Abraham. If Adam is referred to here, it shows us how YAH views Israel as the continual line from Adam, thus showing the utter foolishness of any form of dispensationalism, or a perceived “church age.”
43:27 Rulers and dishonest judges.
44:1 YAH’s only eternal elect.
44:2 Meaning: “straight and upright one.”
44:3 Through Messiah.
44:5 When Messiah comes to rebuild Israel, all His children will be known by the name of Israel and no longer by other titles such as “Jew,” or “gentile.”
44:6 Father YAH.
44:6 In Hebrew Ve goaloh YAH Tzevaot and His Redeemer YAH of Hosts, meaning the tool by which He Himself will save us, is also YAH. This is another reference to the Savior, emanating from Father YAH , without being The Father.
44:6 So that the definition of Elohim is Father YAH + His Redeemer =YAH -Echad. Leaving out either power leaves one with error rather than truth.
44:21 The ten tribes of Efrayim-Israel cannot be lost, or forgotten even in the nations.
44:22 Through Messiah.
44:23 Redemption and His tifereth of salvation, is found only in all who are redeemed Israel.
44:28 YAH raised up Cyrus of Medo-Persia to restore Jerusalem. The reason that Cyrus was so benevolent towards Judah many say was because he read his name here in this prophecy some 150 years before he was born and came to trust in YAH. The restoration allowed by Cyrus is but a small foretaste of the restoration coming to both houses of Israel, through the eternal, Redeemer and King Messiah.
45:3 See note on Chapter 44 verse 28.
45:5 YAH introduced Himself to Koresh through the Scriptures.
45:11 Father YAH and His designated Maker for humanity The Messiah (Colossians 1:16, John 1:3). In Hebrew: VeYitzro “and His Maker.” The plurality of one is seen.
45:11 This does not mean believers can command YAH around. It means in essence ‑ let the nations ask Me and command Me to tell them what good things I have in store for My people Israel. We cannot order Him around to perform outside His will as some subtly teach.
45:13 Jewish-Israel in the time of Cyrus and both houses by Messiah in the end times.
45:13 But as YAH’s servant, Messiah will do the same in the remez/hint meaning, as Koresh does in the pashat/literal meaning.
45:14 Many Yisraelite exiles from Efrayim not in Medo-Persia will also come to Cyrus requesting clemency and freedom. In the end times the exiles of both houses will come to Messiah, who fulfills these prophecies in a unique end-time context. Former black Yisraelites who have escaped slavery are seen here in their return to the nation through Messiah.
45:17 Israel will be redeemed and restored. Each of us must choose individually if we desire to plug into that brit and that promise.
45:20 A call to two-house unity.
45:20 Both houses that have escaped from the pagan ways of the nations are to assemble as one under Messiah and draw near to Him.
45:21 Told of Israel’s future.
45:21 Literally El-Tzadik, VeMessiah “a just El and a Messiah.” Another example that the Savior equals Father + Messiah, not one at the expense of the other.
45:21 If YAH is the only Savior, why do we need another Savior named Messiah? All these verses do is prove that YAH is the source and architect of salvation. However as He manifested His salvation through Moses in the First Covenant, He manifests Himself as Savior through the promised “Prophet like Unto Moses” (Deuteronomy 18:18) in the Renewed Covenant. In the cases of Messiah and Moses, both received their saving power through the Source, who was and is Father YAH and both merely manifested that saving power. The Father saves through His Son as confirmed in Psalm 2:12. Moreover, the very fact that Messiah is called Savior by His disciples without any rebuke proves two things. First, that Savior as a title is a direct link to YAH , since all Israel knew that only YAH carries that eternal title. By allowing that title to be used in reference to His mission on earth, He was ipso facto accepting the clear declaration that He was YAH come in the flesh, as the direct and full manifestation of Father YAH. Second, the Hebrew word “Savior” is the same root as “Messiah,” and so He allowed them to refer to Himself as both “The Savior” and “The Messiah,” whom they had long expected.
45:23 He was sinless.
45:23 In Isaiah 45:23 it is clear that YAH is the one to whom every knee shall bow, since only in YAH is righteousness, strength and salvation. So some say in that case “who needs Messiah?” Philippians 2:9-11 quotes this verse as applicable to Messiah. Once again we are left with the plain understanding that if every knee will bow to Messiah and every knee will bow to The Father, then both The Father and The Messiah are one YAH. Both receive worship and homage, though The Son redirects it to The Father. The Strength and Righteousness of Israel was manifested through His Son, as revealed in Isaiah 9:6, Heb.1:1-3 and Titus 3:13. As mentioned earlier, verses such as Isaiah 43:10 do not read Elohim -Savior” but rather Elohim and Savior,” further substantiating that Messiah The Messiah and His Heavenly Father, His Ëlohim, are one.
45:25 Not all born as Israel as seen in Romans 9:6-8, but all who willingly decide they need Messiah to be declared righteous. All of those will be called and become righteous Israel.
46:2 Babylonian Elohim and the very carts that carry them are defeated and carried away into exile, along with their people.
46:3 Only the redeemed remnant will hear.
46:13 YAH will place salvation into the world through Israel His beloved. Messiah confirms this in John 4:22.
47:3 YAH will bring mishpat on Babylon through Medo-Persia.
47:14 Lake of Fire.
47:15 The sharp contrast here is between Israel with her Redeemer and Babylon void of redemption and salvation.
48:10 Israel will go through the ultimate affliction of the Great Tribulation.
48:15 Hebrew: “Ani, Ani,” a reference to the plurality of one.
48:16 This world.
48:16 Messiah speaking in the first person is being sent to rescue Israel along with the power of YAH , the Set-Apart Spirit. A clear view of the plurality of one.
48:20That’s the ongoing Good News. YAH has redeemed Israel physically many times in history as well as spiritually at the end of the age.
49:1 Latter-day Efraimite nations.
49:1 The pre-existent Messiah speaking in the first person.
49:1 Messiah was the Name given to Him before His birth according to Luke 2:21.
49:2 He is The Word of YAH , sharper than a two-edged sword.
49:2 Messiah was hidden in The Father in eternity past, before He was brought forth.
49:3 The Servant here in the primary literal application is Messiah, as the text will reveal and not Israel the nation.
49:4 This portrays a concern on behalf of Israel (the title in this context for The Messiah, since He is the personification of all that is called Israel) that He might fail in His assignment given to Him by The Father.
49:5 Not created but re-formed as The Word sent to Jacob.
49:5 The willing Suffering Servant Messiah Son of Joseph formed from within YAH in eternity past, who was ordained to suffer to bring the ten tribes home and reunite them with believing Judah.
49:5 To restore Jacob. The Hebrew is lashuv, or to return Jacob.
49:5 This has to be Messiah, for Jacob cannot return Jacob from exile, anymore than Israel can die for the sins of Israel, in a Torah-based system of substitutionary vicarious blood atonement.
49:5 Without Messiah Israel cannot be gathered.
49:5 For a willingness to come to earth and be obedient.
49:5 Father YAH will give Him the mission and the strength to perform that mission.
49:6 Since Messiah is in the full authority of Almighty YAH , it is a small task for Him to regather the 12 tribes of both divided houses, back into one united Israel. What is impossible with man is possible and easy with YAH.
49:6 All 12 tribes.
49:6 The term “preserved ones” is venotsirem (vav, nun, tzamech, yud, resh, yud), or “the notsire Israel.” Those returning from the 12 tribes are called by this name. Messiah’s job is to restore and return all 12 tribes back into one family as His disciples, or the “preserved ones” of Israel, into one olive tree. Preserved believers from both houses, or all 12 tribes, are no longer referred to only as Efrayim-Israel, or Jewish-Israel, but as Nazarenes of Israel. Here the Hebrew word is Notsire Israel, or the Nazarenes of Israel. Of course, the misguided traditional rabbis don’t want anyone to accept that fact that the Nazarenes are really biological Yisraelites and not pagans. Therefore in many Jewish bibles such as the Stone English Edition Tanach, they have purposely left out the vowel pointing, to make it appear as a different word and then added a different but similar word with vowel pointing in brackets, changing the yud to a vav, to purposely make the reader unable to pronounce the word notsire as it actually appears and changing it to “netsuri,” or “ruins.” The two-house movement does not teach that the ten northern tribes were annihilated. Rather, we teach that preservation did take place, not as a nation, or kingdom, but as individuals called the “preserved ones of Jacob” in Isaiah 49:6. The early believers in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria (Efrayim’s former capital), were all called Notzrim, Notsraei, or Natzarim Israel. They were the “preserved ones” from both houses, from both the 721 BCE and 586 BCE exiles. Believers are the preserved little branches, or notzrim of the main Vine, our Messiah. The Hebrew word for branches is netsarim the same term used here for “preserved ones.” So we are the “preserved branches” of Israel. In John 15, Messiah calls all believers regardless of race, Nazarenes, or branches/netsarim. Jeremiah 31:6 also makes reference to the watchmen, or Notsirim returning to the hills of Efrayim, or the Notsirim returning to the hills of the north, as YAH becomes a Father to all the tribes, or clans of Israel (Jeremiah 31:1) again.
49:6 If Messiah is The Messiah, by Scriptural definition, He must be raising up all of physical Israel wherever they are. If He is not and is just restoring “Jews and nations” (non-Yisraelites) alone to Dawid’s Tabernacle, then He is a false Messiah. That is the issue at stake. The real Messiah must arrive and gather all the exiles of Israel in both houses and all their non-Yisraelite companions (Ezekiel 37:15-17). If Messiah is Messiah, then rest assured that most of those being rescued from the nations are Joseph’s House and his non-Yisraelite companions.
49:6 In addition to the primary role of regathering all 12 tribes from both houses, Messiah will also be a Light to the heathen, who desire to join the Commonwealth of Israel. Notice that His primary mission is not to build a “gentile church” and invite Yisraelites to join. Religion has fully and totally reversed the primary order and main focus of His mission.
49:6 Just so Messiah does not get bored with His easy mission to both houses of Israel, YAH will give Him some true heathens to seek for as well.
49:6 All who desire salvation must appoint Messiah as Savior and desire YAH’s salvation and desire to live in accordance with Israel’s eternal constitution called the Torah.
49:7 The Set -Apart One for all 12 tribes, The Messiah.
49:7 Many men among Israel and Judah’s rulers hated this Messiah, despite the fact that He came to search for them, find them and forgive them. He came to be the ultimate server and laid down his life as a ransom for many.
49:7 Father YAH has chosen Messiah to bring Himself worshippers, from the ends of the earth, including kings, rulers and presidents.
49:8 Quoted by Paul in Second Corinthians 6:2, that these promises to physical Israel applied to the congregation at Corinth. This is further evidence that they were Efraimites in Greek exile.
49:8 Those calling on Messiah will be the preserved of Israel, designated as a “brit am,” or “brit people” to restore the land and cause other redeemed remnant brit people, to inherit all the pagan, or ruined inheritances and cultures, even those many of us once belonged to.
49:9 Redeemed Yisraelites.
49:9 Isaiah 9:1-3.
49:9 The two-house message of restoration, is one that set the captives of both houses free from bondage and error, as well as guarantees their physical return to the land. Moreover, it cries out to the hidden, yet preserved of our people to stand up, declare themselves and show the world just who they are in Messiah and the Commonwealth of Israel. The restoration message allows former pagan prisoners to show and declare themselves openly, as Israel.
49:10 The return will be with great and wonderful guidance back to His Torah. He will not leave us comfortless in our return to Zion, but will accompany us.
49:10 This also speaks of the fact that the ten tribes of Efrayim-Israel will return and settle in an area not lacking in food and water.
49:11 YAH will open many roads of return to the 12 tribes.
49:12 Efrayim-Israel coming from the farthest points from Jerusalem on the earth.
49:12 Sinim, according to Rashi and the Aramaic translation of verse 12, is the land of the south. The land farthest away and furthest south from Israel is Australia. In the Latin Vulgate translation of the Bible by Jerome, the word in verse 12 for “Sinim” is “Australi,” or (in English) “Australia.” Rashi attributes the lost tribe of Simeon to Australia, the "Great Southland." The name Sinim contains the root word for Senai, both the mountain and the entire Senai Peninsula. The Senai Peninsula hosted a large population from the tribe of Simeon. In many respects Australia is similar to the Senai Peninsula.
49:13 In the restoration, return and regathering of all Israel, both the heavens and the earth will join as one in great gladness.
49:15 YAH’s eternal love for Israel is greater than any human love, reason, or emotion.
49:16 This passage has to be referring to the House of Israel (Efrayim), since neither of the two major Jewish Diasporas (586 BCE and 70 CE) had yet occurred, when Isaiah was written in 720 BCE.
49:16 Through Messiah’s impalement, He took the nails because of His love for you and all Israel.
49:16 Your earthly Tabernacle.
49:18 In the restoration of all Israel, He will gather both houses as one and we will respond to Messiah's mission by coming to Him and responding to His drawing power.
49:18 In verse 18 of Isaiah 49, YAH tells His Son Messiah to put on regathered Efrayim as an ornament of YAH’s remarriage to His people.
49:19 In verses 19-21 of Isaiah 49, we see a divinely mandated, major role reversal. In Messiah’s days, we see Efrayim’s oppressors and captors being tormented with global dispersion, never to be regathered, while Efrayim-Israel has been regathered to the land of their former destruction. Those who did the swallowing will take Efrayim’s place in the exile, as the swallowed. This is exactly what happened to the now-defunct Assyrian, Babylonian, Medo-Persian and Roman gentile empires.
49:20 Verse 20 shows that returning Efrayim will be so numerous, that the land of Israel as it appears today, will not have enough space to contain Joseph’s seed, let alone Judah’s.
49:21 In verse 21, the amazed peoples of Efrayim are flabbergasted at the fact that their brethren (other lost Yisraelites), are not only still extant, but, in fact, numerically multiplied and prosperous.
49:22 Brethren carrying brethren. Jews and Efraimites beginning to carry each other back to the land, when Messiah is revealed. This is not talking about renting airplanes and cutting deals with the orthodox Jews in Israel, promising them not to share the Good News, or denying Messiah, just to get in. Those of the nations are Yisraelites, encouraging other Yisraelites, to begin to return in the days of Messiah, who will oversee the final ingathering. All the finer details are left up to King Messiah.
49:23 All nations will serve remnant Israel in the kingdom.
49:23 In the return to YAH spiritually speaking, all the kings and queens of the earth will bow down to us, as we subject them in right-ruling in the age to come. However in the physical return to the land, we must wait for YAH to speak to us and truly open a door in this age, or wait until the age to come. If we are forced to wait, we will not be ashamed, since our fallen inclinations and desires may lead us to deceive and mislead others in order to return to the land, in our own timing.
49:25 Both houses can rest in that promise of salvation and restoration, through His deliverance.
49:26 Israel will rule over every enemy she has ever had, as YAH brings to pass His Torah promises in the Messianic Age, when Israel will be the head and no longer the tail.
50:1 YAH did not divorce Efrayim as a nation. She chose to divorce YAH.
50:2 No qualified intermediary to bring Israel back.
50:2 Buy back Israel.
50:4 Since YAH found no mediator, He raised up Messiah to reconnect Himself with Israel and specifically Efrayim-Israel the put away house.
50:5 He was the fully obedient Suffering Servant, unlike the nation to whom He was being sent.
50:5 Messiah has received all authority from Father YAH to instruct Israel on the road back to restoration.
50:5 As opposed to Israel.
50:6 Israel’s Restorer came to be impaled to buy back His collective bride, by the death of the Husband.
50:7 Despite the apparent shame.
50:8 Messiah has come near to us.
50:8 Judah and Efrayim.
50:8 Israel restored is united and ready to stand against all her adversaries.
50:9 All Messiah’s enemies will be vanquished through The Father (Hebrews 1:11).
50:10 The only kind of acceptable faith there is includes loving His true Name.
50:11 In contrast to those who trust YAH for restoration, some who pervert the message by lighting their own flames for Israel’s two-house return, will surely lie down in sorrow.
51:1 Any walk, path, or lifestyle, that does not bring you all the way back to your Hebraic heritage, will find you looking in the wrong direction away from Messiah and not back to Messiah, who came to live the Torah, as He desires us to do.
51:2 The first recorded man and woman to cross over, or become Ivrim/Hebrews. We must leave all paganism and false notions behind in Babylon just like they did, in order to receive the same promises that they did.
51:2 When starting out in your new return to the nation of your ancestors you can expect to walk as one, all alone, with no help from any humans. Eventually fellow Yisraelites will come along to encourage you.
51:2 With the blessing of physical multiplicity and personal salvation, both contained in that single promise, as it is with us when we become Israel. We are both physically and spiritually blessed and increased.
51:3 In the age to come.
51:3 Millennial bliss.
51:4 Messiah came primarily for Israel and whosoever else wills.
51:4 The Torah of the coming Messiah. Messiah came to reinforce and internalize The Father’s Torah.
51:5 Yishi in Hebrew.
51:5 Messiah and Torah. His dual “arms” to Israel.
51:6 Yehshuati in Hebrew.
51:6This applies to the written Torah and the living Torah Messiah.
51:7 Your return to Israel must be with full devotion and conviction, or you will lose your inheritance in Zion.
51:8 All those Yisraelites clothed in Messiah’s righteousness, will live forever, just like their Savior King.
51:8 Hebrew: veyeshuati.
51:9 Symbolizing Egypt and Pharaoh.
51:11 DSS - the dispersed, LXX - by the help of YAH.
51:11 In the two house restoration, limited to the ransomed and redeemed, not to biological apostate Jewish, or Efrayim-Israel.
51:11 To the land and all the customs and culture as well.
51:11 In the age to come.
51:12 Your love for personal Yisraelite restoration will help you overcome your fear of the opinions of others.
51:13 Returning Yisraelites must be preoccupied with their return and not with the foes that threaten them.
51:14 Natural anxiety will accompany the return.
51:16 The renewed heavens will follow the blueprint of the earthly renewal of Israel.
51:16 Relax. YAH has declared you to be His chosen nation. Enjoy the return and don’t let your enemies steal that joy.
51:18 Therefore the need for Messiah to lead us home in the true way.
51:19 Another reason for the need of Messiah.
51:22 Father and Son. “Your Elohim,” who is said to plead for Israel, is a clear reference to The Son’s mediation role for Israel.
51:22 Forgiveness is coming soon by His Son.
51:23 All the heathen empires throughout history, specifically Assyria, Babylon, Medo-Persia and Rome and Islam.
52:1 the kingdom no uncircumcised people can enter the renewed Jerusalem, providing further evidence that Father YAH sees all believers as Yisraelites.
52:2 Don’t just listen to the truth, act on it and loose yourself when you listen to the truth.
52:3 Eternal life is free and without cost, but discipleship brings about a great cost from our own lives.
52:5 When YAH’s Name and His character are at stake, He moves very rapidly.
52:6 Heed this well. You cannot be part of Israel without knowing, loving, using and proclaiming His Name. This Scripture is etched in simplicity and cannot be twisted, or reasoned away.
52:6 At the dawn of the age to come.
52:7 The One coming with the Good News is Messiah and part of His proclamation is making sure that Zion knows His Name and removes themselves from the man-made ban of the apostate rabbis.
52:8 Watchman from both houses join together in song, as they see eye-to-eye as one, as both of them set their eyes on YAH’s return to Zion. This is a reference to the restored kingdom and the second coming.
52:8 DSS, LXX.
52:9 Redemption songs will be sung in harmony by the love and joy for Messiah and each other when Israel’s capital and its dwellers receive the gift of pardon and redemption, by recognizing YAH’s Son, according to Zechariah 12:10.
52:10 All nations drink of the good of our YAH.
52:11 Touch nothing forbidden in Torah.
52:11 Quoted by Paul in Second Corinthians 6:17-18, giving further evidence that he considered them Israel. To overcome in our restoration walk, we must come out of all religious systems that are founded in error, lest we be overcome, while being called to be overcomers.
52:12 We will not come out of the exile in haste, but rather in slow progressive stages.
52:12 Man-made plans will not bring the full restoration and kingdom. Only when YAH goes before us, are we to make aliyah/immigration and not a nanosecond sooner.
52:12 He alone will lead and plan this restoration and return.
52:12 The end of the exile is not a Jewish experience without Messiah as King.
52:13 “Targum Yonathan” in Aramaic dated from the time of Messiah reads “My Servant The Messiah.”
52:13  Salvation as a finished work, for both houses.
52:13 Second only in the throne of the cosmos to His Elohim, Father YAH.
52:14 The beaten and smitten Messiah.
52:14 He became unrecognizable in the form of a human being.
52:15 With the blood of atonement.
52:15 Even though many kings and nobles will not be eyewitnesses, but will only hear of this Man's suffering for sin, yet the wonders of YAH’s love will cause them to hold their silence and just allow themselves to be sprinkled with His blood. They will come to understand the events not by their actual attendance, but by a revelation of the Spirit.
53:1 Isaiah 53, a chapter clearly speaking of the Suffering Servant Messiah, containing Messiah’s Name by counting every 20th letter back from left to right beginning with the second yud in “ya'arik” in verse 10 is revealed as “Messiah-shem’i,” or “Messiah is My Name.” Je--s is His Name" by Yacov Rambsel (Frontier Research Pub.) The Isaiah chapters pages 25-65, Page 28, Page 40.
53:1 Many prophecies in the First Covenant that are clearly future events use “prophetic perfect verbs” to describe still future prophetic events, since YAH knows the end from the beginning and is prophetically declaring “a finished action,” even though it hasn’t actually taken place. The Suffering Servant chapter of Isaiah 53 is one such example, where the Servant is seen as having completed the work of atonement, yet its literal fulfillment is some 740 years in the future. Even the anti-missionaries see Isaiah 53 as national Israel (not Messiah) suffering for mankind in the future, despite the actual language being written in a past tense, or “prophetic perfect” verb usage.
53:1 Isaiah 53 is banned in The Shabbat Haftarah (prophetic portions read in synagogues during Shabbat services) portions. If this chapter does not speak clearly about Messiah then what are they running from?
53:1 The report about Israel’s Suffering Servant Messiah from Yisraelites to Yisraelites, is not a “gentile” message.
53:1 Metaphor for His deliverance, or redemption.
53:1 Despite the telling and proclamation of the Good News, many in Israel from both houses will stumble over the report as prophesied in Isaiah 8:14 and turn the good report into one for stumbling and unbelief. This verse prophesies that the report of Messiah's death, would meet with much rejection.
53:2 “Before Father YAH ,” where all sacrifices had to be presented according to Torah. Male Child reference in the LXX.
53:2 Normal roots grow in fertile ground. This is a remez, or hint of the virgin birth.
53:2 Messiah looked just like us and was not dressed in king’s clothing.
53:3 “Men” is a synonym for the men of YAH’s flock, or Israel. Both houses rejected His message. Efrayim rejected His Torah and Judah His blood atonement.
53:3 Both houses still run from the true message, either rejecting it outright, or else changing it into a gentile western anti-nomian perversion.
53:4 The “our” is a reference to both houses of Israel.
53:4 Both houses thought His suffering was for His own sins and not ours.
53:5 He brought peace and healing between YAH and man and between both warring houses of Israel, if the individual allows His work to be internalized.
53:5 Physical and spiritual healing are both part of the benefits of the atonement.
53:6 Matthew 15:24 reminds us, that He suffered for the lost sheep of Israel from both houses.
53:6 All Israel’s sins fell on Him, since we were the former lost sheep of His fold.
53:7 The Lamb of YAH. Israel as a nation was never silent in the face of suffering.
53:7 As seen by His refusal to defend Himself.
53:8 Killed in violation of Torah and even Jewish law. Right-ruling was not enacted in His so-called trial. Messiah arrived at trial straight from prison.
53:8 Hebrew: Nigzar.
53:8 Pesha ami, or the transgression of my nation. Israel as a nation cannot die for Israel, since in order to be a valid Torah sacrifice, the sacrifice must be a substitution and vicarious in nature. He died for both houses of the nation.
53:9 DSS. “They,” being the Yisraelites who prepared His tomb.
53:9 DSS: In His tomb.
53:9 As seen in His burial in the tomb of Joseph of Arimathaea (a rich man) and His death between two wicked thieves.
53:9 Father YAH declares the Lamb here as spotless and without sin.
53:10 Literally a special substituted type of sacrifice. This word asham, Strong’s H817, is used very rarely and is specifically related to an offering for guilt. Here Messiah dies for Israel’s collective guilt.
53:10 In the very first book of Scripture, as in many other places “seed” can be used for seed other than human sperm as seen in Genesis 1:11, where fruit is seen to contain seed. The Hebrew word here and in other places is zera. Of course, it is metaphoric and through the centuries Messiah has had billions of faithful children, who look to Him for full adoption into YAH’s eternal family. Both houses need that adoption.
53:10 His life is prolonged after He is said to be dead, a reference to physical resurrection.
53:10 Messiah did have His “human form” days prolonged on the earth by 40 days. This term yaarich yamim, refers only to those 40 days after death between His resurrection and His ascension. This term does not refer to His past life in heaven, in YAH’s bosom, or now at YAH’s right hand as YAH , since Isaiah speaks of His earthly days being prolonged. Isaiah properly uses the term, yaarich yamim to refer to those 40 days. Were Isaiah referring to Messiah’s eternality, He would have no doubt used a different term such as: le-olam, or le-olam-va-ed, or le-chayai-olam.
53:10 In His hand mankind and Israel will be restored.
53:11 The missing word “light” is found in the LXX (Septuagint) and in the Dead Sea Scrolls. Therefore we see The Messiah dying and after death, seeing light again by His days being prolonged. By removing the word “light” after death, as in “light,” or “life after death,” the counter-missionaries have tried unsuccessfully to remove a clear reference to Messiah’s resurrection, after His death.
53:11 YAH’s wrath at Israel’s sin was fully brought forth upon Messiah and His righteous mishpat upon that sin has been fully satisfied, which is why Messiah cried out “It is finished.”
53:11 Unlike the nation of Israel, Isaiah 53:11 calls the Sufferer “righteous,” and YAH called Israel (as a nation) many things, but never called them blameless, or righteous as Isaiah 53, calls the Suffering Servant.
53:11 “Justify” means they will become reborn, just as if they’ve never sinned.
53:11 He (Messiah) has carried away all of Israel’s sins, never to be brought back again.
53:12 Father YAH.
53:12 Isaiah 53:12 must be taken in conjunction with Daniel 9:25, where it speaks of the “cutting off,” or death of The Messiah (in Hebrew, Ye Karet Messiah).
53:12 Reckoned to be a mere common criminal with other common criminals, to His right and left.
53:12 DSS. Plural. The sins.
53:12 By a single act of love.
53:12 When He made tefillah on the stake “Father forgive them. They know not what they do.”
54:1 Because of the events of the death, burial and resurrection of The Messiah in Isaiah 53, the two-houses can begin to sing for joy, including the former barren house of Efrayim-Israel, who would now begin to produce children in Israel because of The Messiah bringing them back into the fold and quickening their barren wombs to once again carry children for YAH.
54:1 Across the globe.
54:1 Publish the Good News.
54:1 Efrayim’s offspring is far more than the 16, or so million of Judah.
54:1 The former barren one is Efrayim-Israel, who had no husband due to her divorce. Subsequently and consequentially, she had no children. Now in and through the Good News, she who was divorced and barren is remarried, renewed and conceiving multitudes of Yisraelite children for YAH , since she now operates in full obedience and compliance to Messiah and His Torah. The former divorced woman (Efrayim, or non-Jewish Israel) is still more fruitful than Judah, still bound in large part by the spirit of Ishmael working in the earthly city of Jerusalem among its residents.
54:2 As Efrayim returns, Israel’s tents will surely be enlarged as per brit promise.
54:3 Melo HaGoyim.
54:3 The promise of Genesis 28:14 that through The Messiah the seed of Israel would be regathered after breaking out tefrotzyi, from the root word paratz, across the globe.
54:4 Speaking to the former barren wombs of Efrayim-Israel, who through the Suffering Servant have left widowhood.
54:5 YAH through Messiah has taken Efrayim back to be with Judah.
54:6 Efrayim was called back to YAH through Messiah, after being rejected in the past.
54:7 In the restoration and regathering of both houses. It is YAH through Messiah, who does the regathering, not the elaborate fleshly plans of men.
54:8 721 years.
54:9 A promise to redeemed Efrayim.
54:10 Efrayim will never again experience separation and rejection by YAH , due to the cutting of the everlasting Renewed Covenant, by the Suffering Servant our Messiah.
54:11 YAH in essence is saying: I will reveal myself to you, by many stones, or “sefirot-seferim,” or many manifestations of My love and no longer will I hide from you.
54:13 John 6:45 is a clear indication that Messiah who is teaching Israel, is the very YAH spoken of in this verse, teaching Torah and the way to walk to the lost sheep of Efrayim.
54:14 The righteousness imparted by the Suffering Servant Messiah.
54:15 This is a nice little warning thrown in here. All attempts to gather Efrayim are destined to fail without Messiah being King over both houses as outlined in Ezekiel 37. So do not trust every work, or movement using, or referring to the term “gathering,” or “ingathering,” or House of Joseph, if they deny Messiah, or if they are not allowed to share Messiah with all Israel.
54:15 Gathering in any manner not prescribed in Scripture shall not stand and actually does not hold Efrayim’s best interests at heart.
54:17 Hebraic heritage.
54:17 Blood atonement provided by Messiah.
54:17 Many Christians quote this verse-promise, but do not actually comprehend the depths of what they claim. Of course this is a verse of divine protection and guardianship, but moreover, it declares to them that they are Yisraelites, since this promise in context is given eternally to Israel, specifically to Efrayim-Israel.
55:1 The proclamation of the Good News and salvation itself is free.
55:2 Israel is called to receive living lechem and milk from the lips of YAH , along with His unmerited favor.
55:3 The eternal brit with all 12 tribes of Israel, brought in by Messiah, the greater end-time, or eschatological Dawid.
55:4 Father YAH gave Him.
55:4 Messiah is the Witness, Leader and Commander of all of Renewed Covenant Israel. He is called the “Faithful Witness” of Father YAH in the Book of Revelation (1:5).
55:5 The individual lost sheep will become a reconstituted nation in Messiah.
55:5 Yisraelite nations that had lost their identity as Hebrews. Messiah knew them, but they did not know Him, but ran to Him when hearing the Good News of the kingdom.
55:5 Messiah has an Elohim over Him.
55:6 A call and a plea to both houses of Israel.
55:7 YAH stands ready to pardon all Israel.
55:11 The Word has in fact accomplished His will and purpose, in bringing atonement to both houses of Israel, since Messiah is, was and will yet be YAH’s living Word, having now returned to The Father in great victory.
55:12 Led forth from exile.
55:12 The land will welcome Israel home.
55:12 Kingdom joy. The trees as seen in Mark 8:22-25, are references to individual Yisraelites clapping their hands in celebration of the restoration of their nation.
55:13 The curse on the land and on the earth is lifted.
55:13 The regeneration of the land in the millennium will be for YAH’s esteem and for a place where His Name can dwell, without it being defiled anymore by His people.
56:1 Hebrew: yeshuati.
56:1 Through His Son.
56:2 Those who are heirs of salvation must guard The Shabbat and the other eternal ordinances in Torah.
56:3 Anyone joining Israel through Messiah must never ever utter these forbidden words. No one in the Commonwealth of Israel is a stranger, a sojourner, a visitor, a gentile, a eunuch, or any kind of a dry tree. The believer in Messiah is declared to be righteous and part of the green olive tree of Israel. All separations, both physically and spiritually, are forbidden in confession and in practice.
56:4 A Yisraelite must enter by the blood of Messiah, but still must decide to “take hold” of Yisraelite culture and lifestyle on a daily basis.
56:5 Within the walls of the Renewed Jerusalem.
56:5 This falls in line with Matthew 5:19-21 where those not obeying Torah are least in the kingdom, yet by mercy remain sons and daughters, but have nothing to show for it. The ones here that are Torah-compliant and receive names and positions better than sons, or daughters, are the great ones in the kingdom, with great fruit in this age and the age to come. They will be known as remnant Israel, the everlasting name that will never be cut off.
56:6 Loving the true and only eternal Name of YAH, is a prerequisite for being, or becoming, or staying, Israel. The word is simple and we ought to take heed to it. Learning to love the Name “YAH” is part of the “taking hold” process, for the redeemed from both houses of Israel.
56:6 Even non-biological Yisraelites become Israel when they receive salvation, guard His Shabbats and take hold of Torah and Messiah. They will also be considered full and equal heirs in Israel.
56:7 Mt. Zion.
56:7 Israel restored.
56:7 All nations are called to worship as one now and also in the millennial rebuilt Temple, when the Prince Messiah, leads us in the true worship of His Father YAH , using the true Name among all the people. The true faith must be one where all nations, colors, nationalities and races become Israel in accord with the “take hold” principle of His Torah.
56:8 The Father.
56:8 His chaverim, or companions, according to Ezekiel 37.
56:8 The Father brings all to Messiah and gathers all Israel by Messiah.
56:9While all this restoration is going on, the beasts, or nations (heathens), will not be happy with the change in you and will come to dissuade you in your personal return to Zion. Expect them to pop out of the forests of misunderstanding.
56:10 Pagan watchmen, or religionists, or even non-believers in the YAH of restoration. Or, even worse there are Jewish-Yisraelites, who stay in the one-house deception and are classified as watchmen asleep at the wheel, in full ignorance of YAH’s faithful working amongst Efrayim-Israel in these last days.
56:10 Metaphor for nations.
56:10 Those ignorant of two-house restoration cannot bark out the sounds of the times.
56:11 The true and most fabulous latter-day move of YAH in the world.
56:11 Historically accepted yet misguided definitions of essential biblical terms such as “Jew” and “gentile” and “Efrayim.”
56:12 Temporal charismatic experiences.
56:12 These false shepherds watch and yet are oblivious to Israel’s bright future, as the two sticks/trees become one.
57:1 Sometimes early departures from this age are to escape the evil ahead and prepare the saved for the age to come.
57:2 Eternal life.
57:3 The topic now changes to the sons of Israel who refuse to repent and be restored.
57:8 Those in Israel who refused to be saved and restored.
57:9 Sent away the prophets and swore allegiance to human kings.
57:13 Of mishpat.
57:13 A sharp contrast between Nazarene Israel and deceived Israel.
57:14 Restored Israel returns to Zion, while outcast adulterous Israel is leaving Zion.
57:18 Only to those who desire restoration, since YAH does not force Himself on anyone.
57:19 Also known as praise.
57:19 YAH’s desire is to heal those backsliders from both houses and bring them into His plan of full restoration, which is the healing of our nation.
57:20 The wicked of Israel will remain wicked.
57:21 There is peace for both houses, but not for those Yisraelites who do not desire repentance.
58:1 All 12 tribes.
58:7 Fasting is not a day to improve ones self, or focus inward, or lose weight. As Israel, fasting is a day to seek YAH’s love and concern towards others. In Israel it is a day to build up others less fortunate in the family of faith.
58:12 Restorer of the Breach.
58:12 If as a returning Yisraelite you learn the real purposes of the fast and the true heart of the fast and you are willing to lay aside the mere rote of habit, then YAH will do the following: He will raise up others around you (even though you started out alone) to restore all the ruined things that have become desolate in our national heritage. He will provide you with a team of faithful co-laborers. He will give you the privilege of restoring the foundations of many lost generations, as you bring both houses to truth. He will make your name known and honored amongst remnant Israel, as one who is a restorer of the breach. He will make you a magnet that waters the lives of the hungry and the bound Yisraelites, still wandering the pagan cultures of the nations, by letting many find you as a restorer of paths to live in.
58:13 Similar to the attitude a Renewed Covenant Yisraelite is called to have towards the fast days. The Shabbat is a time for YAH alone and for His people to serve each other and not themselves. It is a day to focus, concentrate and meditate only on His Words and not on ours.
58:14 You will show forth your true motive.
58:14 All Yisraelites become Israel by Messiah’s blood, but still need to be fed “Jacob’s Food” and “Hebraic heritage.” That is reciprocal, meaning the hungrier you and I are for obedience and using the fast and Shabbat days for Him, the more kosher spiritual food we will be fed.
58:14 Or, Messiah Himself.
59:1 His “hand” is a metaphor for Messiah.
59:2 What follows is a detailed list of the sins of both houses. As YAH says here, it is not a matter of His inability, or lack of desire to redeem Israel, but their long list of sins from which they desire no deliverance. This despite the fact that both Israel and YAH know the sins backwards and forwards. The list follows in the upcoming verses.
59:16 Father YAH.
59:16 The deliverance and redeeming character of YAH.
59:16 Hebrew: Vetosha.
59:16 An amazing prophecy. Father YAH looked for a righteous spotless and blameless High Priest in Israel and found none, so He begat Messiah into the world, even as in eternity past He brought forth His Son as The Word of YAH.
59:16 Upheld, or justified His search.
59:17 Messiah’s garments and dress are as our High Priest, not a Roman soldier, for Isaiah never knew what a Roman solider looked like, since he lived some 600 years before Rome even existed. Moreover, Paul quotes this in Ephesians 6:13-17 and tells Yisraelites in Ephesus to dress just like their Savior Messiah. The Roman soldier analogy is a myth, produced by wayward sheep, darkened in their understanding.
59:18 Messiah, Israel’s Guardian, will repay all her enemies, both within and without the nation.
59:19 Because of the work of Messiah, YAH’s Name will be honored around the globe, as He said He would do in John 17.
59:19 s.a.tan is the enemy of YAH’s Name being restored.
59:19 YAH’s Spirit, or power will clear the way for the restoration of all things, including the two houses, the Name of The Father and Messiah’s blood atonement.
59:20 Messiah comes to all Israel, but specifically to those willing to turn from sin in Israel. This test ought to be enough for people to see that being Jacob is not the key to salvation, but turning from sin through the Redeemer to become redeemed, remnant Israel, is the key.
59:20 Quoted in Romans 11 as applying to both houses of the olive tree, both to the cultivated and non-cultivated olive branches, or Notsrim.
59:21Father YAH promises that part of this Renewed Covenant with those who turn from sin in Israel, will be to put His Ruach, or Spirit upon them, even as He has done upon Messiah without measure. Here Messiah is said to have many spiritual children, all born again through the Spirit, associated with the Renewed Covenant and not the will of man.
59:21 Messiah and His Yisraelite brethren are to carry YAH’s eternal words forever.
60:1 Messiah our High Priest is the tifereth, or beauty of YAH.
60:3 Your advent.
60:4 Israel will be gathered.
60:5 With His collective bride.
60:5 A metaphor found in Genesis and elsewhere, referring to the “sand of the sea,” or the physical multitudes of scattered and exiled Israel.
60:7 Millennial Temple.
60:8 The biblical and even modern symbol (doves) of wayward Efrayim, running to Messiah to receive open windows of vision.
60:8 Windows are symbolic of vision and understanding.
60:9 All the earth.
60:9 The returning exiles will come to Messiah because Father has lifted Him up and they will come to the true Name of YAH that The Messiah proclaims.
60:10 At Golgotha.
60:10 All nations and kings will serve Messiah and the Efraimites and other biological foreigners will rebuild the nation and the walls of the nation, in their return to join redeemed Judah.
60:11Now through the lifted up Suffering Servant we have access to Father YAH day and night in any place Israel finds themselves.
60:13 The Millennial Temple will have all the former Temple's beauty restored. Jerusalem will also be renewed as the place of His footstool.
60:14 In the age to come all the enemies of Israel and of Messiah, will come to be fully subjected with a rod of iron. Messiah Himself will be known as the safe and secure city of YAH’s refuge, along with the city of Jerusalem.
60:15 Now to get to YAH , all men have to go through Messiah according to John 14:6. This Scripture can also apply to Israel, as without being part of Israel, or going through her and her King, one remains outside the brit.
60:16 Through Messiah, all 12 tribes will know that YAH has visited them with salvation and redemption.
60:18 The Hebrew word for violence.
60:18 No more Palestinian squatters.
60:19 The New Jerusalem enters eternity.
60:20The mourning of exile will be over in the restoration of the nation.
60:21 Branch. The Hebrew word netzer, from where comes the term Netsarim, or Nazarenes, the first century name for the redeemed followers of Messiah. In this verse Messiah is the Hand of YAH , or the Arm of redemption, planting branches, or Netsarim, who are said to be the work of His hand.
60:21 A true millennial brit promise.
60:22 The promise of physical multiplicity will be realized, understood and brought to pass in the last days of the age. When the exile is over, even just the remnant of Jacob will still be the largest nation on the planet.
61:1 Of Israel.
61:1 In Isaiah 61:1 the Masoretic does not contain the phrase “recovery of sight to the blind.” Yet Luke 4:18 does, as does the LXX. Obviously Messiah is being quoted in Luke 4:18, as He quotes from the LXX’s Isaiah scroll.
61:1 LXX-Prisoners of exile from both houses. Deliverance is a major part of the Good News message.
61:2 Over sin and exile.
61:3 Yisraelites as per Mark 8.
61:4 Those who receive Messiah, enter His ministry of the restoration of all things.
61:5 Israel will also have teachers, or rabbis to feed the sheep that are not Jewish but are Israel.
61:5 All those not born Israel will all feed at and in the same pen.
61:6 This came to pass as all redeemed Yisraelites became kohanim as found in Revelation 1:6.
61:6 Their esteem is Messiah and so will Judah’s be as well.
61:7 “Efrayim” means “double fruit,” or “double portion.” Strong’s H # 669. Efrayim shall have a double portion.
61:7 Efrayim will finally live out the meaning of his namesake, as he reenters the land at the end of the age, to inherit a double portion of land and other kingdom benefits.
61:8 With the remnant of Zion.
61:9 The blessed seed of redeemed Jacob.
61:10 Hebrew: Yesha.
61:10 Clothed with Messiah.
61:11 From redeemed remnant Israel to all nations.
62:1 YAH’s plan and pledge.
62:2 Efrayim in a latter-day context.
62:2 Messiah our Righteousness.
62:3 All 12 tribes.
62:4 Married to Israel. The land will be restored to its tenants and its owner, Messiah and His collective bride Israel.
62:5 In the age to come, the sons of Israel will be remarried, or restored to all their land, that YAH gave the patriarchs.
62:5 The joy and intimacy of restoration.
62:6 Hebrew: Shomerim, from where comes Shomron/Samaria capital of Efrayim. These watchmen are latter-day restored Efraimites who watch over both houses for good.
62:7 Keep asking for the kingdom until it actually comes.
62:8 In the kingdom Israel will have no lack.
62:9 Israel will be fully provided for and protected.
62:10 Restore the road back to YAH , through the gates of Zion.
62:10 In context “heathen obstacles.”
62:11 Calling both houses home.
62:11 Hebrew: Yahushecha.
62:11 Messiah has come. His work was done. His reward is still with Him alone and available to any who desire to join the commonwealth by His blood. Notice how the action of saving is actually realized in the personification of that loving act, by Messiah of Nazareth.
63:1 YAH speaks to an anonymous Edomite spectator. YAH is the Warrior coming against Edom, holding a conversation with this person.
63:3 YAH will destroy Edom and Iraq just before the millennium. He challenges the Edomite in comparing the innocent Yisraelite blood shed on their garment, to the guilt-laden Edomite blood on YAH’s garment.
63:4 Against Edom.
63:4 For Israel. That is why the Day of YAH is both great and terrible. Terrible for YAH’s enemies and great for YAH’s redeemed.
63:5 Hebrew: Vetosha.
63:5 See notes on Isaiah 59:16.
63:7All 12 tribes.
63:8 Hebrew: LeMoshiyah.
63:9 Throughout Israel’s history, YAH felt the ongoing pain of His nation.
63:9 The only Messenger that can redeem, or bring Israel back to YAH is Messiah, who was surely The Malach-YAH in the wilderness wanderings and in many other places in Scripture as well.
63:9 He does not change and neither does His people. He redeems today, in the same way He did back then.
63:12 Messiah is the right Arm of YAH.
63:12 His Name will be forever proclaimed by a remnant nation.
63:15 Israel wandered during their 40 years in the wilderness.
63:17 Blaming YAH and His leaders, is a favorite Yisraelite pastime.
63:17 Israel trying to lay guilt trip on The Father, as if their backslidings were His fault.
63:17 Messiah/YAH’s return will be to gather the tribes as one.
63:19 The lament of Israel in distress.
64:4 Besides Elohim Messiah.
64:4 Father YAH prepared the work and only Messiah knew the plan of redemption ahead of time.
64:4 That waits for His return to Zion.
64:4 First Corinthians 2:9 identifies the reason for the wait, which is to have His love revealed to us as remnant Israel.
64:5 Israel has a hard time grasping the reality of such a great salvation and allowing it to penetrate their eyes and ears, especially after such a darkened past.
64:6 All Israel and all of mankind are sinful before YAH. No one is without sin and thus no one can be cleansed by Torah alone, but is in need of an actual acceptable blood atonement.
64:6 Away from YAH’s presence and His eternal home for us.
64:7 Part of sinful man’s behavior manifests in rebellion by refusing to call Him Father YAH, whether by choice, or mere ignorance.
65:1Efrayim was not called by His Name, as was Judah, with the poetic short form YAH-udah.
65:1 This is quoted in Romans 10:20-21, as a reference to non-Jewish-Israel, contrasting verse 20 with verse 21, which refers to identifiable Jewish-Israel, who wanted no part of repentance, though they did want YAH without repentance.
65:3 Even the altars were not according to the pattern of Torah.
65:8 Many were and are being destroyed for their lack of desire to seek and know YAH. But unlike the nations, not all Israel will be destroyed.
65:9 A redeemed remnant from Judah will enter the kingdom as well.
65:10 From both houses.
65:11The majority of both houses.
65:11 Things of Zion.
65:11 G-d’s Table, or the “lord’s shulchan,” from the Hebrew letters gimel, dalet.
65:11 Name of a pagan deity of strength, or “troop strength.” Yisraelites would forsake YAH to worship what they thought was real carnal power. The Hebrew is spelled gimel, dalet, with masoretic vowel-pointing making it sound like God, not Gad, in Hebrew. This is close enough of a condemnation of using Gd, or G-d in place of YAH to be too close for comfort and as such it is best and safer to stay away from worshiping a generic Gd, especially in light of clarion calls that demand that as Israel, we call on YAH and His true Name alone.
65:11 Luck. A deity of good fortune, or luck, which has no place in the life of a believer. The Hebrew is mem, nun, yud. Many Yisraelites used to worship, or trust in “luck,” instead of YAH and still do today.
65:13 Worshippers of G-d, or Luck with pagan baggage cannot be Yisraelites, if they refuse to let go of those things that are clearly wrong as outlined in Scripture. Of course, YAH gives us room and time to grow into this truth. But Gd worshippers will suffer lack, while Yahwists will walk and move in abundance. That cannot be clearer in this verse.
65:15 Branches, or Netsarim. Redeemed Israel became Netsarim, or remnant Israel.
65:17 As vividly detailed in Revelation 21 and 22.
65:18 That is the plan. To renew Israel and the land, not to build new pagan Sunday institutions.
65:19 Death will be conquered in His victory in the age to come.
65:20 Meaning the subjected heathen.
65:24 For Renewed Covenant Israel, petitions will be answered even before they are uttered.
65:25 The Garden of Eden restored. Animals dwell in safety, unafraid of predators, as s.a.tan is permanently subdued.
66:3 Meaning whatever they do at the point that the age to come starts, it will not matter even if they have a sudden rush and urge to do right. It will be too late.
66:5 Those from Israel who mock the remnant faithful Torah-keepers in Messiah, will be ashamed and destroyed in the day when all YAH’s right-rulings kick in.
66:6 Restored millennial Temple.
66:8 The day Messiah returns and in a limited sense May 1948, when Judah returned in part and in unbelief.
66:8 Entered the Great Tribulation.
66:8 Both houses will manifest their remnant children throughout the Great Tribulation and also the 144,000 will be sealed from all 12 tribes. As soon as the travail begins, Zion will bring forth.
66:9 YAH intends to finish the restoration He started in these last days, far more fully during the Day of YAH , or the Great Tribulation.
66:10 If you mourned for her in times past, you are now to rejoice with her, for both her houses are returning in righteousness.
66:11 Her kingdom esteem will feed and fill the nations.
66:12 All the redeemed shall dance with her and be playful in her joy.
66:13 Both houses will be comforted in Jerusalem.
66:15 On the unredeemed.
66:17 Unbelievers are “taken away,” while believers are as always left behind in a time of mishpat. When will religion get this straight?
66:18 The great regathering of all of remnant Israel called in Hebrew the kevutz galyut, or “regathering of the exiles,” is a term used throughout the teachings of Messiah, to signify the gathering of Israel at the end of the age, as opposed to the pagan doctrine of the rapture.
66:19 To declare a final chance at kingdom esteem and life.
66:20 This could be reference to a special group of apostles (sent messengers), or even a direct reference to the 144,000, who will call all Israel home during the final ingathering during the Great Tribulation.
66:20 Their mission is to cleanse Israel through the Good News and return them safely to Jerusalem for the millennial kingdom, as they are presented to YAH , as cleansed vessels for His millennial service.
66:21 From the 144,000 marked and the others returning with them, as YAH knows who are the Zadokite kohanim, to be restored for Temple service.
66:22 Remnant Israel will live forever, just like Messiah promised.
66:23 All of humanity.
66:23 Facing west.
66:23 All humanity will keep the feasts, The Shabbat and the new chodashem in the age to come. So the question that begs to be answered is this. If YAH never changes and Messiah is the same yesterday, today and forever, then how can mankind dispensationalize these ordinances away in this present time frame that we now live in, between comings? The answer is mankind can only do so at the peril of severe and swift mishpat and loss of reward in the age to come.
66:24 Broken His Torah.
66:24 “Their worm” is a Hebrew expression meaning “their evil memory.”
66:24 The fire in the Lake of Fire that consumes them will never be quenched, but the wicked being (him, or her self), will be fully destroyed, or annihilated. Just the opposite of all that saved Israel will inherit.