Yeshayahu 49:14 - 51:3

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Isaiah 49

14 But Tsiyon says, "יהוה has forsaken me, and יהוה has forgotten me."

15 "Would a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Though they forget, I never forget you.

16 "See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; your walls are always before Me.

17 "Your sons shall hurry, your destroyers and those who laid you waste depart from you.

18 "Lift up your eyes round about and see, all of them gather together and come to you. As I live," declares יהוה, "you shall put on all of them as an ornament, and bind them on you as a bride does.

19 "For your wastes, and your deserted places, and the land of your destruction, shall soon be too narrow for the inhabitants, while those who swallowed you up are far away.

20 "The sons of your bereavement shall yet say in your ears, ‘The place is too narrow for me, make room for me to live.'

21 "And you shall say in your heart, ‘Who has brought forth these for me, since I am bereaved and barren, an exile, and wandering to and fro? And who reared them? See, I was left alone - from where did these come?' "

22 Thus said the Master יהוה, "See, I lift My hand up to the gentiles, and raise My banner for the peoples; and they shall bring your sons in their arms, and your daughters carried on their shoulders;

23 "And sovereigns shall be your foster fathers, and their sovereignesses your nursing mothers. They bow down to you with their faces to the earth, and lick up the dust of your feet. And you shall know that I am יהוה - those who wait for Me shall not be ashamed."

24 Is prey taken from the mighty, and the captives of the righteous delivered?

25 Yet thus said יהוה, "Even the captives of the mighty are taken away, and the prey of the ruthless is delivered; and I strive with him who strives with you, and I save your children.

26 "And I shall feed those who oppress you with their own flesh, and let them drink their own blood as sweet wine. All flesh shall know that I, יהוה, am your Saviour, and your Redeemer, the Elohim of Yaʽaqoḇ."

Isaiah 50

1 Thus says יהוה, "Where is the certificate of your mother's divorce, whom I have put away? Or which of My creditors is it to whom I have sold you? Look, you were sold for your wickednesses, and your mother was put away for your transgressions.

2 "When I came, why was there no man? When I called, why was there no one to answer? Was My hand too short to redeem? Or have I no power to deliver? See, by My rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a wilderness; their fish stink for there is no water, and die of thirst.

3 "I clothe the shamayim with darkness, and I make sackcloth their covering."

4 The Master יהוה has given Me the tongue of talmidim, that I should know to help the weary with a word. He wakes Me morning by morning, he wakes My ear to hear as talmidim.

5 The Master יהוה has opened My ear, and I was not rebellious, nor did I turn away.

6  I gave My back to those who struck Me, and My cheeks to those who plucked out the beard, I did not hide My face from humiliation and spitting.

7 And the Master יהוה helps Me, therefore I shall not be humiliated. So I have turned My face like a flint, and I know that I am not put to shame.

8 Near is He who declares Me right. Who would contend with Me? Let us stand together. Who is My adversary? Let him come near Me.

9 See, the Master יהוה helps Me. Who would declare Me wicked? See, all of them wear out like a garment, a moth eats them.

10 Who among you is revering יהוה, obeying the voice of His Servant, that has walked in darkness and has no light? Let him trust in the Name of יהוה and lean upon his Elohim!

11 See, all you who light a fire, girding on burning arrows: walk in the light of your fire and in the burning arrows you have lit. From My hand you shall have this: you shall lie down in grief!

Isaiah 51

1 "Listen to Me, you who pursue righteousness, seeking יהוה: Look to the rock you were hewn from, and to the hole of the pit you were dug from.

2 "Look to Aḇraham your father, and to Sarah who bore you. For he was alone when I called him, and I baraḵ him and increased him.

3 "For יהוה shall comfort Tsiyon, He shall comfort all her waste places. For He makes her wilderness like Ěḏen, and her desert like the garden of יהוה. Joy and gladness are found in it, thanksgiving and the voice of song.