Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 6:1 - 7:6; 9:6-7


Yeshayahu 6

1  In the year that Sovereign Uzziyahu died, I saw יהוה sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the Hĕyḵal.

2  Above it stood seraphim. Each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.

3  And one cried to another and said, "Qodesh, qodesh, qodesh is יהוה of hosts; all the earth is filled with His esteem!"

4  And the posts of the door were shaken by the voice of him who cried out, and the house was filled with smoke.

5  And I said, "Woe to me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips - for my eyes have seen the Sovereign, יהוה of hosts."

6  And one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from the altar.

7  And he touched my mouth with it, and said, "See, this has touched your lips; your wickedness is taken away, and your sin is covered."

8  And I heard the voice of יהוה, saying, "Whom do I send, and who would go for Us?" And I said, "Here am I! Send me."

9  And He said, "Go, and you shall say to this people, ‘Hearing, you hear, but do not understand; and seeing, you see, but do not know.'

10  "Make the heart of this people fat, and their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and shall turn and be healed."

11  Then I said, "יהוה, until when?" And He answered, "Until the cities are laid waste and without inhabitant, and the houses are without a man, and the land is laid waste, a ruin,

12  and יהוה has removed men far away, and the forsaken places be many in the midst of the land.

13  "But still, there is a tenth part in it, and it shall again be for a burning, like a terebinth tree and like an oak, whose stump remains when it is cut down. The qodesh seed is its stump!"

Yeshayahu 7

1  And it came to be in the days of Aḥaz son of Yotham, son of Uzziyahu, sovereign of Yahuḏah, that Retsin sovereign of Aram and Peqaḥ son of Remalyahu, sovereign of Yisra'ĕl, went up to Yerushalayim to fight against it, but could not prevail against it.

2  And it was reported to the house of Dawiḏ, saying, "Aram has allied with Ephrayim." And his heart and the heart of his people were moved as the trees of the forest are moved with the wind.

3  And יהוה said to Yeshayahu, "Go out now to meet Aḥaz, you and She'ar-Yashuḇ your son, at the end of the channel of the upper pool, on the highway of the Launderer's Field,

4  and say to him, ‘Take heed, and be calm; do not fear or be faint-hearted for these two stubs of smoking firebrands, for the fierce displeasure of Retsin and Aram, and the son of Remalyahu.

5  ‘Because Aram, Ephrayim, and the son of Remalyahu have plotted evil against you, saying,

6  "Let us go up against Yahuḏah and tear it apart, and break it open for ourselves, and set a sovereign over them, the son of Taḇe'ĕl." 

Isaiah 9:6-7

6  For a Child shall be born unto us, a Bĕn shall be given unto us, and the rule is on His shoulder. And His Name is called Wonder, Counsellor, Strong Ěl, Father of Continuity, Prince of Peace.

7  Of the increase of His rule and peace there is no end, upon the throne of Dawiḏ and over His reign, to establish it and sustain it with Right-Ruling and with righteousness from now on, even forever. The ardour of יהוה of hosts does this.