Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Isaiah 66

This is our completion of the third book of Isaiah. The remaining 13 chapters are 23-30 and 43, 44, 46, 47, 48.

This chapter gave me pain. I struggled with my choices of gloss. I refused to invent another gloss for זיז. The language is as wild as necessary.

Part of verse 18 (their deeds and their devices) seems to belong in verse 17.

Verse 24, it is somewhat frequent to read ב as against, but I have read it here as in, its most common gloss. Yahweh is escaping from himself via creation. No avoiding the problem of evil.

Isaiah 66 Fn Min Max Syll
כֹּ֚ה אָמַ֣ר יְהוָ֔ה הַשָּׁמַ֣יִם כִּסְאִ֔י וְהָאָ֖רֶץ הֲדֹ֣ם רַגְלָ֑י
אֵי־זֶ֥ה בַ֙יִת֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר תִּבְנוּ־לִ֔י וְאֵי־זֶ֥ה מָק֖וֹם מְנוּחָתִֽי
1 C Thus says Yahweh, The heavens my throne, and the earth my footstool,
where is this house that you will build for me, and where is this place of my rest?
3e 4C 18
18
וְאֶת־כָּל־אֵ֙לֶּה֙ יָדִ֣י עָשָׂ֔תָה וַיִּהְי֥וּ כָל־אֵ֖לֶּה נְאֻם־יְהוָ֑ה
וְאֶל־זֶ֣ה אַבִּ֔יט אֶל־עָנִי֙ וּנְכֵה־ר֔וּחַ וְחָרֵ֖ד עַל־דְּבָרִֽי
2 And all these my hands have made, and all these have been. An oracle of Yahweh.
But to this I will take note, to one who is poor and a stricken spirit, and apprehensive over my word.
3e 4B 20
19
שׁוֹחֵ֨ט הַשּׁ֜וֹר מַכֵּה־אִ֗ישׁ זוֹבֵ֤חַ הַשֶּׂה֙ עֹ֣רֵֽף כֶּ֔לֶב מַעֲלֵ֤ה מִנְחָה֙ דַּם־חֲזִ֔יר מַזְכִּ֥יר לְבֹנָ֖ה מְבָ֣רֵֽךְ אָ֑וֶן
גַּם־הֵ֗מָּה בָּֽחֲרוּ֙ בְּדַרְכֵיהֶ֔ם וּבְשִׁקּוּצֵיהֶ֖ם נַפְשָׁ֥ם חָפֵֽצָה
3 One butchers the bull, one strikes someone, one offers the lamb, one breaks the nape of a dog, one brings up a gift, the blood of a boar, a reminder of frankincense, a blessing of mischief.
Moreover they themselves have chosen their ways, and in their detestable things, their integrity delights.
3e 4C 34
20
גַּם־אֲנִ֞י אֶבְחַ֣ר בְּתַעֲלֻלֵיהֶ֗ם וּמְגֽוּרֹתָם֙ אָבִ֣יא לָהֶ֔ם יַ֤עַן קָרָ֙אתִי֙ וְאֵ֣ין עוֹנֶ֔ה דִּבַּ֖רְתִּי וְלֹ֣א שָׁמֵ֑עוּ
וַיַּעֲשׂ֤וּ הָרַע֙ בְּעֵינַ֔י וּבַאֲשֶׁ֥ר לֹֽא־חָפַ֖צְתִּי בָּחָֽרוּ ס
4 Even I, I choose in their wantonness, and their terrors I will bring to them, in that I called and there was none to answer, I have spoken and they did not hear.
And they do evil in my eyes, and what I had no delight in, they chose.
3e 4C 36
20
שִׁמְעוּ֙ דְּבַר־יְהוָ֔ה הַחֲרֵדִ֖ים אֶל־דְּבָר֑וֹ
אָמְרוּ֩ אֲחֵיכֶ֨ם שֹׂנְאֵיכֶ֜ם מְנַדֵּיכֶ֗ם לְמַ֤עַן שְׁמִי֙ יִכְבַּ֣ד יְהוָ֔ה וְנִרְאֶ֥ה בְשִׂמְחַתְכֶ֖ם וְהֵ֥ם יֵבֹֽשׁוּ
5 Hear the word of Yahweh, you who are apprehensive at his word,
Your kin who hated you, said, segregating you for the sake of my name, Let Yahweh be glorified. But he will appear in your gladness, and they will be ashamed.
3e 4C 14
33
ק֤וֹל שָׁאוֹן֙ מֵעִ֔יר ק֖וֹל מֵֽהֵיכָ֑ל
ק֣וֹל יְהוָ֔ה מְשַׁלֵּ֥ם גְּמ֖וּל לְאֹיְבָֽיו
6 C A voice of noise from a city, a voice from a temple,
is the voice of Yahweh paying a reward to his enemies.
3e 4C 9
11
בְּטֶ֥רֶם תָּחִ֖יל יָלָ֑דָה
בְּטֶ֨רֶם יָב֥וֹא חֵ֛בֶל לָ֖הּ וְהִמְלִ֥יטָה זָכָֽר
7 Before she writhed, she gave birth.
Before pangs came to her, a male escaped.
3d 4A 8
14
מִֽי־שָׁמַ֣ע כָּזֹ֗את מִ֤י רָאָה֙ כָּאֵ֔לֶּה הֲי֤וּחַל אֶ֙רֶץ֙ בְּי֣וֹם אֶחָ֔ד אִם־יִוָּ֥לֵֽד גּ֖וֹי פַּ֣עַם אֶחָ֑ת
כִּֽי־חָ֛לָה גַּם־יָלְדָ֥ה צִיּ֖וֹן אֶת־בָּנֶֽיהָ
8 Who is to hear such as this? Who sees such as these? Will earth be brought to birth in one day, or a nation be born in one pulse?
But she writhed, and Zion also has begotten her children?
3d 4C 29
11
הַאֲנִ֥י אַשְׁבִּ֛יר וְלֹ֥א אוֹלִ֖יד יֹאמַ֣ר יְהוָ֑ה
אִם־אֲנִ֧י הַמּוֹלִ֛יד וְעָצַ֖רְתִּי אָמַ֥ר אֱלֹהָֽיִךְ ס
9 I, will I break open and not give birth? says Yahweh.
Or I will I bring to birth, and will I contain it? says your God.
3c 4B 13
17
שִׂמְח֧וּ אֶת־יְרוּשָׁלִַ֛ם וְגִ֥ילוּ בָ֖הּ כָּל־אֹהֲבֶ֑יהָ
שִׂ֤ישׂוּ אִתָּהּ֙ מָשׂ֔וֹשׂ כָּל־הַמִּֽתְאַבְּלִ֖ים עָלֶֽיהָ
10 Be glad with Jerusalem, and rejoice in her, all who love her.
Sing for joy with her, the joy of all who lament over her.
3c 4C 16
14
לְמַ֤עַן תִּֽינְקוּ֙ וּשְׂבַעְתֶּ֔ם מִשֹּׁ֖ד תַּנְחֻמֶ֑יהָ
לְמַ֧עַן תָּמֹ֛צּוּ וְהִתְעַנַּגְתֶּ֖ם מִזִּ֥יז כְּבוֹדָֽהּ ס
11 So that you may suckle and be satisfied from the breasts of her consolations,
so that you may milk and delight exquisitely from the wild creature of her glory.
3c 4C 14
17
כִּֽי־כֹ֣ה ׀ אָמַ֣ר יְהוָ֗ה הִנְנִ֣י נֹטֶֽה־אֵ֠לֶיהָ כְּנָהָ֨ר שָׁל֜וֹם וּכְנַ֧חַל שׁוֹטֵ֛ף כְּב֥וֹד גּוֹיִ֖ם וִֽינַקְתֶּ֑ם
עַל־צַד֙ תִּנָּשֵׂ֔אוּ וְעַל־בִּרְכַּ֖יִם תְּשָׁעֳשָֽׁעוּ
12 Because thus says Yahweh, Note me well stretching out to her peace like a river, and like a wadi, an overflowing of the glory of nations, and you will suckle.
By a side you will be lifted up, and on knees you will be be dandled.
3c 4B 30
15
כְּאִ֕ישׁ אֲשֶׁ֥ר אִמּ֖וֹ תְּנַחֲמֶ֑נּוּ
כֵּ֤ן אָֽנֹכִי֙ אֲנַ֣חֶמְכֶ֔ם וּבִירֽוּשָׁלִַ֖ם תְּנֻחָֽמוּ
13 As someone whom his mother comforts,
so I myself will comfort you, and in Jerusalem you will be comforted.
3e 4C 11
17
וּרְאִיתֶם֙ וְשָׂ֣שׂ לִבְּכֶ֔ם וְעַצְמוֹתֵיכֶ֖ם כַּדֶּ֣שֶׁא תִפְרַ֑חְנָה
וְנוֹדְעָ֤ה יַד־יְהוָה֙ אֶת־עֲבָדָ֔יו וְזָעַ֖ם אֶת־אֹיְבָֽיו
14 And you will see and your heart will sing for joy, and your bones like verdant herbs will flourish,
and the hand of Yahweh will be known with his servants, and indignation with his enemies.
3e 4C 18
16
כִּֽי־הִנֵּ֤ה יְהוָה֙ בָּאֵ֣שׁ יָב֔וֹא וְכַסּוּפָ֖ה מַרְכְּבֹתָ֑יו
לְהָשִׁ֤יב בְּחֵמָה֙ אַפּ֔וֹ וְגַעֲרָת֖וֹ בְּלַהֲבֵי־אֵֽשׁ
15 For behold Yahweh in fire comes, and like a storm-wind, his chariots,
to restore in heat his anger, and his rebuke in flames of fire.
3e 4C 16
18
כִּ֤י בָאֵשׁ֙ יְהוָ֣ה נִשְׁפָּ֔ט וּבְחַרְבּ֖וֹ אֶת־כָּל־בָּשָׂ֑ר
וְרַבּ֖וּ חַֽלְלֵ֥י יְהוָֽה
16 C For in the fire, Yahweh judges, and with his sword, all flesh.
And multiplied are the profaned of Yahweh.
3e 4C 14
7
הַמִּתְקַדְּשִׁ֨ים וְהַמִּֽטַּהֲרִ֜ים אֶל־הַגַּנּ֗וֹת אַחַ֤ר אַחַת֙ בַּתָּ֔וֶךְ אֹֽכְלֵי֙ בְּשַׂ֣ר הַחֲזִ֔יר וְהַשֶּׁ֖קֶץ וְהָעַכְבָּ֑ר
יַחְדָּ֥ו יָסֻ֖פוּ נְאֻם־יְהוָֽה
17 They who sanctify themselves, and cleanse themselves in the gardens, behind one in the midst, to eat the flesh of the boar, and detestable things, and the mouse,
as one will be concluded, an oracle of Yahweh.
3e 4C 36
9
וְאָנֹכִ֗י מַעֲשֵׂיהֶם֙ וּמַחְשְׁבֹ֣תֵיהֶ֔ם בָּאָ֕ה לְקַבֵּ֥ץ אֶת־כָּל־הַגּוֹיִ֖ם וְהַלְּשֹׁנ֑וֹת
וּבָ֖אוּ וְרָא֥וּ אֶת־כְּבוֹדִֽי
18 I, their deeds and their devices, am coming to collect all the nations, and all tongues,
and they will come and see my glory.
3e 4B 28
10
וְשַׂמְתִּ֨י בָהֶ֜ם א֗וֹת וְשִׁלַּחְתִּ֣י מֵהֶ֣ם ׀ פְּ֠לֵיטִים אֶֽל־הַגּוֹיִ֞ם תַּרְשִׁ֨ישׁ פּ֥וּל וְל֛וּד מֹ֥שְׁכֵי קֶ֖שֶׁת תֻּבַ֣ל וְיָוָ֑ן
הָאִיִּ֣ים הָרְחֹקִ֗ים אֲשֶׁ֨ר לֹא־שָׁמְע֤וּ אֶת־שִׁמְעִי֙ וְלֹא־רָא֣וּ אֶת־כְּבוֹדִ֔י וְהִגִּ֥ידוּ אֶת־כְּבוֹדִ֖י בַּגּוֹיִֽם
19 And I will set in them a sign, and I will send from them those secured to the nations, Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, who draw the bow, Tubal, and Javan,
the distant islands who have not heard my fame and have not seen my glory, and they will make clear my glory in the nations.
3d 4C 33
32
וְהֵבִ֣יאוּ אֶת־כָּל־אֲחֵיכֶ֣ם מִכָּל־הַגּוֹיִ֣ם ׀ מִנְחָ֣ה ׀ לַֽיהוָ֡ה בַּסּוּסִ֡ים וּ֠בָרֶכֶב וּבַצַּבִּ֨ים וּבַפְּרָדִ֜ים וּבַכִּרְכָּר֗וֹת עַ֣ל הַ֥ר קָדְשִׁ֛י יְרוּשָׁלִַ֖ם אָמַ֣ר יְהוָ֑ה
כַּאֲשֶׁ֣ר יָבִיאוּ֩ בְנֵ֨י יִשְׂרָאֵ֧ל אֶת־הַמִּנְחָ֛ה בִּכְלִ֥י טָה֖וֹר בֵּ֥ית יְהוָֽה
20 And they will bring all your kin from all the nations, a gift for Yahweh, on horses, and in chariots, and in covered wagons, and on mules, and on hot young dromedaries, to my holy hill, Jerusalem, says Yahweh,
as the children of Israel bring the gift in a clean vessel to the house of Yahweh.
3c 4B 50
22
וְגַם־מֵהֶ֥ם אֶקַּ֛ח לַכֹּהֲנִ֥ים לַלְוִיִּ֖ם אָמַ֥ר יְהוָֽה 21 And moreover from them I will receive for priests, for Levites, says Yahweh. 3d 3g 17
כִּ֣י כַאֲשֶׁ֣ר הַשָּׁמַ֣יִם הַ֠חֳדָשִׁים וְהָאָ֨רֶץ הַחֲדָשָׁ֜ה אֲשֶׁ֨ר אֲנִ֥י עֹשֶׂ֛ה עֹמְדִ֥ים לְפָנַ֖י נְאֻם־יְהוָ֑ה
כֵּ֛ן יַעֲמֹ֥ד זַרְעֲכֶ֖ם וְשִׁמְכֶֽם
22 B For as the new heavens and the new earth that I have made stand facing me, an oracle of Yahweh,
so your seed and your name will stand.
3d 4B 34
10
וְהָיָ֗ה מִֽדֵּי־חֹ֙דֶשׁ֙ בְּחָדְשׁ֔וֹ וּמִדֵּ֥י שַׁבָּ֖ת בְּשַׁבַּתּ֑וֹ
יָב֧וֹא כָל־בָּשָׂ֛ר לְהִשְׁתַּחֲוֺ֥ת לְפָנַ֖י אָמַ֥ר יְהוָֽה
23 And it will happen that month in its month, and that Sabbath in its Sabbath,
all flesh will come to worship before me, says Yahweh.
3c 4A 18
17
וְיָצְא֣וּ וְרָא֔וּ בְּפִגְרֵי֙ הָאֲנָשִׁ֔ים הַפֹּשְׁעִ֖ים בִּ֑י
כִּ֣י תוֹלַעְתָּ֞ם לֹ֣א תָמ֗וּת וְאִשָּׁם֙ לֹ֣א תִכְבֶּ֔ה וְהָי֥וּ דֵרָא֖וֹן לְכָל־בָּשָֽׂר
24 And they will go forth and see the carcasses of the men who transgressed in me,
for their worm will not die and their fire will not be quenched, and they will be an aversion for all flesh.
3e 4B 17
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