Neviim Akharonim:

Yeshayahu / ישׁעיהוּ

Isaiah Chapter 29

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Yerushalayim (Ariel) and Yehudah warned of impending discipline

29:1 Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city [where] David dwelt! add ye year to year; let them kill sacrifices.

29:2 Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and sorrow: and it shall be to me as Ariel.

29:3 And I will camp against you round about, and will lay siege against you with a mount, and I will raise forts against you.

29:4 And you shall be brought down, [and] shall speak out of the ground, and your speech shall be low out of the dust, and your voice shall be, as of one that has a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and your speech shall whisper out of the dust.

29:5 Moreover the multitude of your strangers shall be like small dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones [shall be] as chaff that passes away: yea, it shall be at an instant suddenly.

29:6 Thou shall be visited of ADONAI (יהוה) Tzva'ot with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.

29:7 And the multitude of all the nations that fight against Ariel, even all that fight against her and her munition, and that distress her, shall be as a dream of a night vision.

29:8 It shall even be as when an hungry [man] dreameth, and, behold, he eates; but he awakes, and his soul is empty: or as when a thirsty man dreameth, and, behold, he drinks; but he awakes, and, behold, [he is] faint, and his soul has appetite: so shall the multitude of all the nations be, that fight against mount Tziyon.

29:9 Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink.

29:10 For ADONAI (יהוה) has poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and has closed your eyes: the Neviim and your rulers, the seers has he covered.

29:11 And the vision of all is become to you as the words of a book that is sealed, which [men] deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he said, I cannot; for it [is] sealed:

29:12 And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he said, I am not learned.

29:13 Wherefore ADONAI (יהוה) said, Forasmuch as this people draw near [me] with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:

29:14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, [even] a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise [men] shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent [men] shall be hid.

29:15 Woe to them that seek deep to hide their counsel from ADONAI (יהוה), and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?

29:16 Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter's clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?

29:17 [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?

29:18 And b'Yom ha hu shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.

29:19 The meek also shall increase [their] joy in ADONAI (יהוה), and the poor among men shall rejoice in the set apart One of Yisrael.

29:20 For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner is consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cut off:

29:21 That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of nought.

Haftarah Shemot: Yeshayahu 27:6-28:13; 29:22-23 (A); Yirmeyahu 1:1-2:3 (S)

29:22 Therefore thus said ADONAI (יהוה):

who redeemed Avraham, concerning the house of Yaakov, Yaakov shall not now be ashamed, neither shall his face now wax pale.

29:23 But when he seeth his children, the work of mine hands, in the midst of him, they shall sanctify my name, and sanctify the set apart One of Yaakov, and shall fear the Elohim (אלהים) of Yisrael.

29:24 They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine.


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