Isaiah 62


לְמַעַן צִיֹּון לֹא אֶחֱשֶׁה וּלְמַעַן יְרוּשָׁלִַם לֹא אֶשְׁקֹוט עַד־יֵצֵא כַנֹּגַהּ צִדְקָהּ וִישׁוּעָתָהּ כְּלַפִּיד יִבְעָר׃   62:1

Isai. 62:1   For the sake of Zion I will not keep silent,

                           and for the sake of Jerusalem I will not rest,

                    until her cause emerges like brightness,

                           and her salvation is like a torch that can burn.

וְרָאוּ גֹויִם צִדְקֵךְ וְכָל־מְלָכִים כְּבֹודֵךְ וְקֹרָא לָךְ שֵׁם חָדָשׁ אֲשֶׁר פִּי יְהוָה יִקֳּבֶנּוּ׃   62:2

Isai. 62:2   And the nations will see your virtue,

                            and all the kings, your honor,

                    and you will be called a new name,

                            it that the mouth of the Lord shall specify.

וְהָיִיתְ עֲטֶרֶת תִּפְאֶרֶת בְּיַד־יְהוָה (וּצְנֹוף) [וּצְנִיף] מְלוּכָה בְּכַף־אֱלֹהָיִךְ׃   62:3

Isai. 62:3   And you shall be a glorious crown in the “hand” of the Lord

                            and a diadem of royalty in the “palm” of your God.

The word in the parentheses has a vav in place of a yad.  The correction is in the brackets.

לֹא־יֵאָמֵר לָךְ עֹוד עֲזוּבָה וּלְאַרְצֵךְ לֹא־יֵאָמֵר עֹוד שְׁמָמָה כִּי לָךְ יִקָּרֵא חֶפְצִי־בָהּ וּלְאַרְצֵךְ בְּעוּלָה   62:4   כִּי־חָפֵץ יְהוָה בָּךְ וְאַרְצֵךְ תִּבָּעֵל׃

Isai. 62:4   It shall not be said of you any more, ”Forsaken.”

                           and it shall not be said of your land any more, “Desolate!”

                   But you shall be one called "My delight is in her,"

                           and your land, "Espoused,"

                    for the Lord delights in you

                           and your land shall be espoused.

כִּי־יִבְעַל בָּחוּר בְּתוּלָה יִבְעָלוּךְ בָּנָיִךְ וּמְשֹׂושׂ חָתָן עַל־כַּלָּה יָשִׂישׂ עָלַיִךְ אֱלֹהָיִךְ׃   62:5

Isai. 62:5   As a young man would espouse a virgin,

                            your sons shall espouse you;

                    as a bridegroom would rejoice over a bride,

                            your God shall rejoice over you.

עַל־חֹומֹתַיִךְ יְרוּשָׁלִַם הִפְקַדְתִּי שֹׁמְרִים כָּל־הַיֹּום וְכָל־הַלַּיְלָה תָּמִיד לֹא יֶחֱשׁוּ הַמַּזְכִּרִים אֶת־יְהוָה   62:6   אַל־דֳּמִי לָכֶם׃

Isai. 62:6   “On your walls, O Jerusalem, I set watchmen.

                            All day and all night continually,

                    they shall not be still.”

                            You who remember the Lord,

                    no rest for you!

The two second-person pronouns in the last two lines are masculine plural, thus probably referring to the watchmen the Lord mentioned in the first line.  I believe the use of the word watchmen is metaphorical, that it means those in Jerusalem who remember and watch continually for the Lord.

וְאַל־תִּתְּנוּ דֳמִי לֹו עַד־יְכֹונֵן וְעַד־יָשִׂים אֶת־יְרוּשָׁלִַם תְּהִלָּה בָּאָרֶץ׃   62:7

Isai. 62:7   And you will give no rest to Him

                            until He establishes

                    and until He makes Jerusalem

                            a praise in the earth.

נִשְׁבַּע יְהוָה בִּימִינֹו וּבִזְרֹועַ עֻזֹּו אִם־אֶתֵּן אֶת־דְּגָנֵךְ עֹוד מַאֲכָל לְאֹיְבַיִךְ וְאִם־יִשְׁתּוּ בְנֵי־נֵכָר   62:8      תִּירֹושֵׁךְ אֲשֶׁר יָגַעַתְּ בֹּו׃

Isai. 62:8   The Lord has taken an oath

                            with His right “hand”

                    and with the “arm” of His might:

                             “Surely I will not give your corn again

                    as food to your enemies,

                             and sons of aliens will not drink your wine

                    on which you labored,

כִּי מְאַסְפָיו יֹאכְלֻהוּ וְהִלְלוּ אֶת־יְהוָה וּמְקַבְּצָיו יִשְׁתֻּהוּ בְּחַצְרֹות קָדְשִׁי׃   62:9

Isai. 62:9   but its gatherers shall eat it

                            and shall praise the Lord,

                    and its collectors shall drink it

                            in the courtyards of My sanctuary.”

עִבְרוּ עִבְרוּ בַּשְּׁעָרִים פַּנּוּ דֶּרֶךְ הָעָם סֹלּוּ סֹלּוּ הַמְסִלָּה סַקְּלוּ מֵאֶבֶן הָרִימוּ נֵס עַל־הָעַמִּים׃   62:10

Isai. 62:10   Pass through, pass into the gates!

                            Prepare the way of the people!

                      Cast up, cast up the highway, free from stone!

                            Raise a sign over the peoples!

הִנֵּה יְהוָה הִשְׁמִיעַ אֶל־קְצֵה הָאָרֶץ אִמְרוּ לְבַת־צִיֹּון הִנֵּה יִשְׁעֵךְ בָּא הִנֵּה שְׂכָרֹו אִתֹּו וּפְעֻלָּתֹו   62:11 לְפָנָיו׃

Isai. 62:11   Behold, the Lord has proclaimed

                             to the edge of the earth,

                      “Say to the daughter of Zion:

                             ‘Behold, your salvation comes.’”

                      Behold, His reward is with Him

                             and His work before Him.

וְקָרְאוּ לָהֶם עַם־הַקֹּדֶשׁ גְּאוּלֵי יְהוָה וְלָךְ יִקָּרֵא דְרוּשָׁה עִיר לֹא נֶעֱזָבָה׃   62:12

Isai. 62:12   And they shall call them the holy people,

                             redeemed of the Lord.

                      And He shall call you Sought Out,

                             a city no more forsaken.


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