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Chapter 12

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1In that day, you shall say: “I give thanks to You, Hashem! Although You were wroth with me, Your wrath has turned back and You comfort me,

v'-a-MAR-ta ba-YOM ha-HU o-d'-KHA a-do-NAI, KEE a-NAF-ta BEE, ya-SHOV a-PE-kha u-t'-na-cha-ME-ni

אוְאָֽמַרְתָּ֙ בַּיּ֣וֹם הַה֔וּא אוֹדְךָ֣ יְהֹוָ֔ה כִּ֥י אָנַ֖פְתָּ בִּ֑י יָשֹׁ֥ב אַפְּךָ֖ וּֽתְנַחֲמֵֽנִי׃

2Behold the God who gives me triumph! I am confident, unafraid; For Yah Hashem is my strength and might, And He has been my deliverance.”

hi-NEH el y'-shu-a-TEE ev-TAKH v'-LO ef-KHAD kee-o-ZEE v'-zim-RAT ya a-do-NAI va-y'-HEE-lee lee l'-y'-shu-a

בהִנֵּ֨ה אֵ֧ל יְשׁוּעָתִ֛י אֶבְטַ֖ח וְלֹ֣א אֶפְחָ֑ד כִּֽי־עׇזִּ֤י וְזִמְרָת֙ יָ֣הּ יְהֹוָ֔ה וַֽיְהִי־לִ֖י לִֽישׁוּעָֽה׃

3Joyfully shall you draw water From the fountains of triumph,

u-sh'-av-TEM ma-YIM b'-sa-SHON mi-ma-a-y'-NEI ha-ye-shu-AH

גוּשְׁאַבְתֶּם־מַ֖יִם בְּשָׂשׂ֑וֹן מִמַּעַיְנֵ֖י הַיְשׁוּעָֽה׃

4And you shall say on that day: “Praise Hashem, proclaim His name. Make His deeds known among the peoples; Declare that His name is exalted.

va-a-mar-TEM ba-YOM ha-HU ho-DU la-a-do-NAI kir-U b'-sh'-MO ho-DI-u va-a-MEEM a-li-LO-tav ha-z'-KI-ru kee nish-GAV sh'-MO

דוַאֲמַרְתֶּ֞ם בַּיּ֣וֹם הַה֗וּא הוֹד֤וּ לַֽיהֹוָה֙ קִרְא֣וּ בִשְׁמ֔וֹ הוֹדִ֥יעוּ בָעַמִּ֖ים עֲלִילֹתָ֑יו הַזְכִּ֕ירוּ כִּ֥י נִשְׂגָּ֖ב שְׁמֽוֹ׃

5Hymn Hashem, For He has done gloriously; Let this be made known In all the world!

za-m'-RU a-do-NAI KEE gay-UT a-SAH mu-DA-at ZOT b'-khol ha-A-retz

הזַמְּר֣וּ יְהֹוָ֔ה כִּ֥י גֵא֖וּת עָשָׂ֑ה (מידעת) [מוּדַ֥עַת] זֹ֖את בְּכׇל־הָאָֽרֶץ׃

 12:5   Hymn Hashem, for He has done gloriously

The Talmud (Sanhedrin 94a) states that after Yehuda’s miraculous deliverance from the Assyrian invasion, Hashem desired to crown the righteous king Chizkiyahu as the Mashiach. Only one thing was required — that Chizkiyahu sing a song of praise before Him. Instead, though, Chizkiyahu arose that morning, and continued with his regular daily routine, the study of the Torah, until Yeshayahu instructed him to sing. Unfortunately, as the song was not spontaneous but rather came as a response to a command, the opportunity was lost. In this verse, Yeshayahu teaches the importance of appreciating everything that occurs for us, and being able to sing praise for it before Hashem.

6Oh, shout for joy, You who dwell in Tzion! For great in your midst Is the Holy One of Yisrael.”

Tza-HA-lee va-RO-ni yo-SHE-vet tzi-YON, kee-ga-DOL b'-kir-BEKH ke-DOSH yis-ra-AYL. (Selah)

וצַהֲלִ֥י וָרֹ֖נִּי יוֹשֶׁ֣בֶת צִיּ֑וֹן כִּי־גָד֥וֹל בְּקִרְבֵּ֖ךְ קְד֥וֹשׁ יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃