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Chapter 62

Translation and Transliteration of 

1For the sake of Tzion I will not be silent, For the sake of Yerushalayim I will not be still, Till her victory emerge resplendent And her triumph like a flaming torch.

l'-ma-an tzi-YON lo e-khe-SHEH u-l'-ma-an ye-ru-sha-LA-im lo e-sh'-KOT ad ye-TZE kha-NO-gah tzi-d'-KAH vi-yi-shu-AH k'-la-PID yiv-AHR

אלְמַ֤עַן צִיּוֹן֙ לֹ֣א אֶחֱשֶׁ֔ה וּלְמַ֥עַן יְרוּשָׁלַ֖͏ִם לֹ֣א אֶשְׁק֑וֹט עַד־יֵצֵ֤א כַנֹּ֙גַהּ֙ צִדְקָ֔הּ וִישׁוּעָתָ֖הּ כְּלַפִּ֥יד יִבְעָֽר׃

2Nations shall see your victory, And every king your majesty; And you shall be called by a new name Which Hashem Himself shall bestow.

v'-ra-U go-YIM tziD'-KEKH v'-kol m'-la-KHEEM k'-vo-DEKH v'-ko-RA lakh SHAYM kha-DASH a-SHER pi a-do-NAI yi-ko-VE-nu

בוְרָא֤וּ גוֹיִם֙ צִדְקֵ֔ךְ וְכׇל־מְלָכִ֖ים כְּבוֹדֵ֑ךְ וְקֹ֤רָא לָךְ֙ שֵׁ֣ם חָדָ֔שׁ אֲשֶׁ֛ר פִּ֥י יְהֹוָ֖ה יִקֳּבֶֽנּוּ׃

3You shall be a glorious crown In the hand of Hashem, And a royal diadem In the palm of your God.

v'-ha-YEET a-te-RET tif-E-ret b'-yad a-do-NAI (u-tze-NIF) [u-tze-NEEF] me-lu-KHA b'-khaf e-lo-HA-yikh

גוְהָיִ֛ית עֲטֶ֥רֶת תִּפְאֶ֖רֶת בְּיַד־יְהֹוָ֑ה (וצנוף) [וּצְנִ֥יף] מְלוּכָ֖ה בְּכַף־אֱלֹהָֽיִךְ׃

4Nevermore shall you be called “Forsaken,” Nor shall your land be called “Desolate”; But you shall be called “I delight in her,” And your land “Espoused.” For Hashem takes delight in you, And your land shall be espoused.

lo ya-e-MER lakh OD a-zu-VAH u-l'-ar-TZEKH lo ya-e-MER od she-ma-MAH, KI lakh yi-ka-RE khef-TZI-va, u-l'-ar-TZEKH b'-u-LAH, KI-kha-FAYTS a-do-NAI ba-KH, v'-ar-TZEKH ti-ba-EL

דלֹא־יֵאָמֵר֩ לָ֨ךְ ע֜וֹד עֲזוּבָ֗ה וּלְאַרְצֵךְ֙ לֹֽא־יֵאָמֵ֥ר עוֹד֙ שְׁמָמָ֔ה כִּ֣י לָ֗ךְ יִקָּרֵא֙ חֶפְצִי־בָ֔הּ וּלְאַרְצֵ֖ךְ בְּעוּלָ֑ה כִּֽי־חָפֵ֤ץ יְהֹוָה֙ בָּ֔ךְ וְאַרְצֵ֖ךְ תִּבָּעֵֽל׃

5As a youth espouses a maiden, Your sons shall espouse you; And as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, So will your God rejoice over you.

ki-yiv-AL ba-KHUR b'-tu-LAH yiv-a-LU-kh b'-na-NA-yikh u-m'-SOS kha-TAN al-ka-LAH ya-SIS a-la-YIKH e-lo-HA-yikh

הכִּֽי־יִבְעַ֤ל בָּחוּר֙ בְּתוּלָ֔ה יִבְעָל֖וּךְ בָּנָ֑יִךְ וּמְשׂ֤וֹשׂ חָתָן֙ עַל־כַּלָּ֔ה יָשִׂ֥ישׂ עָלַ֖יִךְ אֱלֹהָֽיִךְ׃

6Upon your walls, O Yerushalayim, I have set watchmen, Who shall never be silent By day or by night. O you, Hashem's remembrancers Take no rest

al kho-mo-TA-yikh y'-ru-sha-LA-im hif-KAD-tee sho-m'-REEM kol ha-YOM v'-khol ha-LAI-lah ta-MEED lo ye-khe-SHU ha-maz-ki-REEM et a-do-NAI al do-MEE la-KHEM

ועַל־חֽוֹמֹתַ֣יִךְ יְרוּשָׁלַ֗͏ִם הִפְקַ֙דְתִּי֙ שֹֽׁמְרִ֔ים כׇּל־הַיּ֧וֹם וְכׇל־הַלַּ֛יְלָה תָּמִ֖יד לֹ֣א יֶחֱשׁ֑וּ הַמַּזְכִּרִים֙ אֶת־יְהֹוָ֔ה אַל־דֳּמִ֖י לָכֶֽם׃

 62:6   Who shall never be silent by day or by night

Rabbi David Stavsky (1930-2004)

If the watchmen are upon the walls all day and all night, then why is the superfluous word tamid (תמיד) ‘always,’ included in this verse? 20th century American Rabbi David Stavsky explains in his book of sermons:  “Tamid, ‘always,’ refers to speaking up about Yerushalayim. Never should we remain silent when Yerushalayim is threatened. We are not to remain quiet and passive. We are the guardians…. Therefore, Yerushalayim never can become a bargaining chip in achieving peace. Not the Vatican, not Washington, not Hamas, not Hezbollah, not any Arab fundamentalist or terrorist can dictate terms. Threats of Jihad should not make us waiver. Yerushalayim is finally ours, and we are the watchmen tamid, always.”

7And give no rest to Him, Until He establish Yerushalayim And make her renowned on earth.

v'-al ti-t'-NU da-MEE LO ad y'-kho-NAYN v'-ad ya-SEEM et y'-ru-sha-LA-im t'-hi-LAH ba-A-retz

זוְאַֽל־תִּתְּנ֥וּ דֳמִ֖י ל֑וֹ עַד־יְכוֹנֵ֞ן וְעַד־יָשִׂ֧ים אֶת־יְרוּשָׁלַ֛͏ִם תְּהִלָּ֖ה בָּאָֽרֶץ׃

 62:7   And give no rest to Him

The Hebrew word for rest in this verse is damee (דמי), which also means ‘silence.’ Interestingly, the same Hebrew word, dam (דם), means ‘blood.’ Commentators explain the connection in light of Ezekiel 16:6, “Live in spite of your blood.” The hidden meaning behind the verse is, ‘by your silence you shall live.’ In relationships, the truism “silence is golden” can protect against an insensitive remark. So too when it comes to our relationship with Hashem. Oftentimes we cannot comprehend His ways, and we become frustrated and even angry with the suffering we see in this world. Nevertheless, we must try to emulate Aharon’s example after losing two of his sons: Vayidom Aharon (וידם אהרון), ‘Aharon was silent’ (Leviticus 10:3).

8Hashem has sworn by His right hand, By His mighty arm: Nevermore will I give your new grain To your enemies for food, Nor shall foreigners drink the new wine For which you have labored.

nish-BA a-do-NAI bi-MI-no u-viz-RO-a u-ZO-o, im e-TEN et-d'-GA-nekh od ma-a-KHAL l'-o-y'-VA-yikh, v'-im yish-TOO v'-nay-NE-khar ti-RO-shekh, a-SHER ya-ga-a-TE bO

חנִשְׁבַּ֧ע יְהֹוָ֛ה בִּימִינ֖וֹ וּבִזְר֣וֹעַ עֻזּ֑וֹ אִם־אֶתֵּן֩ אֶת־דְּגָנֵ֨ךְ ע֤וֹד מַֽאֲכָל֙ לְאֹ֣יְבַ֔יִךְ וְאִם־יִשְׁתּ֤וּ בְנֵֽי־נֵכָר֙ תִּֽירוֹשֵׁ֔ךְ אֲשֶׁ֥ר יָגַ֖עַתְּ בּֽוֹ׃

9But those who harvest it shall eat it And give praise to Hashem; And those who gather it shall drink it In My sacred courts.

ki me-a-sa-FAV yo-KH'-lu-HU, v'-hil-LU et a-do-NAI, u-m'-ka-B'-tza-YV yish-tu-HU b'-cha-tz'-ROT kod-SHI. (Selah)

טכִּ֤י מְאַסְפָיו֙ יֹאכְלֻ֔הוּ וְהִֽלְל֖וּ אֶת־יְהֹוָ֑ה וּמְקַבְּצָ֥יו יִשְׁתֻּ֖הוּ בְּחַצְר֥וֹת קׇדְשִֽׁי׃

10Pass through, pass through the gates! Clear the road for the people; Build up, build up the highway, Remove the rocks! Raise an ensign over the peoples!

iV-ru iV-ru ba-sh'-a-REEM, pa-NU de-REKH ha-aM, SO-lu SO-lu ha-m'-si-LAH, sa-KE-lu me-E-ven, ha-REE-mu nes al ha-a-MEEM

יעִבְר֤וּ עִבְרוּ֙ בַּשְּׁעָרִ֔ים פַּנּ֖וּ דֶּ֣רֶךְ הָעָ֑ם סֹ֣לּוּ סֹ֤לּוּ הַֽמְסִלָּה֙ סַקְּל֣וּ מֵאֶ֔בֶן הָרִ֥ימוּ נֵ֖ס עַל־הָֽעַמִּֽים׃

11See, Hashem has proclaimed To the end of the earth: Announce to Fair Tzion, Your Deliverer is coming! See, his reward is with Him, His recompense before Him.

hi-NEH a-do-NAI hish-MEE-a el k'-TZE ha-A-retz im-ROO l'-vat-TZI-yon hi-NEH yish-EKH ba, hi-NEH s'-kha-RO it-TO u-f'-u-LA-to l'-fa-NAV

יאהִנֵּ֣ה יְהֹוָ֗ה הִשְׁמִ֙יעַ֙ אֶל־קְצֵ֣ה הָאָ֔רֶץ אִמְרוּ֙ לְבַת־צִיּ֔וֹן הִנֵּ֥ה יִשְׁעֵ֖ךְ בָּ֑א הִנֵּ֤ה שְׂכָרוֹ֙ אִתּ֔וֹ וּפְעֻלָּת֖וֹ לְפָנָֽיו׃

12And they shall be called, “The Holy People, The Redeemed of Hashem,” And you shall be called, “Sought Out, A City Not Forsaken.”

v'-ko-RE-u la-HEM am ha-ko-DAYSH g'-u-LEI a-do-NAI, v'-LAKH yi-ka-REH d'-ru-SHAH, ir lo ne-e-za-VAH. (Selah)

יבוְקָרְא֥וּ לָהֶ֛ם עַם־הַקֹּ֖דֶשׁ גְּאוּלֵ֣י יְהֹוָ֑ה וְלָךְ֙ יִקָּרֵ֣א דְרוּשָׁ֔ה עִ֖יר לֹ֥א נֶעֱזָֽבָה׃