3 Give advice, Offer counsel. At high noon make Your shadow like night: Conceal the outcasts, Betray not the fugitives.
ג הביאו [הָבִיאִי] עֵצָה עֲשׂוּ פְלִילָה שִׁיתִי כַלַּיִל צִלֵּךְ בְּתוֹךְ צָהֳרָיִם סַתְּרִי נִדָּחִים נֹדֵד אַל־תְּגַלִּי׃
4 Let Moab’s outcasts Find asylum in you; Be a shelter for them Against the despoiler.” For violence has vanished, Rapine is ended, And marauders have perished from this land.
ד יָגוּרוּ בָךְ נִדָּחַי מוֹאָב הֱוִי־סֵתֶר לָמוֹ מִפְּנֵי שׁוֹדֵד כִּי־אָפֵס הַמֵּץ כָּלָה שֹׁד תַּמּוּ רֹמֵס מִן־הָאָרֶץ׃
5 And a throne shall be established in goodness In the tent of David, And on it shall sit in faithfulness A ruler devoted to justice And zealous for equity.
v’-hu-KHAN ba-KHE-sed ki-SAY v’-ya-SHAV a-LAV be-e-MET b’-O-hel da-VID sho-FAYT v’-do-RAYSH mish-PAT um-HEER TZE-dek
ה וְהוּכַן בַּחֶסֶד כִּסֵּא וְיָשַׁב עָלָיו בֶּאֱמֶת בְּאֹהֶל דָּוִד שֹׁפֵט וְדֹרֵשׁ מִשְׁפָּט וּמְהִר צֶדֶק׃
16:5 A ruler devoted to justice, and zealous for equity
In the time of King David, Moab paid tribute to Yisrael and Yehuda (II Samuel 8:2). Yeshayahu foresees a time when the remnant of Moab that survives the calamities will once again send tribute to Yehuda and live with Israel in friendship and brotherhood. However, for that to happen, the king that sits on David’s throne will have to be a worthy one, who promotes justice for the poor and needy; instead of delaying justice, he hastens to execute it quickly throughout Eretz Yisrael.1 comment
6 “We have heard of Moab’s pride— Most haughty is he— Of his pride and haughtiness and arrogance, And of the iniquity in him.”
10 Rejoicing and gladness Are gone from the farm land; In the vineyards no shouting Or cheering is heard. No more does the treader Tread wine in the presses— The shouts have been silenced.
י וְנֶאֱסַף שִׂמְחָה וָגִיל מִן־הַכַּרְמֶל וּבַכְּרָמִים לֹא־יְרֻנָּן לֹא יְרֹעָע יַיִן בַּיְקָבִים לֹא־יִדְרֹךְ הַדֹּרֵךְ הֵידָד הִשְׁבַּתִּי׃
12 And when it has become apparent that Moab has gained nothing in the outdoor shrine, he shall come to pray in his temple—but to no avail.
13 That is the word that Hashem spoke concerning Moab long ago.
יג זֶה הַדָּבָר אֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר יְהֹוָה אֶל־מוֹאָב מֵאָז׃
14 And now Hashem has spoken: In three years, fixed like the years of a hired laborer, Moab’s population, with all its huge multitude, shall shrink. Only a remnant shall be left, of no consequence.