Isaiah 16
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1  Send ye the lambs for the ruler of the land from the crags that are toward the wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter of Tzion.

א  שִׁלְחוּ כַר מֹשֵׁל אֶרֶץ מִסֶּלַע מִדְבָּרָה אֶל הַר בַּת צִיּוֹן.

2  For it shall be that, as wandering birds, as a scattered nest, so shall the daughters of Moab be at the fords of Arnon.

ב  וְהָיָה כְעוֹף נוֹדֵד קֵן מְשֻׁלָּח תִּהְיֶינָה בְּנוֹת מוֹאָב מַעְבָּרֹת לְאַרְנוֹן.

3  ‘Give counsel, execute justice; make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts; betray not the fugitive.

ג  הביאו (הָבִיאִי) עֵצָה עֲשׂוּ פְלִילָה שִׁיתִי כַלַּיִל צִלֵּךְ בְּתוֹךְ צָהֳרָיִם סַתְּרִי נִדָּחִים נֹדֵד אַל תְּגַלִּי.

4  Let mine outcasts dwell with thee; as for Moab, be thou a covert to him from the face of the spoiler.’ For the extortion is at an end, spoiling ceaseth, they that trampled down are consumed out of the land;

ד  יָגוּרוּ בָךְ נִדָּחַי מוֹאָב הֱוִי סֵתֶר לָמוֹ מִפְּנֵי שׁוֹדֵד כִּי אָפֵס הַמֵּץ כָּלָה שֹׁד תַּמּוּ רֹמֵס מִן הָאָרֶץ.

5  And a throne is established through mercy, and there sitteth thereon in truth, in the tent of David, one that judgeth, and seeketh justice, and is ready in righteousness.

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   One that judgeth, and seeketh justice

In the time of King David, the country of Moab paid tribute to Israel and Judah (2 Samuel 8:2). Isaiah hopes that the time will come when the remnant of Moab that survives the calamities above will once again send tribute to Judah 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 worthy. A worthy king is one who promotes justice for the poor and needy; instead of delaying justice, he hastens to execute it quickly throughout the Israel.

Comment

6  We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very proud; even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his arrogancy, his ill-founded boastings.

ו  שָׁמַעְנוּ גְאוֹן מוֹאָב גֵּא מְאֹד גַּאֲוָתוֹ וּגְאוֹנוֹ וְעֶבְרָתוֹ לֹא כֵן בַּדָּיו.

7  Therefore shall Moab wail for Moab, every one shall wail; for the sweet cakes of Kir-hareseth shall ye mourn, sorely stricken.

ז  לָכֵן יְיֵלִיל מוֹאָב לְמוֹאָב כֻּלֹּה יְיֵלִיל לַאֲשִׁישֵׁי קִיר חֲרֶשֶׂת תֶּהְגּוּ אַךְ נְכָאִים.

8  For the fields of Heshbon languish, and the vine of Sibmah, whose choice plants did overcome the lords of nations; they reached even unto Jazer, they wandered into the wilderness; her branches were spread abroad, they passed over the sea.

ח  כִּי שַׁדְמוֹת חֶשְׁבּוֹן אֻמְלָל גֶּפֶן שִׂבְמָה בַּעֲלֵי גוֹיִם הָלְמוּ שְׂרוּקֶּיהָ עַד יַעְזֵר נָגָעוּ תָּעוּ מִדְבָּר שְׁלֻחוֹתֶיהָ נִטְּשׁוּ עָבְרוּ יָם.

9  Therefore I will weep with the weeping of Jazer for the vine of Sibmah; I will water thee with my tears, O Heshbon, and Elealeh; for upon thy summer fruits and upon thy harvest the battle shout is fallen.

ט  עַל כֵּן אֶבְכֶּה בִּבְכִי יַעְזֵר גֶּפֶן שִׂבְמָה אֲרַיָּוֶךְ דִּמְעָתִי חֶשְׁבּוֹן וְאֶלְעָלֵה כִּי עַל קֵיצֵךְ וְעַל קְצִירֵךְ הֵידָד נָפָל.

10  And gladness and joy are taken away out of the fruitful field; and in the vineyards there shall be no singing, neither shall there be shouting; no treader shall tread out wine in the presses; I have made the vintage shout to cease.

י  וְנֶאֱסַף שִׂמְחָה וָגִיל מִן הַכַּרְמֶל וּבַכְּרָמִים לֹא יְרֻנָּן לֹא יְרֹעָע יַיִן בַּיְקָבִים לֹא יִדְרֹךְ הַדֹּרֵךְ הֵידָד הִשְׁבַּתִּי.

11  Wherefore my heart moaneth like a harp for Moab, and mine inward parts for Kir-heres.

יא  עַל כֵּן מֵעַי לְמוֹאָב כַּכִּנּוֹר יֶהֱמוּ וְקִרְבִּי לְקִיר חָרֶשׂ.

12  And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moab hath wearied himself upon the high place, that he shall come to his sanctuary to pray; but he shall not prevail.

יב  וְהָיָה כִי נִרְאָה כִּי נִלְאָה מוֹאָב עַל הַבָּמָה וּבָא אֶל מִקְדָּשׁוֹ לְהִתְפַּלֵּל וְלֹא יוּכָל.

13  This is the word that Hashem spoke concerning Moab in time past.

יג  זֶה הַדָּבָר אֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר יְהוָה אֶל מוֹאָב מֵאָז.

14  But now Hashem hath spoken, saying: ‘Within three years, as the years of a hireling, and the glory of Moab shall wax contemptible for all his great multitude; and the remnant shall be very small and without strength.’

יד  וְעַתָּה דִּבֶּר יְהוָה לֵאמֹר בְּשָׁלֹשׁ שָׁנִים כִּשְׁנֵי שָׂכִיר וְנִקְלָה כְּבוֹד מוֹאָב בְּכֹל הֶהָמוֹן הָרָב וּשְׁאָר מְעַט מִזְעָר לוֹא כַבִּיר.

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Isaiah 16