Isaiah 16:5
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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.

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  • The “king that sits on David’s throne…who promotes justice for the poor and needy” and executes “justice quickly throughout Eretz Yisrael” could well be pointing to ha Mashiach. If, on the other hand, it’s actually indicative of someone else, you’d have to admit that they seem to have something in common.

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