Isaiah 25:8
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8  He will destroy death forever. My Hashem will wipe the tears away From all faces And will put an end to the reproach of His people Over all the earth— For it is Hashem who has spoken.

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ח  בִּלַּע הַמָּוֶת לָנֶצַח וּמָחָה אֲדֹנָי יְהוִה דִּמְעָה מֵעַל כָּל־פָּנִים וְחֶרְפַּת עַמּוֹ יָסִיר מֵעַל כָּל־הָאָרֶץ כִּי יְהֹוָה דִּבֵּר׃

25:8   He will destroy death forever

Celebrating the ultimate defeat of evil, Hashem will hold a banquet at His mountain (Tzion), and all those who celebrate will witness the undoing of Adam’s punishment; the removal of death from the world. This idea also appears in the prophecies of Hoshea – “From Sheol itself I will save them, Redeem them from very Death. Where, O Death, are your plagues? Your pestilence where, O Sheol?” (Hosea 13:14). The wiping away of tears in this verse refers to Rachel’s tears in Yirmiyahu’s prophecy of the ingathering of the exiles (31:15), as the verse states, “Restrain your voice from weeping, your eyes from shedding tears; for there is a reward for your labor, declares Hashem. They shall return from the enemy’s land.” God’s consolation from the pains of death and exile will be an important part of the redemption and complete return to Israel, for which His nation prays every day.

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  • Hallelujah for the day when we will put off this earth suit and live eternally in the intimate presence of the Creator God in His Kingdom of light. Death, where is thy sting?

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