Isaiah 26
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1  In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Yehudah: We have a strong city; walls and bulwarks doth He appoint for salvation.

א  בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא יוּשַׁר הַשִּׁיר הַזֶּה בְּאֶרֶץ יְהוּדָה עִיר עָז לָנוּ יְשׁוּעָה יָשִׁית חוֹמוֹת וָחֵל.

2  Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation that keepeth faithfulness may enter in.

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ב  פִּתְחוּ שְׁעָרִים וְיָבֹא גוֹי צַדִּיק שֹׁמֵר אֱמֻנִים.

26:2   The righteous nation

Israel’s first Chief Rabbi, Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, expounds upon the nature of righteousness, mentioned in this verse. “The purely righteous do not complain about evil, but increase justice. They do not complain about godlessness, but increase faith. They do not complain about ignorance, but increase wisdom.” Let us all strive to increase justice, faith and wisdom in this world.

Comment

3  The mind stayed on Thee Thou keepest in perfect peace; because it trusteth in Thee.

ג  יֵצֶר סָמוּךְ תִּצֹּר שָׁלוֹם שָׁלוֹם כִּי בְךָ בָּטוּחַ.

4  Trust ye in Hashem for ever, for Hashem is GOD, an everlasting Rock.

ד  בִּטְחוּ בַיהוָה עֲדֵי עַד כִּי בְּיָהּ יְהוָה צוּר עוֹלָמִים.

5  For He hath brought down them that dwell on high, the lofty city, laying it low, laying it low even to the ground, bringing it even to the dust.

ה  כִּי הֵשַׁח יֹשְׁבֵי מָרוֹם קִרְיָה נִשְׂגָּבָה יַשְׁפִּילֶנָּה יַשְׁפִּילָהּ עַד אֶרֶץ יַגִּיעֶנָּה עַד עָפָר.

6  The foot shall tread it down, even the feet of the poor, and the steps of the needy.

ו  תִּרְמְסֶנָּה רָגֶל רַגְלֵי עָנִי פַּעֲמֵי דַלִּים.

7  The way of the just is straight; Thou, Most Upright, makest plain the path of the just.

ז  אֹרַח לַצַּדִּיק מֵישָׁרִים יָשָׁר מַעְגַּל צַדִּיק תְּפַלֵּס.

8  Yea, in the way of Thy judgments, O Hashem, have we waited for Thee; to Thy name and to Thy memorial is the desire of our soul.

ח  אַף אֹרַח מִשְׁפָּטֶיךָ יְהוָה קִוִּינוּךָ לְשִׁמְךָ וּלְזִכְרְךָ תַּאֲוַת נָפֶשׁ.

9  With my soul have I desired Thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me have I sought Thee earnestly; for when Thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.

ט  נַפְשִׁי אִוִּיתִךָ בַּלַּיְלָה אַף רוּחִי בְקִרְבִּי אֲשַׁחֲרֶךָּ כִּי כַּאֲשֶׁר מִשְׁפָּטֶיךָ לָאָרֶץ צֶדֶק לָמְדוּ יֹשְׁבֵי תֵבֵל.

10  Let favour be shown to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness; in the land of uprightness will he deal wrongfully, and will not behold the majesty of Hashem.

י  יֻחַן רָשָׁע בַּל לָמַד צֶדֶק בְּאֶרֶץ נְכֹחוֹת יְעַוֵּל וּבַל יִרְאֶה גֵּאוּת יְהוָה.

11  Hashem, Thy hand was lifted up, yet they see not; they shall see with shame Thy zeal for the people; yea, fire shall devour Thine adversaries.

יא  יְהוָה רָמָה יָדְךָ בַּל יֶחֱזָיוּן יֶחֱזוּ וְיֵבֹשׁוּ קִנְאַת עָם אַף אֵשׁ צָרֶיךָ תֹאכְלֵם.

12  Hashem, Thou wilt establish peace for us; for Thou hast indeed wrought all our works for us.

יב  יְהוָה תִּשְׁפֹּת שָׁלוֹם לָנוּ כִּי גַּם כָּל מַעֲשֵׂינוּ פָּעַלְתָּ לָּנוּ.

13  O Hashem our God, other lords beside Thee have had dominion over us; but by Thee only do we make mention of Thy name.

יג  יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ בְּעָלוּנוּ אֲדֹנִים זוּלָתֶךָ לְבַד בְּךָ נַזְכִּיר שְׁמֶךָ.

14  The dead live not, the shades rise not; to that end hast Thou punished and destroyed them, and made all their memory to perish.

יד  מֵתִים בַּל יִחְיוּ רְפָאִים בַּל יָקֻמוּ לָכֵן פָּקַדְתָּ וַתַּשְׁמִידֵם וַתְּאַבֵּד כָּל זֵכֶר לָמוֹ.

15  Thou hast gotten Thee honour with the nations, O Hashem, yea, exceeding great honour with the nations; Thou art honoured unto the farthest ends of the earth.

טו  יָסַפְתָּ לַגּוֹי יְהוָה יָסַפְתָּ לַגּוֹי נִכְבָּדְתָּ רִחַקְתָּ כָּל קַצְוֵי אָרֶץ.

16  Hashem, in trouble have they sought Thee, silently they poured out a prayer when Thy chastening was upon them.

טז  יְהוָה בַּצַּר פְּקָדוּךָ צָקוּן לַחַשׁ מוּסָרְךָ לָמוֹ.

17  Like as a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her delivery, is in pain and crieth out in her pangs; so have we been at Thy presence, O Hashem.

יז  כְּמוֹ הָרָה תַּקְרִיב לָלֶדֶת תָּחִיל תִּזְעַק בַּחֲבָלֶיהָ כֵּן הָיִינוּ מִפָּנֶיךָ יְהוָה.

18  We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the land; neither are the inhabitants of the world come to life.

יח  הָרִינוּ חַלְנוּ כְּמוֹ יָלַדְנוּ רוּחַ יְשׁוּעֹת בַּל נַעֲשֶׂה אֶרֶץ וּבַל יִפְּלוּ יֹשְׁבֵי תֵבֵל.

19  Thy dead shall live, my dead bodies shall arise–awake and sing, ye that dwell in the dust–for Thy dew is as the dew of light, and the earth shall bring to life the shades.

יט  יִחְיוּ מֵתֶיךָ נְבֵלָתִי יְקוּמוּן הָקִיצוּ וְרַנְּנוּ שֹׁכְנֵי עָפָר כִּי טַל אוֹרֹת טַלֶּךָ וָאָרֶץ רְפָאִים תַּפִּיל.

20  Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee; hide thyself for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.

כ  לֵךְ עַמִּי בֹּא בַחֲדָרֶיךָ וּסְגֹר דלתיך (דְּלָתְךָ) בַּעֲדֶךָ חֲבִי כִמְעַט רֶגַע עַד יעבור (יַעֲבָר ) זָעַם.

21  For, behold, Hashem cometh forth out of His place to visit upon the inhabitants of the earth their iniquity; the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.

כא  כִּי הִנֵּה יְהוָה יֹצֵא מִמְּקוֹמוֹ לִפְקֹד עֲו‍ֹן יֹשֵׁב הָאָרֶץ עָלָיו וְגִלְּתָה הָאָרֶץ אֶת דָּמֶיהָ וְלֹא תְכַסֶּה עוֹד עַל הֲרוּגֶיהָ.

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  • Verse 3 has been my staying verse for years, as long as I put the Creator God first in my thoughts, and continue to hold fast to His word, I dwell in perfect peace.

    • This has also been the verse for me. I was praying this morning asking HaShem to keep my heart, my mind set on Him. To not stray to the left or the right, to be sold out to Him and Him alone. Right after my prayer a friend call and said the Lord gave her The whole chapter, so I am reading it all again. I posted verse 2 on Facebook, most of the time it doesn't go through but today I posted it universal.

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