Isaiah 27
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1  In that day Hashem with His sore and great and strong sword will punish leviathan the slant serpent, and leviathan the tortuous serpent; and He will slay the dragon that is in the sea.

א  בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא יִפְקֹד יְהוָה בְּחַרְבּוֹ הַקָּשָׁה וְהַגְּדוֹלָה וְהַחֲזָקָה עַל לִוְיָתָן נָחָשׁ בָּרִחַ וְעַל לִוְיָתָן נָחָשׁ עֲקַלָּתוֹן וְהָרַג אֶת הַתַּנִּין אֲשֶׁר בַּיָּם.

2  In that day sing ye of her: ‘A vineyard of foaming wine!’

ב  בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא כֶּרֶם חֶמֶר עַנּוּ לָהּ.

3  I Hashem do guard it, I water it every moment; lest Mine anger visit it, I guard it night and day.

ג  אֲנִי יְהוָה נֹצְרָהּ לִרְגָעִים אַשְׁקֶנָּה פֶּן יִפְקֹד עָלֶיהָ לַיְלָה וָיוֹם אֶצֳּרֶנָּה.

4  Fury is not in Me; would that I were as the briers and thorns in flame! I would with one step burn it altogether.

ד  חֵמָה אֵין לִי מִי יִתְּנֵנִי שָׁמִיר שַׁיִת בַּמִּלְחָמָה אֶפְשְׂעָה בָהּ אֲצִיתֶנָּה יָּחַד.

5  Or else let him take hold of My strength, that he may make peace with Me; yea, let him make peace with Me.

ה  אוֹ יַחֲזֵק בְּמָעוּזִּי יַעֲשֶׂה שָׁלוֹם לִי שָׁלוֹם יַעֲשֶׂה לִּי.

6  In days to come shall Yaakov take root, Yisrael shall blossom and bud; and the face of the world shall be filled with fruitage.

ha-ba-EEM yash-RAYSH ya-a-KOV ya-TZEETZ u-fa-RAKH yis-ra-AYL u-ma-l’-U f-NAY tay-VAYL t’-nu-VAH

ו  הַבָּאִים יַשְׁרֵשׁ יַעֲקֹב יָצִיץ וּפָרַח יִשְׂרָאֵל וּמָלְאוּ פְנֵי תֵבֵל תְּנוּבָה.

27:6   Yaakov take root

In chapter 5, Isaiah describes Israel as a rebellious vine that produces inferior fruits. Here is the happy conclusion to the Lord’s song to His vineyard. While God may punish, it is not out of anger or fury (verse 4), but the hope that it will lead to peace between Israel and God. In this chapter Israel is attached to its land with an unbreakable connection, like a deeply rooted vineyard. As a result, “Israel shall blossom and bud; and the face of the world shall be filled with fruitage.” Indeed, with the return of the Jews to the Land of Israel, the former desert land has begun to blossom and bud.

Comment

7  Hath He smitten him as He smote those that smote him? Or is he slain according to the slaughter of them that were slain by Him?

ז  הַכְּמַכַּת מַכֵּהוּ הִכָּהוּ אִם כְּהֶרֶג הֲרֻגָיו הֹרָג.

8  In full measure, when Thou sendest her away, Thou dost contend with her; He hath removed her with His rough blast in the day of the east wind.

ח  בְּסַאסְּאָה בְּשַׁלְחָהּ תְּרִיבֶנָּה הָגָה בְּרוּחוֹ הַקָּשָׁה בְּיוֹם קָדִים.

9  Therefore by this shall the iniquity of Yaakov be expiated, and this is all the fruit of taking away his sin: when he maketh all the stones of the altar as chalkstones that are beaten in pieces, so that the Asherim and the sun-images shall rise no more.

ט  לָכֵן בְּזֹאת יְכֻפַּר עֲו‍ֹן יַעֲקֹב וְזֶה כָּל פְּרִי הָסִר חַטָּאתוֹ בְּשׂוּמוֹ כָּל אַבְנֵי מִזְבֵּחַ כְּאַבְנֵי גִר מְנֻפָּצוֹת לֹא יָקֻמוּ אֲשֵׁרִים וְחַמָּנִים.

10  For the fortified city is solitary, a habitation abandoned and forsaken, like the wilderness; there shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie down, and consume the branches thereof.

י  כִּי עִיר בְּצוּרָה בָּדָד נָוֶה מְשֻׁלָּח וְנֶעֱזָב כַּמִּדְבָּר שָׁם יִרְעֶה עֵגֶל וְשָׁם יִרְבָּץ וְכִלָּה סְעִפֶיהָ.

11  When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off; the women shall come, and set them on fire; for it is a people of no understanding; therefore He that made them will not have compassion upon them, and He that formed them will not be gracious unto them.

יא  בִּיבֹשׁ קְצִירָהּ תִּשָּׁבַרְנָה נָשִׁים בָּאוֹת מְאִירוֹת אוֹתָהּ כִּי לֹא עַם בִּינוֹת הוּא עַל כֵּן לֹא יְרַחֲמֶנּוּ עֹשֵׂהוּ וְיֹצְרוֹ לֹא יְחֻנֶּנּוּ.

12  And it shall come to pass in that day, that Hashem will beat off [His fruit] from the flood of the River unto the Brook of Mitzrayim, and ye shall be gathered one by one, O ye children of Yisrael.

יב  וְהָיָה בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא יַחְבֹּט יְהוָה מִשִּׁבֹּלֶת הַנָּהָר עַד נַחַל מִצְרָיִם וְאַתֶּם תְּלֻקְּטוּ לְאַחַד אֶחָד בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל.

13  And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great horn shall be blown; and they shall come that were lost in the land of Ashur, and they that were dispersed in the land of Mitzrayim; and they shall worship Hashem in the holy mountain at Yerushalayim.

יג  וְהָיָה בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא יִתָּקַע בְּשׁוֹפָר גָּדוֹל וּבָאוּ הָאֹבְדִים בְּאֶרֶץ אַשּׁוּר וְהַנִּדָּחִים בְּאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם וְהִשְׁתַּחֲווּ לַיהוָה בְּהַר הַקֹּדֶשׁ בִּירוּשָׁלִָם.

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Isaiah 27