16 Search and read it in the scroll of Hashem: Not one of these shall be absent, Not one shall miss its fellow. For His mouth has spoken, It is His spirit that has assembled them,
dir-SHU may-al SAY-fer a-do-NAI uk-RA-u a-KHAT may-HAY-nah LO ne-DA-rah i-SHAH r’-u-TAH LO fa-KA-du kee FEE HU tzi-VAH v’-ru-KHO HU ki-b’-TZAN
טז דִּרְשׁוּ מֵעַל־סֵפֶר יְהֹוָה וּקְרָאוּ אַחַת מֵהֵנָּה לֹא נֶעְדָּרָה אִשָּׁה רְעוּתָהּ לֹא פָקָדוּ כִּי־פִי הוּא צִוָּה וְרוּחוֹ הוּא קִבְּצָן׃
34:16 Search and read it in the scroll of Hashem
Yeshayahu states that a reading of “the scroll of Hashem” will reveal that none of the animals “shall be absent.” Rashi suggests that this “scroll of Hashem” refers to Sefer Bereishit, which describes how every creature and its mate was gathered to Noach in the ark at the time of the flood. Since these animals heeded Hashem’s command to come to the ark, not one of them went missing. The message, then, is clear. If even animals are capable of obeying divine decrees and thereby rewarded with protection, then how much more so should humanity be willing to listen to Hashem’s word.