Isaiah 4
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1  And seven women shall take hold of one man in that day, saying: ‘We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel; only let us be called by thy name; take thou away our reproach.’

א  וְהֶחֱזִיקוּ שֶׁבַע נָשִׁים בְּאִישׁ אֶחָד בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא לֵאמֹר לַחְמֵנוּ נֹאכֵל וְשִׂמְלָתֵנוּ נִלְבָּשׁ רַק יִקָּרֵא שִׁמְךָ עָלֵינוּ אֱסֹף חֶרְפָּתֵנוּ.

2  In that day shall the growth of Hashem be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Yisrael.

ba-YOM ha-HU yih-YEH TZE-makh a-do-NAI litz-VEE ul-kha-VOD uf-REE ha-A-retz li-ga-ON ul-tif-E-ret lif-lay-TAT yis-ra-AYL

ב  בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא יִהְיֶה צֶמַח יְהוָה לִצְבִי וּלְכָבוֹד וּפְרִי הָאָרֶץ לְגָאוֹן וּלְתִפְאֶרֶת לִפְלֵיטַת יִשְׂרָאֵל.

4:2   And the fruit of the land excellent and comely for them

Nahmanides, a great Bible commentator of the 13th century, wrote that no where in the world would one find a land which is good and bountiful when settled by its people, but desolate when ruled by foreigners. However, this is exactly what God promises regarding the Land of Israel, as it says in Leviticus (26:32), “And I will bring the land into desolation; and your enemies that dwell therein shall be astonished at it.” This guarantees that through the ages, the Land of Israel will not receive its enemies, but will flower for the Children of Israel. One can see this blessing being fulfilled now that her children have returned home. Today, the land which lay desolate for centuries under foreign rule now flourishes and blooms.

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3  And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Tzion, and he that remaineth in Yerushalayim, shall be called holy, even every one that is written unto life in Yerushalayim;

ג  וְהָיָה הַנִּשְׁאָר בְּצִיּוֹן וְהַנּוֹתָר בִּירוּשָׁלִַם קָדוֹשׁ יֵאָמֶר לוֹ כָּל הַכָּתוּב לַחַיִּים בִּירוּשָׁלִָם.

4  when the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Tzion, and shall have purged the blood of Yerushalayim from the midst thereof, by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of destruction.

ד  אִם רָחַץ אֲדֹנָי אֵת צֹאַת בְּנוֹת צִיּוֹן וְאֶת דְּמֵי יְרוּשָׁלִַם יָדִיחַ מִקִּרְבָּהּ בְּרוּחַ מִשְׁפָּט וּבְרוּחַ בָּעֵר.

5  And Hashem will create over the whole habitation of mount Tzion, and over her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory shall be a canopy.

ה  וּבָרָא יְהוָה עַל כָּל מְכוֹן הַר צִיּוֹן וְעַל מִקְרָאֶהָ עָנָן יוֹמָם וְעָשָׁן וְנֹגַהּ אֵשׁ לֶהָבָה לָיְלָה כִּי עַל כָּל כָּבוֹד חֻפָּה.

6  And there shall be a pavilion for a shadow in the day-time from the heat, and for a refuge and for a covert from storm and from rain.

ו  וְסֻכָּה תִּהְיֶה לְצֵל יוֹמָם מֵחֹרֶב וּלְמַחְסֶה וּלְמִסְתּוֹר מִזֶּרֶם וּמִמָּטָר.

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  • Again we see the foolishness of Hamas and others threatening to “wipe Israel off the map”. It will never happen. For He who watches over Israel never slumbers or sleeps. Only the holy shall dwell in the Holy City.

  • Perhaps it is verse 5 that we are all waiting for. The return of the Shekinah Glory of HaShem to return over the Temple Mount and removal of the abominations that exist there today before the world finally understands who has chosen Jerusalem for His habitation.

  • Yes, Lord, that all the evil and corruption would be washed away from this land and people, Let G-d arise and let His enemies be scattered. Wash us Lord.

  • And HaShem shall fulfill His Word and it wil be and is even now wonderous in our sight .

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Isaiah 4