19 heartening, comforting words It shall be well, Well with the far and the near —said Hashem— And I will heal them.
bo-RAY NEEV s’-fa-TA-yim sha-LOM sha-LOM la-ra-KHOK v’-la-ka-ROV a-MAR a-do-NAI ur-fa-TEEV
יט בּוֹרֵא נוב [נִיב] שְׂפָתָיִם שָׁלוֹם שָׁלוֹם לָרָחוֹק וְלַקָּרוֹב אָמַר יְהֹוָה וּרְפָאתִיו׃
57:19 It shall be well, well with the far and the near
Yeshayahu concludes the chapter with a promise that Hashem will provide the exiles who return with healing and comfort. The blessing of peace is proffered both to the far (those still in exile) and to the near (the exiles who already arrived in the Land of Israel). Rashi interprets the terms “far” and “near” as spiritual markers — whether one has engaged in righteous behavior from birth, or only recently returned wholeheartedly to the right path, Hashem’s blessing of peace is upon them.