12 For thus said Hashem: I will extend to her Prosperity like a stream, The wealth of nations Like a wadi in flood; And you shall drink of it. You shall be carried on shoulders And dandled upon knees.
kee KHOH a-MAR a-do-NAI hi-n’-NEE no-teh ay-LE-ha k’-na-HAR sha-LOM ukh-NA-khal sho-TAYF k’-VOD go-YIM vee-nak-TEM al TZAD ti-na-SAY-u v’-al bir-KA-yim t’-sha-o-SHA-u
יב כִּי־כֹה אָמַר יְהֹוָה הִנְנִי נֹטֶה־אֵלֶיהָ כְּנָהָר שָׁלוֹם וּכְנַחַל שׁוֹטֵף כְּבוֹד גּוֹיִם וִינַקְתֶּם עַל־צַד תִּנָּשֵׂאוּ וְעַל־בִּרְכַּיִם תְּשָׁעֳשָׁעוּ׃
66:12 I will extend to her prosperity like a stream
In this final chapter of Yeshayahu, the prophet assures the Jewish people that Hashem will extend shalom (שלום) upon them, and that all the nations will come forth with blessings like a torrent or river sweeping effortlessly along. The Hebrew word shalom is usually understood to mean ‘peace,’ but it is translated here as ‘prosperity.’ Jewish tradition (Mishna Uktzin) teaches that peace is like a vessel that holds all of the other precious blessings in our lives. The blessing of peace is the ultimate blessing, since all the other blessings of the world are contained within it.