Isaiah 8:18
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18  Here stand I and the children Hashem has given me as signs and portents in Yisrael from the LORD of Hosts, who dwells on Mount Tzion.

hi-NAY a-no-KHEE v’-hai-la-DEEM a-SHER na-tan LEE a-do-NAI l’-o-TOT ul-mof-TEEM b’-yis-ra-AYL may-IM a-do-NAI tz’-va-OT ha-sho-KHAYN b’-HAR tzi-YON

יח  הִנֵּה אָנֹכִי וְהַיְלָדִים אֲשֶׁר נָתַן־לִי יְהֹוָה לְאֹתוֹת וּלְמוֹפְתִים בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל מֵעִם יְהֹוָה צְבָאוֹת הַשֹּׁכֵן בְּהַר צִיּוֹן׃

 8:18   God of Hosts, who dwells on Mount Tzion

The Temple Mount, referred to as Mount Tzion in the Bible

After describing the upcoming Assyrian invasion, the prophet takes steps to ensure that a small remnant of believers in Hashem’s salvation will remain. He goes so far as to name his children with names of hope and promise, as signs that the redemption will come. Yeshayahu points to the fact that God’s presence continues to reside on Mount Tzion. Regarding the Beit Hamikdash and Yerushalayim, the Rambam states, “even though it is destroyed, it still possesses its holiness.” This means that Hashem will never abandon His land or His people. Instead, He remains with His children even while they are in exile, and guarantees that He will redeem them at the right time (Deuteronomy 30:3-5).

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  • Ane Rika

    This is so reassuring and just continues show the love of God for all who believe.Eventhough this was said and promised for the Israelites we the Gentiles can claim it too through Jesus Christ our redeemer and King.

  • Rob Nelson

    Yes I absolutely agree. Ha Shem will NEVER abandon His people even though they be scattered (exiled) to the furthest corners of the earth. From there they will be brought home. That is happening in our day before our very eyes. Yet there is an even greater wave of Aliyah in the making even as we study here. This return may even be more spectacular than the Exodus.

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