Isaiah 50


כֹּה אָמַר יְהוָה אֵי זֶה סֵפֶר כְּרִיתוּת אִםְּכֶם אֲשֶׁר שִׁלַּחְתִּיהָ אֹו מִי מִנֹּושַׁי אֲשֶׁר־מָכַרְתִּי אֶתְכֶם לֹו   50:1

  הֵן בַּעֲוֹנֹתֵיכֶם נִמְכַּרְתֶּם וּבְפִשְׁעֵיכֶם שֻׁלְּחָה אִםְּכֶם׃

Isai. 50:1   Thus says the Lord:

                             “Where is this, the bill of divorce of your mother,

                    by which I sent her away?

                             Or who is it of My creditors to whom I sold you?

                    Behold, over your iniquities you were sold,

                             and over your transgressions your mother was sent away.”

מַדּוּעַ בָּאתִי וְאֵין אִישׁ קָרָאתִי וְאֵין עֹונֶה הֲקָצֹור קָצְרָה יָדִי מִפְּדוּת וְאִם־אֵין־בִּי כֹחַ לְהַצִּיל הֵן   50:2 בְּגַעֲרָתִי אַחֲרִיב יָם אָשִׂים נְהָרֹות מִדְבָּר תִּבְאַשׁ דְּגָתָם מֵאֵין מַיִם וְתָמֹת בַּצָּמָא׃

Isai. 50:2   “Why was it I came and there was no one,

                              I called and there was no answer?

                     Is My ‘hand’ too short to redeem,

                             or is there no strength in Me to deliver?

                    Behold, with My rebuke I can dry up the sea,

                             make rivers a wilderness;

                     their fish would smell bad,

                              from there not being any water,

                     so they would die by thirst.”

אַלְבִּישׁ שָׁמַיִם קַדְרוּת וְשַׂק אָשִׂים כְּסוּתָם׃   50:3

Isai. 50:3   “I can array the heavens with blackness,

                              and make their covering sackcloth.”

אֲדֹנָי יְהֹוִה נָתַן לִי לְשֹׁון לִמּוּדִים לָדַעַת לָעוּת אֶת־יָעֵף דָּבָר יָעִיר בַּבֹּקֶר בַּבֹּקֶר יָעִיר לִי אֹזֶן לִשְׁמֹעַ   50:4 כַּלִּמּוּדִים׃

Isai. 50:4   My Master, the Lord, has given me

                               the language of the learned

                     to know to sustain one weary of words.

                              He would waken every morning,

                    He would rouse for me an ear to listen like the learned.

אֲדֹנָי יְהוִה פָּתַח־לִי אֹזֶן וְאָנֹכִי לֹא מָרִיתִי אָחֹור לֹא נְסוּגֹתִי׃   50:5

Isai. 50:5   My Master, the Lord, opens up an ear for me,

                               and I do not resist, I do not turn back.

גֵּוִי נָתַתִּי לְמַכִּים וּלְחָיַי לְמֹרְטִים פָּנַי לֹא הִסְתַּרְתִּי מִכְּלִמֹּות וָרֹק׃   50:6

Isai. 50:6   I show my back to those smiting

                               and my cheeks to the hair pluckers.

                    I do not hide my face from those shaming and spitting.

וַאדֹנָי יְהוִה יַעֲזָר־לִי עַל־כֵּן לֹא נִכְלָמְתִּי עַל־כֵּן שַׂמְתִּי פָנַי כַּחַלָּמִישׁ וָאֵדַע כִּי־לֹא אֵבֹושׁ׃   50:7

Isai. 50:7   But my Master, the Lord, would help me;

                                therefore I am not hurt;

                     therefore I set my face like a rock,

                                and I know I would not be ashamed.

קָרֹוב מַצְדִּיקִי מִי־יָרִיב אִתִּי נַעַמְדָה יָּחַד מִי־בַעַל מִשְׁפָּטִי יִגַּשׁ אֵלָי׃   50:8

Isai. 50:8   My Justifier is near.

                               Who would contend with me, let us stand together.

                    Who would be my adversary, let him come near to me.

הֵן אֲדֹנָי יְהוִה יַעֲזָר־לִי מִי־הוּא יַרְשִׁיעֵנִי הֵן כֻּלָּם כַּבֶּגֶד יִבְלוּ עָשׁ יֹאכְלֵם׃   50:9

Isai. 50:9   Behold, my Master, the Lord, will help me.

                               Who is it would condemn me?

                    Behold, all of them shall become decayed as a garment.

                               The moth shall consume them.

מִי בָכֶם יְרֵא יְהוָה שֹׁמֵעַ בְּקֹול עַבְדֹּו אֲשֶׁר הָלַךְ חֲשֵׁכִים וְאֵין נֹגַהּ לֹו יִבְטַח בְּשֵׁם יְהוָה וְיִשָּׁעֵן   50:10 בֵּאלֹהָיו׃

Isai. 50:10   Who among you reveres the Lord,

                                 listens to the voice of His servant?

                       Though he walks in dark places

                                and there is no light for him,

                        let him trust in the name of the Lord

                                so he may rely on his God.

הֵן כֻּלְּכֶם קֹדְחֵי אֵשׁ מְאַזְּרֵי זִיקֹות לְכוּ בְּאוּר אֶשְׁכֶם וּבְזִיקֹות בִּעַרְתֶּם מִיָּדִי הָיְתָה־זֹּאת לָכֶם   50:11 לְמַעֲצֵבָה תִּשְׁכָּבוּן׃

Isai. 50:11   “Behold, all of you kindlers of fire,

                                 girders of firebrands!

                      Vanish in the flame of your fire

                                 and in the firebrands you kindled!

                      By My ‘hand’ is this for you:

                                 You shall lie down to sorrow.”


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