The Tetragrammaton  =  hwhy = YaHuWaH


YashaYahuw means "YaHuWaH is my Savior"--the same meaning as YaHuWSHuWaH, but with the phrasing in the reverse order … (My Savior is YaHuWaH). And YaHuWaH's deliverance through the Anointed YaHuWSHuWaH fills a major part of his prophecy. YashaYahuw was probably from the tribe of Yahuwdah. A contemporary of Micha and Huwshua, he prophesied more than 200 years after the division of Ysra'al, beginning in 740 B.C.E. (Just prior to King UzziYahuw's death in 739), or about 18 years before the fall of the Northern Kingdom. But he mainly addresses the southern kingdom of Yahuwdah, which was now in decline as well, following the same pattern of apostasy that Ysra'al had taken. Since he records the death of Sancheriyb, it is estimated that he continued to prophesy for some 60 years, until about 680 B.C.E., when by tradition he was executed by being sawn in two. As with all the prophets, his main theme is, "Come back to the Torah!"

1:1 The vision of YashaYahuw the son of Amowts, which he saw concerning Yahuwdah and Yahrushalom, in the days of  UzziyYahuw, Yahuwtham, Achaz, and ChizquiYahuw, kings of Yahuwdah.

1:2 Hear, O heavens, and cup your ear, O earth; for YaHuWaH has spoken: “I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against Me.

Listen...Cup your ear: This is an allusion back to the song Moshah taught the children of Ysra'al just prior to his death so that they would pass it down through all their generations. (Wordim 32) The things Moshah warned about were coming to pass, and this was to be a vivid reminder of where the nation was headed.

1:3 The ox knows his owner,

and the donkey his master’s crib;

but Ysra'al does not know Me,

My people do not consider.”

1:4 Ah, O sinful nation,

a people loaded with iniquity,

a seed of evildoers,

children who deal corruptly!

They have forsaken YaHuWaH.

They have despised the Qadosh-One of Ysra'al.

They have gone back to being estranged.

1:5 Why should you be beaten any more,

that you revolt more and more?

The whole head (leadership) is sick,

and the whole heart is faint [lacking ruwachual understanding].

1:6 From the sole of the foot [the least] even to the head [leadership] there is no soundness in it: wounds, welts, and open sores.

They haven’t been closed, neither bandaged, neither soothed with oil.

1:7 Your Land is desolate. Your cities are burned with fire.

Strangers devour your Land in your presence,

and it is desolate as overthrown by strangers.

1:8 The daughter of Tsiyown is left like a booth in a vineyard, like a hut in a garden of cucumbers, like a besieged city.

1:9 Unless YaHuWaH Master of Armies had left to us a very small remnant,  we would have been as Sedom; we would have been like Amorah. (cf. Romans 9:29)

1:10 Hear the Word of YaHuWaH, you rulers of Sedom!

Listen to the Torah of our Aluahiym, you people of Amorah!

1:11 “What use to Me are the multitude of your offerings? ” says YaHuWaH.

“I have had enough of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed animals.

I don’t delight in the blood of bulls, or of lambs, or of male goats.

[He never did; His intent was always that we would know Him.]

1:12 When you come to appear before Me,

who has required this at your hand, to trample My courts [where the trumpets are sounded]?

1:13 To bring worthless speech tributes, it is the smell of an abomination to Me; new moons, shabbaths, and convocations:

I can’t bear with evil and exclusive assemblies -

1:14 My being hates your new moons and your appointed feasts.

They are a burden to Me.

I am weary of bearing them.

1:15 When you spread forth your hands, I shall hide My eyes from you.

Yes, when you make many prayers, I shall not hear.

Your hands are full of blood.

Spread out your hands: in prayer. They may be happy with this arrangement, but He is not. All they are doing is murdering animals. Until they confess their guilt and repent, He will hide His face. (cf. Hos. 5:15)

1:16 Wash yourselves [mikbah], make yourself clean [selflessness].

Put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes.

Cease to do evil.

1:17 Learn to do well!

Demand justice!

Rebuke the oppressor!

Defend the fatherless!

Plead for the widow!”

1:18 “Let's walk now [Amos 3: 3 Do two walk together, unless they have agreed?], and let us reason together,” says YaHuWaH:

“Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow.

Though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

Scarlet...white as snow: a reference to an annual occurrence in which, on Yom Kippur one part of a scarlet cord was tied to the horn of the "scapegoat" for Azazel and the other part hung on the Hekal doors. After the goat was thrown off a cliff in the wilderness east of Yahrushalom, YaHuWaH showed His acceptance of their atoning slaughter by turning the cord bright white. (The Talmud tells us that this stopped happening 40 years before the destruction of the Hekal--which would have been the year YaHuWSHuWaH died.) In His mercy YaHuWaH put up with Hekal services that again were out of His prescribed order until YaHuWSHuWaH brought the fullest slaughter, providing a permanent way out of sinful patterns for those who would accept it.

1:19 If you consent and obey, you shall eat the good of the Land;

Consent: not just "are willing", but a very strong term: to pant after, to want very badly. (Compare Bereshiyth. 24:8) If the woman isn’t willing to follow you, then you shall be clear from this my oath. Only do not take my son back there .”

1:20 but if you refuse and remain rebellious, you shall be devoured with the sword; for the mouth of YaHuWaH has spoken it.”

1:21 How is it that the faithful city has become a whore! (Yehezqel 16 and 23)

She was full of justice; righteousness lodged in her, but now murderers.

1:22 Your silver has become dross, your wine mixed with water.

1:23 Your rulers are rebellious, and companions of thieves.

Everyone loves bribes, and follows after rewards.

They don’t judge the fatherless, neither does the cause of the widow come to them.

1:24 Therefore the Master, YaHuWaH Master of Armies *, the Mighty One of Ysra'al, declares: “Ah, I shall get relief from My adversaries, and avenge Myself of My enemies;

* YashaYahuw 44:6 This is what YaHuWaH, the Sovereign of Ysra'al, and His Kinsman Redeemer, YaHuWaH Master of Armies, says:  “I AM Aleph wTaw (the First, and the Last;) and apart from ME there is no Aluahiym."

1:25 and I shall turn My Hand back on you, thoroughly purge away your dross as with alkali, and shall take away all your tin.

1:26 I shall restore your judges as at the first, and your counselors as at the beginning.

Afterward you shall be called  “`Iyr ha-Tsédeq” The City of Righteousness, a Reliable Town.’

[YirmeYahuw 33:16 In those days shall Yahuwdah be liberated, and Yahrushalom shall dwell safely; and this is haShem by which she shall be called: YaHuWaH is our Righteousness.] Yehezqel 48:35 It shall be eighteen thousand reeds around: and the name of the city from that day shall be, YaHuWaH - IS THERE!

1:27 Tsiyown shall be redeemed with justice, and her repenting ones with righteousness.

1:28 But the destruction of transgressors and sinners shall be together, and those who forsake YaHuWaH shall be consumed.

1:29 For they shall be ashamed of the posts [pagan worship places] which you have desired, and you shall be embarrassed because of the orchards [false "eden's"] that you have chosen.

1:30 For you shall be as an terebinth whose leaf fades, and as a garden that has no water. (without His Word )

1:31 The mighty [in wealth] shall be like tinder, and his work like a spark. They shall both burn together, and no one shall quench them.”

 1 Cor. 3:14, 15.  If the work survives the fire, that builder will receive a reward.  But if the work is burned up, the builder will suffer great loss. The builders themselves will be saved, but like someone escaping through a wall of flames. 

Ya'aqob 5:1 Come now, say to the rich ones: Weep and howl for your miseries that are coming on you. 5:2 Your riches are corrupted and your garments are moth-eaten. 5:3 Your gold and your silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be for a testimony against you, and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up your treasure in the last days. 5:4 Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you have kept back by fraud, cry out, and the cries of those who reaped have entered into the ears of the Master YaHuWaH of Armies. 

2:1 This is what YashaYahuw the son of Amowts saw concerning Yahuwdah and Yahrushalom.

2:2 It shall happen in the latter days, that the Mountain of YaHuWaH’s House shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be lifted up from among the hills; and all nations shall flow to Him.

[This speaks of a major topographical change in the area.]

[MikaYahuw 4:1 But in the latter days, it will happen that the Mountain of YaHuWaH’s House will be established on the top of the mountains, and it will be exalted above the hills; and peoples will stream to Him. 4:2 Many nations will go and say, “Come, and let us go up to the Mountain of YaHuWaH, and to the House of the Aluahiym of Ya'aqob; and He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths.” For out of Tsiyown will go forth the Torah, and the Word of YaHuWaH (YaHuWSHuWaH) from Yahrushalom; 4:3 and He will judge between many peoples, and will decide concerning strong nations afar off. ... [Millennial times]

Rev. 7:9 After these things I looked, and behold, a huge throng, which no one was able to count, out of every nation and of all tribes, peoples, and tongues [Gen. 10:31], standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with long white robes, with palm branches in their hands. 7:10 They shout with a great sound, saying, “haYashuah leiAluheinu - the One, Who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” [the Deliverance belongs to Aluheinu and to the Lamb]

2:3 Multitudes of peoples shall walk and they will say, “Come, let’s walk and ascend to the Mountain of YaHuWaH, to the House of the Aluahiym of Ya'aqob; and He shall teach us of His Ways, and we shall walk in His Paths.” For out of Tsiyown the Torah shall go forth, and the Word of YaHuWaH [YaHuWSHuWaH] from Yahrushalom.

2:4 He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide [correct, rebuke, convince] concerning many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. [this is during Millennial reign of YaHuWSHuWaH]

2:5 House of Ya'aqob, come, and let us walk in the Light of YaHuWaH

2:6 For You have forsaken Your people, the House of Ya'aqob (apostate Ysra'al & Yahuwdah), because they are filled with the East, and practice magic like the Pelishtiym, and are pleased with the children of foreigners.

2:7 Their land is full of silver and gold, neither is there any end of their treasures.

Their land also is full of horses [vehicles], neither is there any end of their chariots [tanks].

2:8 Their land also is full of idols. They worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made.

2:9 Man is brought low, and mankind is humbled. Therefore do not pardon them.

 [Rev. 18: 4  I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, My people, that you do no co-participate in her sins, and that you don’t receive of her plagues.]

2:10 Enter into the rock, and hide in the dust, from before the dread Face of YaHuWaH, and from the Splendor of His Majesty.  [Rev 6:12-17 sixth seal]

 "For Elohiym Who said, Let there be Light in the darkness, has made us believe that this Light is the Brightness of His Splendor as seen in the Face of YaHuWSHuWaH ha Mashiyach." 2 Cor. 4:6

[Contrast Huwshua 10: 8,[ The high places also of Awen, the sin of Ysra'al, will be destroyed. The thorn and the thistle will come up on their altars. They will tell the mountains, “Cover us!” and the hills, “Fall on us!”   Rev. 6: 16-17, The sovereigns of the earth, the magnates, the generals, the rich and the powerful, and everyone, slave and free, hid in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains.  Calling to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us, and hide us from the face of the One seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb, because the Great Day of His wrath comes; and who shall be able to stand?” 

2:11 The lofty looks of man shall be brought low, the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and YaHuWaH alone shall be exalted in That Day.

2:12 For there shall be a Day of YaHuWaH Master of Armies against all that is proud and haughty, and against all that is lifted up; and it shall be brought low:

2:13 against all the cedars of Lebanown, that are high and lifted up, against all the oaks of Bashan, [proud and arrogant leaders]

2:14 against all the high mountains [great nations], against all the hills that are lifted up [small nations],

2:15 against every lofty tower [great leaders], against every fortified wall [belief systems],

2:16 against all the sailors of Tarshiysh [merchants], and against every beloved flag [or great human achievements].

Beloved flag: or precious craft, palace, or desirable image--i.e., any outstanding superlative symbolizing human achievement. How can we help but recall the collapse of skyscrapers and the sinking of the Titanic that "even God could not sink", or the spacecraft that "challenged" YaHuWaH?

2:17 The loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be brought low; and YaHuWaH alone shall be exalted in That Day.

2:18 The idols shall utterly pass away.

2:19 Men shall go into the caves of the rocks, and into the holes of the earth, from before the terror of YaHuWaH, and from the Splendor of His Majesty, when He arises to shake the earth mightily.

2:20 In That Day, men shall cast away their idols of silver, and their idols of gold, which have been made for themselves to worship, to the moles and to the bats;

Ya'aqob also hid idols in the earth under an oak tree. (Gen. 35:4; cf. Yash. 1:29-30 above.)

2:21 to go into the caverns of the rocks, and into the clefts of the ragged rocks, away from the dread Face of YaHuWaH, and from the Splendor of His Majesty, when He arrives on the scene to shake the earth mightily.  [Rev 6:12-17 sixth seal]

2:22 Stop trusting in man, whose breath is in his nostrils; for of what account is he?

[YirmeYahuw 17:5 Thus says YaHuWaH: Cursed is the man who trusts in man, and makes flesh his arm, and whose heart turns away from YaHuWaH. ]

3:1 For, behold, the Master, YaHuWaH Master of Armies, takes away from Yahrushalom and from Yahuwdah support and staff on which you lean, the whole supply of bread, and the whole supply of water;

3:2 the mighty man, the man of war, the judge, the prophet, the diviner, the elder,

3:3 the captain of fifty, the highly respected man, the counselor, the skilled craftsman, and the clever orator [enchanter/discreet whisperer].

3:4 I shall give youths to be their heads, and children (scoffers) shall rule over them.

3:5 The people shall be oppressed, everyone by another, and everyone by his neighbor. The child shall behave himself proudly against the old man, and the lightweight against the important.

3:6 Indeed a man shall take hold of his brother in the house of his father, saying, “you have clothing, you be our ruler, and let this ruin be under your hand.”

3:7 In That Day he shall swear, saying, “I am not a healer; for in my house is neither bread nor clothing. You shall not make me ruler of the people.”

3:8 For Yahrushalom is ruined, and Yahuwdah is fallen; because their tongue and their doings are against YaHuWaH, to provoke the fount of His Weightiness.

3:9 The look of their faces testify against them. They parade their sin like Sedom. They don’t hide it. Woe to their being! For they have brought disaster upon themselves.

3:10 Tell the righteous “Good!” For they shall eat the fruit of their deeds.

3:11 Woe to the wicked!  Disaster is upon them; for the deeds of his hands shall be paid back to him.

3:12 As for My people, youths are their oppressors, and women rule over them.

O My people, those who lead you cause you to err,  and destroy the Way of your paths.

3:13 YaHuWaH stands up to sue, and stands to judge the peoples.

3:14 YaHuWaH shall enter into litigation with the elders of His people, and their rulers (women v. 12): “It is you who have eaten up the vineyard. The spoil of the poor is in your houses.

3:15 What is it to you? You are crushing My people, and grinding the face of the poor?” says the Master, YaHuWaH Master of Armies.

3:16 Moreover YaHuWaH said, “Because the daughters of Tsiyown are haughty, and walk with outstretched necks and flirting eyes, walking with quick little steps,  jingling ornaments on their ankles;

3:17 therefore the Master shall humiliate them: bringing sores on the crown of the head of the women of Tsiyown, and YaHuWaH shall uncover their secret openings.” (1st plague of Rev.)

3:18 In That Day the Master shall take away the beauty of their anklets, the headbands, the crescent-moon ornaments,

3:19 the earrings, the bracelets, the veils,

3:20 the headdresses, the ankle chains, the sashes, the perfume bottles, the charms,

3:21 the signet rings, the nose rings, 

3:22 the fine robes, the capes, the cloaks, the purses,

3:23  Even the hand mirrors, the fine linen garments, the tiaras, and the shawls.

3:24 It shall happen that instead of sweet spices, there shall be rottenness; instead of a belt, an encircling rope; instead of well set hair, baldness; instead of a robe, a girding of sackcloth; and branding instead of beauty.

3:25 Your men shall fall by the sword, and your strength in battle.

3:26 Her gates shall lament and mourn; and she shall be desolate and sit on the ground.

4:1 In That Day seven women [totality of "churchanity"] shall take hold of one man [or unified man - YaHuWSHuWaH] in That Day, saying, “We shall eat our own bread, and wear our own clothing: only let us be called by your name [let your name be proclaimed over us]. Take away our disgrace.”

 (They are saying that they want to live by their own version of the "Good News" - their  "bread" and wear their own covering -"righteousness"  as did Adam and Hawah yet have His Name called upon them.")

4:2 In That Day [the Day of YaHuWaH], YaHuWaH’s BRANCH (Tsemech (צמח) - Al Zimach/Spica Teru) shall be beautiful and magnificent, and the fruit of the Land shall be majestic and splendid for the surviving remnant of Ysra'al.

Those who enter the Messianic Kingdom are the ultimate "surviving remnant of Ysra'al", including the righteous who died throughout all of history. 

4:3 It shall happen, that he who is left in Tsiyown, and he who remains in Yahrushalom, shall be called Set-apart (Qodesh), that is, all those written/enrolled among the living in Yahrushalom;

Enrolled: or inscribed, reminding us of the Messenger scribe who, in an event that will be repeated (Rev. 7:3ff), was commanded to mark out those who would be preserved because they wept over the abominations carried out in the midst of Yahrushalom. (Y'hezeq'el/Ezek. 9) In that context, there is a very clear demarcation between those celebrating Passover and those celebrating what would later come to be called "Easter". In Rev. 3:5; 13:8ff; 20:15; 21:27 we see how the names are written in the Book of Life relate to the New Yahrushalom. Our citizenship is in heaven, from which YaHuWSHuWaH will come and bring us the rights this entails. See also Mal'akiy 3:16-18. (Phil. 3:15ff; cf. v. 1 above.)

 4:4 when YaHuWaH shall have washed away the excrement of the daughters of Tsiyown, and shall have purged the blood of Yahrushalom from its midst, by the Ruwach of justice [right ruling], and by the Ruwach of burning.

 [ "Burning" here can mean "kindling a fire", which takes us to YaHuWSHuWaH's statement that he had a fire to kindle and wished he could do so right away, but had an "immersion" to undergo first. (Luk. 12:49, 50)] MattithYahuw 3: 11  I indeed immerse you in water for repentance, but He who comes after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to carry. He shall immerse you in Ruwach haQadosh. 3:12 His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He shall thoroughly cleanse His threshing floor. He shall gather His wheat into the barn, but the chaff He shall burn up with unquenchable fire.” , [Malakhiy 3: 2,  “But who can endure the Day of His coming? And who will stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire, and like launderer’s soap; 1 Cor. 3: 13-15 ... each man’s work will be revealed. For the Day will declare it, because it is revealed in fire; and the fire itself will test what sort of work each man’s work is.  If any man’s work remains which he built on it, he will receive a reward. If any man’s work is burned, he will suffer loss, but he himself will be saved, but as through fire.]

4:5 Then YaHuWaH shall create above every dwelling place of Mount Tsiyown, and above her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and a shining of a flaming Fire by night; for the Splendor of YaHuWaH shall be a shelter over all.

4:6 There shall be a sukkah for a shade in the daytime from the heat, and for a refuge, and for a shelter from inundation [by maelstrom] which fall from the sky. 

 Sukkah: a booth or covering that provides temporary shelter, the prominent feature of the feast of Sukkoth, which is a foreshadowing of the Kingdom, which will begin with a time of intense calamity (Yom Teruach to Yom Kippur the following year - 370 days.) from which YaHuWaH will shelter His people while the rest of the world feels His indignation. This will include "stars" falling from the sky (Rev. 9:1).

Song for Yahuwshua's vineyard - Ysra'al

5:1 Let Me sing for My well Beloved a song of My Beloved about His vineyard. [YaHuWaH speaking to His Son]

My Beloved had a vineyard on a very fruitful hill. [Luke 20:9+; Matt. 21:3+]

5:2 He dug it up, gathered out its stones, planted it with the choicest vine, built a watch tower inside it, and also hewed out a wine vat, and waited eagerly for it to produce grapes. But it produced wild, rotten fruit.[cff. Yirme. 24:2-8]

5:3 “Now, inhabitants of Yahrushalom and men of Yahuwdah, please judge between Me and My vineyard.

5:4 What could have been done more to My vineyard, that I have not done in it?

Why, when I was expecting it to yield grapes, why did it yield wild, rotten fruit?

5:5 Now I shall tell you (plural) what I shall do to My vineyard.

I shall take away its hedge, and it shall be eaten up. [Tehillum 80]

I shall break down its wall, and it shall be trampled down.

5:6 I shall lay it a wasteland. It won’t be pruned nor hoed, but it shall grow briers and thorns. I shall also command the clouds that they rain no rain on it.” (withholding of His Ruwach)

5:7 For the vineyard of YaHuWaH Master of Armies is the House of Ysra'al, [Tehillum 80] and the men of Yahuwdah His pleasant plant: and He looked expectantly for justice [Mishpa't], but, what He found was bloodshed [Mispa'ch!  For righteousness [Tsdaqa'h], but what He found was a cry of distress [Ts'aqa'h]!

5:8 Woe to those who trespass the boundaries between houses, who remove the landmarks between fields, until they run out of space, and are forced to dwell in your loneliness in the middle of the countryside! 

 Until they run out of space: or "until the Place comes to an end". "The Place" is often a euphemism for the Hekal or the One who inhabits it. 

5:9 In my hearing,YaHuWaH Master of Armies says: Truly, many houses shall be a waste - big and fine ones, without inhabitant.

5:10 For ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath, [about 9 gallons] 

and a homer [tenth of an efah] of seed shall yield an efah.[about a bushel][3rd seal]

5:11 Woe to those who rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; who stay late into the night, until wine inflames them! [wine of Babel]

5:12 The harp, lyre, tambourine, and flute, with wine, are at their feasts; but they don’t notice the work of YaHuWaH, neither have they considered the operation of His hands.

5:13 Therefore My people go into exile for lack of knowledge. (recognition of YaHuWaH - Whose Name is the key of knowledge.)

Their important ones are persons of famine, and their boisterous crowds are parched with thirst.

5:14 Therefore she'owl has enlarged its desire, and opened its mouth without measure; and their splendor and their crowd and their uproar, and he who is exulting within her, shall go down into it.

5:15 So man is brought low, mankind is humbled, and the eyes of the arrogant ones are humbled;

5:16 but YaHuWaH Master of Armies is exalted in justice, and the Al Who is Set-apart will be shown to be separate through righteousness.

5:17 Then the lambs shall graze as in their pasture, and strangers shall eat the ruins of the rich.

5:18 Woe to those who draw crookedness with cords of falsehood, and pull their sin as with cart rope;

5:19 Who say, “Let Him make speed, let Him hasten His work, that we may see it; and let the counsel of the Qadosh-One of Ysra'al draw near and come, that we may know it!”

[Amos 5:18 “Woe to you who desire the Day of YaHuWaH! Why do you long for the Day of YaHuWaH? It is darkness, and not light. 5:19 As if a man fled from a lion, and a bear met him; Or he went into the house and leaned his hand on the wall, and a snake bit him. 5:20 Won’t the Day of YaHuWaH be darkness, and not light? Even very dark, and no brightness in it?]

5:20 Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;  who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put/define bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

Put...define: the same term in Hebrew; i.e., "who change the definitions". Who has not likewise shuddered in our day to hear people raving about things they define as "wicked!" or "bad!"? But how much worse to call pagan holidays "blessed" or say that obeying the Torah is contrary to YaHuWaH's will.

5:21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and clever in their own sight! Prov. 3:5-8

5:22 Woe to those who whose claim to fame is how much wine they can drink, and men who's only area of expertise is mixing strong drink;

5:23 who acquit the guilty for a bribe, but deny justice for the innocent!

5:24 Therefore as the tongue of fire devours the stubble, and as the dry grass sinks down in the flame, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust; because they have rejected the Torah [instruction] of YaHuWaH Master of Armies, and despised the Word [YaHuWSHuWaH] of the Qadosh-One of Ysra'al.

5:25 Therefore YaHuWaH’s anger burns against His people, and He has stretched out His hand against them, and has struck them. The mountains tremble, and their dead bodies are as refuse in the midst of the streets. For all this, His anger is not receding, but His hand is still stretched out.

Fifth Trumpet - Rev. 9:1-3 +

5:26 He shall lift up a Banner to the nations (heathen masses) from far, and He shall whistle for them from the end of the earth. Behold, they shall come speedily and swiftly.

5:27 None shall be weary nor stumble among them; none shall slumber nor sleep; neither shall the undergarment of its loins will be loosened, nor the latchet of their shoes be undone:[they will not stop to rest in any way!]

5:28 whose arrows (projectiles) are piercing, and all their weapons are cocked. Their horses’ hoofs shall be like flint, and their wheels like a whirlwind. [helicopters?]

5:29 Their roaring shall be like a lioness. They shall roar like young lions.

Yes, they shall roar, and seize their prey and carry it off, and there shall be no one to deliver.

5:30 They shall roar against them in That Day like the roaring of the sea.

If one looks to the land behold, darkness and distress. The light is darkened by its haze.

[Fifth Trumpet - Rev. 9:1 The fifth messenger sounded, and I saw a star from ha'shamayim fallen to the earth. The key to the pit of the abyss was given to him.  9:2 He opened the pit of the abyss, and smoke went up out of the well, like the smoke from a burning furnace. The sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke from the pit. 9:3 From the smoke went out locusts on the earth, and authority was given to them, as the scorpions of the earth have authority.]

6:1 In the year that sovereign UzziYahuw died (BCE 836/ 3136), I saw YaHuWaH sitting on a throne, high and lifted up; and His train filled the Hekal. 

6:2 Burning six-winged Seraphim took their positions above it. With two he covered his face. With two he covered his feet. With two he flew. 

6:3 One called to another, and said, “Qadosh, Qadosh, Qadosh, is YaHuWaH Master of Armies! The whole earth is full of His Splendor!”

Rev.  4:8 The four living ones, each one of them having six wings, are full of eyes circled and within. They cease not day and night, saying, “Qadosh, Qadosh, Qadosh, YaHuWaH Al Shaddai, Who was and Who is and Who is coming!”

6:4 The posts of the door shook at the voice of the one who called, and the House was filled with smoke.

(Rev. 15:8 "The Dwelling Place was filled with smoke from the Qabod of YaHuWaH, and from His Power. No one was able to enter into the Dwelling Place, until the seven plagues of the seven Messengers would be completed."

6:5 Then I said, “Woe is me! For I am undone, because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for my eyes have seen the Master, YaHuWaH Master of Armies!”

[Had to be YaHuWSHuWaH as no man can see the Father in person or in vision.]

(44:6 This is what YaHuWaH, the Sovereign of Ysra'al, and His Kinsman Redeemer, YaHuWaH Master of Armies, says: “I AM Aleph wTaw (the First, and I AM the Last;) and apart from ME there is no Aluahiym.)

6:6 Then one of the burning Seraphim flew to me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar. 

6:7 He touched my mouth with it, and said, “Behold, this has touched your lips; so your guilt is averted, and a covering has been effected over your sin." 

Live coal: or a hot stone. In his hand: thus the tongs were not due to its heat, but because he must not touch the altar. The altar was always the first part of the Set-apart Place to be built.

6:8 I heard YaHuWaH's Voice, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who shall go for Us?” And I said, “Here I am. Send me!”

6:9 He said, “Go, and tell this people, ‘you hear indeed, but don’t understand; and you see indeed, but don’t perceive.’

Perceive: come to know or be intimately acquainted with.

6:10 For the heart of this people has grown thick, and they do hardly hear with their ears, and they have shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should return to Me and I should heal them.” 

 [this prophetic reproof is repeated 7 times in the Scriptures] YaHuWSHuWaH's parables had the same purpose (Mat. 13:13), since he had a work to do which he could not accomplish if Ysra'al repented too soon. Paul quotes this verse in Romans 11:8, and relates it to Ysra'al. In fact, this verse is quoted six more times in Scripture, meaning that it appears a total of seven times. But chapter 10 of Romans had asked how the scattered "lost sheep of Ysra'al" would be able to hear unless someone was sent to teach them. These "smeared eyes" parallel the man YaHuWSHuWaH healed of blindness, but he viewed men as if they were trees. There were two stages of healing. He could see enough to avoid --much as the House of Ysra'al has met YaHuWSHuWaH as Savior (by a different name)- (thus having the most essential factor) yet missed the context in which He is best understood. When he was sent to the Pool of Shiloach ("sent") his vision was completely restored. Those sent to regather the rest of the House will see more than those who merely bask in what we have received, since the focus is no longer on self. (The context here mainly addresses Yahuwdah, but still applies to both houses, since Uzziyahu died before the Northern Kingdom was fully scattered.) Lest it should: what follows is the order of the journey back after this curse is rescinded, and that is the stage where we are today; we must follow these steps very carefully.

6:11 And he said, “Master, how long?” He answered, “Until cities are waste without inhabitant, and houses without man, and the Land becomes utterly waste,

6:12 And YaHuWaH has removed men far away, and the forsaken places are many in the midst of the Land.

6:13 But still there is a tithe within it, and it will come back, though it is consumed, like a terebinth tree, and like an oak, whose stump remains when it is cut down.   The Qodesh seed is its stump !”

[A Rod shall come out of the stump of Yishai, and a BRANCH out of his roots shall bear fruit.

11:2 The Ruwach of YaHuWaH shall rest on Him:  the Ruwach of wisdom and understanding,

the Ruwach of counsel and might, the Ruwach of knowledge and of the fear of YaHuWaH.

11:3 His delight shall be in the fear of YaHuWaH. Chp. 11:1-3]

Chp. 53:2 For He grew up before Him as a tender plant,  and as a root out of dry ground.

A tithe: a tenth, a remnant reserved for YaHuWaH's special use, untouched by this curse. Ya'aqob promised that he would give YaHuWaH a tenth of all that was his (Gen. 28:22), so a tenth of his descendants belong to YaHuWaH in a special way. Qodesh seed: in a broad sense, the descendants of Abraham. In a narrow sense, as a lead-up to the virgin birth spoken of in the next chapter, this is a "seed" in a class of its own (one way of describing what "Qodesh" means). It was promised in Gen. 3:15 as being the seed of a woman--an anomaly in itself, and thus a signal of the deep significance this phrase holds. Thus, though all humanity, and most specifically, Ysra'al and the line of Dawiyd in particular, were all gone astray and under a curse, still, true and complete life remained within this "stump", and could thus send forth a new shoot, and the pristine Adam could be revived. YaHuWSHuWaH is described as the Head of this "last Adam", and we who join ourselves to Him are the rest of the Body, which will all be rejuvenated once it is brought completely together.

7:1 It happened in the days of Achaz the son of Yotham, the son of UzziYahuw, sovereign of Yahuwdah, that Retsiyn (the beast) the sovereign of Aram (Babel), and Peqach (false prophet) the son of RemalYahuw, sovereign of Ysra'al (churchanity), went up to Yahrushalom [Yahuwah's people ?] to war against it, but could not prevail against it. 7:2 It was told to the House of Dawiyd, saying, “Aram [Babel] is allied with Ephrayim [churchanity/Ysra'al].” His heart wavered, and the heart of his people, as the trees of the forest are shaken with the wind.  7:3 Then YaHuWaH said to YashaYahuw, “Go out now to meet Achaz, you, and She'ar-Yashub your son, at the end of the conduit of the upper pool, on the highway of the fuller’s field. 

She'ar-Yashub means "a remnant will return". This is part of his message to the king. (See 8:18) Though he is about to prophesy the fall of the Northern Kingdom, he prefaces it, for those with ears to hear, with this promise that keeps the severity of the punishment in perspective. The upper pool: the same place the Assyrians would later meet King Hizqiyahuw (36:2; 2 Kings 18:17

7:4 Tell him, ‘Be careful, and keep calm. Don’t be afraid, neither let your heart be faint because of these two stumps of smoking firebrands, for the fierce anger of Retsiyn (the beast) and Aram [Babel], and of the son of RemalYahuw [false prophet]. 7:5 Because Aram (babel) has given Ephrayim (churchanity), and the son of RemalYahuw (false prophet), evil advice , saying, 7:6 “Let’s go up against Yahuwdah, and tear it apart, and let’s divide it among ourselves, and set up a sovereign in its midst, even the son of Tabe'al [the Good Lord/Mighty One].

Terrorize: Heb., cause to feel a sickening dread. Tab'al: means "Al has been good", or "Aluahhim is pleasing"--a clue as to whose son the Counterfeit Mashiyach is seen as. ("The good Lord"?) 

 7:7 This is what the Master YaHuWaH says: “It shall not stand, neither shall it happen.” 7:8 For the head of Aram is Dammeseq, and the head of Dammeseq is Retsiyn; and within sixty-five years Ephrayim shall be broken in pieces, so that it shall not be a people [Lo Ami] [this happened about 10-15 years after this prophecy]; 7:9 and the head of Ephrayim is Shomerown, and the head of Shomerown is RemalYahuw’s son. If you not believe, surely you shall not understand.’ 

If you do not believe firmly (Lo-Tha'a-míynuw) [in the true Son of the Good Mighty One], it is because you will not be confirmed (Lo-Thë’âmë´nuw).””

7:10 YaHuWaH spoke again to Achaz, saying, 7:11 “Ask a sign of YaHuWaH your Aluahiym; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above.”

7:12 But Achaz said, “I shall not ask, neither shall I tempt YaHuWaH.”

7:13 He [YashaYahuw] said, “Listen now, House of Dawiyd. Is it not enough for you to try the patience of men, that you shall try the patience of my Aluahiym also?  7:14 Therefore YaHuWaH Himself shall give you a sign: 

 (YaHuWaH will give Himself to you (plural-both Houses) for a sign. [alternate]) Look! The virgin [of Ysra'al] is pregnant and is bearing a son, and she shall call His name Imma'nuw'Al (The Power with us) [Rev. 12:1-2]    [Luke 2:10 The Messenger said to them, “Don’t be afraid, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which shall be to all the people.  2:11 For there is born to you, this day, in the city of Dawiyd the Savior, Who is Master YaHuWaH the Mashiyach.](YaHuWaH is the real Mashiyach, Who chose the vessel of YaHuWSHuWaH the Man - "a body you have prepared for Me."...  and Ruwach haKadosh Who IS YaHuWaH dwelt within Him, in His Fullness!)

 [Bereshith 22:8  Abraham said, “Aluahiym will provide Himself, a lamb for a burnt offering, my son.” So they both went together. (this did not happen at that time - for Aluahiym provided a "ram" and not a "lamb" but later a Lamb - YaHuWSHuWaH) [Yahuwchanan 1:36 “Look! It's Aluahiym's own Lamb”]

7:15 He shall eat butter and honey {ruwachual food from ha'shamayim} when He to knows to reject the evil, and choose the good. 

7:16 For before the Child knows to refuse the evil, and choose the good, the land whose two kings you abhor shall be forsaken. 

7:17 YaHuWaH shall bring on you, on your people, and on your father’s house, days that have not come, from the day that Ephrayim departed from Yahuwdah; even the sovereign of Ashshuwr [Successful One]. 

7:18 It shall happen in That Day that YaHuWaH shall whistle for the fly that is in the uttermost part of the rivers of Mitsrayim [preacher of the Lie ?], and for the bee that is in the land of Ashshuwr [image of the Beast ?]. 

7:19 They shall come, and shall all rest in the desolate valleys, in the clefts of the rocks [true believers?], on all thorn hedges [apostates?], and on all pastures/fields [the rest of the world?].

 7:20 In That Day the Master shall shave [her/the Land] with a razor that is hired from beyond the River, even with the sovereign of Ashshuwr, the head and the hair of the feet; and it shall also consume the beard. 

7:21 It shall happen on That Day ... [On That Day: a common idiom that shifts the frame of reference also to the Messianic Kingdom.] ...  that a Man ('Iysh) shall keep alive a young cow, and two sheep;[the Remnant?]

7:22 and it shall happen, that because of the abundance of milk which they shall give he shall eat butter: for everyone shall eat butter and honey that is left in the midst of the land [144,000 - those who are alive after the "opening scene" of the Day of YaHuWaH]. 

7:23 It shall happen in That Day that every place where there were a thousand vines worth a thousand silver shekels, let it be for briers and thorns. 

7:24 People shall go there with arrows and with bow, because all the land shall be briers and thorns. 

7:25 All the hills that were cultivated with the hoe, you shall not come there for fear of briers and thorns; but it shall be for the sending forth of oxen, and for the treading of sheep.”

An End-time Prophecy?

8:1 Then YaHuWaH said to me, “Take a large tablet, and write on it with a man’s pen, ‘For Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz;

[For swift is the plunder, speedy is the spoil’ or "To hasten the captivity, and record the spoil."] 

8:2 and I took to me faithful witnesses to record,'Uwriy'Yahuw [YaHuWaH is my Light] the priest, and ZekarYahuw [YaHuWaH has remembered] the son of YeberekYahuw.” [May YaHuWaH bless.]

8:3 I went to the prophetess, and she conceived, and bore a son. Then said YaHuWaH to me, “Call his name ‘Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz.[Hasten to take away captives; speed to take away spoil.’]’ 

8:4 For before the child knows how to say, ‘My abi,’ and, ‘My imi,’ the riches of Dammeseq and the spoil of Shomerown shall be carried away by the sovereign of Ashshuwr. (Successful One "and he shall do as he pleases " Dan. 11:36)”

8:5 Then YaHuWaH spoke to me yet again, saying, 

8:6 “Because this people [Ysra'al] have refused the waters of Shiloach [the Sent One] that go softly, and rejoice in Retsiyn (the beast) and RemalYahuw's son (false prophet); 

8:7 now therefore, behold, the Master brings upon them the mighty flood waters of the River - the sovereign of Ashshuwr and all his esteem. [Rev. 12:15] It shall come up over all its channels, and go over all its banks [proper boundaries of an empire].

 8:8 It shall sweep onward into Yahuwdah. It shall overflow and pass through; it shall reach even to the neck; and the stretching out of its wings shall fill the breadth of your Land, O 'Imma'nuw'Al.   [Dan. 11:40-45]

8:9 Make an uproar, you peoples, and be broken in pieces! Listen, all you from far countries: dress for battle, and be shattered! Dress for battle, and be shattered! [Dan. 2:34-35] 

8:10 Whatever plans you devise, YaHuWaH will foil it; speak the word, and it shall not stand: because the Power is with us!.('Imma'nuw'Al) 

8:11 For YaHuWaH spoke thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me not to walk in the way of this people, saying, 

8:12 “Do not say, ‘A conspiracy!’ for everything that this nation calls [apostate Ysra'al], ‘A conspiracy!’ neither fear what they fear, nor be terrorized. 

[“You shall not call ‘a heretical sect’ to everything that this people calls ‘a heretical sect’ and their fear you shall not fear, and you shall not dread, But you shall consider YaHuWaH the Anointed Pure, and He is to be your fear and He is to be your dread:]

8:13 YaHuWaH Tsabauwth - (Master of Armies - Messengers set in array for battle) He is the One to treat as being in a separate category. He is the One you must respect, and let Him be the One Who makes you tremble with awe!

 I.e., concentrate on Him, not on what men are doing. These things have to take place, much like the New World Order we see usurping our nations today, since a unified world is prophesied for the last days. He is still in control. The scattering of the Northern Kingdom was from Him (1 Kings 12:24)--part of an "expansion" that started when YaHuWaH separated Hawah from Adam, and continued through Babel and Ysra'al's dispersion until the "fullness of time", when YaHuWSHuWaH appeared (Gal. 4:4), and began to "let the rubber band snap back". He initiated the "restoration of all things" (Acts 3:21) by sending his apostles out to start regathering the "lost sheep of the House of Ysra'al". 

After we have become a cohesive people, we will again be rejoined with Yahuwdah (Hos. 1:11), and keep continuing back through the repetition of what happened before (Eccles. 3:15; 6:10) in the "contraction" which will culminate in the "birthpangs" of one new Man (Eph. 4:13). History thus goes through a "mirror image" until Eden itself is restored. Sha'ul speaks of seeing YaHuWSHuWaH as in a mirror and becoming like Him. (2 Cor. 3:18; cf. 1 Yahuwchanan 3:2) Ya'aqob 1:23) says that mirror is the Torah, the perfect law of liberty, because YaHuWSHuWaH is the "Word/Torah made flesh" and thus by reading YaHuWaH's instruction, we see what He looked like and what we really are as well. Adam ("Man" in Ibriy) and Eden itself will be restored. When all is put under Mashiyach's (the "Last Adam") feet, we will continue back even to the day when YaHuWaH was "all in all" (1 Cor. 12:6; 15:28; Eph. 1:23). That is what He is doing in our day, and this is where we must put our energy, rather than focusing on the apparent physical threats.

8:14 He shall become as a Set-apart Place; a Stone to strike and a Rock that causes stumbling for both Houses of Ysra'al,  as a trap and a snare to the one who dwells in Yahrushalom.” 

  a Set-apart place. The teachings inherent in the Hekal are the "snare" that YaHuWaH promised to use to regather the Northern Kingdom and recapture our hearts (Y'hezq'el 43). It corresponds with YaHuWSHuWaH, our Set-apart Place, who is indeed described as "a stumbling-stone" (Luk. 2:34; Rom. 9:33; 1 Kefa 2:8)

8:15 And many among them will stumble and fall, and become crippled, entrapped, and captured.

8:16 Bind up the witness. Seal the Torah among my taught-ones. 

8:17 I shall wait for YaHuWaH, Who hides His Face from the House of Ya'aqob, and I shall look for Him. 

8:18 Behold, I and the children whom YaHuWaH has given me are for signs and for wonders in Ysra'al from YaHuWaH Master of Armies, Who dwells in Mount Tsiyown.

8:19 When they tell you, “Consult with those who have familiar ruwachs and with the wizards, who chirp and who mutter:” shouldn’t a people consult with their Aluahiym? rather than the living praying to the dead? [saints? Mary, etc.] 

8:20 To the Torah and to the Witness of the Prophets! If they do not speak according to this Word, it is because there is no Light/Truth in them.[ there is not any diligent study to them.] 

 Instruction: Heb., Torah. This is the way we must weight and test the words of any prophecy, and any proper interpretation of the Renewed Covenant will only confirm what it already says. (Mat. 5:17-18; Rom. 3:31) Why look for new revelation, when He has already written His down? What He's told us before is the truth. The main point of any prophecy is to explain the Word that has already been given.

 8:21 They (apostate Ysra'al) shall pass through it (the Land), sore distressed and hungry; and it shall happen that when they are hungry, they shall worry, and curse their sovereign and their Aluahiym, looking upward. 

8:22 And they shall look to the earth, and see distress, darkness, and the gloom of hard times and shall be thrust into calamity. [3rd seal]

9:1 But there shall be no more gloom for her who was in anguish [~the Virgin of Ysra'al]. In the former time, He brought into contempt the land of Zebuwluwn and the land of Naphtaliy; but in the latter time He has made it radiant, by the way of the sea, beyond the Yarden, Galiyl of the nations.

 [Note all the imagery of the feast of Sukkoth (Booths) in this chapter: great lights, joy, harvest, release from oppression, the birth of YaHuWSHuWaH, and His Kingdom.]

9:2 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great Light. Those who lived in the land of the shadow of death, on them the Light has shined.

9:3 You have multiplied the nation, You have increased their joy. They rejoice before You according to the joy in harvest, as men rejoice when they divide the spoil. 

9:4 For the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, You have broken as in the day of Midyan. 

9:5 For all the armor of the armed man in the noisy battle, and the garments rolled in blood, shall be for burning, fuel for the fire.

 9:6 For to us a Child is born. To us a Son is given; and the government shall be on His shoulders. His Shem shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty Aluahiym, Everlasting Father, Prince of Shalom. 

9:7 Of the increase of His government and of shalom there shall be no end, on the throne of Dawiyd, and on His kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from that time on, even into the Age and beyond. The zeal of YaHuWaH Master of Armies shall perform this.


"The Real Mashiyach"  is right here in one verse in YashaYahuw 9:6  For to us a Child is born. To us a Son is given; and the government shall be on His shoulders.  His Shem shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty Aluahiym (Al Gibbor), Everlasting Father, Prince of Shalom.

His Shem shall be called:

Wonderful -  Shophetim   13:17 Manoah said to the Malak YaHuWaH, “What is Your shem, that when Your words happen, we may esteem You?”  13:18 The Malak YaHuWaH said to him, “Why do you ask about My Shem, seeing it is Wonderful?”      ...... 13:19 So Manoah took the young goat with the meal offering, and offered it on the rock to YaHuWaH : and the Messenger did wondrously, and Manoah and his wife looked on.  13:20 For it happened, when the flame went up toward the sky from off the altar, that the Malak YaHuWaH ascended in the flame of the altar:  Manoah said to his wife, “We shall surely die, because we have seen Aluahiym.”  YashaYahuw  28:29 This also comes forth from YaHuWaH Master of Armies, Who is Wonderful in Counsel, and excellent in Wisdom.  Psalms 107:8 Let them praise YaHuWaH for His loving kindness, for His wonderful works to the children of men!

Wonderful: This identifies YaHuWSHuWaH as the Messenger who brought the news of Shimshon (Samson)'s birth (Judges 13:18), since he said his name was "wonderful" (a related form of the word, which means "incomprehensible and hard to understand)

Counselor -  YashaYahuw 11:2 The Ruwach of YaHuWaH shall rest on Him: the Ruwach of wisdom and understanding, the Ruwach of counsel and might .....  28:29 This also comes forth from YaHuWaH Master of Armies, Who is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in wisdom.  Yahuwchanan 14:16  I shall pray to the Father, and He shall give you another Paraclete, (Counselor) that It may be with you into the  Age and beyond,— 14:17 the Ruwach of Truth, whom the world can’t receive; for it doesn’t see Him, neither knows Him. You know Him, for He lives with you, and shall be in you.   14:26 But the Counselor, the Ruwach, Whom the Father shall send in My Shem, That-One shall teach you all things, and shall remind you of all that I said to you. .....  15:26When the Counselor has come, Whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Ruwach of Truth, Who proceeds from the Father , That-One shall testify about Me.

Mighty Aluahiym - [ A Warrior is Al - Mighty Al] Deut.  10:17 For YaHuWaH your Al, He is Al of mighty ones, and Master of masters, the great Al, the Mighty, and the Awesome, Who doesn’t respect persons, nor takes reward.   Yahuwshua 22:22  “The Mighty One, Aluahiym, YaHuWaH, the Mighty One, Aluahiym, YaHuWaH ...    NechemYahuw  9:32 Now therefore, our Al, the Great, the Mighty, and the Awesome Al, Who keeps Covenant and loving kindness.

Everlasting [Eternal] Father -  YaHuWaH: His name appears to be the composite of HaYaH (He was), HoWeH (He is), and YiHYeH (He shall be). Thus the best translation would be "the Eternal One"  There is only One Eternal Being - YaHuWaH!   Bereshith  21:33 Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Be'er-Sheba, and called there on haShem of YaHuWaH, the Everlasting Aluahiym.    YashaYahuw   26:4 Trust in YaHuWaH  into the  Age and beyond;  for in Yahuw YaHuWaH, is an Everlasting Rock.

   YashaYahuw. 44:6 Thus says YaHuWaH, Master of Ysra'al,  AND His Redeemer, YaHuWaH Master of Armies: "I AM ALEPH TAW (the Beginning and Ending), besides ME there is no Aluahiym.   Rev. 1:8 “I am the Alef and the Taw,” Beginning and End, says  YaHuWaH , “Who is and Who was and Who is to come, the Almighty.”

Prince of Shalom -  Shophetim 6:24 Then Gideon built an altar there to YaHuWaH , and called it “YaHuWaH is Shalom.”  Yahuwchanan  14:27 Shalom I leave with you. My shalom I give to you; not as the world gives, give I to you. Don’t let your heart be troubled, neither let it be fearful.   YashaYahuw 26:3 You shall keep whoever’s mind is steadfast in perfect shalom,  because he trusts in You.    Psalms 29:11 YaHuWaH shall give strength to His  people.  YaHuWaH shall bless His people with shalom.

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9:8 The Master sent a word into Ya'aqob, and it comes down to Ysra'al.

9:9 All the people shall know, including Ephrayim and the inhabitants of Shomerown, who say in pride and in arrogance of heart,

9:10 “The bricks have fallen, but we shall build with cut stone. The sycamore fig trees have been cut down, but we shall replace them with cedars.”

In their arrogance, they did not recognize YaHuWaH's punishment, and simply began to rebuild things in their own way, saying they could do even better this time. Cut stones: symbolizing being shaped by men's doctrines--the antithesis of the altars that could not have any human tool applied (Ex. 20:25), but had to be built with stones shaped only by running water, a symbol of YaHuWaH's pure, unadulterated Word. Compare the Tower of Babel, which also substituted humanly-processed materials for those in their natural form.

9:11 Therefore YaHuWaH shall set up on high against him the adversaries of Retsiyn, and shall stir up his enemies,

9:12 The Aram in front, and the Pelishtiym behind; and they shall devour Ysra'al (Ephrayim/Christianity?) with open mouth. Despite all this, His anger is not turned away, but His hand is stretched out still.

9:13 Yet the people have not turned to Him Who struck them, neither have they sought YaHuWaH Master of Armies.

9:14 Therefore YaHuWaH shall cut off from Ysra'al (churchanity?) head and tail, palm branch and reed, in one day.

9:15 The elder and the esteemed able man is the head, and the predicator who is teaching The Lie is the tail.

9:16  And it shall be that those who call this people blessed are those who are misleading them; and those who are led by them are being devoured .  [v.12 – Ysra'al (Ch_tianity)],

9:17 Therefore the Master shall not rejoice over their young men, neither shall He have compassion on their fatherless and widows; for everyone is profane [a hypocrite] and an evildoer, and every mouth speaks folly. For all this His anger is not turned away, but His hand is stretched out still.

9:18 For Wickedness (Rishah [ZekharYahuw 5: 8]) burns like a fire. It devours the briers and thorns; yes, it kindles in the thickets of the forest, and they roll upward in a column of smoke.

9:19 Through the wrath of YaHuWaH Master of Armies, the Land is burnt up; and the people are the fuel for the fire. No one spares even his brother.

9:20 He shall snatch food on the right hand, yet be hungry; and he shall eat with the left hand, and they shall not be satisfied. Everyone shall eat the flesh of his own arm. [eat their own "gospel" - speaking of carnal Ysra'al]

9:21 Menashsheh, Ephrayim; and Ephrayim, Menashsheh; and they together shall be against Yahuwdah.  For all this His anger is not turned away, but His hand is stretched out still.  [ZekarYahuw 11:14 Then I cut apart my other staff, even Union, that I might break the brotherhood between Yahuwdah and Ysra'al.]

10:1 Woe to those who decree unrighteous laws, and put in writing wearisome things that have been proscribed [legalese]; 

10:2 to deprive the needy from justice, and to rob the poor among My people of their rights, that widows may be their spoil, and that they may make the fatherless their prey! 10:3 What shall you do in the Day of Visitation, and in the desolation which shall come from afar? To whom shall you flee for help? Where shall you leave your wealth?

10:4 Without Me, they shall bow among the prisoner, and they shall fall under the slain. For all this His anger is not turned away, but His hand is stretched out still.

10:5 Woe to Ashshuwr, the rod of My anger, the staff in whose hand is My indignation! 

10:6 I shall send him against a hypocritical nation, and against the people who anger Me shall I give him a command to take the spoil and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets. 

10:7 Yet this is not his intent; nor is this what his heart is counting on, because what is in his heart is to annihilate and eliminate not a few nations. 

10:8 For he says, “Aren’t all of my chieftains just like kings? 

10:9 Isn’t Kalneh like Karkemish? Isn’t Chamath like Arpad? Isn’t Shomerown like Dammeseq?” 

10:10 As my hand has found the kingdoms of the idols, whose engraved images exceeded those of Yahrushalom and of Shomerown; 

10:11 shall I not, as I have done to Shomerown and her idols, so do to Yahrushalom and her idols? 

10:12 Therefore it shall happen that, when YaHuWaH has performed His whole work on Mount Tsiyown and on Yahrushalom, I shall punish the fruit of the stout heart of the sovereign of Ashshuwr (Successful One), and the insolence of his haughty looks.  [Dani'al 7: 20  - … "even that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spoke great things, whose look was more stout than that of its fellows …"]  

10:13 For he has said, “By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I have understanding: and I have removed the boundaries of the peoples, and have robbed their treasures. Like a Valiant One! I have brought down their rulers. 

10:14 My hand has found the riches of the peoples like a nest, and like one gathers eggs that are abandoned, have I gathered all the earth. [Dan. 11:40-45/Rev. 13] There was no one who moved their wing, or that opened their mouth, or chirped.”

10:15 Should an axe brag against him who chops with it? Should a saw exalt itself above him who saws with it? Or shall a rod exalt itself over him who lifts it up?

10:16 Therefore the Master, YaHuWaH of Armies, shall send among his [The sovereign of Ashshuwr (Successful One)] fat ones leanness; and under his esteem He will kindle a burning like the burning of a fire. 

10:17 The Light of Ysra'al [YaHuWaH] shall be for a Fire, and His Qadosh-One [YaHuWSHuWaH] for a Flame; and it shall burn and devour his thorns and his briers in a single day [The sovereign of Ashshuwr (Successful One)], 

10:18 and it will finish off the abundance of his forest, and of his fruitful field, both being and body, and it will be like when a sick person wastes away.

 10:19 The remnant of the trees of his forest shall be few, so that a child could write their number.

10:20 It shall come to pass in That Day that the remnant of Ysra'al, and those who have escaped from the House of Ya'aqob shall no more again depend on the one smiting them, but shall rely on YaHuWaH, the Qadosh-One of Ysra'al, in Truth. 

10:21 A remnant shall return, even the remnant of Ya'aqob, to the Mighty Prevailing Judge!

 [ Al-Gibbor, one of the names of the "child who is born, the Son who is given" (9:5), i.e., YaHuWSHuWaH. He is the One to whom a remnant will return.  -- 144,000]

 10:22 For though Your people, Ysra'al, are like the sand of the sea, only a remnant of them shall be saved [Romans 9:27-28] -  a decisive end, overflowing with righteousness. 10:23 For the Master, YaHuWaH of Armies, is making a complete end, as decided, in the midst of the land. 

[Daniyel 9:27;1 Kepha 1:5 .... who by the Power of YaHuWaH are guarded through belief for a rescue already prepared to be revealed in the final decisive epoch.   "...... for a rescue ready to be disclosed during a latter feast season!  [Yowm Kippuríym,  Deuteronomy 32: 42] ]

 TsephanYahuw 1:17 I will bring distress on men [great tribulation], that they will walk like blind men, because they have sinned against YaHuWaH, and their blood will be poured out like dust, and their flesh like dung. 1:18 Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to deliver them in the Day of YaHuWaH’s wrath, but the whole earth will be devoured by the fire of His jealousy; for He will accomplish a complete - not to mention speedy - destruction for all who inhabit the earth.

 10:24 Therefore the Master, YaHuWaH of Armies, says “O My people who dwell in Tsiyown, don’t be afraid of the Ashshuwrn, though he strike you with the rod, and lift up his staff against you, as Mitsrayim did. 

10:25 For yet a very little while, and the indignation against you shall be accomplished, and My anger shall be directed to his destruction.” 

10:26 YaHuWaH of Armies shall stir up a scourge against him, as in the slaughter of Midyan at the rock of Oreb [where Gid'on slew two Midyanite kings and their armies - Judges 7&8]. His Rod shall be over the sea, and He shall lift it up like He did against Mitsrayim. 

10:27 It shall happen in That Day, that his burden shall depart from off your shoulder, and his yoke from off your neck, and the yoke shall be broken because of the anointing oil. 

10:28 He has come upon Ayath. He passes Migrown, he stored his baggage at Mikmas. 

10:29 They have crossed over the pass. They have taken up their lodging at Geba. Ramah is afraid. Gib'ah of Sha'uwl has fled. 

10:30 Cry aloud with your voice, daughter of Galliym! Listen, O Layish! O poor Anathowth!  10:31 Madmenah is in flight. The inhabitants of Gebiym flee for refuge. 

10:32 This very day he shall halt at Nob. He shakes his hand at the mountain of the daughter of Tsiyown, the hill of Yahrushalom. 

 [Dan. 11:45 And he shall plant the tents of his palace between the seas and the splendid Set-apart Mountain; and he shall come to his end, and none shall help him. ]

 10:33 Look! The Master, YaHuWaH of Armies, shall lop the boughs with terror. The tall shall be cut down, and the lofty shall be brought low. 

10:34 He shall cut down the thickets of the forest with iron, and the Lebanown shall fall as a  mighty one. [The Aramaic targum interprets all these trees to be Ashshuwr's armies.]

11:1 A Twig shall come out of the stump of Yishay, and a BRANCH (Ne'tser) out of his roots shall bear fruit. 

(chp. 6:13 But still there is a tithe within it, and it will come back, though it is consumed, like a terebinth tree, and like an oak, whose stump remains when it is cut down.   The Qodesh seed is its stump !”)

11:2 The  1. Ruwach of YaHuWaH shall rest on Him: (Mat. 3:16; Mk. 1:10; Luk. 3:22)

the 2. Ruwach of wisdom (chokmah) and 3. understanding (biynah /tebunah), the 4. Ruwach of counsel ('etsah) and 5. might (geburah), the 6. Ruwach of knowledge (da'ath) and  7. of the fear (yir'ah) of YaHuWaH. (cf. Rev. 1:4; 3:1; 4:5; 5:6 - seven Ruwachs of YaHuWaH ... Zek. 3:9)

 In Hebrew, wisdom means "shrewd" and "able to put the pieces in place"; discernment means understanding and the ability to judge between one thing and another. Counsel means being able to both plan and give advice. Bravery means "strength" and "force". Knowledge means "intimate acquaintance" which leads to "certainty"; Yash. 5:13 says the lack of this is why His people went into exile, so the way back out will be given through the recovery thereof.

11:3 He will make Him breathe (hu-wah) in the fear of YaHuWaH. (or and shall make Him of quick understanding in the fear of YaHuWaH) He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes, neither decide by the hearing of His ears;

11:4 but with righteousness He shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the humble of the earth. He shall strike the earth with the rod of His mouth; and with the Breath of His lips He shall kill the wicked. (2 Thess. 2:8)

11:5 Righteousness shall be His belt, and faithfulness the sash around His waist.

11:6  Then the wolf shall live with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat; The calf, the young lion, and the fattened calf together; and a little lad shall lead them along.

11:7 The cow and the bear shall graze. Their young ones shall lie down together. The lion shall eat straw like the ox.

11:8 The nursing child shall play near a cobra’s hole, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the viper’s den.

11:9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My Qodesh Mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of YaHuWaH, as the waters cover the sea.

11:10 It shall happen in That Day  [The Day of YaHuWaH] that the nations shall seek the Root of Yishay, Who stands as a Ensign (nec/pole) [the Anointed] of the peoples; to Him shall the heathen masses rally, and His rest-haven shall be Splendid. 

11:11 It shall happen in That Day that the Master shall set His Hand again the second time [Yom Kippur] to recover the remnant that is left of His people from Ashshuwr (Successful One), from Mitsrayim, from Pathrows, from Kuwsh, from Eylam, from Shin'ar, from Chamath, and from the islands of the sea (Kittim). 11:12 He shall set up a Banner [Anointed] for the nations, and shall gather the outcasts of Ysra'al, and gather together the dispersed of Yahuwdah from the four corners of the earth. (His chosen ones)

Matt. 24:31 He shall send out His messengers with the sound of the Great Shofar (Yom Kippur) and they shall gather together His chosen ones from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.

YashaYahuw 27: 12-13 It shall happen in that day, that YaHuWaH shall thresh from the flowing stream of the Parath to the brook of Mitsrayim; and you shall be gathered one by one , O children of Ysra'al. 27:13 It shall happen in that day that a Great Shofar shall be blown; and those who were ready to perish in the land of Ashshuwr, and those who were outcasts in the land of Mitsrayim, shall come; and they shall worship YaHuWaH in the Qodesh Mountain at Yahrushalom. ] [Yez. 20:33 As I live, says the Master YaHuWaH, surely with a mighty Hand, and with an outstretched Arm, and with wrath poured out, will I be King over you: 20:34 and I will bring you out from the peoples, and will gather you out of the countries in which you are scattered, with a mighty Hand, and with an outstretched Arm, and with wrath poured out; 20:35 and I will bring you into the wilderness of the peoples, and there will I enter into judgment with you face to face.  [Joseph Good points out that the terminology here fits the season of Yom Kippur, at which time YaHuWaH judges us for the sake of removing our sins from us:]

Deut. 30:1-4 It shall happen, when all these things have come on you, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before you, and you shall call them to mind among all the nations, where YaHuWaH your Al has driven you,  and shall return to YaHuWaH your Al, and shall obey His Voice according to all that I command you this day, you and your children, with all your heart, and with all your being;  that then YaHuWaH your Al will turn your captivity, and have compassion on you, and will return and gather you from all the peoples, where YaHuWaH your Al has scattered you. If any of your outcasts are in the uttermost parts of the heavens, from there will YaHuWaH your Al will gather you, and from there He will bring you back: 

 11:13 The envy also of Ephrayim shall depart, and those of  Yahuwdah who cause distress will be cut off. Ephrayim won’t envy Yahuwdah, and Yahuwdah will not cause Ephrayim distress. 

11:14 They shall fly down on the shoulders [mountain slopes] of the Pelishtiym on the west. Together they shall plunder the children of the east. They shall extend their power over Edom and Mow'ab, and the children of Ammown shall obey them. 

11:15 YaHuWaH shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Mitsrayim sea; and in the heat of His Ruach's wind He shall wave His hand over the River [Perath], and shall split it into seven streams, and cause men to march over in sandals. 

11:16 There shall be a highway for the remnant that is left of His people from Ashshuwr, like there was for Ysra'al in the day that he came up out of the land of Mitsrayim.

 16:12 The sixth poured out his bowl on the Great River, the Perath. Its water was dried up, that the way might be made ready for the sovereigns that come from the sunrise. [The Remnant ?].

12:1 In That Day you shall say, “I shall give thanks to You, O YaHuWaH; for though You were angry with me, Your anger has turned away and You comfort me. 

12:2 Behold,  in Al is my-deliverance (YaSHuWaTY - YaHuWSHuWaH)  I shall have confidence, and not be in dread; because Yah YaHuWaH is my strength and my song, and-He-has-become the-deliverance to-me (YaSHuWaTY - YaHuWSHuWaH).” [Ex. 15:2] 

12:3 Therefore with joy you shall draw water out of the wellspring of deliverance. 

(yashu'ah)  YaSHuWaTY (YaHuWShuWaH) .  [Aramaic, "He has spoken by His Memra, and become for me a Savior".]

 12:4 In That Day you shall say, “Give thanks to YaHuWaH! Call on His Shem. Declare His doings among the peoples. Proclaim that His Shem is exalted! 

12:5 Memorialize YaHuWaH with a musical instrument, for He has done excellent things! Let this be known in all the earth! 

12:6 Scream and shout for joy, O inhabitant of Tsiyown; for the Qadosh-One of Ysra'al is great in the midst of you!”

[This end-time prophecy is found in almost every one of the prophetic books]

[Aramaic, "the Great One has promised to rest His Sh'khinah in your midst, the Qadosh-One of Ysra'al".]

[Rev. 7:9 After these things I looked, and behold, a huge throng, which no one was able to count, out of every nation and of all tribes, peoples, and tongues [Gen. 10:31], standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with long white robes, with palm branches in their hands. 7:10 They shout with a great sound, saying, “haYashuah leiAluheinu - the One, Who sits on haKisei, and to haSeh!” [the Deliverance belongs to Aluheinu and to the Lamb]

13:1 The  prophecy concerning the fall of Babel [Confusion], which YashaYahuw the son of Amowts perceived: 

13:2 Lift up a Banner on a barren high mountain! Lift up your voice to them! Wave your hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles. 

Banner: in the rabbinical view, this is always a reference to the Mashiyach.  Barren: or "wind-swept", "cleared off"--i.e., one from which a clear signal can be sent with nothing obstructing the view. But "mountain" often signals a reference to the Hekal, and if its mountain is barren, it means the Muslim shrines that now occupy it are gone. Voice: or the sound of a shofar. Wave a hand: i.e., get their attention! But the Mashiyach is also often called YaHuWaH's "Right Hand". So all of this imagery points to Mashiyach's involvement in Babel's fall.

13:3 I have commanded My Qodesh ones; yes, I have called My mighty men for My anger -- those who rejoice in My triumph. 

13:4 The sound of a commotion in the mountains, as of a multitude of people! The noise of an uproar of the kingdoms of the heathen gathered together! YaHuWaH Master of Armies is mustering an army for the battle. 

13:5 They come from a far country, from the uttermost part of heaven, even YaHuWaH, and the weapons of His indignation, to destroy the whole Land. [see also chp. 24, 34, 63, 66 and Rev. 9:6-11]

13:6 Wail; for The Day of YaHuWaH is at hand![Amos 5:18-20] It shall come as devastation from Shaddai Al.

 Devastation: havoc or violent destruction. Shaddai is the name of YaHuWaH in His nurturing aspect, since the word is rooted in "breast". So here He is like a mother bear attacking those who threaten her cubs.

 13:7 Therefore all hands shall be feeble, and everyone’s heart shall melt. 

13:8 They shall be dismayed. Pangs and sorrows shall seize them. They shall be in pain like a woman in labor. They shall look in amazement one at another. Their faces shall be faces of flame.  

YirmeYahuw 30:5 For thus says YaHuWaH: We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of shalom. 30:6 Ask now, and can a man bear a child? Why do I see every man with his hands on his waist, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness?  30:7 Alas! for That Day is great since there is none that compares with it: it is a time of dire straights for Ya'aqob; but he shall be delivered out of it. 

…. Sha'ul also uses this symbol in 1 Thessalonians 5:1-3:“Now, brothers, as to the times and the seasons, you do not need to be written to. 2 For you yourselves know very well that the day of Yahuwah comes as a thief in the night. 3 For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then suddenly destruction comes upon them, as labour pains upon a pregnant woman, and they shall not escape.” (see also YashaYahuw 66:6-24; YirmeYahuw 4:31; 13:20-27; Hoshea 13:12-16; Mikah 4:9-10.)

13:9 Behold, The Day of YaHuWaH comes, cruel, with wrath and fierce anger; to make the earth a desolation, and to destroy its sinners out of it. 

13:10 For the stars of the sky and its constellations shall not give their light. The sun shall be darkened in its going forth, and the moon shall not cause its light to shine.[6th Seal] 

13:11 I shall bring punishment on the evil order, [or "visit the civilized world with trouble".] and the wicked for their iniquity. I shall cause the arrogance of the proud to cease, and shall humble the haughtiness of the terrible.  

13:12 I shall make people more rare than fine gold, even a person than the pure gold of Ophir. 

[Aramaic, "I will love those who fear Me more than the gold in which the sons of men esteem."]  

13:13 Therefore I shall make ha'shamayim tremble, and the earth shall be shaken out of its proper place in the wrath of YaHuWaH Master of Armies, and in The Day of His fierce anger. 

"be shaken from its foundation" On the literal level, it appears there will be a change in the orbit of the earth--perhaps back to the 360-day years that existed prior to 701 B.C. (only a few years after this prophecy was given)[chp. 24:19 The earth is utterly broken. The earth is torn apart. The earth is shaken violently. 24:20 The earth shall stagger like a drunken man, and shall sway back and forth like a hammock. Its disobedience shall be heavy on it, and it shall fall and not rise again.]

[Babel judged - 6th plague - YirmeYahuw 51:6-9]

13:14 It shall happen that like a hunted gazelle, and like sheep that no one gathers, they shall each turn to their own people, and each shall flee to their own land. 

13:15 Everyone who is found shall be thrust through. Everyone who is captured shall fall by the sword. 

13:16 Their infants also shall be dashed in pieces before their eyes. Their houses shall be ransacked, and their wives raped. 

13:17 Behold, I shall stir up the Maday [middle land] against them, who shall not value silver, and as for gold, they shall not delight in it. 

(YirmeYahuw 51:11  Make sharp the arrows; hold firm the shields: YaHuWaH has stirred up the ruwach of the sovereigns of the Maday (Iran); because His purpose is against Babel, to destroy it: for it is the vengeance of YaHuWaH, the vengeance of His Hekal.)

13:18 Their bows shall dash the young men in pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb. Their eyes shall not spare children.

 [This has never yet happened, because the city was taken without a battle; the king and a few key rulers were killed, but most inhabitants of Babel were unaware the next day that anything had taken place. It went as smoothly as any coup d'etat. So this prophecy remains to be fulfilled. Revelation 18 speaks of a larger "Babel"--the system that had its origin in Babel under Nimrod, but has spread into a whole "world order" (the "evil order" spoken of in v. 11, which now encompasses the entire civilized world through paganism, commerce, politics, and financial dependencies foisted upon the masses - headed by the USA]

 13:19 And Confusion (Babel), the prominent one among kingdoms, the beauty of the Kasdiy's (Increases) pride, shall be like when Aluahiym overthrew Sedom and Amorah.[ not fulfilled yet - Rev. 18 will be the fulfillment] 

13:20 It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be lived in from generation to generation. The Arabiy shall not pitch a tent there, neither shall shepherds make their flocks lie down there. 13:21 But wild animals of the desert shall lie there, and their houses shall be full of jackals. Ostriches shall dwell there, and hairy goats shall frolic there. 

13:22 Jackals shall cry in their castles, and dragons in the pleasant palaces. Her time is near to come, and her days shall not be postponed.

Hairy goats will skip about: Aramaic, "demons will play". Revelation 18 upholds this interpretation, saying that after Babel's fall it will become a "abode of demons and the prison of every unclean ruwach".  Jackals: or "wild island-beasts". All these terms and those in v. 21 can also refer to different types of demons in Hebrew. This is the most likely interpretation, in light of Zech. 5:5-11, where "Wickedness" personified is sent back to Shinar (where Babel is) and a house is built for her there.

14:1 For YaHuWaH shall have compassion on Ya'aqob, and shall yet choose Ysra'al, and set them in their own Land. The foreigner shall join himself with them, and they shall add to the House of Ya'aqob.

House of Ya'aqob: the physical, natural side of the patriarch, as opposed to the ruwachual, hence the more readily identifiable of the two kingdoms, Yahuwdah, in contrast to Ysra'al. Also refers to both houses of Ysra'al.

14:2 The peoples shall take them, and bring them to their place. The House of Ysra'al shall possess them in YaHuWaH’s land for servants and for handmaids. They shall take as captives those whose captives they were; and they shall rule over their oppressors. 

14:3 It shall happen in the day that YaHuWaH shall give you rest from your sorrow, from your trouble, and from the hard service in which you were made to serve.

 14:4 You shall take up this parable against the sovereign of Babel  (pointing to Satan), and say: “How the oppressor has ceased! The golden city has ceased!” (Rev. 18)

14:5 YaHuWaH has broken the staff of the wicked, the scepter of the rulers, 

14:6 who struck the peoples in wrath with a continual stroke, who ruled the nations in anger, with a persecution that none restrained. 

14:7 The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet. They break out in song. 

14:8 Yes, the fir trees rejoice with you, with the cedars of Lebanown, saying, “Since you are humbled, no lumberjack has come up against us.” 

14:9 She'owl from beneath has moved for you to meet you at your coming. It stirs up the dead for you, even all the rulers of the earth. It has raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations. 

14:10 They all shall answer and ask you, “Have you also become as weak as we are? Have you become like us?” 

14:11 Your pomp is brought down to she'owl, with the sound of your stringed instruments. Maggots are spread out under you, and worms cover you.

14:12 How you have fallen from heaven, O Helel ben Shahar (the shining one), Day Star,  Son of the Dawn [Venus]! How you are cut down to the ground, who laid the nations low! 

The infamous pride of Nebuchadnezzar in Dan. 4 where - 7 times passed over him in his fallen condition is a microcosm of the pride--the downfall--of the former "anointed covering cherub" …. 7 thousand years.

14:13 You said in your heart, “I shall ascend into ha'shamayim! I shall exalt my throne above the stars of Al [the Power]! I shall sit on the Mount of  Appointment, in the far north [hidden place]! 

[In Scripture, a mountain is considered a controlling power or authoritarian presence.]   (Appointment: times appointed/set times or feasts.)

 14:14 I shall ascend above the heights of the clouds! I shall make myself resemble the Most High! [Alyon]” 

14:15 Oh, really? Actually, you shall be brought down to she'owl, to the depths of the pit. 14:16 Those who see you shall stare at you. They shall ponder you, saying, “Is this the man who made the earth to tremble, who shook kingdoms; 

14:17 who made the world like a wilderness, and overthrew its cities; who would not open the house of his prisoners?”

 [What YaHuWaH allows -  4:23 I looked at the earth, and saw it was formless and empty. And ha'shamayim, they had no light.  4:24 I looked at the mountains, and saw they shook,  and all the hills were swaying. 4:25 I looked and saw there was no man, and all the birds of ha'shamayim had fled. 4:26 I looked and saw the garden land was a wilderness, and all its cities were broken down at the presence of YaHuWaH, by His burning displeasure.  YirmeYahuw 4:23-26]

14:18 All the kings of the nations, sleep in esteem, everyone in his own house. 14:19 But you are cast away from your grave like an abominable branch, clothed with the slain, who are thrust through with the sword, who go down to the stones of the pit; like a dead body trodden under foot. 

14:20 You shall not join them in burial, because you have destroyed your land. You have killed your people. Let the seed of evildoers never be mentioned. 

14:21 Prepare for the slaughter of his children because of the iniquity of their fathers, that they not rise up and possess the earth, and fill the surface of the world with cities.  

14:22-23 “I shall rise up against them,” says YaHuWaH Master of Armies, “and cut off from Babel name and remnant, and son and son’s son,” says YaHuWaH.  “I shall also make it a possession for the porcupine, and pools of water. I shall sweep it with the broom of destruction,” says YaHuWaH Master of Armies. 

14:24 YaHuWaH Master of Armies has sworn, saying, “Surely, as I have thought, so shall it happen; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand: 

14:25 that I shall break the Ashshuwr in My Land, and tread him under foot on My Mountains. Then his yoke shall leave them, and his burden leave their shoulders. 

14:26 This is the plan that is determined for the whole earth. This is the Hand that is stretched out over all the nations. 

14:27 For YaHuWaH Master of Armies has planned, and who can stop it? His Hand is stretched out, and who can turn it back?”

14:28 This message was in the year that sovereign Achaz died. 

14:29 Don’t rejoice, O  Pelesheth, all of you, because the rod that struck you is broken [king ’Achaz]; for out of the serpent’s root an adder shall emerge [the Lie], and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent [the Lie incarnated]. 

14:30 The firstborn of the poor shall eat, and the needy shall lie down in safety; and I shall kill your root with famine [lack of the Word], and your remnant shall be killed.

[cf. Yirmeyahu 8:15-17 - Antimessiah  "Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Ysra'al. Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward. (I have waited for your deliverance, YaHuWaH.)" Genesis 49:1,16-18 -And of Dan he said, Dan is a lion's whelp: he shall leap from Bashan Deuteronomy 33:22] 

14:31 Howl, gate! Cry, city! you are melted away,  Pelesheth, all of you; for smoke comes out of the north, and there is no straggler in his ranks.

14:32 What shall they answer the envoys of the heathen mass? That YaHuWaH has founded Tsiyown, and in her the afflicted of His people shall take refuge.

15:1 The  message concerning Mow'ab: for in a night, Ar of Mow'ab is laid waste, and brought to nothing; for in a night Qir of Mow'ab is laid waste, and brought to nothing. 15:2 They have gone up to Bayith Diybown, to the high places, to weep. Mow'ab wails over Nebow and over Meydeba. Baldness is on all of their heads. Every beard is cut off. 15:3 In their streets, they dress themselves in sackcloth. In their streets and on their housetops, everyone wails, weeping abundantly. 15:4 Cheshbown cries out with El'aleh. Their voice is heard even to Yahats. Therefore the armed men of Mow'ab cry aloud. Their beings tremble within them. 15:5 My heart cries out for Mow'ab! Her fugitives flee to Tso'ar, like a three year old heifer; for they go up by the ascent of Luwchiyth with weeping; for in the way of Choronayim, they raise up a cry of destruction. 15:6 For the waters of Nimriym shall be desolate; for the grass has withered away, the tender grass fails, there is no green thing. 15:7 Therefore they shall carry away the abundance they have gotten, and that which they have stored up, over the brook of the willows. 15:8 For the cry has gone around the borders of Mow'ab; its wailing to Eglayim, and its wailing to Be'er Eylim.  15:9 For the waters of Diybown are full of blood; for I shall bring yet more on Diybown, a lion on those of Mow'ab who escape, and on the remnant of the land.

16:1 The prophecy concerning the rest of the land. Send the lamb to the ruler of the land from Selah to the wilderness, to the mountain of the daughter of Tsiyown. 16:2 For it shall be that as wandering birds, as a scattered nest, so shall the daughters of Mow'ab be at the fords of the Arnown [rushing stream]. 16:3 Gather for deliberation; Make your decision! Make your shadow like night in the middle of the noonday! Carefully conceal those who have been banished! Do not reveal the hiding place of the fugitive! 16:4 Let My outcasts dwell temporarily among you, Mow'ab; become a secret shelter for them from the face of the despoiler, because the one who is pressing them has reached his limit; the wreaker of havoc is finished; the trampler has already come out from the land. 

[Dani'el 11:41  He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many  shall be overthrown; but these shall be delivered out of his hand: Edom, and Mow'ab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.] YashaYahuw 10:32 This very day he shall halt at Nob. He shakes his hand at the mountain of the daughter of Tsiyown, the hill of Yahrushalom.

 16:5 A throne shall be established in loving kindness. One shall sit on it in Truth, in the tent of Dawiyd, judging, seeking justice, and swift to do righteousness.

16:6 We have heard of the pride of Mow'ab, that he is very proud; even of his arrogance, his pride, and his wrath. His boastings are nothing. 16:7 Therefore Mow'ab shall wail; every one shall wail for Mow'ab, for the foundations of the walls are destroyed; surely they groan like the sick. 16:8 For the fields of Cheshbown languish with the vine of Sebam. The lords of the nations have broken down its choice branches, which reached even to Ya'azeyr, which wandered into the wilderness. Its shoots were spread abroad. They passed over the sea.  16:9 Therefore I shall weep with the weeping of Ya'azeyr for the vine of Sebam. I shall water you with my tears, Cheshbown, and El'aleh: for on your summer fruits and on your harvest the battle shout has fallen. 16:10 Gladness is taken away, and joy out of the fruitful field; and in the vineyards there shall be no singing, neither joyful noise. Nobody shall tread out wine in the presses. I have made the shouting stop. 16:11 Therefore My heart sounds like a harp for Mow'ab, and My inward parts for Qir Heres. 16:12 It shall happen that when Mow'ab presents himself, when he wearies himself on the high place, and comes to his set-apart place to pray, that he shall not prevail. 16:13 This is the Word that YaHuWaH spoke concerning Mow'ab in time past. 16:14 But now YaHuWaH has spoken, saying, “Within three years, as a worker bound by contract would count them, the esteem of Mow'ab shall be brought into contempt, with all his great multitude; and the remnant shall be very small and feeble.”

17:1 The  message concerning the fall of Dammeseq: “Behold, Dammeseq is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap. 

Amos 1:3 Thus says  YaHuWaH : “For three transgressions of Dammeseq, yes, for four, I will not turn away its punishment; because they have threshed Gil'ad with threshing instruments of iron; 1:4 but I will send a fire into the house of Hazael, and it will devour the palaces of Ben Hadad. 1:5 I will break the bar of Dammeseq, and cut off the inhabitant from the valley of Awen, and him who holds the scepter from the house of Eden; and the people of Aram shall go into captivity to Qir,” says YaHuWaH. 

17:2 The cities of Arow'er are forsaken. They shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid. 17:3 The fortress shall cease from Ephrayim, and the kingdom from Dammeseq, and the remnant of Aram. They shall be as the esteem of the children of Ysra'al,” says YaHuWaH Master of Armies.  17:4 “It shall happen in That Day that the importance of Ya'aqob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall become lean. 17:5 It shall be like when the harvester gathers the wheat, and his arm reaps the grain. Yes, it shall be like when one gleans grain in the valley of Rephaiym. 17:6 Yet gleanings shall be left there, like the shaking of an olive tree, two or three olives in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outermost branches of a fruitful tree,” says YaHuWaH, the Aluahiym of Ysra'al. 17:7 In That Day, mankind shall look to their Maker, and their eyes shall have respect for the Qadosh-One of Ysra'al.  17:8 They shall not look to the altars, the work of their hands; neither shall they respect that which their fingers have made, either the ashërâh [happy images], nor the sun pillars [obleisks, steeples].  17:9 In That Day, their strong cities shall be like the forsaken places in the woods and on the mountain top, which were forsaken from before the children of Ysra'al; and it shall be a desolation. 17:10 For you have forgotten the Aluahiym of your deliverance, and have not remembered the Rock of your strength. Therefore you plant pleasant plants, and set out foreign seedlings. 17:11 In the day of your planting, you hedge it in. In the morning, you make your seed blossom, but the harvest flees away in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow. 

 17:12 Woe to the armies of many peoples, who roar like the roaring of the seas; and the rushing of nations, that rush like the rushing of mighty waters! 17:13 The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but He shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased like the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like the whirling dust before the storm. 17:14 Then indeed, toward evening time, calamity comes! Before morning arrives, there is nothing left of them! This is the portion of those who plunder us, and the lot of those who pillage us.

[At the time of sunset, then here is the dreadful event… by daybreak, they do not exist!  This is the portion of the ones who plunder you, and the inheritance of the ones who robbed you of your inheritance. "Scriptures for the Remnant"]

18:1 Woe to the land shadowed with whirring wings[circulating with boats], which is beyond the rivers of Kuwsh; 18:2 that sends ambassadors [slaves?] by the sea, even in vessels of reeds on the waters, saying, “Go, you swift messengers, to a nation tall and smooth, to a people awesome from their beginning onward, a nation that measures out and treads down, whose land the rivers divide!” 18:3 All you inhabitants of the world, and you dwellers on the earth, when a Banner is lifted up on the mountains, look! When the shofar is blown, listen! 

18:4 For YaHuWaH said to me, “I shall be still, and I shall watch in My dwelling Place, like clear heat in sunshine, like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.” 18:5 For before the harvest, (vs. 17:10] when the bud is perfect and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, then He shall cut off the excess sprigs with pruning hooks, and He shall cut down and take away the unfruitful tendrils. 18:6 They shall be left together for the ravenous birds of the mountains, and for the animals of the earth. The ravenous birds shall summer on them, and all the animals of the earth shall winter on them. 18:7 At That Time, a present shall be brought to YaHuWaH Master of Armies, a people tall and smooth, even from a people awesome from their beginning onward, a nation that measures out and treads down, whose land the rivers divide, to the place of haShem of YaHuWaH Master of Armies, Mount Tsiyown.

Though other nations will be required to do homage to YaHuWSHuWaH in the Kingdom (Zech. 14:16ff; Rev. 21:24), here the people brought back from this land are themselves the homage-gift to YaHuWaH.

19:1 The  message concerning Mitsrayim [Entrenchments - (Protestant Christianity?)]: “Behold, YaHuWaH rides on a swift cloud, and comes to Mitsrayim. The idols of Mitsrayim shall tremble at His presence; and the heart of Mitsrayim shall melt in its midst. 19:2 I shall stir up the Mitsrites against the Mitsrites, and they shall fight everyone against his brother, and everyone against his neighbor; city against city, and kingdom against kingdom.

 This is another evidence that there is a deeper meaning than literal Mitsrayim, for while Mitsrayim was divided into several kingdoms long before YashaYahuw's day, it has been a unified land ever since. But Christianity has been divided over and over again.

19:3 The ruwach of Mitsrayim shall fail in its midst. I shall destroy its counsel. They shall seek the idols, the charmers, those who have familiar ruwachs, and the wizards. 19:4 I shall give over the Mitsrites into the hand of a cruel lord. A fierce sovereign shall rule over them,” says the Master, YaHuWaH Master of Armies. [Dan. 11:39] 19:5 The waters shall fail from the sea, and the River shall be pushed aside and become dry. 19:6 The rivers shall become foul. The streams of Mitsrayim shall be diminished and dried up. The reeds and flags shall wither away. 19:7 The meadows by the Nile, by the brink of the Nile, and all the sown fields of the Nile, shall become dry, be driven away, and be no more. 19:8 The fishermen shall lament, and all those who fish in the Nile shall mourn, and those who spread nets on the waters shall languish. 19:9 Moreover those who work in combed flax, and those who weave white cloth, shall be confounded. 19:10 Her supports will be crushed; all those who work for hire shall be grieved in being. 19:11 The heads of Tsowan are utterly foolish. The counsel of the wisest counselors of Par'oh has become stupid. How do you say to Par'oh, “I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?” 19:12 Where then are your wise men? Let them tell you now; and let them know what YaHuWaH Master of Armies has purposed concerning Mitsrayim. 19:13 The heads of Tsowan have become fools. The heads of Nof are deceived. They have caused Mitsrayim to go astray, who are the cornerstone of her tribes.  19:14 YaHuWaH has mixed a ruwach of perverseness in the midst of her [a "strong delusion" 2 Thess. 2:10-11; 1 Cor. 11:19]; and they have caused Mitsrayim to go astray in all of its works, like a drunken man staggers in his vomit. [wine of Babel]  19:15 Neither shall there be for Mitsrayim any work, which head [honored one] or tail [false prophet], palm branch[highest] or rush [lowest], may do.

[Aramaic vs. 15: Neither shall there be any leader for the Mitsrayim who can make head or tail of it, or tail or head.]

 19:16 In That Day the Mitsrites shall be like women. They shall tremble and fear because of the shaking of the hand of YaHuWaH Master of Armies, which He shakes over them. 19:17 The soil of Yahuwdah shall become a cause of reeling to Mitsrayim. Everyone to whom mention is made of it shall be afraid, because of the plans of YaHuWaH Master of Armies, which He determines against it [the soil of Yahuwdah]. 

 19:18 In That Day, there shall be five cities in the land of Mitsrayim that speak the language of Kean'an, and swear to YaHuWaH Master of Armies. One shall be called Haris, “The City of Destruction. [the city of the sun [Greek: Heliopolis] they shall say of one.].” 19:19 In That Day, there shall be an altar to YaHuWaH in the midst of the land of Mitsrayim, and a monument to YaHuWaH at its border. 19:20 It shall be for a sign and for a witness to YaHuWaH Master of Armies in the land of Mitsrayim; for they shall cry to YaHuWaH because of oppressors, and he shall send them a Savior [Mashiyach] and an Aluahiym, and he shall rescue them. [snatch them out]

Savior: the word has the same root as "YaHuWSHuWaH". Rescue: literally, "snatch them out". This seems to be a repetition of the history of the Exodus.

19:21 Then YaHuWaH shall be known to Mitsrayim, and the Mitsrites shall know YaHuWaH in That Day. Yes, they shall worship with slaughter and offering, and shall vow a vow to YaHuWaH, and shall perform it. 19:22 YaHuWaH shall strike Mitsrayim, striking and healing. They shall return to YaHuWaH, and He shall be entreated by them, and shall heal them. 19:23 In That Day there shall be a highway out of Mitsrayim to Ashshuwr, and the Ashshuwrn shall come into Mitsrayim, and the Mitsrites into Ashshuwr; and the Mitsrites shall serve with the Ashshuwr. 19:24 In That Day, Ysra'al shall be the third with Mitsrayim and with Ashshuwr, a blessing in the midst of the earth; 19:25 because YaHuWaH Master of Armies has blessed them, saying, “Blessed be Mitsrayim My people, Ashshuwr the work of My hands, and Ysra'al My inheritance.”

 [The third: i.e., in triangulation of power. If Egypt represents the Church, could Ashshuwr represent the Islamic nations, who are also misled but full of zeal for what they think is right, and unwilling to be persuaded otherwise by Babel? The predominant enemies of Ysra'al may thus become her allies, being together the three strands of a cord, after they are purged of their impurities. ]

20:1 In the year that Tartawn came to Ashdod, when Sargon the sovereign of Ashshuwr sent him, and he fought against Ashdod and took it; 20:2 at that time YaHuWaH spoke by YashaYahuw the son of Amowts, saying, “Go, and loosen the sackcloth from off your waist, and take your shoes from off your feet.” He did so, walking naked and barefoot. 20:3 Then YaHuWaH said, “As My servant YashaYahuw has walked naked and barefoot three years for a sign and a wonder concerning Mitsrayim and concerning Kuwsh,  20:4 so the sovereign of Ashshuwr shall lead away the captives of Mitsrayim and the exiles of Kuwsh, young and old, naked and barefoot, and with buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Mitsrayim. 20:5 They shall be dismayed and confounded, because of Kuwsh their expectation, and of Mitsrayim their esteem. 20:6 The inhabitants of this coast land shall say in That Day, ‘Behold, this is our expectation, where we fled for help to be delivered from the sovereign of Ashshuwr. And we, how shall we escape?’”

21:1 The  message concerning the uninhabited lands in the West. As whirlwinds in the South sweep through, it comes from the wilderness, from an awesome land.  21:2 A grievous vision is declared to me. The treacherous man deals treacherously, and the destroyer destroys. Go up, Eylam; attack! I have stopped all of Maday’s sighing. 21:3 Therefore my abdomen is filled with anguish. Pains have taken hold on me, like the pains of a woman in labor. I am in so much pain that I can’t hear. I am so dismayed that I can’t see. 21:4 My heart flutters. Horror has frightened me. The twilight that I desired has been turned into trembling for me. 21:5 Set the table in order; keep watch in the watchtower. Eat, drink. Rise up, princes, and anoint a shield! 

Anoint: the word from which "Anointed" is derived. 

Shield: what YaHuWaH said He would be to Abraham. (Gen. 15:1) It is often a symbol of YaHuWaH's trustworthy protection of those He loves. Psalm 84:9 links the two again: "Behold our shield, O Aluahiym, and pay attention to Your anointed."

  21:6 For the Master said to me, “Go, set a watchman. Let him declare what he sees. 21:7 When he sees a chariot with a pair of horsemen [the Way of YaHuWaH ?], a chariot of donkeys [apostate Christianity?], a chariot of camels [Islam ?], he shall listen diligently with great attentiveness.”

2 Kings 2:11 It happened, as they still went on, and talked, that behold, a chariot of fire and horses of fire separated them; and AliYahuw went up by a whirlwind into the sky.  2:12 Alishua saw it, and he cried, “My father, my father, the chariots of Ysra'al and its horsemen!” 

 21:8 He cried "A lion O YaHuWaH, I stand continually on the watchtower in the daytime, and every night I stay at my post. 21:9 Behold, here comes a chariot of men with a pair of horsemen.” He answered, “Fallen, fallen is Babel; and all the engraved images of her mighty ones are broken to the ground. [Rev. 18:4] 21:10 O, my threshing, and the grain of my floor!” That which I have heard from YaHuWaH Master of Armies, the Aluahiym of Ysra'al, I have declared to you.

Threshing-floor: where Boaz, a prototype of the Anointed, was winnowing barley the night Ruth, a picture of the returning tribes of Ysra'al, presented herself to him. (Ruth 3:2) The site of the Hekal Mount was also a threshing-floor before Dawiyd bought it. (2 Shmuel 24:16ff; 1 Chron. 21) So these "sons of My threshing-floor" are "children of the Hekal" and of the Anointed.... Then, after being chastised for their sins and bound together, when the nations come against him, Ephrayim will have become one that loves to tread out grain. (Hos. 10:11) At the time of the Daughter of Tsiyown's birthpangs, she will be snatched back from Babel, and the nations that are gathered against her to look upon her to defile her will themselves be threshed by the Daughter of Tsiyown. (Micha 4:9-13)

21:11 The  message concerning Dumah [4th son of Ishmael]. One calls to me out of Se'iyr, [Se'iyr - שֵׂעִיר   Edom/Esaw] “Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?” 21:12 The watchman said, “The morning is arriving, and also the night! If you will inquire,  then inquire. Turn back! Come!”  

  [ZecharYahuw 14:7, YaHuWaH my Al will come, and all the Set-apart ones with You. 14:6 It will happen in That Day, that there will not be light, cold, or frost. 14:7 It will be a unique Day which is known to YaHuWaH; not day, and not night; but it will come to pass, that at evening time there will be light.]

Romans 13:12 The night is far gone, and the Day is near. Let’s therefore throw off the works of darkness, and let’s put on the armor of Light. 13:13 Let us walk properly, as in the Day; not in reveling and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and lustful acts, and not in strife and jealousy. 13:14 But put on [labash] the Master YaHuWSHuWaH the Anointed, and make no provision for the flesh, for its lusts.

21:13 The message to Arab (Arabs). In the forest in Arab you shall lodge, you caravans of Dedanites [son of Yokshan - Abraham's son by Keturah]. 21:14 They brought water to him who was thirsty. The inhabitants of the land of Teyma met the fugitives with their bread. 21:15 For they fled away from the swords, from the drawn sword, from the bent bow [the cocked weapon], and from the heat of battle. 21:16 For YaHuWaH said to me, “Within a year, as a worker bound by contract would count it, all the esteem of Qedar [Persia/Iran] shall fail, 21:17 and the residue of the number of the archers, the mighty men of the children of Qedar, shall be few; for YaHuWaH, the Aluahiym of Ysra'al, has spoken it.”

22:1 The  message concerning the Valley of Prophetic Vision. What ails you now, that you have all gone up to the housetops? 22:2 You that are full of shouting, a tumultuous city, a joyous town; your slain are not slain with the sword, neither are they dead in battle. 22:3 All your rulers fled away together. They were taken prisoners by the archers. All who were found by you were bound together. They fled far away. 22:4 Therefore I said, “Look away from me. I shall weep bitterly. Don’t labor to comfort me for the destruction of the daughter of my people. 22:5 For it is a Day of confusion, and of treading down, and of perplexity, from the Master, YaHuWaH Master of Armies, in the Valley of Prophetic Vision; a breaking down of the Wall [Qir], crying to the mountains for deliverance [Shuwa].” 22:6 Eylam [Persia/Iran] carried his quiver, with chariots of men and horsemen; and Qir uncovered the shield. 22:7 It shall come to pass that your choicest valleys shall be full of chariots, and the horsemen shall set themselves in array at the gate.

 22:8 He took away the defenses of Yahuwdah; and you looked in that day to the armor in the House of the Forest. 

Yahrushalom realizes she needs to prepare for war. Their last resort is the House of the Forest of Lebanon, where King Shelomo stored 300 shields, but still they feel confident that this will be enough. They are looking to their own resources for protection. (It is said that modern day Zionist Israel has some 300 nuclear weapons!)

 22:9 You saw the breaches of the city of Dawiyd, that they were many; and you gathered together the waters of the lower pool. 22:10 You numbered the houses of Yahrushalom, and you broke down the houses to fortify the wall. 22:11 You also made a reservoir between the two walls for the water of the old pool. But you didn’t look to Him Who had done this, neither did you have respect for Him Who purposed it long ago. 22:12 In That Day, the Master, YaHuWaH Master of Armies, called to weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to dressing in sackcloth: [He has set aside a time for these things: Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.]

22:13 yet what I find here is, joy and gladness, killing cattle and killing sheep, eating flesh and drinking wine: “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we shall die.” 22:14 YaHuWaH Master of Armies revealed Himself in my hearing, “Surely this iniquity shall not be covered over you until you die!” says the Master, YaHuWaH Master of Armies.

22:15 Thus says the Master, YaHuWaH Master of Armies, “Go, get yourself to this steward, even to Shebna, who is over the House, and say, 22:16 ‘What are you doing here? And whom do you have here, that you have dug out a tomb here?’ (Cutting himself out a tomb on high, chiseling a habitation for himself in the rock!”) 22:17 Behold, YaHuWaH shall overcome you and hurl you away violently, O man! Yes, He shall grasp you firmly. 22:18 He shall surely wind you around and around, and throw you like a ball into a large country. There you shall die, and there the chariots of your reputation shall be, you shame of your master’s house! 22:19 I shall drive you from your office; you shall be ousted from your position. 

22:20 And it shall happen in that Day that I shall call My servant 

Alyaqiym [Aluahiym raises -foreshadowing of Yahuwshua whose portion is YaHuWaH and is raised up] the son of ChilqiyYahuw [my portion is YaHuWaH], 22:21 and I shall clothe him with your tunic, and strengthen him with your waistband. I shall commit your government into his hand; and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Yahrushalom, and to the house of Yahuwdah.

 22:22 I shall place the key of the House of Dawiyd on his shoulder, and he shall open, and no one shuts; and shall shut, and no one opens.  22:23 I shall fasten him like a peg in a sure place, and he shall become a throne of esteem to his father's house.  22:24 They shall hang on him all the weight of his father’s house, the offspring and the offshoots, all the vessels of small quantity, from the cups to all the jars. 22:25 “YaHuWaH Master of Armies has declared: “This man will be removed (Shebna) and another entrenched, in a trustworthy place. He'll be removed and he'll fall, and his esteem will just waste away, for YaHuWaH has spoken it.” [This verse does not to refer to Alyaqim, but to Shebna, the one already in place and appearing firmly, yet, in reality he is not.]

23:1 The  prophecy concerning the fall of Tsowr [the Rock]. Howl, you ships of Tarshiysh! For it is laid waste, so that there is no house, no entering in. From the land of Kittiym  (Rome?) it is revealed to them. 

Tsowr: Tyre, whose king is likened to haSatan in Y'chezq'el 28, a passage that parallels chapter 14 above in regard to Babel. But Babel eventually destroyed Tsowr, just as we see the Beast's system in Revelation turning on and destroying the harlot--which is exactly how Tsowr is described below. 

23:2 Be still, you inhabitants of the coast, you whom the merchants of Tsiydown, that pass over the sea, they have filled you. 23:3 On great waters, the seed of the Shichowr, the harvest of the Nile, was her revenue. She was the market-place for nations.

This is nearly identical to what is said of Babel in Rev. 17, 18. Merchant: could also read "bazaar" or "mall". Shikhor means "darkness", and was the name of one of the branches or canals of the Nile. On one level, in our day, the United States of America are in the same position, seemingly undefeatable like a rock (Tsowr) and both master of the seas and of trade.

23:4 Be ashamed, Tsiydown; for the sea has spoken, the stronghold of the sea, saying,I have not travailed, nor brought forth, neither have I nourished young men, nor brought up virgins.

The sea is often a picture of the Gentile nations, where Efrayim and Menashe, whom Ya'aqob said would "multiply like fishes" (Gen. 48:16), have been hidden. Christianity's symbol has been a fish since YaHuWSHuWaH told His disciples to go like fishermen to find them (echoing YirmeYahuw 16:16). But it was in the midst of the Land (after they return) that they would become great, not in the sea; they are meant to be brought back to their land, because this "sea" does not bring Yisrael's children to maturity. She only derives revenue from them; they are not hers, and what she provides is empty.

 23:5 When the report comes to Mitsrayim [churchanity], they shall be in anguish at the report of Tsowr [Babel].  23:6 Pass over to Tarshiysh! Wail, you inhabitants of the coast! 23:7 Is this your joyous city, whose antiquity is of ancient days, whose feet carried her far away to travel? [Her own legs have treacherously delivered her up from afar off to turn aside from the Way!]  23:8 Who has planned this against Tsowr, the giver of crowns, whose merchants are heads, whose traffickers are the esteem-able of the earth? 23:9 YaHuWaH Master of Armies has planned it, to stain the pride of all esteem, to bring into contempt all the esteem-able of the earth. 23:10 Pass through your land like the Nile, daughter of Tarshiysh. There is no restraint any more. 23:11 He has stretched out His hand over the sea. He has shaken the kingdoms. YaHuWaH has ordered the destruction of Kean'an strongholds. 23:12 He said, “you shall rejoice no more, you oppressed virgin daughter of Tsiydown. Arise, cross over to Kittyim  [Rome]! Even there you shall have no rest.”

Cross over to Kittim: Rome calls her "separated brethren" back to her, and some will indeed heed that call back to the "original church", and form one church again, but those who are true Ysra'alites will find no satisfaction there. This is how YaHuWaH will expose its emptiness, and many may realize that they truly belong to Ysra'al instead, though at that time they will need to suffer much for having realized it so late.

23:13 Gaze at the land of the Kasdiym (Increases). This is the people who never existed! The Ashshuwrns founded it for those who dwell in the wilderness. They set up their towers. They overthrew its palaces. They made it a ruin,  for her wall had fallen.

Kasdiym: Kasdiy, an area that includes Babel, the city that builds its system on a lie, and so is an "unreal" place. The American colonies, likewise, were originally founded for trade purposes, and were built out of fragments of many nations which were not a particular ethnic grouping prior to this. "Out of many, one" is her motto, but this means she is in a sense an "artificial nation". Its money now is not solid wealth, but nearly all computer software, thus with no real backing--based on the Law of Admiralty, which is the law of the sea, where much is based on credit rather than real wealth.

 23:14 Howl, you seamen of Tarshiysh, for your stronghold is laid waste! [Rev. 18:17-19] 23:15 It shall come to pass in that day that Tsowr shall be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one sovereign. After the end of seventy years it shall be to Tsowr like in the song of the prostitute. 23:16 Take a harp; go about the city, you prostitute that has been forgotten. Make sweet melody. Sing many songs, that you may be remembered. 23:17 It shall happen after the end of seventy years that YaHuWaH shall visit Tsowr, and she shall return to her wages, and shall play the prostitute with all the kingdoms of the world on the surface of the earth. 23:18 Her merchandise and her wages shall be set-apart to YaHuWaH. It shall not be treasured nor laid up; for her merchandise shall be for those who dwell before YaHuWaH, to eat sufficiently, and for durable clothing.

[Rev. 18 - vs. 1-14]

24:1 Behold, YaHuWaH is making the earth empty, and making it waste, and shall buckle its surface, and shall scatter abroad its inhabitants. 24:2 It shall be as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the creditor, so with the debtor; as with the taker of interest, so with the giver of interest. 24:3 The earth shall be utterly emptied and plundered; for YaHuWaH has spoken this Word. 

The same is said of Babel. (Rev. 18:19)

24:4 The earth mourns and fades away. The world languishes and fades away. The lofty people of the earth languish. 24:5 The earth also is polluted under its inhabitants, because they have transgressed the Torot, changed the Law, and broken the Eternal Covenant. 24:6 Therefore the curse ( Âlâh) [Deut. 28:15-68] has devoured the earth, and those who dwell therein are found guilty. Therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left alive. 

Eternal covenant: what YaHuWaH said all His covenants with Ysra'al were, which were sealed by YaHuWSHuWaH's blood. (Gen. 17:17; Psalm 105:10; Heb. 13:20)

24:7 The new wine mourns. The vine languishes. All the merry-hearted sigh. 24:8 The mirth of tambourines ceases. The sound of those who rejoice ends. The joy of the harp ceases. 24:9 They shall not drink wine with a song. Strong drink shall be bitter to those who drink it. 24:10 The city of unreality is broken down. Every house is shut up, that no man may come in. (Rev. 18)

 Unreality: emptiness, shame, formlessness, or confusion--which is what results from assimilating many peoples. On the largest scale, this is "Babylon", the counterfeit of Yarushalom, which gains all its "reality" from being a mimicry of it. Wrecked: maimed or broken down

24:11 There is a crying in the streets because of the wine. All joy is darkened. The mirth of the land is removed. 

 Wine: a symbol of joy. Mixed: or darkened as at evening. Removed: or uncovered, rendered naked, shown to be without substance.

 24:12 The city is left in desolation, and the gate is struck with destruction.

24:13 For it shall be so in the midst of the Land among the peoples, as the shaking of an olive tree, as the gleanings when the vintage is done. 24:14 These shall lift up their voice. [the chosen few] They shall shout for the Majesty of YaHuWaH. They shall give a shrill cry aloud from the sea [the West].

Shrill cry: with the connotation of brightness, like the Song of Moshah and Miryam after coming from the Reed Sea. But "from the sea" here may also refer to the time after the Land is made desolate again when the Counterfeit Mashiyach takes it over and is conquered, many Ysra'alites will come from outside the Land, praising YaHuWaH for defeating the Babel system and re-peopling the Land with the truly obedient. (v. 16)

  24:15 Therefore esteem YaHuWaH in the east [the Orient], even haShem of YaHuWaH, the Aluahiym of Ysra'al, in the islands of the sea!

 24:16 From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs. Splendor to the Righteous One! But I (Ysra'al) said, “I waste away! I waste away! woe is me!” The treacherous have dealt treacherously. Yes, the treacherous have dealt very treacherously. [the Counterfeit Mashiyach and his system.] 

24:17 Terror, the pit, and a snare-trap are upon you, O inhabitant of the earth! [ Yom haGadol of YaHuWaH] 

 There is a word play here. In Hebrew, "Terror" is pachad, "pit" is pachath, and "snare-trap" is pach. They turn out to have the same effect. Inhabitant of the earth: perhaps those who call themselves "citizens of the world".

24:18 It shall happen that he who flees from the noise of the terror shall fall into the pit; and he who comes up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare-trap; for the windows on high are opened, and the foundations of the earth tremble. 24:19 The earth is utterly broken [has become utterly evil]. The earth is torn apart. The earth is shaken violently. 24:20 The earth shall stagger like a drunken man, and shall sway back and forth like a hammock. Its disobedience shall be heavy on it, and it shall fall and not rise again. 24:21 It shall happen in That Day that YaHuWaH shall punish the army of the high ones on high, and the kings of the earth on the earth. 24:22 They shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison; and after many days shall they be visited. 24:23 Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed; for YaHuWaH Master of Armies shall reign on Mount Tsiyown, and in Yahrushalom; and before His elders shall be Esteemed. (Rev. 4, 5,11,19 and 20:1-3 -- Ephesians 6:12; & 3:10)

25:1 O YaHuWaH, You are my Aluahiym (Mighty One). I shall exalt You! I shall praise Your Shem, for You have done wonderful things, things planned long ago, in complete trustworthiness and truth. 25:2 For You shall make a city into a heap, a fortified city into a ruin, a palace of strangers to be no city. It shall never be rebuilt. [Babel]  25:3 Therefore a strong people shall esteem You. A city of ruthless nations shall fear You. 25:4 For You have been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat, when the blast of the dreaded ones is like a storm against the wall. 25:5 As the heat in a parched land, You bring down the roar of those alienated ... and bring relief in dry heat by the shade of a cloud, the song of the ruthless will be answered. [Rev. 15:2-5] 

Like the heat in a parched land: actually two words that double as proper names, so this could read, "[It is] like Choreb [Mt. Sinai] in Tsiyon". Both are called "the mountain of Aluahim/YaHuWaH". (e.g., Ex. 3:1; Micha 4:2; Yahuw'el 2:1) Mystically this is also borne out by the fact that the numeric value of "Sinai" in Hebrew is the same as "stairway"--what Ya'aqob saw in his dream/vision on Mt. Moryah, which is physically connected to Mt. Tsiyon.

25:6 In this mountain, YaHuWaH Master of Armies shall make all peoples a feast of fat things, a feast of choice wines, of fat things full of marrow, of well refined choice wines. 25:7 And on this mountain He has engulfed the face of the covering that envelopes all peoples, and the web that is woven over all nations.

Aramaic, "The face of the great one who is master over all peoples, the face of the king who rules all nations will be annihilated on this mountain." I.e., the Counterfeit Messiah will be destroyed on Mt. Tsiyon (v. 5). He said He would destroy the "Assyrian" on His mountain. Web: or veil. Nations: or "Gentiles". On Mt. Moryah, which is connected to Tsiyon and thus considered one with it, YaHuWSHuWaH was crucified, and the veil of His flesh (Heb. 10:20) was torn, at which time Gentile soldiers became aware that He was Aluahiym's Son. (Matt. 27:51ff) Nearby, after His resurrection, it was a "face covering" that convinced His disciples that He had indeed risen from the dead. (Yahuwchanan 20:7) Moshah had to put a veil over his face to hide the fact that the evidence of having been in YaHuWaH's presence was fading away. (2 Cor. 3:11-14) Paul, who was blinded by a view of the unfading face of YaHuWSHuWaH, says the same type of veil remains over anyone who reads the Hebrew Scriptures until people turn to the Mashiyach. Another kind of eye-covering is to be removed when the Northern Kingdom returns to the covenant. (Rom. 11:25) He longs to reveal YaHuWaH's presence to us, but this will not happen magically, just as when the veil in the Hekal was torn, a way was opened into the Qadosh Place where we can serve YaHuWaH, but we still have to enter in. Through YaHuWSHuWaH, we are free to look behind the veil at the treasures YaHuWaH hid for kings to search out. We have been made kings and priests (Rev. 1:6), but most choose not to do so, because they do not wish to look into the depths of the Hebrew Scriptures or the Hekal, which both give us multitudes of details about who He is (Luk. 24:44) and who we can now be through Him--one new man. We are called to be that man, and no longer walk like Gentiles who have a darkened understanding. (Eph. 4:17ff). Priests and kings in Ysra'al are servants, not overlords.

 25:8 Yes, He shall engulf the Death for the everlasting victory [1 Cor. 15:54]! The Master YaHuWaH shall wipe away tears from off all faces. [Rev. 7:17] He shall take the reproach of His people away from off all the earth, for YaHuWaH has spoken it. 

 Everlasting victory: endurance, perpetuity, or simply "everlastingness". Aramaic, "They will forget death into the  Age and beyond." Paul describes this as being "further clothed" like having a tent enclosed by a building (2 Cor. 5:4)--the "sukkah" that is in the Qadosh of Set-apartness. (Psalm 18:11) Scientists might describe it as taking on added dimensions of existence which are no longer mortal. Wipe away: or "obliterate".

25:9 It shall be said in That Day, “Behold, this is our Aluahiym! We have waited for Him, waited eagerly for Him, and He shall save us! This is YaHuWaH! We have lingered, waiting eagerly for Him. We shall be glad and rejoice in His deliverance [Yahuw-shuah]!”

For Him: Aramaic, "for His Memra [living Word]".

 25:10 For in this mountain the Hand of YaHuWaH shall rest. 

But Mow'ab shall be trodden down in his place, even like straw is trodden down in the water of the dunghill. 25:11 He shall spread out his hands in its midst, like one who swims spreads out hands to swim, but his pride shall be humbled together with the craft of his hands. 25:12 He has brought the high fortress of your walls down, laid low, and brought to the ground, even to the dust.

26:1 In That Day, this song shall be sung in the land of Yahuwdah:

“We have a strong city! Aluahiym appoints deliverance (yahshuah) for walls and ramparts!

26:2 Open the gates, that the righteous nation that guards the Truth may enter!

A righteous nation: Rabbinical teaching identifies this as the "lost tribes" of the Northern Kingdom--once they again constitute a nation.

 26:3 You shall keep whoever’s mind is steadfast in perfect shalom,  because he has bold confidence in You.

26:4 Trust in YaHuWaH  into the  Age and beyond; for in Yahuw YaHuWaH, is the Rock of the Ages.  (YaHuWSHuWaH)

26:5 For He has brought down those who dwell on high, the lofty city. He lays it low. He lays it low even to the ground. He brings it even to the dust.

26:6 The foot shall tread it down; Even the feet of the poor, and the steps of the needy.”(Babel ? Rev. 18 --- the Babel in the sky's?)

26:7 The path for the righteous is uprightness; O Upright One, (Yâshâr), You make level the track of the righteous ones.

26:8  Yes, in the way of  Your judgments, O YaHuWaH, have we waited for You. The longing of our being is for Your Shem (YaHuWSHuWaH), even to your memorial Shem (YaHuWaH). 26:9 With my passion I crave You in the night; Yes,  even more, with my ruwach within me shall I seek You earnestly; for when Your judgments come to the earth, those who remain of the civilized world will learn righteousness.

 Earnestly: or early. Learn righteousness: it is not just something we inherit by virtue of being in Mashiyach, but something that one must learn (which in Hebrew means be prodded or goaded to do).

 26:10 The wrong find favor, yet he still will not learn righteousness. Even in the land where everything is the way is should be, he will still deviate, and will not perceive the excellency of YaHuWaH.

 26:11 O YaHuWaH, Your Hand is lifted up, yet they don’t see. They see the ardor of the people, and are ashamed. Yes, let the fire reserved for Your enemies consume them!

 26:12 O YaHuWaH, You have set total well-being in place for us, You have worked into us all our achievements as well. [You have even done all of our works in us! ],


"By [YaHuWaH's] added provision we are rescued, through belief/trust, and [even] that is not from ourselves; it is YaHuWaH's gift, so that no one may boast", (Many people are familiar with this verse and think that this excludes "works-deliverance"?. But the following verse brings the balance:) "... because we are His workmanship, created in Anointed unto [particular] good works, which YaHuWaH has ordained in advance for us to walk in." (Eph. 2:10)]  

"It is YaHuWaH who is operative in you, both [making you] want to and [also] proves it by carrying out the good things that please Him." (Phil. 2:13) (SFHHof Ysra'al)] ----- "For YaHuWaH is working in you, giving you the desire to obey Him and the power to do what pleases Him.

Yahuwchanan 3:21 But he who does the Truth comes to the Light, that his works may be revealed, that they have been produced by YaHuWaH."

  26:13  O YaHuWaH our Aluahiym, other masters besides You have had dominion over us, but only in You shall we make mention of Your Shem. 26:14 Being dead, they will never live;[other masters] having sunk down, they will never rise. Therefore have You visited and destroyed them, and caused all memory of them to perish. [the other masters]

[ When the books are opened, by tradition, those who are in the "Book of the Wicked" will be blotted out of YaHuWaH's memory--and if He has no memory of them, how can they exist at all?]

 26:15 You shall increase the nation, O YaHuWaH. You shall increase the nation! You are lifted up! You have enlarged all the borders of the land. 26:16  O YaHuWaH, during the distress [great persecution/tribulation], they sought You in vain, they poured out a whispered prayer when Your disciplining was upon them. 

 26:17 Like as a woman with child, who draws near the time of her delivery, is in pain and cries out in her pangs; so we have become from before Your face, O YaHuWaH. 

 The setting is clearly "the Birthpangs of the Mashiyach". We have become: Aramaic, "because we are sinners before You."

26:18 We have been with child. We have been in pain. We gave birth, it seems, only to wind. We have not accomplished deliverance in the earth, nor have the inhabitants of the world fallen, either! 

 [Aram., "whose time to deliver speeds as the wind".][yet all the inhabitants of the Land shall fall. [LXX]]

 26:19 Let Your dead live, together with my dead body, let them arise. Awake and sing, you who dwell in the dust; for your dew [resurrection] is like the dew [resurrection] of light, and let the earth give birth to the departed ruwachs. [Reph'im - Yirm. 3:14-15]

6th seal events

26:20 Come, My people, enter into your [innermost] chambers, and shut your doors behind you. Hide yourself for a little moment, until the Indignation is past - 

 Innermost chambers: Like the Qadosh of Holies, but this term has a special meaning in regard to the nuptial chamber of a bride and groom, for while YaHuWaH's wrath overthrows the wicked, the Anointed, our bridegroom, will bring us into the wedding chamber He has built in His Father's house. (Yahuwchanan 14:6) [Indignation: a special term for YaHuWaH's final overthrow of Babel when the tables are turned to prepare for YaHuWSHuWaH's Kingdom.] -  [trumpets & plagues] -

["Come, My people, enter your chambers and shut the door around you; withdraw yourself for a short moment until the indignation has passed by." This is a reference to the "secret place of the Most High" (Psalm 91) that will be provided during "Ya'aqob's trouble" (YirmeYahuw 30:7), a.k.a. the "Great Tribulation".... similar to Noah being shut-up in the ark during the flood. ... Bereshiyth 8:14 In the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth was dry. (The "flood" of destruction was on the earth for 370 days while YaHuWaH's people (Noah and family) were safe in His ark.) [This was 370 days after the flood began up to the time they emerged from the ark ...  or one year and ten days, at that time—the same length as the interval between one Feast of Trumpets until Yom Kippur the following year.] - a 360 day year.

26:21 because here comes YaHuWaH out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity. The earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no longer cover her slain.

 The bloodguilt of millennia will all come to light, and those guilty will be summoned [another translation of "punish"] before the Kinsman Redeemer as He fulfills His other role--that of the avenger of blood for His murdered relatives. The scenario appears to be that the enemies have hemmed Ysra'al in while we are again encamped in the wilderness with all tribes together, so all stand to be slaughtered at once. (v. 18) Then, having led them into a trap, YaHuWaH's fire suddenly bursts forth from His tabernacle, a surprise attack that destroys them all. YaHuWSHuWaH's blood needs to be on our "lintel" to escape His judgment this time.

YashaYahuw 27:12 It shall happen in that Day, that YaHuWaH shall thresh from the flowing stream of the Perath to the brook of Mitsrayim; and you shall be gathered one by one, children of Ysra'al. 27:13 It shall happen in that Day that a Great Shofar shall be blown (Day of Atonement); and those who were ready to perish in the land of Ashshuwr, and those who were outcasts in the land of Mitsrayim, shall come; and they shall worship YaHuWaH in the qodesh Mountain at Yahrushalom. 

Matt. 24:31 He shall send out His Messengers with the sound of the Great Shofar [Day of Atonement], and they shall gather together His chosen ones from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.

[YashaYahuw 11:12 He shall set up a Banner [Anointed] for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Ysra'al, and gather together the dispersed of Yahuwdah from the four corners of the earth] 

[outcasts: a person that has been rejected by a society or social group .... made to feel inadequate]

27:1 In That Day, YaHuWaH with His fierce great sharp sword, shall punish the dragon, the fleeing serpent, and the dragon the twisted serpent; and He shall kill the dragon that is in the sea [the Slanderer or Opposer].

Fleeing serpent: like Hydra, the constellation that tells its story. (See also Revelation 12) Aramaic: "the king who exalts himself like Par'oh the first king (cf. Y'hezq'el. 29:3), and the king who prides himself like Sennacheriv, the second", i.e., the Counterfeit Anointed. But the root word for Liwyathan is "to join" or "unite", so we could call it "the Great Uniting", reminiscent of the early U.S. flag that said "Join or Die" and depicted fragments of a snake. Today the dragon aims to join all nations together into one, hinted at by the description in Revelation 12, 13, and 17 where it has seven heads, not just one. Distorted serpent: the one who was once magnificent but became crooked, twisted, "bent out of shape". In contrast, His sword (His Word, Eph. 6:17) does not bend; it is straight and stiff, and severe to the one who does not measure up. (66:16)

 27:2 In That Day, sing to her, “A vineyard of red wine! 27:3 I, YaHuWaH, guard it. I shall water it every moment. Lest anyone damage it, I shall keep it night and day. 27:4 Wrath is not in Me, but if I should find briers and thorns, I would do battle! I would march on them and I would burn them together.

He would like to just burn the whole field off since there are so many tares, but He has discovered a healthy vine in its midst, and will therefore pause to transplant it before carrying out His justice.

27:5 Or else let Ysra'al take hold of My strength, and I will make shalom for him,  shalom will I give him.” (" ... and they shall say in That Day, "their is righteousness and strength only in YaHuWaH!)

27:6 Those who come in, He causes to take root in Ya'aqob.  Ysra'al shall blossom and bud. They shall fill the surface of the world with fruit. "… and the stone became a great mountain and filled the whole earth …" Dan. 2

 Come in: i.e., surrender to His terms (v. 5). Those who were not Abraham's physical descendants can still be grafted into him, and become as much Ysra'alites as any others. (See YaHuWSHuWaH's parable of the laborers in MatithYahuw 20.) But this does not happen to Gentiles automatically, but by their own choice. Blossom: the word means to get others' attention, as a flower gets a bee's attention.

 27:7 Has he struck them as he struck those who struck them? Or are they killed like those who killed them were killed? 

 I.e., did YaHuWaH strike Ysra'al as hard as He struck those who came against Ysra'al? No, He showed Ysra'al more pity.

27:8 In measure by which he has measure, will You judge him; in that which he has devised, in fierce anger on a day of blasting heat. 27:9 Therefore, this is how the crookedness of Ya'aqob shall be covered, and this is all the fruit of taking away his sin: when he makes all the stones of the altar as chalk stones that are beaten to dust -- the ashërâh and the sun-pillars shall rise no more. 

27:10 For the fortified city (old Yahrushalom) is  a solitary habitation, divorced MattithYâhuw 23: 37-39]  and abandoned like the uninhabited land. The calf [image of the beast/Ex. 32:8?] shall feed there, and there he squats and terminates her branches. 27:11 When its boughs are withered, they shall be broken off. The women shall come and set them on fire, for they are a people of no understanding. Therefore He Who made them shall not have compassion   ["Lo Am-Binoth"] on them, and He Who formed them shall show them no favor ["Lo-y'Rahamenu"].

Yahuchanan 15:5 I AM the Vine. You are the branches. He who remains in Me, and I in him, the same bears much fruit, for apart from Me you are not able to do even do one thing. 15:6 If a man doesn’t remain in Me, he is thrown out as a branch, and is withered; and they gather them, throw them into the fire, and they are burned.

 27:12 It shall happen in That Day, that YaHuWaH shall thresh from the flowing stream of the Perath to the brook of Mitsrayim; and you shall be gathered one by one [Yirm. 3:14], O children of Ysra'al. 

27:13 It shall happen in That Day that a Great Shofar shall be blown; and those who were perishing in the land of Ashshuwr, and those who were outcasts in the land of Mitsrayim, shall come; and they shall worship YaHuWaH in the Qodesh Mountain at Yahrushalom. [cf. Yirmeyahu 23:7-8]

Matt. 24:31 He shall send out His Messengers with the sound of the Great Shofar [Day of Atonement], and they shall gather together His chosen ones from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.

[YashaYahuw 11:12 He shall set up a Banner [Anointed] for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Ysra'al, and gather together the dispersed of Yahuwdah from the four corners of the earth]     Deut. 30:4 If any of your outcasts are in the uttermost parts of the heavens, from there will YaHuWaH your Al gather you, and from there He will bring you back:[this is the gathering of His living ones - the dead were raised 10 days earlier at Yom Teruach] (Note * 24:31: The Great Shofar is blown on Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement), and also in the introduction of, the Jubilee Year. - the dead are raised 10 days earlier at the" " last shofar" - Day of Trumpets . (Torah and Testimony clarified translation)]

Tehillim 50:3 Our Aluahiym comes, and does not keep silent. A fire devours before Him. It is very stormy around Him. 50:4 He calls to the shemaya above, to the earth, that He may judge His people: 50:5 “Gather My Set-apart ones together to Me, those who have made a covenant with Me by slaughter.”

Zech 9:14-17 "  YaHuWaH shall be seen over them [Yahuwdah & Ephriam]; and His arrow shall go flash like lightning; and the Master YaHuWaH  shall blow the trumpet, and shall go with whirlwinds of the south. 9:15  YaHuWaH Master of Armies shall defend them;  and they shall destroy and overcome with sling stones; and they shall drink, and roar as through wine;  and they shall be filled like bowls, like the corners of the altar.   9:16  YaHuWaH their Al shall save them in that Day as the flock of His people; for they are like the jewels of a crown, lifted on high over His Land. 9:17 For how great is His Goodness, and how great is His Beauty!" [Yom Kippur deliverance!]

Great shofar: an element of Yom Kippur ceremonies. Perishing: or being exterminated. Outcasts: those thrust out, or those banished. From what follows, it is clear this is speaking about the Northern Kingdom.

28:1 Woe to the crown of pride of the drunkards (hirelings) of Ephrayim (churchanity/USA), and to the fading flower of his splendid comeliness, which is on the head of the fertile valley of those who are overcome with wine![wine of Babel - Rev. 18] 28:2 See, YaHuWaH has one who is mighty and strong,  like a downpour of hail or a terror of destruction, and like a storm of mighty waters overflowing [gentile army],who casts down to the earth with the hand. 28:3 The crown of pride of the drunkards of Ephrayim shall be trodden under foot. 28:4 The fading flower of his splendid comeliness, which is on the head of the fertile valley, shall be like the first-fruit before the summer; which someone picks and eats as soon as he sees it. 28:5 In That Day, YaHuWaH Master of Armies shall become a crown of splendour, and a diadem of beauty, to the remnant of His people; 28:6 and a Ruwach of justice to him who sits in judgment, and strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.  

[At the gate: metaphorically, this also refers to the strength He gives us to battle temptation at our own "eye gate", "ears gate", etc. (Gen. 4:7)]

 28:7 They also reel with wine, and stagger with strong drink. The priest and the predicator reel with strong drink. They are swallowed up by wine. They stagger with strong drink. They err in vision. They stumble in judgment. 28:8 For all tables are completely full of vomit, no place without filth. (all of churchanity's teachings)

This may be an allusion to the "wine mixed for Meni [fate]", and the next verse to the "table set for Gad [fortune]". (65:11) I.e., those who should have grown to maturity by being taught the Torah (v. 9) are being tossed about by every wind of pagan doctrine. Intoxicating beverage is not forbidden (Ps. 104:5; Prov. 31:6), but we need to weigh the profit of using it, for it can deceive us. When we need to be clear-headed, not just for our own sakes, but for the sake of the people of Ysra'al, it may not be wise. (Prov. 20:1; 23:31; 31:4) Interestingly, wine was not drunk in the wilderness, and YaHuWaH tied that to knowing Him. (Deut. 29:5-6) Even the prophets are caught up in the paganism of this Bacchanalia and such paganism.

[YirmeYahuw 25:15 For thus says YaHuWaH, the Aluahiym of Ysra'al, to me: take this cup of the wine of wrath at My Hand [YaHuWSHuWaH - the one who will bring YaHuWaH’s wrath upon men. Rev. 19:11-16], and cause all the nations, to whom I send you, to drink it. 25:16 They shall drink, and reel back and forth, and act like madmen, because of the sword [symbol of Islam] that I shall send among them. ]

28:9 Whom shall He teach knowledge? To whom shall He explain the message? Those who are weaned from the milk, and taken from the breasts? 28:10 For it is command upon command, command upon command, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, here a  little.

 [Aramaic: For filth is upon filth, filth upon filth; vomit upon vomit, vomit upon vomit; a little here, a little there; or  "because ‘you must do this commandment, you must do that commandment, a little from this verse, a little from that verse (lit. line), a little while longer, a little while longer’," (fits the context better)

 Possibly, "order for order, order for order, line for line, line for line". The LXX has, "expect affliction upon affliction, hope upon hope". The targum goes into more detail about the concepts of "commands" and "hope". On the surface this may be so. But more likely, because none of them are mature enough to explain the Torah to the people, and are too drunk to listen, it sounds like babbling or baby-talk to them, when in fact it is "baby food"! (Heb. 5:12) It is the most basic knowledge one must have before he can move on to anything deeper. Paul's writings are meat, and cannot be properly understood without a strong foundation in the Torah. (2 Kefa 3:16). Meat needs to be left until we can digest it, and the "milk" of Torah makes that possible. The Qodesh Ruwach can only bring to our remembrance (Yahuwchanan 14:26) what we have already learned. Feeding a child too much meat too early will make him fat--which is what made Ysra'al turn from YaHuWaH (Deut. 32:15).

28:11 For by a jabbering lip and another language; does He speak to this people. 28:12 To whom He said, “This is the resting place. Give rest to weary;” and “This is the refreshing;” yet they would not hear. 28:13 So for them the Word of YaHuWaH shall become ' command upon command, command upon command, line upon line, line upon line, here a little there a little'; in order that they may go, fall backward, be broken, be snared, and be taken.

[So for them, the Word of YaHuWaH will become ‘you must do this commandment, you must do that commandment, a little from this verse (lit. line), a little from that verse, a little while longer, a little while longer’, in order that they will go and they will fall backwards and they will be crippled, and they will be ensnared, and they will be captured.]

28:14 Therefore hear the Word of YaHuWaH, you scornful men, who rule this people in Yahrushalom: 28:15 “Because you have said, ‘We have made a covenant with death, and cut a deal with she'owl. When the overflowing scourge [indignation/trumpets and plagues] passes through, it won’t come to us; for we have made The Lie our refuge [the rapture?), and we have hidden ourselves within falsehood .’” 28:16 Therefore thus says the Master YaHuWaH, “Behold, I lay in Tsiyown for a foundation a Stone, a tried Stone, a precious Cornerstone of a sure Foundation. He who believes shall not be ashamed. [be shaken when distress comes]. 28:17 I shall make justice the measuring line [standard], and righteousness the plumb line, and hail shall sweep away the refuge of The Lie, and the waters shall wash away your hiding place. [vs. 2 & 15 above] 28:18 Your covenant with death shall be annulled, and your agreement with she'owl shall not stand. When the overflowing scourge passes through, then you shall be trampled down by it. 28:19 As often as it passes through [trumpets, plagues], it shall take you away; for morning by morning it shall pass through, by day and by night; and it shall be nothing but terror to understand the message.” (Trumpets & Plagues ?) 28:20 For the bed of compromise is too short to stretch out on, and the covering of lies is too narrow to wrap oneself in.  28:21 For YaHuWaH shall rise up as on Mount Peratsiym [breaches]. He shall be angry as in the valley of Gib'own; that He may do His work, His unusual work, and bring to pass His act, His extraordinary act.

Mt. Pratzim ["breaches"]: Possibly Baal-Pratzim, the scene of Dawiyd's victory over the Filistines in the Valley of Refayim between Yahrushalom and Beyth Lechem. However, the targum identifies this as "the day the mountains shook when YaHuWaH's esteem was revealed in the days of UzziYahuw the king", which would be in the memory of those listening to YashaYahuw's prophecy. Valley of Gib'on: Gib'on is in the mountains, but was the place Yahuwshua told the sun to stand still while he was fighting in the Valley--of the Ayalon. The targum identifies this reference with that time "when YaHuWaH listened to a man" (Yahuwshua 10:14).

 28:22 Now therefore don’t be scoffers, lest your bonds be made strong; for I have heard a decree of destruction and one that is decisive, from the Master, YaHuWaH Master of Armies in regard to the whole Land.

TsephanYahuw  1:18 Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to deliver them in the Day of YaHuWaH’s wrath, but the whole earth will be devoured by the fire of His jealousy; for He will accomplish a complete - not to mention speedy - destruction for all who inhabit the earth.

28:23 Give ear, and hear My Voice! Listen, and hear My Word! 28:24 Does he who plows to sow, plow the whole day? Does he keep turning the soil and breaking the clods?

 LXX: "Or will he prepare the seed beforehand, before he tills the soil?" The Aramaic targum identifies the plowman with the prophet and asked what could be done for sinners (the "clods") if they would only listen.

 28:25 When he has leveled its surface, doesn’t he plant the dill, and scatter the cumin seed, and put in the wheat in rows, the barley in the appointed place, and the spelt in its place?

 [Aramaic vs.25: "If the House of Ysra'al set their face to perform the Torah, would He not turn back and gather them from among the Gentiles, among whom they are scattered, as dill and cumin which are strewn?"]

 28:26 For his Aluahiym instructs him in right judgment, and teaches him.

 LXX: "So you will be chastened by your Aluahim's judgment, and will rejoice." The Aramaic interpretation is similar: YaHuWaH teaches them the correct way through judgment. or "so if you are chastened by the decision of the Mighty Ones, be happy." [Proverbs 3: 11-12]

28:27 For the dill are not threshed with a sharp instrument, neither is a cart wheel turned over the cumin; but the dill is beaten out with a stick, and the cumin with a rod. 28:28 Bread flour must be ground; so he shall not always be threshing it. Although he drives the wheel of his threshing cart over it, his horses don’t grind it. [ But the cumin shall be eaten with the bread afterwards, for it is not into the  Age and beyond that I will be angry with you, or that my bitter voice will spurn you.] 28:29 This also comes forth from YaHuWaH Master of Armies, Who is wonderful in counsel and excellent in wisdom.

29:1 Woe to Ari'el! Ariel, [Ariel: "Lion of Aluahiym" another name for Yahrushalom] the city where Dawiyd encamped! Add year to year; let the festivals come around; 29:2 then I shall distress Ari'el, and there shall be mourning and lamentation. She shall be to me as Ari'el.

 Compare how YaHuWaH says He will be like a lion to both Efrayim and Yahuwdah until they repent. (Hos. 5:14; 13:8-9)

 29:3 I shall encamp against you all around, and shall lay siege against you with posted troops. I shall raise siege works against you. 29:4 You shall be brought down, and shall speak out of the ground. Your speech shall mumble out of the dust. Your voice shall be as of one who has a familiar ruwach, out of the ground, and your speech shall whisper out of the dust. 29:5 But the multitude of your foes shall be like fine dust, and the multitude of the ruthless ones like chaff that blows away. Yes, it shall be in an instant, suddenly. 29:6 She shall be visited by YaHuWaH Master of Armies with thunder, with earthquake, with great noise, with whirlwind and storm, and with the flame of a devouring fire. [end of seals, trumpets, and plagues] 29:7 The multitude of all the gentiles that fight against Ari'el - even all who fight against her and her stronghold and who distress her - will become like a prophetic dream and an oracular vision of the night. [Zech. 12:9-10]29:8 It shall be like when a hungry man dreams, and behold, he eats; but he awakes, and his hunger isn’t satisfied; or like when a thirsty man dreams, and behold, he drinks; but he awakes, and behold, he is faint, and he is still thirsty. The multitude of all the gentiles that fight against Mount Tsiyown shall be like that.

 29:9 Pause and wonder! Blind yourselves and be blind! They are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink. 29:10 For YaHuWaH has poured out on them a ruwach of deep sleep, and has closed their eyes, namely the prophets; and He has covered their heads, namely the seers.

[Ruwach of deep sleep: insensibility, intense shock, dulled senses; Aramaic, "deception". The original Hebrew uses the same word as for the "deep slumber" that YaHuWaH brought over Adam when He wished to create Hawah (Gen. 2:21); In Romans 11: 11:25 For I don’t desire you to be ignorant, brothers, of this mystery, so that you won’t be wise in your own conceits, that a partial hardening has happened to Ysra'al, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in,  11:26 and so all Ysra'al will be saved. 

 Paul quotes this verse and explains how He again uses this method to produce a bride by "putting Ysra'al to sleep"! Compare1 Sh'muel 26:12; and no man saw it, nor knew it, neither did any awake; for they were all asleep, because a deep sleep from YaHuWaH was fallen on them. Yahuwchanan 11:11ff; 1 Thess. 4:14.]

 29:11 The whole vision has become to them like the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one who is educated, saying, “Read this, please;” and he says, “I can’t, for it is sealed:”  29:12 and the book is delivered to one who is not educated, saying, “Read this, please;” and he says, “I can’t read.” 29:13 Therefore YaHuWaH said, “Because this people draws near with their mouth and with their lips to esteem Me, but they have removed their heart far from Me, and their Fear of Me is a commandment of men which has been taught;

 YaHuWSHuWaH quoted this in MatithYahuw 15 in regard to the P'rushim (Pharisees). He quotes it as "teaching as doctrines the commandments of men" (quoting from the LXX, but in a slightly altered order). We have seen many other examples of that since, such as the Roman Catholic Church as well as the Jewish rabbis, who both say they can overrule the Scriptures for the sake of human traditions. (Mark 7:13) Hushuwa was told that the remedy for this is to bring words back to YaHuWaH as the slaughter of our lips. (14:2)

 29:14 therefore, behold, I shall proceed to do a marvelous work among this people, even a marvelous work and a wonder; because the wisdom of their learned me has been lost, and the discernment of those who have insight shall be hidden.”

[“For because this people approaches Me with their mouth, and with their lips they honor Me, but their heart is far removed from Me, even their reverence of Me is in vain , being taught rules of mortal men, MattithYâ´huw 15: 6-9, Márquwç 7: 6]  this is why, look!  I AM HE  Who will do it again to do an extraordinary thing to this people: doing wonder upon wonder, yet the wisdom of their learned ones will wander off and get lost, and the understanding of their discerning ones will be carefully hidden!”] 1 Cor. 1:19 For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, I will bring the discernment of the discerning to nothing.”

29:15 Woe to those who deeply hide their counsel from YaHuWaH, and whose works are in the dark, and who say, “Who sees us?” and “Who knows us what we do corruptly?"  [Compare Psalm 94:7-15 and Y'hezq'el 8:12ff.]

29:16 How perverse you are! Should the potter be reckoned as the clay? Should what is made say of its Maker, “He didn’t make me;” or the thing formed say of Him Who formed it, “He has no understanding of me?”

29:17 Isn’t it yet a very little while, and Lebanown shall be turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful field shall be regarded as a forest?

29:18 In That Day, the deaf shall hear the Wordim of the Book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity and out of darkness. 

This is one of the verses YaHuWSHuWaH alluded to when Yahuwchanan the Immerser asked Him (Luk. 7:19) whether He or another like Him was the one who is to come--i.e., if He was both the first and the second Mashiyach (i.e., "Son of Yoseyf", the suffering Servant, and the "Son of Dawiyd", the conquering King). He answered by telling him of the miracles He was performing as signs, because they all foreshadowed the Kingdom when such healing would be the norm. Romans 11 tells us that the full understanding will not be restored to Ysra'al until the "fullness of the Gentiles" (which is Efrayim's seed, Gen. 48:19) begins to return.

29:19 The humble also shall increase their joy in YaHuWaH, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Qadosh-One of Ysra'al. 

29:20 For the oppressor is brought to nothing, and the boastful one [the Counterfeit Anointed] has proven to be a failure, and all those who look for opportunities to make trouble have been cut off— 29:21 who make man to sin in word, and lay a snare for the reprover in the gate, or cause the righteous to be turned aside by a fabrication.  

29:22 Therefore thus says YaHuWaH, Who ransomed Abraham, concerning the House of Ya'aqob: “Ya'aqob shall no longer be ashamed, neither shall his face grow pale. 

29:23 But when he sees his children, the work of My hands, in the midst of him, they shall Set-apart My Shem. Yes, they shall Set-apart the Qadosh-One of Ya'aqob, as in a class of His own, and will regard Aluahiym of Ysra'al with awe. 

29:24 All those who went astray in ruwach shall come to understanding, and those who grumbled will accept instruction.” 

 ["And those who go astray [in] ruwach [shall] have learned discernment by experience, and those who talk back shall learn to take [control of their] words."] [And the ones who erred in ruwach will recognize discernment, and the complainers shall learn instruction, and the stammering tongues shall learn to speak shalowm (shalom, reconciliation, completeness)]


30:1 “Woe to the rebellious children,” says YaHuWaH, “who take counsel, but not from Me; and who make an alliance, but not with My Ruwach, that they may add sin to sin, 30:2 who set out to go down into Mitsrayim, and have not asked My advice; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Par'oh, and to take refuge in the shadow of Mitsrayim! 30:3 Therefore the strength of Par'oh shall be your shame, and the refuge in the shadow of Mitsrayim your confusion. 30:4 For their heads are at Tso'an, and their ambassadors have come to Chanes.  30:5 They shall all be ashamed because of a people that can’t profit them, that are not a help nor profit, but a shame, and also a reproach.”

30:6 The  message concerning the animals of the South. Through the land of trouble and anguish, of the lioness and the lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent [the Lie incarnated], they carry their riches on the shoulders of young donkeys, and their treasures on the humps of camels, to an unprofitable people. 30:7 For Mitsrayim helps in vain, and to no purpose; therefore have I called her Rahab who sits still. 

 In vain: "like a vapor" or "breath"--the same as the name of Hebel, Adam and Hawah's son. I have summoned this proud bustling crowd to cease: or, "I have cried out concerning this: their strength is to sit still!" I.e., as at the Red Sea, if they would only quiet down and watch, they would see YaHuWaH's deliverance. (Compare v. 15) The word for "proud" or "strength" is Rahab, which is a legendary sea-monster associated with Mitsrayim as well. In this context, it could read, "I have summoned this noisy Rahab to cessation." Or, "I called them Rahab". Stop: that is, abandon your trek to Mitsrayim.

30:8 Now go, write it before them on a tablet, and inscribe it in a book, that it may be for the lattermost day, for the time to come into the  Age and beyond 30:9 For it is a rebellious people, lying children, children who shall not hear the Torah of YaHuWaH ; 30:10 who tell the seers, “Don’t see!” and to the prophets, “Don’t prophesy to us right things. Tell us pleasant things. Prophesy deceits. 30:11 Get out of the way. Turn aside from the path. Cause the Qadosh-One of Ysra'al to cease from before us.”

 [2 Tim. 4:3-5 3For a time is coming when people will not put up with sound doctrine. [The time will come when they will not bear up under uncorrupt teaching. Greek] Instead to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the Truth and turn aside to myths.  5 But you should keep a clear mind in every situation. Don't be afraid of suffering for YaHuWaH. Work at bringing others to the Anointed. Complete the ministry YaHuWaH has given you.] 

30:12 Therefore thus says the Qadosh-One of Ysra'al, “Because you despise this Word, and relied on the Fraud and the distortion and you support yourself on it; 30:13 therefore this iniquity shall be to you like a breach ready to fall, a bulge in a secure high wall, whose crack comes suddenly in an instant. 30:14 And its rupture will be like a jar that the potters have broken in pieces. He will not have pity, so there won’t be found among the broken piece a piece good enough to take fire from the hearth, or to dip up water out of the cistern.” 30:15 For thus said the Sovereign YaHuWaH, the Qadosh-One of Ysra'al, “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength.” but you would not, 30:16 but you said, “No, for we shall flee on horses;” therefore you shall indeed need to flee; and, And you said “We shall ride on the fleet-footed;” therefore those who pursue you shall also be swift. 30:17 One thousand shall flee at the threat of one. At the threat of five, you shall flee until you are left like a flagpole on the top of a mountain, and like a signpost on top of the hill.

[So you said, “No, because we shall fly to the attack, by Zeus (Çuwç)!”  For this, you shall flee.  “So we will be aided by swift [pilots]!”  For this reason your pursuers shall be swift. One thousand from before the rebuke of one, from before the rebuke of five, you shall all flee until you are left behind like a flagpole at the top of the mountain, and like a signal marker on the hill.] Pure Scriptures

  30:18 Therefore YaHuWaH shall wait, longing to show favor to you; and therefore He shall be exalted, that He may have mercy on you, for YaHuWaH is an Aluahiym of justice. Blessed are all those who wait for Him. 

 Gen. 49:17-18 contrasts the "snake" of Dan (a picture of the Counterfeit Messiah, whose ruse many will fall for) with waiting just a little longer for YaHuWaH's true deliverance (Heb., yeshuah).

30:19 For the people shall dwell in Tsiyown at Yahrushalom. You shall weep no more. He shall surely show favor to you at the voice of your cry. As soon as He hears you, He will answer you.  30:20 And YaHuWaH will give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your teacher won’t be hidden anymore, but your eyes shall see your teacher; 30:21 and when you turn to the right hand, and when you turn to the left, your ears shall hear a word  behind you, saying, “This is the Way. Walk in it.” 

From behind: the direction from which a teacher goads one on. The Way: the earliest disciples' name for the manner of "walking out the Torah" as taught by YaHuWSHuWaH.

30:22 You shall defile the overlaying of your engraved images of silver, and the plating of your molten images of gold. You shall cast them away like a menstruous cloth, and you shall tell them, “Be gone!” 30:23 He shall give the rain for your seed, with which you shall sow the ground; and bread of the increase of the ground shall be rich and plentiful. In That Day, your livestock shall feed in large pastures. 30:24 The oxen likewise and the young donkeys that till the ground shall eat savory provender, which has been winnowed with the shovel and with the fork. 30:25 There shall be brooks and streams of water on every lofty mountain and on every high hill in the Day of the slaughter of the many, when the towers fall. 

30:26 Moreover the light of the moon shall be like the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be seven times brighter, like the light of seven days, in The Day that YaHuWaH binds up the fracture of His people, and heals the wound they were struck with. [New Earth]

30:27 Behold, haShem of YaHuWaH comes from far away, burning with His anger, and in thick rising smoke. His lips are full of indignation, and His tongue is as a devouring fire. 

30:28 His breath is as an overflowing stream that reaches even to the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of destruction; and a bridle that leads to ruin shall be in the jaws of the peoples.

 30:29 You shall have a song, as in the night when a Qodesh feast is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goes with a flute to come to YaHuWaH’s Mountain, to Ysra'al’s Rock. [These are customs from the feast of Sukkoth] 

30:30 YaHuWaH shall cause His majestic Voice to be heard, and shall show the descent of His Arm, with the indignation of His anger, and the flame of a devouring fire, with a blast, storm, and hailstones [ meteorite--seals and plagues]. 

30:31 For through the Voice of YaHuWaH the Ashshuwrn  [Successful One]  shall be dismayed. He shall strike him with His rod. 

 30:32 Every stroke of the rod of punishment, which YaHuWaH shall lay on him, shall be with the sound of tambourines and harps. He shall fight with them in battles, brandishing weapons.

 [Tambourines: or any percussion instruments. Harps: any stringed instruments that "twang". Brandishing: the same word for "wave offerings". So a ruwachual battle is carried out through music and worship. (Note the example of this in 2 Chron. 20:21-22.) 

30:33 For Tofeth is being prepared in advance; indeed it is being made ready for the sovereign! He has made it deep and broad;  its burning-pyre is piled high with wood.  YaHuWaH’s breath, like a stream of burning sulfur kindles it.

  [Tofeth: the site of this future judgment at the confluence of the Hinnom Valley [Ge-henna] and the Qidron (known as the "Valley of the Shadow of Death").]

2 Thess. 8 Then the man of lawlessness will be revealed, whom the Master YaHuWSHuWaH will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy by the splendor of His coming. 9 Whose arrival is according to the energy of haSatan [the Adversary], with all power and signs and deceiving miracles. 


Woe to those who go down to Mitsrayim for help, and rely on horses, and trust in chariots because they are many, and in horsemen because they are very strong, but they don’t look to the Qadosh-One of Ysra'al, and they don’t seek YaHuWaH! 

 Go down: Relying on anything less than YaHuWaH is a descent. Hagar, Sarai's servant, went down to Mistrayim for help, but YaHuWaH turned her back to the household where she now belonged. (Gen. 16) In the same way, YaHuWaH's congregations have turned back to the Babylonian-Mistrites-Roman system, because there is power in numbers. When confronted with what Scripture really says, many say, "Let me ask my pastor about this." But pastors are often swayed by what will keep more sheep in the fold; it is YaHuWaH whom we must seek instead. We must not even trust in any Israelite organizations, but only YaHuWaH Himself.

 [Hówy(woe) to the ones descending to the Entrenchments (Mitsrayim) for help!  On horses (swift ones)[~ Missiles? Planes?] they depend and they trust on chariots [~ tanks] because they are Many, and on riders [~ pilots] because they are exceedingly numerous, but they did not look to the Pure One of Ysra'al, and YaHuWaH they did not seek.]  

31:2 And He also is wise, and shall bring disaster, and shall not call back His Wordim, and He shall arise against the house of the evildoers, and against the help of those who are workers of wickedness.

31:3 Now the Mitsrites are men, and not Aluahiym; and their horses flesh, and not ruwach. When YaHuWaH stretches out His hand, both he who helps shall stumble, and he who is helped shall fall, and they all shall be consumed together.

31:4 For thus says YaHuWaH to me, “As the lion and the young lion growling over his prey - though a band of shepherds is called together against him - he is not afraid of their voice, nor disturbed by the noise of them, so YaHuWaH Master of Armies shall come down to fight on Mount Tsiyown and on its heights.

31:5 As birds hovering, so YaHuWaH Master of Armies shall protect Yahrushalom. He shall protect and deliver it. He shall pass over and preserve it.” 

[6th seal ?] ZacharYahuw 14:3 Then YaHuWaH will go out and fight against those nations, as when He fought in the day of battle.  14:4 His feet will stand in That Day on the Mount of Olives, which is before Yahrushalom on the east; and the Mount of Olives will be split in two, from east to west, making a very great valley. Half of the mountain will move toward the north, and half of it toward the south. [   (See Y'chezq'el/Ezek. 34)  34:11 For thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Behold, I Myself (Memra - Living Word), even I, will search for My sheep, and will seek them out. 34:12 As a shepherd seeks out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered abroad, so will I seek out My sheep; and I will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day. 34:13 I will bring them out from the peoples, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them into their own Land; and I will feed them on the mountains of Ysra'al, by the watercourses, and in all the inhabited places of the country. ]

Matt. 24:31 He shall send out His Messengers with the sound of the Great Shofar [Day of Atonement], and they shall gather together His chosen ones from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.

[YashaYahuw 11:12 He shall set up a Banner [Anointed] for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Ysra'al, and gather together the dispersed of Yahuwdah from the four corners of the earth]

31:6 Return to Him from whom you have deeply defected, children of Ysra'al. 

Defection: or "apostasy", "withdrawal", "revolt"--a deliberate rebellion, not just veering off course.

 31:7 For in That Day everyone shall cast away his worthless images of silver and his idols of gold—sin which your own hands have made for you.

Worthless images: or "good-for-nothings", with the sense of not really existing. Modern examples might be things like artificial intelligence, credit cards, or virtual reality. Even our money is no longer really worth anything concrete. Mammon is always deceitful.

31:8The Ashshuwrn shall fall by the sword, not of man; and the sword, not of mankind, shall devour him. He shall flee from the sword, and his young men shall become subject to forced labor.

 [Daniy'al 8: 25 ;11:45 And through his cunning he shall cause deceit to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and in time of security shall he destroy many; he shall also stand up against the prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.]

[YashaYahuw 31:8 (alternate reading) From the time You had announced to us the time appointed for the mighty deed of Your Hand against the Kittim, saying: 'then shall Ashshuwr fall with the sword not of man, and the sword, not of man, shall devour him".]

31:9 His strength shall pass away by reason of terror, and his heads shall be afraid of the Banner,” says YaHuWaH, Whose fire is in Tsiyown, and His furnace in Yahrushalom.

[ This recalls the torch and smoking furnace in Abram's covenant-vision, which was fulfilled in Yahrushalom.]


Behold, a Sovereign [YaHuWSHuWaH] shall reign in righteousness, and heads shall rule in justice. Prov. 8:16

32:2 A Man [YaHuWSHuWaH] shall be as a hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the storm, as streams of water in a dry place, as the shade of a large Rock in a weary land.

32:3 The eyes of those who see shall not be dim, and the ears of those who hear shall listen.

32:4 The heart of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.

32:5 The fool shall no longer be called noble, [told to rule] nor the scoundrel be highly respected.

 Be called noble: LXX, "be told to rule". Scoundrel: literally, "one who withholds"; there are numerous proverbs that parallel this. YaHuWSHuWaH also reminded the leaders in His Kingdom not to be like the rulers of the Gentiles who "lord it over" those who call them "benefactors" or "philanthropists". (Luke 22:25-26)

32:6 For the fool shall speak folly, and his heart shall work iniquity, to practice profanity, and to utter error against YaHuWaH, To make empty the being of the hungry, and to cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.

 Foolishness: senselessness, disgrace, profane things. Soul: or appetite. If we twist YaHuWaH's words, though we appear to be feeding someone, it is just "empty calories".

32:7 The ways of the scoundrel are evil. He devises wicked devices to destroy the humble with lying words [the sayings of the Lie], even when the needy speaks right.

32:8 The generous person, on the other hand, invents noble things; and by his generosity he will be established.

Invents noble things: or "counsels giving". A Hebrew idiom for a generous person is that "He has a good eye." YaHuWSHuWaH said this was the key to one's whole life being full of light. (Luke 11:34) It goes far beyond money; sons of the Kingdom are not taxed. It applies with time, patience, edification, teaching, and giving of ourselves in general. It is a kingdom law to keep giving out what we receive, both so it can flow on to others and so we have room to receive the "more" that He wants to give us. Otherwise, we become like the Dead Sea, having no outlet and no life.

32:9 Rise up, you women who rest securely in your arrogance! Hear my voice! You careless daughters, give ear to my speech!

 Daughters: Aramaic, "fortresses". But Yahuwdah and Efrayim are also called YaHuWaH's daughters by the prophets. Complacent: confident enough to be careless. What I utter: or "My speech"--an idiom also for the Torah.

32:10 For days beyond a year you shall be troubled, you complacent women; for the vintage shall fail. The harvest won’t come.


Days on a year: LXX, "a full year", or possibly "[just a few] days over a year".

Bereshiyth 8:14 In the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth was dry. (The "flood" of destruction was on the earth for 370 days while YaHuWaH's people (Noah and family) were safe in His ark.) [This was 370 days after the flood began, or one year and ten days, at that time—the same length as the interval between one Feast of Trumpets until Yom Kippur the following year.] also -  chp. 34:8 For YaHuWaH has a Day of Vengeance, a year of recompense for the cause of Tsiyown.

32:11 Tremble, you women who rest securely! Be troubled, you careless ones! Strip yourselves, make yourselves naked, and put sackcloth on your waist.

32:12 Beat your breasts for the pleasant fields, for the fruitful vine.

Breasts: i.e., that are now unused (v. 11); LXX, "beat on your breasts". Fields: from a word meaning "spread out", possibly alluding to the childbirth process. Vine: perhaps an idiom for the umbilical cord.

32:13 Thorns and briars shall come up on My people’s Land; yes, on all the houses of joy in the joyous city.

 Thorns and briers: The same curse that followed Adam's sin in Eden.

32:14 For the palace shall be forsaken. The populous city shall be deserted. The hill and the watchtower shall be for dens into the  Age and beyond, a delight for wild donkeys, a pasture of flocks --for an age;

32:15 Until the Ruwach is poured on us from on high, and the wilderness becomes a fruitful field, and the fruitful field is considered a forest.

32:16 Then justice shall dwell in the wilderness; and righteousness shall remain in the fruitful field.

32:17 The work of righteousness shall be shalom; and the effect of righteousness, quietness and confidence into the  Age and beyond.

32:18 My people shall abide in a habitation of shalom, in safe dwellings, and in quiet resting places,

32:19 Though hail flattens the forest, and the city is leveled completely. [trumpets and plagues]

LXX: "If the hail should come down, it will not come upon you, and they that dwell in the forests will be in confidence, like those in the open country." Aramaic, "Hail will come down and kill the armies of the Gentiles", reminiscent of Yahushuah chapter 10.

32:20 Blessed are you who sow beside all waters, who send out the feet of the ox and the donkey. 

Sow beside waters: compare Psalm 1. YashaYahuw spent much time in the palace, which was quite close to the Temple, so he was very familiar with many psalms and proverbs, to which he often alludes. Send forth: the Aramaic adds "to gather". When crops are plentiful and abundant, the animals can be allowed to roam the fields and eat, with no substantial loss being felt by their owners.[Ox and donkey are also sometimes metaphors for two Houses of Ysra'al]

[O the joys of you sowers over all the waters, the ones setting free the legs of the cattle and the donkey! (v. 14)]

33:1 Woe to you who despoiled, but you weren’t despoiled; and who deals treacherously, but nobody betrayed you! When you have finished despoiling, you shall be despoiled; and when you have made an end of betrayal, you shall be betrayed.

33:2  O YaHuWaH, look upon us with favor! We have waited expectantly for You.

Be our strength every morning, our deliverance also in the time of trouble. 

[Great tribulation - verse 10 above]

Yo'el 2:32 It will happen that whoever shall call on haShem of YaHuWaH shall be delivered (saved);  for in Mount Tsiyown and in  Yahrushalom there shall be those who escape [are delivered], as YaHuWaH  has said, and in the remnant, those whom YaHuWaH shall call.

We have waited: compare Ya'aqob's prophecy in regard to Dan in Gen. 49:16-18. [Dan will be a serpent in the way, an adder in the path, That bites the horse’s heels, so that his rider falls backward. I have waited for your deliverance, YaHuWaH.]

33:3 At the noise of the thunder, the peoples have fled.

When You raise Yourself up, the heathen are scattered.

 Raised Yourself up: when He bursts forth from the Tabernacle upon the nations who are besieging Ysra'al in the latter days, shocking them with the fact that He is indeed real--and on Ysra'al's side--after all. (26:21)

33:4 Your plunder shall be gathered like the caterpillar gathers, running to and fro on it just as the locusts run to and fro.

33:5 YaHuWaH is exalted, for He resides on high. He has filled Tsiyown with right ruling and righteousness. [YaHuWSHuWaH]

He resides: Aramaic, "He causes His Sh'khinah to dwell..."

33:6 He shall be trustworthiness (hasa) of your times, a wealth of deliverance (yashua), wisdom (chokmah), and knowledge(da'ath). The fear of (yerah) YaHuWaH - that is His treasure.

 [Prov. 9:10] Col. 2:2 .... that they may know the secret of YaHuWaH - even of the Father and of the Anointed, 2:3 in Whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge hidden.

33:7 Behold, their valiant ones cry outside; the ambassadors of shalom weep bitterly.

33:8 The highways have become deserted; The people have stopped traveling the roads. He has violated the covenant. He has despised the cities. He doesn’t respect man.

Traveling the roads": or "transgressing the way". Violated: Aramaic, "changed" (truly a characteristic of the counterfeit Anointed, Dan. 7:25); LXX: "The covenant with these is taken away, and you shall by no means deem them men." So while the "he" here is probably primarily speaking of the Counterfeit Anointed, the final instance may refer to YaHuWaH. 

33:9 The land mourns and languishes. Lebanown is confounded and withers away.

Sharon is like a desert, and Bashan and Karmel are stripped bare.

33:10 “Now I shall arise,” says YaHuWaH; “Now I shall lift Myself up. Now I shall be exalted.

33:11 You shall conceive chaff [wicked conceptions]. You shall give birth to stubble. Your breath is a fire that shall devour you.

33:12 The peoples shall be like the burning of lime, like thorns that are cut down and burned in the fire.

33:13 Hear, you who are far off, what I have done; and, you who are near, acknowledge My might.”

33:14 The sinners in Tsiyown are afraid. Trembling has seized the wicked ones.

Who among us can live with the devouring fire? Who among us can live with everlasting burning?

33:15 He who walks righteously, and speaks blamelessly; He who despises the gain of oppressions, who gestures with his hands, refusing to take a bribe, who stops his ears from hearing of blood, and shuts his eyes from looking at evil—

33:16  he shall dwell on the heights. His place of defense shall be the fortress of rocks. His bread shall be supplied. His waters shall be sure.

 Heights: LXX, "high cave". Rocks: the plural form of the Hebrew name of the Nabatean fortress, Petra. Thus this appears to be the time when Ysra'al is reunited and renews the covenant of "marriage" to YaHuWaH (through His visible Mashiyach) in the wilderness (v. 17). Bread: Perhaps it will be manna again! Guaranteed: faithful, lasting, confirmed, reliable.

33:17 Your eyes shall see the Master in His beauty. They shall see a distant land.

33:18 Your heart will imagine terror. Now where is the one who does the counting? Where is the one who does the weighing out? Where is the one who takes account of the towers?[great leaders]

 Aramaic: "Your mind will reckon up great things... Let them come if they can reckon the number of the slain heads of the armies of the mighty ones." I.e., "towers" is an idiom for great leaders.

33:19 You shall no longer see the fierce people, a people of a deep speech that you can’t comprehend, with a strange language that you can’t understand.

33:20 Look at Tsiyown, the city of our appointed festivals. Your eyes shall see Yahrushalom, a quiet habitation, a tent that won’t be removed. Its stakes shall never be plucked up, nor shall any of its cords be broken.

33:21 But there YaHuWaH shall be with us in majesty, a place of broad rivers and streams, in which no galley with oars shall go, neither shall any gallant ship pass by there.

33:22 For YaHuWaH is our Judge. YaHuWaH is our Lawgiver. YaHuWaH is our Sovereign. He shall saves [yashuah] us.

33:23 Your rigging is untied. They couldn’t strengthen the foot of their mast.

They couldn’t spread the sail. Then the prey of a great spoil was divided. The lame took the prey.

33:24 The inhabitant won’t say, “I am sick.” The people who dwell therein will have the guilt of their perversity covered. 

 [ Aramaic:The people, the House of Ysra'al, will be gathered and return to their place, released of their sins."]

6th seal ?

34:1 Come near, you nations, to hear! Listen, you peoples.

Let the earth and all it contains hear; the world, and everything that comes from it.

34:2 For YaHuWaH is enraged against all the nations, and angry with all their army.

 [Army (singular): All the nations have become one army by this time, united against YaHuWaH's last vestige of rule on earth.]

 He has utterly destroyed them. He has given them over for slaughter.

34:3 Their slain shall also be cast out, and the stench of their dead bodies shall come up; and the mountains shall melt in their blood.

34:4 All of the host (powers/forces] of heaven have been consumed away [Prince of the power of the air and his minions], and ha'shamayim shall be rolled up like a scroll, [Rev. 6:12-17/6th Seal] and all its armies shall fade away, as a leaf fades from off a vine or a fig tree.

34:5 For My sword has drunk its fill in the sky. Behold, it shall come down on Edom, and on the people of My curse, for judgment.

[Where the world army is gathered to destroy Ysra'al]

34:6 YaHuWaH’s sword is filled with blood. It is covered with fat, with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams; for YaHuWaH has a slaughtering in Botsrah, And a great slaughter in the land of Edom.

Botsrah: its name means “sheepfold”, which fits with all of these clean animals mentioned here. But is also the name of a town north of Petra and south of the Dead Sea, where the world army (v. 1-2) will be assembled for the purpose of capturing Ysra'al for its cause or else destroying it (ch. 16), but YaHuWaH sees them as assembled for more efficient slaughter. The Aramaic targum indeed interprets these (clean) animals as representing kings and rulers (in v. 7 as well).

34:7 The wild oxen shall come down with them, and the young bulls with the mighty bulls; and their land shall be drunken with blood, and their dust made greasy with fat. [the animals of vs. 6 & 7 represent kings and rulers]

34:8 For YaHuWaH has a Day of Vengeance, a Year of Recompense for the cause of Tsiyown. (Chp. 61:2; 63:4; 32:10)

34:9 Its [Edom's] streams shall be turned into tar, its dust into brimstone,  And its land shall become burning asphalt.

34:10 It won’t be quenched night nor day. Its smoke shall ascend a long time. From generation to generation, it shall lie waste. No one shall pass through it into the  Age and beyond.

34:11 But the pelican and the porcupine shall possess it. The owl and the raven shall dwell in it. Then He shall stretch the measuring line of chaos over it, and the plumb line of emptiness [waste].

[Chaos: Heb., tohu. Emptiness: or “waste”; Heb., bohu. These two terms were used for what the earth became (Gen. 1:2) after a cataclysmic judgment and just before being reconstituted for the use of humanity - Here, the scenario is again one of a complete purging by fire after a great battle so that something new may arise—the Kingdom (v. 12) of Mashiyach, which is also called “the time of the restoration of all things”—even, dare we say, Eden itself. ]

34:12 Its [Edom's] nobles? There are none there! They will summon them to a royal office, but all her princes shall be nothing.

34:13 Thorns shall come up in its palaces, nettles and thistles in its fortresses; and it shall be a habitation of jackals, a court for ostriches.

34:14 The yelping beasts of the desert shall meet with the howling beasts of the islands, and the shaggy goat shall cry to his fellow. Yes, the screech owl shall settle there, and shall find herself a place of rest.

Howling beasts of the islands: Aramaic, “cats”; LXX, “devils”. Shaggy goats: LXX, “satyrs”, another reference to demons (which is exactly how the Aramaic targum translated it.) Screech owl: Heb., Lilith, a term often used for a female goddess known to be a nocturnal demon, to which the owl is analogous; Aramaic, “night hags”. Compare Rev. 16:13-14; 18:2.

34:15 The arrow snake shall make her nest there, and lay, hatch, and gather under her shade. Yes, the vultures shall be gathered there, every one with her mate.

Birds of prey…assembled: Compare Mat. 24:28; Luk. 17:37, especially in the context of v. 3 above. " Their slain shall also be cast out, and the stench of their dead bodies shall come up; and the mountains shall melt in their blood. "

34:16 Search in the Book of YaHuWaH, and read: not one of these shall be missing. None shall lack her mate. For My mouth has commanded, and His Ruwach has gathered them.

34:17 He has cast the lot for them, and His hand has divided it to them with a measuring line. They shall possess it into the  Age and beyond. From generation to generation they shall dwell in it.

35:1 For them, the wilderness and the dry land shall be glad. The desert shall rejoice and blossom like a rose.

35:2 It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing. The esteem of Lebanown shall be given to it, the excellence of Karmel and Sharon. They shall see YaHuWaH’s Qabod, the excellence of our Aluahiym.  

35:3 Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees.

This is quoted in Hebrews 12:12 in relation to YaHuWaH’s discipline. One can respond with gloom and depression,yet never change, or with a resolve to correct the problem He was addressing so we will be what we were meant to be. Here, it is also a message to those in need of encouragement while being besieged, for soon they will have a massive cleanup and revitalization project to carry out, and will need all the energy they can get!

35:4 Tell those who have a fearful heart, “Be strong. Don’t be afraid. Behold, your Aluahiym shall come with vengeance, Aluahiym’s retribution. He, He shall come and He shall save you.

35:5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.

35:6 Then the lame man shall leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute shall sing; for waters shall break out in the wilderness, and streams in the desert.

Leap like a deer: at first a deer’s legs are wobbly, but within minutes of birth, it can walk with sure-footedness. A lame man who leaped was a sign to those in the Hekal that Kefa (Peter) and Yahuwchanan were carrying on YaHuWSHuWaH’s work of proclaiming the Kingdom that many opted to defer (Acts 3:7-8), delaying it until there was another opening in our own day. Interestingly, Acts 3 specifically mentions that the man’s feet and ankle bones were made firm. (Compare v. 3 above.)

35:7 The mirage shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water.

Grass with reeds and rushes shall be in the habitation of great reptiles, where they lay.

35:8 A highway shall be there, a road, and it shall be called The Qodesh Way.

The unclean shall not pass over it, nor shall it be for them. Those who walk on the Path, even if they are fools, will not go astray.

35:9 No lion shall be there, nor shall any ravenous animal go up on it. They shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there.

35:10 YaHuWaH’s ransomed ones shall return, and come with singing to Tsiyown; and everlasting joy shall be on their heads. They shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.”

36:1 Now it happened in the fourteenth year of sovereign ChizqiyYahuw, that Sancheriyb sovereign of Ashshuwr attacked all of the fortified (walled off) cities of  Yahuwdah, and captured them. [ChizqiyYahuw was the 12th king of Yahuwdah. Sennacherib reigned from 705-681 B.C.E.] 

36:2 The King of Ashshuwr sent Rabshakeh from Lachiysh to Yahrushalom to sovereign ChizqiyYahuw with a massive force while he stood by the aqueduct from the upper pool in the fuller’s field highway. 

 36:3 Then Elyaqiym the son of ChilqiyYahuw, who was over the House (High Priest), and Shebna the scribe, and Yow'ach, the son of Asaph, the recorder came out to him.

Elyaqim means "Aluahiym raises [him] up." Chilqiyahuw means "YaHuWaH is my portion". Over the House: that is, the Hekal. He was a high priest. (22:20; 2 Kings 22:8-10; 2 Chron. 34) Shebna means “growing vigorously”, and Yoach, “YaHuWaH is a brother”. Asaph means “gatherer”.

36:4 Rabshakeh said to them, “Now tell ChizqiyYahuw, ‘Thus says the great sovereign, the sovereign of Ashshuwr, “What confidence is this in which you trust? 

36:5 I say that your counsel and strength for the war are only vain words. Now in whom do you trust, that you have rebelled against me? 

36:6 Behold, you trust in the staff of this bruised reed, even in Mitsrayim, which if a man leans on it, it shall go into his hand and pierce it. So is Par'oh sovereign of Mitsrayim to all who trust in him.

36:7 But if you tell me, ‘We trust in YaHuWaH our Aluahiym,’ isn’t that He whose high places and whose altars ChizqiyYahuw has taken away, and has said to Yahuwdah and to Yahrushalom, ‘you shall worship before this altar?’”

 36:8 Now therefore, please make a tradeoff with my Master the sovereign of Ashshuwr, and I shall give you two thousand horses, if you are able on your part to set riders on them. 

36:9 How then can you turn away the face of one captain of the least of my master’s servants, and put your trust on Mitsrayim for chariots and for horsemen? 

36:10 Have I come up now without YaHuWaH against this land to destroy it? YaHuWaH said to me, “Go up against this land, and destroy it.”’”

36:11 Then Elyaqiym, Shebna and Yow'ach said to Rabshakeh, “Please speak to your servants in Aramaic, for we understand it; and don’t speak to us in the Yahuwdite’ language in the hearing of the people who are on the wall.”

36:12 But Rabshakeh said, “Has my Master sent me only to your Master and to you, to speak these words, and not to the men who sit on the wall, who shall eat their own dung and drink their own urine with you?”

 36:13 Then Rabshakeh stood, and called out with a loud voice in the Yahuwdite’ language, and said, “Hear the words of the great sovereign, the sovereign of Ashshuwr!

 36:14 Thus says the sovereign, ‘Don’t let ChizqiyYahuw deceive you; for he shall not be able to deliver you.

 36:15 Don’t let ChizqiyYahuw make you trust in YaHuWaH, saying, “YaHuWaH shall surely deliver us. This city won’t be given into the hand of the sovereign of Ashshuwr.”’

 36:16 Don’t listen to ChizqiyYahuw, for thus says the sovereign of Ashshuwr, ‘Make your shalom with me, and come out to me; and each of you eat from his vine, and each one from his fig tree, and each one of you drink the waters of his own cistern; 

36:17 until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of grain and new wine, a land of bread and vineyards.  

36:18 Beware lest ChizqiyYahuw persuade you, saying, “YaHuWaH shall deliver us.” Have any of the mighty ones of the nations delivered their lands from the hand of the sovereign of Ashshuwr?  

36:19 Where are the mighty ones of Chamath and Arpad? Where are the mighty ones of Sepharwayim? Have they delivered Shomerown from my hand?

 36:20 Who are they among all the mighty ones of these countries that have delivered their country out of my hand, that YaHuWaH should deliver Yahrushalom out of my hand?’”

36:21 But they remained silent, and said nothing in reply, for the king’s commandment was, “Don’t answer him.”

36:22 Then Elyaqiym the son of ChilqiyYahuw, who was over the House, and Shebna the scribe, and Yow'ach, the son of Asaph, the recorder, came to ChizqiyYahuw with their clothes torn, and told him the words of Rabshakeh.

37:1 It happened, when sovereign ChizqiyYahuw heard it, that he tore his clothes, covered himself with sackcloth, and went into YaHuWaH’s House. 

37:2 He sent Elyaqiym, who was over the House, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests, covered with sackcloth, to YashaYahuw the prophet, the son of Amowts.

 37:3 They said to him, “Thus says ChizqiyYahuw, ‘This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and of contempt; for the children have come to the birth, and there is no strength to bring forth. 

An occasion for contempt: Aramaic, “disgrace”. If we rely on our own strength, there is insufficient power. A baby would die quickly if stuck in the birth canal, so this is a matter of desperate urgency. But this is a foreshadowing of the “Birthpangs of the Mashiyach”, when many antagonistic factors will cast doubt on the viable “birth” of the One New Man, the reunited Ysra'al, the Kingdom of Mashiyach. YaHuWaH will bring us to the point where only He can deliver us, but the darkest backdrop is the place where His ability shines most brightly, just as the new moon comes right after the darkest time. When the baby is born, the pains are forgotten. (Yahuwchanan 16:21)

37:4 It may be YaHuWaH your Aluahiym shall hear the words of Rabshakeh, whom the sovereign of Ashshuwr his sovereign has sent to defy the living Aluahiym, and shall rebuke the words which YaHuWaH your Aluahiym has heard. Therefore lift up your prayer for the remnant that is left.’” 

37:5 So the servants of sovereign ChizqiyYahuw came to YashaYahuw.

37:6 YashaYahuw said to them, “Tell your sovereign, ‘Thus says YaHuWaH, “Don’t be afraid of the words that you have heard, with which the servants of the sovereign of Ashshuwr have blasphemed Me.

 37:7 Behold, I shall put a ruwach in him. Moreover, he has heard a report and begun to return to his own land, and there I shall cause him to fall by the sword.”’”

The death of Sennacherib did not take place for another ten years after this, but he did not harass Yahuwdah anymore. (See also notes on v. 36 and 38:8.)

37:8 So Rabshakeh returned, and found the sovereign of Ashshuwr warring against Libnah, for he had heard that he was departed from Lachiysh.

 37:9 He heard news concerning Tirhaqah sovereign of Kuwsh, “He has come out to fight against you.” When he heard it, he sent messengers to ChizqiyYahuw, saying,

 37:10 “Thus you shall speak to ChizqiyYahuw sovereign of Yahuwdah, saying, ‘Don’t let your Aluahiym in whom you trust deceive you, saying, “Yahrushalom won’t be given into the hand of the sovereign of Ashshuwr.”

Yahuwdah: the Aramaic clarifies, “the tribe of the House of Yahuwdah”, to remind readers that this is not all of Ysra'al.

37:11 Behold, you have heard what the kings of Ashshuwr have done to all lands, by destroying them utterly. Shall you be delivered? 

37:12 Have the mighty ones of the nations delivered them, which my fathers have destroyed, Gowzan, Charan, Retseph, and the children of Eden who were in Tela'ssar? 

 37:13 Where is the sovereign of Chamath, and the sovereign of Arpad, and the sovereign of the city of Sepharwayim, of Hena, and Iwah?’”

37:14 ChizqiyYahuw received the letter from the hand of the messengers and read it. Then ChizqiyYahuw went up to YaHuWaH’s House, and spread it before YaHuWaH.

37:15 ChizqiyYahuw prayed to YaHuWaH, saying, 

37:16 “O YaHuWaH Master of Armies, the Aluahiym of Ysra'al, Who is enthroned among the Keruwbiym, You are the Aluahiym, even You alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth. 

37:17 Turn Your ear, O YaHuWaH, and hear. Open Your eyes, O YaHuWaH, and behold. Hear all of the words of Sancheriyb, who has sent to defy the living Aluahiym. 

37:18 Truly, YaHuWaH, the kings of Ashshuwr have destroyed all the countries and their land, 37:19 and have cast their mighty ones into the fire; for they were no mighty ones, but the work of men’s hands, wood and stone; therefore they have destroyed them. 

37:20 Now therefore, YaHuWaH our Aluahiym, deliver us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that You are YaHuWaH, even You only.”

37:21 Then YashaYahuw the son of Amowts sent to ChizqiyYahuw, saying, “Thus says YaHuWaH, the Aluahiym of Ysra'al, ‘Because you have prayed to Me against Sancheriyb sovereign of Ashshuwr, 

37:22 this is the Word which YaHuWaH has spoken concerning him. The virgin daughter of Tsiyown has despised you and ridiculed you. The daughter of Yahrushalom has shaken her head at you. 

37:23 Whom have you defied and blasphemed? Against Whom have you exalted your voice and lifted up your eyes on high? Against the Qadosh-One of Ysra'al!

 37:24 By your servants, have you defied the Master, and have said, “With the multitude of my chariots I have come up to the height of the mountains, to the innermost parts of Lebanown. I shall cut down its tall cedars and its choice fir trees. I shall enter into its farthest height, the forest of its fruitful field. 

37:25 I have dug and drunk water, and with the sole of my feet I shall dry up all the rivers of Mitsrayim.”

 37:26 [YaHuWaH speaking] 'Have you not heard how I have done it long ago, and formed it in ancient times? Now I have brought it to pass, that it should be yours to destroy fortified cities, turning them into ruinous heaps.

 37:27 Therefore their inhabitants had little power. They were dismayed and confounded. They were like the grass of the field, and like the green herb, like the grass on the housetops, and like a field before its crop has grown. 

37:28 But I know your sitting down, your going out, your coming in, and your raging against Me. 

37:29 Because of your raging against Me, and because your arrogance has come up into My ears, therefore shall I put My hook in your nose and My bridle in your lips, and I shall turn you back by the way by which you came.' 

Ring in your nose: or hook, to connect a chain or bridle to. The same is said of Mitsrayim and the Counterfeit Mashiyach in Y’chezq’el 29:4.

37:30 This shall be the sign to you [ChizqiyYahuw]. You shall eat this year that which grows of itself, and in the second year that which springs from the same; and in the third year sow and reap and plant vineyards, and eat their fruit. (Yubilee terminology)

 37:31 The remnant that is escaped of the House of Yahuwdah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward. 

Escaped from Yahrushalom: probably referring to the events of Zech. 13:9. (Compare Rev. 8:12; 9:15, 18.)

 37:32 For out of Yahrushalom a remnant shall go forth, and survivors shall escape from Mount Tsiyown. The zeal of YaHuWaH Master of Armies shall perform this.’ 

37:33 Therefore thus says YaHuWaH concerning the sovereign of Ashshuwr, ‘He shall not come to this city, nor shoot an arrow there, neither shall he come before it with shield, nor cast up a mound against it.

 37:34 By the way that he came, by the same he shall return, and he shall not come to this city,’ says YaHuWaH. 

37:35 ‘For I shall place a covering over this city to save it, for My Own sake, and for My servant Dawiyd’s sake.’

37:36 The Malak YaHuWaH went out and struck one hundred and eighty-five thousand men in the camp of the Ashshuwrns. When men arose early in the morning, behold, these were all dead bodies. 

37:37 So Sancheriyb sovereign of Ashshuwr departed, went away, returned to Niyneweh, and stayed there. 

37:38 It happened, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisrok his mighty one, that Adrammelech and Shar'etser his sons struck him with the sword; and they escaped into the land of Ararat. Esar Chaddon his son reigned in his place.

38:1 In those days was ChizqiyYahuw sick and near death. YashaYahuw the prophet, the son of Amowts, came to him, and said to him, “Thus says YaHuWaH, ‘Set your house in order, for you shall die, and not live.’”

38:2 Then ChizqiyYahuw turned his face to the wall and prayed to YaHuWaH,

 38:3 and said, “Remember now, YaHuWaH, I beg You, how I have walked before You in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in Your sight.” ChizqiyYahuw wept bitterly.

38:4 Then the word of YaHuWaH came to YashaYahuw, saying, 

38:5 “Go, and tell ChizqiyYahuw, ‘Thus says YaHuWaH, the Aluahiym of Dawiyd your father, “I have heard your prayer. I have seen your tears. Behold, I am adding fifteen years to your life. 

I am adding: Heb., Yoseyph. ChizqiyYahuw was 39 years old at this time (2 Chron. 29:1), and this was the 14th year of his reign (2 Kings 18:13).

 38:6 I shall deliver you and this city out of the hand of the sovereign of Ashshuwr, and I shall defend this city. (38:22  [ Now YashaYahuw had said, “Let them take a cake of figs, and lay it for a poultice on the boil, and he shall recover.” ChizqiyYahuw also had said, “What is the sign that I shall go up to the House of YaHuWaH?”)

 38:7 This shall be the sign to you from YaHuWaH, that YaHuWaH shall do this thing that He has spoken. 

38:8 Behold, I shall cause the shadow on the sundial, which has gone down on the sundial of Achaz with the sun, to return backward ten steps. So the sun returned ten steps on the sundial on which it had gone down.”’”

This, too, was symbolic of resurrection and YaHuWaH’s restoration—time turned backward. Ten degrees: or ten hand-breadths, or about 7 feet, on the 90-foot-tall obelisk sundial patterned after that of the Mistrites (Patten); literally “ten steps”. For this to happen, the earth either had to reverse its direction, or, far more likely, its polar spin axis had to precess (wobble) at one spot on the globe—specifically this one. (See 24:20.) 

On Mars’ previous flyby, Nin’weh had experienced YaHuWaH’s reprieve as described in the record of the prophet Yonah, but caused the great earthquake in UzziYahuw’s day, which damaged the Hekal. (Amos 1:1; Zech. 14:5) Josephus describes it in more detail (Antiquities, book VIII, chapter 10). This time Mars came so close to earth that it was even closer than the moon (a scant 30,000 miles away), and the magnetic repulsion of the two planets pushed them both into new orbits. All around the world over the course of the next 22 years as Mars settled into its present orbit, there are records of nations struggling to adjust their calendars from 360 days to 365.25 days. As the polar axes shifted, Ysra'al was moved 6 degrees further south of where it had been. This has been confirmed by the fact that Solomon’s Hekal faced 6 degrees off the present-day due east, toward which the Second Hekal faced. (See notes on 37:7, 36)

38:9 The writing of ChizqiyYahuw sovereign of  Yahuwdah, when he had been sick, and had recovered of his sickness.

38:10 I said, “In the middle of my life I go into the gates of she'owl. I am deprived of the residue of my years.”

38:11 I said, “I won’t see YaHuWaH, The Aluahiym in the land of the living. I shall see man no more with the inhabitants of the world.

38:12 My dwelling is removed, and is carried away from me like a shepherd’s tent. I have rolled up, like a weaver, my life. He shall cut me off from the loom. From day even to night You shall make an end of me.

38:13 I waited patiently until morning. He breaks all my bones like a lion. From day even to night You shall make an end of me.

38:14 I chattered like a swallow or a crane. I moaned like a dove. My eyes weaken looking upward. Master, I am oppressed. Be my security.”

38:15 What shall I say?

He has both spoken to me, and Himself has done it. I shall walk carefully all my years because of the anguish of my being.

38:16 Master, men live by these things; and my ruwach finds life in all of them: You restore me, and cause me to live.

38:17 Behold, for shalom I had great anguish, but You have in love for my being delivered it from the pit of corruption; for You have cast all my sins behind Your back.

38:18 For she'owl can’t praise You. Death can’t celebrate You. Those who go down into the pit can’t hope for Your truth.

For You to make them sturdy: or simply, “for Your truth” or “Your faithfulness”. Psalms that parallel this thought are 6:5; 30:9; 88:11; 115:17. That latter would have been being sung in the Hekal while the Passover lambs were being slain at the very time YaHuWSHuWaH hung on the cross. He expressed a similar thought in Luke 20:38. There were signs in the sun and an earthquake on that occasion as well.

38:19 The living, the living, he shall praise You, as I do this day. The father shall make known Your truth to the children.

38:20 YaHuWaH shall save me. Therefore we shall sing my songs with stringed instruments all the days of our life in the House of  YaHuWaH.

38:21 Now YashaYahuw had said, “Let them take a cake of figs, and lay it for a poultice on the boil, and he shall recover.” 

38:22 ChizqiyYahuw also had said, “What is the sign that I shall go up to the House of YaHuWaH?”

39:1 At that time, Mero'dak Bal'adan the son of Bal'adan, sovereign of Babel, sent letters and a present to ChizqiyYahuw; for he heard that he had been sick, and had recovered. 

Babel: the quintessence of the Counterfeit Kingdom. It was a land of great liberty (including complete religious freedom) and a prosperous, up-and-coming power. Like the United States and Europe, it had a middle class as well—a rare thing in those days.

39:2 ChizqiyYahuw was pleased with them, and showed them the house of his precious things, the silver, and the gold, the spices, and the precious oil, and all the house of his armor, and all that was found in his treasures. There was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominion, that ChizqiyYahuw didn’t show them.

 39:3 Then YashaYahuw the prophet came to sovereign ChizqiyYahuw, and asked him, “What did these men say? Where did they come from to you?” ChizqiyYahuw said, “They have come from a country far from me, even from Babel.”

39:4 Then he asked, “What have they seen in your house?” ChizqiyYahuw answered, “They have seen all that is in my house. There is nothing among my treasures that I have not shown them.”

39:5 Then said YashaYahuw to ChizqiyYahuw, “Hear the word of YaHuWaH Master of Armies: 

39:6 ‘Behold, the days are coming when all that is in your house, and that which your fathers have stored up until this day, shall be carried to Babel. Nothing shall be left,’ says YaHuWaH. 39:7 ‘They shall take away some of your sons who shall issue from you, whom you shall father, and they shall be eunuchs in the sovereign of Babel’s palace.’”

Some of your children: Not all, in YaHuWaH’s mercy. Babel usually spared royalty of the lands they captured, but they had to show them who was now in charge, and did not want them to have progeny who might rally loyalty in their former subjects. Eunuchs: often placed over the harem, for while they retained their manly strength, there was no danger of them raping the queen and the king’s concubines.

39:8 Then ChizqiyYahuw said to YashaYahuw, “YaHuWaH’s word which you have spoken is good.” He said moreover, “For there shall be shalom and stability in my days.”

40:1 “Comfort, comfort My people,” says your Aluahiym. 

40:2 “Speak [you priests] comfortably to Yahrushalom; and call out to her that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received of YaHuWaH’s hand double for all her sins.”

40:3 The voice of one who calls out in the uninhabited land: “Prepare the way of YaHuWaH! Make a level highway in the desert for our Aluahiym.

40:4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low. The uneven shall be made level, and the rough places a plain.

40:5 The Qabod of YaHuWaH shall be revealed (YaHuWSHuWaH), and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of YaHuWaH has spoken it.”

 40:6 The voice of one saying, “Cry!” One said, “What shall I cry?” “All flesh is like grass, and all its beauty is like the flower of the field.

40:7 The grass withers, the flower fades, because YaHuWaH’s breath blows on it. Surely the people are like grass.

40:8 The grass withers, the flower fades; but the Word of our Aluahiym stands into the ages and beyond.”

Kepha quotes this in reference to the Good News that has enabled us to be reborn of incorruptible seed which enables us to have a pure love for one another. (1 Kepha 1:22-25)

40:9 You who tell good news to Tsiyown, go up on a high mountain. You who tell good news to Yahrushalom, lift up your voice with strength. Lift it up. Don’t be afraid. Say to the cities of Yahuwdah, “Behold, your Aluahiym!”

40:10 Behold, the Master YaHuWaH shall come as a Mighty One, and His Arm shall rule for Him. Behold, His reward is with Him, and His recompense before Him.

40:11 He shall feed His flock like a shepherd. He shall gather the lambs in His Arm, and carry them in His bosom. He shall gently lead little by little those who have their young. 

 Like a shepherd: compare Y’hezq’el 34. Gather: compare 11:12; Micha 2:12; YirmeYahuw 23:3; 31:10; Huwshua 8:10. Little by little: Ya'aqob also said he would let his family travel at the pace of the smallest ones. (Gen. 33:13-14)

40:12 Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, and Who marked off the sky with His span, and Who calculated the dust of the earth in a measure, and Who weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?

40:13 Who has directed the Ruwach of YaHuWaH, or has taught Him as His counselor?

40:14 Who did He take counsel with, and Who instructed Him, and taught Him in the path of justice, and taught Him knowledge, and showed Him the way of understanding?

[The only answer to this is “wisdom” (Prov. 8:22-31), which 1 Cor. 1:30 tells us is personified in YaHuWSHuWaH, through whom all was created. (Yahuwch. 1:3)]

40:15 Behold, the nations are like a drop in a bucket, and are regarded as a speck of dust on a balance. Behold, He lifts up the islands like a very little thing.

40:16 Lebanown is not sufficient to burn, nor its animals sufficient for a burnt offering.

  Lebanon: its trees, at that time, like a Redwood forest.

40:17 All the heathen masses are as if nonexistent before Him. They are regarded by Him as less than nothing, as if they had already been brought to and end and laid waste.

40:18 To whom then shall you compare the Power (Al)? Or what likeness shall you compare to Him?

40:19 A workman has cast an image, and the goldsmith overlays it with gold, and casts silver chains for it. 

Silver chains: to hang the image around one’s neck? If so, what could it be but a crucifix? How dare we call that YaHuWaH? In typical pagan fashion, to reduce a deity to an image is to diminish it and put it in a box so that human beings can control it.

40:20 He who is too impoverished for such an offering chooses a tree that shall not rot. He seeks a skillful workman to set up an engraved image for him that shall not be moved.

40:21 Haven’t you known? Haven’t you heard, yet? Haven’t you been told from the beginning? Haven’t you discerned the Foundations of the earth?

40:22 It is He Who sits above the circle of the earth (in orbit of the earth), and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; Who stretches out ha'shamayim like a curtain, and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in;

40:23 Who brings heads to nothing; shall make the rulers of the earth as emptiness.

40:24 They are scarcely planted. They are scarcely sown. Their stock has scarcely taken root in the ground. He merely blows on them, and they wither, and the whirlwind takes them away as stubble.

40:25 “To whom then shall you liken Me? Who is My equal?” says the Qadosh-One.

40:26 Lift up your eyes on high, and see Who has created these, --

 Who brings out their army by number. He calls them all by name, by the greatness of His might, and because He is strong in Power,  not one is missing.

[These: i.e., the heavenly bodies, the constellations. He can even muster them to battle on His side, as it was specifically said that He did once before: “They fought from heaven; the stars in their courses fought against Sisera.” (Judges 5:20)]

40:27 Why do you say, Ya'aqob, and speak, Ysra'al, “My way is hidden from YaHuWaH, and the justice due me is disregarded by my Aluahiym?”

40:28 Haven’t you known? Haven’t you heard? The Aluahiym of eternity is YaHuWaH,  Creator of the earth - all the way to its farthest edges? He doesn’t faint. He isn’t weary. His intelligence can never be thoroughly searched out! 

40:29 He gives power to the weak. He increases the strength of him who has no might.

40:30 Even the youths faint and get weary, and the young men utterly fall;

40:31 But those who wait for YaHuWaH shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles [Rev. 12]. They shall run, and not be weary. 1 Kings 18: 46 They shall walk, and not faint.

Aramaic, “Those who wait for the deliverance of YaHuWaH will be gathered from among their exiles.”

41:1 “Keep silent before Me, coastlands, and let the gathered peoples renew their power. Let them come near, then let them speak. Let’s meet together for judgment.

Silent: or speechless. Gathered peoples: these “united nations” of the last days who are bringing forward the Counterfeit Mashiyach as a serious contender against YaHuWaH. Renew: the same word as “trade in for a fresh supply”(40:31)

41:2 Who stirred  up the Righteous one from the sunrise and summoned Him to his feet? Who grants that nations be delivered up before His face and will cause Him to take dominion over kings? He will yield them over to His sword like dust, and like driven stubble to his bow.

41:3 He pursues them, and passes by safely; He will not go by the way his feet are familiar with.

41:4 Who has worked and done it, calling the generations from the beginning?

 (Bareshiyth 2:4 "These are the generation of the heavens and of he earth when they were created, in the day that YaHuWaH Aluahiym made earth and heaven." From the very beginning, everything was done; all that would ever come to pass was set in place, including the Most Hight's personal knowledge of all those yet to be born - yet to be called! Acts 15:18 " Known to Aluahiym are all His works from the beginning of the world."

I, YaHuWaH, am the First, and with the Last, I AM HE.”  [Rev. 1:11; 22:13]

Inviting : Aramaic, “ordering”. In other words, He has been responsible for it all; do not give credit to anyone else. YaHuWSHuWaH, as the only complete image of the Father seen since Adam fell, calls Himself the “first and the last”. (Rev. 1:11; 22:13)

41:5 The islands have seen, and have become afraid. The ends of the earth tremble. They approach, and come.

Have become afraid: They realize they aren’t in charge after all, but their response (like that of Pharaoh and as repeated in the book of Revelation) is not to repent, but to strengthen their resolve:

41:6 Everyone helps his neighbor. They say to their brothers, “Be strong!”

They have the right idea, but the wrong context. They ignore the facts and think all they need to do is improve their technology in order to finish building the False Mashiyach. He has to have a platform of disruption upon which to rise up. He will have (temporary) answers and will seem to have a band-aid that will stop the mortal bleeding. People will feel that they have to believe in him because they cannot trust this Aluahiym Who is bringing destruction. 

41:7 So the carpenter encourages the goldsmith. He who smoothes with the hammer encourages him who strikes the anvil, saying of the soldering, “It is good;” and he fastens it with nails, that it might not totter.

YaHuWaH’s enemies are upholding each other; we certainly do not need to do so by offering them any more compassion once they show their true colors by turning away from the obvious truth.

41:8 But you, Ysra'al, My servant, Ya'aqob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham My friend,

41:9  you whom I have taken hold of from the ends of the earth, and called from its corners, and said to you, ‘you are My servant, I have chosen you and not cast you away;’ [the gathering of Ysra'al - Ysra'al's ingathering is simultaneous with the Counterfeit’s unification]

41:10 Don’t you be afraid, for I AM with you. Don’t be dismayed, for I AM your Aluahiym. I shall strengthen you. Yes, I shall help you. Yes, I shall uphold you with the Right Hand of My Righteousness.

41:11 Behold, all those who are incensed against you shall be disappointed and confounded. Those who strive with you shall be like nothing, and shall perish.   “the memory of the righteous is blessed, but the name of the wicked will perish.” (Prov. 10:7)

41:12 You shall seek them, and won’t find them, even those who contend with you. Those who war against you shall be as nothing, as a non-existent thing.

41:13 For I, YaHuWaH your Aluahiym, shall hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Don’t be afraid. I shall help you.’

I, YaHuWaH: Aramaic, “My Memra” (Living Word).

41:14 Don’t be afraid, you worm Ya'aqob [scarlet worm], you men of Ysra'al.  

I shall help you,” says YaHuWaH , “even your Kinsman Redeemer: the Qadosh-One of Ysra'al.

41:15 Behold, I have made you into a new sharp threshing instrument with teeth.

You shall thresh the mountains [large nations], and beat them small, and shall make the hills  [small nations] like chaff.

41:16 You shall winnow them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them. You shall rejoice in YaHuWaH. You shall make your boast in the Qadosh-One of Ysra'al.

41:17 The poor and needy seek water, and there is none. Their tongue fails for thirst. I, YaHuWaH, shall answer them. I, the Aluahiym of Ysra'al, shall not forsake them.

41:18 I shall open rivers on the bare heights, and springs in the midst of the valleys. I shall make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry places into a water-source.

Aramaic, “I will bring their exiles near from among the Gentiles and lead them in a correct way…” Water-source: literally, “a place from which water issues forth”.

41:19 I shall put cedar, acacia, myrtle, and oil trees in the wilderness, together with, pine, and elm and cypress in the Arabah; 

[7 trees with oil tree in the middle - like the Menorah]

Oil trees: perhaps olive, from which the oil comes for Hekal service. The first four in the list, then, are used for Qodesh purposes in Scripture. The wilderness is both by definition away from the civilized order (are called out) and by Hebrew etymology “a place of words”. The commandments in Hebrew are simply called “words” or “declarations”, and the wilderness is where they were given. Thus, in a sense, it is a Qodesh place for Ysra'al. YaHuWaH will also meet with a reunited Ysra'al in the wilderness in the very last years of this age. Arabah, on the other hand, means “mixing” or “transitional zone” between desert and arable land, thus possibly symbolizing the church, which has “decent wood” (the last three “ordinary” trees in the list), but has much paganism mixed in, and can only be counted as good when its people rejoin the Ysra'al that their ancestors left behind. Trees often symbolize men in Scripture. There are all kinds of trees here, for which different types of soil are needed. But though there is one root and one sap, many types have been grafted back in. Note also that there are seven trees mentioned, and oil is the middle one in the list—arranged exactly like a menorah with its central, oil-filled “servant” trunk and six branches.

41:20 so that they may all see together, and know, consider, and understand, that the Hand of YaHuWaH has done this, and the Qadosh-One of Ysra'al has created it.

Together: no “tree” by itself can have all of this. I cannot, but together we can. YaHuWaH’s hand: an idiom for the Mashiyach.

41:21 Produce your cause,” says YaHuWaH. “Bring forth your strong reasons,” says the Master of Ya'aqob.

41:22 “Let them announce, and declare to us what shall happen. Declare the earliest things [primeval/before Adam], what they are, that we may consider them, and know the latter end of them; or show us things to come.

41:23 Declare the things that are to come in the hereafter, that we may know that you are mighty ones. Yes, do good, or do evil, that we may be dismayed, and see it together.

41:24 Behold, you are of nothing, and your work is of nothing. Whoever decides on you is disgusting.

Decides on you: YaHuWaH has been running a contest, a court case (v. 21), between Himself and the pagan gods, as worshipped by the end-time coalition of all nations.

41:25 “I have inspired someone from the north, and he has come; from the rising of the sun, one who calls on My Shem; and he shall come on rulers as on mortar, and as the potter treads clay.

41:26 Who has declared it from the beginning, that we may know? And before, that we may say, ‘He is righteous?’ Surely, there is no one who declares. Surely, there is no one who knows. Surely, there is no one who hears your words.

41:27 He Who is First says to Tsiyown, ‘Behold, look at them;’ and I shall give one who brings good news to Yahrushalom.

41:28 When I look, there is no man; even among them there is no counselor who, when I ask of them, can answer a word.

41:29 Behold, all of them, their works are vanity and nothing. Their molten images are wind and confusion.

42:1 “Behold, My Servant (Zech. 3:8), Whom I uphold;

My Chosen, in Whom My being delights—Luke 9: 35

I have put My Ruwach on Him.

He shall bring justice to the nations.

42:2 He shall not shout, nor raise His voice,

nor cause it to be heard in the street.

42:3 He won’t break a bruised reed.

He won’t quench a dimly burning wick.

He shall faithfully bring justice.

42:4 He shall not fail nor be discouraged,

until He brings forth right-ruling in accordance to truth,

and the coastlands shall wait for His Torah.”

42:5 Thus says the Power, YaHuWaH, Creator of ha'shamayim, Who stretches out ha'shamayim and spreads out the earth and that which comes out of it, Who gives inspiration to the people upon it and breath to those who walk on it.

42:6 “I, YaHuWaH, have called You in righteousness, and shall hold Your hand, and shall keep You, and make You a Covenant for the people, as a Light for the nations;

42:7 to open the blind eyes, to bring the prisoners out of the dungeon, and those who sit in darkness out of the prison.

Aramaic, “to open the eyes of the House of Ysra'al, who are blind to the law, to bring out their exiles, who resemble prisoners, from among the nations, to deliver them from the slavery of the kingdoms…”

42:8  “I AM YaHuWaH, that is My Shem; and My Splendor/Qabod I will not give to another, nor My praise to graven images!

 [8. “I am YaHuWaH; that is My Name. I will not yield My Authority to another, or My Renown to carved images.]Scriptures for Ysra'al

Authority to another: Some rabbinic Jews say that this means YaHuWaH will not give authority to YaHuWSHuWaH, but “another” here means “one of a different kind”, whereas YaHuWSHuWaH is as like the Father as anyone can be; they are “unified”. (Yahuwchanan 10:30; 17:11) This very context is saying He is giving YaHuWSHuWaH authority, and it is only to the Father’s esteem that anyone bows in homage to this King or declares Him to be Master.

42:9 Behold, the former predictions have happened, and I am announcing new things;  I tell you about them before they come up.”

 Yahuwchanan 13:19 From now on, I tell you before it happens, that when it happens, you may believe that I AM HE.  

42:10 Sing to YaHuWaH a new song!

 [Sing a new song: an idiom for “The Messianic Kingdom is here!” (Psalms 96, 98)] 

 Celebrate His renown from the end of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that is therein, the coastlands and their inhabitants. [Bereshiyth 10:1-5]

42:11 Let the wilderness and its cities raise their voices, with the villages that Qedar inhabits. [Dark son of Yishma'el] Let the inhabitants of Sela [Petra] sing. Let them shout from the top of the mountains!

42:12 Let them give esteem to YaHuWaH, and declare His praise in the coastlands.

42:13 YaHuWaH the Mighty Ones of Armies, shall go out like a mighty man. He shall stir up zeal like a man of battles. He shall raise a war cry, better, He shall roar! Roar: literally, “utter a shrill, clear sound”.  Over His enemies He shows Himself mighty!

[Shemoth 15:3 YaHuWaH is a Man of war. YaHuWaH His Shem IS


[YaHuWaH is a Man of battle, YaHuWaH His Shem Alone "IS"!] literal Hebrew translation.  YaHuWaH  SH  M  W [The Complete Term expresses the number 7 in its body  (Y-1H-2W-3H-4  SH-5  M-6  W-7 )  .... Plumpness, Surplus, Overflowing, PERFECT]

[ IS - Deut. 4:39  Know therefore this day, and lay it to your heart, that YaHuWaH He IS Al in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there IS none else. ; Tehillim 83:18 that they may know that YOU ALONE, whose NAME IS YaHuWaH,  are the Most High over all the earth.;   YashaYahuw 37:16 “YaHuWaH Master of Armies, IS the Aluahiym of Ysra'al, Who IS enthroned among the cherubim, You are the Aluahiym, even You alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth. ;YashaYahuw 46:9 Remember the former things of old: for I AM Aluahiym, and there IS none else; I AM Aluahiym, and there IS none like Me;]

42:14 “I have been silent a long time. I have been quiet and restrained Myself.

Now I shall scream out like a woman in labour. I shall both gasp and pant.

42:15 I shall destroy mountains and hills,  and dry up all their vegetation.

I shall make the rivers into terrain, and shall dry up the marshes. [I.e., there will be cataclysmic shifts in the topography of the earth.]

42:16 I shall bring the blind by a Way that they don’t know. I shall lead them in Paths that they don’t know. I shall make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. These are the things I have prepared for them, I have not neglected to maintain them. I shall do these things, and I shall not forsake them.

42:17 “Those who trust in engraved images, who tell molten images, ‘you are our mighty ones’ shall be turned back. They shall be utterly disappointed.

42:18 “Hear, you deaf, and look, you blind, that you may see.

42:19 Who is blind, but My servant? Or who is as deaf as My messenger whom I send? Who is as blind as he who is at shalom, and as blind as YaHuWaH’s servant?

My servant: Here, not YaHuWSHuWaH, but Ysra'al in general. He is addressing those in his own day, though of course it has applications for every age. If this does point to YaHuWSHuWaH then it would be a fulfillment of  YashaYahuw 11:3 "and He shall not judge after the sight of His eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of His ears …. "

42:20 You see many things, but don’t observe. His ears are open, but he doesn’t listen.

42:21 It pleased YaHuWaH, for His righteousness’ sake, to magnify the Torah, and make it honorable.

42:22 But this is a robbed and plundered people. All of them are snared in holes, and they are hidden in prisons. They have become a prey, and no one delivers; and a spoil, and no one says, ‘Restore them!’

42:23 Who is there among you who shall give ear to this? Who shall listen and hear for the time to come?

42:24 Who gave Ya'aqob as plunder, and Ysra'al to the robbers? Didn’t YaHuWaH, He against whom we have sinned? For they would not walk in His Ways, and they disobeyed His Torah.

42:25 Therefore He poured the fierceness of His anger on him, and the strength of battle; and it set him on fire all around, but he didn’t know; and it burned him, but he didn’t take it to heart.”

This is the fire that YaHuWSHuWaH’s had to wait ever so long to kindle. (Luk. 12:49)

43:1 But now thus says YaHuWaH Who created you, Ya'aqob, and He Who formed you, Ysra'al: “Don’t be afraid, for I have acted as your Kinsman Redeemer. I have called you by your name. You are Mine.

Kinsman Redeemer: both to restore a relative to his or her lost inheritance and to be the avenger of blood.

43:2 When you pass through the waters, I shall be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, and flame shall not scorch you. [Dan. 3:25-27]

43:3 For I am YaHuWaH your Aluahiym, the Qadosh-One of Ysra'al, your Savior. [Anointed/Mashiyach] I have given Mitsrayim as your ransom, Kuwsh and Seba in your place.

43:4 Since you have been precious and esteemed in My sight, and I have loved you; therefore I shall give humanity in your place, and nations instead of your life. 

[Humanity: Hebrew, Adam. Nations: in this context, it appears to mean all of humanity except Ysra'al, aside from those remnants that will be left of the nations that band together against her.]

43:5 Don’t be afraid; for I AM with you.

I shall bring your seed from the east, and gather you from the west.

43:6 I shall tell the north, ‘Give them up!’ and tell the south, ‘Don’t hold them back! Bring My sons from far, and My daughters from the ends of the earth—

43:7 everyone who is called by My Shem, and whom I have created for My splendor, whom I have formed, indeed, I have even made him!’”

Matt. 24:31 He shall send out His Messengers with the sound of the Great Shofar [Day of Atonement], and they shall gather together His chosen ones from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.  [this is the gathering of His living ones - the dead were raised 10 days earlier at Yom Teruach] (Note * 24:31: The Great Shofar is blown on Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement), and is representative of, and blown in introduction of, the Jubilee Year. - the dead are raised 10 days earlier at the" " last shofar" - Day of Trumpets .) [YashaYahuw 11:12 He shall set up a Banner [Anointed] for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Ysra'al, and gather together the dispersed of Yahuwdah from the four corners of the earth]    YashaYahuw 27: 12-13 It shall happen in That Day, that YaHuWaH shall thresh from the flowing stream of the Perath to the brook of Mitsrayim; and you shall be gathered one by one, O children of Ysra'al. 27:13 It shall happen in That Day that a great shofar shall be blown; and those who were ready to perish in the land of Ashshuwr, and those who were outcasts in the land of Mitsrayim, shall come; and they shall worship YaHuWaH in the Qodesh Mountain at Yahrushalom. [cf. Yirmeyahu 23:7-8 & Matt. 24:31]

43:8 Bring out the blind people though they have eyes, and the deaf one, though he has ears.

43:9 Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the peoples be assembled. Who among them can expound on this, or let us hear about the earliest matters?  Let them bring their witnesses, that they may be declared right; or let them hear, and say, “That is true.”

 [Many assertions are made today about the primeval earth, but who other than YaHuWaH can give an account of what really went on with any certainty? But He has revealed much to those who will listen.]

43:10 “You are My witnesses,” says YaHuWaH, “With My Servant Whom I have chosen; that you may know and believe Me, and understand that I AM HE (YAHUW). Before Me there was no Aluahiym formed, neither shall there be after Me.

43:11  I, even I, AM YaHuWaH; and apart from Me there is no Savior/Anointed/Mashiyach. 

43:12 I, I have declared, I have saved, and I have shown; and there was no strange mighty one among you. Therefore you are my witnesses,” says YaHuWaH, “and I AM Al.

43:13 Yes, before the day was I AM HE;(YAHUW) and there is no one who snatches out of My hand. I shall work, and who can hinder it?”

 [Yahuwchanan 10:29 My father , Who has given them to Me, is greater than all. No one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand. 10:30 I and the Father are ONE.” ( I, I ...)]

43:14 Thus says YaHuWaH, your Kinsman Redeemer, the Qadosh-One of Ysra'al: “For your sake, I shall send to Babel, and I shall bring them all down as fugitives, even the Kasdiym, who rejoice in their ships.

43:15 I AM YaHuWaH, your Qadosh-One, the Creator of Ysra'al -- your Sovereign!”

43:16  Thus says YaHuWaH, Who makes a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters;

43:17 Who brings forth the chariot and horse, the army and the mighty man (they lie down together, they shall not rise; they are extinct, they are quenched like a wick):

43:18 “Don’t remember the former things, and don’t consider the things of old.

43:19 Behold, I shall do a new thing. It springs forth now. Don’t you know it? I shall even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.

43:20 The animals of the field shall esteem Me, the jackals and the ostriches;

because I give water in the wilderness and rivers in the desert, to give drink to My people, My chosen,

43:21 the people which I formed for Myself, that they might set forth My praise.

43:22 Yet you have not called on Me, Ya'aqob; but you have been weary of Me, Ysra'al.

43:23 You have not brought Me of your sheep for burnt offerings; neither have you esteemed Me with your slaughterers. I have not burdened you with offerings, nor wearied you with frankincense.

43:24 You have bought Me no sweet cane with money, nor have you filled Me with the fat of your offerings; but you have burdened Me with your sins. You have wearied Me with your iniquities.

43:25 I,  I AM HE Who blots out your transgressions for My Own sake; and remember your sins no more.

43:26 Put Me in Remembrance. Let us plead together. Set forth your case, that you may be justified.

43:27 Your first father sinned, and your teachers have transgressed against Me.

43:28 Therefore I shall profane the heads of the Qodesh Place; and I shall make Ya'aqob a curse, and Ysra'al an insult.”   

44:1 Yet listen now, Ya'aqob My servant, and Ysra'al, whom I have chosen.

44:2 This is what YaHuWaH Who made you, and formed you from the womb, Who shall help you says: “Don’t be afraid, Ya'aqob My servant; and you, Yeshurun, ["pet name for all Ysra'al when they are one and with Him] whom I have chosen.

44:3 For I shall pour water on the thirsty, and streams on the dry ground. I shall pour My Ruwach on your seed, and My blessing on your offspring:

44:4 and they shall spring up among the grass, as willows by the watercourses.

44:5 One shall say, ‘I belong to YaHuWaH;’ and another shall be called by the name of Ya'aqob; and another shall write with his hand ‘unto YaHuWaH,’ and name himself by the name of Ysra'al.”

For YaHuWaH: or “belonging to YaHuWaH”. Take on: or “be entitled by”, “cause to be nicknamed by”. So even those who are not literally, physically Ysra'al can adopt that as their additional name and make it their new identity.

44:6 This is what YaHuWaH, the Sovereign of Ysra'al, and His Kinsman Redeemer, YaHuWaH Master of Armies, says:  “I AM Aleph wTaw (the First, and the Last;) and apart from ME there is no Aluahiym."

44:7 So who is like Me?

Let him call and declare it, and set it in order for Me, since I established the ancient people?

Let them declare the things that are coming, and that shall happen.

44:8 Don’t fear, neither be afraid. Haven’t I declared it to you long ago, and shown it? You are My witnesses. Is there an Aluahiym besides Me? Indeed, there is not. I don’t know any other Rock.”

44:9 Everyone who makes an engraved image, they are all formless. The things that they delight in shall not profit. Their own witnesses don’t see, nor know, that they may be disappointed.

Note the irony of the contrast between "Rock" and "Formless": what the earth was before Elohiym reconstituted it for Adam.

44:10 Who has fashioned a mighty one, or molds an image that is profitable for nothing?

44:11 Behold, all his fellows shall be disappointed; and the workmen are mere men. Let them all be gathered together. Let them stand up. They shall fear. They shall be put to shame together.

44:12 The blacksmith takes an axe, works in the coals, fashions it with hammers, and works it with the strength of his arm. He is hungry, and his strength fails; he drinks no water, and is faint.

Strength of his arm: his natural, fleshly strength, not by the Arm of YaHuWaH. Hungry: or debilitated, so that his strength fails. This might also be read as saying he keeps working straight on through rather than pausing to refresh himself.

44:13 The carpenter stretches out a line. He marks it out with a pencil. He shapes it with planes. He marks it out with compasses, and shapes it like the figure of a man, with the beauty of a man, to reside in a house.

44:14 He cuts down cedars for himself, and takes the cypress and the oak, and strengthens for himself one among the trees of the forest. He plants a pine tree, and the rain nourishes it.

44:15 Then it shall be for a man (Adam) to burn; and he takes some of it, and warms himself.

Yes, he burns it, and bakes bread. Yes, he makes a mighty one, and worships it; he makes it an engraved image, and falls down to it.

44:16 He burns part of it in the fire. With part of it, he eats meat. He roasts a roast, and is satisfied. Yes, he warms himself, and says, “Aha! I am warm. I have seen the light.”

44:17 The rest of it he makes into a mighty one, even his engraved image.

He bows down to it and worships, and prays to it, and says, “Deliver me; for you are my mighty one!” 

[They are now “creating aluahiym in their own image”, in a reversal of the roles in Gen. 1-2.]

44:18 They don’t know, neither do they consider: for He has shut their eyes, that they can’t see; and their hearts, that they can’t understand.

44:19 No one thinks, neither is there knowledge nor understanding to say, “I have burned part of it in the fire. Yes, I have also baked bread on its coals. I have roasted meat and eaten it. Shall I make the rest of it into an abomination? Shall I bow down to a tree trunk?”

44:20 He feeds on ashes. A deceived heart has turned him aside; and he can’t deliver his being, nor say, “Isn’t there a Lie in my right hand?” [a strong delusion - mark of the beast?]

Ashes: a metaphor for something worthless, as opposed to real food. Deceived heart: compare YirmeYahuw 17:9. Thing in my right hand: perhaps the “mark of the Beast”. (Rev. 13:16)

44:21 Remember these things, Ya'aqob and Ysra'al; for you are My servant. I have formed you. You are My servant.  Ysra'al, you shall not be forgotten by Me.

44:22 I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, your transgressions,  and, as a cloud, your sins.  Return to Me, for I have redeemed you.

44:23 Sing, you heavens, for YaHuWaH has acted!  [accomplished the redemption of His people]

Shout, you lower parts of the earth! Break out into singing, you mountains, O forest, all of your trees, for YaHuWaH has redeemed Ya'aqob, and lifted Himself up in Ysra'al. (been set-apart through Ysra'al)

44:24 Thus says YaHuWaH, your Kinsman Redeemer,  and He Who formed you from the womb: “I  MYSELF  AM  YaHuWaH, Who makes all things; Who stretches out ha'shamayim all by Myself.  Who was with Me, spreading out the earth?

[By Myself: Aramaic, “by My Memra” (Living Word); this agrees with Yahuwchanan 1:1-3.]

44:25 Who frustrates the signs of the liars, and makes diviners mad; Who turns wise men backward, and makes their knowledge foolish; [Compare 1 Cor. 1:20; 3:18-19.]

44:26 Who confirms the word of His servant, and performs the counsel of His messengers;

Who says of Yahrushalom, ‘She shall be inhabited;’ and of the cities of  Yahuwdah, ‘They shall be built,’ and ‘I shall raise up its waste places;’

44:27 Who says to the deep, ‘Be dry,’ and ‘I shall dry up your rivers;’

44:28 Who says of Koresh, ‘He is My shepherd, and shall perform all My pleasure,’ even saying of Yahrushalom, ‘She shall be built;’ and of the Hekal, ‘your foundation shall be laid.’” [This he did some 150 years after this prophecy was made.]

45:1 Thus says YaHuWaH to His anointed, to Koresh, whose right hand I have held, to subdue nations before him, and strip kings of their armor; to open the double doors before him, and the gates will not be shut: [how he got into Babel to take it]

His anointed: Heb., mashiach, so it has a secondary reference to YaHuWSHuWaH. Koresh means “the one who splits” (see v. 2). YaHuWSHuWaH indeed said He would split natural families in the process of building His new ruwachual family. (Mat. 10:35)

45:2 “I will go before you, and make the rough places smooth. I shall break the doors of brass in pieces, and cut apart the bars of iron.

45:3 I shall give you the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that it is I, YaHuWaH, Who calls you by your name, even the Aluahiym of Ysra'al.

45:4 For Ya'aqob My servant’s sake, and Ysra'al My chosen, I have called you by your name. I have surnamed you, though you have not known Me.

By your own name: Josephus writes that Koresh was made familiar with the already-antiquated manuscripts of YashaYahuw’s prophecy that mentioned him by name, and he was so impressed by the power of YaHuWaH to prophesy so specifically that “an earnest desire and ambition seized upon him to fulfill what was so written”, that he granted them leave to return and rebuild the Hekal. (Antiquities of the Jews, Book 11, chapter 11; compare 44:28; Ezra 6) In a similar fashion, for years we read many prophesies and thought they only applied to us in some ruwachualized sense, but when we found out we were the descendants of Ysra'al, they took on a new immediacy for us. 

45:5 I AM YaHuWaH, and there is none else. Besides Me, there is no Aluahiym.

I gird you, though you have not known Me;

45:6 that they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none apart from Me. I AM YaHuWaH, and there is no one else.

45:7 I form the light, and create darkness. I make shalom, and create evil.

I AM YaHuWaH, Who does all these things.

45:8 Distil, you heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness.

Let the earth open [that the dead may live], that it may bring forth deliverance [yahshua], and let it cause righteousness to spring up with it. I, YaHuWaH, have created it.

45:9 Woe to him who strives with his Maker— a clay pot among the clay pots of the earth!

Shall the clay ask him who fashions it, ‘What are you making?’ or your work, ‘He has no hands?’

[Paul explains in Romans 9:14-24 that it is YaHuWaH’s choice, and His alone, whom He uses as vessels of mercy and which are vessels of destruction.]

45:10 Woe to him who says to a father, ‘What have you become the father of?’ or to a mother, ‘To what have you given birth?’”

45:11 Thus says YaHuWaH, the Qadosh-One of Ysra'al, and His Maker: “you ask Me about the things that are to come, concerning My sons, and you command Me concerning the work of My hands!

45:12 I have made the earth, and created man on it. I, even My Hands, have stretched out ha'shamayim; and I have set all their hosts in order. (Aramaic - "founded all their forces."

45:13 I have raised him up in righteousness, and I shall make straight all his ways. He shall build My city, and he shall let My exiles go free, not for price nor reward,” says YaHuWaH Master of Armies.

45:14 Thus says YaHuWaH: “What Mitsrayim has worked hard for, and the profit of Kuwsh has gained from its trafficking and Saba'im, the people of stature, will cross over to you. They shall come over in chains; and they shall bow down to you.  They shall make supplication to you: ‘Surely Aluahiym is in you; and there is none else. There is no other Mighty One.

Trafficking: itemized in Rev. 18:13, including “the souls of men”. So Kuwsh here is not Ethiopia, but the part that Nimrod, descendant of Kush, founded: Babylon. Saba’im: Sabeans. People of stature: those who the world respects are nothing special in YaHuWaH’s eyes (Luke 16:15), but He will cause them, too, to serve Ysra'al or perish.

45:15 Most certainly you are an Aluahiym Who conceals Yourself, O Aluahiym of Ysra'al, Savior.’”

45:16 They shall be disappointed, yes, confounded, all of them. Those who are makers of idols shall go into confusion together.

45:17 Ysra'al shall be saved by the Word of YaHuWaH with an everlasting deliverance [yahshua] You shall not be disappointed nor confounded to ages and beyond.

45:18 For thus says YaHuWaH Who created ha'shamayim --- The Mighty One, Himself, Who formed the earth and made it, Who established it and didn’t create it a waste/a chaotic place, but rather created it to be inhabited: --- “I AM YaHuWaH; and there is no other.

[18. because thus says YaHuWaH, the Creator of ha'shamayim (Aluahiym Himself, fashioner and Maker of the earth, Who did not set it up as a chaotic [place, but rather] created it to be inhabited): “I AM YaHuWaH, and there is nothing more.] SFWHofY

Not...chaotic: this contradicts the traditional rendering of Bereshiyth. 1:2 (“and the earth was chaotic”), showing that it must be translated “and the earth became chaotic”, suggesting an act of YaHuWaH’s judgment, probably that of Heylel (Lucifer) as seen in chapter 14. Aramaic, “He did not create it for nothing”.

45:19 I have not spoken in secret, in a place of the land of darkness. I didn’t say to the seed of Ya'aqob, ‘Search diligently for Me' for nothing. I, YaHuWaH, speak righteousness. I declare things that are straight.

Not spoken in secret: YaHuWSHuWaH repeated the same idea when he was being arrested. (Luke 22:53) For nothing: we will not be disappointed. The word is the same in Hebrew as “chaotic” in v. 18, which can mean “emptily” or “without form”. Though He prohibits images to be made of Himself, He is not a nebulous, confusing thing of “unreality”. Things that are straight: or “things of equity”, i.e., He does not use double-talk or waste any words, nor does He deceive the one who truly seeks Him or obscure His will with unnecessary clutter. He is straightforward in all that He does, unlike His competitors:

45:20 “Assemble yourselves and come. Draw near together, you who have escaped from the nations. Those have no knowledge who carry the wood of their engraved image,  and pray to a mighty one that can’t save. (crucifix and the cross) 

Escaped from the nations: perhaps with the connotation of “Gentiles who have escaped from being Gentiles”. (Compare Eph. 2:11; 1 Cor. 12:2) Approach one another: We are not just to be gathered back to YaHuWaH, but to one another as well, to form one body, a unified Bride for Him.

45:21 Declare and present it. Yes, let them take counsel together. Who has shown this from ancient time? Who has declared it of old? Haven’t I, YaHuWaH?

There is no other Aluahiym besides Me, a righteous Al and a Deliverer [Al-Tzadik, u Mashiyach / a just Al and a Mashiyach]; take Me away, and there is nothing.

45:22 “Turn toward Me, and be delivered, all the ends of the earth; for I am Al, and there is no other.    Turn to Me: Aramaic, “Turn to My [Living Word]”.

45:23 By Myself [My Memra] have I sworn, the Word has gone forth from My mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, that to Me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.  

45:24 They shall say of Me, ‘There is righteousness and strength only in YaHuWaH.’”   Even to Him shall men come; and all those who were incensed against Him shall be disappointed. 

 [Phillipians 2:9 Therefore YaHuWaH also highly exalted Him, and gave to Him haShem (including the Tetra-gram YHWH) which is above every name; 2:10 that at haShem of YaHuWSHuWaH every knee should bow, of those in heaven, those on earth, and those under the earth, 2:11 and that every tongue should confess that YaHuWSHuWaH the Anointed is YaHuWaH, to the esteem of Aluahiym the Father.]

45:25 In the Word/Memra of  YaHuWaH shall all the seed of Ysra'al be declared right, and boast.

In YaHuWaH: Aramaic, “In the Memra of YaHuWaH.” The seed of Ysra'al: what is planted as Ysra'al will bear the fruit of Ysra'al, which is to be praisers of YaHuWaH.

46:1 Bel [Ba'al/lord] bows down, Nebo stoops; their vexing images have come to belong to the living thing and the beast: that which is carried is burdensome, a burden to the weary. 


 Living thing: or animal. The beast: i.e., the idols have been laid on a cart to be carried by the animals, but since “beast” is singular here, it may also be a reference to the Counterfeit Mashiyach as in the book of Revelation.

46:2 They stoop, they bow down together; they could not deliver the burden, and have themselves are gone into captivity.  Have themselves gone: literally, “their soul has gone”.

46:3 “Listen to Me, House of Ya'aqob, and all the remnant of the House of Ysra'al, that have been borne by Me from their birth, that have been carried from the womb;  46:4 and even to old age I AM HE, and even to gray hairs shall I carry you. I have made, and I shall bear you; yes, I shall carry you, and shall deliver you.

46:5 “To whom shall you compare Me, or imagine to be My equal, and to whom will you liken Me or imagine that we are parallel?

[What angers Him more than anything is to put something else in the same category as Himself. He cannot be boxed in; haShem He revealed to Moshah is “I will be what I will be.”]

 46:6 Some pour out gold from the bag, and weigh silver in the balance. They hire a goldsmith, and he makes it a mighty one. They bow down—yes, they worship. 

Bow down: Aramaic, “are subjugated”. Today, though actual graven images that are worshipped are rare, idolatry still has to do with creating wealth. Now that even silver and gold have been replaced with mere software, it is all the more like YaHuWaH, because it is a “spirit” rather than something physical. “The Economy” is a many-tentacled monster in which even Ysra'al trusts. Yet, though it is worshipped, it, too, has only been created by men. We keep feeding it and making it appear alive, yet YaHuWaH sees it as just as much of a rival for our hearts. (Lk. 16:13) Any time someone feels that they “have to” work on the Sabbath, they are worshipping Mammon instead of YaHuWaH.

46:7 They bear it on the shoulder, they carry it, and set it in its place, and it stands, from its place it shall not move: yes, one may cry to it, yet it can not answer, nor save him out of his trouble.

46:8 “Remember this, and show yourselves men; bring it again to mind, O rebels!

46:9 Remember the former things of old: for I AM Aluahiym, and there is none else; I AM Aluahiym, and there is none like Me; 

46:10 declaring the end (taw) from the beginning (aleph), and from ancient times things that are not yet done; saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure;

46:11 Calling a bird of prey [the exiles] from the east, the man who executes My counsel [the sons of Abraham] from a far country; yes, I have spoken, I shall also bring it to pass; I have purposed, I shall also do it. 

46:12 Listen to Me, you obstinate-hearted, who are far from righteousness: 

46:13 I shall make My righteousness approach; it shall not remain far off, and My deliverance will not lag behind; and I shall place deliverance in Tsiyown for Ysra'al My beautiful adornment.

47:1 “Come down, and sit in the dust, virgin daughter of Babel; sit on the ground without a throne, daughter of the Kasdiym: for you shall no more be called tender and delicate.

Virgin daughter of Babel: those who have retained some morality but are within the Babylonian system; Aramaic, “kingdom of the congregation of Babel”. Chasdim: Chaldeans, another way of describing Babylon. Delicate: LXX, “luxurious”. Compare Lamentations 1:7-10, which speaks of how the nations violated the virgin daughter of Tsiyon.

 47:2 Take the millstones, and grind meal; remove your veil [lose her virginity], strip off the train, uncover the leg, pass through rivers.

Fetch millstones…grind…: Aram., “Accept illness … enter into slavery”. Remove your veil: She now loses her virginity—i.e., is no longer an acceptable surrogate mother for His people, because she has sold herself to her seducers; Aram., “your rulers are shattered”. 

 47:3 Your nakedness shall be uncovered, yes, your shame shall be seen: I shall take vengeance, and shall not encounter a man.

A man: Heb., Adam. She has forsaken the vision of being part of the “new man” that YaHuWaH is creating through YaHuWSHuWaH and Ysra'al. She has decided to “love this present age” instead, like Demas (2 Tim. 4:10), whose name means “governor of the people”. Aramaic, “I will make your judgment different from that of the sons of men.” Possible alternate reading: “I will not arbitrate with a man”. If the “woman” turns out to be really a man when uncovered, then “her” shame is being uncircumcised—that is, a man without a covenant with YaHuWaH. Yizabel (Jezebel) acts like a man but is not. Babel is also the head of the “counterfeit Man”. Since water (the rivers in v. 2) is an idiom for YaHuWaH’s word, it is Scripture that enables us to recognize the ruse. If we are righteous, the rivers represent our immersion into rebirth, and we will not need to be afraid of what will be exposed then.

47:4 Our Kinsman Redeemer, YaHuWaH Master of Armies is His name, the Qadosh-One of Ysra'al [YaHuWSHuWaH].

47:5 “Sit in silence, and go into darkness, daughter of the Kasdiym; for you shall no more be called the Mistress of Kingdoms.

47:6 I was angry with My people, I profaned My inheritance, entrusting them into your hand: but you showed them no mercy; on the bearded ones you have very heavily laid your yoke.  47:7 You said, "I shall be Queen into the  Age and beyond"; so that you did not lay these things to your heart, neither did remember the latter end of it.

47:8 “Now therefore hear this, O woman given to pleasures, who sits securely, who says in her heart, "I am, and there is no longer anyone else but me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children": [Rev. 18:3-7]  

47:9 but these two things shall come to you in a moment in one Day, the loss of children, and widowhood; in their completeness shall they come on you, because of the multitude of your sorceries, and the great abundance of your potent spells.

The Beast will worship a “god of forces” (Daniel 11:38), and his paramour, Babel’s once-virginal daughter, will lose her innocence to the occult arts.

47:10 For you have trusted in your wickedness; you have said, "No one sees me"; your shrewdness and your knowledge, it has perverted you, and you have said in your heart, "I am, and there is no longer anyone but me."

47:11 Therefore evil shall come on you; you won’t know when it dawns: and mischief will fall on you; you shall not be able to put [ransom] it away [or cover it up]: and desolation shall come on you suddenly, without you recognizing it.

[Because of this evil will come on you, which may not be turned away for any price: and trouble will overtake you, from which no money will give deliverance: destruction will come on you suddenly, without your knowledge.] BBE

Cover it up: or ward it off, placate it, pacify it. Recognizing it: being aware of it, perceiving (what it was or where it came from). You will not know what hit you. This is how Babylon was taken the first time, when the Medo-Persians sneaked into the city by night and killed the king without a battle. The Day of YaHuWaH, also, will come “like a thief in the night”.

 47:12 “Stand now with your enchantments, and with the multitude of your sorceries, in which you have labored from your youth; it may be that they will be a profit to you, if may be that you will terrify.

47:13 You are exhausted by your many counsels; let the astrologers, the stargazers, and those who prognosticate by the new moons,  stand up, and save you from what is coming upon you. 

Astrologers: literally, “dividers of the heavens”; Aramaic, “those who look at planets”. Prognosticators for the month: that is, those who write the horoscopes, but this could also deal with things like the stock market trends; 

47:14 Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not snatch themselves from the power of the Flame: it shall not be a coal to warm at, nor a fire to sit before.

47:15 Thus shall the things be to you in which you have labored: those who have trafficked with you from your youth shall wander everyone to his quarter; there shall be none to save you. (Rev. 18 & Dan. 11:45)

Verses 1-10 all refer to present day Zionist Ysra'al - a man-made creation! How ironic that man has divided this book in such a way that this chapter number is also the modern date (1948) of the birth of this nation!

48:1 “Hear this, House of Ya'aqob (impostor/ supplanter - from both houses), you who are CALLED by the name of  Ysra'al, and have come forth out of the waters [peoples of the nations] of Yahuwdah; who swear by haShem of YaHuWaH, and cause the Aluahiym of Ysra'al to be remembered, but not reliably or correctly, 

48:2 (for they call themselves of the Qodesh city (Zionist), and support themselves upon the Aluahiym of Ysra'al; YaHuWaH Master of Armies is His Shem)

 [Rev. 2:2, 9; 3:9]: [appears to be the modern nation of the of Israel today- the Zionists ... and who are mainly of Yehudah (Jews)]  Support themselves: Perhaps this means Yehudah makes their living off the tourism of those who come to see the “Qodesh Land”.

48:3 I have declared the former things from of old; yes, they went forth out of My mouth, and I showed them: suddenly I did them, and they happened.  

48:4 Because I knew that you are obstinate, and your neck is an iron sinew, and your brow brass;  

48:5 therefore I have declared it to you from of old; before it came to pass I showed it to you; lest you should say, ‘My idol (Modern day Zionist Isra'el) has done them, and my carved image, and my cast image, has commanded them.’

[My idol … my carved image: Is Yehuwdah’s idol the safety of the modern land; (and all  its nuclear weapons) - they see it as being created to be a refuge for them, rather than still being YaHuWaH’s Land as it was in ancient times? Is it “going down to Mitsrayim for help” again, instead of relying on YaHuWaH? ... perhaps Yehuwdah’s idol (literally “something fashioned or shaped”, which one worked hard at perfecting) is Judaism itself—a theology that does not take Yahushuah into account and hides haShem of YaHuWaH Himself.]

 48:6 you have heard it; see all this; and you, shall you not declare it? “I have shown you new things from this time, even guarded secrets, which you have not known.

Guarded secrets: Aramaic, “Has what is revealed to you been revealed to any other people?” Things you did not recognize: Just as Yoseyf was not recognized by his brothers, so Yehudah today may not recognize the House of Yoseyf until we “appear suddenly” out of nowhere.

 48:7 They are created now, and not long ago; and before this day you didn’t hear them; lest you should say, ‘Behold, I knew them.’

Long ago: literally, “from that time”. You heard…you have not heard: This seems like a contradiction until we realize that Yehudah once knew about the lost tribes, but then were blinded to who they are until they are ready to be rejoined (Romans 11:25), since they have not been one recognizable people since.

48:8 Yes, you didn’t hear; yes, you didn’t know; yes, from of old your ear was not opened: for I knew that you did deal with deceitful treachery, and was called a transgressor from the womb.

Deal with deceitful treachery: as Yoseyf’s brothers did to him, which is perhaps why he did not reveal himself to them at first. Any earlier, YaHuWaH would have been “casting His pearls before swine”. So He kept the truth about the return of the lost tribes of Ysra'al well hidden until the time came when His people would again turn and desire to obey His covenant; that is when He let it become known.

48:9 For My Name’s sake shall I defer My anger, and for My praise shall I refrain for you, that I not cut you off completely. 

48:10 Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have chosen you in the furnace of affliction [great tribulation].

48:11 For My own sake, for My own sake, I will act; for how should My Shem be profaned? and My Qabod I shall not give to another.

I will act: I.e., “I will do it Myself”. How can this be desecrated: “I cannot afford to let this work be done the wrong way.” LXX, “because My name is profaned”. Probably this is why He waited until this late in history to let the realization of His true Name “leak out” on a large scale. It was always known by some, but we have seen how men have desecrated even the pagan titles substituted for His true Name; why should He let them have access to the real thing, if that is how they treat the “test models”? Give My Qabod to any different: even Ysra'al! But also, when we worship “the Lord”, we are actually honoring Ba’al, whether we intend to or not; if we pray to “God”, we are honoring the pagan deity of “Fortune”—something which “by nature is not Elohim”. This is why He IS now revealing His true Name, because the esteem due Him has been given instead to these others.

48:12 “Listen to Me, O Ya'aqob, and Ysra'al My called: I AM HE; I AM the Aleph, I also AM the Taw. 

 48:13 Yes, My Hand has laid the foundation of the earth, and My Right Hand has spread out ha'shamayim: when I call to them, they stand up together.  (Olam She'avar - The World That Was)

48:14 “Assemble yourselves, all you [Ya'aqob and Ysra'al (v. 12)], and hear; who among them has declared these things? He Whom YaHuWaH loves shall perform His pleasure on Babel, and His Arm shall be on the Kasdiym. 

48:15  I, even I, have spoken; yes, I have called Him; I have brought Him, and He shall make His way prosperous. [Hebrew Ani, Ani - a reference to the plurality of one.]

48:16 “Come near to Me and hear this: (YaHuWSHuWaH speaking)

“From the beginning I have not spoken in secret; since the time it came into existence,  I was there.” Now the Master YaHuWaH has sent Me along with His Ruwach. 

[Yahuwchanan 18:20 YaHuWSHuWaH answered him, “I spoke openly to the world. I always taught in synagogues, and in the temple, where the Yehuwdim always meet. I said nothing in secret. ]

48:17 Thus says YaHuWaH, your Redeemer, the Qadosh-One of Ysra'al: I AM YaHuWaH your Aluahiym, Who teaches you to profit, Who leads you by the Way that you should go. 

[Shemoth/Exodus 23:20 “Behold, I send My Messenger before you, to guard you by the Way, and to bring you into the place which I have prepared. 23:21 Pay attention to Him, and listen to His Voice. Don’t provoke Him, for He shall not pardon your disobedience, for My Shem is in Him."] 

48:18 Oh, if only you had listened to My Commandments! Then your shalom would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea: 

48:19 your seed also had been as the sand, and the offspring of your body like its grains: his name would not be cut off nor destroyed from before Me. 

If only: YaHuWSHuWaH is still the one speaking. (Compare His lament over Yahrushalom in Mat. 23:37 and Lk. 19:44.) The kingdom could have come earlier had Yehudah responded to Him. (Mat. 11:14) Like a river: where it is easy for a tree’s roots to find water, even in times of drought. (Psalm 1:3; Jer. 17:8) The tree of life, restored after His kingdom, is planted by a river. (Rev. 22:2) Righteousness: Aramaic, “innocence”.

 48:20 Go forth from Babel, flee from the Kasdiym; with a voice of singing declare, tell this, utter it even to the end of the earth: say, "YaHuWaH has redeemed His servant Ya'aqob! (both Houses)" 

Come out: Compare Rev. 18:4. From the Chasdim: i.e., from their land. Joyful: That we can escape from the Babylonian system is great news! And news that must be published widely. This is our job today, before that system congeals into total evil and clamps down on those who would wish to reject it after it is all but too late and it requires martyrdom to do so.

 48:21 They didn’t thirst when He led them through the deserts; He caused the waters to flow out of the Rock for them; He split the Rock also, and the waters gushed out.  

This is a yet-to-come repetition of the prior exodus, when their shoes did not wear out. (YirmeYahuw 16:14-15) Much of the world will be a wasteland after the plagues of the book of Revelation. Only this time Ysra'al will not ruin it by complaining. This time His soul will be satisfied, if we rise to the occasion.

48:22 “There is no shalom,” says YaHuWaH, “for the wicked.”

49:1 Listen, islands, to Me; and listen, you peoples, from far: YaHuWaH has called Me from the womb; from the bowels of My eema has He made mention of My Shem:

49:2 and He has made My mouth like a sharp sword [Rev. 1:16; 2:16; 19:15, 21].; in the shadow of His hand has He hid Me: and He has made Me a polished shaft; in His quiver has He kept Me close:

49:3 and He said to Me, “You are My servant; Ysra'al, in Whom I shall be esteemed.” 

49:4 But I said, “I have labored in vain, I have spent My strength for nothing and vanity; yet surely the justice due to Me is with YaHuWaH, and My reward with My Aluahiym.”

Nothing: Heb, tohu—the same as the “formlessness” or “chaos” of Gen. 1:2. In vain: literally, “for a vapor”; Heb., Hebel, the name of Adam’s murdered son.

49:5 Now says YaHuWaH Who formed Me from the womb to be His servant, to bring Ya'aqob again to Him (though Ysra'al is not gathered to Him, yet I am esteem-able in the eyes of YaHuWaH, and My Aluahiym has been My strength); 

This shows that it is the Mashiyach who is speaking as the “microcosm” of the Ysra'al of v. 3. On His first visit, Yahuwdah was not regathered (Mat. 23:37-39), but He began the process of regathering the Northern Kingdom.

49:6 yes, He says, “It is too light a thing that You should be My servant to raise up the tribes of Ya'aqob, and to restore the preserved of Ysra'al: I shall also give You for a light to the nations, that You may be My deliverance [yahshua] to the end of the earth.”

Compare 42:6. Raise up: or resurrect, since as tribes per se they were indeed long dead. LXX: “to recover the dispersion of Ysra'al”. This also tells us that YaHuWaH considered the “original plan”—the main point of what Mashiyach was to accomplish—to be bringing the scattered tribes of Ysra'al back together. The rest is seen as somewhat of an afterthought. Yet so many have made the “bonus” He has earned into the main, or only consideration, and forgotten the original plan! Faithfully-guarded: or preserved. (The name of YaHuWSHuWaH’s hometown of Natzereth derives from this word. This, along with v. 7, may be where Matithyahuw obtained his quote in 2:23, “He shall be called a Natzarene.”) YaHuWaH promised to sift the House of Ysra'al (the “lost” tribes of the Northern Kingdom), yet not one would fall to the ground. (Amos 9:9) YaHuWaH would not lose track of a single one! deliverance: Heb., “Yahshua”, from which both YaHuWSHuWaH’s and YashaYahuw’s names are derived. They had mixed with the nations (Hos. 7:8), so the process of regathering them made the knowledge of YaHuWaH available to others around them as well, but this was not the main point. Shim’on, an elderly man who was “waiting for the consolation of Ysra'al” (v. 13) prophesied over the infant YaHuWSHuWaH that He would lighten the nations and be the esteem of YaHuWaH’s people, Ysra'al. (Lk. 2:32) If they do not respond to the light, they still dwell in darkness. They may not all be Abraham’s seed genetically, but they must come out from being of the nations and see themselves as part of Ysra'al if the light is to have its full effect.

49:7 Thus says YaHuWaH, the Kinsman Redeemer of Ysra'al, and His Qadosh-One, to Him Whom man despises, to Him Whom the nation abhors, to a Servant of rulers: “Kings shall see and arise; rulers shall also bow themselves; because of YaHuWaH Who is steadfast, even the Qadosh-One of Ysra'al, Who has chosen You.”

49:8 Thus says YaHuWaH, “In an acceptable time have I answered You, and in a day of deliverance have I helped You; and I shall preserve You, and give You for a covenant for the People, to raise up the Land, to make them inherit the desolate heritage:

Acceptable: or pleasing. The people: in this case, the House of Ysra'al, not a people at that time (7:8; Hos. 1:9-10), having deserted their inheritance. But the connection is to be re-established by our Kinsman Redeemer! Sha'ul said that his own day was that acceptable time. (2 Cor. 6:2)

 49:9 saying to those who are bound, ‘Come out!’; to those who are in darkness, ‘Show yourselves!’ “They shall feed in the ways, and on all bare heights shall be their pasture. 

49:10 They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun conquer them: for He Who has mercy on them shall lead them, even by springs of water He shall guide them. 

Bareshiyth 48:8 Ysra'al saw Yowseph’s sons, and said, “Who are these?”

[The question "Who are these?" (Mi eleh?) Thus becomes sort of a title for the descendants of Ya'aqob.   [“Who are these? Like a cloud they fly, and like the doves, to their cotes? 

 Rev. 7:13 One of the elders answered, saying to me, “Who are these dressed in long white robes, and from where did they come?” Rev. 7:14 I told him, “Sovereign, you know.” He said to me, “These are the ones coming out from the Great Oppression/Tribulation. They washed their long robes, and made them white in the Lamb’s blood. 7:15 Because of this they are before the throne of YaHuWaH, they serve Him day and night in His Hekal. And the One Who sits on the throne shall tabernacle over them (protect them). 7:16 Nor will they be hungry, nor will they be thirsty any more; and they will not be overcome by the heat and the sun;  YashaYahuw 49:11 I shall transform all My mountains into a pathway, and My highways shall be raised up. 49:12 Behold, these shall come from far away! And behold, these from the north and from the west; and these from the land of Sinim.” 

YeshaYahuw 49:21 Then you shall say in your heart, ‘Who has conceived these for me, seeing I have been bereaved of my children, and am solitary, an exile, and wandering back and forth? Who has brought up these? Behold, I was left alone; these, where were they?’” 

Heat or sun: two different things here, so perhaps the “heat” refers to the fiery places through which they will need to walk (43:2) while the earth is being purified to make it ready for the Kingdom. Conquer them: or strike them, bring them down, harm them. Compare Psalm 23:2; 7:16.

49:11 I shall transform all My mountains into a pathway, and My highways shall be raised up. 49:12 Behold, these shall come from far away! And behold, these from the north and from the west; and these from the land of Sinim.” 

North and west: or “from the hidden places and the sea”. Sinim: A Chamitic people, and today the word means China.

[Rev. 7:13-17 7:13 One of the elders answered, saying to me, “Who are these dressed in long white robes, and from where did they come?”  7:14 I told him, “Master, you know.” He said to me, “These are the ones coming out from the Great Oppression/Tribulation. They washed their long robes, and made them white in the Lamb’s blood. 7:15 Because of this they are before the throne of YaHuWaH, they serve Him day and night in His Hekal. And the One Who sits on the throne shall tabernacle over them (protect them). 7:16 Nor will they be hungry, nor will they be thirsty any more; and they will not be overcome by the heat and the sun; 7:17 for the Lamb Who is in the midst of the throne shepherds them, and guides them to fountains of living waters of life. And YaHuWaH shall wipe away every tear from their eyes.”]

49:13 Sing, heavens; and be joyful, earth; and break forth into singing, mountains: for YaHuWaH has consoled His people, and shall have compassion on His afflicted.

 [Compare 51:3. This is the “consolation of Ysra'al” that Shim’on spoke of in Luke 2:25.] ... 51:3  For YaHuWaH has comforted Tsiyown; He has comforted all her waste places, and has made her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of YaHuWaH; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melodious singing.

 49:14 But Tsiyown said, “YaHuWaH has forsaken me, and YaHuWaH has forgotten me.”

Tsiyon: means “ a dried-up place”, but it also refers to a “dried-up” people. Abandoned: forsaken or neglected. Forgotten: or ceased to care about. But He promises to never break His covenant with Ysra'al. (Judges 2:1; compare Heb. 13:5.)

49:15 “Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yes, these may forget, yet I shall not forget you! 

49:16 Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of My hands [Yahuwchanan 20:27  Then He said to Ta’owm, “Reach here your finger, and see My hands.] ; your walls are continually before Me. 

The bride asks Him to set her as a seal on His heart. (Song of Songs 8:6) Just as we sometimes write ourselves notes on our hands, YaHuWaH says He has done the same for Yahrushalom, so she is always in the forefront of His mind.  If you look at the inside of your fingers horizontally, you can see the 12 staggered “building stones” that form a “wall”! So He we too have a constant reminder of the walls of Yahrushalom on our hands].

49:17 Your children make haste; your destroyers and those who made you waste shall go forth from you. 

49:18 Lift up your eyes all around, and see: all these gather themselves together, and come to you. [The uncountable multitude of Rev. 7:9-16] As I live,” says YaHuWaH, “you shall surely clothe yourself with them all as with an ornament, and you shall bind them on as the Bride. [Marriage supper of the Lamb]

49:19 “For, as for your waste and your desolate places, and your Land that has been destroyed, surely now you shall be too small for the inhabitants, and those who swallowed you up shall be far away.

 49:20 The children of your bereavement shall yet say in your ears, The place is too small for me; give place to me that I may dwell. 

49:21 Then you shall say in your heart, ‘Who has conceived these for me, seeing I have been bereaved of my children, and am solitary, an exile, and wandering back and forth? Who has brought up these? Behold, I was left alone; these, where were they?’”

(Rev. 7:9 After these things I looked, and behold, a huge throng, which no one was able to count, out of every nation and of all tribes, peoples, and tongues [Gen. 10:31], standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with long white robes, with palm branches in their hands. 7:10 They shout with a great sound, saying, “haYeshuah leiAluheinu - the One, Who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” [the Deliverance belongs to Aluheinu and the Lamb!]

7:11-12 All the messengers were standing around the throne, the elders, and the four living creatures; and they fell on their faces before His throne, and worshiped YaHuWaH,  saying, “Amein! the Blessing, the Splendor, the Understanding, the Thanks, the Greatness, the Might, and the Success, be to our Mighty Ones into the  Age and beyond and ever! Amein"

7:13 One of the elders answered, saying to me, “Who are these dressed in long white robes, and from where did they come?" 7:14 I told him, “Master, you know.” He said to me, “These are the ones coming out from the Great Oppression/Tribulation. They washed their long robes, and made them white in the Lamb’s blood. 7:15 Because of this they are before the throne of YaHuWaH, they serve Him day and night in His Dwelling Place. And the One Who sits on the throne shall tabernacle over them (protect them). 7:16 Nor will they be hungry, nor will they be thirsty any more; and they will not be overcome by the heat and the sun;) 

49:22 Thus says the Master YaHuWaH, “Behold, I shall lift up My Hand to the nations, and set up My Banner to the peoples; and they shall bring your sons in their bosom, and your daughters shall be carried on their shoulders. 

49:23 Kings shall be your foster fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers: they shall bow down to you with their faces to the earth, and lick the dust of your feet; and you shall acknowledge that I AM YaHuWaH; and those waiting in hoping for Me shall not be disappointed.” [Rev. 3:9]

49:24 Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captives be delivered?

49:25 But yet this is what YaHuWaH says, “Even the strong man's captives shall be taken away, and those plundered by the ruthless terrifying ones shall be delivered; for I shall contend with the one who brings a case against you, and I shall liberate your children. 

YashaYahuw 27:12 It shall happen in That Day, that YaHuWaH shall thresh from the flowing stream of the Perath to the brook of Mitsrayim; and you shall be gathered one by one [Yirm. 3:14], O children of Ysra'al. 27:13 It shall happen in That Day that a Great Shofar shall be blown; and those who were ready to perish in the land of Ashshuwr, and those who were outcasts in the land of Mitsrayim, shall come; and they shall worship YaHuWaH in the Qodesh Mountain at Yahrushalom.   Matt. 24:31 He shall send out His Messengers with the sound of the Great Shofar [Day of Atonement], and they shall gather together His chosen ones from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.    .[YashaYahuw 11:12 He shall set up a Banner [Anointed] for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Ysra'al, and gather together the dispersed of Yahuwdah from the four corners of the earth] 

YaHuWSHuWaH alluded to this verse in Mark 3:27 & Matt. 12:29, adding that the strong man must first be bound. We were lawfully taken captive by haSatan since Adam forfeited his inheritance (and ours), but YaHuWSHuWaH retrieved it for us when haSatan killed YaHuWSHuWaH unlawfully, thus abdicating his rights.   [Matt. 12:29 Or how can one enter into the house of the strong man, and plunder his goods, unless he first bind the strong man? Then he shall plunder his house.]

49:26 I shall feed those who oppress you with their own flesh [their version of the "gospel"]; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I, YaHuWaH, am your Savior (Anointed), and your Redeemer (ga'al - kinsman redeemer), the Mighty One of Ya'aqob.”

Flesh: can also mean “Good News” (“Gospel”) in Hebrew. Being forced to eat one’s own Gospel would be like the plague of frogs on Mitsrayim, a nation that worshipped frogs. The distorted Gospel in our own day emphasizes grace to such an extent that now homosexual pastors are even being tolerated since, if we are under grace, it really doesn’t matter, does it? Yet it will cause their destruction.

50:1 Thus says YaHuWaH, “Where is it now - the bill of divorce belonging to your mother [congregation], whom I have sent away? Or which of My creditors is it to whom I have sold you? Let's be clear about this: through your perversions you have sold yourself, and your mother has been sent away for your rebellion [apostasies].

[YirmeYahuw 3:8 says the same thing about “faithless Ysra'al”, referring specifically to the Northern Kingdom, because then it says Yahuwdah follows suit. Compare 54:5 and Hos. 4:5-6.]

50:2 Why, when I came, there was no man? When I called, there was none to answer? Is My Hand grown shorter, that it can’t redeem? Or have I no Power to deliver? Behold, at My rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a wilderness: their fish stink, because there is no water, and die for thirst.

Who knows why…? Aram., “Why, when I sent My prophets, did they not repent?” Grown shorter? The answer is in 59:5. Dry up the sea… fish will stink: notice all the imagery from the events surrounding the Exodus.

50:3 I clothe ha'shamayim with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering.” 

 [Exodus imagery and Revelation 6:12. I saw when He opened the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake. The sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became as blood]

50:4 The Master YaHuWaH has given Me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with a Word him who is weary: He wakens Me morning by morning, He wakens My ear to hear as those who are taught. 

YaHuWSHuWaH spoke only what He heard from His Father. (Yahuwchanan 5:19, 30; 8:28, 38)

 50:5 The Master YaHuWaH has opened My ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away backward.

 50:6 I gave My back to the strikers, and My cheeks to those who plucked off the hair; I didn’t hide My face from shame and spitting. 

50:7 For the Master YaHuWaH shall help Me; therefore I have not been confounded: therefore have I set My face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be disappointed. 

50:8 Near is He Who declares Me right. Who shall bring charges against Me? Let us stand up together: who is My adversary? Let him come near to Me. 

50:9 Behold, the Master YaHuWaH shall help Me; who is he who shall condemn Me? Behold, all they shall wax old as a garment, the moth shall eat them up.

Sha'ul echoes this in Romans 8:33-34, asking who can condemn us or even accuse us if the judge Himself is on our side. Then we will no longer call Him “My ba’al” but “My man”. (Hos. 2:16; Both terms can mean “husband”, but the latter is a relationship of greater affection and intimacy.)

50:10 Who among you fears YaHuWaH, heeding the Voice of His Servant, who walks in dark places and there is not light for him? Let him trust in haShem of YaHuWaH, and rely on his Aluahiym.  His Name itself has a special role in delivering us from darkness.

 50:11 Behold, all you who kindle a fire [wickedness], who gird yourselves about with torches; walk you in the flame of your fire, and among the brands that you have kindled. You shall have this of My hand; you shall lie down in sorrow.

51:1 “Listen to Me, you who follow after righteousness, you who seek YaHuWaH: look to the rock whence you were cut, and to the hole of the pit whence you were dug.  

51:2 Look to Abraham your father, and to Sarah who bore you; for when he was but one I called him, and I blessed him, and made him many. 

51:3 For YaHuWaH has comforted Tsiyown; He has comforted all her waste places, and has made her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of YaHuWaH; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melodious singing.

51:4 “Attend to Me, My gathered people; and give ear to Me, My nation: for the Torah shall go forth from Me, and I shall establish My legal procedure for a light of the peoples.

51:5 My righteousness is near, My deliverance is gone forth, and My Arm shall judge the peoples; the islands shall wait for Me, and on My Arm shall they trust. [My Arm: Aramaic, “My Memra (living Word).”]

 51:6 Lift up your eyes to ha'shamayim, and look on the earth beneath; for ha'shamayim shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment; and those who dwell therein shall die in like manner: but My deliverance shall be into the Age and beyond, and My righteousness shall not be abolished.

51:7 “Listen to Me, you who know righteousness, the people in whose heart is My Torah; don’t fear the scorn of men, neither be dismayed at their insults. 

51:8 For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool; but My righteousness shall be into the Age and beyond, and My deliverance to all generations.”

51:9 Awake, awake, put on strength,  O Arm of YaHuWaH; awake, as in the days of old, the generations of ancient times. Was it not You Who cut Rahab in pieces, Who pierced the monster? 

51:10 Was it not You Who dried up the sea, the waters of the great deep; Who made the depths of the sea a way for the redeemed to pass over? 

51:11 The ransomed of YaHuWaH shall return, and come with singing to Tsiyown; and everlasting joy shall be on their heads: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and sighing shall flee away. (More exodus imagery) This verse is an exact repetition of 35:10

51:12 “I, even I, AM HE Who comforts you: who are you, that you are afraid of man who shall die, and of the son of Adam who shall be made as grass; 

51:13 and have forgotten YaHuWaH your Maker, Who stretched forth ha'shamayim, and laid the foundations of the earth? Yet you are always in such dread of the fury of the oppressor, all day long, as if he were prepared to bring destruction! Yet where is the fury of the oppressor now? 

51:14 The captive exile is in a hurry that he may be loosed; and that he not die and go down into the pit, neither that his bread fail [cf 27:13]. 

51:15 For I am YaHuWaH your Aluahiym, Who stirs up the sea, so that its waves rage: YaHuWaH Master of Armies is His Shem. 

Stirs up…rage: He is the one in control of the changes that have to come about in order to set things straight; LXX, “who divided the sea whose waves roared”—apparently taking this as an allusion to the parting of the Red Sea.

 51:16 I have put My Word in your mouth, and have covered you in the shadow of My hand, that I may plant ha'shamayim, and lay the foundations of the earth, and tell Tsiyown, ‘you are My people.’”

While He sets things back in order, there will be upheavals, but if we are in the shade of His hand, there is nothing to fear. Compare 26:20. “You are My people”: the reversal of the curse of being called “not My people” in Hoshea 1.

51:17 Awake, awake, stand up, Yahrushalom, that have drunk at the hand of YaHuWaH the cup of His wrath; you have drunken the bowl of the cup of staggering, and drained it.  

51:18 There is none to guide her among all the sons whom she has brought forth; neither is there any who takes her by the hand among all the sons who she has brought up.  

No one…from all her sons: Yahrushalum is called the mother of those who, like Yitzhaq, are born according to the promise rather than the flesh. (Gal. 4:26) But those who emphasize this “grace” are not willing to go the full distance of what it means to be her children. Instead, they have ignored the holiness that she stands for, and abandoned her, making their own way instead. Yahrushalum is not just a physical place, but a high plane in the spirit realm, to which we must go before the Temple—and Eden from before it—can be rebuilt on their former site. We have to learn to ascend in order to get there, and this is not possible apart from the Sabbath or YaHuWSHuWaH.

51:19 Both of these two things are coming upon you. Who shall bemoan you? Desolation and destruction, and the famine and the sword; by whom shall I comfort you? 

Both: these two things paralleled in the couplets here. By whom can I console?: I.e., who is left after all that has come to pass on the earth?

51:20 Your sons have fainted, they lie at the head of all the streets, as an antelope in a net; they are full of the wrath of YaHuWaH, the rebuke of your Aluahiym. 

51:21 Therefore now hear this, you afflicted, and drunken, but not with wine: 

51:22 Thus says your Master YaHuWaH, and your Aluahiym [YaHuWSHuWaH] Who pleads the cause of His people, “Behold, I have taken out of your hand the cup of staggering, even the bowl of the cup of My wrath; you shall no more drink it again: 

51:23 and I shall put it into the hand of those who afflict you, who have said to your being, ‘Bow down, that we may walk over you;’ and you have laid your back as the ground, and as the street, to those who walk over.”

52:1 Awake, awake, put on your strength, Tsiyown; put on [labash] your garments of splendor [garments like Adam had before he sinned - but lost - so YaHuWaH re-clothed him with garments of skin to cover his nakedness - the first slaughter that spilled blood], Yahrushalom, the Qodesh city: for henceforth there shall no more come into you the uncircumcised and the unclean. [ Rev. 21:9-12, 14, 18-27] 

 Garments also bespeak our works all through Scripture. We are to put off the old, selfish man and put on the new one, of which YaHuWSHuWaH is the Head. (Col. 3:10; Eph. 2:15; 4:24). Unclean: There is parallelism here: We need garments that are undefiled. (Rev. 3:4) A parallel passage to this is Yirmeyahuw 31:18-25, in which Ephrayim realizes the condition he is in, but then accepts YaHuWaH’s assessment that he can be cleansed and used again as YaHuWaH’s vessel, rather than continuing to wallow in the mud.

52:2 Shake yourself from the dust; arise, sit on your throne, Yahrushalom: loose yourself from the bonds of your neck, captive daughter of Tsiyown. 

52:3 For thus says YaHuWaH, “you were sold for nothing; and you shall be redeemed without money.”

 [1 Peter 1:18-19 reiterates that it was neither with gold nor silver that we were redeemed, but with YaHuWSHuWaH’s precious blood. YaHuWaH did not sell us; He was never paid, so we do not belong to another. He had no creditors (50:1)]

52:4 For thus says the Master YaHuWaH, “My people went down at the first into Mitsrayim to sojourn there: and the Ashshuwrn has oppressed them without cause.

52:5 “And now what have I here,” says YaHuWaH, “seeing that My people are taken away for naught? Those who rule over them make them wail,” declares YaHuWaH, “and My Shem is despised all day continually. 

52:6 Therefore My people shall know My Shem: therefore they shall know in That Day that I AM HE Who Is speaking; behold, it is I.”

[52:5 "And saith - I AM HE Who Is Self Existent; Continually everyday I lament the destruction of My Shem that they have set to blaspheme. 6: Therefore in That Day speaks He, certainly My Shem they shall know; it is He Who Exists (YaHuWaH); with tears they shall report, BEHOLD !  (from Hebrew)] --- since I AM HE = YAHUW, this could be read: "And saith - YAHUW Who Is Self Existent; ….."]

52:7 How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes shalom, who brings good news of good, who publishes "deliverance" [yahshua], who tells Tsiyown, “your Aluahiym has begun to reign!” [His coronation!]

 [Rev.  11:16-17  The twenty-four elders, who sit on their thrones before YaHuWaH's throne, fell on their faces and worshiped YaHuWaH,  saying: “We give You thanks, O YaHuWaH, Al Shadai, the One Who is and Who was; because you have taken Your great power and reigned. ]

52:8 The voice of your watchmen! They lift up the voice, together do they sing; for they shall see eye to eye, when YaHuWaH returns to Tsiyown. 

52:9 Break forth into joy, sing together, you ruins of Yahrushalom; for YaHuWaH has comforted His people, He has redeemed Yahrushalom.  

[Ruins of Yahrushalom: those that are yet to come, described in Zech. 14:2.. “because I will assemble all the Gentiles to Yahrushalom in order to make war, and the city will be captured, the houses plundered, and the women raped, and half of the city will go into exile [as captives], but the remainder of the people will not be cut off from the city.]

[Rev. 11:2   The court yard outside the Hekal leave out and  don’t measure it, for it has been given to the nations. They shall trample the set-apart city under foot for forty-two months.  [This matches the same time period of Rev. 13:5 - the 42 month reign of the Beast]  [They shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led captive into all the nations. Yahrushalom shall be trampled down by the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled."] Luke 21:24

52:10   YaHuWaH has made bare His Qadosh-Arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth have seen the deliverance [yahshua] of our Aluahiym.

Uncovered: or laid bare, as YaHuWSHuWaH, His Arm, His deliverance (yashuah) was while He was being crucified. But this also refers to letting His strength be seen by all the nations that are united against Ysra'al and have laid Yahrushalom waste.

52:11 Depart, depart, go out from there, touch no unclean thing! Go out of the midst of her ! 

From her midst: from between the halves of the divided animals, that is, out of any covenant with Babel.

 Cleanse yourselves, you who bear the vessels of YaHuWaH. 

52:12 For you shall not go out in haste, neither shall you go by flight: for YaHuWaH shall go before you; and the Aluahiym of Ysra'al shall be your rear guard.

52:13 Behold, My Servant [The Mashiyach] shall deal wisely, He shall be exalted and lifted up, and shall be very high.

My servant: the Aramaic quite unabashedly adds, “the Mashiyach”. Bring correct understanding: or act wisely, teach [others] to act prudently. Because He was faithful (53:12; Rev. 5:9-12), He was raised up by YaHuWaH—even from the dead—and “highly exalted, given a name above every name” to which YaHuWaH will require every knee to bow in obeisance. (Phil. 2:5-11) Physically, at this point he will become King over all the earth.

52:14 Like as many were appalled at You (His appearance was marred more than any man, and His form more than the sons of men)

Note:   Appalled: stunned, horrified, awestruck. Disfigured more than any man: or “His appearance was so changed from looking like a man”, including having His cheeks made bald (like a woman) when His beard was torn out (50:6), gouged by a crown of thorns that was pounded into His head. His shape: His skin would have been torn to shreds and His organs exposed by the scourging whip. Psalm 22:6 describes Him as a “scarlet-worm and not a man”, i.e., so bloodied that He did not look human. Rev. 5:6 describes Him, even in the heaven-lies, as looking like a lamb that had been butchered—that is, cut open, with His inward parts exposed, though, like the Passover lamb, not a bone was to be broken. (Ex. 12:46; Yahuwchanan 19:36) ---- Instead, He is depicted as looking like Antiochus Epiphanes, who put his face on the statues of Zeus made in his day and who has 39 points of congruency with the image on the Shroud of Turin, much more than are needed to establish legal identity. The Sunday School pictures of “Jesus” bear the same image.

52:15 so shall He sprinkle many nations; kings shall shut their mouths at Him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they understand.

[Yet YaHuWSHuWaH made it possible for them to see, understand and return, and YaHuWaH’s Ruwach was already drawing them back to the synagogues, which is where Sha'ul went to declare the message in each city. But “kings” are also those who seek out what YaHuWaH has hidden (Prov. 25:2). And what YaHuWSHuWaH would accomplish is all right here for those who will seek it out without prejudice.]

53:1 Who has believed our report? To whom has the Arm of YaHuWaH been revealed?

53:2 For He grew up before Him as a tender plant, and as a root out of dry ground.

He has no form nor comeliness. When we see Him, there is no beauty that we should desire Him.  

LXX: His form was ignoble and inferior to that of the children of men.”(Pilatus said to Him, "You, are the King of the Yahuwdim?" - He was so  "one of us" - that the rulers had to use Judas to identify him in the night - although they saw Him most every day!

53:3 He was despised, and rejected by men; a Man of suffering, and acquainted with disease. He was despised as One from whom men hide their face; and we didn’t respect Him.

53:4 Surely He has carried off our infirmities, and bore our suffering; yet we considered Him plagued, struck by Aluahiym, and afflicted.

53:5 But He was pierced for our transgressions. It was because of our crookedness that He was so harshly beaten. The punishment that brought our shalom was on Him; and by His stripes we are healed!

 Psalms 89:30 If his [Dawiyd's] children forsake My Torah, and don’t walk in My ordinances; 89:31 if they break My statutes, and don’t guard My commandments; 89:32 then I will punish their sin with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes. [cf Yahuchanan 19]

Rebellious acts: or transgressions, going “out of bounds”. Aramaic, “He will [re]build the Set-apart Place which was profaned for our sins, handed over for our iniquities.” What iniquities? Specifically those by which we violated the first covenant, necessitating a renewal of it through His blood. The context (ch. 52) is that of the restoration of Ysra'al. Though it has many other “side benefits”, at the most basic level, what constitutes our deliverance is a return to the covenant and the rebuilding of a dwelling place for YaHuWaH in Yahrushalom. His bruises (detailed in Yahuwchanan 19): specifically in relation to the sins of the royal line of Dawiyd (Psalm 89:30ff), in order to restore that covenant, which does benefit all of Ysra'al.

53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray. Everyone has turned to his own way; and YaHuWaH has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

YaHuWaH… on Him: LXX, “YaHuWaH gave Him up for our sins.” Each turned… toward his own direction: the condition when there is no king in Ysra'al. (Judges 21:25) This is why He needed to be bruised—so that there could again be a king in Ysra'al. (See note on v. 5.) It was not enough to be merely King of the Jews. (Yoch. 18:33); He had to restore the Kingdom to Ysra'al as well. (Acts 1:6, based on 49:6 above)

53:7 He was oppressed, yet when He was afflicted He  opened not His mouth. As a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and as a sheep that before its shearers is mute, so He opened not His mouth.

Though YaHuWSHuWaH constantly spoke in ways that made people upset, there is a time for everything to be a delight to Heaven. (Eccles. 3) This was the time to remain silent. (3:7)

53:8 He was taken from prison and from due process;  and as for His generation, who considered that He was cut off out of the land of the living and stricken for the transgression of My people? 

(And after the threescore and two weeks shall Mashiyach be cut off/covenanted, and have nothing;  Dan. 9:26)  My people: those of the House of Ysra'al who had left the Covenant.

53:9 And He was appointed a grave with the wicked, and with a rich man in His death; although He had done no violence, neither was any deceit in His mouth.

53:10 Yet it pleased YaHuWaH to bruise Him. He has caused Him to suffer, that when He made Himself an offering for guilt, He shall see His seed. He shall prolong His days, and the pleasure of YaHuWaH shall prosper in His hand.

53:11  He shall see the the results of the suffering of His life and be satisfied. Through His knowledge My righteous Servant, makes the many righteous, [Dan. 9:27] and He bears their crookedness.

 For the many: the exact same term refers to the people of Ysra'al in Daniel 9:27, and indeed YaHuWSHuWaH would “justify” or “bring righteousness” for the many, setting them straight again and making them what they were meant to be.

53:12 Therefore shall I divide Him a portion with the great, and He shall divide the spoil with the strong; because He poured out His being to death, and was numbered with the transgressors; yet He bore the sin of the many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Yahuwchanan 1:29 The next day, he saw YaHuWSHuWaH coming to him, and cried out, “Behold, the Lamb of Aluahiym, Who bears away the sin of the world!

Shemoth 34:6 YaHuWaH  passed by before him, and proclaimed, “ YaHuWaH, YaHuWaH a merciful and gracious Aluahiym, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness and truth, 34:7 keeping loving kindness for thousands, BEARING AWAY perversity and rebellion and sin; but will by no means acquit the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the descendants, and on the descendants’s descendants, on the third and on the fourth generation.”  "This releasing and bearing away our sin is nearly always mistranslated “forgive” in establishment translations, which means ACQUIT.  For us who believe on His name, He paid our punishment, bearing away the punishment Himself, further proving He is YaHuWaH." [PS for the Remnant]

[1 Kepha 2:24 Who His Own self bore our sins in His body on the execution stake, that we, having died to sins, might live to righteousness; by Whose wounds trickling with blood you were healed.]

54:1 “Be overcome with joy, O sterile woman, who could not bear children; break forth [across the globe] into singing, and cry aloud, you who did not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate woman [divorced or widowed] than the children of the married wife,” says YaHuWaH. (Rev. 7:9-17)

Sterile woman: this brings to mind Sarah, Rachel, Hannah, and Elisheba before the miraculous births of their sons. Desolate woman: a widow (v. 4) or a divorcee--the Northern Kingdom (50:1; Hos. 2:2). Galatians 4 links the “bondwoman” to those who think the Torah alone can justify them (rather than leading them to YaHuWSHuWaH), and the“free woman” to Sarah and the Yahrushalom that is above, i.e., the dwelling place for YaHuWaH that is being built of “living stones”. (1 Kefa/ Peter 2:5) Rev. 12 and 17 describe two women also—one a fugitive and the other a harlot, who is cock-sure that she will never be left as a widow (so she is married, though promiscuous).

54:2 “Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of your dwelling places; don’t spare: lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes. 

Dwelling places: the same word as “tabernacle”, which had drapes all around its outer boundaries.

54:3 For you shall spread out on the right hand and on the left; and your seed shall possess the nations, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.

54:4 “Don’t be afraid; for you shall not be ashamed: neither be confounded; for you shall not be disappointed: for you shall forget the shame of your youthful vigor; and the reproach of your widowhood you shall remember no more.

Youthful vigor: from a root meaning “concealed”; i.e., his “sowing of wild oats”.

 54:5 For your Maker is your Husband; YaHuWaH Master of Armies is His name: and the Qadosh-One of Ysra'al is your Redeemer;(goalecha = redeemers) the Aluahiym of the whole earth shall He be called. 

54:6 For YaHuWaH has called you as a wife forsaken and grieved in ruwach, even a wife of youth, when she is cast off [rejected],” says your Aluahiym.

Rejected: or loosened, a legal term meaning “let go”. YaHuWaH divorced Ysra'al, the Northern Kingdom, but not Yahuwdah. (50:8; YirmeYahuw 3:8) Yet here we see Him take her back. The Torah allows a divorced woman to be married again by the same husband only if she has not married someone else in the meantime. (Deut. 24:1-4) Hoshea’s wife is the picture of what actually happened: the Northern Kingdom left her husband and went after many lovers (who abandoned and rejected her), but never married them, and she could thus be taken back. But for a time she was not lived with as a wife again until much later. YaHuWSHuWaH brought us back into the household, but one day He will woo us when we are out in the wilderness again (Rev. 12; Hosea 2:14) and there finalize the new/renewed covenant that He initiated at His last Passover.

54:7 “For an insignificantly short moment have I forsaken you; but with intense compassion shall I gather you back out.

Even 2,730 years (the 390 years of Y’chezq’el 4 multiplied seven times, Lev. 26:28) is a mere drop in the bucket compared to eternity! Compassion: Heb., Ruhamah, a reversal of YaHuWaH’s declaration that for a time He would have no mercy. (Hos. 1:6; 2:1)

54:8 In overflowing wrath I caused My face to be hidden from you for a moment; but with loving kindness that last into the  Age and beyond shall I love you so deeply,” says YaHuWaH your Kinsman Redeemer.

Compare Psalm 102:2. Love you so deeply: the word is one of intense, gut-felt emotion that ranges everywhere from compassion to affection to tenderness.

54:9 “For this is like the waters of Noah to Me; for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah shall no more go over the earth, so have I sworn that I shall not be angry with you, nor rebuke you. 

54:10 For the mountains may depart, and the hills be removed; but My loving kindness shall not depart from you, neither shall My Covenant of shalom be removed,” says YaHuWaH Who has mercy on you.

54:11 “You afflicted, tossed with storms, and not comforted, behold, I shall set your stones in beautiful colors, and lay your foundations with sapphires. 

54:12 I shall make your pinnacles of rubies, and your gates of sparkling jewels, and all your walls of precious stones. 

54:13 All your children shall be taught by YaHuWaH; and great shall be the shalom of your children. (In the teachings of YaHuWSHuWaH this was literally fulfilled as we are told that YaHuWaH was in YaHuWSHuWaH in all His fulness - and He declared that the only Words He spoke were those He heard the Father speak - and He spoke them exactly.)

Taught by: or accustomed to. Abundant is the prosperity: or “great is the well-being”. This is quoted in regard to the Father’s revealing who YaHuWSHuWaH is. (Yahuwchanan 6:44-45)

 54:14 In righteousness you shall be established: you shall be far from oppression [tribulation], for you shall not be afraid; and from terror, for it shall not come near you. [Ps. 91] 

54:15 See, they shall surely gather together, but not by Me: whoever shall gather against you shall fall for your sake.

54:16 “Behold, I have created the smith who blows the fire of coals, and brings forth a weapon for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.

54:17 No weapon that is formed against you shall prevail; and you shall condemn every tongue that rises against you in judgment.

This is the heritage of the servants of YaHuWaH,  and their righteousness is from Me,” says YaHuWaH.

Vindication: or “righteousness”, which indeed is not something that comes from our natural selves, but is provided through YaHuWSHuWaH so we can overcome our natural shortcomings. (1 Cor. 1:30) But part of the righteousness He supplies is the gift of being able to prove wrong those who bring accusations against us. (See Rom. 8:33.)

55:1 “Hey!, Everyone who is thirsty![who desires deliverance] Come to the waters! Come, he who has no money, buy, and eat! Yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. (Yahuwchanan 7:37-39 and Rev. 22:17)

Who is thirsty: Aramaic, “who wishes to learn”. Without price: This reminds us that ultimately we will be freed from the curse placed on Adam and Hawah, but in the meantime it teaches us not to commercialize the message of truth, making it part of and subservient to Babylon’s system. When that system reaches its critical mass, it will not allow anyone who is not part of it to buy or sell, but Ysra'al is not to be counted among the nations of the world. (Numbers 23:9) But YaHuWaH will provide for those who obey and trust Him.

55:2 Why do you spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor for that which doesn’t satisfy? listen diligently to Me, and eat you that which is good, and let your being delight itself in fatness.

Me: Aramaic, My Memra [Living Word].

 55:3 Turn your ear, and come to Me; hear, and your being shall live: and I shall make an everlasting Covenant with you, even the sure mercies of Dawiyd. 

55:4 Behold, I have given Him for a witness to the peoples, a Leader and Commander to the peoples. 

55:5 Behold, you shall call for a nation that you don’t know; and a nation that didn’t know you shall run to you, because of YaHuWaH your Aluahiym, and to the Qadosh-One of Ysra'al; for He has lifted you up.”

55:6 Seek YaHuWaH while He may be found; call you on Him while He is near: 

55:7 let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to YaHuWaH, and He shall have mercy on him; and to our Aluahiym, for He shall abundantly pardon.

55:8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,” says YaHuWaH.

55:9 “For as ha'shamayim are higher than the earth,

so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.

55:10 For as the rain comes down and the snow from the sky, and doesn’t return there, but waters the earth, and makes it bring forth and bud, and gives seed to the sower and bread to the eater;

55:11 so shall My Word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me empty --  without having accomplished what I have intended and brought success in that for which I  have sent it.

55:12 For you shall go out with joy, and be led forth with shalom: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing; and all the trees of the fields shall clap their hands. 55:13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree; and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to YaHuWaH for a Shem, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.”

56:1 Thus says YaHuWaH, “Keep justice, and do righteousness; for My deliverance [yashuah-ti]  YaSHuWaTY (YaHuWSHuWaH)  is about to arrive, and My righteousness to be revealed.

56:2 Blessed is the man who does this, and the son of man who holds it fast; who keeps the Shabbath from profaning it, and keeps his hand from doing any evil.”

Notice how evildoing and profaning the Sabbath are given equal weight. In Christian terms this would be considered an unfair comparison, but here it is in YaHuWaH’s word.

56:3 Neither let the foreigner, who has joined himself to YaHuWaH, speak, saying, “YaHuWaH shall surely separate me from His people;” neither let the eunuch say, “Behold, I am a dry tree.”

56:4 For thus says YaHuWaH, “To the eunuchs who keep My Shabbaths, and choose the things that please Me, and hold fast My Covenant: 

56:5 to them I shall give in My House and within My walls a memorial and a name better than of sons and of daughters; I shall give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off. 

56:6 Also the foreigners who join themselves to YaHuWaH, to minister to Him, and to love haShem of YaHuWaH, to be His servants, everyone who keeps the Shabbath from profaning it, and holds fast My Covenant;

Notice how important YaHuWaH’s name and the Sabbath are to foreigners being joined to Him. Join here means “be twined together” and become dependent upon. I.e., they become disciples. Upholding His covenant means not only having standards, but enforcing them as with a rod of iron, giving no leeway for evil to enter, rather than loosening them.

 56:7 even them shall I bring to My Qodesh mountain, and make them joyful in My House of prayer: their burnt offerings and their slaughterers shall be accepted on My altar; for My House shall be called a House of prayer for all peoples.”

56:8  The Master YaHuWaH, Who is about to gather the outcasts of Ysra'al, says, “Yet shall I gather others to him, besides his own who are gathered.”  

[Yahuwchanan 10:16 I have other sheep, which are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they shall hear My Voice. They shall become one flock with one Shepherd.] (Rev. 7:9-17)

56:9 All you beasts of the field, come to devour, yes, all you beasts in the forest. 

The field represents the world (Mat. 13:38), the undomesticated area outside of what is Qodesh. The forest is a gathering of trees, which represent people, and Ysra'al in particular. (e.g., 9:13ff) beasts, i.e., false shepherds - those who have not died to themselves, are abundant in Ysra'al also.

 56:10 His watchmen are blind, they are all without knowledge; they are all mute dogs, they can’t bark; dreaming, lying down, loving to slumber. 

56:11 Yes, the dogs are greedy, they can never have enough; yet of all people, these are shepherds [pastors]! They can’t understand: they have all turned to their own way, each one to his gain, from every quarter.  [Hirelings - Yahuwchanan 10:12-13] 

56:12Come,” say they, “I shall get wine [doctrine of Babel], and we shall fill ourselves with strong drink [anti-Torah teachings]; and tomorrow shall be as this day, a day great beyond measure [prosperity doctrine].”

57:1 The righteous perishes, and no man lays it to heart; and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come.

Since the watchmen are blind (56:10), they hardly notice if those who are truly merciful—those who love their neighbors enough to warn them of impending judgment—are removed from them. They can’t worry about that; they have their own Easter pageants to prepare for. They cannot accept the fact that it is because of their own wickedness that the righteous are taken out from among them. They only protest when they lose the ear-ticklers. But the wicked and righteous will be separated. (Mat. 13:40ff; Luk. 17:30ff) Vanished: LXX, perished; the Aramaic targum also interprets it as the righteous dying before an evil time comes on the earth, and thus escape it. Evil: LXX, injustice.

57:2 He enters into shalom; they rest in their beds, each one who walks in his uprightness.

57:3 “But draw near here, you sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the Whore. 

[the Beast system] [But this group he addresses may be those who were once Ysra'al, for the Aramaic targum adds, “whose plant was from a Qodesh plant”. The rest of the chapter seems to bear this out.]  

57:4 At whose expense are you gaining your pleasure? Against whom do you make a wide mouth, and stick out your tongue? Aren’t you children of the Lie, a seed of falsehood, 

57:5 you who inflame yourselves among the oaks, under every green tree; who slaughter the children in the gulches? Under the clefts of the rocks. 

[Abortion is the modern equivalent of what went on literally back then.]

 57:6 Among the smooth stones of the valley is your portion; they - they indeed are your lot; you have even poured a drink offering to them [the slaughtered children], you have offered them a tribute! [stem-cell research?] Shall I be compensated for these things? 

57:7 On a high and lofty mountain [Tsiyon] you have set your bed; there also you went up to offer slaughter. 

57:8 Behind the doors and the posts you have set up your reminder symbols: for you have uncovered to someone besides me, and have gone up; you have enlarged your bed, and made you a covenant with them: you loved their bed where with ecstasy you beheld a stretched-out body member.

Figuratively, this is the church opening itself up to whatever religious practices gain more tithing members, rather than sticking with YaHuWaH’s commands.

57:9 You went to the sovereign [of Babel (YirmeYâhuw 50: 43)] with oil, and did increase your perfumes, and sent your envoys far off [Sent your envoys: or flung your door hinges wide open.], and debased yourself even to she'owl.  

57:10 You were wearied with the length of your journey; yet you didn’t say, ‘It is in vain.’ You found a reviving of your strength; therefore you weren’t faint.

57:11 “Of whom have you been afraid and in fear, that you tell a Lie, and have not remembered Me, nor laid it to your heart? Haven’t I held My shalom even a long time, and you don’t fear Me? 

57:12 I shall declare your righteousness; and as for your works, they shall not profit you. 

57:13 When you cry, let your collection of idols deliver you; but the wind shall take them, a breath shall carry them all away: but he who takes refuge in Me shall possess the Land, and shall inherit My Qodesh Mountain.”

57:14 And one shall say, “Cast up, cast up, prepare the Way, take up the stumbling-block out of the way of My people.”

57:15 For thus says the High and Exalted One Who inhabits eternity, Whose Shem is Qadosh:(in a class of its own)

“I dwell in the Exalted and Qadosh-Place, with him also who is of a contrite and humble ruwach, to revive the ruwach of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. (referring to the resurrection)

57:16 For I shall not scold into the Age and beyond, neither shall I be always angry; for the ruwach would grow faint before Me --  the beings who I have made .

 יהוה told Noah He would not strive with man throughout all the ages in Genesis 6:3, and in Isaiah 57:15-16, He gives the reason why.  יהוה said that He will not strive through all the ages, but will revive the spirits of the humble and the contrite (a reference to the resurrection of the righteous in Year 6000) because, "the Spirit would grow faint before Me, and the souls which I have made." These words have been interpreted to mean that the souls of all people existed before the physical universe was created. (Torah Calendar)

I.e., if He kept scolding us for our wrongdoing, we might lose all hope of ever attaining the heights for which we were created. The crushing is only so that our iniquities will be subdued and we will be brought to repentance. At a certain point YaHuWaH will cast our sins into the sea and give mercy to Ya'aqob. (Micha 7) This point seems to have been reached, because He is now giving us the realization that we are Ysra'al and are meant to again be a people. Souls: or breaths, but this term has a special meaning of being the “higher soul” which is given to the faithful on the Sabbath, but to which he can aspire all the time. Aramaic, “I am about to restore the ruwachs of the dead…”

57:17 For the iniquity of his covetousness was I angry, and struck him; I hid My face and was angry; and he went on backsliding in the way of his heart.

57:18 I have seen his ways, and shall heal him: I shall lead him also, and restore comforts to him and to his mourners. 

Aramaic, “The way of their repentance is disclosed before Me, and I will cover them.,” That way is YaHuWSHuWaH, the kinsman-redeemer who went out seeking the lost sheep of the House of Ysra'al.

57:19 I create the fruit of the lips: Shalom (shalom, reconciliation, completeness), shalom, to him who is far off [Ysra'al] and shalom to him who is near [Yahuwdah],” says YaHuWaH; “so I shall heal them.”

 [Far off: - [Ysra'al] Paul tells us how this was accomplished in Eph. 2:13. “You who were once far off have been made near [and given access to YaHuWaH’s presence] through the blood of haMashiyach Yahushuah.”  In 2:10, he had just spoken of the good works that YaHuWaH had prepared beforehand for us to walk in. (Cf. Phil. 2:13) Daniel (9:7ff) defines “those who are far off” as the House of Ysra'al (the Northern Kingdom) and “those who are near” as Yahuwdah (the Jews). Aramaic, “the righteous, who have kept My law from the beginning, and … the penitent, who have repented to My law only recently.” (Compare Mat. 20:6-9) In Yehezqel (Ezekiel) 11:14ff we see Yahuwdah telling Ysra'al to get away, but YaHuWaH says He will be a Set-apart Place to those who are cast far away, then He will regather us and give us a new, unified heart 

 Paul was certainly thinking of this passage when He wrote Ephesians 2, for there he also speaks of us having been called gentiles by “those who were near”. YaHuWSHuWaH’s blood abolished the ordinances (of the rabbis) that were against us, one of which stated that the Northern Kingdom could no longer be considered part of Ysra'al, but had to be counted as gentiles. But YaHuWaH says we are no longer gentiles. The King of the Yahuwdim has married the House of Ysra'al, so the Kingdom is united again. (Compare Hoshea 11 as well.)

 57:20 But the wicked are like the troubled sea; for it can’t rest, and its waters cast up mire and dirt.  

57:21 “There is no shalom,” says my Aluahiym, “for the wicked.”

58:1Cry aloud, don’t spare, lift up your voice like a shofar, and declare to My people their disobedience, and to the House of Ya'aqob their sins. 

[Like a shofar: Rosh haShanah (Yom Teruach), the Day of the Alarm (awakening trumpet-blast) lets us know that the Day of Atonements is fast approaching, and it is high time to repent.] [Two Witnesses of Rev. 11]

 58:2 Yet they seek Me daily, and delight to know My ways: as a nation that did righteousness, and didn’t forsake the ordinance of their Aluahiym, they ask of Me righteous judgments; they delight to draw near to Aluahiym. 

58:3 ‘Why have we fasted,’ say they, ‘and You don’t see? why have we afflicted our being, and You take no knowledge?’“Behold, in the day of your fast you find pleasure, and exact all your laborers. 

58:4 Behold, you fast for strife and contention, and to strike with the fist of wickedness: you don’t fast this day so as to make your voice to be heard on high.  

58:5 Is this the fast that I have chosen? Isn't it the day for a man to afflict his being? Isn't it to bow down his head as a rush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? Shall you call this a fast, and an acceptable day to YaHuWaH? (Yom Kippur)

58:6 “Isn’t this the fast that I have chosen: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the bands of the yoke, and to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke?

Yom Kippur is a day to repent (turn around 180 degrees) and break the bonds of sin in our lives, and then to bring the same freedom to others. "Yoke" comes from the word for "wavering", and we want to end this as well. Yom Kippur is called the day of the closing of the gates, and it is a time to make choices and build walls between ourselves and the alternatives so that we will put our hand to the plow and not look back.

 58:7 Isn’t it to distribute your bread to the hungry, and that you bring the poor who are cast out to your house? When you see the naked, that you cover him; and that you not hide yourself from your own flesh? 

58:8 Then your light shall break forth as the morning, and your healing shall spring forth speedily; and your righteousness shall go before you; the esteem of YaHuWaH shall be your rear guard. Then: and not until then.

58:9 Then you shall call, and YaHuWaH shall answer; you shall cry, and He shall say, ‘Here I AM.’  “If you take away from the midst of you the yoke, the finger pointing, and speaking wickedly; 

58:10 and if you draw out your being to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted being: then your light shall rise in darkness, and your obscurity be as the noonday;

Afflicted: or humbled, depressed. This is how a strong community--the bride of YaHuWaH--is formed. Each of us is hungry in one way or another, and He has put in each congregation those capable of meeting each other's needs. Taking care of one another is what He is trying to teach us through His Torah and His festivals.

 58:11 and YaHuWaH shall guide you continually, and satisfy your being in dry places, and make strong your bones; and you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters don’t fail. 

Invigorate your bones: brace them up, make them strong, "arm" them. This holds a clear connection to Yom Kippur as a "day of bones" (Lev. 23:30) and the bones of Yoseyf that assemble into a mighty army (Ychezqel 37). Drought: or “a scorched region”, perhaps when all of Ysra'al is regathered in the desert near Mount Sinai.

58:12 Then some of those who shall be of you shall build the old waste places; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, the Restorer of Paths to Dwell In.

Ancient ruins: or wasted places, not only physically, but also ancient ways of interpreting and navigating our way through the Torah. Closes up the breach: in a wall, hedging it about or enclosing the city, so that there can be set-apartness again, and the unclean cannot freely trample His courts with no price to pay for doing so. This is the task of the house of Yoseph, the northern kingdom that is being recalled in this day to our previously-unknown heritage of "the ancient paths". (Micha 7:18-20; YirmeYahuw 6:16)

58:13 “If you turn away your foot from the Shabbath, from doing your pleasure on My Qodesh day; and call the Shabbath a delight, and the Qodesh of YaHuWaH esteem-able; and shall esteem it, not doing your own ways, nor finding your own pleasure, nor speaking your own words [uttering a word of  indignation from your mouth]: 

58:14 then you shall delight yourself in YaHuWaH; and I shall make you to ride on the high places of the Land; and I shall feed you with the heritage of Ya'aqob your father:” for the mouth of YaHuWaH has spoken it.

This provides a link to Psalm 81, which was written most particularly for the season of repentance prior to Yom Kippur.

59:1 Behold, YaHuWaH’s hand is not shortened, that it can’t save; neither His ear heavy, that it can’t hear: 

59:2 but your iniquities have separated between you and your Aluahiym, and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He shall not hear. 

Crooked ways…caused His face to be concealed: How can we see Him if we are not in a direct line with where He is? This is a direct answer to 58:3.

59:3 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue mutters wickedness. 

59:4 None sues in righteousness, and none pleads in truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity. 

59:5 They hatch adders’ eggs, and weave the spider’s web: he who eats of their eggs dies; but the viper that hatches is what shall be crushed (Genesis 3:15). 

59:6 Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence (hamas) is in their hands.  59:7 Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; desolation and destruction are in their paths. 

59:8 The way of shalom they don’t know; and there is no justice in their goings: they have made them crooked paths; whoever goes therein does not know shalom. 

59:9 Therefore is justice far from us, neither does righteousness overtake us: we look for light, but, behold, darkness; for brightness, but we walk in obscurity. 

Many use the excuse that they do not wish to judge lest judgment also be turned back on them. (Mat. 7:1ff) But we are meant to judge both ourselves and others, because no one, especially the community as a whole, needs either the plank or the speck of dust in one’s eyes. Because we avoid this, we are the blind leading the blind…

59:10 We grope for the wall like the blind; yes, we grope as those who have no eyes: [Grope: trusting what one feels. Ninety percent of the time this is wrong!]  we stumble at noonday as in the twilight; in desolate places like dead men. 

59:11 We all roar like bears, and moan sore like doves: we look for justice, but there is none; for deliverance, but it is far off from us.

59:12 For our transgressions are multiplied before You, and our sins testify against us; for our transgressions are with us, and as for our iniquities, we know them:

 59:13 transgressing and denying YaHuWaH, and turning away from following our Aluahiym, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood. 59:14 Justice is turned away backward, and righteousness stands afar off; for Truth is fallen in the street, and uprightness can’t enter. 

59:15 Yes, Truth is lacking; and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. YaHuWaH notices, and it grieves Him that there was no justice. 

59:16 He saw that there was no man, and was appalled that there was no intercessor: therefore His own Arm brought deliverance [Yahuw-shua / I AM HE (who) delivers] for Him; and His righteousness, it upheld Him. 

59:17 He put on righteousness as a breastplate, and a helmet of deliverance (yahshuah) on His head; and He put on garments of vengeance for clothing, and will wrap Himself in ardent jealousy as a cloak (Yahuwchanan 2:17). [cf. Eph. 6 - the whole armor of Aluahiym] 

59:18 According to their deeds, accordingly He shall repay, burning rage to those who cramp Him, recompense to His enemies; He shall repay the dealings of the coastlands. 

59:19 So shall they fear haShem of YaHuWaH from the west, and His esteem from the rising of the sun; for when the enemy shall come like a flood, the Ruach haKadosh of YaHuWaH shall lift up a standard against him to humble him. (Rev. 12:15)

Flood: Aramaic, the overflowing of the Ferath [Euphrates] River. Wind: or ruwach; Aramaic, by the Memra [living Word] of YaHuWaH they will be plundered.

59:20 “A Kinsman Redeemer shall come to Tsiyown, and to those who turn from disobedience in Ya'aqob,” says YaHuWaH. 

(Paul quoted this in Rom. 11:26, in the context of the blindness that would come over Ysra'al until the fullness of the gentiles—the House of Ephrayim, according to Gen. 48:19—comes back in. YaHuWSHuWaH is indeed a Kinsman Redeemer, who accomplished this redemption at Tsiyon. But in order to be redeemed, we must turn away from the way of our ancestors who rebelled and left the covenant.)

59:21As for Me, this is My Covenant with them,” says YaHuWaH. “My Ruwach Who is on you, and My Word [Torah/YaHuWSHuWaH] which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart out of your mouth, nor out of the mouth of your seed, nor out of the mouth of your seed’s seed,” says YaHuWaH, “from henceforth and into the  Age and beyond.”

My words: the Torah, which is to be continually in our mouths (Ex. 13:9; Deut. 30:14; Yahuwshua 1:8).

60:1 “Arise, shine, O Yahrushalom; for your Light [the time of your deliverance] is come, and the Splendor of YaHuWaH is risen on you. 

60:2 For, behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the peoples; but YaHuWaH shall arise on you, and His Splendor shall appear over you. 

Break forth: or appear over you. This is an allusion to the exemption of the land of Goshen from the plagues (especially the thick darkness) that came over Mitsrayim just before the Exodus, and the pillar of fire that appeared over the camp of Ysra'al, and again it harbingers YaHuWaH’s deliverance which will overshadow even that Exodus. (YirmeYahuw 16:14-15)

60:3 Nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.  [Sukkot terminology]

60:4 “Lift up your eyes all around, and see: they all gather themselves together, they come to you; your sons shall come from far, and your daughters shall be carried in the arms. [The Shofar gathering] 

60:5 Then you shall see and be radiant, and your heart shall thrill and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you, the wealth of the nations shall come to you. 60:6 The multitude of camels shall cover you, the dromedaries of Midian and Eyphah; all they from Sheba shall come; they shall bring gold and frankincense, and shall proclaim the praises of YaHuWaH. 

60:7 All the flocks of Qedar shall be gathered together to you, the rams of N'bayowth shall minister to you; they shall come up with acceptance on My altar; and I shall beautify the House of My renown.

 [Midyan…Ephyah…Sheba…Qedar…N’bayowth: all descendants of Abraham’s other children. He gave them all gifts (Gen. 25:5-6), but he also said he had given everything he owned to Yitshaq, so at this time the gifts will all be returned to Yitshaq’s house from the other children’s households.]

60:8 “Who are these? Like a cloud-mass they fly, and like the doves, to their cotes? 

[24:31 He shall send out His Messengers with the sound of the Great Shofar [Day of Atonement], and they shall gather together His chosen ones from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.  YashaYahuw 27:12 It shall happen in that day, that YaHuWaH shall thresh from the flowing stream of the River to the brook of Mitsrayim; and you shall be gathered one by one, children of Ysra'al. 27:13 It shall happen in that day that a great shofar shall be blown; and those who were ready to perish in the land of Ashshuwr, and those who were outcasts in the land of Mitsrayim, shall come; and they shall worship YaHuWaH in the Qodesh Mountain at Yahrushalom. [1 Kepha: ... those of us being protected by the Force of YaHuWaH, and through persuasion for a rescue ready to be disclosed during a latter feast season!  [Yowm Kippuríym,  Deuteronomy 32: 42]  &1 Thess. 4:17]

60:9 Because the coastlands shall wait for Me, and the ships of Tarshiysh at their lead, to bring your sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, for haShem of YaHuWaH your Aluahiym, and for the Qadosh-One of Ysra'al, because He has made you esteemed.

60:10 “Foreigners shall build up your walls, and their kings shall wait on you [Wait on you: the form of the word in Hebrew is intense.]: for in My wrath I struck you, but in My favor have I had mercy on you.

60:11 Your gates also shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring to you the wealth of the nations, and their kings led captive.

60:12 For that nation and kingdom that shall not serve you shall perish; yes, those nations shall be utterly drained dry. 

[Drained dry: both by being plundered, and by receiving no rain (if they refuse to come up to Yahrushalom for YaHuWaH’s feasts, Zech. 14:16-17).]

60:13 “The importance of Lebanown shall come to you, the fir tree, the pine, and the box tree together, to beautify the place of My Qodesh Place; and I shall make the Place of My feet esteemed.

The importance [or esteem] of Lebanon: perhaps cedars the size of Redwoods will grow there again after the earth’s axis shifts back to where it was prior to 701 B.C. and Israel’s climate is restored so it again becomes a “land flowing with milk and honey”. No grove of trees of any kind is to be planted near an altar to YaHuWaH (Deut. 16:21), but as the first time, wood from these trees can be used to help build His Hekal. Since trees also represent people, perhaps this refers to the city of Yahrushalom in general, or on another level, mainly to various types of people who will stand at the Hekal during His “feet”—His pilgrimage festivals. (Ex. 23:14)

60:14 The sons of those who afflicted you shall come bending to you; and all those who despised you shall bow themselves down at the soles of your feet; and they shall call you The City of YaHuWaH, The Tsiyown of the Qadosh-One of Ysra'al.

Afflict: or humble. Bowing: as Yoseph’s brothers did when he was exalted and they were humbled. It is His people who make up His city. Though at one time Yahrushalom refused to be gathered together under YaHuWSHuWaH’s “wings” (the corners of His garments, where there is healing), and the Hekal that had leprous stones had to be torn down, He said He would rebuild it in three days. After three “days” (3,000 years), after His Kingdom is complete, a New Yahrushalom is seen coming down from heaven. (Rev. 21-22)

60:15 “Whereas you have been forsaken and hated, so that no man passed through you, I shall make you an eternal excellency, a joy of many generations. 

60:16 You shall also suck the milk of the nations, and shall nurse from royal breasts; and you shall know that I, AM YaHuWaH, your Deliverer, and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Ya'aqob. 

60:17 For brass I shall bring gold, and for iron I shall bring silver, and for wood, brass, and for stones, iron. I shall also make your officers shalom, and righteousness your ruler.  

60:18 Violence shall no more be heard in your Land, desolation nor destruction within your borders; but you shall call your walls Deliverance [Yahshuah], and your gates Praise. 

60:19  The sun shall be no more your light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light to you: but YaHuWaH shall be to you an everlasting Light, and your Aluahiym your esteem. 

This scenario is reiterated in Rev. 21:23, which places it in the “eighth day”—the new beginning after the Mashiyach’s thousand-year-long reign, when there is a New heaven, New Earth, and New Yahrushalom.

60:20 Your sun shall no more go down, neither shall your moon withdraw itself; for YaHuWaH shall be your everlasting Light, and the days of your mourning shall be over.  

Your sun: Aramaic, your kingdom. Gathered away: i.e., removed little by little (waning) as it is now. Over: brought to completion; also includes the idea of being repaid.

60:21 Your people also shall be all righteous; they shall inherit the Land for eternity, the branch [ne'tser] of My planting, the work of My hands, that I may be esteemed. 

60:22 The little one shall become a thousand, and the small one a strong nation; I, YaHuWaH, shall bring it speedily in its proper season.”  [Rev. 1:1 and 21:23 - the eighth day]

Thousand: or clan. Speedily: until that time the fulfillment will seem to be creeping toward us if moving at all, but when it begins (as it already has), the “rapid succession” (Rev. 1:1) with which it comes will make our heads spin.

61:1The Ruwach of Master YaHuWaH is on Me; because YaHuWaH has anointed Me to proclaim good news to the humble. He has sent Me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to those who are bound;

61:2 to proclaim the year of YaHuWaH’s favor, [the Yobel / Jubilee] and the Day of Vengeance of our Aluahiym; to comfort all who mourn; (chp. 34:8, 63:4)

The year of YaHuWaH’s favorable acceptance: the Yobel or Jubilee. YaHuWSHuWaH read this when called to the reader’s stand in the synagogue at Kfar Nachum, and proclaimed that He was fulfilling this prophecy, but stopped after “acceptance” (Luke 4:18), for the rest remains to be fulfilled at His second coming. His vengeance will bring a full sense of satisfaction to all who have been unjustly bereaved.

61:3 to appoint to those who mourn in Tsiyown, to give to them a garland for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the ruwach of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of YaHuWaH, that He may be esteemed.

61:4 They shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations. 

61:5 Strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and foreigners shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers.  

61:6 But you shall be named the priests of YaHuWaH; men shall call you the servants of our Aluahiym: you shall eat the wealth of the nations, and you shall boast in their esteem. 

 [ Rev. 1:5 .... To Him Who loves us, and washed us from our sins in His Own blood; 1:6 and has made us to be sovereigns and priests to His Aluahiym and Father; to Him be esteem and rule into the  Age and beyond and ever. Amein.]  

61:7 You will receive double for your shame,  and instead of dishonor they will shout for joy over the share they are granted as an inheritance, as they take possession of their Land the second time. They will have everlasting joy. 

61:8 “For I, YaHuWaH, love justice, I hate robbery for burnt offering and I shall give them their recompense in truth, and I shall make an everlasting Covenant with them.  

61:9 Their seed shall be known among the nations, and their offspring among the peoples; all who see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed which YaHuWaH has blessed.”

61:10 I shall greatly rejoice in YaHuWaH, my being shall be joyful in my Aluahiym; for He has clothed me with the garments of deliverance (yahshua), He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

Clothing of deliverance: compare Rom. 13:14 and Eph. 6:14. But here His people are dressed as both bride and bridegroom, indicating the return to being Adam before Hawah was separated from him. They, too, were clothed in the glorious adornment of light.

 61:11 For as the earth brings forth its bud, and as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so Master YaHuWaH shall cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.

Earth: Aramaic, a channeled garden. Causes to grow: Aramaic, increases. Again, here is a picture of a return to Eden, for orchard is based on the word for garden as in Bereshiyth. This feeding and clothing are also the evidence that YaHuWaH has fulfilled the conditions of Ya'aqob’s vow in Gen. 28:20ff, when he, too, was on a journey to find a bride.

62:1 For Tsiyown’s sake shall I not hold my shalom, and for Yahrushalom's sake I shall not rest, until her righteousness goes forth as a gleam, and her deliverance as a burning torch.

For Tzion’s sake: While the world talks about making Yahrushalom the Palestinian capital or even an international city, we need to remain as jealous over it as YaHuWaH is, because it is not man’s right to do anything with a city that is His special possession. But there will be usurpers in it when YaHuWSHuWaH returns (Zech. 12-14; Luke 21:24; Rev. 11:2), just as there were when the Qumran community wrote in the Dead Sea Scrolls about the battle between the Sons of Light and the Sons of Darkness. This did not take place in their day, but it will when He returns. Gleam: shining, brightness, or perhaps dawning.

 62:2 The nations shall see your righteousness, and all kings your splendor, and you shall be called by a new name, which the mouth of YaHuWaH shall name. 

[YirmeYahuw  33:16 In those days shall Yahuwdah be liberated, and Yahrushalom shall dwell safely; and this is haShem by which she shall be called: YaHuWaH is our Righteousness. ] Aramaic, the new name which YaHuWaH by His Memra will make clear. Compare Rev. 2:17.  Yez. 48:35 and the name of the city from that day shall be, YaHuWaH - IS THERE!

62:3 You shall also be a crown of beauty in the hand of YaHuWaH, and a royal diadem in the hand of your Aluahiym. 

62:4 you shall no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall your Land any more be termed Desolate: but you shall be called Hephsi-bah (My delight is in her), and your Land Be'ulah;(possessed by a husband) for YaHuWaH delights in you, and your Land shall be married. 

62:5 For as a young man marries a virgin, so your sons shall marry you; and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so your Aluahiym shall rejoice over you.

62:6 I have set watchmen on your walls, Yahrushalom; they shall never hold their shalom day nor night: you who call on YaHuWaH, take no rest, 

62:7 and give Him no rest, until He establishes, and until He makes Yahrushalom a praise in the Land.

62:8 YaHuWaH has sworn by His Right Hand, and by the Arm of His strength,

“Surely I shall no more give your grain to be food for your enemies; and foreigners shall not drink your new wine, for which you have labored:  

62:9 but those who have garnered it shall eat it, and praise (in a raving manner) YaHuWaH; and those who have gathered it shall drink it in My Qodesh courts.”

[Addressed to the prophets]

62:10 Pass through! Pass through the gates! Prepare the way of the people! Cast up, cast up the highway! Gather out the stones! Lift up a Standard (nec/pole) for the peoples. 

Pass through: from the same root as “Hebrew” (crosser-over). The Aramaic indicates that the prophets are the ones being addressed here, telling them to turn the hearts of the people to the correct way. Clear: or resurface. This is again the highway that will conduct the reunited nation of Ysra'al back into its Land. Raise up: from the same root word as the “stairway” Ya'aqob saw at the Hekal Mount. The stones: Aramaic, the impulsive fantasy that is like a stone of stumbling. Ya'aqob moved a stone that he found there and established it as a place for not only himself but for YaHuWaH to “lay His head”. Standard: nec (nace) a pole - means to be lifted up. The people: LXX, the Gentiles.

62:11 Behold, YaHuWaH has proclaimed to the end of the earth, “Say to the daughter of Tsiyown, ‘Behold, your Deliverance [Yahuw-shuwah] comes.

Behold, His reward is with Him indeed, and His recompense is in the presence of His Face.’”

62:12 They shall call them the Set-Apart People, The Redeemed of YaHuWaH: and you shall be called Sought Out, A City Not Forsaken.

The Botsrah Story:

MiykaYahuw 2:12 I will surely gather all of you , O Ya'aqob; I shall bring together the remnant of Ysra'al;  put them together like sheep of the fold, like a flock in the midst of their pasture; they being noisy because of men.

2:13 The breach-maker shall go up before them. They shall break out, and pass through the gate, and go out by it, and their Sovereign shall pass before them, with YaHuWaH at their head.

63:1 Who is this Who comes from Edom, with dyed garments from Botsrah? This One Who is splendid in His array [His bride], marching in the greatness of His strength?

“It is I Who speak in righteousness, mighty to save.”

Aramaic: He is about to bring a stroke upon Edom. Botsrah: means “a sheepfold”, but is also a city in Edom, north of Petra, a place which is itself like a sheepfold, with one narrow entrance and surrounded by “walls” of cliffs. But Edom is also often likened to Rome, and by extension, the church. YaHuWSHuWaH is the door for the sheep, but countless robbers have entered without coming in by the proper entrance, and have turned the sheep against the shepherd. They have stolen the sheep and eaten them. Here they are being recompensed for this. His array: or His prepared one (i.e., His bride).

63:2 Why are You red in Your clothing, and Your garments like Him who treads in the wine vat?

 [Aramaic: Why will mountains be red from the blood of those killed, and valleys gush forth like wine? Compare Rev. 14:20, which describes this as extending 1,600 furlongs (about 181 miles), which would be from Petra all the way to Megiddo (Armageddon) or from Mt. Sinai in Arabia (near Midyan) to just outside of Yahrushalom.]

63:3 “I have trodden the winepress alone; and from the peoples there was no man with Me: yes, I will tread them in My anger, and trample them in My wrath; and their lifeblood is sprinkled on My garments, and I have stained all My clothing.

63:4 For the Day of Vengeance was in My heart, and the Year of My redeemed is come. (Chp. 34:8; 61:2;)

63:5 I looked, and there was none to help; and I am stunned! But there was none to uphold: therefore My Own Arm brought deliverance (Yasha)  YaSHuWaTY (YaHuWSHuWaH) to Me; and My wrath, it upheld Me. 

63:6 I trod down the peoples in My anger, and made them drunk in My wrath, and I poured out their lifeblood on the earth.”

[TsephanYahuw 2:19 shows that YaHuWaH is not slow about avenging His chosen ones; He is only awaiting the moment when His anger is filled up, and when all the nations that oppose Ysra'al all gathered together, so He can destroy them all at once.]

63:7 I shall make mention of the loving kindnesses of YaHuWaH, and the praises of YaHuWaH, according to all that YaHuWaH has bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the House of Ysra'al, which He has bestowed on them according to His mercies, and according to the multitude of His loving kindnesses. 

63:8 For He said, “Surely, they are My people, children who shall not deal  in trickery:” so He became their Savior [Le Anointed].

My people: in context of the House of Ysra'al (v. 7), this is the rescinding of the curse in Hos. 1:9. Who will never deal in trickery: YaHuWSHuWaH alluded to this when He met Nathan’al (Yahuwchanan 1:47), indicating that he was part of this group.

63:9 In all their affliction He was afflicted, and the Malak His Face saved them: in His love and in His pity He redeemed them; and He bore them, and carried them all the days of old.

Malak His face: YaHuWSHuWaH said “He who has seen Me has seen the Father”. (Yahuwchanan 14:9) He gave a face to YaHuWaH, whom no one can ever see. (Yoch. 1:18) Kinsman-Redeemer: one of his functions was to be the avenger of blood.

 63:10 But they rebelled, and grieved His Qadosh-Ruwach: therefore He turned against them to be their enemy, and Himself fought against them.

63:11 Then His people remembered the days of old, Moshah and His people, saying, Where is He Who brought them up out of the sea with the shepherds of His flock? Where is He Who put His Qadosh-Ruwach in the midst of them? 

63:12 Who caused His Esteemed Arm [YaHuWSHuWaH] to go at the right hand of Moshah? Who divided the waters before them, to make Himself an everlasting Shem? 

63:13 Who led them through the depths, as a horse in the wilderness, so that they didn’t stumble? 

63:14 As the livestock that go down into the valley, the Ruwach of YaHuWaH caused them to rest; so You led Your people, to make Yourself a Comely Shem.

63:15 Look down from heaven, and see from the habitation of Your Qadoshness and of Your splendor: where are Your zeal and Your mighty acts? (Ps. 80)The yearning of Your heart and Your compassion toward me? Are they withheld? 

63:16 For You are our Father, though Abraham doesn’t know us, or Ysra'al acknowledge us: You, O YaHuWaH, are our Father; our Kinsman Redeemer from everlasting is Your Shem. 

Ysra'al: i.e., Ya'aqob. Even if Abraham…: Aramaic, Abraham did not take us up from Mistrayim and Ysra'al did not do wonders for us in the wilderness.

63:17 O YaHuWaH, why do You let us wander from Your Ways? Why do You let our hearts become stubborn and stray from Your fear? Return for Your servants’ sake, the tribes of Your inheritance.

63:18 Your Qodesh people possessed it but a little while: our adversaries have trodden down Your Qodesh Place.

63:19 We have become as they over whom You never bear rule, as those who were not called by Your Shem. (Ps. 80)

64:1 Oh that You would tear ha'shamayim, that You would come down, that the mountains might quake at Your presence, 

64:2 as when fire kindles the brushwood, and the fire causes the waters to boil (1 Melakim 18:38); to make Your Shem known to Your adversaries, that the nations may tremble at Your presence! 

64:3 When You did awesome things which we didn’t look for, You came down, the mountains quaked at Your presence. 

64:4 For from of old men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither has the eye seen an Aluahiym besides You, Who works for him who longs for Him.

 [1 Cor. 2:8-10  8 But the rulers of this world have not understood it; if they had, they would never have impaled our esteemed Master. 9 That is what the Scriptures mean when they say,

    "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined

    what YaHuWaH has prepared for those who love Him."

     10 But we know these things because YaHuWaH has revealed them to us by His Ruwach, and His Ruwach searches out everything and shows us even YaHuWaH's deep secrets.]

Ysra'al is asking that YaHuWaH repeat what He did in the past, so there will be no doubt among her enemies about whose side He is on. But Sha'ul quoted this verse (in slightly-modified form) in 1 Cor. 2:9, and in that context, he says that natural men cannot understand ruwachual principles, so, as in YaHuWSHuWaH’s parable, even if someone came back from the dead to tell them, they would not believe it if they are not already disposed to do so. (Lk. 16:31) Long for Him: the phrase includes the sense of digging in and entrenching oneself, not being passive. (Compare Psalm 27:4; 37:9, 34; 52:9; Hos. 12:2ff)

64:5 You meet him who rejoices and works righteousness, those who remember You in Your ways. Behold, You were angry, and we sinned. We have been in sin for a long time; and now can we be saved? 

64:6 For we have all become as one who is unclean, and all our righteousness is as a menstruation garment: and we all fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away. 

64:7 There is none who calls on Your Shem, who stirs up himself to take hold of You; for You have hid Your face from us, and have consumed us by means of our iniquities.

64:8 But now, O YaHuWaH, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You our Potter; and we all are the work of Your Hand.

Our Father: the Aramaic interprets this as emphasizing His mercy. Clay: The best was dug from the part of the Hinnom Valley into which Yahrushalum’s sewer systems ran out; thus it was full of impurities that had to be removed and/or burned away. Elsewhere the word symbolizes the whole earth, and indeed we have been removed from there and no longer belong to it. The potter has a very intimate relationship with the clay, being skilled with a flimsy substance that reminds us of our flesh. (2 Cor. 4:7) But once crushed into dust, even an uncooperative lump can become useful again if the right amount of water (a symbol of the Word of YaHuWaH) is added.. 2 Tim. 2:20 tells us we can have some part in the decision of whether the vessels He makes us will be put to noble or ignoble use, by how willing we are to cleanse ourselves from impurities.

64:9 Don’t be furious, YaHuWaH, neither remember iniquity into the Age and beyond: see, look, we beg You, we are all Your people.  

64:10 Your Qodesh cities are become a wilderness, Tsiyown is become a wilderness, Yahrushalom a desolation.  

64:11 Our Qodesh and our beautiful House, where our fathers praised You, is burned with fire; and all our pleasant places are laid waste. 

64:12 shall You refrain Yourself for these things, O YaHuWaH? shall You hold Your shalom, and let us be humiliated so badly?

So badly: or, beyond measure. This is a cry of desperation: we have confessed the same sins over and over; how can we expect to be pardoned yet again? Yet our ruwach keeps us crying out nonetheless, since we have no one else to turn to.

65:1 I have let Myself be inquired of, not by those who asked; I was found, not by those who sought Me, I said, 'here I AM, here I AM' to a nation not calling on My Name.

Thus begins YaHuWaH’s response. Who did not ask… did not seek: even some from among the nations. But, a nation: only one, not many, so it refers to the Northern Kingdom of Ysra'al.

 65:2 I have spread out My hands all the day to a rebellious people, who walk in a way that is not good, after their own thoughts;  

65:3 a people who provoke Me to My face continually, slaughter in gardens, and burning incense on bricks; 

65:4 who sit among the graves, and lodge in the secret places; who eat pig’s flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels; 

65:5 who say,  "Stand by yourself, don’t come near to me, for I am holier than you." These are a smoke in My nose, a fire that burns all the day.

65:6 “Behold, it is written before Me: I shall not remain still, except to pay back; indeed I shall repay them in their laps [second death]!

Repay them in their laps: Aramaic, hand over their bodies to the second death. (Also in v. 15; compare Rev. 2:11; 20:6)

65:7 Your own iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together,” says YaHuWaH, “who have burned incense on the mountains, and blasphemed Me on the hills; therefore shall I first measure their work into their laps.”

65:8 Thus says YaHuWaH, “As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one says, ‘Don’t destroy it, for a blessing is in it:’ so shall I do for My servants’ sake, that I may not destroy them all. 

65:9 I shall bring forth a seed out of Ya'aqob, and out of  Yahuwdah an inheritor of My mountains; and My chosen shall inherit it, and My servants shall dwell there. 

65:10 Sharon shall be a fold of flocks, and the valley of Akhor a place for herds to lie down in, for My people who have sought Me.

65:11 “But you who forsake YaHuWaH, who forget My Qodesh mountain, who prepare a table for Fortune [God/Gad - luck - lucifer], and who fill up mixed wine to Destiny/Meni/luck; 

Fortune: or luck; LXX, the devil, who is indeed called Lucifer; Heb., Gad, pronounced just like “God”, and YaHuWaH says we are not to have the names of pagan deities in our mouths. (Ex. 23:13) This would be reason enough not to call YaHuWaH “God”, even if it were a mere translation. But it is not; “God” was a localized Norse-Germanic deity, so we must not substitute YaHuWaH’s true name with his. Destiny: or fate, based on the word for a number, hinting at the concept of gambling, and relating to the word-play on “counting” (“assign” is the root word for destiny) in v. 12. The concepts of luck and destiny also reflect a belief in chance and happenstance, which is diametrically opposed to those who trust YaHuWaH to keep His promises. We must never give them the least bit of credit. Moreover, the feast days for these two deities were December 24 and 25, so we must do all we can to avoid making these into any type of special days unto YaHuWaH, so there is no association in anyone’s minds.

65:12 I shall assign you to the sword, and you shall all bow down to the [Beast] to be slaughtered; because when I called, you did not answer; when I spoke, you did not hear; but you did that which was evil in My eyes, and chose that in which I didn’t delight.”

Assign you to: or number you for. I spoke: the Aramaic has “sent My prophets”. We, too, are the voices by which He is speaking today, calling people away from the celebration of Christmas, etc., and back to the days He has commanded.

65:13 Therefore thus says Master YaHuWaH, “Behold, My servants shall eat, but you shall be hungry; behold, My servants shall drink, but you shall be thirsty; behold, My servants shall rejoice, but you shall be disappointed; 

65:14 behold, My servants shall sing for joy of heart, but you shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall wail for anguish of ruwach.

65:15 You shall leave your name [g_d/chr_tians] as a curse-word [a loathing] to My chosen; and the Master YaHuWaH shall kill you; and He shall call His servants by another name:

[We will no longer be worshipping g_d nor wish to be called Christians because of the bad name they have given themselves in departing from YaHuWaH’s commands; rather, we will delight to again be called Ysra'al.

 65:16  so that he who blesses himself in the Land shall bless himself in the Aluahiym of Truth; and he who swears in the Land shall swear by the Aluahiym of Truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from My eyes.

[After YaHuWaH fulfilled His promise to multiply Ysra'al’s punishment seven times (Lev. 26:18), He could put it all behind His back and accept our repentance as a people in a way He could not, though as individuals we turned back to Him for mercy through YaHuWSHuWaH. (Hushuwa 1) For the Northern Kingdom this takes place sometime between 1996 and 2008 (having begun c. 736-722 B.C.; compare with Yehezqel 4:5), so if we will accept it, we are well on our way to being a nation again and reuniting with Yahuwdah. [not Zionist Isra'el]

65:17 “For, behold, I create fresh heavens and a fresh earth; and the former things shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. 

65:18 But be you glad and rejoice into perpetuity in that which I create; for, behold, I create Yahrushalom a rejoicing, and her people a joy. 

65:19 I shall tremble with joy in Yahrushalom, and display joy in My people; and there shall be heard in her no more the voice of weeping and the cry of distress (songs of woe).

65:20 “There shall be no more there an infant of days, nor an old man who has not filled his days; for the child shall die one hundred years old, and the sinner being one hundred years old shall be counted as insignificant.  

65:21 They shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them.  

65:22 They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of the tree of life so shall be the days of My people, and My chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands. 

65:23 They shall not labor in vain, nor bring forth for calamity; for they are the seed of the blessed of YaHuWaH, and their offspring with them. 

65:24 It shall happen that, before they call, I shall answer; and while they are yet speaking, I shall hear.  

65:25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the ox; and dust shall be the serpent’s food. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My Qodesh Mountain,” says YaHuWaH.

66:1 Thus says YaHuWaH, “Shamaya is My Kisei, and the earth is My footstool: what manner of House shall you build to Me? and what place shall be My rest? 

66:2 For all these things has My Hand made, and so all these things came to be,” says YaHuWaH: “but to this man shall I look, even to him who is poor and of a contrite ruwach, and who trembles at My Word.

66:3 The one who kills an ox is as he who kills a man; he who offers a lamb, as he who breaks a dog’s neck; he who offers an offering, as he who offers pig’s blood; he who burns frankincense, as he who blesses an idol. Yes, they have chosen their own ways, and their being delights in their abominations:  

66:4 I also shall choose their delusions, and shall bring their fears on them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spoke, they did not hear: but they did that which was evil in My eyes, and chose that in which I didn’t delight [the Lie].”

66:5 Hear the Word of YaHuWaH, you who tremble at His Word: “your brothers who hate you, who cast you out for My Name’s sake, have said, ‘Let YaHuWaH be esteemed, that we may see your joy;’ but it is those who shall be disappointed.

66:6 A voice of tumult from the city, a Voice from the Hekal, a Voice of YaHuWaH that renders recompense to his enemies.

66:7 “Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she delivered a son.

Since the fall of Adam, YaHuWaH has been in the business of restoring the true image of Elohim. She delivered a male child: Aramaic, her king will be revealed. So this speaks of YaHuWSHuWaH, who was born long before the time known as “the Birthpangs of the Mashiyach”, which usher in His physical Kingdom, which did not belong to the age in which He was condemned to die. (Yoch. 18:36) There was a declaration by the World Council of Rabbis that the Birthpangs had officially begun on Yom Teruah (Rosh haShanah) 2000, when the Intifada began. But there is another aspect of this birth:

66:8 Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Can the Land be made to give birth in one day? Can a nation be born in one step? For as soon as Tsiyown travailed, she brought forth her children. [during the tribulation?] 

Step: or stroke, beat, one occurrence out of a series. We actually see two steps here. (See below.) Bore her children: Aramaic, is about to be filled with the people of her exiles. So this "child" is also a nation whose "mother" is Tsiyown. The Anointed YaHuWSHuWaH is born in a “daughter of Tsiyown” (Micah 4:8). With His birth, the exiled House of Ysra'al could begin to return. (Micha 5:3) He is the Head of that restored image. In Hebrew, “head” is related to “first”, because the head is the part of the body born first. With YaHuWSHuWaH’s resurrection on the feast of First Fruits, YaHuWaH made a down-payment guaranteeing that the rest of the “new Adam” would indeed be born. The “body” of this new man must “hold fast to the head” (Col. 2:19) in order to finish rebuilding the lost image of Aluahiym. Sha'ul calls the Galatians “my little children, of whom I labor in childbirth again until Anointed is formed in you...” (4:19) Another allegory was lived out by Rachel, the ancestress of the Northern Kingdom: “Now they pulled up from Baiyth-Al, and while there was still a considerable stretch of land to go before they came to Efrath, Rachel went into labor, and had great difficulty in the delivery of her baby... When her labor became most difficult, the midwife told her, “Don’t be afraid, because this child is also a son for you!” (Gen. 35:16-17) Efrath means “fruitfulness”. So the labor begins while Ysra'al's  fruitfulness is still a long way off. The Anointed was the man-child brought forth long ago. But the birthpangs are also yet to come. The apostles were already working to reunite the northern and southern kingdoms. But Constantine seduced the church into resuscitating the pagan empire by granting Gentile believers a legitimacy of their own, and the Kingdom was divided once again. When the rest of the body is born, then Yahuwdah will be reconciled to Ysra'al, being YaHuWSHuWaH’s brothers. (Micha 5:3) The first step (v. 7) before the birthpangs, and the second here, as soon as they have come. There are two harvests on the Biblical calendar from which first-fruits are brought to the Hekal. Just before the declaration that the Birthpangs had begun, the restoration of the Northern Kingdom began. Its unleavened first-fruits (the barley harvest) are His Bride. There is another flock of YaHuWSHuWaH’s that are still blind to who they are. If they remain resistant to the Torah when YaHuWaH calls in the barley harvest, they can only be part of the second harvest, that of the wheat, whose first-fruits are only waved before YaHuWaH at Shabuot because they are leavened and cannot be brought up onto His altar built of stones unshaped by men’s hands. They can become the Hekal, built of stones that will need to be shaped by those of the first harvest. They correlate with the five virgins who miss the wedding feast, not being ready, but still can be part of the Kingdom, though with lower positions. (Mat. 5:19)

66:9 Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth?” says YaHuWaH: “shall I Who cause to bring forth shut the womb?” says your Aluahiym. 

[As the time draws near for the two houses of Ysra'al to reunite into “one new man” (Ephesians 2:15), the counterfeit is keeping pace.  It turns on the part of the "church" that prostitutes itself with it. (Rev. 17:16) Then it will so hem in the true Man that it appears that it has all been in vain: “The children have been brought to birth, but there is no strength to bring forth!” (Yash. 37:3) This is the stage in a woman’s labor where she feels like it is impossible to go on. We are called to walk by trust, though everything visible seems to say that the restoration of Ysra'al, the "new Adam", is just a pipe dream. Revelation 12:1 depicts a woman clothed with the sun and a crown of 12 stars. Genesis 37:9-10 identifies the 12 stars as Ya'acob's 12 sons. So this woman is reunited Ysra'al when she is reunited. After her birthpangs, the dragon tries to destroy her child. Verse 17 says her seed are those who “keep the commandments of Aluahiym and have the testimony of YaHuWSHuWaH the Anointed.” It is at this time, when Ysra'al is back in the wilderness as one united people, that the throne will be established. (16:4-5) Both Houses of Ysra'al together will have one shepherd, [the son of] Dawiyd. (Ezek. 34:23; 37:24) The new man will be complete!   . 

66:10 “Rejoice with Yahrushalom, and be glad for her, all you who love her: rejoice for joy with her, all you who mourn over her;

We already see Yahrushalum becoming a “cup of trembling to all nations” (Zech. 12:2), and undoubtedly we will be saddened by many of the events that must take place during the birthpangs. But as YaHuWSHuWaH said, “A woman in birthpangs has sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.” (Yahuwchanan. 16:21)

66:11 that you may nurse and be satisfied at the comforting breasts; that you may drink deeply, and be delighted with the abundance of her esteem.”

66:12 For thus says YaHuWaH, “Behold, I shall extend shalom to her like a river, and the esteem of the nations like an overflowing stream: and you shall nurse. You shall be carried on her side, and shall be dandled on her knees.

66:13 As one whom his mother comforts, so shall I comfort you; and you shall be comforted in Yahrushalom.”

66:14 You shall see it, and your heart shall rejoice, and your bones shall flourish like the tender grass: and the hand of YaHuWaH shall be known toward His servants; and He shall have indignation against His enemies.

Bones: or various members of one and the same body. Flourish: or sprout forth, i.e., gain new strength and durability.

 66:15 For, behold, YaHuWaH shall come with fire, and His chariots shall be like the storm-wind; to render His anger with fierceness, and His rebuke with flames of fire. 

66:16 For by fire shall YaHuWaH execute judgment, and by His sword, on all flesh; and the slain of YaHuWaH shall be many.

His chariots like a storm-wind: an allusion to EliYahuw (2 Kings 2:11), who will come (at least in ruwach) before the Great and Terrifying Day of YaHuWaH. (Mal. 4:5)

66:17 “Those who sanctify themselves and purify themselves to go to the gardens, behind one in the midst, [Gardens: as seen in 65:3-4. One in the midst: in the context of a garden, this would refer to the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.] eating pig’s flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, they shall come to an end together,” says YaHuWaH. 

66:18 “For I know their works and their thoughts: the time comes, that I shall gather all nations and languages; and they shall come, and shall see My Qabowd. [Compare Rev. 2:2, 9, 13, 19; 3:1, 8, 15.]

66:19 “I shall set a sign among them, and I shall send such as escape of them [144,000?] to the nations, to Tarshiysh, Puwl, and Luwd, who draw the bow, to Tuwbal and Yawan, to the islands afar off, who have not heard My fame, neither have seen My splendor ; and they shall declare My esteem among the nations.

 Declare: publish, declare, announce, make known the accomplished fact of YaHuWaH’s Kingdom to those who are now its subjects and vassals.

 66:20 They (those of verse 19) shall bring all your brothers out of all the nations for an offering to YaHuWaH, with songs, and in chariots, and in litters, and on swift things, and with whirling dances, to My Qodesh mountain Yahrushalom, says YaHuWaH, as the children of Ysra'al bring their offering in a clean vessel into the House of YaHuWaH. 

66:21 Of them also shall I take for priests and for Lewiy,” says YaHuWaH.

66:22 “For as the fresh heavens and the fresh earth, which I shall make, shall remain before Me,” says YaHuWaH, “so your seed and your name shall remain. 

66:23 It shall be, that from New Moon to New Moon, and from Shabbath to Shabbath,  all flesh shall come to worship before Me,” declares YaHuWaH  [We will always be worshiping Him!] 

66:24 “They shall go forth, and look on the dead bodies of the men who have transgressed against Me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be loathsome to all mankind.”