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Yeshayah/Isaiah 61:10 - 63:9

Chapter 61

10 I will rejoice intensely with Hashem, my soul shall exult with my God, for He has dressed me in the raiment of salvation, in a robe of righteousness has He cloaked me, like a bridegroom who dons priestly glory, like a bride who bedecks herself in her jewelry.  11 For as the earth brings forth her growth, and as a garden causes its sowings to grow, so shall my Lord, Hashem/Elohim, cause righteousness and praise to grow in the face of all the nations.

Chapter 62

1 For Zion's sake, I will not be silent, and for Jerusalem's sake, I will not be still, until her righteousness shall go forth like bright light, and her salvation shall flame like a torch.  2 And nations shall perceive your righteousness, and all kings your honor; and you shall be called a new name, which the mouth of Hashem shall articulate.  3 Then you shall be a crown of splendor in the hand of Hashem;, and a royal headdress in the palm of your God.  4 It shall no longer be said of you, "Forsaken one," and of your land shall no longer be said, "Desolate place," for you shall be called "My-desire-is-in-her," and your land "Settled," for Hashem's desire is in you and your land shall be settled.  5 As a young man espouses a maiden, so shall your children settle in you; and like the bridegroom's rejoicing over his bride, so shall your God rejoice over you.  6 Upon your walls, O Jerusalem, have I assigned guardians; all the day and all the night, continuously, they shall never be silent; O reminders of Hashem, let yourselves not rest.  7 And give not any rest, until He establishes, and until He sets Jerusalem as a praise in the Land.  8 Hashem swore by His right hand and by His powerful arm - I will not give your grain any longer as food for your enemies; and alien sons shall not drink your wine for which you have exerted yourself.  9 For those who have harvested it shall eat it and praise Hashem, and those who have gathered it in shall drink it in My holy courtyards.

10 Go through, go through the gates; clean the people's way; beat down, beat down the highway, clear it of stone; raise a banner over the peoples.  11 Behold! Hashem has made heard unto the end of the earth - Say unto the daughter Zion, "Behold! Your salvation has come; behold! His recompense is with Him, and His wage is before Him."

12 And they shall call them, "The holy people, the redeemed of Hashem"; and you shall be called, "Sought after; city not forsaken."

Chapter 63

1 Who is this that comes from Edom, sullied of garment from Bozrah? It is this One Who was majestic in His raiment, Who was girded with His abundant strength? — "It is I Who speaks in righteousness, abundantly able to save."  2 Why the red stain on Your raiment? And Your garments — as one who treads in the wine vat.  3 "A wine press have I trod by Myself, and from the nations not a man was with Me; I trod on them in My anger and trampled them in My wrath, their lifeblood spurted out on My garments, and I soiled My raiment.  4 For the day of vengeance is in My heart and the year of My redemption has come.  5 I looked, but there was no helper; I was astonished, but there was no supporter; so My arm saved for Me, and My wrath supported Me.  6 I trampled peoples in My anger, and stupefied them with My wrath, and threw their lifeblood to the ground."

7 The kindness of Hashem will I mention, the praises of Hashem, in accordance with all that Hashem has bestowed upon us, and the abundant goodness to the House of Israel, which He bestowed upon them in His compassion and in His abundant kindness.  8 For He said, "Yet they are My people, children who will not be false," and He was unto them a Savior.  9 In all their troubles, He was troubled, and an angel from before Him saved them; with His love and with His compassion He redeemed them; He lifted them and bore them all the days of the world.


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