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The Complete Jewish Bible with Rashi Commentary
   

Yeshayahu- Isaiah - Chapter 62

Yeshayahu- Isaiah - Chapter 62

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Rashi's Commentary:

Chapter 62

1. For the sake of Zion, I will not be silent, and for the sake of Jerusalem I will not rest, until her righteousness comes out like brilliance, and her salvation burns like a torch.   א. לְמַעַן צִיּוֹן לֹא אֶחֱשֶׁה וּלְמַעַן יְרוּשָׁלִַם לֹא אֶשְׁקוֹט עַד יֵצֵא כַנֹּגַהּ צִדְקָהּ וִישׁוּעָתָהּ כְּלַפִּיד יִבְעָר:
For the sake of Zion: I will do, and I will not be silent concerning what they did to her.  
I will not rest: There will be no peace before Me until her righteousness comes out like brilliance.  
2. And nations shall see your righteousness, and all kings your glory, and you shall be called a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall pronounce.   ב. וְרָאוּ גוֹיִם צִדְקֵךְ וְכָל מְלָכִים כְּבוֹדֵךְ וְקֹרָא לָךְ שֵׁם חָדָשׁ אֲשֶׁר פִּי יְהֹוָה יִקֳּבֶנּוּ:
shall pronounce: Heb. יִקֳּבֶנּוּ, shall pronounce.  
3. And you shall be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord and a kingly diadem in the hand of your God.   ג. וְהָיִית עֲטֶרֶת תִּפְאֶרֶת בְּיַד יְהֹוָה וּצְנִיף מְלוּכָה בְּכַף אֱלֹהָיִךְ:
4. No longer shall "forsaken" be said of you, and "desolate" shall no longer be said of your land, for you shall be called "My desire is in her," and your land, "inhabited," for the Lord desires you, and your land shall be inhabited.   ד. לֹא יֵאָמֵר לָךְ עוֹד עֲזוּבָה וּלְאַרְצֵךְ לֹא יֵאָמֵר עוֹד שְׁמָמָה כִּי לָךְ יִקָּרֵא חֶפְצִי בָהּ וּלְאַרְצֵךְ בְּעוּלָה כִּי חָפֵץ יְהֹוָה בָּךְ וְאַרְצֵךְ תִּבָּעֵל:
“inhabited”: Heb. בְּעוּלָה, [lit. possessed,] inhabited.  
5. As a young man lives with a virgin, so shall your children live in you, and the rejoicing of a bridegroom over a bride shall your God rejoice over you.   ה. כִּי יִבְעַל בָּחוּר בְּתוּלָה יִבְעָלוּךְ בָּנָיִךְ וּמְשׂוֹשׂ חָתָן עַל כַּלָּה יָשִׂישׂ עָלַיִךְ אֱלֹהָיִךְ:
As a young man lives with a virgin, etc.: As a young man lives with a virgin, so shall your children live in you [after Jonathan].  
6. On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have appointed watchmen; all day and all night, they shall never be silent; those who remind the Lord, be not silent.   ו. עַל חוֹמֹתַיִךְ יְרוּשָׁלִַם הִפְקַדְתִּי שֹׁמְרִים כָּל הַיּוֹם וְכָל הַלַּיְלָה תָּמִיד לֹא יֶחֱשׁוּ הַמַּזְכִּירִים אֶת יְהֹוָה אַל דֳּמִי לָכֶם:
On your walls, O Jerusalem: Our Rabbis expounded it according to its apparent meaning as referring to the angels who remind the Lord concerning its destruction, to build it. What do they say? (Ps. 102: 14) “You shall rise, You shall have mercy on Zion” ; (ibid. 132: 13) “For the Lord has chosen Zion.” As is found in the Tractate Menahoth (87a, Rashi ad loc.). Jonathan, [however,] renders “your walls,” the early forefathers, who protect us like a wall.  
I have appointed watchmen: to inscribe a book of remembrances, that their merit be not forgotten from before Me.  
they shall never be silent: not to mention their merit before Me.  
those who remind the Lord: of the merit of the forefathers.  
be not silent: Heb. לָכֶם אַל-דֳּמִי, [lit. let there be no silence to you,] be not silent.  
7. And give Him no rest, until He establishes and until He makes Jerusalem a praise in the land.   ז. וְאַל תִּתְּנוּ דֳמִי לוֹ עַד יְכוֹנֵן וְעַד יָשִׂים אֶת יְרוּשָׁלִַם תְּהִלָּה בָּאָרֶץ:
8. The Lord swore by His right hand and by the arm of His strength; I will no longer give your grain to your enemies, and foreigners shall no longer drink your wine for which you have toiled.   ח. נִשְׁבַּע יְהֹוָה בִּימִינוֹ וּבִזְרוֹעַ עֻזּוֹ אִם אֶתֵּן אֶת דְּגָנֵךְ עוֹד מַאֲכָל לְאֹיְבַיִךְ וְאִם יִשְׁתּוּ בְנֵי נֵכָר תִּירוֹשֵׁךְ אֲשֶׁר יָגַעַתְּ בּוֹ:
9. But its gatherers shall eat it and they shall praise the Lord, and its gatherers shall drink it in My holy courts.   ט. כִּי מְאַסְפָיו יֹאכְלֻהוּ וְהִלְלוּ אֶת יְהֹוָה וּמְקַבְּצָיו יִשְׁתֻּהוּ בְּחַצְרוֹת קָדְשִׁי:
shall eat it: This refers back to “your grain.”  
shall drink it: This refers back to “your wine.”  
10. Pass, pass through the portals, clear the way of the people, pave, pave the highway, clear it of stones, lift up a banner over the peoples.   י. עִבְרוּ עִבְרוּ בַּשְּׁעָרִים פַּנּוּ דֶּרֶךְ הָעָם סֹלּוּ סֹלּוּ הַמְסִלָּה סַקְּלוּ מֵאֶבֶן הָרִימוּ נֵס עַל הָעַמִּים:
Pass, pass through the portals: Said the prophet, “Pass and return in the portals; turn the heart of the people to the proper path” [after Jonathan].  
pave, pave the highway: Heb. סֹלּוּ. Pave the road, batec lokemin in O.F., beat down the road. סֹלּוּ is the same root as מְסִלָּה.  
clear it of stones: Clear the highway of stones and cast the stumbling blocks to the sides.  
of stones: of there being there a stone, and he is alluding to the evil inclination. It may also be interpreted as referring to the repairs of the road for the ingathering of the exiles.  
clear it of stones: Heb. סַקְּלוּ, espedrec in O.F., to rid of stones.  
lift up a banner: A staff, perche in French. That is a sign, that they gather to Me and bring Me those exiled beside them [i.e., those exiled in their land].  
11. Behold, the Lord announced to the end of the earth, "Say to the daughter of Zion, 'Behold your salvation has come.' " Behold His reward is with Him, and His wage is before Him.   יא. הִנֵּה יְהֹוָה הִשְׁמִיעַ אֶל קְצֵה הָאָרֶץ אִמְרוּ לְבַת צִיּוֹן הִנֵּה יִשְׁעֵךְ בָּא הִנֵּה שְׂכָרוֹ אִתּוֹ וּפְעֻלָּתוֹ לְפָנָיו:
Behold his reward: [that is prepared] to give to His servants is prepared with Him.  
and His wage: [Lit. His deed.] The reward for the deed they did with Him, is before Him, prepared to give.  
12. And they shall call them the holy people, those redeemed by the Lord, and you shall be called, "sought, a city not forsaken."   יב. וְקָרְאוּ לָהֶם עַם הַקֹּדֶשׁ גְּאוּלֵי יְהֹוָה וְלָךְ יִקָּרֵא דְרוּשָׁה עִיר לֹא נֶעֱזָבָה:
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