Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Haftarah for Ki Tavo (Isaiah 60:1-22)

Arise, shine, [O Jerusalem,] for your light has come, the glory of the Eternal is shining upon you! Though darkness may cover the earth, thick darkness [the] peoples - upon you the Eternal will shine, over you G_d’s Presence will appear. Nations shall walk toward your light, and kings toward your sunrise. Raise your eyes and see! They are gathering, all of them, they are coming to you. Your sons shall come from afar, your daughters borne securely. You shall see it and beam with joy, your heart will thrill with pride, the sea’s abundance shall shower you, the wealth of nations shall come your way. A horde of camels shall cover your land, the young camels of Midian and Ephah, all coming from Sheba bearing gold and frankincense; proclaiming the praises of G_d! The flocks of Kedar shall be gathered to you, the rams of Nevayot shall serve your need - a sacrifice welcome on My altar, adding glory to My glorious house. Who are these that fly like a cloud, like doves to their cotes? The coastlands’ vessels wait for Me, the ships of Tarshish in the lead, to bring your children from afar, along with their silver and gold, to please the Eternal your G_d, the Holy One of Israel, who has given you glory. Foreigners shall build your walls, and their kings shall serve you. For in anger I struck you down, but in favor I show you love [again]. Your gates shall be open always, day or night they shall not be shut, to bring in the wealth of nations, their kings led as in procession. Nations and kingdoms that refuse to serve you shall vanish, their people utterly destroyed. The pride of Lebanon shall come to you - juniper, box-tree, and cypress together, to beautify the place of My sanctuary, to glorify the place where I rest. They shall come bowing down at the soles of your feet, all those who despised you. They shall call you the City of G_d, Zion, [abode] of Israel’s Holy One. As once you were abandoned and hated, with no one passing through, so now I make you a pride forever, the joy of all generations. You shall suck the milk of nations, suck the breast of kingdoms, and you shall know that I, the Eternal, am your Savior, your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob. Instead of copper I will bring gold, instead of iron, silver, instead of wood, copper and iron instead of stones. I will make Peace your government, and Righteousness your rulers. No more shall [the noise of] violence be heard in your land, desolation and destruction within your borders. You shall name your walls Deliverance, and your gates Praise. No more shall the sun be your light by day, nor shall the moon’s glow brighten [your night]; the Eternal will be your everlasting light, and your G_d [will be] your glory. No more shall your sun go down, or your moon disappear; for the Eternal will be your everlasting light, and your days of mourning shall be ended. Your people shall be righteous, all of them, and possess the land forever: they are the shoot that I have planted, the work of My hands, to display My glory. The least of them shall become a thousand, and the smallest a mighty nation; I, the Eternal, will hasten it when the time has come.

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