IsaYah Chapter 56
Thus said, Yah!
“Keep you judgment, and do justice: for My Salvation is near to come, and My righteousness to be revealed.”
“Honored is the man that does this, and the son of man that lay hold on it; that keep the Sabbath from polluting it, and keep his hand from doing any evil.
“Neither let the son of the stranger, that have joined himself to Me, speak, saying…”
“Yah has utterly separated me from His people: neither let the eunuch say…”
“Behold! I am a dry tree.”
“Unto the eunuchs that keep My Sabbaths, and choose the things that please Me, and take hold of My Covenant;
“Even unto them will I give in mine House and within My Walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters:
I will give them an everlasting Name, that shall not be cut off.”
“Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to Me, to serve Me, and to love the Name of Yah, to be My Servants, every one that keep the Sabbath from polluting it, and take hold of My Covenant;”
“Even them will I bring to My Mountain, and make them delight in My House of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon My altar; for…”
“My House shall be called an House of prayer for…”
Yah which gather the outcasts of Yahdaim said…
“Yet will I gather others to Me, beside those that are gathered unto Me.”
“All you beasts of the field, come to devour, yea, all you beasts in the forest.”
“His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.”
“Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand!
They all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.
“Come you,” say they, “I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and tomorrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant.”
“The righteous perish, and no man lay it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come.”
“He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness.”
“But draw near here, you sons of the sorceress…”
“The seed of the adulterer and the whore!!”
“Against whom do you sport yourselves?”
“Against whom make you a wide mouth, and draw out the tongue?”
“Are you not children of transgression, a seed of…”
“Enflaming yourselves with idols under every green tree, slaying the children in the valleys under the clefts of the rocks?”
[ kan–uh-buh-liz-uh m
the eating of human flesh by another human being.
the eating of the flesh of an animal by another animal of its own kind.
the ceremonial eating of human flesh or parts of the human body for magical or religious purposes, as to acquire the power or skill of a person recently killed.
“Among the smooth stones of the stream is your portion; they, are your lot: even to them have you poured a drink offering, you has offered a meat offering. Should I receive comfort in these?”
“Upon a lofty and high mountain have you set your bed: even there went you up to offer sacrifice.”
“Behind the doors also and the posts have you set up your remembrance: for you have discovered yourself to another than Me, and are gone up; you have enlarged your bed, and made you a covenant with them; you loved their bed where you saw it.”
“And you went to the king with ointment, and did increase your perfumes, and did send your messengers far off, and did debase yourself even unto hell.”
“You are wearied in the greatness of your way; yet said you not, There is no hope: you have found the life of your hand; therefore you was not grieved.”
“And of whom have you been afraid or feared, that you have lied, and have not remembered Me, nor laid it to your heart?”
“Have not I held My peace even of old, and you fear Me not?”
“I will declare your righteousness, and your works; for they shall not profit you.”
“When you cry, let your companies deliver..”
“But the wind shall carry them all away; vanity shall take them: but he that put his trust in Me shall possess the Land, and shall inherit My Mountain;”
“And shall say, Cast you up, cast you up, prepare the way, take up the stumbling block out of the way of My people.”
For thus said the High and Lofty One that inhabit eternity, whose Name is Yah;
“I dwell in the High Place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble “Ruach” (spirit), to revive the Ruach of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.”
“For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the Ruach should fail before Me, and the souls which I have made.”
“For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: I hid Me, and was wroth, and he went on forwardly in the way of his heart.”
“I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners.”
“I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near, and I will heal him.”
“But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.”
“There is no peace, said Yah, to the..”
Thus Said Yah!
“Cry aloud, spare not, lift up your voice like a trumpet, and show My people their transgression, and the house of Yahgob their wickedness.”
“Yet they seek Me daily, and delight to know My ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their Father: they ask of Me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching Me.”
“Wherefore have we fasted,” say they, and you see not? Wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and you take no knowledge?”
“Behold, in the day of your fast you find pleasure, and exact all your labors.”
“Behold! You fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: you shall not fast as you do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high.”
” Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? will you call this a fast, and an acceptable day to Yah?”
“Is not this the fast that I have chosen?”
“To loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke?”
“Is it not to deal your bread to the hungry, and that you bring the poor that are cast out to your house?”
“When you see the naked, that you cover him; and that you hide not yourself from your own flesh?”
“Then shall your light break forth as the morning, and your health shall spring forth speedily: and your righteousness shall go before you;”
“The Honor of Yah shall be your reward.”
“Then shall you call, and I Yah shall answer; you shall cry, and I shall say…”
“Here I am!”
If you take away from the midst of you the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;”
“And if you draw out your soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul;”
“Then shall your light rise in obscurity, and your darkness be as the noonday:”
“And I Yah!”
“Shall guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and make fat your bones: and you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.”
“And they that 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.”
“If you turn away your foot from the Sabbath, from doing your pleasure on My Day; and call the Sabbath a delight,” Yah, honorable”; and shall honor Me, not doing your own ways, nor finding your own pleasure, nor speaking your own words:”
“Then shall you delight yourself in Me; and I will cause you to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed you with the heritage of Yahgob your father: for the mouth of Yah has spoken it.”
“Yah’s Hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither His Ear heavy, that it cannot hear:”
“But your iniquities have separated between you and Yah, and your wickedness have hid His Face from you, that He will not hear.”
“For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue has muttered perverseness.”
“None call for justice, nor any plead for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.”
“They hatch cockatrice’ eggs, and weave the spider’s web: he that eat of their eggs die, and that which is crushed break out into a viper.”
“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 is in their hands.”
“Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths.”
“The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever go therein shall not know peace.”
“Therefore is judgment far from us, neither do justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness.”
“We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noonday as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men.”
“We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us.”
“For our transgressions are multiplied before you, and our transgressions testify against us: for our transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them;”
“In transgressing and lying against Yah, and departing away from our Yah, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.”
“And judgment is turned away backward, and justice stand afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.”
“Yea, truth fail; and he that depart from evil make himself a prey: and Yah saw it, and it displeased Him that there was no judgment.”
“And He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore His Arm brought Salvation unto Him; and His Righteousness, it sustained Him.”
“For Yah put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and Yah put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloak.”
“According to their deeds, accordingly He will repay, fury to His adversaries, recompense to his enemies…”
“To the islands He will repay recompense.”
“So shall they fear the Name of Yah from the west, and his Honor from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Ruach of Yah shall lift up a standard against him.”
“And the Redeemer shall come to Sion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Yahgob, said Yah.”
“As for Me, this is My Covenant with them, said Yah!”
“My Ruach that is upon you, and My Words 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, said Yah, from henceforth and forever.”
“Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the Honor of Yah is risen upon you!”
“The darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but Yah shall arise upon you, and his Honor shall be seen upon you.”
“And the Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.”
“Lift up your eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to you: your sons shall come from far, and your daughters shall be nursed at your side.”
“Then you shall see, and flow together, and your heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto you, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto you.”
“The multitude of camels shall cover you, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall show forth the praises of Yah.”
“All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto you, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto you: they shall come up with acceptance on Mine altar, and I will Honor the House of my Honor.”
“Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?”
“Surely the isles shall wait for Me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring your sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the Name of Yah, of Yahdaim, because He has Honored you.”
“And the sons of strangers shall build up your walls, and their kings shall minister unto you: for in My wrath I smote you, but in my favor have I had mercy on you.”
“Therefore your gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto you the forces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought.”
“For the nation and kingdom that will not serve you shall perish!!”“Yea, those nations shall be utterly..” “Wasted!”
“The honor of Lebanon shall come unto you, the fir tree, the pine tree, and the box together, to beautify the place of My Sanctuary; and I will make the place of My feet Honorable.”
“The sons also of them that afflicted you shall come bending unto you; and all they that despised you shall bow themselves down at the soles of your feet; and they shall call you…”
“The City of Yah, The Sion of Yahrusalem.”
“Whereas you have been forsaken and hated, so that no man went through you, I will make you an eternal excellency, a delight of many” generations.”
You shall also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shall suck the breast of kings: and you shall know that I the Yah am your Savior and your Redeemer, The Mighty One of Yahgob.
“For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I will bring silver, and for wood brass, and for stones iron: I will also make your officers peace, and your exactors righteousness.”
“Violence shall no more be heard in your Land, wasting nor destruction within your borders; but you shall call your walls Salvation, and your gates Praise.”
“The sun shall be no more your light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto you: but Yah shall be unto you an everlasting light, and your Honor.”
“Your sun shall no more go down; neither shall your moon withdraw itself: for Yah shall be your everlasting light, and the days of your mourning shall be ended.”
“Your people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the Land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of My Hands, that I may be Honored!!”
“A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation…”
“I Yah will hasten it in My time!!”
The Ruach of Yah is upon me; because Yah has anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
“O’ proclaim the acceptable year of Yah, and the day of vengeance of our Yah; to comfort all that mourn;”
“To appoint unto them that mourn in Sion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of delight for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of Yah, that He might be Honored.”
And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolation’s, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolation’s of many generations.
And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vine dressers.
But you shall be named the Priests of Yah: men shall call you the Ministers of our Yah: you shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their honor shall you boast yourselves.
And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and their offspring among the people: all that see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed which Yah has increased.
I will greatly delight in Yah, my soul shall be glad in my Yah; for He has clothed me with the garments of Salvation,
He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decked himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorned herself with her jewels.
“For as the earth bring forth her bud, and as the garden cause the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so…”
“Yah will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.”
Thus Said Yah!
“For Sion’s sake will I not hold my peace, and for Yahrusalem’s sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the Salvation thereof as a lamp that burn.”
“And the Gentiles shall see your righteousness, and all kings your honor: and you shall be called by a new name, which the mouth of I Yah shall Name.”
“You shall also be a crown of honor, and a royal diadem in the Hand of Yah.”
“You shall no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall your Land any more be termed Desolate: but you shall be called Hephzibah, and your Land Beulah: for…”
“I Yah delight in you, and your Land shall be married.”
“For as a young man marries a virgin, so shall your sons marry you: and as the bridegroom delight over the bride, so shall I Yah delight over…”
“I have set watchmen upon your walls, O’ Yahrusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: you that make mention of Yah, keep not silence,”
“And give Him no rest, till He establish, and till He make Yahrusalem a praise in the earth.”
“Yah has sworn by His right Hand, and by the Arm of His strength..”
“Surely I will no more give your corn to be meat for your enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall not drink your wine, for that which you have labored!!”
But they that have gathered it shall eat it, and praise Yah; and they that have brought it together shall drink it in the courts of Yah Honor.
Go through, go through the gates; prepare you the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people.
Behold! Yah has proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say you to the daughter of Sion, Behold! Your Salvation come; behold!, His reward is with Him, and his work before Him.
And they shall call them, The Yahdaim people, The redeemed of Yah: and you shall be called, Sought out, a City not forsaken.
“Who is this that come from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is Honored in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength?
“I that speak in Righteousness…”
Mighty to..” Save.”
Almighty Yah of Host!!
“Wherefore are You red in Your Apparel, and Your Garments like him that tread in the wine fat?”
“Trodden the wine press alone; and of the people there was none with Me: for I will tread them in Mine anger, and trample them in My fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon My Garments, and I will stain all My Raiment.”
“For the Day of Vengeance is in Mine Heart, and the year of My redeemed is come.”
“And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore Mine own Arm brought Salvation unto Me; and My fury, it upheld Me.”
“And I will tread down the people in Mine anger, and make them drunk in My fury, and I will bring down their strength to the earth.”
I will mention the loving kindnesses of Yah, and the praises of Yah, according to all that Yah has bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of Yahdaim, which He has bestowed on them according to His mercies, and according to the multitude of His loving kindnesses.
For He said, Surely they are My people, children that will not lie: so He was their Savior.
In all their affliction He was afflicted, and the angel of His presence saved them: in His love and in His pity He redeemed them; and He bare them, and carried them all the days of old.
But they rebelled, and vexed His Spirit: therefore He was turned to be their enemy, and He fought against them.
Then He remembered the days of old, Mosheh, and His people, saying, Where is He that brought them up out of the sea with the shepherd of his flock? where is He that put His Spirit within him?
That led them by the right hand of Mosheh with His arm, dividing the water before them, to make Himself an everlasting Name?
That led them through the deep, as an horse in the wilderness, that they should not stumble?
As a beast go down into the valley, the Spirit of Yah caused him to rest: so did you lead your people, to make yourself an honored Name.
Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of your Honor: where is your zeal and your strength, the sounding of your bowels and of your mercies toward me? are they restrained?
Doubtless you are our Father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Yahdaim acknowledge us not: You, O’ Yah, are our Father, our Redeemer; Your Name is from everlasting.
O’ Yah, why have You made us to err from Your ways, and hardened our heart from Your fear? Return for Your Servants’ sake, the Tribes of Your inheritance.
The people of Yahdaim have possessed it but a little while: our adversaries have trodden down Your sanctuary.
“We are Yours!”
“You never bare rule over them. They were not called by Your Name.”
“Oh that You would rend the heavens, that You would come down, that the mountains might flow down at Your presence.”
“As when the melting fire burn, the fire cause the waters to boil, to make Your Name known to Your adversaries, that the nations may tremble at Your presence!”
“When You did terrible things which we looked not for, You came down, the mountains flowed down at Your presence.”
“For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither has the eye seen, O’ Yah, what You have prepared for him that waited for You.”
“You meet him that delight and work righteousness, those that remember You in Your ways:”
“Behold! You are wroth; for we have transgressed: in those is continuance, and we shall be saved.”
“But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousness are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.”
“And there is none that call upon Your Name, that stir up himself to take hold of You: for You have hid Your face from us, and has consumed us, because of our iniquities.”
“But now, O’ Yah, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You our Potter; and we all are the work of Your Hand.”
“Be not wroth very sore, O’ Yah, neither remember iniquity for ever: behold, see, we beseech You, we are all Your people.”
“Your Cities are a wilderness, Sion is a wilderness, Yahrusalem a desolation.”
“Our beautiful House, where our fathers praised You, is burned up with fire: and all our pleasant things are laid waste.”
“Will You refrain Yourself for these things, O’ Yah? Will You hold Your peace, and afflict us very sore?”
Thus Said Yah!
“I am sought of them that asked not for Me; I am found of them that sought Me not: I said…”
“Behold Me! Behold Me!”
“Unto a nation that was not called by…”
“I have spread out My Hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walk in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts.”
“A people that provoke Me to anger continually to My Face; that sacrifice in gardens, and burn incense upon altars of brick.”
Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, which eat swine’s flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels.
“Stand by yourself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou.”
“These are a smoke in My nose, a fire that burn all the day.
“it is written before Me: I will not keep silence, but will recompense, even recompense into their bosom…”
“Your iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together, which have burned incense upon the mountains, and blasphemed Me upon the hills: therefore will I measure their former work into their bosom.”
“As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one said, Destroy it not; for a blessing is in it:”
“So will I do for My Servants’ sakes, that I may not destroy them all.”
“And I will bring forth a seed out of Yahgob, and out of Yahdah an inheritor of My Mountains: and Mine elect shall inherit it, and My Servants shall dwell there.”
“And Sharon shall be a fold of flocks, and the valley of Achor a place for the herds to lie down in, for my people that have sought Me.”
“But you are they that forsake Me, that forget My Mountain…”
“That prepare a table for that troop, and that furnish the drink offering unto that number!”
“Therefore will I number you to the sword, and you shall all bow down to the slaughter…”
“Because when I called, you did not answer; when I spoke, you did not hear; but did evil before Mine eyes…”
“And did choose that wherein I delighted…” Not.”
“My Servants shall eat, but you shall be “hungry!”
“Behold! My Servants shall drink…”
“But you shall be thirsty:
“Behold! My Servants shall delight…”
“But you shall be ashamed:”
“Behold! My Servants shall sing for delight of heart, but you…”
“Shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit.”
“And you shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen: for I Yah, shall slay you…”
“And call My Servants by…”
“That he who honor himself in the earth shall honor himself in Yah of truth; and he that swear in the earth shall swear by Yah of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from Mine eyes.”
“I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.”
“But be you glad and delight for ever in that which I create: for…”
“Behold! I create Yahrusalem and her people a delight.”
“And I will delight in Yahrusalem, and in My People: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.”
“There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that have not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the wicked being an hundred years old shall be accursed.”
“And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them.”
“They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of My people, and Mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.”
“They shall not labor in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the Increase of Yah, and their offspring with them.”
“And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.”
“The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent’s meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My Mountain.”