Isaiah Chapter 17

This is a B-Greek reading Group for the LXX Isaiah. This reading group is going through two chapters of the LXX Isaiah per week. Ken Penner, the B-Greek moderator for the "Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha Forum" is writing a commentary on the LXX Isaiah and is sharing his notes with those who wish to read the Isaiah LXX. Dive in, if you dare!
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Isaiah Chapter 17

Post by Ken M. Penner » September 9th, 2011, 11:01 am

  • 17.1 Τὸ ῥῆμα τὸ κατὰ Δαμασκοῦ.
97. The word against Damascus (17:1-3)
Ἰδοὺ Δαμασκὸς ἀρθήσεται ἀπὸ πόλεων καὶ ἔσται εἰς πτῶσιν, 2 καταλελειμμένη εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα, εἰς κοίτην ποιμνίων καὶ οὐκέτι ἔσται ὁ διώκων. 3 καὶ οὐκέτι ἔσται ὀχυρὰ τοῦ καταφυγεῖν Ἐφράιμ, καὶ οὐκέτι ἔσται βασιλεία ἐν Δαμασκῷ, καὶ τὸ λοιπὸν τῶν Σύρων ἀπολεῖται· οὐ γὰρ σὺ βελτίων εἶ τῶν υἱῶν Ἰσραὴλ καὶ τῆς δόξης αὐτῶν.

98. The glory of Jacob will fail (17:4-6)
4 Τάδε λέγει Κύριος Σαβαώθ. Ἔσται ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ ἔκλειψις τῆς δόξης Ἰακώβ, καὶ τὰ πλείονα τῆς δόξης αὐτοῦ σεισθήσεται. 5 καὶ ἔσται ὃν τρόπον ἐάν τις συναγάγῃ ἀμητὸν ἑστηκότα καὶ σπέρμα ταχύων ἐν τῷ βραχίονι αὐτοῦ ἀμήσῃ,
καὶ ἔσται ὃν τρόπον ἐάν τις συναγάγῃ στάχυν ἐν φάραγγι στερεᾷ 6 καὶ καταλειφθῇ ἐν αὐτῇ καλάμη ἢ ὡς ῥῶγες ἐλαίας δύο ἢ τρεῖς ἐπʼ ἄκρου μετεώρου ἢ τέσσαρες ἢ πέντε ἐπὶ τῶν κλάδων αὐτῶν καταλειφθῇ.

99. They will trust in the Holy One of Israel (17:6-8)
Τάδε λέγει Κύριος ὁ θεὸς Ἰσραήλ. 7 τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ πεποιθὼς ἔσται ἄνθρωπος ἐπὶ τῷ ποιήσαντι αὐτόν, οἱ δὲ ὀφθαλμοὶ αὐτοῦ εἰς τὸν ἅγιον τοῦ Ἰσραήλ ἐμβλέψονται, 8 καὶ οὐ μὴ πεποιθότες ὦσιν ἐπὶ τοῖς ἀδικήσασιν αὐτοῦς οὐδὲ ἐπὶ τοῖς βωμοῖς οὐδὲ ἐπὶ τοῖς ἔργοις τῶν χειρῶν αὐτῶν, ἃ ἐποίησαν οἱ δάκτυλοι αὐτῶν, ἀλλ᾿ ἔσονται πεποιθότες ἐπὶ τὸν ἅγιον τοῦ Ἰσραήλ καὶ οὐκ ὄψονται τὰ δένδρα ἐπὶ τὰ ἄρση αὐτῶν οὐδὲ τὰ βδελύγματα αὐτῶν.

100. The abandoners will be abandoned (17:9-11)
9 Τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ ἔσονται αἱ πόλεις ἐγκαταλελειμμέναι, ὃν τρόπον ἐγκατέλιπον οἱ Ἀμμορραῖοι καὶ οἱ Εὑαῖοι ἀπὸ προσώπου τῶν υἱῶν Ἰσραήλ, καὶ ἔσονται ἔρημοι, 10 διότι κατέλιπες τὸν θεὸν τὸν σωτῆρά σου καὶ Κυρίου τοῦ βοηθοῦ σου οὐκ ἐμνήσθης. διὰ τοῦτο φυτεύσεις φύτευμα ἄπιστον καὶ σπέρμα ἄπιστον· 11 τῇ δὲ ἡμέρᾳ, ᾗ ἐὰν φυτεύσῃς, πλανηθήσῃ· τὸ δὲ πρωί, ἐὰν σπείρῃς, ἀνθήσει εἰς ἀμητὸν ᾗ ἂν ἡμέρᾳ κληρώσῃ, καὶ ὡς πατὴρ ἀνθρώπου κλήρωσιν τοῖς υἱοῖς σου.

101. Woe to many nations (17:12-14)
12 Οὐαὶ πλῆθος ἐθνῶν πολλῶν· ὡς θάλασσα κυμαίνουσα οὕτως ταραχθήσεσθε, καὶ νῶτος ἐθνῶν πολλῶν ὡς ὕδωρ ἠχήσει. 13 ὡς ὕδωρ πολὺ ἔθνη πολλά, ὡς ὕδατος πολλοῦ βίᾳ φερομένου· καὶ ἀποσκορακιεῖ αὐτὸν καὶ πόρρω αὐτὸν διώξεται ὡς χνοῦν ἀχύρου λικμώντων ἀπέναντι ἀνέμου καὶ ὡς κονιορτὸν τροχοῦ καταιγὶς φέρουσα. 14 πρὸς ἑσπέραν ἔσται πένθος, πρὶν ἢ πρωῒ καὶ οὐκ ἔσται. αὕτη ἡ μερὶς τῶν ὑμᾶς προνομευσάντων καὶ κληρονομία τοῖς ὑμᾶς κληρονομήσουσιν.
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Isaiah Chapter 17 Translation

Post by Ken M. Penner » September 9th, 2011, 11:04 am

  • 17.1 The word against Damascus:
97. The word against Damascus (17:1-3)
Look, Damascus will be taken away from cities and will become a calamity. 2 abandoned for eternity, a bed of flocks, and there will no longer be a pursuer. 3 And no longer will it be strong enough for Ephraim to flee for refuge, and no longer will there be a kingdom in Damascus, and the rest of the Syrians will perish, for you are not better than the sons of Israel and their glory.

98. The glory of Jacob will fail (17:3-6)
Thus says Lord Sabaoth. 4 In that day there will be a failing of the glory of Iakob, and most of his glory will be shaken. 5 And it will be as if someone gathered a standing crop and reaped grain seed with his arm; and it will be as if someone gathered grain in a solid ravine. 6 And a stalk might be left in it. Or like fruit of an olive tree: two or three at the highest edge, or four or five might be left on their branches.

99. They will trust in the Holy One of Israel (17:6-8)
Thus says Lord, the god of Israel. 7 On day that a person will trust in the one who made him. And his eyes will look to the holy one of Israel 8 And certainly they will not trust in those who wrong them or in the altars or in the works of their hands, which their fingers made, but they will trust in the holy one of Israel, and they will not look at the trees over their male things, or at their abominations.

100. The abandoners will be abandoned (17:9-11)
9 On that day, cities will be abandoned, in the way that the Ammorrites and the Euaites abandoned them from the face of the sons of Israel, and they will be deserted. 10 Because you abandoned God your saviour and you did not remember Lord your helper, because of this, you will plant an unfaithful plant and an unfaithful seed. 11 And on the day whenever you plant, you will be led astray, and in the morning, if you sow, it will blossom for harvest in whatever day that you are allotted it, and like a person's father may they allot it for your sons.

101. Woe to many nations (17:12-14)
12 Woe to you, multitude of many nations! Like a swelling sea, so you will be troubled, and the backside of many nations will resound like water. 13 Many nations are like much water, as when much water is flowing with force. And he will dismiss him and pursue him far, like chaff dust when they winnow before the wind, and like a squall carrying a cloud of dust from a wheel. 14 Toward evening there will be grief, before morning, and it will not be. This is the portion of those who plundered you and an inheritance for those who inherit you.
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