Isaiah Chapter 31

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Isaiah Chapter 31

Post by Ken M. Penner » October 26th, 2011, 8:48 am

187. Woe to those depending on Egypt (31:1-2)
31.1 Οὐαὶ οἱ καταβαίνοντες εἰς Αἴγυπτον ἐπὶ βοήθειαν, οἱ ἐφʼ ἵπποις πεποιθότες καὶ ἐφʼ ἅρμασιν, ἔστιν γὰρ πολλά, καὶ ἐφʼ ἵπποις, πλῆθος σφόδρα, καὶ οὐκ ἦσαν πεποιθότες ἐπὶ τὸν ἅγιον τοῦ Ἰσραήλ καὶ τὸν θεὸν οὐκ ἐξεζήτησαν. 2 καὶ αὐτὸς σοφὸς ἦγεν ἐπʼ αὐτοὺς κακά, καὶ ὁ λόγος αὐτοῦ οὐ μὴ ἀθετηθῇ,
188. Lord will oppose their pointless hope (31:2-3)
καὶ ἐπαναστήσεται ἐπʼ οἴκους ἀνθρώπων πονηρῶν καὶ ἐπὶ τὴν ἐλπίδα αὐτῶν τὴν ματαίαν, 3 Αἰγύπτιον ἀνθρώπων καὶ οὐ θεόν, ἵππων σάρκας καὶ οὐκ ἔστιν βοήθεια· ὁ δὲ Κύριος ἐπάξει τὴν χεῖρα αὐτοῦ ἐπʼ αὐτούς, καὶ κοπιάσουσιν οἱ βοηθοῦντες, καὶ ἅμα ἀπολοῦνται πάντες.

189. Lord Sabaoth will fight Mount Zion (31:4-5)

4 Ὅτι οὕτως εἶπέν μοι πάντες Κύριος Ὃν τρόπον βοήσει ὁ λέων ἢ ὁ σκύμνος ἐπὶ τῇ θήρᾳ, ᾗ ἔλαβεν, καὶ κεκράξῃ ἐπʼ αὐτῇ, ἕως ἂν ἐμπλησθῇ τὰ ὄρη τῆς φωνῆς αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἡττήθησαν καὶ τὸ πλῆθος τοῦ θυμοῦ ἐπτοήθησαν, οὕτως καταβήσεται Κύριος Σαβαὼθ ἐπιστρατεῦσαι ἐπὶ τὸ ὄρος Σειών ἐπὶ τὰ ὄρη αὐτῆς. 5 ὡς ὄρνεα πετόμενα, οὕτως ὑπερασπιεῖ Κύριος Σαβαώθ ὑπὲρ Ἰερουσαλὴμ ὑπερασπιεῖ καὶ ἐξελεῖται σε καὶ περιποιηθήσονται καὶ σώσει.

190. Schemers, repent or flee! (31:6-9)
6 Ἐπιστράφητε, οἱ τὴν βαθεῖαν βουλὴν βουλευόμενοι καὶ ἄνομον. 7 ὅτι τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ ἀπαρνήσονται οἱ ἄνθρωποι τὰ χειροποίητα αὐτῶν τὰ ἀργυρᾶ καὶ τὰ χρυσᾶ, ἃ ἐποίησαν οἱ δάκτυλοι αὐτῶν. 8 καὶ πεσεῖται Ἀσσούρ· οὐ μάχαιρα ἀνδρὸς οὐδὲ μάχαιρα ἀνθρώπου καταφάγεται αὐτόν, καὶ φεύξεται οὐκ ἀπὸ προσώπου μαχαίρας· οἱ δὲ νεανίσκοι ἔσονται εἰς ἥττημα, 9 πέτρᾳ γὰρ περιλημφθήσονται ὡς χάρακι καὶ ἡττηθήσονται, ὁ δὲ φεύγων ἁλώσεται.

191. A just king will reign (31:9-32:4)
Τάδε λέγει Κύριος Μακάριος ὃς ἔχει ἐν Σειὼν σπέρμα καὶ οἰκείους ἐν Ἰερουσαλήμ.
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Isaiah Chapter 31 translation

Post by Ken M. Penner » October 27th, 2011, 2:37 pm

187. Woe to those depending on Egypt (31:1-2)
31.1 Woe, you who go down to Egypt for aid, who trust on horses and on chariots, for they are many and on horses, an exceeding multitude, but they did not trust on the holy one of Israel and did not seek God. 2 And he is wise; he kept bringing evils on them, and his word certainly will not be disregarded.
188. Lord will oppose their pointless hope (31:2-3)
And he will rise against evil people’s houses and against their pointless hope, 3 an Egyptian of people, and not a god, muscles of horses! And it is no help. But the Lord will set his hand against them and the helpers will grow weary, and all will perish together.

189. Lord Sabaoth will fight Mount Zion (31:4-5)
4 Because thus Lord said to me: As the lion will roar, or the cub over the prey that he took, and would cry out over it until the mountains are filled with its voice and they were overcome and they were terrified of mass of the temper, so Lord Sabaoth will go down to make war against Mount Sion, against its mountains. 5 Like birds flying, so Lord Sabaoth will shield Jerusalem; he will shield and rescue you, and they will be preserved and he will save them.

190. Schemers, repent or flee! (31:6-9)
6 Turn, you who are planning the deep and lawless plan, 7 because on that day, the people will disown their silver and gold handiworks that their fingers made. 8 And Assour will fall; no man’s sword or person’s sword will devour him, and he will flee not from the face of the sword, but the young men will be a loss, 9 for they will be encompassed by a rock, as if by an entrenched camp, and they will be defeated, and the one who flees will be captured.

191. A just king will reign (31:9-32:4)
Thus says Lord: Blessed is he who has seed in Sion, and relatives in Jerusalem.
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