Isaiah Chapter 34

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Isaiah Chapter 34

Post by Ken M. Penner » November 9th, 2011, 11:50 am

206. Lord’s anger is against all the nations (34:1-4)
34.1 Προσαγάγετε, ἔθνη, καὶ ἀκούσατε, ἄρχοντες· ἀκουσάτω ἡ γῆ καὶ οἱ ἐν αὐτῇ οἰκοῦντες καὶ ὁ λαὸς ὁ ἐν αὐτῇ. 2 διότι θυμὸς Κυρίου ἐπὶ πάντα τὰ ἔθνη καὶ ὀργὴ ἐπὶ τὸν ἀριθμὸν αὐτῶν τοῦ ἀπολέσαι αὐτοὺς καὶ παραδοῦναι αὐτοὺς εἰς σφαγήν. 3 οἱ δὲ τραυματίαι αὐτῶν ῥιφήσονται καὶ οἱ νεκροί, καὶ ἀναβήσεται αὐτῶν ἡ ὀσμή, καὶ βραχήσεται τὰ ὄρη ἀπὸ τοῦ αἵματος αὐτῶν. 4 καὶ ἑλιγήσεται ὁ οὐρανὸς ὡς βιβλίον, καὶ πάντα τὰ ἄστρα πεσεῖται ὡς φύλλα ἐξ ἀμπέλου καὶ ὡς πίπτει φύλλα ἀπὸ συκῆς.

207. Sword and land drunk with blood and fat (34:5-7)
5 ἐμεθύσθη ἡ μάχαιρά μου ἐν τῷ οὐρανῷ· ἰδοὺ ἐπὶ τὴν Ἰδουμαίαν καταβήσεται καὶ ἐπὶ τὸν λαὸν τῆς γῆς μετὰ κρίσεως. 6 ἡ μάχαιρα Κυρίου ἐνεπλήσθη αἵματος, ἐπαχύνθη ἀπὸ στέατος ἀρνῶν καὶ ἀπὸ στέατος τράγων καὶ κριῶν· ὅτι θυσία Κυρίῳ ἐν Βοσόρ, καὶ σφαγὴ μεγάλη ἐν τῇ Ἰδουμαίᾳ. 7 καὶ συμπεσοῦνται ἁδροὶ μετʼ αὐτῶν καὶ οἱ κριοὶ καὶ οἱ ταῦροι, καὶ μεθυσθήσεται ἡ γῆ ἀπὸ τοῦ αἵματος καὶ ἀπὸ τοῦ στέατος αὐτῶν ἐμπλησθήσεται.
208. Creatures will occupy the land (34:8-15)
8 ἡμέρα γὰρ κρίσεως Κυρίου καὶ ἐνιαυτὸς ἀνταποδόσεως κρίσεως Σιών. 9 καὶ στραφήσονται αὐτῆς αἱ φάραγγες εἰς πίσσαν καὶ ἡ γῆ αὐτῆς εἰς θεῖον, καὶ ἔσται αὐτῆς ἡ γῆ καιομένη ὡς πίσσα 10 νυκτὸς καὶ ἡμέρας καὶ οὐ σβεσθήσεται εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα χρόνον, καὶ ἀναβήσεται ὁ καπνὸς αὐτῆς ἄνω· εἰς γενεὰς ἐρημωθήσεται καὶ εἰς χρόνον πολὺν ἐρημωθήσεται. 11 καὶ κατοικήσουσιν ἐν αὐτῇ ὄρνεα καὶ ἐχῖνοι καὶ ἴβεις καὶ κόρακες, καὶ ἐπιβληθήσεται ἐπʼ αὐτὴν σπαρτίον γεωμετρίας ἐρήμου, καὶ ὀνοκένταυροι οἰκήσουσιν ἐν αὐτῇ. 12 οἱ ἄρχοντες αὐτῆς οὐκ ἔσονται· οἱ γὰρ βασιλεῖς καὶ οἱ ἄρχοντες αὐτῆς ἔσονται εἰς ἀπώλειαν. 13 καὶ ἀναφύσει εἰς τὰς πόλεις αὐτῶν ἀκάνθινα ξύλα καὶ εἰς τὰ ὀχυρώματα αὐτῆς, καὶ ἔσται ἔπαυλις σειρήνων καὶ αὐλὴ στρουθῶν. 14 καὶ συναντήσουσιν δαιμόνια ὀνοκενταύροις καὶ βοήσουσιν ἕτερος πρὸς τὸν ἕτερον· ἐκεῖ ἀναπαύσονται ὀνοκένταυροι, εὗρον γὰρ αὑτοῖς ἀνάπαυσιν. 15 ἐκεῖ ἐνόσσευσεν ἐχῖνος, καὶ ἔσωσεν ἡ γῆ τὰ παιδία αὐτῆς μετὰ ἀσφαλείας·
209. Lord protects the deer (34:15-17)
ἐκεῖ ἔλαφοι συνήντησαν καὶ εἶδον τὰ πρόσωπα ἀλλήλων· 16 ἀριθμῷ παρήλθωσαν, καὶ μία αὐτῶν οὐκ ἀπώλετο, ἑτέρα τὴν ἑτέραν οὐκ ἐζήτησαν· ὅτι Κύριος αὐτοῖς ἐνετείλατο πνεῦμα αὐτοῦ συνήγαγεν αὐτά. 17 καὶ αὐτὸς ἐπιβαλεῖ αὐτοῖς κλήρους, καὶ ἡ χεὶρ αὐτοῦ διεμέρισεν βόσκεσθαι· εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα χρόνον κληρονομήσετε γενεὰς γενεῶν, καὶ ἀναπαύσονται ἐπʼ αὐτῆς.
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Isaiah Chapter 34 Translation

Post by Ken M. Penner » November 9th, 2011, 11:52 am

206. Lord’s anger is against all the nations (34:1-4)
34.1 Draw near, nations, and listen, rulers! Let the land hear, and those inhabiting it, and the people in it, 2 because Lord’s anger is against all the nations, and wrath against their number, to destroy them and to give them over for slaughter. 3 And their wounded and dead will be thrown away, and their odour will come up and the mountains will be drenched by their blood. 4 And the sky will be rolled up like a scroll, and all the stars will fall like leaves from a vine and as leaves fall from a fig-tree.

207. Sword and land drunk with blood and fat (34:5-7)
5 My sword is drunk in the sky. Look, it will come down upon Idumea and upon the people of the land with judgment. 6 The sword of Lord has been filled with blood; it has been glutted with the fat of lambs, and from the fat of goats and rams, because Lord has a sacrifice in Bosor and a great slaughter in Idoumaia. 7 And the well-grown will fall with them, both the rams and the bulls. And the land will be drunk from the blood, and it will be filled with their fat.
208. Creatures will occupy the land (34:8-15)
8 For it is a day of Lord’s judgment and a year of repayment of Sion’s judgment. 9 and its ravines will be turned into pitch, and its land into brimstone; and its land will be burning like pitch, 10 night and day, and it will not be extinguished for eternity time, and its smoke will go up on high; it will be desolate for generations, and it will be desolate for much time. 11 And birds and hedgehogs and ibises and ravens will settle in it, and a desolate measuring cord will be cast upon it, and donkey-centaurs will dwell in it. 12 It will have no rulers, for its kings and rulers will come to destruction. 13 And thorny trees will grow again in their cities and in its fortresses, and it will be a dwelling of Sirens and a courtyard of sparrows. 14 And divine beings will meet donkey-centaurs, and one will cry out to the other; there donkey-centaurs will rest, for they found rest for themselves. 15 There a hedgehog made a nest, and the land preserved its young with security.
209. Lord protects the deer (34:15-17)
There deer met and saw the faces of one another. 16 Let them pass by in number and not one of them perished; one did not seek the other, because Lord commanded them; his spirit gathered them. 17 And he himself will cast lots for them and his hand spread for them to be fed. You will inherit generations of generations for eternity time; and they will rest on it.
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