Isaiah Chapter 47

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!
Post Reply
Ken M. Penner
Posts: 769
Joined: May 12th, 2011, 7:50 am
Location: Antigonish, NS, Canada
Contact:

Isaiah Chapter 47

Post by Ken M. Penner » March 30th, 2012, 3:14 pm

308. Virgin daughter of the Chaldeans (47:1-4)
47.1 κατάβηθι κάθισον ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν, παρθένος θυγάτηρ Βαβυλῶνος, εἴσελθε εἰς τὸ σκότος, παρθένος θυγάτηρ Χαλδαίων, ὅτι οὐκέτι προστεθήσῃ κληθῆναι ἁπαλὴ καὶ τρυφερά. 2 λάβε μύλον, ἄλεσον ἄλευρον, ἀποκάλυψαι τὸ κατακάλυμμα, ἀνακάλυψαι τὰς πολιάς, ἀνάσυραι τὰς κνήμας, διάβηθι ποταμούς· 3 ἀνακαλυφθήσεται ἡ αἰσχύνη σου, φανήσονται οἱ ὀνειδισμοί σου· τὸ δίκαιον ἐκ σοῦ λήμψομαι, οὐκέτι μὴ παραδῶ σε ἀνθρώποις. 4 ὁ ῥυσάμενός σε Κύριος Σαβαώθ ὄνομα αὐτῷ ἅγιος Ἰσραήλ
309. Sit down, daughter of the Chaldeans (47:5-7)
5 κάθισον κατανενυγμένη, εἴσελθε εἰς τὸ σκότος, θυγάτηρ Χαδλέων, οὐκέτι μὴ κληθῇς ἰσχὺς βασιλείας. 6 παροξύνθῃς ἐπὶ τῷ λαῷ μου, ἐμίανας τὴν κληρονομίαν μου· ἐγὼ ἔδωκα αὐτοὺς εἰς τὴν χεῖρά σου, σὺ δὲ οὐκ ἔδωκας αὐτοῖς ἔλεος, οὐδὲ τοῦ πρεσβυτέρου ἐβάρυνας τὸν ζυγὸν σφόδρα. 7 καὶ εἶπας Εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα ἔσομαι ἄρχουσα· οὐκ ἐνόησας ταῦτα ἐν τῇ καρδίᾳ σου οὐδὲ ἐμνήσθης τὰ ἔσχατα.
310. Hear this, conceited woman (47:8)
8 νῦν δὲ ἄκουε ταῦτα, ἡ τρυφερὰ ἡ καθημένη ἡ πεποιθυῖα ἡ λέγουσα ἐν καρδίᾳ αὐτῆς Ἐγώ εἰμι, καὶ οὐκ ἔστιν ἑτέρα· οὐ καθιῶ χήρα οὐδὲ γνώσομαι ὀρφανείαν.
311. Calamity will come upon you (47:9-12)
9 νῦν δὲ ἥξει ἐπὶ σὲ τὰ δύο ταῦτα ἐν μιᾷ ἡμέρᾳ· χηρεία καὶ ἀτεκνία ἥξει ἐξαίφνης ἐπὶ σὲ ἐν τῇ φαρμακείᾳ σου ἐν τῇ ἰσχύι τῶν ἐπαοιδῶν σου σφόδρα 10 τῇ ἐλπίδι τῆς πορνίας σου. σὺ γὰρ εἶπας Ἐγώ εἰμι, καὶ οὐκ ἔστιν ἑτέρα. γνῶθι ἡ σύνεσις τούτων ἔσται ἡ πορνεία σου σοὶ‌ αἰσχύνη. καὶ εἶπας τῇ καρδίᾳ σου Ἐγώ εἰμι, καὶ οὐκ ἔστιν ἑτέρα. 11 καὶ ἥξει ἐπὶ σὲ ἀπώλεια, καὶ οὐ μὴ γνῷς βόθυνον, καὶ ἐμπεσῇ εἰς αὐτόν· καὶ ἥξει ἐπὶ σὲ ταλαιπωρία, καὶ οὐ μὴ δυνήσῃ καθαρὰ γενέσθαι· καὶ ἥξει ἐπὶ σὲ ἐξαπίνης ἀπώλειας, καὶ οὐ μὴ γνῷς.
312. Let your witchcraft save you (47:12-13)
12 στῆθι νῦν ἐν ταῖς ἐπαοιδαῖς σου καὶ τῇ πολλῇ φαρμακείᾳ σου, ἃ ἐμάνθανες ἐκ νεότητός σου, ἑν δυνήσῃ ὠφεληθῆναι. 13 καὶ κεκοπίακας ἐν ταῖς βουλαῖς σου·
313. Let the astrologers save you (47:13-15)
στήτωσαν καὶ σωσάτωσάν σε οἱ ἀστρολόγοι τοῦ οὐρανοῦ, οἱ ὁρῶντες τοὺς ἀστέρας ἀναγγειλάτωσάν σοι τί μέλλει ἐπὶ σὲ ἔρχεσθαι. 14 ἰδοὺ πάντες ὡς φρύγανα ἐπὶ πυρὶ κατακαυθήσονται καὶ οὐ μὴ ἐξέλωνται τὴν ψυχὴν αὐτῶν ἐκ φλογός· ὅτι ἔχεις ἄνθρακας πυρός, κάθισαι ἐπʼ αὐτούς. 15 οὗτοι ἔσονταί σοι βοήθεια, ἐκοπίασας ἐν τῇ μεταβολῇ σου ἐκ νεότητος, ἄνθρωπος καθʼ ἑαυτὸν ἐπλανήθη, σοὶ δὲ οὐκ ἔσται σωτηρία.
0 x


Ken M. Penner
St. Francis Xavier University

Ken M. Penner
Posts: 769
Joined: May 12th, 2011, 7:50 am
Location: Antigonish, NS, Canada
Contact:

Isaiah Chapter 47 translation

Post by Ken M. Penner » March 30th, 2012, 3:19 pm

308. Virgin daughter of the Chaldeans (47:1-4)
47.1 Come down, sit upon the earth, virgin daughter of Babylon! Enter into the darkness, virgin daughter of the Chaldaeans, because you will no longer continue to be called tender and delicate. 2 Take a millstone, grind meal, remove the veil, uncover your greyness, bare your legs, go through rivers! 3 Your shame will be revealed, your reproaches will be apparent. I will take your righteousness from you; I will certainly no longer hand you over to people. 4 The one who rescues you (Lord Sabaoth is his name) is the Holy One of Israel.
309. Sit down, daughter of the Chaldeans (47:5-7)
5 Sit down, cut to the heart, enter into the darkness, daughter of the Chadlaeans, you will no longer be called the strength of a kingdom. 6 May you be provoked at my people; you have defiled my inheritance, I gave them into your hand, but you did not give them any mercy; you weighed down the yoke of the old man very much. 7 And you said, I will be a leader forever! You have not realized these things in your heart nor remembered the final things.
310. Hear this, conceited woman (47:8)
8 But now hear these things, delicate woman who sits confident, who says in her heart, I am the one, and there is no other woman, I will not sit as a widow or experience orphanhood.
311. Calamity will come upon you (47:9-12)
9 And now these two things will come upon you in one day: widowhood and childlessness will suddenly come upon you powerfully in your witchcraft, in the power of your enchanters, 10 in the hope of your fornication. For you said, I am the one, and there are no other women. Know, understanding of these things: your fornication will be shame for you. And you said in your heart, I am the one, and there is no other woman. 11 And destruction will come upon you, and you will certainly not know a pit, and you will fall into it, and distress will come upon you, and you will not be able to become clean, and it will come upon you suddenly of destruction, and you will certainly not know it.
312. Let your witchcraft save you (47:12-13)
12 Stand now in your enchantments and in your great witchcraft, which you learned from your youth; you will be able to benefit one thing. 13 And you have become weary in your counsels.
313. Let the astrologers save you (47:13-15)
Let the astrologers of the sky stand and save you; let those who look to the stars proclaim to you what is about to come upon you. 14 Look, all people will be burned up like sticks on a fire, and they will certainly not rescue their soul from the flame, because you have coals of fire to set upon them. 15 These will be a help to you; you have become weary in your business from your youth. Every person has been deceived; there will be no salvation for you.
0 x
Ken M. Penner
St. Francis Xavier University

Post Reply