Yeshayah 24
1Hinei, Hashem maketh Ha'Aretz empty, and maketh it waste, and ruineth her face, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof. 2And it shall be, as with HaAm, so with the kohen; as with the eved, so with his adonim; as with the shifcha (maid), so with her gevirah (mistress); as with the koneh (buyer), so with the mokher (seller); as with the malveh (lender) so with the loveh (borrower); as with the nosheh (creditor), so with the one owing him. 3HaAretz shall be utterly emptied, and utterly plundered; for Hashem hath spoken this davar (word). 4Ha'aretz mourneth and fadeth away, the tevel (world) languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty Am HaAretz do languish. 5Ha'aretz also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed torot, changed chok (ordinance), broken the Brit Olam. 6Therefore hath the curse devoured Eretz, and they that dwell therein are guilty; therefore, the inhabitants of her [the earth] are diminished, and few enosh (humankind) left. 7The tirosh (new wine) faileth, the gefen languisheth, all the simchei-lev (merryhearted) do sigh. 8The mirth of tambourines ceaseth, the noise of them that rejoice endeth, the joy of the kinnor (harp) ceaseth. 9They shall not drink yayin with a shir (song); shekhar (liquor, strong drink) shall be bitter to them that drink it. 10The city of tohu is broken; every bais is shut up, that no man may come in. 11There is a crying for yayin in the streets; all simchah is darkened, the mirth of HaAretz is banished. 12In the Ir is left desolation, and the sha'ar is stricken with ruination. 13When thus it shall be in the midst of HaAretz among the nations, there shall be as the shaking of a zayit (olive tree), and as the olelot (gleanings) when the grape harvest is done. 14They shall lift up their kol (voice), they shall sing for the Ga'on (Glory) of Hashem, they shall shout from the yam. 15Therefore glorify ye Hashem in the Urim (east), even the Shem Hashem Elohei Yisroel in the iyyim (islands) [see Isaiah 42:4] of the yam. 16From the uttermost part of Ha'Aretz have we heard zemirot (songs), even glory to the Tzaddik (Righteous One). But I said, My wasting away, my wasting away, Oy li (woe unto me)! The bogedim (traitors) have dealt treacherously; the bogedim have dealt very treacherously. 17Pachad (fear), and the pachat (pit), and the pach (pitfall, snare), are upon thee, O inhabitant of Ha'Aretz. 18And it shall come to pass, that he who fleeth from the noise of the pachad shall fall into the pachat; and he that cometh up out of the midst of the pachat shall be caught in the pach; for the arubot (windows [see Gen 7:11]) from on high are opened, and the Mosedei Eretz (foundations of the Earth) do shake. 19Ha'aretz is violently broken down, Ha'Aretz is completely split open, Eretz is shaken exceedingly. 20Ha'aretz shall stagger to and fro like a shikkor (drunkard), and shall shake like a melunah (watchman's hut); and the peysha (transgression) thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again. 21And it shall come to pass in yom hahu (that day), that Hashem shall visit [in punishment] the Tzeva HaMarom (Host on High, Pagan deities), and the melachim of ha'adamah (kings of the earth) upon ha'adamah (the earth). 22And they shall be gathered together, as asir (prisoners) are gathered in the bor (dungeon, pit), and shall be shut up in the masger (prison, dungeon), and after many yamim shall they be visited [in punishment]. 23Then the levanah (moon) shall be disgraced, and the chammah (sun) ashamed, when Hashem Tzva'os shall reign in Har Tziyon, and in Yerushalayim, and before His Zekenim gloriously.
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