Comparison of Pentateuch:
Jewish Publication Society 1917
Targum Jonathan Ben Uziel:
The Chaldee Paraphrase on
The Prophet Isaiah
C. W. H. Pauli (1871)


Chapter 1

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JPS TOC Comparison TOC Targum TOC Isaiah 2
Isaiah 1:1
JPS 1:1 The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.
Isaiah 1:2
JPS 1:2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth, For the LORD hath spoken: Children I have reared, and brought up, And they have rebelled against Me.
TJBU 1:2 Hear, heavens, which trembled when I gave my law to my people, and give ear, earth, which was agitated on account of my words, for the Lord has spoken. My people, the house of Israel, whom I called sons, I loved them, I made them glorious; but they have rebelled against my Word.
Isaiah 1:3
JPS 1:3 The ox knoweth his owner, And the ass his master's crib; But Israel doth not know, My people doth not consider.
TJBU 1:3 The ox knoweth his purchaser, and the ass his master's crib; but Israel has not learned to know my fear, my people doth not consider to return to my law.
Isaiah 1:4
JPS 1:4 Ah sinful nation, A people laden with iniquity, A seed of evil-doers, Children that deal corruptly; They have forsaken the LORD, They have contemned the Holy One of Israel, They are turned away backward.
TJBU 1:4 Woe to those who are called a holy people, because they have sinned; a chosen congregation, but they have multiplied sins; they are sur named a beloved seed, but they have done evil; they are called beloved sons, but they have corrupted their paths; they have forsaken the worship of the Lord; they abhorred the fear ot the Holy One of Israel, and because their works are evil they are turned away, and they are turned back.
Isaiah 1:5
JPS 1:5 On what part will ye yet be stricken, Seeing ye stray away more and more? The whole head is sick, And the whole heart faint;
TJBU 1:5 They do not consider so as to say. Wherefore has He smitten us? They continue in sin; they do not say, Why is all the head sick, and the whole heart faint?
Isaiah 1:6
JPS 1:6 From the sole of the foot even unto the head There is no soundness in it; But wounds, and bruises, and festering sores: They have not been pressed, neither bound up, Neither mollified with oil.
TJBU 1:6 From the lowest of my people even unto the chief of them, there is not one amongst them who is perfect in my fear: all of them are disobedient and rebellious; they are polluted with sins, they are like an ulcerous wound; they have not forsaken their pride, neither long for repentance; they have also no righteousness to protect them.
Isaiah 1:7
JPS 1:7 Your country is desolate; Your cities are burned with fire; Your land, strangers devour it in your presence, And it is desolate, as overthrown by floods.
TJBU 1:7 Your land is desolate, your cities each burnt with fire; in your presence the nations possess it. On account of their sins it is laid desolate: from you it is transferred, and it belongs to aliens.
Isaiah 1:8
JPS 1:8 And the daughter of Zion is left As a booth in a vineyard, As a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, As a besieged city.
TJBU 1:8 The congregation of Zion is left as a booth in a vineyard after they have gathered the grapes; as a lodge for passing the night in, in a garden of cucumbers after they have gleaned it; as a city against which they lay siege.
Isaiah 1:9
JPS 1:9 Except the LORD of hosts Had left unto us a very small remnant, We should have been as Sodom, We should have been like unto Gomorrah.
TJBU 1:9 Except the exceeding goodness of the Lord of hosts had caused to remain unto us in His mercy a deliverance, we had sins, on account of which we certainly had perished as the men of Sodom, and as the inhabitants of Gomorrah we would have been consumed.
Isaiah 1:10
JPS 1:10 Hear the word of the LORD, Ye rulers of Sodom; Give ear unto the law of our God, Ye people of Gomorrah.
TJBU 1:10 Hear ye the word of the Lord, ye rulers, whose works are evil, as of the rulers of Sodom; give ear to the law of our God, people, whose works are evil like those of the people of Gomorrah.
Isaiah 1:11
JPS 1:11 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto Me? Saith the LORD; I am full of the burnt-offerings of rams, And the fat of fed beasts; And I delight not in the blood Of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he-goats.
TJBU 1:11 I have no pleasure in the multitude of your holy sacrifices, saith the Lord: I am full with the abundance of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts, and the blood of bullocks, and of lambs, and of he-goats; for in such I have no pleasure.
Isaiah 1:12
JPS 1:12 When ye come to appear before Me, Who hath required this at your hand, To trample My courts?
TJBU 1:12 When ye come to appear before me, who has required this at your hand, and that ye should come? Tread not my courts;
Isaiah 1:13
JPS 1:13 Bring no more vain oblations; It is an offering of abomination unto Me; New moon and sabbath, the holding of convocations— I cannot endure iniquity along with the solemn assembly.
TJBU 1:13 Bring no more the oblation obtained by oppression; sacrifice is an abomination before me; the new moons and Sabbaths, the assembly ye are congregating, your sins shall not be forgiven, nor shall I hear your prayer at the time of your congregating yourselves together.
Isaiah 1:14
JPS 1:14 Your new moons and your appointed seasons My soul hateth; They are a burden unto Me; I am weary to bear them.
TJBU 1:14 Your new moons and your appointed feasts my Word hates; they are an abomination before me. I have often forgiven you.
Isaiah 1:15
JPS 1:15 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide Mine eyes from you; Yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear; Your hands are full of blood.
TJBU 1:15 When your priests are spreading out their hands to pray for you, I shall make to ascend the presence of my Shekinah from you; and when you are multiplying prayer, it is not my pleasure to accept your prayer at your hands, they being full of the blood of the innocent.
Isaiah 1:16
JPS 1:16 Wash you, make you clean, Put away the evil of your doings From before Mine eyes, Cease to do evil;
TJBU 1:16 Retum to the law; make you clean from your sins; put away the evil of your doings from before the presence of my Word; cease to do evil;
Isaiah 1:17
JPS 1:17 Learn to do well; Seek justice, relieve the oppressed, Judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
TJBU 1:17 Learn to do well; seek judgment; judge ye justice for him who is suffering violence; do justice to the orphan; hear ye the cry of the widow.
Isaiah 1:18
JPS 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, Saith the LORD; Though your sins be as scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they be red like crimson, They shall be as wool.
TJBU 1:18 Then, when ye return to the law, ye shall pray before me, and I will grant your petition, saith the Lord. Though your sins be stained as with dye, they shall be white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be pure as wool.
Isaiah 1:19
JPS 1:19 If ye be willing and obedient, Ye shall eat the good of the land;
TJBU 1:19 If ye be willing and obedient to my Word, ye shall eat the good of the land.
Isaiah 1:20
JPS 1:20 But if ye refuse and rebel, Ye shall be devoured with the sword; For the mouth of the LORD hath spoken.
TJBU 1:20 But if ye refuse, and will not be obedient to my Word, ye shall be slain with the sword of the enemy; for the Word of the Lord has decreed it thus.
Isaiah 1:21
JPS 1:21 How is the faithful city Become a harlot! She that was full of justice, Righteousness lodged in her, But now murderers.
TJBU 1:21 How are the works of the faithfiil city become like those of an harlot! she was full of those who did judgment, truth was wrought in her; but now they are murderers!
Isaiah 1:22
JPS 1:22 Thy silver is become dross, Thy wine mixed with water.
TJBU 1:22 Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water.
Isaiah 1:23
JPS 1:23 Thy princes are rebellious, And companions of thieves; Every one loveth bribes, And followeth after rewards; They judge not the fatherless, Neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.
TJBU 1:23 Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: all of them love gifts. One saith to the other, Show me kindness in my cause, and I will repay thee in thy cause. The fatherless they judge not, and the cry of the widow does not come before them.
Isaiah 1:24
JPS 1:24 Therefore saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts, The Mighty One of Israel: Ah, I will ease Me of Mine adversaries, And avenge Me of Mine enemies;
TJBU 1:24 Therefore saith the Lord of the world, the Lord of hosts, the Mighty One of Israel, The city of Jerusalem, I will comfort her; but woe to the wicked, when I shall reveal myself, to render just recompense to the enemies of my people, and render vengeance to my enemies.
Isaiah 1:25
JPS 1:25 And I will turn My hand upon thee, And purge away thy dross as with lye, And will take away all thine alloy;
TJBU 1:25 And I will turn the blow of my might upon thee; and I will scour away all the wicked, as he that is scouring with soap, and take away all thy sin.
Isaiah 1:26
JPS 1:26 And I will restore thy judges as at the first, And thy counsellors as at the beginning; Afterward thou shalt be called The city of righteousness, The faithful city.
TJBU 1:26 And I will appoint in thee judges of truth, upright ones, as at the first, and thy counsellors, as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called the holy city, the faithful city.
Isaiah 1:27
JPS 1:27 Zion shall be redeemed with justice, And they that return of her with righteousness.
TJBU 1:27 As for Zion, when justice shall be practised in her, she shall be redeemed; and those that do the law shall return to her in righteousness.
Isaiah 1:28
JPS 1:28 But the destruction of the transgressors and the sinners shall be together, And they that forsake the LORD shall be consumed.
TJBU 1:28 The rebels and the sinners shall be broken together; and those that forsake the law of the Lord shall be destroyed.
Isaiah 1:29
JPS 1:29 For they shall be ashamed of the terebinths which ye have desired, And ye shall be confounded for the gardens that ye have chosen.
TJBU 1:29 For ye shall be confounded of the oaks of idolatry which ye have desired; and ye shall be ashamed of the gardens of idolatry in which ye were seeking help.
Isaiah 1:30
JPS 1:30 For ye shall be as a terebinth whose leaf fadeth, And as a garden that hath no water.
TJBU 1:30 For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf fadeth, and as a watered garden that hath no water.
Isaiah 1:31
JPS 1:31 And the strong shall be as tow, And his work as a spark; And they shall both burn together, And none shall quench them.
TJBU 1:31 The strength of the wicked shall be as tow of flax, and the work of their hand as a spark of fire, when one approaches to the side of the other, both are burning together: thus the wicked shall be consumed, they and their evil works, and none shall have pity upon them.
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