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


Chapter 21

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Isaiah 20 JPS TOC Comparison TOC Targum TOC Isaiah 22
Isaiah 21:1
JPS 21:1 The burden of the wilderness of the sea. As whirlwinds in the South sweeping on, It cometh from the wilderness, from a dreadful land.
TJBU 21:1 The burden of the armies which are coming from the wilderness, as the waters of the sea, rushing along as the tempests: yea, they are coming by the way of the south, hurrying along; yea, they are coming from the wilderness, from the land, in which terrible things are done.
Isaiah 21:2
JPS 21:2 A grievous vision is declared unto me: 'The treacherous dealer dealeth treacherously, and the spoiler spoileth. Go up, O Elam! besiege, O Media! All the sighing thereof have I made to cease.'
TJBU 21:2 The prophet said: a dreadful vision has been declared unto me. The violent deal violently and the spoilers spoil. Come up, ye Elamites; en compass, ye Media! I will give rest to all who sigh on account of the king of Babylon.
Isaiah 21:3
JPS 21:3 Therefore are my loins filled with convulsion; Pangs have taken hold upon me, as the pangs of a woman in travail; I am bent so that I cannot hear; I am affrighted so that I cannot see.
TJBU 21:3 Therefore their loins shall be full of terror: behold, fear shall seize them, like the pangs of a woman that travaileth. They are become foolish, so that they cannot hear; they have erred, so that they cannot see.
Isaiah 21:4
JPS 21:4 My heart is bewildered, terror hath overwhelmed me; The twilight that I longed for hath been turned for me into trembling.
TJBU 21:4 Their heart is bewildered; distress and ter rors have seized them, because the place of tlieir confidence hath become destruction unto tbem.
Isaiah 21:5
JPS 21:5 They prepare the table, they light the lamps, they eat, they drinkó 'Rise up, ye princes, anoint the shield.'
TJBU 21:5 Prepare the table, place the watchmen, eat ye, drink ye; rise, ye princes, polish, and make bright the arms!
Isaiah 21:6
JPS 21:6 For thus hath the Lord said unto me: Go, set a watchman; Let him declare what he seeth!
TJBU 21:6 For thus hath the Lord said unto me: Go, set a watchman, let him report what he seeth.
Isaiah 21:7
JPS 21:7 And when he seeth a troop, horsemen by pairs, A troop of asses, a troop of camels, He shall hearken diligently with much heed.
TJBU 21:7 And he saw a chariot, a man, and with him a couple of horsemen: a rider on an ass, a rider on a camel. The prophet said, I listened diligently, and, behold, I saw mighty armies!
Isaiah 21:8
JPS 21:8 And he cried as a lion: 'Upon the watch-tower, O Lord, I stand continually in the daytime, And I am set in my ward all the nights.'
TJBU 21:8 The prophet said, the voice of armies, coming with coats of mail, is as a lion; and I stand continually upon the watchtower before the Lord in the day, and as a guard I stand all the night.
Isaiah 21:9
JPS 21:9 And, behold, there came a troop of men, horsemen by pairs. And he spoke and said: 'Fallen, fallen is Babylon; And all the graven images of her gods are broken unto the ground.'
TJBU 21:9 And, behold, this was coming: A chariot! a man! and with him a couple of horsemen. He answered, and said, She is fallen! Yea, it shall come to pass, that Babylon shall fall, and all the images of her idols shall be dashed to pieces to the ground.
Isaiah 21:10
JPS 21:10 O thou my threshing, and the winnowing of my floor, That which I have heard from the LORD of hosts, The God of Israel, have I declared unto you.
TJBU 21:10 Kings, who are skilful to wage war, shall come against her to plunder her, like a husbandman who is skilful to thrash the floor. The prophet said, The voice of the Word of the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel, which I have heard, I have declared unto you.
Isaiah 21:11
JPS 21:11 The burden of Dumah. One calleth unto me out of Seir: 'Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?'
TJBU 21:11 THE BURDEN OF THE CUP OF CURSING TO GIVE DUMA TO DRINK. He thundered unto me from the heavens. Prophet! explain unto them the prophecy; prophet! explain unto them what shall hereafter come to pass.
Isaiah 21:12
JPS 21:12 The watchman said: 'The morning cometh, and also the nightó If ye will inquire, inquire ye; return, come.'
TJBU 21:12 The prophet said, there is a reward to the righteous, and there is punishment to the wicked: if ye will repent, repent ye, whilst ye are able to repent.
Isaiah 21:13
JPS 21:13 The burden upon Arabia. In the thickets in Arabia shall ye lodge, O ye caravans of Dedanites.
TJBU 21:13 THE BURDEN OF THE CUP OF CURSING TO GIVE THE ARABIANS TO DRINK. In the forest, at even, the caravan of the sons of Dedan shall remain for the night.
Isaiah 21:14
JPS 21:14 Unto him that is thirsty bring ye water! The inhabitants of the land of Tema did meet the fugitive with his bread.
TJBU 21:14 Bring bottles of water before the thirsty, who dwell in land of the south; prepare for the fugitives the daily food which ye eat.
Isaiah 21:15
JPS 21:15 For they fled away from the swords, from the drawn sword, And from the bent bow, and from the grievousness of war.
TJBU 21:15 Because, on account of the slaughter they have fled: from the face of the drawn sword; and from the face of the bent bow; and from the face of the strength of the battle.
Isaiah 21:16
JPS 21:16 For thus hath the Lord said unto me: 'Within a year, according to the years of a hireling, and all the glory of Kedar shall fail;
TJBU 21:16 For thus hath the Lord said unto me: at the end of the years, as the years of an hireling, all the glory of the Arabians shall come to an end.
Isaiah 21:17
JPS 21:17 and the residue of the number of the archers, the mighty men of the children of Kedar, shall be diminished; for the LORD, the God of Israel, hath spoken it.'
TJBU 21:17 And the strength of the warriors, the mighty, the sons of the Arabians, shall be lessened, because by the Word of the Lord, the God of Israel, it is thus decreed.
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