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


Chapter 41

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Isaiah 40 JPS TOC Comparison TOC Targum TOC Isaiah 42
Isaiah 41:1
JPS 41:1 Keep silence before Me, O islands, And let the peoples renew their strength; Let them draw near, then let them speak; Let us come near together to judgment.
TJBU 41:1 Listen unto my word, ye islands, and let the kingdoms increase their strength: let them come nigh, then let them speak; let us approach one another for judgment.
Isaiah 41:2
JPS 41:2 Who hath raised up one from the east, At whose steps victory attendeth? He giveth nations before him, And maketh him rule over kings; His sword maketh them as the dust, His bow as the driven stubble.
TJBU 41:2 Who openly brought Abraham from the east? He brought the chosen of the righteous in truth to his place. He delivered up nations before him, and broke in pieces mighty kings, he cast the slain down like the dust before his sword, and he pursued them like stubble before his bow.
Isaiah 41:3
JPS 41:3 He pursueth them, and passeth on safely; The way with his feet he treadeth not.
TJBU 41:3 He pursued them, and passed safely by; the roughness of the path shall not affect his feet.
Isaiah 41:4
JPS 41:4 Who hath wrought and done it? He that called the generations from the beginning. I, the LORD, who am the first, And with the last am the same.
TJBU 41:4 Who hath promised these things and estab lished them? Who hath spoken, and it was done? And who hath ranged the generations in their order from the beginning? I, the Lord, I created the world from the beginning; yea, ages after ages are mine, and besides me there is no God.
Isaiah 41:5
JPS 41:5 The isles saw, and feared; The ends of the earth trembled; They drew near, and came.
TJBU 41:5 The isles shall see and be afraid; they that are at the ends of the earth shall tremble; they shall draw nigh, they shall come.
Isaiah 41:6
JPS 41:6 They helped every one his neighbour; And every one said to his brother: 'Be of good courage.'
TJBU 41:6 Let every one help Hs neighbour, and every one say to his brother, Be of good courage.
Isaiah 41:7
JPS 41:7 So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith, And he that smootheth with the hammer him that smiteth the anvil, Saying of the soldering: 'It is good'; And he fastened it with nails, that it should not be moved.
TJBU 41:7 Shall they not be confounded in their works? Because the artificer encourageth the silversmith, and he that smiteth with the great hammer him that smiteth with the small: It is time, one saith, for the soldering, it is ready; he fasteneth it with nails, that it may not be moved.
Isaiah 41:8
JPS 41:8 But thou, Israel, My servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, The seed of Abraham My friend;
TJBU 41:8 But thou, Israel, my servant, Jacob, in whom I delight, the seed of Abraham my friend:
Isaiah 41:9
JPS 41:9 Thou whom I have taken hold of from the ends of the earth, And called thee from the uttermost parts thereof, And said unto thee: 'Thou art My servant, I have chosen thee and not cast thee away';
TJBU 41:9 I have brought thee out of the families of the earth, I have chosen thee out of a kingdom: and I have said unto thee. Thou art my servant; I delight in thee, and I will not thrust thee away.
Isaiah 41:10
JPS 41:10 Fear thou not, for I am with thee, Be not dismayed, for I am thy God; I strengthen thee, yea, I help thee; Yea, I uphold thee with My victorious right hand.
TJBU 41:10 Fear not, for my Word shall be thy support; be not dismayed, for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my truth.
Isaiah 41:11
JPS 41:11 Behold, all they that were incensed against thee Shall be ashamed and confounded; They that strove with thee Shall be as nothing, and shall perish.
TJBU 41:11 Behold, all the nations that are incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish.
Isaiah 41:12
JPS 41:12 Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, Even them that contended with thee; They that warred against thee Shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought.
TJBU 41:12 Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they shall be as nothing; the men that stirred themselves up to make war with thee shall be less than nothing.
Isaiah 41:13
JPS 41:13 For I the LORD thy God Hold thy right hand, Who say unto thee: 'Fear not, I help thee.'
TJBU 41:13 For I am the Lord thy God, that will hold thee fast by thy right hand; who saith unto thee, Fear not, my Word shall be thy help.
Isaiah 41:14
JPS 41:14 Fear not, thou worm Jacob, And ye men of Israel; I help thee, saith the LORD, And thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
TJBU 41:14 Fear ye not, ye tribes of the house of Jacob, ye seed of Israel, my Word shall be your help, saith the Lord, and your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
Isaiah 41:15
JPS 41:15 Behold, I make thee a new threshing-sledge Having sharp teeth; Thou shalt thresh the mountains, and beat them small, And shalt make the hills as chaff.
TJBU 41:15 Behold, I will make you a mighty threshing instrument full of sharp edges: thou shalt slay the nations, thou shalt consume the kingdoms, thou shalt make them like chaff.
Isaiah 41:16
JPS 41:16 Thou shalt fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, And the whirlwind shall scatter them; And thou shalt rejoice in the LORD, Thou shalt glory in the Holy One of Israel.
TJBU 41:16 Thou shalt fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and my Word shall scatter them as the whirlwind scattereth the chaff; but as for thee, thou shalt rejoice in the Word of the Lord, thou shalt glory in the Holy One of Israel.
Isaiah 41:17
JPS 41:17 The poor and needy seek water and there is none, And their tongue faileth for thirst; I the LORD will answer them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them.
TJBU 41:17 The poor and the needy long after instruc tion, as the thirsty after water, but do not find it; their spirit faints in affliction. I, the Lord, will hear their prayer; I, the God of Israel, will not cast them off.
Isaiah 41:18
JPS 41:18 I will open rivers on the high hills, And fountains in the midst of the valleys; I will make the wilderness a pool of water, And the dry land springs of water.
TJBU 41:18 I will gather their captives from the midst of the nations, and I will lead them in the right path; and I will open for them rivers in torrent- beds, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the desert pools of water, and the land that is a thirsty place springs of water.
Isaiah 41:19
JPS 41:19 I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the acacia-tree, And the myrtle, and the oil-tree; I will set in the desert the cypress, the plane-tree, and the larch together;
TJBU 41:19 I will put cedars, acacias, and myrtles, and oil trees in the wilderness; I will make the fir tree, the elm, and the box tree to grow in the desert together:
Isaiah 41:20
JPS 41:20 That they may see, and know, And consider, and understand together, That the hand of the LORD hath done this, And the Holy One of Israel hath created it.
TJBU 41:20 In order that they may see, and know, and put my fear in their heart, and may consider together, that the might of the Lord hath done this, and the Holy One of Israel hath created it.
Isaiah 41:21
JPS 41:21 Produce your cause, saith the LORD; Bring forth your reasons, saith the King of Jacob.
TJBU 41:21 Produce your cause, saith the Lord, bring forth your arguments, saith the King of Jacob.
Isaiah 41:22
JPS 41:22 Let them bring them forth, and declare unto us The things that shall happen; The former things, what are they? Declare ye, that we may consider, And know the end of them; Or announce to us things to come.
TJBU 41:22 Let them approach, and show us what shall happen unto us; Let them declare the former things what they were, that we may consider and know their event: or declare unto us the things that shall come.
Isaiah 41:23
JPS 41:23 Declare the things that are to come hereafter, That we may know that ye are gods; Yea, do good, or do evil, That we may be dismayed, and behold it together.
TJBU 41:23 Declare the things that are to come hereafter, that we may know whether ye worship idols in which there is any profit, whether they are able to do good, or to do evil; that we may consider and argue together.
Isaiah 41:24
JPS 41:24 Behold, ye are nothing, And your work a thing of nought; An abomination is he that chooseth you.
TJBU 41:24 Behold, ye are nothing, and your works are to no purpose; that in which ye delight is an abomination.
Isaiah 41:25
JPS 41:25 I have roused up one from the north, and he is come, From the rising of the sun one that calleth upon My name; And he shall come upon rulers as upon mortar, And as the potter treadeth clay.
TJBU 41:25 I will certainly bring a king who is mightier than the north wind, and he shall go forth as the going forth of the sun in might from the east: I will strengthen him by my name, and he shall come, and tread the rulers of the nations under foot, as those who tread the dust under foot, as the potter who prepares the clay.
Isaiah 41:26
JPS 41:26 Who hath declared from the beginning, that we may know? And beforetime, that we may say that he is right? Yea, there is none that declareth, Yea, there is none that announceth, Yea, there is none that heareth your utterances.
TJBU 41:26 Who hath declared this from the beginning that we should know it? and beforetime, that we may say, It is true? Yea, there was none that foretold it; yea, none that declared it; yea, none that heard your words.
Isaiah 41:27
JPS 41:27 A harbinger unto Zion will I give: 'Behold, behold them', And to Jerusalem a messenger of good tidings.
TJBU 41:27 The words of consolation which the prophets prophesied from of old concerning Zion, behold, they shall come to pass! and unto Jerusalem I will give one that bringeth good tidings.
Isaiah 41:28
JPS 41:28 And I look, but there is no man; Even among them, but there is no counsellor, That, when I ask of them, can give an answer.
TJBU 41:28 And it was made known to me, that there was no man whose works were good, and of these there was none who would take counsel, that I should ask them, and they would answer a word.
Isaiah 41:29
JPS 41:29 Behold, all of them, Their works are vanity and nought; Their molten images are wind and confusion.
TJBU 41:29 Behold, all of them are nothing, and their work less than nothing: their thoughts are plunder and destruction.
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