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


Chapter 59

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Isaiah 58 JPS TOC Comparison TOC Targum TOC Isaiah 60
Isaiah 59:1
JPS 59:1 Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save, Neither His ear heavy, that it cannot hear;
TJBU 59:1 Behold, it is not on account of any deficiency in the power of the Lord that ye are not saved; nor because it is too difficult for Him to hear, that your prayer is not received:
Isaiah 59:2
JPS 59:2 But your iniquities have separated Between you and your God, And your sins have hid His face from you, That He will not hear.
TJBU 59:2 But your iniquities separate between you and your God, and your sins have caused Him to take away the favour of His Shekinah from you, not to receive your prayer.
Isaiah 59:3
JPS 59:3 For your hands are defiled with blood, And your fingers with iniquity; Your lips have spoken lies, Your tongue muttereth wickedness.
TJBU 59:3 For your hands are associated with innocent blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips speak lies, your tongue muttereth deceit.
Isaiah 59:4
JPS 59:4 None sueth in righteousness, And none pleadeth in truth; They trust in vanity, and speak lies, They conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.
TJBU 59:4 There is none that truly prayeth, nor any that pleadeth for faithfulness: they trust in vanity and speak lies; they hasten, and bring forth words of violence out of their heart.
Isaiah 59:5
JPS 59:5 They hatch basilisks' eggs, And weave the spider's web; He that eateth of their eggs dieth, And that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.
TJBU 59:5 Behold, they hatch as it were eggs of a basilisk; they are like the threads which the spiders weave: he that eateth of their eggs dieth; and when they are hatched, they bring forth the flying serpents.
Isaiah 59:6
JPS 59:6 Their webs shall not become garments, Neither shall men cover themselves with their works; Their works are works of iniquity, And the act of violence is in their hands.
TJBU 59:6 Behold, like a spider's web, with which no one can be covered, thus there is no profit from the works of the wicked; their works are the works of violence, and the work of a lie is in their hands.
Isaiah 59:7
JPS 59:7 Their feet run to evil, And they make haste to shed innocent blood; Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity, Desolation and destruction are in their paths.
TJBU 59:7 Their feet run to do that which is evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of violence, plunder and destruction are in their paths.
Isaiah 59:8
JPS 59:8 The way of peace they know not, And there is no right in their goings; They have made them crooked paths, Whosoever goeth therein doth not know peace.
TJBU 59:8 The way of peace they know not; and there is no justice in their ways, they have perverted their ways: whoever goeth therein shall not know peace.
Isaiah 59:9
JPS 59:9 Therefore is justice far from us, Neither doth righteousness overtake us; We look for light, but behold darkness, For brightness, but we walk in gloom.
TJBU 59:9 Therefore is judgment removed far from us and the least righteousness does not meet us: we wait for light, but behold, darkness; for bright ness, but behold, we are walking in obscurity.
Isaiah 59:10
JPS 59:10 We grope for the wall like the blind, Yea, as they that have no eyes do we grope; We stumble at noonday as in the twilight; We are in dark places like the dead.
TJBU 59:10 We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noonday as those that stumble in the dark; it is shut up before us, as the graves are shut up before the dead.
Isaiah 59:11
JPS 59:11 We all growl like bears, And mourn sore like doves; We look for right, but there is none; For salvation, but it is far off from us.
TJBU 59:11 We all roar like bears by reason of our enemies, who are gathered against us, and mourn like doves: we hoped for judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far removed from us.
Isaiah 59:12
JPS 59:12 For our transgressions are multiplied before Thee, And our sins testify against us; For our transgressions are present to us, And as for our iniquities, we know them:
TJBU 59:12 Because our iniquities are multiplied before Thee, and our sins testify against us: for our iniquities are revealed unto us, and our crimes we know them.
Isaiah 59:13
JPS 59:13 Transgressing and denying the LORD, And turning away from following our God, Speaking oppression and perverseness, Conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.
TJBU 59:13 We have rebelled, and acted falsely against the Word of the Lord; we have turned backward from following after the worship of our God; we have spoken falsehood and apostasy, hastening and bringing forth from their hearts lying words.
Isaiah 59:14
JPS 59:14 And justice is turned away backward, And righteousness standeth afar off; For truth hath stumbled in the broad place, And uprightness cannot enter.
TJBU 59:14 And justice is turned away backward, and righteousness standeth afar off: for they that follow truth stumble in the street; and they that follow faithfulness cannot shew them selves.
Isaiah 59:15
JPS 59:15 And truth is lacking, And he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey. And the LORD saw it, and it displeased Him That there was no justice;
TJBU 59:15 And they that follow truth are hidden, and those that depart from evil become a prey. It is revealed before the Lord, that there is no justice, which is evil in His sight
Isaiah 59:16
JPS 59:16 And He saw that there was no man, And was astonished that there was no intercessor; Therefore His own arm brought salvation unto Him; And His righteousness, it sustained Him;
TJBU 59:16 And it is revealed in His sight that there is no man who hath good works, and it is known to Him that there is no man, who would arise and seek after them: therefore He will redeem them by the arm of His strength, and by the Word of His delight He will help them.
Isaiah 59:17
JPS 59:17 And He put on righteousness as a coat of mail, And a helmet of salvation upon His head, And He put on garments of vengeance for clothing, And was clad with zeal as a cloak.
TJBU 59:17 It is revealed, that He will work a great salvation for His people, yea, He will render vengeance to His enemies.
Isaiah 59:18
JPS 59:18 According to their deeds, accordingly He will repay, Fury to His adversaries, recompense to His enemies; To the islands He will repay recompense.
TJBU 59:18 He is the Lord of retributions. He shall render recompense: vengeance to His enemies, retribution to His adversaries; He shall render recompense to the islands.
Isaiah 59:19
JPS 59:19 So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, And His glory from the rising of the sun; For distress will come in like a flood, Which the breath of the LORD driveth.
TJBU 59:19 They shall fear the name of the Lord from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun. When the oppressors shall come in like an inundation of the river Euphrates, they shall be broken by the Word of the Lord.
Isaiah 59:20
JPS 59:20 And a redeemer will come to Zion, And unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, Saith the LORD.
TJBU 59:20 And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and turn the transgressors of the house of Jacob to the law, saith the Lord.
Isaiah 59:21
JPS 59:21 And as for Me, this is My covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and My words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever.
TJBU 59:21 And as for me, this shall be my covenant with them, saith the Lord; My Holy Spirit that is upon thee, and the words of my prophecy which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy children, nor out of the mouth of thy children's children, saith the Lord, from henceforth and for ever.
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