Yesha-Yahu 31 – ישעיהו לא

1“Woe to them that go down to Mitzrayim for help, and rely on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many, and in horsemen, because they are exceedingly mighty; but they look not unto the Kadosh One of Yisra’el, neither do they seek  יהוה ! Yet2 He also is wise, and brings evil, and does not call back His words; but will arise against the house of the evil-doers, and against the help of them that work iniquity. 3Now Mitzrayim are men, and not God, and their horses flesh, and not spirit; so when  יהוה  shall stretch out His hand, both he that helps shall stumble, and he that is helped shall fall, and they all shall perish together.  4For thus says  יהוה  unto me, ‘Like as the lion, or the young lion, growling over his prey, though a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, he will not be dismayed at their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them; so will  יהוה  Tzeva’ot come down to fight upon Har Tzion, and upon the hill thereof. 5As birds hovering, so will  יהוה  Tzeva’ot protect Yerushalayim; He will deliver it as He protects it, He will rescue it as He passes over. 6Turn unto Him against whom you have deeply rebelled, O B’nei Yisra’el. 7For in that day they shall cast away every man his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which your own hands have made unto you for a sin. 8Then shall Ashur fall with the sword, not of man, and the sword, not of men, shall devour him; and he shall flee from the sword, and his young men shall become tributary. 9And his rock shall pass away by reason of terror, and his princes shall be dismayed at the ensign, says  יהוה , whose fire is in Tzion, and His furnace in Yerushalayim.”

אהוֹי הַיֹּרְדִים מִצְרַיִם לְעֶזְרָה עַל סוּסִים יִשָּׁעֵנוּ; וַיִּבְטְחוּ עַל רֶכֶב כִּי רָב וְעַל פָּרָשִׁים כִּי עָצְמוּ מְאֹד וְלֹא שָׁעוּ עַל קְדוֹשׁ יִשְׂרָאֵל וְאֶת יהוה לֹא דָרָשׁוּ. בוְגַם הוּא חָכָם וַיָּבֵא רָע וְאֶת דְּבָרָיו לֹא הֵסִיר; וְקָם עַל בֵּית מְרֵעִים וְעַל עֶזְרַת פֹּעֲלֵי אָוֶן. גוּמִצְרַיִם אָדָם וְלֹא אֵל וְסוּסֵיהֶם בָּשָׂר וְלֹא רוּחַ; וַיהוה יַטֶּה יָדוֹ וְכָשַׁל עוֹזֵר וְנָפַל עָזֻר וְיַחְדָּו כֻּלָּם יִכְלָיוּן. דכִּי כֹה אָמַר יהוה אֵלַי כַּאֲשֶׁר יֶהְגֶּה הָאַרְיֵה וְהַכְּפִיר עַל טַרְפּוֹ אֲשֶׁר יִקָּרֵא עָלָיו מְלֹא רֹעִים מִקּוֹלָם לֹא יֵחָת וּמֵהֲמוֹנָם לֹא יַעֲנֶה; כֵּן יֵרֵד יהוה צְבָאוֹת לִצְבֹּא עַל הַר צִיּוֹן וְעַל גִּבְעָתָהּ. הכְּצִפֳּרִים עָפוֹת כֵּן יָגֵן יהוה צְבָאוֹת עַל יְרוּשָׁלִָם; גָּנוֹן וְהִצִּיל פָּסֹחַ וְהִמְלִיט. ושׁוּבוּ לַאֲשֶׁר הֶעְמִיקוּ סָרָה בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל. זכִּי בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא יִמְאָסוּן אִישׁ אֱלִילֵי כַסְפּוֹ וֶאֱלִילֵי זְהָבוֹ אֲשֶׁר עָשׂוּ לָכֶם יְדֵיכֶם חֵטְא. חוְנָפַל אַשּׁוּר בְּחֶרֶב לֹא אִישׁ וְחֶרֶב לֹא אָדָם תֹּאכְלֶנּוּ; וְנָס לוֹ מִפְּנֵי חֶרֶב וּבַחוּרָיו לָמַס יִהְיוּ. טוְסַלְעוֹ מִמָּגוֹר יַעֲבוֹר וְחַתּוּ מִנֵּס שָׂרָיו: נְאֻם יהוה אֲשֶׁר אוּר לוֹ בְּצִיּוֹן וְתַנּוּר לוֹ בִּירוּשָׁלִָם.