2006年2月22日

KTU 2.12

To my lady the queen,
speak the message of Talmiyan to my lady:

At the feet of my lady I bow seven times and seven [more] times from a distance. With my lady is everything well? May she send word back to her servant.

2006年1月16日

Psalm 23

1A song of David;
Yahweh is my shepherd, I shall not lack.
2He lies me down in a pasture of fresh grass,
To a resting place with waters, he leads me.
3My life, he restores;
He leads me along righteous paths,
Because of his reputation.
4Even though I walk in a valley of darkness,
May I not fear evil;
For you are my company,
Your staff and your cane
They console me.
5May you set before me a table opposite my enemies;
May you accept oil on my forehead,
My cup is overflowing.
6Only good and unconditional love will persecute me,
All the days of my life;
May I rest in the house of Yahweh,
For the length of my days.

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The Vision of a Slave of Yah (i.e. Obadiah)

1The Vision of Obadiah;
Thus said our lord Yahweh to Edom: we have heard a report from Yahweh and a messenger of the nations was sent,
Arise! Let us rise against her for battle.
2Here I have made you small among the nations;
You are greatly despised.
3The pride of your heart lifted you,
My Dweller in hiding places of rock, high [is] your inactivity,
Saying in his heart,
Who brought my down [to the] land?
4If you soar as an eagle,
And if between the start he sets your nest,
From there I shall bring you down—declares Yahweh.
5If thieves come to you, if vandals of night,
How silent will they be? Will they not rob you?
If grape harvesters come to you, will they not leave gleanings?
6How were they sought out, Esau, his hidden treasures ransacked.
7To the boarders they sent you, all the men of your covenant,
They deceived you, they overcame you, the men of your peace;
Your eaters set a boil under you,
There is no intelligence with him.
8In that day—declares Yahweh—
shall I not destroy the wise [men] of Edom,
and the intelligent [woman] from the mountain of Esau?
9May your warriors be shattered, Teman;
so that each will be cut off from the mountain of Esau by murder.
10Because of violence [to] your brother Ya’akov;
May shame cover you, and may you be cut off forever.
11On a day of your standing far away,
On a day foreigners carried off his potence;
And strangers entered his gate, and upon Yerushalaim they cast lots,
You too, [were] as one of them.
12You should not look on a day of your brother, on a day of his misfortune,
Nor should you not rejoice for the sons of Yuda on a day of their destruction;
Nor should you open your mouth on a day of distress.
13You should not enter my people’s gate, on a day of their disaster,
Nor should you look, even you, on his harm, on a day of his disaster;
Nor should you send out against his potence, on a day of his disaster.
14Nor should you stand on the crossroad, to cut off his path;
Nor should you close off a survivor on a day of distress.
15For near [is] the day of Yahweh, to all the nations;
That which you have done, will be done to you, your lots may return on your head.
16That which they have drunk on my holy mountain, may all the nations drink continually;
May they drink and may they slurp, and may they be as they were not.
17On Mount Siyon, you will be a fugitive, while he will be holy;
18And the house of Ya’akove will be fire, and the house of Yosef the sword, and the house of Esau stubble,
And they will burn on them and their eater, and there will be no survivor of the house of Esau,
For Yahweh has spoken.
19They will inherit the south with Mt. Easu, she will sink the philistines;
They will inherit the field of Efraim,
And the field of Shomron;
And Benyamin the Gil’ad.
20Then the exile of this wall of the sons of Yisra’el, which [are with] Ca’anites, [are] to Sarfath,
And the exiles of Yrushalaim, which [are] in Sfarad, will inherit the cities of the south.
21And victors will ascend Mt. Siyon,
To judge Mt. Esau;
and kingship will be Yahweh’s.

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2005年12月13日

Qohelet 1:1-11 (i.e. Ecclesiastes 1:1-11)

1The words of Qohelet son of David king in Jerusalem. 2 “Utter emptiness,? said Qohelet, “Utter emptiness! Everything is empty. 3What is the use to the man in all his works which he works under the sun? 4A generation [is] going and a generation [is] coming, but the earth to eternity [is] standing. 5The sun rises and the sun sets [lit. the sun shines and the sun enters] and of its place a panter, a shiner [is] he there. 6Going to the south and circling to the north; circling around the wind [is] going, on its circuit the wind returns. 7All the torrents [are] running to the sea, but the sea is never full; to a place which the rivers [are] running there they [are] returning to [go] again. 8All the words [are] weary, a man is unable to speak; an eye is not satisfied by seeing, and an ear is not filled by hearing. [These are both infinitive contstucts, but we’ll translate them as verbal nouns (which they are) for clarity.] 9What that was, it will be, and what was borne, it will be borne; but there is nothing wholly new under the sun. 10There is a word which he said, ‘look [at] this! It is new.’ Already it has been [in existence] forever, which has been from before us. 11There is no memory of the firsts, nor [lit. and also] of the latters which will be, there will not be of them a memory, with [those] which will be after us.

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Isaiah 49:1-6 (Unfinished)

1Listen, Coastlands, to me; pay attention, People from afar. Yahweh named me from the womb, he invoked my name from my mother's belly. 2He made my mouth like a sharp sword, and hid me in the shadow of his hand. He set me as a pointy arrow, and hid me in his quiver. 3He said to me: you are my servant, Israel, that through you I will glorify myself. 4But I said, I toiled in vain, in worthlessness and emptiness I wasted my strength; but my justice is with Yahweh, and my reward is with my god. 5So YHWH has said--he made me from the womb to be his servant--to return Jacob to him, and he will not wipe away Israel; so that I may be honored in Yahweh’s eyes, my god is my strength. 6He said it is too simple for you to be a servant, to raise the tribes of Jacob and return what is preserved of Israel; I give you as the light of people, to be my salvation to the end of the earth.

[This is obviously not finished. Commentary and translation really requires a thorough reading, not just looking back over my notes. I hope to get back to this when I look over this passage again before the final exam. But you can read it now.]

[Edit: Slightly updated, the translation is complete but I still want to go over this further. Unfortunately, the final is tomorrow so this is enough for now.]

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2005年11月30日

Jonah 1:9-16

9He said to them, “I am a Hebrew. I fear YHWH, the god of the heavens who made the sea and the dry land.? 10The men feared greatly, and said to him, “What is this you did?? For the men knew that he was fleeing from the presence of YHWH, because he told them. 11They said to him, “What should we do to you so that the sea will be calm for us, for the sea continues raging. 12He said to them, “Lift me, hurl me into the sea, so that the sea might be calm for you. For I know that because of me this big storm burdens you. 13The men dug [their oars into the water] to return to the dry land, but they could not prevail because the sea kept raging against them. 14They cried out to YHWH, and said, “Please, YHWH, may we not perish because of this man’s life. Do not place innocent blood upon us for you are YHWH, for you have done as you pleased. 15They lifted Yona and hurled him into the sea, and the sea stood still from its raging. 16The men feared YHWH greatly; they slaughtered a sacrifice to YHWH and made vows.

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2005年11月26日

Jonah 1:1-8

1The word of YHWH came to Yona son of Amittai, 2“Get up, go to Ninewe the great city; cry out against them for their crimes have come up before me.? 3However, Yona arose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of YHWH; he went down to Yafo and found a ship going to Tarshish, paid its fare, and went down in it to go with them to Tarshish from the presence of YHWH. 4Then YHWH cast a great wind on the sea, so there was a great storm on the sea; and the ship was about to be destroyed. 5The salty [men] were frightened and cried out, each to his own god, and hurled the instruments which were on the ship into the sea to lighten [it] for them, but Yona had gone down in the hold of the boat, laid down, and was fast asleep. 6A head roper approached him, and said to him, “What of you, deep sleeper? Get up! Call to your god! Perhaps the god may think of us and we may not perish. 7Then they said, each to his fellow, “Go, cast lots so we may know on whose account this evil is upon us,? so they cast lots and the lot fell on Yona. 8They said to him, “Tell us, you on whose account this evil is upon us, what is your mission? From where have you come? What is your homeland, and what people are you?

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2005年11月20日

Psalm 150

1Praise Yah! Praise god for his apartness; praise him for his holy firmament. 2Praise him for his might; praise him according to his abundance of greatness. 3Praise him with an ejaculation of a horn; praise him with an instrument and a lyre. 4Praise him with a tambourine and a dance; praise him with strings and an instrument. 5Praise him with whirrings of sound; praise him with whirrings of joy. 5Let the whole breath praise Yah; praise Yah.

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2005年11月15日

Psalm 15

1A Psalm of David
YHWH, who dwells in your tent?
Who dwells in your holy mountain?
2A walker of completed [ones], and
a doer of righteous [things], and
a speaker of truth in his heart.
3who hasn't walked to his tongue,
who hasn't done to his fellow.
4who

5whose silver he hasn't given in usury, and
hasn't taken a bribe to an innocent [one];
the doer of these shall not change forever.

[edit: Whoops, I didn't mean to post this yet, it's obviously not done.]

2005年11月 6日

Proverbs 16:8

8A little with righteousness is better than much income without justice.

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