2005年12月13日

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.]

1: A B A' B'; C D D' C'.

Posted by at 2005年12月13日 10:38