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Haftarah for Eighth Day of Pesah

Isaiah 10:32 - 12:6

This translation was taken from the JPS Tanakh

Chapter 10
32 This same day at Nob
He shall stand and wave his hand.

O Mount of Fair Zion!
O hill of Jerusalem!
33 Lo! The Sovereign Lord of Hosts
Will hew off the tree-crowns with an ax:
The tall ones shall be felled,
The lofty ones cut down:
34 The thickets of the forest shall be hacked away with iron,
And the Lebanon trees shall fall in their majesty.

Chapter 11
1 But a shoot shall grow out of the stump of Jesse,
A twig shall sprout from his stock.
2 The spirit of the Lord shall alight upon him:
A spirit of wisdom and insight,
A spirit of counsel and valor,
A spirit of devotion and reverence for the Lord.
3 He shall sense the truth by his reverence for the Lord:
He shall not judge by what his eyes behold,
Nor decide by what his ears perceive.
4 Thus he shall judge the poor with equity
And decide with justice for the lowly of the land.
He shall strike down a land with the rod of his mouth
And slay the wicked with the breath of his lips.
5 Justice shall be the girdle of his loins,
And faithfulness the girdle of his waist.
6 The wolf shall dwell with the lamb,
The leopard lie down with the kid;
The calf, the beast of prey, and the fatling together,
With a little boy to herd them.
7 The cow and the bear shall graze,
Their young shall lie down together;
And the lion, like the ox, shall eat straw.
8 A babe shall play
Over a viper's hole,
And an infant pass his hand
Over an adder's den.
9 In all of My sacred mount
Nothing evil shall be done;
For the land shall be filled with devotion to the Lord
As water covers the sea.

10 In that day,
The stock of Jesse that has remained standing
Shall become a standard to peoples —
Nations shall seek his counsel
And his abode shall be honored.

11 In that day, My Lord will apply His hand again to redeeming the other part of His people from Assyria — as also from Egypt, Pathros, Nubia, Elam, Shinar, Hamath, and the coastlands.
12 He will hold up a signal to the nations
And assemble the banished of Israel,
And gather the dispersed of Judah
From the four corners of the earth.

13 Then Ephraim's envy shall cease
And Judah's harassment shall end:
Ephraim shall not envy Judah,
And Judah shall not harass Ephraim.
14 They shall pounce on the back of Philistia to the west,
And together plunder the peoples of the east;
Edom and Moab shall be subject to them
And the children of Ammon shall obey them.
15 The Lord will dry up the tongue of the Egyptian sea. — He will raise His hand over the Euphrates with the might of His wind and break it into seven wadis, so that it can be trodden dry-shod. 16 Thus there shall be a highway for the other part of His people out of Assyria, such as there was for Israel when it left the land of Egypt.
Chapter 12
1 In that day, you shall say:
"I give thanks to You, O Lord!
Although You were wroth with me,
Your wrath has turned back and You comfort me,
2 Behold the God who gives me triumph!
I am confident, unafraid;
For Yah the Lord is my strength and might,
And He has been my deliverance."

3 Joyfully shall you draw water
From the fountains of triumph,
4 And you shall say on that day:
"Praise the Lord, proclaim His name.
Make his deeds known among the peoples;
Declare that His name is exalted.
5 Hymn the Lord,
For He has done gloriously;
Let this be made known
In all the world!
6 Oh, shout for joy,
You who dwell in Zion!
For great in your midst
Is the Holy One of Israel."

Taken from Tanakh, The Holy Scriptures, (Philadelphia, Jerusalem: Jewish Publication Society) 1985.
Used by permission of The Jewish Publication Society. Copyright ©1962, 1992
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