Wonder-Counselor: remarkable for his wisdom and prudence. will provide for all peoples. The Sending of Isaiah. A high and lofty throne: within the holy of holies of the Jerusalem Temple stood two cherubim, or winged sphinxes, whose outstretched wings served as the divine throne (1 Kgs 6:23–28; Ez 1:4–28; 10:1, 20). the veil that veils all peoples, The web that is woven over all nations. 2 Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. All nations shall stream toward it. 6. His Name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God My Father of Eternity, Prince of Peace. a 3 Many peoples shall come and say: “Come, let us go up to the LORD’s mountain,. Holy, Holy, Holy! A feast of rich food and choice wines, juicy, rich food and pure, choice wines. But the old intrigues began again, and the king was sorely tempted to join with neighboring states in an alliance sponsored by Egypt against Assyria. The city was spared but at the cost of paying a huge indemnity to Assyria. 6 I, the LORD, have called you for justice, I have grasped you by the hand; I formed you, and set you. 6 Seek out Yahweh while he is still to be found, call to him while he is still near. Second Isaiah also develops other Old Testament themes, such as the Lord as Israel’s redeemer or deliverer (cf. f. 7 * Was he smitten as his smiter was smitten? * [ 55:13 ] Thornbush…nettles : suggestive of the desert and therefore symbolic of suffering and hardship; cypress…myrtle : … 5–6, and such silence is attested elsewhere as the appropriate response to the vision of the Lord in the Temple (Hb 2:20). This link is provided solely for the user's convenience. Temple: the holy place, just in front of the holy of holies. 2 * In days to come,. * [55:6–9] The invitation to seek the Lord is motivated by the mercy of a God whose “ways” are completely mysterious. CHAPTER 6. CHAPTER 23 Tyre and Sidon. 1 * This is what Isaiah, son of Amoz, saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.. Zion, the Royal City of God. 7 Let the wicked abandon his way and the evil one his thoughts. By accepting this message, you will be leaving the website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. 8Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? 6 Then one of the seraphs flew to me, holding in its hand a live coal which it had taken from the altar with a pair of tongs. For Isaiah, the vision of God’s majesty was so overwhelming that military and political power faded into insignificance. 7 All the flocks of Kedar will gather inside you, the rams of Nebaioth will be at your service as acceptable victims on my altar, and I shall glorify my glorious house. 2 * In days to come,. 6 His dominion is vast. The Sending of Isaiah. 2 You have brought them abundant joy and great rejoicing, As they rejoice before you as at the harvest, as men make merry when dividing spoils. 2 Seraphim * were stationed above; each of them had six wings: with two they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they hovered. 7–9). In the year of King ‘Uziyahu’s death I saw Adonai sitting on a high, lofty throne! By judgment and justice, both now and forever. Lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears. 3 And they were calling to one another: 1), there follows a prayer on behalf of Jerusalem which recalls what God had done in the past (vv. 2 Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? In 1–39 most of the oracles come from Isaiah and reflect the situation in eighth-century Judah. There is material in the book that may plausibly be associated with Sennacherib’s campaign against Babylon and its Arabian allies in 694–689 B.C. Wail, ships of Tarshish, for your port is destroyed; From the land of the Kittim *. Isaiah 9:6 For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace: For a child: Isa 7:14 Lk 1:35 2:11; a son: Jn 1:14 3:16,17 Ro 8:32 1Jn 4:10-14 ©2021 United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Explore more inspirational selections here. Only the purifying coal of the seraphim could cleanse his lips and prepare him for acceptance of the call: “Here I am, send me!”. In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his … It records the calling of Isaiah to be the messenger of God to the people of Israel. rendering recompense to his enemies! and raised above the hills. By 735 B.C., however, Rezin of Damascus had created a new anti-Assyrian league, and when Ahaz refused to join, the league attempted to remove Ahaz from the throne of Judah. 1 * Oracle on Tyre:. Isaiah Chapter 55 1 1 All you who are thirsty, come to the water! a 2 Silence! 3 And they were calling to one another: 2 When you pass through the water, I will be with you; in the rivers you shall not drown. From this section come the great oracles known as the Servant Songs, which are reflected in the New Testament understanding of the passion and glorification of Christ. CHAPTER 14. 2 ... United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 3211 4th Street, N.E., Washington, DC 20017-1194 (202) 541-3000 Close attention should be given to chap. His Name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God My Father of Eternity, Prince of Peace. 8 I am the LORD, LORD is my name; my glory I give to no other, Isaiah Chapter 9 1 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; Upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom a light has shone. 6 In days to come Jacob shall take root, Israel shall sprout and blossom, covering all the world with fruit. In 738 B.C., with the Assyrian defeat of Calno/Calneh (Is 10:9; Am 6:2), the anti-Assyrian league, of which Judah may have been the ringleader, collapsed, and both Israel and the Arameans of Damascus paid tribute to Assyria. ), the accession of Hezekiah (715 B.C. 4 The door-posts shook at the sound of their shouting, and the Temple was full of smoke.. 5 Then I said: 'Woe is me! 1:18–20), so it is unlikely that this charge to “harden” is to be understood as Isaiah’s task; more probably it reflects the refusal of the people, more particularly the leaders, who were supposed to “see,” “hear,” and “understand,” a refusal which would then lead to a disastrous outcome (vv. e. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this! 1 In the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah, Sennacherib, king of Assyria, went up against all the fortified cities of Judah and captured them. The LORD called me from birth, from my mother's womb he gave me my name. note on 3:1–12) would result in a disproportion of the sexes and leave the female population without enough male partners. 2 Upon the bare mountains set up a signal;. Isaiah Chapter 43 1 But now, thus says the LORD, who created you, O Jacob, and formed you, O Israel: Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name: you are mine. CHAPTER 36. * [55:6–9] The invitation to seek the Lord is motivated by the mercy of a God whose “ways” are completely mysterious. Invasion of Sennacherib. 6 There are none who call upon your name, none who rouse themselves to take hold of you; For you have hidden your face from us. 3 [4-11] The third of the four "Servant-of-the-Lord" oracles; in Isaiah 50:4-9 the Servant speaks; in Isaiah 50:10-11 God reproves the people for not following the Servant. The enormous abyss between God’s sovereign holiness and human sinfulness overwhelmed the prophet. Isaiah Becomes a Prophet. He was born around the year 700 B.C. They were crying out to each other, “More holy than the holiest holiness is ADONAI-Tzva’ot! as a covenant for the people, a light for the nations, b. Isaiah may be alluding to the belief that the city was inviolable. Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. During this long ministry, the prophet returned again and again to the same themes, and there are indications that he may have sometimes re-edited his older prophecies to fit new occasions. * [6:11–12] The desolation described would be the result of the sort of deportation practiced by the Assyrians and later by the Babylonians. Copyright 2019-2021 USCCB, please review our Privacy Policy, On Fraternity and Social Friendship (Fratelli Tutti). * a 2 From Lachish the king of Assyria sent his commander with a great army to King Hezekiah in Jerusalem. 4 For I have decided on a day of vengeance, my year of retribution has come.. 5 I looked: there was no one to help me; I was appalled but could find no supporter! Isaiah 9:5-6 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 5 For every boot of the booted warrior in the battle tumult, And cloak rolled in blood, will be for burning, fuel for the fire. 13 – 16 ). 6. Isaiah (Yesa yahu = Yahweh is salvation) is one of the most outstanding and most important of the prophets. 6 On this mountain * the LORD of hosts. 1 [5] A child: the Immanuel of Isaiah 7:14 and Isaiah 8:8; cf Isaiah 11:1, 2, 9. The LORD is about to empty the earth and lay it waste;. whose right hand I grasp, Subduing nations before him, stripping kings of their strength, Opening doors before him, leaving the gates unbarred: Ahaz refused Isaiah’s message, however. 2 The Seraphims were standing above the throne. I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, Yahweh Sabaoth.'. He saw the Lord Jesus; so this vision is explained Jn. In Christian tradition and liturgy, this passage is used to refer to Christ. He constantly called his people back to a reliance on God’s promises and away from vain attempts to find security in human plans and intrigues. The prophet, standing outside the temple, sees the Divine Presence seated on the mercy-seat, raised over the ark of the covenant, between the cherubim and seraphim, and the Divine glory filled the whole temple. In the year that Uzziah, king of Judah, died (742), Isaiah received his call to the prophetic office in the Temple of Jerusalem. Plucked my beard: a grave insult. The vision which Isaiah beheld in the temple. Sign up here! Isaiah 6-12 New International Version (NIV) Isaiah’s Commission. Sections such as the Apocalypse of Isaiah (24–27), the oracles against Babylon (13–14), and probably the poems of 34–35 were written by followers deeply influenced by the prophet, in some cases reusing earlier Isaianic material; cf., e.g., 27:2–8 with 5:1–7. ©2021 United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Explore more inspirational selections here, The Lord Alone, Israel’s and Judah’s Salvation (, The Lord’s Glory in Israel’s Liberation (, Expiation of Sin, Spiritual Liberation of Israel (. 7 To open the eyes of the blind, to bring out prisoners from confinement, and from the dungeon, those who live in darkness. e. Blessings of Prosperity and Consolation. * [58:6–12] Fasting is not genuine without reforming one’s way of life. 3 [4-11] The third of the four "Servant-of-the-Lord" oracles; in Isaiah 50:4-9 the Servant speaks; in Isaiah 50:10-11 God reproves the people for not following the Servant. This incident focused his ministry and prepared him for it. Do not be frightened or demoralised by these two smouldering sticks of firewood, by the fierce anger of Razon, Aram and the son of Remaliah,. Angel-seraphs hovered above him, each with six wings. * For I am a man of unclean lips, living among a people of unclean lips,d and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!” 7 “Is it not to divide your bread [] with the hungry And bring the homeless poor into the house; When you see the naked, to cover him; And not to hide yourself from your own flesh? The majesty, holiness and glory of the Lord took possession of his spirit and, at the same time, he gained a new awareness of human pettiness and sinfulness. Isaiah succeeded in keeping Hezekiah out of Ashdod’s abortive revolt against Assyria, but when Sargon died in 705 B.C., with both Egypt and Babylon encouraging revolt, Hezekiah was won over to the pro-Egyptian party. f. [6:9] Mt 13:10–17; Mk 4:10–12; Lk 8:9–10; Acts 28:25–28. * c. 5Then I said, “Woe is me, I am doomed! 7–8), in which he tried to reassure Ahaz of God’s protection and dissuade him from seeking protection by an alliance with Assyria. 1 In the year King Uzziah died, * I saw the Lord seated on a high and lofty throne, a with the train of his garment filling the temple. Later legend (the Martyrdom and Ascension of Isaiah) claims that Hezekiah’s son, Manasseh, executed Isaiah by having him sawed in two; cf. 7 * Yet, LORD, you are our father; we are the clay and you our potter: we are all the work of your hand. 4 and say to him, "Pay attention and keep calm. And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of … “I am struck silent!” is suggested by the emphasis on the lips in vv. (9-13) Commentary on Isaiah 6:1-8 (Read Isaiah 6:1-8) In this figurative vision, the temple is thrown open to view, even to the most holy place. 6. Let the earth and what fills it listen, the world and all it produces. The principal divisions of the Book of Isaiah are the following: Copyright 2019-2021 USCCB, please review our Privacy Policy, On Fraternity and Social Friendship (Fratelli Tutti). the news reaches them. and lived in Jerusalem. Isaiah 6-10 New International Version (NIV) Isaiah’s Commission. Upon his shoulder dominion rests: authority. 6 Raise your eyes to the heavens, look at the earth below; Though the heavens vanish like smoke, the earth wear out like a garment. 6, where this divine summons to be the ambassador of the Most High is circumstantially described. … enraged against all their host; Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the nations, by the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan— The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned. 11“How long, O Lord?” I asked. Each creature had six wings. CHAPTER 60 The Dawning of Divine Glory for Zion. 8 He will destroy death forever. 1 But the LORD will take pity on Jacob and again choose Israel, and will settle them on their own land; foreigners will join them and attach themselves to the house of Jacob. 7 “Is it not to divide your bread [] with the hungry And bring the homeless poor into the house; When you see the naked, to cover him; And not to hide yourself from your own flesh? * Shebna: by the time of the siege of Jerusalem in 36:3, Shebna, the scribe, no ... By accepting this message, you will be leaving the website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Was he slain as his slayer was slain? Chapters 40–55 (Second Isaiah, or Deutero-Isaiah) are generally attributed to an anonymous poet who prophesied toward the end of the Babylonian exile. 9* And he replied: Go and say to this people: 10Make the heart of this people sluggish. 2 Listen, you heavens; earth, attend, for Yahweh is speaking, 'I have reared children and brought them up, but they have rebelled against me. 6–7). 6 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Isaiah 6. * [ 55:10 – 11 ] The efficacy of the word of God recalls 40:5 , 8 . ), and the revolt against Sennacherib (705–701 B.C.). a 3 Many peoples shall come and say: “Come, let us go up to the LORD’s mountain,. 1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord. 2Seraphim* were stationed above; each of them had six wings: with two they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they hovered.b and great is the desolation in the midst of the land. 3–4). ), the death of Sargon (705 B.C. His train— His royal and judicial robe; for he is represented as a judge. Isaiah 6. The ministry of Isaiah extended from the death of Uzziah in 742 B.C. 11–12). All nations shall stream toward it. Ex 3:8; 6:6; 15:13; 18:8). Babylon. shall be established as the highest mountain. the gates of the nobles. 10 – 12 ) that will lead to the purification of Jerusalem’s inhabitants (vv. He was sitting on a very high throne. S’rafim stood over him, each with six wings — two for covering his face, two for covering his feet and two for flying. * [6:9–10] Isaiah’s words give evidence that he attempted in every way, through admonition, threat, and promise, to bring the people to conversion (cf. 6 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 4 The door-posts shook at the sound of their shouting, and the Temple was full of smoke.. 5 Then I said: 'Woe is me! And he replied: 12Until the LORD sends the people far away. His long robe filled the Temple. Second Isaiah makes frequent reference to “things of long ago,” sometimes in conjunction with “things to come” or “new things” in connection with the Lord’s activity (cf. 6 Let us mount an attack on Judah, destroy it, force it onto our side and install the son of Tabeel there as king. * [ 55:10 – 11 ] The efficacy of the word of God recalls 40:5 , 8 . Restoration of Israel. “I am doomed!” is suggested by the popular belief that to see God would lead to one’s death; cf. When Hezekiah came to the throne in 715 B.C., Isaiah appears to have put great hopes in this new scion of David, and he undoubtedly supported the religious reform that Hezekiah undertook. Isaiah seems to expect this as an eventual consequence of Judah’s submission as vassal to the Assyrians; cf. 1-8 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Master sitting on a throne—high, exalted!—and the train of his robes filled the Temple. 1 In the year in which king Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, sublime and exalted, and the things that were under him filled the temple. * [6:4] Smoke: reminiscent of the clouds which indicated God’s presence at Mount Sinai (Ex 19:16–19; Dt 4:11) and which filled the tabernacle (Ex 40:34–38) and the Temple (1 Kgs 8:10–11) at their dedication. 4 [5] The Servant does not refuse the divine vocation. 7He touched my mouth with it. He made me a polished arrow, in his quiver he hid me. 6 “Is this not the fast which I choose, To loosen the bonds of wickedness, To undo the bands of the yoke, And to let the oppressed go free And break every yoke? ), the revolt of Ashdod (714–711 B.C. The complete Book of Isaiah is an anthology of poems composed chiefly by the great prophet, but also by disciples, some of whom came many years after Isaiah. 1 In the year King Uzziah died, * I saw the Lord seated on a high and lofty throne, a with the train of his garment filling the temple. a 3 I have commanded my consecrated ones, *. Isaiah Chapter 55 1 1 All you who are thirsty, come to the water! Invitation to the Thirsty - “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, Yahweh Sabaoth.'. 6 For over all, his glory will be shelter and protection: shade from the parching heat of day, refuge and cover from storm and rain. 6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me, and in his hand was a glowing coal that he had taken from the altar # Lv 6:12–13; 17:11 with tongs. Shine, for your light has come, the glory of the LORD has dawned upon you. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB’s) mission is to encounter the mercy of Christ and to accompany His people with joy. Isaiah 6. * 1 An oracle * concerning Babylon; a vision of Isaiah, son of Amoz. 1 * This is what Isaiah, son of Amoz, saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.. Zion, the Royal City of God. 3, 6 are members of the heavenly court addressing the prophet; then v. 1 can be understood as the Lord addressing them. and thick clouds, the peoples, Upon you the LORD will dawn,. 8 In an outburst of wrath, for a moment. This link is provided solely for the user's convenience. 5 [6] He willingly submits to insults and beatings. 2 3 He made of me a sharp-edged sword and concealed me in the shadow of his arm. Let him turn back to Yahweh who will take pity on him, to our God, for he is rich in forgiveness; 8 for my thoughts are not your thoughts and your ways are not my ways, declares Yahweh. “I shut up Hezekiah like a bird in his cage,” boasts the famous inscription of Sennacherib. Prince of Peace - For to us a child is born, a son will be given to us, and the government will be upon His shoulder. 2 Listen, you heavens; earth, attend, for Yahweh is speaking, 'I have reared children and brought them up, but they have rebelled against me. * [65:1–7] These verses serve as a response to the preceding questions about God’s inaction (64:6, 11). The Sending of Isaiah. 1 * Arise! 6–12), each with its own logic for ordering, that were preserved fairly intact as blocks when the material was finally put together as a single literary work. Isaiah couched this message in oracles of singular poetic beauty and power, oracles in which surprising shifts in syntax, audacious puns, and double- or triple-entendre are a constant feature. THE BOOK OF ISAIAH Isaiah, one of the greatest of the prophets, appeared at a critical moment in Israel’s history. Isaiah may have lived and prophesied for another dozen years after 701. 7 He touched my mouth # Jr 1:9; Dn 10:16 with it and said: 12:41, that Isaiah now saw Christ's glory and spoke of him, which is an incontestable proof of the divinity of our Saviour. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB’s) mission is to encounter the mercy of Christ and to accompany His people with joy. 5 or because Aram, Ephraim and the son of Remaliah have been plotting against you and saying:. 2 Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. * [6:13] When its leaves have fallen: the meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain, and the text may be corrupt. Isaiah’s oracles cluster around several key historical events of the late eighth century: the Syro-Ephraimite War (735–732 B.C. * [ 55:13 ] Thornbush…nettles : suggestive of the desert and therefore symbolic of suffering and hardship; cypress…myrtle : suggestive of fertile land and therefore symbolic of joy and strength. * The “voices” of vv. d. [6:5] Is 29:13; Mt 15:1–11; Mk 7:1–13; Col 2:20–23. 6 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Indeed, it appears that there were originally separate smaller collections of oracles (note especially chaps. and have delivered us up to our crimes. CHAPTER 6. Then my own arm came to my rescue and my own fury supported me. * h. * [6:1] In the year King Uzziah died: probably 742 B.C., although the chronology of this period is disputed. Later on (605 BC), Babylon does conquer Judah and takes the Jews as captive slaves. 1 The vision of Isaiah son of Amoz, concerning Judah and Jerusalem. Looking for a fundamental understanding of the Bible? the rumble on the mountains:. and raised above the hills. 1In the year King Uzziah died,* I saw the Lord seated on a high and lofty throne,a with the train of his garment filling the temple. and my victory shall always be firm. CHAPTER 34 Judgment upon Edom. 6 The LORD calls you back, like a wife forsaken and grieved in spirit, A wife married in youth and then cast off, says your God. * [6:5] Doomed: there are two roots from which the verb here could be derived; one means “to perish, be doomed,” the other “to become silent,” and given Isaiah’s delight in puns and double entendre, he probably intended to sound both notes. Isaiah denounced this “covenant with death” (28:15, 18), and again summoned Judah to faith in the Lord as the only hope. * [ 58:13 – 14 ] Sabbath observance becomes a cornerstone of postexilic piety; cf. The mountain of the LORD’s house. 56:2 , 4 , 6 . The hem of his robe filled the temple. servant and master, A true social morality will ensure prosperity. a. the tears from all faces; 5 [6] He willingly submits to insults and beatings. * [6:2] Seraphim: the plural of saraph (“to burn”), a term used to designate the “fiery” serpents of the wilderness (Nm 21:8; Dt 8:15), and to refer to “winged” serpents (Is 14:29; 30:6). 6 A voice roaring from the city, a voice from the temple; The voice of the LORD. Isaiah gives an ominous prophecy of impending doom to Hezekiah for his foolish ostentation (39:5-7). The argument from prediction is an important theme in Second Isaiah and occurs also in 41:22; 43:10; 44:7–8, 26. 2 It will happen in the final days that the mountain of Yahweh's house will rise higher than the mountains and tower above the heights. 2 Seraphim * were stationed above; each of them had six wings: with two they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they hovered. 1 The vision of Isaiah son of Amoz concerning Judah and Jerusalem, which he received in the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah kings of Judah. 6Then one of the seraphim flew to me, holding an ember which he had taken with tongs from the altar. 1 Come near, nations, and listen;. It may be best to say that the elaborate material recorded here actually looks at how the sovereign LORD inspired the young prophet for service. 3:1–3; 5:13. 42:9; 43:9, 18; 46:9–10; 48:3–8); both the old things (e.g., creation, exodus) and the new things (release from … 7 On this mountain he will destroy. 6 Then one of the seraphs flew to me, holding in its hand a live coal which it had taken from the altar with a pair of tongs. 7 * Before she is in labor, she gives birth; f. Before her pangs come upon her, she delivers a male child. 3 And they were calling to one another: But it was too late; the revolt had already begun. and its inhabitants die like flies, My salvation shall remain forever. The Lord GOD will wipe away. to Sennacherib’s siege of Jerusalem in 701 B.C., and it may have continued even longer, until after the death of Hezekiah in 687 B.C. With two wings they covered their faces, with two their feet, and with two they flew. chaps. 2–6) and a description of the present situation (vv. The Sending of Isaiah. 3One cried out to the other: 4At the sound of that cry, the frame of the door shook and the house was filled with smoke. 2 Seraphim * were stationed above; each of them had six wings: with two they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they hovered. You who have no money, come, ... 6 Seek the LORD while he may be found, call him while he is near. There is a good basis for thinking that he belonged to a distinguished priestly and perhaps noble family, judging from his education and culture and from his contacts with the court and nobility of the kingdom of Judah. Gn 32:31; Ex 33:20; Jgs 13:22. b 4 Listen! 2 Though darkness covers the earth,. 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