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כִּי-נִחַם יְהוָה צִיּוֹן, נִחַם כָּל-חָרְבֹתֶיהָ, וַיָּשֶׂם מִדְבָּרָהּ כְּעֵדֶן, וְעַרְבָתָהּ כְּגַן-יְהוָה; שָׂשׂוֹן וְשִׂמְחָה יִמָּצֵא בָהּ, תּוֹדָה וְקוֹל זִמְרָה
“Truly Hashem has comforted Tzion, comforted all her ruins; He has made her wilderness like Eden, her desert like the Garden of Hashem. Gladness and joy shall abide there, thanksgiving and the sound of music”
kee ni-KHAM a-do-NAI tzi-YON ni-KHAM kol kho-r’-vo-TE-ha va-YA-sem mid-ba-RAH k’-AY-den v’-ar-va-TAH k’-gan a-do-NAI sa-SON v’-sim-KHA yi-ma-TZAY VAH to-DA v’-KOL zim-RAH
The geography of Israel contributes to its spiritual nature. God communicated to His people in the desert and the prophets of Israel promised a time when the barren desert would blossom and flourish. While under foreign occupation, Israel resembled an abandoned wasteland, but under Jewish sovereignty it has miraculously come to life. more …
“Listen to Me, you who follow after righteousness,
You who seek the Lord:
Look to the rock from which you were hewn,
And to the hole of the pit from which you were dug.
2 Look to Abraham your father,
And to Sarah who bore you;
For I called him alone,
And blessed him and increased him.”
The remnant of Israel who seek God are to think back to the rock from which they were hewn: Abraham and Sarah. For many years there was no son, but with Isaac they were blessed and increased (Genesis 12:2, 15:5).
“Truly Hashem has comforted Tzion, comforted all her ruins; He has made her wilderness like Eden, her desert like the Garden of Hashem. Gladness and joy shall abide there, thanksgiving and the sound of music.”
In Isaiah 51:3 the fruition of the promise: In the day when Isaac’s blessing to Jacob is fulfilled (Genesis 25:26-27 NIV), Messiah Himself will bring gladness and joy with His very presence:
“I am zealous for Zion with great zeal;
With great fervor I am zealous for her.’
“Thus says the Lord:
‘I will return to Zion,
And dwell in the midst of Jerusalem.
Jerusalem shall be called the City of Truth,
The Mountain of the Lord of hosts,
The Holy Mountain.” Zechariah 8:1-3