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The Jewish Study Bible Contextualizes the Hebrew Bible with accompanying scholarly text on Jewish traditions and history.

Chapter 25

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1O LORD, You are my God; I will extol You, I will praise Your name. For You planned graciousness a See 9.5 . of old, Counsels of steadfast faithfulness.

2For You have turned a city into a stone heap, A walled town into a ruin, The citadel of strangers b Emendation yields “arrogant men.” into rubble, c Meaning of Heb. uncertain. Never to be rebuilt. 3Therefore a fierce people must honor You, A city of cruel nations must fear You. 4For You have been a refuge for the poor man, A shelter for the needy man in his distress— Shelter from rainstorm, shade from heat. When the fury of tyrants was like a winter c Meaning of Heb. uncertain. rainstorm, 5The rage of strangers b Emendation yields “arrogant men.” like heat in the desert, You subdued the heat with the shade of clouds, The singing d Meaning of Heb. uncertain. Emendation yields “rainstorm”; cf. 4d . of the tyrants was vanquished.

6The LORD of Hosts will make on this mount e I.e., the Holy Land, as in 11.9; 14.25; 57.13. For all the peoples A banquet of a‐ Meaning of Heb. uncertain. rich viands, A banquet of choice wines— Of rich viands seasoned with marrow, Of choice wines ‐a Meaning of Heb. uncertain. well refined. 7And He will destroy on this mount b I.e., the Holy Land, as in 11.9; 14.25; 57.13. the shroud That is drawn over the faces of all the peoples And the covering that is spread Over all the nations: 8He will destroy death c Perhaps an allusion to the mass killings committed by the Assyrians; cf. 10.7; 14.20. forever. My Lord GOD will wipe the tears away From all faces And will put an end to the reproach of d‐ Emendation yields “peoples.” His people ‐d Emendation yields “peoples.” Over all the earth— For it is the LORD who has spoken.

9In that day they shall say: This is our God; We trusted in Him, and He delivered us. This is the LORD, in whom we trusted; Let us rejoice and exult in His deliverance!

10For the hand of the LORD shall descend Upon this mount, b I.e., the Holy Land, as in 11.9; 14.25; 57.13. And Moab e Emendation yields “Assyria”; cf. 14.25. shall be trampled under Him As straw is threshed to bits at Madmenah. f A village near Jerusalem; see 10.31. Emendation yields “As straw gets shredded in the threshing.” 11Then He will spread out His hands in their homeland, g Lit. “midst.” As a swimmer spreads his hands out to swim, And He will humble their pride Along with h‐ Meaning of Heb. uncertain. Emendation yields “their citadels”; cf. the next verse. the emblems of their power. ‐h Meaning of Heb. uncertain. Emendation yields “their citadels”; cf. the next verse. 12Yea, the secure fortification of their i Heb. “your.” walls He will lay low and humble, Will raze to the ground, to the very dust.

Notes:

a See 9.5 .

b Emendation yields “arrogant men.”

c Meaning of Heb. uncertain.

d Meaning of Heb. uncertain. Emendation yields “rainstorm”; cf. 4d .

e I.e., the Holy Land, as in 11.9; 14.25; 57.13.

a‐a Meaning of Heb. uncertain.

b I.e., the Holy Land, as in 11.9; 14.25; 57.13.

c Perhaps an allusion to the mass killings committed by the Assyrians; cf. 10.7; 14.20.

d‐d Emendation yields “peoples.”

e Emendation yields “Assyria”; cf. 14.25.

f A village near Jerusalem; see 10.31. Emendation yields “As straw gets shredded in the threshing.”

g Lit. “midst.”

h‐h Meaning of Heb. uncertain. Emendation yields “their citadels”; cf. the next verse.

i Heb. “your.”

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