1. Because Maryah shall have mercy on Jacob
and shall be pleased with Israel,
and shall leave them in their lands,
and the inhabitants shall enter upon them
-- they shall increase the House of Jacob.
2. And the nations shall fetch them
and bring them to their land,
but they shall be the inheritance of the House of Israel,
in the land of Maryah,
the servants and the maidens,
and they shall provide for their providers,
and they shall have authority over their subjugators.
3. And on the Day that Maryah shall give you rest
from your consternation,
from your anger,
and from the heavy servitude of your enslavement;
4. You shall relate* this proverbial tale about the King of Babylon,
and say, "How was the ruler deposed,*
and the insurgent overthrown!"
5. Maryah broke the staff of the depraved,
and the rod of the ruler,
6. Who beat the nations without warning,
with blows that could not be repelled,
and he exiled the nations with contempt,
and wiped out those that did not submit.
7. The whole earth became restful and calm
and cried out in praise.
8. Even the perennials and the cedars of Lebanon
rejoiced over you,
"since the season that you were reduced in stature,*
no one climbed up to cut us down."
9. Sheol murmurs from below in anticipation of your arrival;
the giants of the earth have been apprised of your coming,*
together with all the rulers of the earth
that you toppled* from their thrones.
10. And the kings of the nations answer and say to you,
"Have you also been struck down like us,
and ended up like us?"
11. And your honor has been brought down to Sheol,
and your harps are dead;
beneath you the hill has been flattened,*
12. How have you fallen from heaven,
O, Night Star* in the morning?
How have you fallen to earth,
O, despoiler of nations?
13. You have said in your heart that
I have ascended to heaven,
and my throne is higher than the stars of Eil
and I sit on the high mountain in the extremities of the north.
14. And you rose to the height of the clouds
and resembled the high one.
15. Therefore, you shall descend to Sheol
and the bottom of the pit.
16. Whoever sees you shall belittle you
and treat you as a fool,
"Is this the man who made the earth groan
and the kingdoms tremble,
17. "Who destroyed civilization
and turned it to a wasteland,*
and demolished the cities
and did not release the prisoners?
18. "All the kings of the nations were reduced in glory,
each man in his own house.
19. "But you were cast out of your grave,
like a worthless shoot,
like the attire of the killed,
killed by the sword,
that are cast down like rocks in a pit,
like a smashed carcass."
20. And he shall not be one with them in the grave,
because he ruined your land and killed your people;
the evil offspring shall not remain forever."*
21. Their children deserve death
for the murder of their father,
so as they shall not rise to inherit the earth,
and fill the civilized world with war.
22. "I shall rise against them," said the Almighty Maryah.
"I shall obliterate the name of Babylon,
their ancestral name
and their tribe," said Maryah.
23. "And I shall make her the inheritance of owls
and the waters of the swamps,
and I shall sweep her with the broom of desolation,"
said the Almighty Maryah.
24. The Almighty Maryah has sworn,
"As I have reckoned so shall it be;
as I have advised so shall it stand.
25. "Thus I shall break the Atouraya* in my land,
and upon the mountain I shall trample him,
and his subjugation shall pass from their shoulders."
26. This was that counsel*
that was proffered over the entire earth,
and this was that hand
that was raised against all the nations.
27. When the Almighty Maryah makes his counsel,
who can declare it mull,
and when he raises his mighty hand,
who can turn it back?*
28. The Fall of Philistia.*
In the year King Ahaz died -- this is that fall.
29. Lest not all of Philistia should rejoice,
because the rod of your oppression* shall be broken,
because from the root of the serpent,
there shall emerge a viper,
and its offspring* shall be a flying python.
30. The poor heirs
shall graze together with the wicked ones
during the calm,*
but your root shall die during the famine,
and those that remain from you shall also die.
31. Cry out, O, city;
get shocked, O, town;
all of Philistia is agog,
because from the north there comes the smoke [of war,]
and there is no individuality in his routine.
32. And wherefore shall he reply the angel of the nations?
That Maryah has achieved the establishment of Zion,
and through him shall be unraveled the evil ones of his nation.*
*14:4.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Raise." *14:4.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Made idle," or "removed."
*14:8 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "Became an ant."
*14:9.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Reawakened over you."
*14:9.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Raised."
*14:11 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "Beneath is softened the high."
*14:12 Lit. Aramaic: "Eileel."
*14:17 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "And raised the settled like the wilderness."
*14:20 Lit. Ar. id.: "To the end of the universe."
*14:23 Lit. Ar. id.: "The sweeping of oblivion."
*14:24 Lit. Aramaic: "Ah-too-ra-ya," designating the rulers that followed Ashurbanipal, the last Ashurai king, according to Biblical history. After the reign of Ashurkhadoon (Essarhadon), Nineveh was bequeathed to Ashurbanipal and Babylon was bequeathed to his older brother, who was courted by the Chaldean tribes. The two brothers feuded, and finally after the reign of Ashurbanipal's grandson, Nineveh fell in 612 BC, at the hands of the Medes and the Chaldeans, and Babylon became the new empire in Mesopotamia. The people that ruled in Babylon were now the Chaldeans and the remnants of Nineveh that did not migrate to Europe. The Ashurai name ceased to be used as a national name after the fall of Ashur in 614 BC. The new Babylonian Empire was made up of the Atourai tribes and the Chaldean tribes. During the Christian era, these tribes formed one church, named the Church of the East. In 1553 AD, the Chaldeans split from the Atourayeh and joined the Roman Catholic Church as the Chaldean Rite of the Catholic Church. The Atourayeh maintained the Church of the East until the modern times and renamed it the Atourai Church of the East, or as it is know in the US, the Assyrian Church of the East. Both these churches belong to Eastern Christianity. They have preserved the Ancient Aramaic Scriptures in their own script, and to varying degrees utilize the ancient Scriptures in their liturgies.
*14:25 Lit. Ar. id.: "Advice."
*14:27 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "And who can turn back his high hand?"
*14:28 "P'lish-tei." Land of the Philistines or Palestine.
*14:29.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Subjugation."
*14:29.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Furit."
*14:30 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "And there shall graze the heirs, and the wicked shall graze during the calm."
*14:32 Thus prophesying regarding the demise of the Philistines and the coming of the Messiah and his ousting of the Pharisees and the High Priests.
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