1. Woe to him who plunders:
you shall not be plundered,
and no lie shall be lied among you;
when you wish to plunder, you shall be plundered,
and when you wish to lie, you shall be lied about.
2. Maryah,* have mercy on us,
because our hope is in you,
He who helps us in the morning
and He who is our Savior in the season of persecution.
3. Nations jump from the fear of your voice,
and nations scatter from the height of your stature.*
4. Thereafter your plunder shall be swept like the gathering of locust
and like the gathering of the grasshoppers when it gathers.
5. Maryah,* who dwells in the highest,
shall rise and His words for Zion shall be the commandment and the holiness.
6. And your season shall be [like the season of] faithfulness
and your salvation [shall be the salvation at times of] refuge --
wisdom and knowledge, the submission to Maryah* -- that is His treasure.
7. If He is seen by them, they shall wail aloud*
and the angels* of peace shall weep bitterly.
8. The roads shall be described, the traffic shall cease,
and the covenant shall be retired,
and the ladies shall be denigrated
and men shall not be well regarded.
9. The earth shall lament and sit wailing,
and Lebanon shall be dug up and in shame,
and Sharon shall become like a ravine,
Bashan and Carmel shall lay in ruins.
10. "Thence I shall rise," said Maryah,*
"thence I shall be exalted,
and thence I shall be lifted up.
11. "And you shall conceive* thorns
and give birth to a rainbow through your spirit;
the fire shall eat you up.*
12. "And the nations shall be burned like lime,
and like the thorns that are swept into the fire, they shall burn.
13. "Listen, you distant ones, the thing that I have done;
and you, the near ones, about my mightiness."
14. The sinners cried out in Zion,
and trembling befell the pagans --
who can make it possible for us to live with a devouring fire?
And who can make it possible for us to live among nations that are being burned?*
15. He who walks in holiness and speaks the truth,*
who hates treachery and oppression,
and who shakes [the dust] of dishonest labor from his hands,
and who closes his ears so as not to hear,
and who squints his eyes so as not to see evil;
16. He who lives in the highest,
and His abode is on the highest* pinnacle,
His bread is provided for,
and His waters are assured.
17. Your eyes shall see the King in His beauty in far away lands.
18. And your heart shall learn submission --
where is the scribe, where is the weigher,
where is the counter of towers for the mighty nation?
19. Do not look to a nation that has difficulty with His name,
[a nation] whose tongue stutters and does not comprehend.
20. Look to Zion, the town of our feasts,
and let your eyes gaze at Jerusalem, a rich abode,
a tabernacle* that cannot be shaken,
and its stakes shall not be uprooted
and it shall stand forever,*
and none of its ropes shall be cut down.
21. Because Maryah* is a blessed name for us,
and He shall give us an enlightened country,
and [He shall give us] the enlightenment and the proliferation of holy days,*
such that the rule of authority shall not be upon us,*
and the powerful that oppress cannot pass into her.*
22. Because Maryah* is He who judges
and Maryah* is He who prosecutes,
and Maryah* is He who is our King,
and He shall be our Savior.*
23. Your treacheries shall unravel,
as they will prove themselves to be false,*
and your flag posts shall recline,
as they will not display* the flags,
until you shall divide the spoils
and the majority of the cripples will receive the provisions.
24. And the inhabitants shall not say that I am sick;
the nation that settles in her* shall be found guilty.*
*33:2 Lit. Aramaic retained: "O Lord." Reference is to Eashoa the Messiah. *33:3 Lit. Ar. id.: "Highness."
*33:5 Lit. Aramaic: "The Lord." Reference is to Eashoa the Messiah.
*33:6 Lit. Aramaic: "The Lord." Reference is to Eashoa the Messiah.
*33:7.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Heavily."
*33:7.2 Lit. Ar. id.: Or: "Messengers."
*33:10 Lit. Aramaic retained: "The Lord." Reference is to Eashoa the Messiah.
*33:11.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Bear," or "stomach."
*33:11.2 NB! Prophecy regarding the work of the Apostles.
*33:14 NB! Prophecy about the power of the Messiah that would later manifest itself during the Apostolic Age.
*33:15 Lit. Ar. id.: "Substantively."
*33:16 Lit. Ar. id.: "Powerful."
*33:20.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Home."
*33:20.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "To the [end of all the] universes."
*33:21.1 Lit. Aramaic retained: "The Lord." Reference is to Eashoa the Messiah.
*33:21.2 Lit. Ar. idiom retained: "Feasts."
*33:21.3 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "There shall not rule the rule of the governor."
*33:21.4 Lit. Ar. id.: "In her." Reference to Jerusalem.
*33:22.1-3 Lit. Aramaic retained: "The Lord." Reference is to Eashoa the Messiah.
*33:22.4 NB! Prophecy regarding Eashoa becoming the Savior of the Children of Israel during the Apostolic Age.
*33:23.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "That not truthful."
*33:23.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Extend."
*33:24.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Receive the sin."
*33:24.2 NB! Reference to Jerusalem during the Apostolic Age.