As I mentioned here, I decided to translate the Hebrew Bible lectionary readings this year. We’ll be using these translations each week as part of our Sunday Bible study. Specifically we’ll be using them for our time of group Lectio. Below is Isaiah 2.1-5, which we used today. There are a few things I might change now, in hindsight, but I’ve left them here for posterity.
1 – The vision that Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem
2 – So it will be in the last days: The mountain of the house of Adonai will be established as the chief mountain. It will be lifted up from the hills and all the nations will flow to it.
3 – Many peoples will come and will say “Come! Let us go up to the mountain of Adonai, to the house of Jacob’s God. He will teach us his ways, and we will walk in his paths because instruction goes out from Zion and Adonai’s word goes out from Jerusalem.”
4 – He will judge between the nations! He will decide for many peoples! They will beat their swords to shovels and their spears to pruning knives. Nation will not lift up a sword against another nation, and they will not learn war any longer.
5 – O house of Jacob, come! Let us walk in the light of Adonai.