1850-2020-8-Exile

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: ers up nations to him, and tramples kings under foot; he makes them like dust with his sword, like driven stubble with his bow. 3 He pursues them and passes on safely, scarcely touching the path with his feet. 4 Who has performed and done this, calling the generations from the beginning? I, the Lord, am first, and will be with the last. (Isaiah 41: 1-4) Responses to the Exile 3 Responses To whom then will you liken God, or what likeness compare with him? 19 19 An idol? —A workman casts it, and a goldsmith overlays it with gold, and casts for it silver chains. 20 20 As a gift one chooses mulberry wood* —wood that will not rot— then seeks out a skilled artisan to set up an image that will not topple. (Isaiah 40:18-20) (Isaiah 18 18 Responses to the Exile 3 Responses 55 1Ho, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you that have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. 2 Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labour for that which does not satisfy? Listen carefully to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food. 3 Incline your ear, and come to me; listen, so that you may live. I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David. 4 See, I made him a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander for the peoples. 5 See, you shall call nations that you do not know, and nations that do not know you shall run to you, because of the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has glorified you. (Isaiah 40:18-20) Responses to the Exile 3 Responses 45 1Thus says the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, Thus to whose right hand I have grasped to subdue nations before him and strip kings of their robes, to open doors before him— and the gates shall not be closed: 2 I will go before you and level the mountains, I will break in pieces the doors of bronze and cut through the bars of iron, 3 I will give you the treasures of darkness and riches hidden in secret places, so that you may know that it is I, the Lord, the God of Israel, who call you by your name. … 5 I am the Lord, and there...
View Full Document

This document was uploaded on 02/19/2014 for the course HUMANITIES 1850 at York University.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online