Isaiah 41:11

Hebrew Bible

10 Don’t be afraid, for I am with you! Don’t be frightened, for I am your God! I strengthen you—yes, I help you—yes, I uphold you with my victorious right hand! 11 Look, all who were angry at you will be ashamed and humiliated; your adversaries will be reduced to nothing and perish. 12 When you will look for your opponents, you will not find them; your enemies will be reduced to absolutely nothing. 13 For I am the Lord your God, the one who takes hold of your right hand, who says to you, ‘Don’t be afraid, I am helping you.’ 14 Don’t be afraid, despised, insignificant Jacob, men of Israel. I am helping you,” says the Lord, your Protector, the Holy One of Israel.

1 Enoch 63:11


9 And we perish from before His face because of our deeds, and all our sins are accounted in righteousness.' 10 Now they shall say to themselves: 'Our souls are full of illegitimate gain, but it does not prevent us from descending into the depths of Sheol.' 11 After that, their faces shall be filled with darkness and shame before that Son of Man, and they shall be expelled from His presence, and the sword shall remain before His face among them. 12 The Lord of Spirits declares: 'This is the decree and judgment concerning the mighty and the kings and the exalted and those who possess the earth before the Lord of Spirits.'

 Notes and References

"... In 1 Enoch 62-63 the association with Isaiah 52-53 is less explicit, particularly because there are very few parallels to the Isaianic text. Nonetheless, several factors indicate that these chapters of 1 Enoch are a variant same interpretation of Servant Song that is attested in Wisdom of Solomon 4-5. (1) All three texts have common structure, as the table above indicates. (2) The protagonist here is called the Chosen One: title of the Servant: the scene describes his call (48:2-7) parallels that of the Servant; and 1 Enoch 49:4cd echoes the presentation of the Servant in Isaiah 42:1-2. (3) Like the Wisdom of Solomon the Parables conflate the Servant material with language that echoes Isaiah 13 and 14. (4) There are a number of parallels between 1 Enoch 62—63, on the one hand, either the Wisdom of Solomon other witnesses to the Isaianic tradition, on the other hand (Daniel 12:3, 1 Maccabees 6; 2 Maccabees 9) that they do not shave with Isaiah 52-58. These parallels suggest that this interpretation of Isaiah may have originated in the time of Antiochus Epiphanes' persecution of the Jews (167-164 BCE) ..."

Nickelsburg, George W. E. A Commentary on the Book of 1 Enoch Chapters 37-82 (p. 258) Fortress Press, 2012

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