Isaiah 51:7

Hebrew Bible

5 I am ready to vindicate, I am ready to deliver, I will establish justice among the nations. The coastlands wait patiently for me; they wait in anticipation for the revelation of my power. 6 Look up at the sky. Look at the earth below. For the sky will dissipate like smoke, and the earth will wear out like clothes; its residents will die like gnats. But the deliverance I give is permanent; the vindication I provide will not disappear. 7 Listen to me, you who know what is right, you people who have my law in their heart.22 Don’t be afraid of the insults of men; don’t be discouraged because of their abuse. 8 For a moth will eat away at them like clothes; a clothes moth will devour them like wool. But the vindication I provide will be permanent; the deliverance I give will last.” 9 Wake up! Wake up! Clothe yourself with strength, O arm of the Lord! Wake up as in former times, as in antiquity. Did you not smash Rahab?26 Did you not wound the sea monster?

Job 22:22

Hebrew Bible

20 ‘Surely our enemies are destroyed, and fire consumes their wealth.’ 21 “Reconcile yourself with God, and be at peace with him; in this way your prosperity will be good. 22 Accept instruction from his mouth and store up his words in your heart. 23 If you return to the Almighty, you will be built up; if you remove wicked behavior far from your tent, 24 and throw your gold in the dust—your gold of Ophir among the rocks in the ravines—

 Notes and References

"... According to Isaiah 2:3 (and Micah 4:2) “torah will proceed” from Zion in the end times; in the sense of Deuteronomy 17:11 such torah decides cases of conflict between the nations. Similarly, torah for the nations proceeds from the servant of God (Isaiah 51:4; 42:4); Isaiah 51:7 presupposes Jeremiah 31:33 ... It is not entirely clear which traditions are mirrored in this pointed discussion of Yahweh’s torah: the Sinai tradition certainly plays a decisive role here (compare Hosea 8:12 with the gloss in Exodus 24:12 and with Joshua 24:26); opposition to the priestly torah has already been mentioned; influences of wisdom tradition have also been posited - in fact, the use of torah as a designation of Yahweh’s entire will (only in Exodus 18:16; Genesis 26:5 and Psalm 105:45 speak of Yahweh’s torah; the compulsion to form series effects these passages) is reminiscent of the discussion of the parental torah in Proverbs (see 3a; compare Isaiah 30:9 with Proverbs 4:1; Compare also Job 22:22). The use of moreh in the phrase “oracle terebinths” (Genesis 12:6; Deuteronomy 11:30; and in the place-name in Judges 7:1) also belongs to the now-lost prehistory of Yahweh’s torah ..."

Jenni, Ernst, and Claus Westermann Theological Lexicon of the Old Testament (pp. 1758-1759) Hendrickson Publishers, 1997

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