Isaiah - Nova Vulgata
The greatest of the prophets appeared at a critical moment of Israel's history. The second half of the eighth century B.C. witnessed the collapse of the northern kingdom under the hammerlike blows of Assyria (722), while Jerusalem itself saw the army of Sennacherib drawn up before its walls (701). In the year that Uzziah, king of Judah, died (742), Isaiah received his call to the prophetic office in the Temple of Jerusalem. Close attention should be given to Isa 6, where this divine summons to be the ambassador of the Most High is circumstantially described. The vision of the Lord enthroned in glory stamps an indelible character on Isaiah's ministry and provides the key to the understanding of his message. The majesty, holiness and glory of the Lord took possession of his spirit and, conversely, he gained a new awareness of human pettiness and sinfulness. The enormous abyss between God's sovereign holiness and man's sin overwhelmed the prophet. Only the purifying coal of the seraphim could cleanse his lips and prepare him for acceptance of the call: "Here I am, send me!" The ministry of Isaiah may be divided into three periods, covering the reigns of Jotham (742-735), Ahaz (735-715), and Hezekiah (715-687). To the first period belong, for the most part, the early oracles (Isa 1-5) which exposed the moral breakdown of Judah and its capital, Jerusalem. With the accession of Ahaz, the prophet became adviser to the king, whose throne was threatened by the Syro-Ephraimite coalition. Rejecting the plea of Isaiah for faith and courage, the weak Ahaz turned to Assyria for help. From this period came the majority of messianic oracles found in the section of Immanuel prophecies (Isa 6-12). Hezekiah succeeded his father and undertook a religious reform which Isaiah undoubtedly supported. But the old intrigues began again, and the king was soon won over to the pro-Egyptian party. Isaiah denounced this "covenant with death" and again summoned Judah to faith in Yahweh as her only hope. But it was too late; the revolt had already begun. Assyria acted quickly and her army, after ravaging Judah, laid siege to Jerusalem (701). "I shut up Hezekiah like a bird in his cage," boasts the famous inscription of Sennacherib. But Yahweh delivered the city, as Isaiah had promised: God is the Lord of history, and Assyria but an instrument in his hands. Little is known about the last days of this great religious leader, whose oracles, of singular poetic beauty and power, constantly reminded his wayward people of their destiny and the fidelity of Yahweh to his promises. The complete Book of Isaiah is an anthology of poems composed chiefly by the great prophet, but also by disciples, some of whom came many years after Isaiah. In 1-39 most of the oracles come from Isaiah and faithfully reflect the situation in eighth-century Judah. To disciples deeply influenced by the prophet belong sections such as the Apocalypse of Isaiah (Isa 24-27), the oracles against Babylon (Isa 13-14), and probably the poems of Isa 34-35. - Isa 40-55, sometimes called the Deutero-Isaiah, are generally attributed to an anonymous poet who prophesied toward the end of the Babylonian exile. From this section come the great messianic oracles known as the songs of the Servant, whose mysterious destiny of suffering and glorification is fulfilled in the passion and glorification of Christ. Isa 56-66 contain oracles from a later period and were composed by disciples who inherited the spirit and continued the work of the great prophet. - The principal divisions of the Book of Isaiah are the following: A. The Book of Judgment I. Indictment of Israel and Judah (Isaiah 1:1-5, 30) II. Immanuel Prophecies (Isaiah 6:1-12:6) III. Oracles against the Pagan Nations (Isaiah 13:1-23:18) IV. Apocalypse of Isaiah (Isaiah 24:1-27:13) V. The Lord Alone, Israel's and Judah's Salvation (Isaiah 28:1-33:24)
VI. The Lord, Zion's Avenger (Isaiah 34:1-35:10) VII. Historical Appendix (Isaiah 36:1-39:8) B. The Book of Consolation I. The Lord's Glory in Israel's Liberation (Isaiah 40:1-48:21) II. Expiation of Sin, Spiritual Liberation of Israel (Isaiah 49:1-55:13) III. Return of the First Captives (Isaiah 56:1-66:24) - (NAB)

  • Sacrosancti Oecumenici Concilii Vaticani II, ratione habita iussu Pauli PP. VI recognita, auctoritate Ioannis Pauli PP. II promulgata
  • Editio typica altera

  • Headings

    Sacrosancti Oecumenici Concilii Vaticani II

    Ratione habita iussu Pauli PP. VI recognita

    Auctoritate Ioannis Pauli PP. II promulgata


    NOVA VULGATA

    EDITIO TYPICA ALTERA


    1
    ISAIAS (NV)





    Lavamini, auferte malum cogitationum vestrarum - Discite benefacere, quaerite iudicium


    2 Congregat Dominus nationes universas in pacem aeternam Regni Dei - Et fluent ad montem Domini omnes gentes


    4 Erit exsultatio his qui salvati fuerint
    5 Vinea Domini exercituum domus Israel est


    6 Vir pollutus labiis ego sum, et regem Dominum exercituum vidi oculis meis
    Quem mittam? Et quis ibit nobis? - Ecce ego, mitte me

    7 Si non credideritis, non permanebitis
    Ecce virgo concipiet




    8 In Galilaea gentium
    9 Vidit populus lucem magnam
    Filius datus est nobis - Magnum erit eius imperium, et pacis non erit finis




    10 Numquid gloriabitur securis contra eum qui secat in ea?

    11 Requiescet super eum Spiritus Domini - Iudicabit in iustitia pauperes













    22 Dabo clavem domus David super umerum eius



    25 Faciet Dominus convivium - Praecipitabit mortem in sempiternum et absterget lacrimam ab omni facie



    26 Ingrediatur gens iusta custodiens veritatem




    Expergiscimini et laudate, qui habitatis in pulvere




    29 In die illa, oculi caecorum videbunt

    30 Miserans miserebitur tui, ad vocem clamoris tui




    32 Erit opus iustitiae pax



    35 Confortate manus dissolutas
    Deus ipse veniet et salvabit vos - Aures surdorum patebunt, et exsultabit lingua mutorum





    38 Audivi orationem tuam, vidi lacrimas tuas




    39
    Populum suum Deus consolatur (1-11)

    40 Parate viam Domini - Revelabitur gloria Domini, et videbit omnis caro



    Dominus omnipotens "dat lasso virtutem"

    41 Servus meus es tu, elegi te et non abieci te

    Ego sum Redemptor tuus, Sanctus Israel


    (Primus cantus Servi Domini)

    42 Ecce servus meus complacet sibi in illo anima mea - Dedi Spiritum meum super servum meum - Non clamabit, nec audietur vox eius foris






    43 Ecce facio nova
    et dabo potum populo meo



    Deleo iniquitates tuas propter me

    44 Effundam spiritum meum super semen tuum
    Dicet: Domini ego sum

    45 Apprehendi dexteram Cyri ut subiciam ante faciem eius gentes


    Rorate, caeli, desuper!









    48 Utinam attendisses mandata mea!

    49
    (Secundus cantus Servi Domini)



    Dabo te in lucem gentium, ut sis salus mea usque ad extremum terrae

    Dedi te in foedus populi, ut suscitares terram

    Si mulier infantem suum oblita fuerit, ego tamen non obliviscar tui

    50
    (Tertius cantus Servi Domini)

    Dorsum meum dedi percutientibus - Faciem meam non averti ab increpationibus, sed scio quoniam non confundar



    52 Videbunt omnes fines terrae salutare Dei nostri

    Quartus cantus Servi Domini

    53 Vere languores nostros ipse tulit - Ipse vulneratus est propter iniquitates nostras

    Si posuerit in piaculum animam suam, videbit semen longaevum


    54 Ut mulierem derelictam vocavit te Dominus - In misericordia sempiterna, redemptor tuus Dominus misertus est tui


    55 Venite ad aquas - Properate et comedite - Venite ad me, audite ut vivat anima vestra, et feriam vobiscum pactum sempiternum

    Quaerite Dominum - Revertatur ad Dominum, quoniam multus est ad ignoscendum - Non sunt cogitationes meae cogitationes vestrae
    Imber terram germinare facit - Dat semen serenti et panem comedenti - Verbum meum faciet quaecumque volui




    56 Filios advenae adducam in montem sanctum meum - Domus mea domus orationis vocabitur cunctis populis



    57 Pacem ei qui longe est et qui prope

    58 Nonne hoc est ieiunium quod elegi?

    Frange esurienti panem tuum - Erumpet quasi mane lumen tuum

    Si effuderis esurienti animam tuam, orietur in tenebris lux tua



    60 Gloria Domini super te orta est - Ambulabunt gentes in lumine tuo

    61 Unxit me Dominus et evangelizare pauperibus misit me (cf. Lc 4,18)
    et dare eis oleum gaudii





    Gaudens gaudebo in Domino
    62 Complacuit Domino in te - Gaudet sponsus super sponsam

    Ecce salus tua venit

    63 Recordabor laudum Domini super multitudinem bonorum domui Israel



    Utinam dirumperes caelos et descenderes



    65 Non audietur ultra vox fletus et vox clamoris

    66 Ecce ego dirigam ad eam quasi fluvium pacem

    Adducent omnes fratres vestros de cunctis gentibus


    Version
    Revised Standard Version (1966) - English
    Biblia del Pueblo di Dio (BPD) - Spanish
    Vulgata - Stuttgart 1969 - Latin
    BÝblia Sagrada Ave-Maria (1957) - Portuguese
    La Sainte Bible (Crampon 1904) - French
    CEI (1974) - Italian
    Einheits▄bersetzung der Heiligen Sc - German