“Therefore Yahweh waits
To be gracious to you.
Therefore he will rise up
To show mercy to you.
Yahweh is a God of justice.
Blessed are all those
Who wait for him.”
Isaiah says that Yahweh wants to be gracious. He will show mercy because he is a God of justice. Those who wait for him will be blessed.
“Yahweh is in his holy temple.
Yahweh’s throne is in heaven.
His eyes behold.
His gaze examines humankind.
Yahweh tests the righteous and the wicked.
His soul hates the lover of violence.
On the wicked
He will rain coals of fire and sulfur.
Scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup.
Yahweh is righteous.
Yahweh loves righteous deeds.
The upright shall behold his face.”
Yahweh is in his holy temple on his heavenly throne. He sees and gazes on the whole world. He tests both the righteous and the wicked. He hates those who love violence. Thus he sends coals of fire and sulfur on these wicked ones. He sends scorching winds on the evil ones. Yahweh is righteous and loves righteous deed. Thus the reward of the just is that they shall see his face.