What does it mean when Isaiah says, "His hands are full of blood"? • Eve out of the garden (2023)

I've always wondered what Isaiah meant when he revealed in his vision that the "hands are full of blood" of their leaders. Isaiah begins his book with a preface from 701 BC. He explained that it is a vision "over Judea and Jerusalem during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah." And yet his vision represents not only his time, but also a future, the time of the end, when even the leaders of the blood at their hands will be guilty. I understand it for the time of Isaiah since that was developed. But applying it to an end-times scene is a bit confusing. I can't see guilty leaders that way. What did they do to be bloody? Murder? It just doesn't seem feasible. So I've always wondered if this verse could have a different meaning based on the Hebrew. Isaiah writes in the first chapter of his book that God is not pleased with his people:

When you stretch out your hands
I will hide my eyes from you;
even if you pray long, I won't hear you -
Your hands are covered in blood.

Well, I heard the leaders declared guilty of murder. Or today it could include abortions. But it can also mean more, because Isaiah uses metaphor and other poetic devices in his writings. So I've always wondered what that could mean.

While reading about the meaning of the Hebrew numbers, I discovered another possible meaning. I've read before that numbers are often metaphors, such as:Number forty symbolizing suffering.And the number seven, symbolizing accomplishment or perfection. Anyway, I was wondering about number three. I was wondering if it's a metaphor and not the digital "three". I've been wondering about the three years of the book of Revelation if it could be more of a metaphor than the number of years.

What I discovered or read was that the Hebrew "three" looks like this:

Third Hebrew Letter: Gimel Numeric value of three. Figurative meaning of mature, reward, nurture, mature, reward, benefit, foot and camel.(Graceinthora)

Can you see the seed and root at the end of the letter? And the stem and leaf on top?

And means:

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Shelosh [f.], sheloshah [m.] seeds, trees, fruits. Revelation, resurrection, meeting of balance, poise, pattern, counsel, testimony and strength. The new life, the budding, the resurrection, fruitfulness, the words of life (counsel), unity, the bestowal of the Torah and the Spirit, and the foundations of the temple/house are represented by the number three. (ibid.)

Well, this number three also has a negative side, which I think can help us understand an additional meaning of the Hebrew: "hands full of blood":

Negative side:Hands that shed innocent blood, works that tear down instead of uniting and building up, sowing seeds of death and discord. (Prov. 6:16-19) It is important to note that "hands shedding innocent blood" is also figurative. When in anger we slander or even tell the truth, our words can cause great destruction and harm. Words have the power to shed innocent blood and strangle another person's life. This is the antithesis of the 3rd Spirit of God, Council (Etzah). Hence the evil counsels are hands that shed innocent blood. The fruits and seeds of our lips (feathers and keyboards) must be pure and non-poisonous.(ebd.)

Isaiah's Vision

Because Isaiah's vision relates to his time and the time of the end, we can better understand what it means when leaders are guilty of blood on their hands and not murder as we understand it today.

The word "blood" not only implies extreme injustice (Isaiah 26:21; 59:3, 7), but summarizes injustice in general. Although "Hands Full of Blood" alludes to murder and abortion, it also embodies social failure and abuse, the effects of which include suicides contributed to by an unjust people.(Commentary, Galatians)

So that was my train of thought and my discovery of what this verse can mean for an end time situation. if you're reading thisthe entire chapter one of Isaiah,You will surely get an idea of ​​the Lord's dismay or anger at His people, who have become "these" people and not "His" people.

Vision of Isaiah son of Amoz about Judea and Jerusalem during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah kings of Judah:

2 Hear, O heavens! Beware, o earth!
Jehovah has spoken:
I've raised children, I've grown them
but they rebelled against me.

3 The ox knows its owner,
the donkey in his master's stable,
but Israel does not know;
My people are insensitive.

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4 Ah, lost nation!
a people burdened with sin,
the offspring of the evildoers,
bad kids:
they left Jehovah
They despised the Holy One of Israel,
they have fallen from the faith.

5 Why more get hurt
what contributes to your rebellion?
The whole head is sick
all sick heart

6 From the soles of the feet to the head
There is no sound
only cuts and bruises and weeping wounds;
they were not ironed or tied,
calmed down with ointment.

7 your land is devastated,
your cities burned with fire;
your homeland will be eaten by strangers in your presence,
destroyed when taken over by foreigners.

8 The daughter of Zion remains
like a refuge in a vineyard,
a hut in a melon field,
a besieged city

9 Had not Jehovah of armies left us some survivors,
We should have been like Sodom
the being like Gomorrah.

10 Hear the word of the Lord
O chief of Sodom;
heed the law of our God,
People of Gomorrah!

11 For what are your fullness
sacrifice for me? says Jehovah.
I've had my share of replays
and tallow from fattened animals;
the blood of bulls and sheep and goats
I do not want.

12 if you come to visit me
Who asked you to trample my dishes like that?

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13 Bring no more useless offerings;
they are to me like abominable incense.
Regarding the calling of meetings in the new month
and on Saturday,
Evil with the solemn assembly
I can't pass

14 Your monthly and regular meetings
my soul hates
You have become a burden to me;
I'm tired of putting up with them.

15 When you stretch out your hands,
I will hide my eyes from you;
even if you pray long, I won't hear you -
Your hands are covered in blood.

16 Wash yourself:
remove your bad deeds
In front of my eyes;
stop doing evil.

17 learn to do good: demand justice,
stand up for the oppressed;
defend the cause of the orphans,
appeal in favor of the widow.

18 Come on, let's put it to the test
Jehovah says:
Even if your sins are like scarlet fever
they can become snow-white;
though they are as red as crimson,
they can become white as wool.

19 If you will and obey,
you will eat the good of the land.

20 But if you do not want to and are disobedient,
you will be devoured by the sword.
The Lord spoke it through his mouth.

21 Like the faithful city
she has become a whore!
It was full of righteousness;
righteousness has taken up residence in her,
but now killer.

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22 Your silver has turned to dross,
Dilute your wine with water.

23 Your rulers are apostates,
Accomplices of thieves:
Agreed, they love bribes
and run after the rewards;
They don't do justice to orphans,
neither does the case of the widow come before her.

24 Therefore the Lord, Jehovah of hosts,
the mighty one of Israel declares,
Woe to them! I will relieve myself
my opponent,
revenge on my enemies

25 I give you back my hand
and your slag smelled like in a crucible,
and remove all your alloy.

26 I will restore your judges as in the beginning,
and your advisors as in the beginning.
After that you will be called
the city of righteousness, a faithful city.

27 For Zion is redeemed in righteousness,
those of her who repent for righteousness.

28 But criminals and sinners
will be completely destroyed
when those who forsake the Lord are destroyed.

29 And you will be ashamed of the oak trees you loved
and blush for the parks you liked;

30 You will be like an oak whose leaves wither,
and like a garden that has no water.

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31 The mighty will be like garbage,
and his works a spark;
both burn the same
and there will be no one to erase it.

(Translation by Avraham Gilead, Isaiah 1)


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