The Great Isaiah Scroll
translated by Prof. Peter W. Flint and Prof. Eugene Ulrich

The Masoretic version
New JPS Electronic Edition

Israel as God's Witness

9 Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the peoples be assembled. Who is among them that could declare this or announce the former things? Let them produce their witnesses so they can be vindicated. Let them proclaim so people will say, "It is true."

9 All the nations are gathered together, And the peoples are assembled; Who among them can declare this, And announce to us former things? Let them bring their witnesses, that they may be justified; And let them hear, and say: 'It is truth.'

10 You are my witnesses, says the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you might know and trust me and understand that I am the one; before me no God was formed nor will there be after me.

10 Ye are My witnesses, saith the LORD, And My servant whom I have chosen; That ye may know and believe Me, and understand That I am He; Before Me there was no God formed, Neither shall any be after Me.

11 I, I am the LORD, and besides me there is no savior.

11 I, even I, am the LORD; And beside Me there is no saviour.

12 I declared, I saved, I made it known. There was no strange god among you. You are my witnesses, says the LORD: I am God.

12 I have declared, and I have saved, And I have announced, And there was no strange god among you; Therefore ye are My witnesses, saith the LORD, and I am God.

13 From this day forth, I am the one, and no one can deliver out of my hand. I work, and who can undo it?

13 Yea, since the day was I am He, And there is none that can deliver out of My hand; I will work, and who can reverse it?

The Lord Will Do A New Thing

14 Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: For your sake I will send to Babylon, and I will break down all the bars, and the Chaldeans' ringing cry will become lamentation.

14 Thus saith the LORD, your Redeemer, The Holy One of Israel: For your sake I have sent to Babylon, And I will bring down all of them as fugitives, Even the Chaldeans, in the ships of their shouting.

15 I am the LORD, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your King.

15 I am the LORD, your Holy One, The Creator of Israel, your King.

16 Thus says the LORD, who makes a way in the sea and a path through the mighty waters,

16 Thus saith the LORD, who maketh a way in the sea, And a path in the mighty waters;

17 who brings forth chariot and horse and army and warrior together. They lie down, they cannot rise. They are extinguished, quenched like a wick.

17 Who bringeth forth the chariot and horse, The army and the power— They lie down together, they shall not rise, They are extinct, they are quenched as a wick:

18 Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old.

18 Remember ye not the former things, Neither consider the things of old.

19 I am about to do a new thing, and it is now springing up. Do you not recognize it? I am making a road in the wilderness and paths in the desert.

19 Behold, I will do a new thing; Now shall it spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, And rivers in the desert.

20 Wild animals, jackals and ostriches, will honor me, because I am putting water in the wilderness and rivers in the desert, for my people, my chosen, to drink,

20 The beasts of the field shall honour Me, The jackals and the ostriches; Because I give waters in the wilderness, And rivers in the desert, To give drink to My people, Mine elect;

21 the people which I formed for myself, and that they might speak my praise.

21 The people which I formed for Myself, That they might tell of My praise.

Jesus Joseph Christ II responds:


Jesus Joseph Christ II
aka Amrit Kohli
aka Amrit Chauhan responds:

What follows below was written in response to reading small portions of the Great Isaiah Scroll as translated into English and presented by The Israel Museum at this hyperlink. Two of the three comments you find below were published on the moderated comment feed of the site. However, the third comment was not published there, though it was sent with a request that it be published. The preamble was written after discovering that the third comment was not published to help provide a context for this moment.


written sometime in the last century before the fall of the Gregorian Calendar and Calendars generally. this will become the last century because i have come to understand that time is an illusion. it does not exist. we have achieved the dawn of civilization, and it begins with me. it is a social order of peace. it is empty of violence. it contains no weapons of war. it contains no implements or tools that can be conceived as weapons. we do not fight in a civilized social order. we may debate, and quite passionately, with great anger and with loud words, but at no moment do we then strike out against our opponents with physical violence such that our opponents are denied the right to feel safe. we do not remove safety from civilization. we achieve safety by disarmament. we lay down our weapons and we redefine our words for weapons to be words for tools. we rise in light everyday, and we fall in dark everyday. but at no moment of any day does light become in opposition to dark. light is merely awakening. dark is merely sleep and rest. so, do not oppose them. simply awaken and rest everyday. that is all light and dark mean.

comment #1

thank you for providing this unadulterated version of the Dead Sea Scrolls for all to share in and read from. you have done such important work. these are the words that teach me of who i am. these are the words that tell me the stories that have been lost unto me. so, i thank you, the clerics and wise womyn around you who have made it possible to see and read for ourselves what these words say to us, and why.

comment #2

...but i faithfully desire to see all the scrolls translated and made widely available for anyone to read for themselves. i am particularly interested in knowing of the words contained in the The Commentary on Habakkuk scroll. i am wondering of the pronunciation of and the spelling of the four-letter, ineffable name of God.

comment #3

What does Israel hide? The question really may be, does Israel even know what is hidden? I believe that the Vatican should assist with this translation because it does not appear to be quite correct in many, many regards. It appears that Israel created a story of propaganda and passed it off as the truth for all to follow as if to say these words you publish, Israel, are true words? It is not for Israel to publish any translations because it is Outside of Israel that these words must come. They must come from other nations, borne to truth by other nations, interrogated and verified by other nations, and a council of redemption must be assembled to independently confirm the words that are written anywhere about the translation of this or any book such that the words are the same truth that they are said with no matter when, no matter how they were said. i am in deep contemplation as myself as the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. i have not asked for this. i have not wanted this. i have fought against this. but i am caught by the inevitability that i may be the man of spirit in Jesus Christ, and i have named myself Jesus Joseph Christ II. but please do not fear me. i am unafraid of myself. but please do not idolize me. i do not idolize myself. i am your equal. i am just like you. and just like you, i question this. it has been decades of contemplation for me. i am nearing the acceptance of this as truth. i have not yet. but i believe it to be truth. see for yourselves...