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Isaiah 65

Isaiah 65:1  
“I am inquired of by those who didn’t ask. I am found by those who didn’t seek me. I said, ‘See me, see me,’ to a nation that was not called by my name.

Isaiah 65:2  
I have spread out my hands all day to a rebellious people, who walk in a way that is not good, after their own thoughts;

Isaiah 65:3  
a people who provoke me to my face continually, sacrificing in gardens, and burning incense on bricks;

Isaiah 65:4  
who sit among the graves, and spend nights in secret places; who eat pig’s meat, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels;

Isaiah 65:5  
who say, ‘Stay by yourself, don’t come near to me, for I am holier than you.’ These are smoke in my nose, a fire that burns all day.

Isaiah 65:6  
“Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but will repay, yes, I will repay into their bosom

Isaiah 65:7  
your own iniquities and the iniquities of your fathers together”, says Yahweh, “who have burned incense on the mountains, and blasphemed me on the hills. Therefore I will first measure their work into their bosom.”

Isaiah 65:8  
Yahweh says, “As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one says, ‘Don’t destroy it, for a blessing is in it:’ so I will do for my servants’ sake, that I may not destroy them all.

Isaiah 65:9  
I will bring offspring out of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains. My chosen will inherit it, and my servants will dwell there.

Isaiah 65:10  
Sharon will be a fold of flocks, and the valley of Achor a place for herds to lie down in, for my people who have sought me.

Isaiah 65:11  
“But you who forsake Yahweh, who forget my holy mountain, who prepare a table for Fortune, and who fill up mixed wine to Destiny;

Isaiah 65:12  
I will destine you to the sword, and you will all bow down to the slaughter; because when I called, you didn’t answer. When I spoke, you didn’t listen; but you did that which was evil in my eyes, and chose that in which I didn’t delight.”

Isaiah 65:13  
Therefore the Lord Yahweh says, “Behold, my servants will eat, but you will be hungry; behold, my servants will drink, but you will be thirsty. Behold, my servants will rejoice, but you will be disappointed.

Isaiah 65:14  
Behold, my servants will sing for joy of heart, but you will cry for sorrow of heart, and will wail for anguish of spirit.

Isaiah 65:15  
You will leave your name for a curse to my chosen, and the Lord Yahweh will kill you. He will call his servants by another name,

Isaiah 65:16  
so that he who blesses himself in the earth will bless himself in the God of truth; and he who swears in the earth will swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hidden from my eyes.

Isaiah 65:17  
“For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; and the former things will not be remembered, nor come into mind.

Isaiah 65:18  
But be glad and rejoice forever in that which I create; for, behold, I create Jerusalem to be a delight, and her people a joy.

Isaiah 65:19  
I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and delight in my people; and the voice of weeping and the voice of crying will be heard in her no more.

Isaiah 65:20  
“No more will there be an infant who only lives a few days, nor an old man who has not filled his days; for the child will die one hundred years old, and the sinner being one hundred years old will be accursed.

Isaiah 65:21  
They will build houses and inhabit them. They will plant vineyards and eat their fruit.

Isaiah 65:22  
They will not build and another inhabit. They will not plant and another eat; for the days of my people will be like the days of a tree, and my chosen will long enjoy the work of their hands.

Isaiah 65:23  
They will not labor in vain nor give birth for calamity; for they are the offspring of Yahweh’s blessed and their descendants with them.

Isaiah 65:24  
It will happen that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.

Isaiah 65:25  
The wolf and the lamb will feed together. The lion will eat straw like the ox. Dust will be the serpent’s food. They will not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain,” says Yahweh.


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