Isaiah 65
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Judgment and Salvation

1“I permitted Myself to be sought by those who did not ask for Me;

I permitted Myself to be found by those who did not seek Me.

I said, ‘Here am I, here am I,’

To a nation which did not call on My name.

2I have spread out My hands all day long to a rebellious people,

Who walk in the way which is not good, [†]following their own thoughts,

3A people who continually provoke Me to My face,

Offering sacrifices in gardens and burning incense on bricks,

4Who sit among graves and spend the night in secret places,

Who eat swine’s flesh,

And the broth of offensive meat is in their pots,

5Who say, ‘Keep to yourself, do not come near me,

For I am holier than you!’

These are smoke in My [†]nostrils,

A fire that burns all the day.

6Behold, it is written before Me:

I will not keep silent, but I will repay;

I will even repay into their bosom,

7Both [†]their own iniquities and the iniquities of their fathers together,” says Yahweh.

“Because they have burned incense on the mountains

And reproached Me on the hills,

Therefore I will measure their former work into their bosom.”

8Thus says Yahweh,

“As the new wine is found in the cluster,

And one says, ‘Do not make it a ruin, for there is [†]benefit in it,’

So I will act on behalf of My slaves

In order not to make [†]all of them a ruin.

9I will bring forth a seed from Jacob,

And a possessor of My mountains from Judah;

Even My chosen ones shall possess it,

And My slaves will dwell there.

10Sharon will be a pasture land for flocks,

And the valley of Achor a resting place for herds,

For My people who seek Me.

11But you who forsake Yahweh,

Who forget My holy mountain,

Who set a table for [†]Fortune,

And who fill cups with mixed wine for [†]Destiny,

12I will destine you for the sword,

And all of you will bow down to the slaughter,

Because I called, but you did not answer;

I spoke, but you did not hear.

And you did what was evil in My eyes

And chose that in which I was not pleased.”

13Therefore, thus says Lord Yahweh,

“Behold, My slaves will eat, but you will be hungry.

Behold, My slaves will drink, but you will be thirsty.

Behold, My slaves will be glad, but you will be put to shame.

14Behold, My slaves will shout joyfully with a merry heart,

But you will cry out with a pained heart,

And you will wail with a broken spirit.

15You will leave your name for a [†]curse to My chosen ones,

And Lord Yahweh will put you to death.

But [†]My slaves will be called by another name,

16Because he who [†]is blessed in the earth

Will [†]be blessed by the God of truth,

And he who swears in the earth

Will swear by the God of truth;

Because the former distresses are forgotten,

And because they are hidden from My sight!

New Heavens and a New Earth

17“For behold, I am creating a new heavens and a new earth;

And the former things will not be remembered or come upon the heart.

18But be joyful and rejoice forever in what I create;

For behold, I create Jerusalem for rejoicing

And her people for joy.

19I will also rejoice in Jerusalem and be joyful in My people;

And there will no longer be heard in her

The voice of weeping and the voice of crying.

20No longer will there be [†]in it an infant who lives but a few days,

Or an old man who does not fulfill his days;

For the youth will die at the age of one hundred,

And the [†]one who does not reach the age of one hundred

Will be thought accursed.

21They will build houses and inhabit them;

They will also plant vineyards and eat their fruit.

22They will not build and another inhabit;

They will not plant and another eat;

For as the [†]lifetime of a tree, so will be the days of My people,

And My chosen ones will wear out the work of their hands.

23They will not labor in vain,

Or bear children for terror;

For they are the seed of those blessed by Yahweh,

And their offspring with them.

24And it will be that before they call, I will answer, and while they are still speaking, I will hear. 25The wolf and the lamb will graze together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox; and dust will be the serpent’s food. They will do no evil nor act corruptly in all My holy mountain,” says Yahweh.

2 Lit after
5 Lit nose
7 Lit your
8 Lit blessing
8 Lit the whole
11 Heb Gad
11 Heb Meni
15 Lit oath
15 As in Gr; Heb He will call His slaves
16 Or experience(s) blessing repeatedly, bless(es) himself
16 Or experience(s) blessing repeatedly, bless(es) himself
20 Lit from there
20 Lit one who misses the mark
22 Lit days

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