Isaiah 65
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1“I have been inquired of by those who did not ask, "" I have been found by those who did not seek Me, "" I have said, Behold Me, behold Me, "" To a nation not calling on My Name.

2I have spread out My hands all the day "" To an apostate people, "" Who are going in the way [that is] not good, "" After their own thoughts.

3The people who are continually provoking Me to anger, "" To My face, "" Sacrificing in gardens, and making incense on the bricks:

4Who are dwelling among tombs, "" And lodge in reserved places, "" Who are eating flesh of the sow, "" And a piece of abominations—their vessels.

5Who are saying, Keep to yourself, do not come near to me, "" For I have declared you unholy. These [are] smoke in My anger, "" A fire burning all the day.

6Behold, it is written before Me: I am not silent, but have repaid; And I have repaid into their bosom,

7Your iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together,” said YHWH, “Who have made incense on the mountains, "" And have reproached Me on the heights, "" And I have measured their former work into their bosom.”

8Thus said YHWH: “As the new wine is found in the cluster, "" And one has said, Do not destroy it for a blessing [is] in it, "" So I do for My servants’ sake, "" Not to destroy the whole.

9And I have brought out a Seed from Jacob, "" And from Judah a Possessor of My mountain, "" And My chosen ones possess it, "" And My servants dwell there.

10And Sharon has been for the habitation of a flock, "" And the Valley of Achor for the lying down of a herd, "" For My people who have sought Me.

11And you [are] those forsaking YHWH, "" Who are forgetting My holy mountain, "" Who are setting a table in array for Gad, "" And who are filling a mixture for Meni.

12And I have numbered you for the sword, "" And all of you bow down for slaughter, "" Because I called, and you have not answered, "" I have spoken, and you have not listened, "" And you do evil in My eyes, "" And on that which I did not desire—fixed.”

13Therefore, thus said Lord YHWH: “Behold, My servants eat, and you hunger, "" Behold, My servants drink, and you thirst, "" Behold, My servants rejoice, and you are ashamed,

14Behold, My servants sing from joy of heart, "" And you cry from pain of heart, "" And you howl from breaking of spirit.

15And you have left your name "" For an oath for My chosen ones, "" And Lord YHWH has put you to death, "" And He gives another name to His servants;

16So that he who is blessing himself in the earth, "" Blesses himself in the God of faithfulness, "" And he who is swearing in the earth, "" Swears by the God of faithfulness, "" Because the former distresses have been forgotten, "" And because they have been hid from My eyes.

17For behold, I am creating new heavens and a new earth, "" And the former things are not remembered, "" Nor do they ascend on the heart.

18But rejoice, and rejoice forever, that I [am] Creator, "" For behold, I am creating Jerusalem [to be] a rejoicing, "" And her people a joy.

19And I have rejoiced in Jerusalem, "" And have rejoiced in My people, "" And the voice of weeping is not heard in her anymore, and the voice of crying.

20There is not a suckling of [mere] days there anymore, "" And an aged man who does not complete his days, "" For the youth dies one hundred years old, "" And the sinner, one hundred years old, is lightly esteemed.

21And they have built houses, and inhabited, "" And planted vineyards, and eaten their fruit.

22They do not build, and another inhabit, "" They do not plant, and another eat, "" For as the days of a tree [are] the days of My people, "" And My chosen wear out the work of their hands.

23They do not labor for a vain thing, "" Nor do they bring forth for trouble, "" For they [are] the seed of the blessed of YHWH, "" And their offspring with them.

24And it has come to pass, "" They do not yet call, and I answer, "" They are yet speaking, and I hear. 25Wolf and lamb feed as one, "" And a lion eats straw as an ox, "" As for the serpent—its food [is] dust, "" They do no evil, nor destroy, "" In all My holy mountain,” said YHWH!

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Isaiah 64
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