Isaiah 66

66 Thus saith the Lord,

aThe heaven is my throne, and bthe earth is my footstool:

Where is the house that ye build unto me?

And where is the place of my rest?

For call those things hath mine hand made,

And all those things have been, saith the Lord:

But dto this man will I look,

Even to him that is poor and eof a contrite spirit,

And ftrembleth at my word.

gHe that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man;

He that sacrificeth a ||lamb, as if hhe cut off ia dog’s neck;

He that offereth an oblation, kas if he offered swine’s blood;

He that burneth incense, as if he blessed an idol.

Yea, they have chosen ltheir own ways,

And their soul delighteth in their abominations.

I also will choose their ||mdelusions,

And will bring their fears upon them;

nBecause when I called, none did answer;

nWhen I spake, they did not hear:

nBut they did evil before mine eyes,

nAnd chose that in which I delighted not.

Hear the word of the Lord, ye that ftremble at his word;

Your brethren othat hated you,

That pcast you out for my name’s sake, said,

qLet the Lord be glorified:

But he rshall appear sto your joy, and they shall be ashamed.

A voice of tnoise from the city, a voice from the temple,

A voice of the Lord that rendereth recompence to his enemies.

Before she utravailed, she brought forth;

Before her upain came, she was delivered of a man child.

Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things?

Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day?

Or shall a nation be born at once?

For as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.

Shall I bring to the birth, and not ||cause to bring forth? saith the Lord:

Shall I cause to bring forth, and vshut wthe womb? saith thy God.

10  xRejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all ye that love her:

yRejoice for joy with her, all ye zthat mourn for her:

11  That aye may suck, and be satisfied with athe breasts of her consolations;

That ye may milk out, and bbe delighted with the ||abundance of her glory.

12  For thus saith the Lord,

Behold, I will extend cpeace to her like a river,

And dthe glory of the Gentiles elike a flowing stream:

Then ashall ye suck, fye shall be borne gupon her sides,

And hbe dandled upon iher knees.

13  kAs one whom his mother comforteth, so lwill I comfort you;

And ye shall be comforted kin Jerusalem.

14  And when ye see this, myour heart shall rejoice,

And nyour bones shall flourish olike an herb:

And the hand of the Lord shall be known toward his servants,

And his indignation toward his enemies.

15  For, behold, pthe Lord will come with fire,

And with qhis chariots rlike a whirlwind,

To render his anger swith fury,

And his rebuke with flames of fire.

16  For by fire and tby his sword will the Lord uplead with all flesh:

And vthe slain of the Lord wshall be many.

17  They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves xin the gardens

||Behind one tree yin the midst,

zEating swine’s flesh, and the abomination, and athe mouse,

Shall be bconsumed together, saith the Lord.

18  For I know their works and ctheir thoughts:

It shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues;

And dthey shall come, and see my glory.

19  And I will set ea sign among them,

And I will send fthose that escape of them unto the nations,

To gTarshish, hPul, and hLud, hthat draw the bow,

To iTubal, and iJavan, to kthe isles afar off,

That have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory;

And lthey shall declare my glory among the Gentiles.

20  And mthey shall bring nall your brethren ofor an offering unto the Lord out of all nations

pUpon horses, and in chariots, and in ||litters, and upon mules, and upon swift beasts,

To my holy mountain Jerusalem, saith the Lord,

As the children of Israel bring an offering

In a clean vessel into the house of the Lord.

21  And I will also take of them for qpriests and for Levites, saith the Lord.

22  For as rthe new heavens and the new earth, which I will make,

Shall remain before me, saith the Lord,

So sshall your seed and your name remain.

23  tAnd it shall come to pass, that tfrom one new moon to another,

And from one sabbath to another,

tuShall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the Lord.

24  And they shall go forth, and look

Upon vthe carcases of the men that have transgressed against me:

For wxtheir worm shall not die,

Neither shall wtheir yfire be quenched;

And they shall be zan abhorring unto all flesh.

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