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Isaiah 65

65 aI am sought of them that asked not for me;

I am found of them that sought me not:

I said, Behold me, behold me,

Unto a nation that bwas not called by my name.

cI have spread out my hands all the day unto a drebellious people,

Which walketh in ea way that was not good, after ftheir own thoughts;

A people gthat provoketh me to anger continually hto my face;

That sacrificeth iin gardens, and burneth incense upon kaltars of brick;

lWhich remain among the graves,

And lodge in the monuments,

mWhich eat swine’s flesh,

And ||nbroth of oabominable things is in their vessels;

pWhich say, Stand by thyself,

Come not near to me; for I am holier than thou.

These are a smoke in my ||nose,

qA fire that burneth all the day.

Behold, rit is written before me:

sI will not keep silence, but twill recompense,

Even recompense uinto their bosom,

vYour iniquities, and xthe iniquities of your fathers together, saith the Lord,

yWhich have burned incense upon the mountains,

zAnd blasphemed me upon the hills:

Therefore will I measure their former awork uinto their bosom.

Thus saith the Lord,

bAs the cnew wine is found in the cluster,

And one saith, Destroy it not; for da blessing is in it:

So will I do efor umy servants’ sakes,

bThat I may not destroy them all.

And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob,

And fout of Judah gan inheritor of my mountains:

And mine helect shall ginherit it,

And my servants shall dwell there.

10  And iSharon shall be a fold of kflocks,

And lthe valley of Achor a place for kthe herds to lie down in,

For my people that have sought me.

11  But ye are they that mforsake the Lord,

That forget nmy holy mountain,

That prepare oa table for that ||ptroop,

And that furnish qthe drink offering unto that ||number.

12  Therefore rwill I number you to the sword,

And ye shall all bow down to the slaughter:

stBecause when I called, ye did not answer;

stWhen I spake, ye did not hear;

sBut did evil before mine eyes,

sAnd did choose that wherein I delighted not.

13  Therefore thus saith the Lord God,

Behold, uvmy servants shall eat, but ye shall be hungry:

Behold, my servants shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty:

Behold, uwmy servants xshall rejoice, but ye shall be ashamed:

14  Behold, my servants xshall sing yfor joy of heart,

But ye shall cry for sorrow of heart,

And zshall howl for vexation of spirit.

15  And ye shall leave your name afor a curse unto bmy chosen:

For the Lord God shall slay thee,

And ccall his servants by danother name:

16  That he who blesseth himself in the earth eshall bless himself in fthe God of ftruth;

And he that sweareth in the earth gshall swear hby fthe God of truth;

Because ithe former troubles are forgotten,

And because they are hid from mine eyes.

17  For, behold, kI create enew heavens and a new earth:

And the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.

18  But be ye glad and rejoice lfor ever in that which I create:

For, behold, mI create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy.

19  And nI will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people:

And othe voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.

20  There shall be no more thence an infant of days,

Nor an old man that hath not filled his days:

For pthe child shall die an hundred years old;

But qthe sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed.

21  And rthey shall build houses, and inhabit them;

And rsthey shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them.

22  rThey shall not build, and danother inhabit;

rsThey shall not plant, and danother eat:

For tas the days of a tree are the days of my people,

And bmine elect shall long enjoy uthe work of their hands.

23  vThey shall not labour in vain,

Nor wbring forth for xtrouble;

For ythey are the seed of the blessed of the Lord,

And their zoffspring with them.

24  And it shall come to pass, that abefore they call, I will answer;

And bwhile they are yet speaking, I will hear.

25  cThe wolf and the lamb shall feed dtogether,

And ethe lion shall eat straw like the bullock:

And fdust shall be the serpent’s meat.

gThey shall not hurt nor destroy in all hmy holy mountain, saith the Lord.

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