Isaiah 65:17–25

New Heavens and a New Earth

17 “See, I will create

new heavens and a new earth.g

The former things will not be remembered,h

nor will they come to mind.

18 But be glad and rejoicei forever

in what I will create,

for I will create Jerusalemj to be a delight

and its people a joy.

19 I will rejoicek over Jerusalem

and take delightl in my people;

the sound of weeping and of cryingm

will be heard in it no more.

20 “Never again will there be in it

an infantn who lives but a few days,

or an old man who does not live out his years;o

the one who dies at a hundred

will be thought a mere child;

the one who fails to reacha a hundred

will be considered accursed.

21 They will build housesp and dwell in them;

they will plant vineyards and eat their fruit.q

22 No longer will they build houses and others live in them,r

or plant and others eat.

For as the days of a tree,s

so will be the dayst of my people;

my chosenu ones will long enjoy

the work of their hands.

23 They will not labor in vain,v

nor will they bear children doomed to misfortune;w

for they will be a people blessedx by the Lord,

they and their descendantsy with them.

24 Before they callz I will answer;a

while they are still speakingb I will hear.

25 The wolf and the lambc will feed together,

and the lion will eat straw like the ox,d

and dust will be the serpent’se food.

They will neither harm nor destroy

on all my holy mountain,”f

says the Lord.

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