17 For I am about to create new heavens
and a new earth;
the former things shall not be remembered
or come to mind.
in what I am creating;
for I am about to create Jerusalem as a joy,
and its people as a delight.
and delight in my people;
no more shall the sound of weeping be heard in it,
or the cry of distress.
an infant that lives but a few days,
or an old person who does not live out a lifetime;
for one who dies at a hundred years will be considered a youth,
and one who falls short of a hundred will be considered accursed.
they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
they shall not plant and another eat;
for like the days of a tree shall the days of my people be,
and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands.
or bear children for calamity;e
for they shall be offspring blessed by the Lord—
and their descendants as well.
while they are yet speaking I will hear.
the lion shall eat straw like the ox;
but the serpent—its food shall be dust!
They shall not hurt or destroy
on all my holy mountain,
says the Lord.
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