1 “Ho! Every one who athirsts, come to the waters;
Come, buy cwine and milk
dWithout money and without cost.
And your wages for what does not satisfy?
Listen carefully to Me, and beat what is good,
And cdelight yourself in abundance.
3 “aIncline your ear and come to Me.
And I will make can everlasting covenant with you,
4 “Behold, I have made ahim a witness to the peoples,
A bleader and commander for the peoples.
5 “Behold, you will call a anation you do not know,
And a nation which knows you not will brun to you,
Because of the Lord your God, even the Holy One of Israel;
For He has cglorified you.”
6 aSeek the Lord while He may be found;
bCall upon Him while He is near.
7 aLet the wicked forsake his way
And the unrighteous man his bthoughts;
And let him creturn to the Lord,
And He will have dcompassion on him,
And to our God,
For He will eabundantly pardon.
8 “For My thoughts are not ayour thoughts,
Nor are byour ways My ways,” declares the Lord.
9 “For aas the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways
And My thoughts than your thoughts.
10 “For as the arain and the snow come down from heaven,
And do not return there without watering the earth
And making it bear and sprout,
And furnishing bseed to the sower and bread to the eater;
11 So will My aword be which goes forth from My mouth;
It will bnot return to Me empty,
Without caccomplishing what I desire,
And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.
12 “For you will go out with ajoy
And be led forth with bpeace;
The cmountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you,
And all the dtrees of the field will clap their hands.
And instead of the cnettle the myrtle will come up,
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