55 Ho, aevery one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters,
And he that hath no money;
Yea, come, buy bwine and milk dwithout money and without price.
2 eWherefore do ye †spend money for that which is not bread?
And your labour ffor that which satisfieth not?
Hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good,
And let your soul gdelight itself in fatness.
3 Incline your ear, and hcome unto me:
Hear, and iyour soul shall live;
And kI will make an everlasting covenant with you,
Even lthe sure mercies of mDavid.
4 Behold, I have given mhim for na witness to the people,
A oleader and commander to the people.
5 Behold, pthou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not,
And qnations that knew not thee shall run unto thee
Because of the Lord thy God,
And for rthe Holy One of Israel; rfor she hath glorified thee.
6 tSeek ye the Lord while he may be found,
Call ye upon him while he is near:
7 Let the wicked forsake his way,
And †the unrighteous man uhis thoughts:
And vlet him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him;
And to our God, for †he will abundantly wpardon.
8 For xmy thoughts are not your thoughts,
Neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.
9 For yas the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are my ways higher than your ways,
And my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 For zas the rain cometh down,
And the snow from heaven,
And returneth not thither,
But watereth the earth,
And maketh it bring forth and bud,
aThat it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
11 bSo shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth:
It shall not return unto me void,
But it shall accomplish that which I please,
And it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
12 cFor ye shall go out with joy,
And be led forth with peace:
The mountains and the hills shall dbreak forth before you into singing,
And all ethe trees of the field shall clap their hands.
13 fInstead of gthe thorn shall come up the fir tree,
And instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree:
And it shall be to the Lord hfor a name,
For an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
About King James Version
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