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1 “I permitted Myself to be sought by athose who did not ask for Me;
I permitted Myself to be found by those who did not seek Me.
I said, ‘Here am I, here am I,’
To a nation which bdid not call on My name.
3 A people who continually aprovoke Me to My face,
Who aeat swine’s flesh,
And the broth of unclean meat is in their pots.
5 “Who say, ‘aKeep to yourself, do not come near me,
For I am holier than you!’
These are smoke in My 1nostrils,
A fire that burns all the day.
I will even repay into their bosom,
“Because they have bburned incense on the mountains
And cscorned Me on the hills,
Therefore I will dmeasure their former work into their bosom.”
“As the new wine is found in the cluster,
And one says, ‘Do not destroy it, for there is 1benefit in it,’
So I will act on behalf of My servants
9 “I will bring forth aoffspring from Jacob,
And an bheir of My mountains from Judah;
Even cMy chosen ones shall inherit it,
And dMy servants will dwell there.
10 “aSharon will be a pasture land for flocks,
And the bvalley of Achor a resting place for herds,
For My people who cseek Me.
11 “But you who aforsake the Lord,
Who forget My bholy mountain,
Who set a table for 1Fortune,
And who fill cups with mixed wine for 2Destiny,
12 I will destine you for the asword,
And all of you will bow down to the bslaughter.
Because I called, but you cdid not answer;
I spoke, but you did not hear.
And you did evil in My sight
And chose that in which I did not delight.”
13 Therefore, thus says the Lord 1God,
14 “Behold, My servants will ashout joyfully with a glad heart,
And you will wail with a broken spirit.
15 “You will leave your name for a acurse to My chosen ones,
And the Lord 1God will slay you.
16 “Because he who 1is blessed in the earth
And he who swears in the earth
Will bswear by the God of truth;
Because the former troubles are forgotten,
And because they are hidden from My sight!
17 “For behold, I create anew heavens and a new earth;
18 “But be aglad and rejoice forever in what I create;
For behold, I create Jerusalem for rejoicing
And her people for gladness.
19 “I will also arejoice in Jerusalem and be glad in My people;
And there will no longer be heard in her
The voice of bweeping and the sound of crying.
20 “No longer will there be 1in it an infant who lives but a few days,
For the youth will die at the age of one hundred
Will be thought accursed.
21 “They will abuild houses and inhabit them;
They will also bplant vineyards and eat their fruit.
22 “They will not build and aanother inhabit,
They will not plant and another eat;
And My chosen ones will cwear out the work of their hands.
23 “They will anot labor in vain,
Or bear children for calamity;
And their descendants with them.
24 “It will also come to pass that before they call, I will aanswer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear.
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