65 1I am inquired of by them that asked not for me; I am found
of them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that
was not called by my name.
2I have spread out my hands all the day unto a
rebellious people, that walk in a way that is not good, after their own
3a people that provoke me to my face continually, sacrificing
in gardens, and burning incense upon bricks;
4that sit among the graves,
and lodge in the secret places; that eat swine's flesh, and broth of
abominable things is in their vessels;
5that say, Stand by thyself, come
not near to me, for I am holier than thou. These are a smoke in my nose, a
fire that burneth all the day.
6Behold, it is written before me: I will
not keep silence, but will recompense, yea, I will recompense into their
7your own iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together,
saith Jehovah, that have burned incense upon the mountains, and blasphemed me
upon the hills; therefore will I first measure their work into their bosom.
8Thus saith Jehovah, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one
saith, Destroy it not, for a blessing is in it: so will I do for my servants'
sake, that I may not destroy them all.
9And I will bring forth a seed out
of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains; and my chosen shall
inherit it, and my servants shall dwell there.
10And Sharon shall be a
fold of flocks, and the valley of Achor a place for herds to lie down in, for
my people that have sought me.
11But ye that forsake Jehovah, that forget
my holy mountain, that prepare a table for Fortune, and that fill up mingled
wine unto Destiny;
12I will destine you to the sword, and ye shall all
bow down to the slaughter; because when I called, ye did not answer; when I
spake, ye did not hear; but ye did that which was evil in mine eyes, and
chose that wherein I delighted not.
13Therefore thus saith the Lord
Jehovah, Behold, my servants shall eat, but ye shall be hungry; behold, my
servants shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty; behold, my servants shall
rejoice, but ye shall be put to shame;
14behold, my servants shall sing
for joy of heart, but ye shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall wail for
vexation of spirit.
15And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto my
chosen; and the Lord Jehovah will slay thee; and he will call his servants by
16so that he who blesseth himself in the earth shall bless
himself in the God of truth; and he that sweareth in the earth shall swear by
the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they
are hid from mine eyes.
17For, behold, I create new heavens and a new
earth; and the former things shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
18But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create; for,
behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy.
will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people; and there shall be heard in
her no more the voice of weeping and the voice of crying.
be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his
days; for the child shall die a hundred years old, and the sinner being a
hundred years old shall be accursed.
21And they shall build houses, and
inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them.
22They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and
another eat: for as the days of a tree shall be the days of my people, and my
chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands.
23They shall not labor
in vain, nor bring forth for calamity; for they are the seed of the blessed
of Jehovah, and their offspring with them.
24And it shall come to pass
that, before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I
25The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion
shall eat straw like the ox; and dust shall be the serpent's food. They shall
not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith Jehovah.