1Ho, everyone who thirsts, come you to the waters, and he who has no
money; come you, buy, and eat; yes, come, buy wine and milk without
money and without price.
2Why do you spend money for that which is
not bread? and your labor for that which doesn’t satisfy? listen diligently
to me, and eat you that which is good, and let your soul delight itself
3Turn your ear, and come to me; hear, and your soul shall
live: and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies
4Behold, I have given him for a witness to the peoples, a
leader and commander to the peoples.
5Behold, you shall call a nation
that you don’t know; and a nation that didn’t know you shall run to you,
because of Yahweh your God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he has
6Seek you Yahweh while he may be found; call you
on him while he is near:
7let the wicked forsake his way, and the
unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to Yahweh, and he will have
mercy on him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says Yahweh.
9For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than
your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10For as the rain comes
down and the snow from the sky, and doesn’t return there, but waters the
earth, and makes it bring forth and bud, and gives seed to the sower and
bread to the eater;
11so shall my word be that goes forth out of my
mouth: it shall not return to me void, but it shall accomplish that which I
please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
you shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains
and the hills shall break forth before you into singing; and all the trees of
the fields shall clap their hands.
13Instead of the thorn shall come up
the fir tree; and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it
shall be to Yahweh for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut