Exit Parallel Mode
 

Isaiah 55

55
LV
1Ho! every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters!
And he that hath no money, come ye, buy, and eat;
Yea, come, buy ye wine and milk,
Without money and without price.
2Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread?
And your labour for that which satisfieth not?
Hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good;
And let your soul delight itself in fatness.
3Incline your ear, and come unto me;
Hear, and your soul shall live;
And I will make an everlasting covenant with you,
Even the sure mercies of David.
4Behold! I have given him for a Witness to the people,
A Prince and a Commander to the people.
5Behold! a nation which thou knewest not shalt thou call,
And a nation which knew not thee, shall run unto thee;
Because of Jehovah thy God,
And because of the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee.
6Seek ye Jehovah while he may be found,
Call ye upon him, while he is near:
7Let the wicked forsake his way,
And the unrighteous man his thoughts;
And let him return unto Jehovah, that he may have compassion upon him;
And unto our God, for he aboundeth in forgiveness.
8For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
Neither are your ways my ways, saith Jehovah.
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 cometh down, and the snow from heaven,
And returneth not thither, but watereth the earth,
And maketh it bring forth and bud;
That it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
11So shall my word be, which goeth forth out of my mouth;
It shall not return unto me void,
But it shall accomplish that which I please,
And shall prosper in that for which I shall have sent it.
12For ye shall go forth with joy,
And be led on with peace:
The mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing,
And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
13Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree,
And instead of the nettle shall come up the myrtle;
And it shall be unto Jehovah for a name,
For an everlasting sign which shall not be cut off.

Isaiah 55

55
Come to the Lord
1“Come, everyone who is thirsty,#Ps 42:1–2; 63:1; 143:6; Is 41:17; 44:3; Jn 4:14; 7:37; Rv 21:6
come to the water;
and you without silver,
come, buy, and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
without silver and without cost!
2Why do you spend silver on what is not food,
and your wages on what does not satisfy?
Listen carefully to me, and eat what is good,
and you will enjoy the choicest of foods.#55:2 Lit enjoy fatness
3Pay attention and come to me;
listen, so that you will live.
I will make a permanent covenant with you#Gn 9:16; 17:7; 2Sm 23:5; Is 24:5; 59:21; 61:8
on the basis of the faithful kindnesses of David.#55:3 Or with you, the faithful acts of kindness shown to David#Ac 13:34
4Since I have made him a witness to the peoples,#Ps 18:43
a leader and commander for the peoples,#Ezk 34:24; 37:24–25; Dn 9:25; Mc 5:2
5so you will summon a nation you do not know,#Is 45:14,22–24; 49:6
and nations who do not know you will run to you.#Zch 8:22
For the Lord your God,
even the Holy One of Israel,#Is 1:4
has glorified you.”#Is 60:9
6Seek the Lord while he may be found;
call to him while he is near.#Ps 32:6; Am 5:4
7Let the wicked one abandon his way
and the sinful one his thoughts;#Ps 33:10; Is 32:7; 59:7; 65:2
let him return to the Lord,
so he may have compassion on him,
and to our God, for he will freely forgive.#Is 1:18; 43:25; 44:22
8“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
and your ways are not my ways.”
This is the Lord’s declaration.
9“For as heaven is higher than earth,#Ps 103:11
so my ways are higher than your ways,
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10For just as rain and snow fall from heaven
and do not return there
without saturating the earth
and making it germinate and sprout,
and providing seed to sow
and food to eat,#2Co 9:10
11so my word that comes from my mouth
will not return to me empty,
but it will accomplish what I please
and will prosper in what I send it to do.”#Is 45:23; 46:10; 53:10
12You will indeed go out with joy
and be peacefully guided;
the mountains and the hills will break into singing before you,
and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.#Ps 98:8; Is 44:23
13Instead of the thornbush, a cypress will come up,
and instead of the brier, a myrtle will come up;#Is 35:1–2; 41:19; 60:13
this will stand as a monument for the Lord,#Is 63:12–14; Jr 33:9
an everlasting sign that will not be destroyed.