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Isaiah 65

65
LXV
1I am sought of them who asked not of me;
I am found of them that sought me not:
I have said: Behold me! behold me!
Unto a nation that was not called by my name.
2I have spread out my hands all the day to a rebellious people,
Who walk in a way that was not good, after their own devices.
3A people who provoke me to anger continually to my face,
Sacrificing in the gardens, and burning incense on the tiles:
4Who dwell in the sepulchres, and lodge in the caverns;
Who eat swine’s flesh,
And broth of abominable meats is in their vessels;
5Who say: Keep 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 long.
6Behold I it is written before me:
I will not keep silence, but I will surely recompense,
Even recompense into their bosom,
7Your iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together, saith Jehovah;
For that they have burnt incense on the mountains, and dishonoured me upon the hills;
Yea, I will measure the reward of their former work into their bosom.
8Thus saith Jehovah:
As when new wine is found in a cluster of grapes,
And one saith: Destroy it not, for a blessing is in it:
So will I do for my servants’ sakes; I will not destroy the whole.
9For I will cause to go forth from Jacob a seed,
And from Judah an inheritor of my mountains;
And my chosen shall inherit it,
And my servants shall dwell there.
10And Sharon shall be a fold for the flocks,
And the valley of Achor a place for the herds to lie down in,
For my people that have sought me.
11But ye, who have deserted Jehovah,
And have forgotten my holy mountain;
Who set in order a table for Gad,
And fill out a libation for Meni:
12You will I number out to the sword,
And all of you shall 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 my sight,
And did choose 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 ashamed:
14Behold! my servants shall sing aloud for gladness of heart;
But ye shall cry aloud for sorrow of heart;
And ye Shall howl through the anguish of a broken spirit.
15And ye shall leave your name for an execration unto my chosen;
For the Lord Jehovah shall slay thee,
And call his servants by another name.
16Whoso blesseth himself upon the earth,
Shall bless himself by the God of truth;
And whoso sweareth upon the earth,
Shall swear by the God of truth;
Because the former troubles are forgotten,
And because they ore hidden from mine eyes.
17For behold! I create new heavens, and a new earth;
And the former shall not be remembered,
Nor come into mind.
18But ye shall rejoice and exult for ever in that which I create;
For behold! I create Jerusalem an exultation,
And her people a joy.
19And I will exult in Jerusalem,
And rejoice in my people;
And there shall no more be heard in her The voice of weeping,
Nor the voice of a distressful cry.
20There shall be no more thence an infant of days,
Nor an old man that hath not fulfilled his days;
For he that dieth an hundred years old shall die a youth;
And he that falleth short of an hundred years shall be held accursed.
21And they shall build houses, and shall 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 labour in vain,
Nor bring forth children for instant death;
For they are the seed of the blessed of Jehovah;
And their offspring shall be with them.
24And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer;
And while they are yet speaking, I will hear.
25The wolf and the lamb shall feed together,
And the lion shall eat straw like the ox:
But as for the serpent, dust shall be his food.
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain,
Saith Jehovah.

Isaiah 65

65
Judgments and Promises
(Romans 10:1–21)
1“I revealed Myself to those who did not ask for Me;
I was found by those who did not seek Me.#65:1 Cited in Romans 10:20
To a nation that did not call My name,
I said, ‘Here I am! Here I am!’
2All day long I have held out My hands
to an obstinate people #65:2 LXX to a disobedient and obstinate people; cited in Romans 10:21
who walk in the wrong path,
who follow their own imaginations,
3to a people who continually provoke Me to My face,
sacrificing in the gardens
and burning incense on altars of brick,
4sitting among the graves,
spending nights in secret places,
eating the meat of pigs
and polluted broth from their bowls.
5They say, ‘Keep to yourself;
do not come near me, for I am holier than you!’
Such people are smoke in My nostrils,
a fire that burns all day long.
6Behold, it is written before Me:
I will not keep silent, but I will repay;
I will pay it back into their laps,
7both for your iniquities
and for those of your fathers,”
says the Lord.
“Because they burned incense on the mountains
and scorned Me on the hills,
I will measure into their laps
full payment for their former deeds.”
8This is what the Lord says:
“As the new wine is found in a cluster of grapes,
and men say, ‘Do not destroy it, for it contains a blessing,’
so I will act on behalf of My servants;
I will not destroy them all.
9And I will bring forth descendants from Jacob,
and heirs from Judah;
My elect will possess My mountains,#65:9 Or and heirs to My mountains out of Judah; My elect will possess them
and My servants will dwell there.
10Sharon will become a pasture for flocks,
and the Valley of Achor a resting place for herds,
for My people who seek Me.
11But you who forsake the Lord,
who forget My holy mountain,
who set a table for Fortune #65:11 Hebrew Gad, the Babylonian god of fortune
and fill bowls of mixed wine for Destiny,#65:11 Hebrew Meni, the Babylonian god of fate
12I will destine you for the sword,
and you will all kneel down to be slaughtered,
because I called and you did not answer,
I spoke and you did not listen;
you did evil in My sight
and chose that in which I did not delight.”
13Therefore this is what the Lord GOD says:
“My servants will eat,
but you will go hungry;
My servants will drink,
but you will go thirsty;
My servants will rejoice,
but you will be put to shame.
14My servants will shout for joy with a glad heart,
but you will cry out with a heavy heart
and wail with a broken spirit.
15You will leave behind your name
as a curse for My chosen ones,
and the Lord GOD will slay you;
but to His servants He will give another name.
16Whoever invokes a blessing in the land
will do so by the God of truth,
and whoever takes an oath in the land
will swear by the God of truth.
For the former troubles will be forgotten
and hidden from My sight.
A New Heaven and a New Earth
(Revelation 21:1–8)
17For behold, I will create
new heavens and a new earth.#65:17 LXX a new heaven and a new earth; see also Isaiah 66:22 and Revelation 21:1.
The former things will not be remembered,
nor will they come to mind.
18But be glad and rejoice forever
in what I create;
for I will create Jerusalem to be a joy
and its people to be a delight.
19I will rejoice in Jerusalem
and take delight in My people.
The sounds of weeping and crying
will no longer be heard in her.
20No longer will a nursing infant live but a few days,
or an old man fail to live out his years.
For the youth will die at a hundred years,
and he who fails to reach a hundred
will be considered accursed.
21They will build houses and dwell in them;
they will plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
22No longer will they build houses for others to inhabit,
nor plant for others to eat.
For as is the lifetime of a tree,
so will be the days of My people,
and My chosen ones will fully enjoy
the work of their hands.
23They will not labor in vain
or bear children doomed to disaster;
for they will be a people blessed by the Lord
they and their descendants with them.
24Even before they call, I will answer,
and while they are still speaking, I will hear.
25The wolf and the lamb will feed together,
and the lion will eat straw like the ox,
but the food of the serpent #65:25 Hebrew nachash; translated in most cases as snake will be dust.
They will neither harm nor destroy
on all My holy mountain,”
says the Lord.