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 Isaiah 65
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A Rebellious People

1 "I permitted Myself to be sought by those R2662 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 did R2663 not call on My name.

2 "I R2664 have spread out My hands all day long to a rebellious R2665 people,

Who walk in the way which is not good, following F851 their own thoughts, R2666

3 A people who continually provoke R2667 Me to My face,

Offering sacrifices in gardens R2668 and burning R2669 incense on bricks;

4 Who sit among graves and spend the night in secret places;

Who eat R2670 swine's flesh,

And the broth of unclean meat is in their pots.

5 "Who say, `Keep R2671 to yourself, do not come near me,

For I am holier than you!'

These are smoke in My nostrils, F852

A fire that burns all the day.

6 "Behold, it is written before Me,

I will not R2672 keep silent, but I R2673 will repay;

I will even repay into their bosom,

7 Both their F853 own iniquities R2674 and the iniquities of their fathers together," says the LORD.

"Because they have burned R2675 incense on the mountains

And scorned R2676 Me on the hills,

Therefore I will measure R2677 their former work into their bosom."

8 Thus says the LORD, "As the new wine is found in the cluster, And one says, `Do not destroy it, for there is benefit F854 in it,' So I will act on behalf of My servants In order not R2678 to destroy all F855 of them.

9 "I will bring forth offspring R2679 from Jacob,

And an heir R2680 of My mountains from Judah;

Even My R2681 chosen ones shall inherit it,

And My R2682 servants will dwell there.

10 "Sharon R2683 will be a pasture land for flocks,

And the valley R2684 of Achor a resting place for herds,

For My people who seek R2685 Me.

11 "But you who forsake R2686 the LORD,

Who forget My holy R2687 mountain,

Who set a table for Fortune, F856

And who fill cups with mixed wine for Destiny, F857

12 I will destine you for the sword, R2688

And all of you will bow down to the slaughter. R2689

Because I called, but you did R2690 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 GOD F858 , "Behold, My servants will eat, R2691 but you will be hungry. R2692 Behold, My servants will drink, R2693 but you will be thirsty. R2694 Behold, My servants will rejoice, R2695 but you will be put R2696 to shame.

14 "Behold, My servants will shout R2697 joyfully with a glad heart,

But you will cry R2698 out with a heavy F859 heart,

And you will wail with a broken spirit.

15 "You will leave your name for a curse R2699 to My chosen ones,

And the Lord GOD F860 will slay you.

But My F861 servants will be called by another R2700 name.

16 "Because he who is F862 blessed in the earth

Will be F862 blessed by the God R2701 of truth;

And he who swears in the earth

Will swear R2702 by the God of truth;

Because the former troubles are forgotten,

And because they are hidden from My sight!

New Heavens and a New Earth

17 "For behold, I create new R2703 heavens and a new earth;

And the former R2704 things will not be remembered or come to mind. F863

18 "But be glad R2705 and rejoice forever in what I create;

For behold, I create Jerusalem for rejoicing

And her people for gladness.

19 "I will also rejoice R2706 in Jerusalem and be glad in My people;

And there will no longer be heard in her

The voice of weeping R2707 and the sound of crying.

20 "No longer will there be in F864 it an infant who lives but a few days,

Or an old man who does not R2708 live F865 out his days;

For the youth will die at the age of one hundred

And the one R2709 F866 who does not reach the age of one hundred

Will be thought accursed.

21 "They will build R2710 houses and inhabit them;

They will also plant R2711 vineyards and eat their fruit.

22 "They will not build and another R2712 inhabit,

They will not plant and another eat;

For as R2713 the lifetime F867 of a tree, so will be the days of My people,

And My chosen ones will wear R2714 out the work of their hands.

23 "They will not R2715 labor in vain,

Or bear children for calamity;

For they are the offspring R2716 F868 of those blessed by the LORD,

And their descendants with them.

24 "It will also come to pass that before they call, I will answer; R2717 and while they are still speaking, I will hear. 25 "The wolf R2718 and the lamb will graze together, and the lion R2719 will eat straw like the ox; and dust R2720 will be the serpent's food. They will do R2721 no evil or harm in all My holy R2722 mountain," says the LORD.
F851: Lit after
F852: Lit nose
F853: Lit your
F854: Lit blessing
F855: Lit the whole
F856: Hebrew Gad
F857: Hebrew Meni
F858: Hebrew YHWH, usually rendered L\ORD/
F859: Lit pain of
F860: Hebrew YHWH, usually rendered L\ORD/
F861: So with Gr; Hebrew He will call His servants
F862: Or bless(es) himself
F862: Or bless(es) himself
F863: Lit heart
F864: Lit from there
F865: Lit fill out
F866: Lit one who misses the mark
F867: Lit days
F868: Lit seed

R2662: Romans 9:24-26; 10:20
R2663: Isaiah 63:19; Hosea 1:10
R2664: Romans 10:21
R2665: Isaiah 1:2,23; 30:1,9
R2666: Psalms 81:11,12; Isaiah 59:7; 66:18
R2667: Job 1:1:11; 2:5; Isaiah 3:8
R2668: Isaiah 1:29; 66:17
R2669: Isaiah 66:3
R2670: Leviticus 11:7; Isaiah 66:3,17
R2671: Matthew 9:11; Luke 7:39; 18:9-12
R2672: Psalms 50:3,21; Isaiah 42:14; 64:12
R2673: Jeremiah 16:18
R2674: Isaiah 13:11; 22:14; 26:21; 30:13,14
R2675: Isaiah 57:7; Hosea 2:13
R2676: Ezekiel 20:27,28
R2677: Jeremiah 5:29; 13:25
R2678: Isaiah 1:9; 10:21,22; 48:9
R2679: Isaiah 45:19,25; Jeremiah 31:36,37
R2680: Isaiah 49:8; 60:21; Amos 9:11-15
R2681: Isaiah 57:13
R2682: Isaiah 32:18
R2683: Isaiah 33:9; 35:2
R2684: Joshua 7:24,26; Hosea 2:15
R2685: Isaiah 51:1; 55:6
R2686: Deuteronomy 29:24,25; Isaiah 1:4,28
R2687: Isaiah 2:2,3; 66:20
R2688: Isaiah 27:1; 34:5,6; 66:16
R2689: Isaiah 63:6
R2690: 2 Chronicles 36:15,16; Proverbs 1:24; Isaiah 41:28; 50:2; 66:4; Jeremiah 7:13
R2691: Isaiah 1:19
R2692: Isaiah 8:21
R2693: Isaiah 41:17,18; 49:10
R2694: Isaiah 5:13
R2695: Isaiah 61:7; 66:14
R2696: Isaiah 42:17; 44:9,11; 66:5
R2697: Psalms 66:4; Isaiah 51:11; James 5:13
R2698: Isaiah 13:6; Matthew 8:12
R2699: Jeremiah 24:9; 25:18; Zechariah 8:13
R2700: Isaiah 62:2
R2701: Exodus 34:6; Psalms 31:5
R2702: Isaiah 19:18; 45:23
R2703: Isaiah 66:22; 2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21:1
R2704: Isaiah 43:18; Jeremiah 3:16
R2705: Psalms 98; Isaiah 12:1,2; 25:9; 35:10; 41:16; 51:3; 61:10
R2706: Isaiah 62:4,5; Jeremiah 32:41
R2707: Isaiah 25:8; 30:19; 35:10; 51:11; Revelation 7:17; 21:4
R2708: Deuteronomy 4:40; Job 1:5:26; Psalms 34:12
R2709: Ecclesiastes 8:12,13; Isaiah 3:11; 22:14
R2710: Isaiah 32:18; Amos 9:14
R2711: Isaiah 30:23; 37:30; Jeremiah 31:5
R2712: Isaiah 62:8,9
R2713: Psalms 92:12-14
R2714: Psalms 21:4; 91:16
R2715: Deuteronomy 28:3-12; Isaiah 55:2
R2716: Isaiah 61:9; Jeremiah 32:38,39; Acts 2:39
R2717: Psalms 91:15; Isaiah 55:6; 58:9; Daniel 9:20-23; 10:12
R2718: Isaiah 11:6
R2719: Isaiah 11:7
R2720: Genesis 3:14; Micah 7:17
R2721: Isaiah 11:9; Micah 4:3
R2722: Isaiah 65:11


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