Isaiah 65

CLV(i) 1 I am inquired of by those who had not asked for Me. I am found by those who did not seek Me. I say, `Behold Me!' to a nation not calling My name." 2 I spread out My hands all the day to a stubborn and contentious people, those going the way which is not good, after their own devices, 3 the people who are vexing Me to My face continually, they who are sacrificing in gardens, and fuming incense on bricks to demons, 4 who dwell in the tombs, and among the rocks are lodging because of dreams, who are eating the flesh of swine, and the broth of vile sacrifices is in their vessels, 5 who are saying, `Keep near to yourself! You must not come close to me, for I am holier than you.' These are a smoke in My nose, a fire which is glowing all the day." 6 Behold! It is written before Me, I will not hush, save I repay. And I repay into their bosoms, 7 your depravities and the depravities of your forefathers together,says Yahweh, "Who fume incense on the mountains, and on the hills defy Me; and I measure their wage first into their bosom." 8 Thus says Yahweh, "As when finding the grape juice in the cluster, and it is said, `You must not ruin it, for a blessing is in it,' so am I doing on account of My servants, to avoid the ruin of the whole." 9 And I bring forth from Jacob a seed, and from Judah a tenant of My holy mountain, and tenant it shall My chosen, and My servants shall tabernacle there." 10 And Sharon shall become a homestead for a flock, and the vale of Achar for reclining a herd, for My people who inquire of Me." 11 And you who are forsaking Yahweh, forgetting My holy mountain, arranging for Gad a table, and filling for Minni a blend;" 12 I count you for the sword, and all of you for slaughter shall be hacked down. Because I called, yet you did not answer, I spoke, yet you did not hearken. And you are doing evil in My eyes. And what I do not desire, that you choose." 13 Therefore, thus says my Lord Yahweh, "Behold! My servants shall eat, yet you shall be famished. Behold! My servants shall drink, yet you shall thirst. Behold! My servants shall rejoice, yet you shall be ashamed." 14 Behold! My servants shall jubilate from a good heart, yet you shall cry from pain of heart, and from breaking of spirit shall you howl." 15 And you leave your name for an oath to My chosen.And you are put to death by my Lord Yahweh; yet He shall call His servants by another name." 16 The one blessing himself in the land, shall bless himself by the Elohim of truth, and the one swearing in the land, shall swear by the Elohim of truth. "For forgotten are the former distresses, for they are concealed also from My eyes." 17 For, behold Me creating new heavens and a new earth, and the former shall not be remembered, nor shall they come upon the heart." 18 But rather be elated, and exult, in the futures of the future which I will create, for, behold Me creating Jerusalem an exultation, and her people an elation." 19 And I exult in Jerusalem, and I am elated in My people. And no longer shall the sound of lamentation be heard in it, and the sound of an outcry." 20 And no longer shall there be thence a child of few days, or an old man who is not filling his days, for the youth will be a hundred years old, yet the one dying will be a sinner, a hundred years old; he shall be made light of." 21 And they build houses and dwell in them, and they plant vineyards, and eat their fruit." 22 They will not build, and another dwell; they will not plant, and another eat. For as the days of the tree of life are the days of My people, and their handiwork shall be worn out by My chosen." 23 They shall not labor for naught, nor shall they generate for decadence. For the seed of the blessed of Yahweh are they, and their offspring with them." 24 And it comes, ere they are calling, then I will answer; they are still speaking when I will hearken." 25 Then a wolf and a lambkin will graze alike, and the lion, as the beeve, will eat crushed straw, and the serpent has soil for its bread. They will not do evil, nor ruin in all My holy mountain,says Yahweh."