Isaiah 66

CLV(i) 1 Thus says Yahweh, "The heavens are My throne, and the earth is My footstool. Where is this house which you are building for Me? And where is this place of My rest? 2 Yet all these were made by My hand, and all these are coming to be Mine,averring is Yahweh. "Yet to this one will I look:to the humble and smitten spirit, and he who trembles at My word." 3 Yet the wicked one-- the slaying of a bull, to Me is as smiting a man, sacrificing a flockling is as breaking the neck of a cur, bringing up an approach present is as the blood of a swine, making a memorial of frankincense is as blessing lawlessness. Moreover, they choose their own ways, and in their abominations their soul delights." 4 Moreover, I, I will choose among their unweaned, and their shrinking ones will I bring to them, because I called and there was no answer, I spoke and they did not hearken. And they are doing evil in My eyes, and what I do not desire, that they choose." 5 Hear the word of Yahweh, you who tremble at His word, "Say do your brethren, who are hating you, who are isolating you on account of My name, `Yahweh will be glorified!' Yet He will appear in your rejoicing, and they shall be ashamed." 6 A sound of tumult from the city! A sound from the temple! The voice of Yahweh repaying requital to His enemies! 7 Ere she is travailing, she bears. Ere a cramp is coming to her, then she causes the escape of a male." 8 Who has heard a thing as this? And who has seen things as these? Will the land travail in one day? Should a nation be born at one time? For she travails. Moreover, Zion is bearing her sons." 9 Am I causing to hope, and not begetting?saying is Yahweh. "Should I be begetting, then restrain?says your Elohim." 10 Rejoice with Jerusalem, and exult in her, all who love her. Be elated with her with elation, all who mourn over her." 11 That you may suck and be satisfied from the breasts of her consolations, that you may squeeze and enjoy the deliciousness of the udder of her glory." 12 For thus says Yahweh, "Behold Me stretching out welfare to her, as a stream, and, as a watercourse overflowing, the glory of the nations. And suck do you. On the side are you being borne, and on the knees are you being dandled." 13 As a man whom his mother is comforting, so will I comfort you. And in Jerusalem shall you be comforted." 14 And you see it, and your heart is elated, and your bones, as verdure, shall bud, and the hand of Yahweh shall be known with His servants, yet it menaces His enemies." 15 For, behold! Yahweh shall come with fire! And as a sweeping whirlwind are His chariots, to return with fury, His anger, and His rebuke in blazes of fire." 16 For with fire Yahweh shall come to judge the entire earth, and by His sword all flesh; and multitudinous are the wounded of Yahweh!" 17 The self-sanctified and the self-cleansed to the gardens follow one by one in the portals, eating the flesh of swine, and the roamer and the mouse. They shall be swept up together,averring is Yahweh." 18 And I know their deeds and their devices! I will come to convene all the nations and the tongues. And they come and see My glory." 19 And I place among them a sign, and I send, from those delivered, to the nations, to Tharshish and Pul and Lud and Meshech and Quesheth, Tubal and Javan, and the coastlands afar, who have not heard of My fame, nor have seen My glory. And they tell of My glory, among the nations." 20 And they bring all your brethren from all the nations as an approach present to Yahweh, on horses, and in chariots, and in coaches, and on mules, and in saddle baskets, to My holy mountain, Jerusalem,says Yahweh, "As the sons of Israel are bringing their approach present in a clean vessel to the house of Yahweh." 21 And moreover, from them, to Me will I take for priests and for Levites,says Yahweh." 22 For as the new heavens and the new earth which I will make, will stand before Me,averring is Yahweh, "So stand shall your seed and your name." 23 And it comes, according to the monthly quota in its month, and according to the sabbath quota in its sabbath, all flesh shall come to worship before Me in Jerusalem,says Yahweh." 24 And they fare forth and see the corpses of the mortals, the transgressors against Me, for their worm shall not die, and their fire shall not be quenched, and they become a repulsion to all flesh."