« Isaiah 64 | Isaiah 65 | Isaiah 66 »
Judgment and Salvation65:1 I was ready to be sought by those who did not ask for me;I was ready to be found by those who did not seek me.I said, “Here I am, here I am,”to a nation that was not called by my name.
2 I spread out my hands all the dayto a rebellious people,who walk in a way that is not good,following their own devices;
3 a people who provoke meto my face continually,sacrificing in gardensand making offerings on bricks;
4 who sit in tombs,and spend the night in secret places;who eat pig’s flesh,and broth of tainted meat is in their vessels;
5 who say, “Keep to yourself,do not come near me, for I am too holy for you.”These are a smoke in my nostrils,a fire that burns all the day.
6 Behold, it is written before me:“I will not keep silent, but I will repay;I will indeed repay into their lap
7 both your iniquities and your fathers’ iniquities together,says the Lord;because they made offerings on the mountainsand insulted me on the hills,I will measure into their lappayment for their former deeds.”
8 Thus says the Lord:“As the new wine is found in the cluster,and they say, ‘Do not destroy it,for there is a blessing in it,’so I will do for my servants’ sake,and not destroy them all.
9 I will bring forth offspring from Jacob,and from Judah possessors of my mountains;my chosen shall possess it,and my servants shall dwell there.
10 Sharon shall become a pasture for flocks,and the Valley of Achor a place for herds to lie down,for my people who have sought me.
11 But you who forsake the Lord,who forget my holy mountain,who set a table for Fortuneand fill cups of mixed wine for Destiny,
12 I will destine you to the sword,and all of you shall bow down to the slaughter,because, when I called, you did not answer;when I spoke, you did not listen,but you did what was evil in my eyesand chose what I did not delight in.”
13 Therefore thus says the Lord God:“Behold, my servants shall eat,but you shall be hungry;behold, my servants shall drink,but you shall be thirsty;behold, my servants shall rejoice,but you shall be put to shame;
14 behold, my servants shall sing for gladness of heart,but you shall cry out for pain of heartand shall wail for breaking of spirit.
15 You shall leave your name to my chosen for a curse,and the Lord God will put you to death,but his servants he will call by another name,
16 so that he who blesses himself in the landshall bless himself by the God of truth,and he who takes an oath in the landshall swear by the God of truth;because the former troubles are forgottenand are hidden from my eyes.
New Heavens and a New Earth17 “For behold, I create new heavensand a new earth,and the former things shall not be rememberedor come into mind.
18 But be glad and rejoice foreverin that which I create;for behold, I create Jerusalem to be a joy,and her people to be a gladness.
19 I will rejoice in Jerusalemand be glad in my people;no more shall be heard in it the sound of weepingand the cry of distress.
20 No more shall there be in itan infant who lives but a few days,or an old man who does not fill out his days,for the young man shall die a hundred years old,and the sinner a hundred years old shall be accursed.
21 They shall build houses and inhabit them;they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
22 They shall not build and another inhabit;they shall not plant and another eat;for like the days of a tree shall the days of my people be,and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands.
23 They shall not labor in vainor bear children for calamity,for they shall be the offspring of the blessed of the Lord,and their descendants with them.
24 Before they call I will answer;while they are yet speaking I will hear.
25 The wolf and the lamb shall graze together;the lion shall eat straw like the ox,and dust shall be the serpent’s food.They shall not hurt or destroyin all my holy mountain,”says the Lord.
« Isaiah 64 | Isaiah 65 | Isaiah 66 »
The ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
ESV® Permanent Text Edition (2016). The ESV® text has been reproduced in cooperation with and by permission of Good News Publishers.
Unauthorized reproduction of this publication is prohibited. All rights reserved.