let Myself be inquired of by those who did not ask for Me,
And 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.
have stretched out My hands all day long
To a rebellious people,
Who walk in a way that is not good,
After their own thoughts;
A people who provoke Me to anger
To My face continually,
Who sacrifice in gardens
And burn incense upon the bricks;
Who sit among the graves
And lodge overnight in the secret places;
Who eat swine’s flesh
And the broth of abominations in their pots;
Who say, Keep to yourself,
Do not come near me; for I am holier than you.
These are smoke in My nose,
A fire that burns all day.
It is written here before Me:
I will not keep silent without first recompensing;
And I will recompense, into their bosom,
Your iniquities and the ainiquities
of your fathers together,
Who have burned incense upon the mountains
And have scorned Me upon the hills;
Therefore I will measure their work first
Into their bosom.
Thus says Jehovah,
As the new wine is found in the cluster,
And someone says, Do not destroy it,
For there is a blessing in it;
So will I do for My servants’ sake,
In order not to destroy them all.
And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob,
And out of Judah one who will possess My mountain;
And My achosen
ones will possess it,
And My servants will dwell there.
And Sharon will be an abode for the flock,
And the valley of Achor a resting place for the herd,
For My people who have sought Me.
But you who forsake Jehovah,
Who forget My holy mountain,
Who prepare a atable
And fill vessels with drink offerings to Destiny,
I will destine you to the sword,
And you all will bow down to the slaughter;
Because I called you, but you did not answer;
I spoke, but you did not listen;
But you did evil in My sight
And chose that in which I did not delight.
Therefore thus says the Lord Jehovah,
Indeed, My servants shall eat,
But you shall ahunger
Indeed, My servants shall drink,
But you shall thirst;
Indeed, My servants shall rejoice,
But you shall be put to shame;
Indeed, My servants shall give a ringing shout
Because of a heart of joy,
But you shall cry out
Because of a heart of pain,
And because of a broken spirit you shall wail.
And you will leave your name as a curse to My chosen ones,
And the Lord Jehovah will slay you;
And He will call His servants by another name,
So that he who blesses himself in the earth
Will bless himself in the 1God
And he who swears in the earth
Will swear by the God of faithfulness;
Because the former troubles are forgotten
And because they are hidden from My sight.
For I am now creating 1anew
And a new earth,
And the bformer
things will not be remembered,
Nor will they ccome up in the heart.
rejoice and exult forever,
In what I create,
For I am now creating Jerusalem as an exultation
And her people as a rejoicing.
And I will exult in Jerusalem
And rejoice in My people;
And there will no longer be heard in her
The voice of aweeping
and the voice of crying.
There will no longer be in her
An infant who reaches the age of only a few days
Nor an old man who does not fill up his days;
For the lad will die at a hundred years of age,
And the sinner, being a hundred years of age, will be cursed.
And they will build houses and inhabit them,
And they will plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
They will not build and another inhabit;
They will not plant and another eat;
For like the days of a atree
are the days of My people,
And My chosen ones will enjoy the work of their hands to the full;
They will not labor in vain,
Nor bear children unto turmoil;
For they are the seed of those blessed of Jehovah,
And their offspring with them.
And it will be that before they call, I will answer;
Even while they are speaking, I will hear.
and the lamb will feed as one,
And the lion will eat straw like the ox,
will be the serpent’s food;
They will not harm nor destroy
In all My holy mountain, says Jehovah.