Isaiah 65 - UPDV Updated Bible Version

Isaiah, Chapter 65

65:1 I am inquired of by those who didn't ask [for me]; I am found of those who didn't seek me: I said, Look at me, look at me, to a nation that did not call on my name.
65:2 I have spread out my hands all the day to a rebellious people, who walk in a way that is not good, after their own thoughts;
65:3 a people who provoke me to my face continually, sacrificing in gardens, and burning incense on bricks;
65:4 who sit among the graves, and lodge in the secret places; who eat swine's flesh, and broth of contaminated things is in their vessels;
65:5 who say, Stand by yourself, don't come near to me, for I am holier than you. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burns all the day.
65:6 Look, it is written before me: I will not keep silent, but will recompense, yes, I will recompense into their bosom,
65:7 your+ own iniquities, and the iniquities of your+ fathers together, says Yahweh, who have burned incense on the mountains, and blasphemed me on the hills; therefore I will first measure their work into their bosom.
65:8 Thus says Yahweh, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one says, Don't destroy it, for a blessing is in it: so I will do for my slaves' sake, that I may not destroy them all.
65:9 And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains; and my chosen will inherit it, and my slaves will stay there.
65:10 And Sharon will be a fold of flocks, and the valley of Achor a place for herds to lie down in, for my people who have sought me.
65:11 But you+ who forsake Yahweh, who forget my holy mountain, who prepare a table for Fortune, and who fill up mingled wine to Destiny;
65:12 I will destine you+ to the sword, and you+ will all bow down to the slaughter; because when I called, you+ did not answer; when I spoke, you+ did not hear; but you+ did that which was evil in my eyes, and chose that in which I did not delight.
65:13 Therefore thus says the Sovereign Yahweh, Look, my slaves will eat, but you+ will be hungry; look, my slaves will drink, but you+ will be thirsty; look, my slaves will rejoice, but you+ will be put to shame;
65:14 look, my slaves will sing for joy of heart, but you+ will cry for sorrow of heart, and will wail for vexation of spirit.
65:15 And you+ will leave your+ name for a curse to my chosen; and the Sovereign Yahweh will slay you; and he will call his slaves by another name:
65:16 so that he who blesses himself in the earth will bless himself in the God of truth; and he who swears in the earth will swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from my eyes.
65:17 For, look, I create new heavens and a new earth; and the former things will not be remembered, nor come into mind.
65:18 But be+ glad and rejoice forever in that which I create; for, look, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy.
65:19 And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people; and there will be heard in her no more the voice of weeping and the voice of crying.
65:20 There will be no more from there an infant of days, nor an old man who has not filled his days; for the child will die a hundred years old, and the sinner being a hundred years old will be accursed.
65:21 And they will build houses, and inhabit them; and they will plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them.
65:22 They will not build, and another inhabit; they will not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree will be the days of my people, and my chosen will long enjoy the work of their hands.
65:23 They will not labor in vain, nor bring forth for calamity; for they are the seed of the blessed of Yahweh, and their offspring with them.
65:24 And it will come to pass that, before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.
65:25 The wolf and the lamb will be shepherded together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox; and dust will be the serpent's food. They will not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, says Yahweh.

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