65"I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me; I was found by those who did not seek me. To a nation that did not call on my name, I said, 'Here am I, here am I.'H1875H7592H3808H4672H1245H3808H559H1471H7121H80342All day long I have held out my hands to an obstinate people, who walk in ways not good, pursuing their own imaginations—H6566H3027H3117H5637H5971H1980H1870H2896H310H42843a people who continually provoke me to my very face, offering sacrifices in gardens and burning incense on altars of brick;H5971H3707H8548H6440H2076H1593H6999H38434who sit among the graves and spend their nights keeping secret vigil; who eat the flesh of pigs, and whose pots hold broth of impure meat;H3427H6913H3885H5341H398H2386H1320H4839H6564H6292H36275who say, 'Keep away; don't come near me, for I am too sacred for you!' Such people are smoke in my nostrils, a fire that keeps burning all day.H559H7126H5066H6942H6227H639H784H3344H31176"See, it stands written before me: I will not keep silent but will pay back in full; I will pay it back into their laps—H3789H6440H2814H7999H7999H24367both your sins and the sins of your ancestors," says the LORD. "Because they burned sacrifices on the mountains and defied me on the hills, I will measure into their laps the full payment for their former deeds."H5771H5771H1H3162H559H3068H6999H2022H2778H1389H4058H7223H6468H24368This is what the LORD says: "As when juice is still found in a cluster of grapes and people say, 'Don't destroy it, there is still a blessing in it,' so will I do in behalf of my servants; I will not destroy them all.H559H3068H8492H4672H811H559H7843H1293H6213H5650H78439I will bring forth descendants from Jacob, and from Judah those who will possess my mountains; my chosen people will inherit them, and there will my servants live.H3318H2233H3290H3063H3423H2022H972H3423H5650H793110Sharon will become a pasture for flocks, and the Valley of Achor a resting place for herds, for my people who seek me.H8289H5116H6629H6010H5911H1241H7258H5971H187511"But as for you who forsake the LORD and forget my holy mountain, who spread a table for Fortune and fill bowls of mixed wine for Destiny,H5800H3068H7913H6944H2022H6186H7979H1409H1408H4390H4469H450712I will destine you for the sword, and all of you will fall in the slaughter; for I called but you did not answer, I spoke but you did not listen. You did evil in my sight and chose what displeases me."H4487H2719H3766H2874H7121H6030H1696H8085H6213H7451H5869H977H265413Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: "My servants will eat, but you will go hungry; my servants will drink, but you will go thirsty; my servants will rejoice, but you will be put to shame.H559H136H3069H5650H398H7456H5650H8354H6770H5650H8055H95414My servants will sing out of the joy of their hearts, but you will cry out from anguish of heart and wail in brokenness of spirit.H5650H7442H2898H3820H6817H3511H3820H3213H7667H730715You will leave your name for my chosen ones to use in their curses; the Sovereign LORD will put you to death, but to his servants he will give another name.H3240H8034H7621H972H136H3069H4191H7121H5650H312H803416Whoever invokes a blessing in the land will do so by the one true God; whoever takes an oath in the land will swear by the one true God. For the past troubles will be forgotten and hidden from my eyes.H1288H776H1288H430H543H7650H776H7650H430H543H7223H6869H7911H5641H5869
New Heavens and a New Earth
17"See, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind.H1254H2319H8064H2319H776H7223H2142H5927H382018But be glad and rejoice forever in what I will create, for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight and its people a joy.H7797H1523H5703H1254H1254H3389H1525H5971H488519I will rejoice over Jerusalem and take delight in my people; the sound of weeping and of crying will be heard in it no more.H1523H3389H7797H5971H6963H1065H8085H6963H220120"Never again will there be in it infants who live but a few days, or older people who do not live out their years; those who die at a hundred will be thought mere youths; those who fail to reach a hundred will be considered accursed.H5764H3117H2205H4390H3117H5288H4191H3967H8141H1121H2398H3967H8141H1121H704321They will build houses and dwell in them; they will plant vineyards and eat their fruit.H1129H1004H3427H5193H3754H398H652922No longer will they build houses and others live in them, or plant and others eat. For as the days of a tree, so will be the days of my people; my chosen ones will long enjoy the work of their hands.H1129H312H3427H5193H312H398H3117H6086H3117H5971H972H1086H4639H302723They will not labor in vain, nor will they bear children doomed to misfortune; for they will be a people blessed by the LORD, they and their descendants with them.H3021H7385H3205H928H2233H1288H3068H663124Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear.H7121H6030H1696H808525The wolf and the lamb will feed together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox, but dust will be the serpent's food. They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain," says the LORD.H2061H2924H7462H259H738H398H8401H1241H6083H5175H3899H7489H7843H6944H2022H559H3068
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