am sought of them that asked not for me; I am found of them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation
that was not called by my name.
2I have spread
out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts;
3A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face; that sacrificeth in
gardens, and burneth incense upon altars of brick;
remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, which eat swine's flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels;
5Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near
to me; for I am holier than thou. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all the day.
6Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but will recompense,
even recompense into their bosom,
and the iniquities of your fathers together, saith the LORD, which have burned incense upon the mountains, and blasphemed
me upon the hills: therefore will I measure their former work into their bosom.
8Thus saith the LORD, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one saith, Destroy it not; for a
blessing is in it: so will I do for my servants' sakes, that I may not destroy them all.
9And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor of my
mountains: and mine elect shall inherit it, and my servants shall dwell there.
10And Sharon shall be a fold of flocks, and the valley of Achor a place for the herds to lie down in,
for my people that have sought me.
are they that forsake the LORD, that forget my holy mountain, that prepare a table for that troop, and that furnish the drink
offering unto that number.
I number you to the sword, and ye shall all bow down to the slaughter: because when I called, ye did not answer; when I spake,
ye did not hear; but did evil before mine eyes, and did choose that wherein I delighted not.
13Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, my servants shall eat, but ye shall
be hungry: behold, my servants shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty: behold, my servants shall rejoice, but ye shall be ashamed:
14Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of
heart, but ye shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit.
15And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen: for the Lord GOD shall slay thee, and call
his servants by another name:
16That he who
blesseth himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he that sweareth in the earth shall swear by the
God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from mine eyes.
17For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be
remembered, nor come into mind.
18But be ye
glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy.
19And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping
shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.
shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred
years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed.
21And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit
22They shall not build, and another
inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall
long enjoy the work of their hands.
shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their offspring
24And it shall come to pass, that
before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.
25The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust
shall be the serpent's meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD.