The prophet, with the promises of Christ, calleth to faith,
Isaiah 55:1 Come to the waters all ye, yt be thurstie, & ye that haue no moneye. Come, bye, that ye maye haue to eate. Come, bye wyne & mylck, without eny money, or moneye worth, Isaiah 55:2 Wherfore do ye laye out yor moneye, for the thinge yt fedeth not, and spende youre laboure aboute the thinge that satisfieth you not? But herke rather vnto me, ad ye shal eate of the best, & youre soule shal haue hir pleasure in pleteousnes. Isaiah 55:3 Enclyne youre eares, & come vnto me, take hede & youre soule shal lyue. For I will make an euerlastinge couenaunt with you, eue the sure mercies of Dauid. Isaiah 55:4 Beholde, I shal geue him for a witnesse amoge ye folke, for a prynce & captayne vnto the people. Isaiah 55:5 Lo, thou shalt call an vnknowne people: & a people that had no knowlege of the, shall runne vnto the: because off the LORDE thy God, ye holy one of Israel, which glorifieth the.
and to repentance.
Isaiah 55:6 Seke the LORDE while he maye be founde, call vpo him while he is nye. Isaiah 55:7 Let the vngodly man forsake his wayes, ad the vnrightuous his ymaginacios, & turne agayne vnto the LORDE, so shal he be merciful vnto him: and to oure God, for he is redy to forgeue.
The happy success of them that believe.
Isaiah 55:8 For thus saieth the LORDE: My thoughtes are not youre thoughtes, & youre wayes are not my wayes: Isaiah 55:9 But as farre as the heauens are hyer then the earth, so farre do my waies exceade yours, & my thoughtes yours Isaiah 55:10 And like as the rayne & snowe cometh downe from heaue, & returneth not thither agayne, but watereth the earth, maketh it frutefull & grene, that it maye geue corne & breade vnto the sower: Isaiah 55:11 So the worde also that commeth out of my mouth, shal not turne agayne voyde vnto me, but shal accoplish my wil & prospere in the thinge, wherto I sende it. Isaiah 55:12 And so shal ye go forth wt ioye, & be led with peace. The mountaynes and hilles shal synge with you for ioye, and all the trees of the felde shal clappe their hondes. Isaiah 55:13 For thornes, there shal growe Fyrre trees, & ye Myrte tre in the steade of breres. And this shal be done to the prayse of the LORDE, & for an euerlastinge toke, that shal not be taken awaye.