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Isaiah 65

The calling of the Gentiles.

Isaiah 65:1 I am sought out of them that inquired not [for me], I am found of them that sought me not; I have said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that was not called by my name.

The Jews, for their incredulity, idolatry, and hypocrisy, are rejected.

Isaiah 65:2 I have stretched out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, who walk in a way not good, after their own thoughts; Isaiah 65:3 the people that provoke me to anger continually to my face, sacrificing in gardens and burning incense upon the bricks; Isaiah 65:4 who sit down among the graves, and lodge in the secret places; who eat swine's flesh, and broth of abominable things [is in] their vessels; Isaiah 65:5 who 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. Isaiah 65:6 Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but will recompense, even recompense into their bosom, Isaiah 65:7 your iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together, saith Jehovah, who have burned incense upon the mountains, and outraged me upon the hills; and I will measure their former work into their bosom.

A remnant shall be saved.

Isaiah 65:8 Thus saith Jehovah: As the new wine is found in the cluster, and it is said, Destroy it not, for a blessing is in it; so will I do for my servants' sakes, that I may not destroy [them] all. Isaiah 65:9 And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah a possessor of my mountains; and mine elect shall possess it, and my servants shall dwell there. Isaiah 65:10 And the Sharon shall be a fold for flocks, and the valley of Achor a couching-place of the herds, for my people that have sought me.

Judgments on the wicked, and blessings on the godly.

Isaiah 65:11 But ye who forsake Jehovah, who forget my holy mountain, who prepare a table for Gad, and fill up mixed wine unto Meni: Isaiah 65:12 I will even assign you to the sword, and ye shall all bow down in the slaughter; because I called, and ye did not answer, I spoke, and ye did not hear; but ye did what was evil in mine eyes, and chose that wherein I delight not. Isaiah 65:13 Therefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Behold, my servants shall eat, and *ye* shall be hungry; behold, my servants shall drink, and *ye* shall be thirsty; behold, my servants shall rejoice, and *ye* shall be ashamed; Isaiah 65:14 behold, my servants shall sing aloud for gladness of heart, and *ye* shall cry out for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit. Isaiah 65:15 And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto mine elect; for the Lord Jehovah will slay thee, and will call his servants by another name: Isaiah 65:16 so that he who blesseth himself in the land shall bless himself by the God of truth; and he that sweareth in the land shall swear by the God of truth: because the former troubles shall be forgotten, and because they shall be hidden from mine eyes.

The blessed state of the new Jerusalem.

Isaiah 65:17 For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. Isaiah 65:18 But be glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create. For behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy. Isaiah 65:19 And I will rejoice over Jerusalem, and will joy in my people; and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying. Isaiah 65:20 There shall be no more thenceforth an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not completed his days; for the youth shall die a hundred years old, and the sinner being a hundred years old shall be accursed. Isaiah 65:21 And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit thereof: Isaiah 65:22 they shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree shall be the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands. Isaiah 65:23 They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for terror; for they are the seed of the blessed of Jehovah, and their offspring with them. Isaiah 65:24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; while they are yet speaking, I will hear. Isaiah 65:25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the ox; and dust shall be the serpent's meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith Jehovah.

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