The prophet, with the promises of Christ, calleth to faith,
Isaiah 55:1 Come to the waters all ye, þt be thursty, and ye that haue no money. Come, bye, þt ye maye haue to eate. Come, bye wyne and mylck, wythout any money, or money worth. Isaiah 55:2 Wherfore do ye laye out youre money, for the thynge that fedeth not, & spende youre laboure aboute þe thynge that satisfyeth you not. But herken herken rather vnto me, & ye shall eate of þe best, and youre soule shall haue her pleasure in plenteousnes. Isaiah 55:3 Enclyne your eares, and come vnto me, take hede (I saye) & your soule shall lyue. For I will make an euerlastynge couenaunt wyth you, euen þe sure mercyes of Dauid. Isaiah 55:4 Beholde, I gaue him for a wytnesse among the folke, for a Prynce and captayne vnto the people. Isaiah 55:5 Lo, thou shalt call an vnknowne people: & a people that had not knowledge of the, shall runne vnto the: because of the Lord thy God, and the holy one of Israel, whych glorifyeth þe.
and to repentance.
Isaiah 55:6 Seke the Lorde, whyle he may be founde, and call vpon hym whyle he is nye. Isaiah 55:7 Let þe vngodly man forsake his owne wayes, & the vnryghtuous hys owne ymagynacyons, and turne agayne vnto the Lorde: so shall he be mercyfull vnto hym: and to oure God, for he is very ready to forgeue.
The happy success of them that believe.
Isaiah 55:8 For thus sayeth the Lorde: my thoughtes are not youre thoughtes, and youre wayes are not my wayes, Isaiah 55:9 but as farre as the heauens are hyer then the earth, so farre do my wayes exceade yours, and my thoughtes yours. Isaiah 55:10 And lyke as the rayne & snowe commeth downe from heauen, and returneth not thyther agayne, but watereth þe earth, maketh it frutefull and grene, that it maye geue corne vnto the sower, and breade to hym that eateth. Isaiah 55:11 So the worde also that commeth out of my mouth shall not turne againe voyde vnto me, but shall accomplyshe my wyll and prospere in þe thynge wherto I sende it. Isaiah 55:12 And so shall ye goo forth wt ioye, & be led wt peace. The mountaynes & hylles shall synge wyth you for ioye, & all the trees of the felde shall clappe theyr handes. Isaiah 55:13 For thornes, there shall growe Fyrre trees, & the Myrre tre in the steade of breers. And thys shall be done to þe prayse of the Lorde, and for an euerlastynge token, that shall not be taken awaye.