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Isaiah 66

The glorious God will be served in humble sincerety.

Isaiah 66:1 Thus sayeth the Lorde: Heauen is my seate, & the earth is my fote stole. Where shall nowe þe house stande, that ye wyll buylde vnto me? And where shall be the place, that I wyll dwell in? Isaiah 66:2 As for these thynges, my hande hath made them all, & they are all created, sayeth the Lorde. Whych of them shall I then regarde? Euen him that is pore and of a lowly troubled sprete, & standeth in awe of my wordes. Isaiah 66:3 For who so slayeth an oxe for me, doth me so greate dishonoure, as he that kylleth a man. He that kylleth a shepe for me, knetcheth a dogge. He that bryngeth me meatoffrynges, offreth swynes bloude: Who so maketh me a memoryall of incense, prayseth þe thynge that is vnryght. Yet take they soch wayes in hande, and their soule delyteth in these abhominacyons. Isaiah 66:4 Therfore wyll I also haue pleasure in laughynge them to scorne, and þe thynge that they feare, wyll I brynge vpon them. For when I called, no man gaue answere: when I spake, they wolde not heare: But did wickednesse before myne eyes, and chose þe thynges þt displease me.

He comforteth the humble with the marvellous generation,

Isaiah 66:5 Heare the worde of God all ye that feare the thynge which he speaketh. Youre brethren that hate you, and cast you out for my names sake, saye: The Lorde is haynouse against vs, but you shall se him in ioye when they shalbe confounded. Isaiah 66:6 Then shall be heard agret noyse from the cytie and the temple, the voyce of the Lorde, þt wyll rewarde, & recompence his enemyes: Isaiah 66:7 lyke as when a wyfe bringeth forth a man chylde, or euer she suffre the payne of þe byrth & anguyshe of þe trauayle. Isaiah 66:8 Who euer hearde or sawe soche thynges? doth the grounde beare in one daye? or are the people borne all at once, as Syon traueyled in childe byrth and bare her sonnes? Isaiah 66:9 For thus sayeth the Lorde. Am I he that maketh other to beare, and beare not my selfe? Am not I he that beareth and maketh baren? sayeth thy God.

and with the gracious benefits of the Church.

Isaiah 66:10 Reioyse with Ierusalem, and be glad with her, all ye that loue her. Be ioyfull with her, all ye þt mourned for her. Isaiah 66:11 For ye shall sucke comforte out of her brestes, and be satisfyed. Ye shall taste, and haue delyte in the plenteousnesse of her power. Isaiah 66:12 For thus sayeth þe Lord: beholde, I wyll lett peace into her, lyke a water floude, and the myght of the Heythen lyke a flowynge streame. Then shall ye sucke, ye shall be borne vpon her sydes, and be ioyfull vpon her knees. Isaiah 66:13 For lyke as a chylde is comforted of his mother, so shall I comforte you, and ye shalbe comforted in Ierusalem. Isaiah 66:14 And when ye se thys, youre herte shall reioyse and youre bones shall floryshe lyke an herbe. Thus shall the hande of the Lorde be knowne amonge hys seruauntes, and hys indignacyon amonge hys enemyes.

God's severe judgments against the wicked.

Isaiah 66:15 For beholde, the Lorde shall come with fyre, & hys charet shall be lyke a whorle wynde, that he maye recompence his vengeaunce in his wrath and hys indignacyon with the flame of fyre. Isaiah 66:16 For the Lorde shall iudge all flesh wyth the fyre and with his swerde, and there shalbe a greate nombre slayne of the Lorde. Isaiah 66:17 Soch as haue made them selues holy and cleane in the gardens, & those þt haue eaten swynes flesh, myce, and other abhominacyons, shalbe taken awaye together, sayeth the Lorde. Isaiah 66:18 For I wyll come to gather all people & tonges with their workes and ymaginacyons: these shall come, and se my glory.

The Gentiles shall have an holy Church,

Isaiah 66:19 Unto them shall I geue a token, and sende certayne of them (that be delyuered) amonge the Gentiles: into Cilycia, Affryca, and Lydia (where men can handle bowes) into Italye and also Greke lande. The Iles farre of, that haue not herde speake of me, and haue not sene my glory, shall preache my prayse amonge the Gentiles, Isaiah 66:20 and shall brynge all youre brethren for an offrynge vnto the Lorde, out of all the people, vpon horses, charrettes and horse lytters, vpon Mules and cartes to Ierusalem my holy hyll (sayeth the Lorde) lyke as the chyldre of Israel brynge the offrynge in cleane vessels, to the house of the Lorde. Isaiah 66:21 And I shall take out certayne of them for to be prestes and leuites, sayeth þe Lorde. Isaiah 66:22 For lyke as the newe heauen and the newe earth which I wyll make, shalbe fast stablisshed by me: (sayeth þe Lorde) So shall youre sede and youre name contynue, Isaiah 66:23 and there shalbe a newe Moone for the other, and a newe Sabbath for the other, and all fleshe shall come to worshippe before me (sayeth þe Lorde)

and see the damnation of the wicked.

Isaiah 66:24 And they shall go forth and loke vpon the caryons of them that haue transgressed agaynst me. For their wormes shall not dye, nether shall their fyre be quenched, & all flesh shall abhorre them.

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