Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Isaiah 65

The calling of the Gentiles.

Isaiah 65:1 I have let myself be consulted, by them who had not asked, I have suffered myself to be found, by them who had not sought me,—I have said, Here I am! Here I am! Unto a nation that had not been called by my name.

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

Isaiah 65:2 I have spread out my hands, all the day, Unto a rebellious people,—Who walk, In the way that is not good, After their own devices. Isaiah 65:3 The people who are provoking me to anger, to my face, continually,—Sacrificing in gardens, and, Burning incense upon bricks; Isaiah 65:4 Who tarry among graves, And, in the secret places, do lodge—Who eat the flesh of swine, And, the broth of refuse things, is in their vessels,— Isaiah 65:5 Who say—Draw near by thyself, Do not approach with me, For I am holier than thou! These, are, A smoke in my nostrils, A fire, burning all the day. Isaiah 65:6 Lo! it is written before me,—I will not keep silence, But I have, recompensed, and will, recompense, into their bosom: Isaiah 65:7 Your own iniquities, And the iniquities of your fathers together, Saith Yahweh, Who have burned incense upon the mountains, And, upon the hills, have reproached me,—Therefore will I measure their former work, into their bosom.

A remnant shall be saved.

Isaiah 65:8 Thus, saith Yahweh—As, new wine, is found, in the cluster, And one saith, Do not destroy it, for a blessing, is in it, So, will I do for the sake of my servants, That I may not destroy the whole [nation]; Isaiah 65:9 Therefore will I bring forth, Out of Jacob, a seed, and, Out of Judah, an inheritor of my mountains, That my chosen ones may inherit, it, And, my servants, dwell there; Isaiah 65:10 Then shall, Sharon, become, a fold for flocks, And the vale of Achor, for the lying down of herds,—For my people who have sought me.

Judgments on the wicked, and blessings on the godly.

Isaiah 65:11 But, ye, are they—Who forsake Yahweh, Who forget my holy, mountain—Who prepare, for Fortune, a table, and, Who fill for Destiny, mixed wine; Isaiah 65:12 Therefore will I destine you, to the sword, And, ye all, to the slaughter, shall bow down. Because I called, and ye answered not, I spake, and ye hearkened not,—But did that which was wicked in mine eyes, And, of that wherein I delighted not, ye made choice, Isaiah 65:13 Therefore, Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh,—Lo! my servants, shall eat, but, ye, shall be famished, Lo! my servants, shall drink, but, ye, shall be thirsty,—Lo! my servants, shall rejoice, but, ye, shall turn pale; Isaiah 65:14 Lo! my servants, shall shout in triumph for mirth of heart, But, ye, shall make outcry, for pain of heart, And, for a breaking of spirit, shall ye howl. Isaiah 65:15 So shall ye leave your name for an oath, to my chosen ones,—So then My Lord Yahweh, will slay thee,—And, his servants, will he call by another name: Isaiah 65:16 So that, he who blesseth himself in the earth, Will bless himself in the God of faithfulness, And, he who sweareth in the earth, Will swear by the God of faithfulness—Because the former troubles, have been forgotten, and, Because they are hid from mine eyes.

The blessed state of the new Jerusalem.

Isaiah 65:17 For, behold me! Creating new heavens, and a new earth,—And the former, shall not be mentioned, neither shall they come up on the heart. Isaiah 65:18 But joy ye and exult, perpetually, in what I, am about to create,—For, behold me! Creating Jerusalem an exultation, and, Her People a joy; Isaiah 65:19 Therefore will I Exult in Jerusalem, and, Joy in my People,—And there shall be heard in her, no more, The sound of weeping, or the sound of a cry: Isaiah 65:20 There shall be thenceforward, no more, A suckling of a few days, or an elder, Who filleth not up his days,—But, a youth, a hundred years old, may die, Yea, a sinner, a hundred years old, shall be accursed, Isaiah 65:21 Then shall they build houses, and dwell, in them,—And plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them; Isaiah 65:22 They shall not build, and, another, dwell, They shall not plant, and, another, eat,—For, as the days of a tree, shall be the days of my people, And, the work of their own hands, shall my chosen ones, use to the full: Isaiah 65:23 They shall not labour in vain, Nor have children for terror,—For, the seed of the blessed ones of Yahweh, shall they be, And their offspring, with them. Isaiah 65:24 And it shall come to pass-That, before they call, I, will answer, And, while yet they, are speaking, I, will hear. Isaiah 65:25 The wolf and the lamb, shall feed, in unity, And, the lion, as an ox, shall eat straw; But, as for the serpent, dust, shall be his food: They shall not harm—Nor shall they destroy, In all my holy mountain, saith Yahweh.

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