Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Isaiah 66

The glorious God will be served in humble sincerety.

Isaiah 66:1 Thus, saith Yahweh, The heavens, are my throne, and, The earth, is my footstool: Where, then is the house which ye can build me? Or where, is my place of rest? Isaiah 66:2 For, all these things, hath mine own hand made, And all these things, came into being,—Declareth Yahweh. But, for this one, will I look around, For him who is humbled and smitten in spirit, And so careth anxiously for my word. Isaiah 66:3 He that slaughtereth an ox, [is as one] who smiteth a man, He that sacrificeth a lamb, [is as one] who beheadeth a dog, He that causeth a meal-offering to ascend, [offereth it with] the blood of swine, He that maketh a memorial of frankincense, [is as one] who blesseth iniquity: They indeed, have chosen their own ways, And, in their own abominations, their soul hath found delight; Isaiah 66:4 I, also, will choose the things that vex them, And, the things they dread, will I bring upon them, Because—I called, and there was none, to answer, I spake, and they hearkened not,—But did that which was wicked in mine eyes, And, of that wherein I delighted not, made choice.

He comforteth the humble with the marvellous generation,

Isaiah 66:5 Hear the word of Yahweh, ye who care anxiously for his word: Said your brethren, Who hated you, Who thrust you out for my Name's sake, Yahweh be glorified! Therefore shall he appear to your rejoicing, But, they, shall turn pale. Isaiah 66:6 The sound of a tumult—out of the city, A sound, out of the temple,—The sound of Yahweh, rendering recompense to his foes. Isaiah 66:7 Before she travaileth, she hath brought forth,—Before her pains come to her, she hath given birth to a man-child! Isaiah 66:8 Who, hath heard the like of this? Who, hath seen the like of these things? Can, a land, be made to bring forth, in one day? Or, a nation, be born, at one time? As soon as she travaileth, Zion hath also given birth to her children. Isaiah 66:9 Could, I, bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? Saith Yahweh. Or, I, be causing to bring forth, and then prevent? Saith thy God.

and with the gracious benefits of the Church.

Isaiah 66:10 Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and exult over her, All ye who love her,—Joy with her, right joyfully, All ye who used to mourn over her: Isaiah 66:11 That ye may draw, to satisfaction, out of the fountain of her consolations,—That ye may drain out and get exquisite delight from the abundance of her glory. Isaiah 66:12 For, thus, saith Yahweh,—Behold me! extending unto her, like a river, prosperity, And, as a torrent overflowing, the glory of the nations, That ye may draw it forth—Upon the side, shall ye be carried, and, Upon the knees, shall ye be caressed: Isaiah 66:13 As one whom, his mother, consoleth, So, will, I, console you, And, in Jerusalem, shall ye be consoled. Isaiah 66:14 As soon as ye have seen it, your heart, shall be joyful, And, your bones, like green herbage, shall thrive,—So shall be known, The hand of Yahweh with his servants, But indignation with his foes!

God's severe judgments against the wicked.

Isaiah 66:15 For lo! Yahweh, with fire, doth come, And, like a storm-wind, [are] his chariots,—To render, with fury, his anger, And his rebuke, with flames of fire. Isaiah 66:16 For, by fire, will Yahweh enter into judgment, And by his sword, with all flesh,—And many, shall be the slain of Yahweh. Isaiah 66:17 They who hallow themselves and purify themselves for the gardens, Behind a certain thing in the midst, Who eat the flesh of swine, and the abomination, and the mouse, Together, shall be cut off—Declareth Yahweh. Isaiah 66:18 Because, I, . . . for their works and their devices, doth it come! . . . Am about to gather together all nations and tongues,—So shall they come and see my glory.

The Gentiles shall have an holy Church,

Isaiah 66:19 Then will I set, among them, a sign, And will send, of them, such as have escaped, unto the nations—Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, Tubal and Javan,—The Coastlands that are afar off, Who have not heard my fame, Nor seen my glory, And they shall tell my glory throughout the nations. Isaiah 66:20 Then shall they bring in all your brethren out of all the nations, As a present unto Yahweh, Upon horses and in chariots and in palanquins and on mules and on dromedaries, Unto my holy, mountain—Jerusalem, Saith Yahweh,—Just as the sons of Israel, bring in, their present in a pure vessel, into the house of Yahweh. Isaiah 66:21 And, of them also, will I take for priests—for Levites, Saith Yahweh, Isaiah 66:22 For, as the new heavens and the new earth which I am about to make, are to remain before me, Declareth Yahweh, So, shall remain, your seed and your name. Isaiah 66:23 And it shall come to pass, that, From one new moon to another, and, From one sabbath to another, Shall all flesh, come in, to bow down before me, Saith Yahweh.

and see the damnation of the wicked.

Isaiah 66:24 Then shall they go forth and look, upon the dead bodies of the men, who had been trespassing against me—For, their worm, shall not die, And, their fire, shall not be quenched; So shall they become an abhorrence, to all flesh.

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