Isaiah 55


Invitation to Life

1Woe the ones thirsting. Go unto water! And as many as do not have money, proceeding, buy and eat! And go and buy without money! even valuable wine and fatling. 2What do you value for money not in bread loaves, and your effort not unto fullness? Hearken to me! and you shall eat good things, and shall revel in good things to your soul. 3Take heed with your ears, and follow after my ways! Listen to me! and you shall live with good things for your soul. And I shall ordain with you [2covenant 1an eternal] -- the sacred things of David, the trustworthy ones. 4Behold, [3a testimony 4to nations 1I made 2him], a ruler and one assigning to nations. 5Behold, nations which do not know you shall call upon you, and peoples which have no knowledge of you [2upon 3you 1shall take refuge], because of the  lord your God, even the holy one of Israel -- for he glorified you. 6Seek the  lord! and in the finding [2him 1call upon]! whenever he should approach to you. 7Let [3leave 1the 2impious one] his ways, and [2man 1the lawless] his plans! And let him return unto the  lord! and he shall be shown mercy, even from our God, for [3unto 4much 1he will forgive 2your sins]. 8[5not 1For 4are 3plans 2my] as your plans; nor as your ways are my ways, says the  lord. 9But as the distance the heaven is from the earth, so [2is at a distance 1my way] from your ways, and your considerations from my mind. 10For as whenever [5should come down 1the 2rain 3or 4snow] from heaven, and in no way shall it return until whenever it should saturate the earth, and the earth should bring forth, and should sprout, and should give seed to the one sowing, and bread for food; 11so shall it be with my word, which ever shall come forth from out of my mouth -- in no way shall it return to me empty until whenever it should finish as much as I wanted; and I will prosper your ways and my precepts. 12For with gladness you shall go forth, and in joy you shall be led. For the mountains and the hills shall leap out favorably receiving you in joy, and all the trees of the field shall clap with their tender branches. 13And instead of a pile, [2shall ascend 1the cypress]. And instead of the briar [2shall ascend 1the myrtle]. And the  lord will be for a name and for [2sign 1an eternal], and it shall not cease.
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