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Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, And instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle
tree: And it shall be to the Lord for a name, For an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
Thus saith the Lord,
himself to the Lord, speak, saying,
my sabbaths, And choose the things that please me, And take hold of my covenant; Even unto them will I give in mine house and within
A place and a name better than of sons and of
daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves
be cut off.
to the Lord, To serve him, and to love the name of the Lord, To be his servants, Every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, And taketh hold of my covenant; Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, And make them joyful in my house of prayer: Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be
accepted upon mine altar; For mine house shall be called an house of
prayer for all people. The Lord God which gathereth the outcasts of Is
rael saith, Yet will I gather others to him, beside those that
are gathered unto him.
beasts of the field, come to devour, Yea, all
beasts in the forest. His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, They are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; Sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber. Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have
enough, And they are shepherds that cannot understand: They all look to their own way, Every one for his gain, from his quarter.
Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine,
The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to
heart: And merciful men are taken away, none considering That the righteous is taken away from the evil to
He shall enter into peace:
But draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress,
out the tongue? Are ye not children of transgression, a seed of false
hood, Enflaming yourselves with idols under every green
tree, Slaying the children in the valleys under the clifts
of the rocks? Among the smooth stones of the stream is thy por
They, they are thy lot:
Even to them hast thou poured a drink offering,
thy remembrance: For thou hast discovered thyself to another than me,
and art gone up;
nant with them;
thou hast lied,
heart? Have not I held my peace even of old, And thou fearest me not?
I will declare thy righteousness,
away; vanity shall take them: But he that putteth his trust in me shall possess the
ye up, cast ye up, prepare the way, Take
up the stumblingblock out of the way of my people. For thus saith the high and lofty One That inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, With him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, To revive the spirit of the humble, And to revive the heart of the contrite ones. For I will not contend for ever, Neither will I be always wroth: For the spirit should fail before me, And the souls which I have made. For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth,
and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth, And he went on frowardly in the way of his heart. I have seen his ways, and will heal him: