I am sought of them that asked not for me: I am found of them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, vnto a nation that was not called by my name.
I haue spread out my hands all the day vnto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their owne thoughts:
A people that prouoketh mee to anger continually to my face, that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense vpon altars of bricke:
Which remaine among the graues, and lodge in the monuments, which eate swines flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels:
Which say;
Stand by thy selfe, come not neere to me;
for I am holier then thou: these are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all the day.
Behold, it is written before me: I will not keepe silence, but will recompence, euen recompence into their bosome,
Your iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together, (saith the Lord) which haue burnt incense vpon the mountaines, & blasphemed mee vpon the hils: therfore will I measure their former worke into their bosome.
Thus saith the Lord, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one saith, Destroy it not, for a blessing is in it: so wil I doe for my seruants sakes, that I may not destroy them all.
And I will bring forth a seede out of Iacob, and out of Iudah an inheritour of my mountains: and mine elect shall inherit it, and my seruants shall dwell there.
And Sharon shall be a fold of flockes, and the valley of Achor a place for the herds to lie downe in, for my people that haue sought me.
But yee are they that for sake the Lord, that forget my holy mountaine, that prepare a table for that troope, and that furnish the drinke offring vnto that number.
Therefore will I number you to the sword, and yee shall all bow downe to the slaughter: because when I called, yee did not answere;
when I spake, yee did not heare, but did euill before mine eyes, and did choose that wherein I delighted not:
Therefore thus saith the Lord God;
Behold, my seruants shall eate, but ye shall be hungry: behold, my seruants shall drinke, but yee shall be thirstie: behold, my seruants shall reioyce, but yee shall be ashamed.
Behold, my seruants shall sing for ioy of heart, but yee shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howle for vexation of spirit.
And yee shall leaue your name for a curse vnto my chosen: for the Lord God shall slay thee, and call his seruants by another name:
That he who blesseth himselfe in the earth, shall blesse himselfe in the God of trueth;
and he that sweareth in the earth, shall sweare by the God of trueth;
because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from mine eyes.
For behold, I create new heauens, and a new earth: & the former shal not be remembred, nor come into mind.
But bee you glad and reioyce for euer in that which I create: for beholde, I create Ierusalem a reioycing, and her people a ioy.
And I wil reioyce in Ierusalem, and ioy in my people, and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.
There shalbe no more thence an infant of dayes, nor an olde man, that hath not filled his dayes: for the childe shall die an hundreth yeeres olde: but the sinner being an hundreth yeres old, shalbe accursed.
And they shall builde houses, and inhabite them, and they shall plant vineyards, and eate the fruit of them.
They shal not build, and another inhabit: they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the daies of a tree, are the dayes of my people, and mine elect shal long enioy the worke of their hands.
They shall not labour in vaine, nor bring forth for trouble: for they are the seede of the blessed of the Lord, and their offspring with them.
And it shal come to passe, that before they call, I will answere, & whiles they are yet speaking, I will heare.
The wolfe and the lambe shall feede together, and the lyon shall eate straw like the bullocke: and dust shalbe the serpents meat.
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountaine, sayth the Lord.