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And I will make an everlasting covenant with you,
Even the sure mercies of David.
4Behold, I have given him for a witness to the peoples,
A prince and commander to the peoples.
5Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not,
And a nation that knew not thee shall run unto thee;
Because of the Lord thy God,
And for the Holy One of Israel, for He hath glorified thee.
6Seek ye the Lord while He may be found,
Call ye upon Him while He is near;
7Let the wicked forsake his way,
And the man of iniquity his thoughts;
And let him return unto the Lord, and He will have compassion upon him,
And to our God, for He will abundantly pardon
8For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Neither are your ways My ways, saith the Lord.
9For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts.
10For as the rain cometh down and the snow from heaven,
And returneth not thither,
Except it water the earth,
And make it bring forth and bud,
And give seed to the sower and bread to the eater;
11So shall My word be that goeth forth out of My mouth:
It shall not return unto Me void,
Except it accomplish that which I please,
And make the thing whereto I sent it prosper.
12For ye shall go out with joy,
And be led forth with peace;
The mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing,
And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
13Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress,
And instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle;
And it shall be to the Lord for a memorial,
For an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
56Thus saith the Lord:
Keep ye justice, and do righteousness;
For My salvation is near to come,
And My favour to be revealed.
2Happy is the man that doeth this,
And the son of man that holdeth fast by it:
That keepeth the sabbath from profaning it,
And keepeth his hand from doing any evil.
3Neither let the alien,
That hath joined himself to the Lord, speak, saying:
'The Lord will surely separate me from His people';
Neither let the eunuch say:
'Behold, I am a dry tree.'
4For thus saith the Lord
Concerning the eunuchs that keep My sabbaths,
And choose the things that please Me,
And hold fast by My covenant:
5Even unto them will I give in My house