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ISAIAH

And within My walls a monument and a memorial
Better than sons and daughters;
I will give them an everlasting memorial,
That shall not be cut off.
6Also the aliens, that join themselves to the Lord, to minister unto Him,
And to love the name of the Lord,
To be His servants,
Every one that keepeth the sabbath from profaning it,
And holdeth fast by My covenant:
7Even 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 acceptable upon Mine altar;
For My house shall be called
A house of prayer for all peoples.
8Saith the Lord God who gathereth the dispersed of Israel:
Yet I will gather others to him, beside those of him that are gathered.
 
9All ye beasts of the field, come to devour,
Yea, all ye beasts in the forest.
10His watchmen are all blind,
Without knowledge;
They are all dumb dogs,
They cannot bark;
Raving, lying down, loving to slumber.
11Yea, the dogs are greedy,
They know not when they have enough;
And these are shepherds
That cannot understand;
They all turn to their own way,
Each one to his gain, one and all.
12'Come ye, I will fetch wine,
And we will fill ourselves with strong drink;
And to-morrow shall be as this day,
And much more abundant.'
 
57The righteous perisheth,
And no man layeth it to heart,
And godly men are taken away,
None considering
That the righteous is taken away from the evil to come.
2He entereth into peace,
They rest in their beds,
Each one that walketh in his uprightness.
 
3But draw near hither,
Ye sons of the sorceress,
The seed of the adulterer and the harlot.
4Against whom do ye sport yourselves?
Against whom make ye a wide mouth,
And draw out the tongue?
Are ye not children of transgression,
A seed of falsehood,
5Ye that inflame yourselves among the terebinths,
Under every leafy tree;
That slay the children in the valleys,
Under the clefts of the rocks?
6Among the smooth stones of the valley is thy portion;
They, they are thy lot;
Even to them hast thou poured a drink-offering,
Thou hast offered a meal-offering.
Should I pacify Myself for these things?
7Upon a high and lofty mountain
Hast thou set thy bed;
Thither also wentest thou up
To offer sacrifice.
8And behind the doors and the posts
Hast thou set up thy symbol;

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