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ISAIAH

Shall swear by the God of truth;
Because the former troubles are forgotten,
And because they are hid from Mine eyes.
17For, behold, I create new heavens
And a new earth;
And the former things shall not be remembered,
Nor come into mind.
18But be ye glad and rejoice for ever
In that which I create;
For, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing,
And her people a joy.
19And I will rejoice in Jerusalem,
And joy in My people;
And the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her,
Nor the voice of crying.
20There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man,
That hath not filled his days;
For the youngest shall die a hundred years old,
And the sinner being a hundred years old shall be accursed.
21And they shall build houses, and inhabit them;
And they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them.
22They shall not build, and another inhabit,
They shall not plant, and another eat;
For as the days of a tree shall be the days of My people,
And Mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.
23They shall not labour in vain,
Nor bring forth for terror;
For they are the seed blessed of the Lord,
And their offspring with them.
24And it shall come to pass that, before they call, I will answer,
And while they are yet speaking, I will hear.
25The wolf and the lamb shall feed together,
And the lion shall eat straw like the ox;
And dust shall be the serpent's food.
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain,
Saith the Lord.
 
66Thus saith the Lord:
The heaven is My throne,
And the earth is My footstool;
Where is the house that ye may build unto Me?
And where is the place that may be My resting-place?
2For all these things hath My hand made,
And so all these things came to be,
Saith the Lord;
But on this man will I look,
Even on him that is poor and of a contrite spirit,
And trembleth at My word.
3He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man;
He that sacrificeth a lamb, as if he broke a dog's neck;
He that offereth a meal-offering, as if he offered swine's blood;
He that maketh a memorial-offering of frankincense, as if he blessed an idol;
According as they have chosen their own ways,
And their soul delighteth in their abominations;
4Even so I will choose their mockings,
And will bring their fears upon them;
Because when I called, none did answer;
When I spoke, they did not hear,

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