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, unto a nation that was not called by
I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which
walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts;||
A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face; that
sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars of brick;||
Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, which eat
swine's flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels;||
swine's flesh, and broth of abominable things"
Don't eat "swine flesh" (like ham or bacon) or other "abominable things."
(65:5) "Which say ... I am holier than thou. These are a smoke in my nose."
People who think they're "holier than thou" are a smoke in God's nose.
Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than
thou. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all the day.
Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but will
recompense, even recompense into their bosom,
Your iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together, saith the
LORD, which have burned incense upon the mountains, and blasphemed me upon
the hills: therefore will I measure their former work into their bosom.
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 will I do for my
servants' sakes, that I may not destroy them all.||
And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor
of my mountains: and mine elect shall inherit it, and my servants shall
And Sharon shall be a fold of flocks, and the valley of Achor a place for
the herds to lie down in, for my people that have sought me.||
But ye are they that forsake the LORD, that forget my holy mountain, that
prepare a table for that troop, and that furnish the drink offering unto
(65:11-12) "Ye are they that forsake the LORD ... Therefore will I number you to the sword,
and ye shall all bow down to the slaughter."
Therefore will I number you to the sword, and ye shall all bow down to the
slaughter: because when I called, ye did not answer; when I spake, ye did
not hear; but did evil before mine eyes, and did choose that wherein I
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, my servants shall eat, but ye
shall be hungry: behold, my servants shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty:
behold, my servants shall rejoice, but ye shall be ashamed:||
"God's servants" will will eat, drink, and be merry; everyone else
will be hungry, thirsty, and ashamed -- until God kills them, that is.
(65:13) "My servants shall eat, but ye shall be hungry: behold, my servants shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty:
behold, my servants shall rejoice, but ye shall be ashamed."
(65:14) "Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but ye shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit."
(65:15) "And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen: for the Lord GOD shall slay thee, and call his servants by another name."
"He that sweareth in the earth shall swear by the God of truth."
Is it okay to take oaths?
"For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth."
Will the earth will last forever?
Will there ever be anything new?
Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but ye shall cry for
sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit.
And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen: for the Lord GOD
shall slay thee, and call his servants by another name:
That he who blesseth himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God
of truth; and he that
sweareth in the earth shall swear by the God of truth; because the
former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from mine eyes.
For, behold, I create
new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor
come into mind.
But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I
create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy.
And 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.
There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath
not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the
sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed.
And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant
vineyards, and eat the fruit of them.||
They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and
another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine
elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.||
They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are
the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their offspring with them.||
(65:24) "The wolf and the lamb shall feed together,
and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent's meat." |
I wonder what will become of the spiders. Will they be more friendly toward flies?
And will the parasitic wasps find another way to feed their larvae? Or will they continue to feed off the living bodies of
And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while
they are yet speaking, I will hear.
The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw
like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent's meat. They shall not hurt
nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD.