1Vision of Yeshayahu(Isaiah) ben Amots(Amoz) which he perceived concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziyahu(Uzziah), Yotham(Jotham), Achaz(Ahaz),and Yechizqiyahu(Hezekiah), kings of Judah.
and listen up, earth,
for Yahweh speaks:
“I magnified and exalted sons,
but they transgressed against me.”
3The bull knows its owner.
And the donkey, the crib of his possessor.
But Israel knows not,
my people do not consider."
People bound [with] iniquity!
Offspring of evildoers!
They abandoned Yahweh!
They spurned the Holy One of Israel!
They are turned backwards!
5Why are you still stricken?
[Why] continue rebellion?
The entire head has a wound,
and the entire heart [is] faint.
6From bottom to top,
nothing in it [is] okay.
Bruise and wound and fresh blow--
they have not been squeezed nor bound,
neither is one softened with oil.
14Therefore, see this, adding to the wonders for this people, wonder upon wonder:
- destroyed will be the wisdom of its wise;
- the perception of its perceptive will be hidden.
13 [“]For I, Yahweh your God, am grasping your right hand, the One saying to you, ‘Do not be afraid. I myself will help you.’[”]
1“What is wrong! Everyone who is thirsty come to the water, even without money!
“Come, buy food and eat! Come, buy food without money!
“Without cost, buy wine and cream!
2“Why are you spending money without eating, your savings without satisfaction?
“Listen! Listen to me and eat well! Feast yourself on your overflowing soul!
3“Open your mind and come to me! Listen and let your soul live!
“Let me make a permanent deal for you – the commitments guaranteed to David.
4“See, I gave him as a witness to the peoples, leader and commander for them all.
5“So see that you yourself will host a nation that you do not know;
and a nation that does not know you, they will run to you,
because of Yahweh your God, the Holy One of Israel who makes her beautiful.”
6Turn to Yahweh while he can be found! Call on him while he is near!
7Let the criminal change his ways, and the trouble-maker his thoughts;
returning to Yahweh who will pity him, to our God because he proliferates mercy.
8“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor your ways, my ways,” declares Yahweh.
9“For as heaven is higher than earth, so my ways are higher than your ways,
and my thoughts higher than your thoughts;
10“and just as the rain goes down, and the snow, from the heavens,
and doesn’t return back there without quenching the thirst of the earth –
and making her fertile and fruitful, giving seed to sow and food to eat –
11so it is with my word which goes out from my mouth, not returning to me empty,
but having done what I planned for it, and succeeded in what I sent it to do –
12that you keep going out with joy and are sustained with satisfaction.”
The mountains and hills will break into a cheer in front of you;
and all the trees of the countryside clap their hands.
13Instead of thorns, tall green trees will grow; instead of cactus, trees with flowers.
But this is for Yahweh’s reputation, an everlasting signature that will not be erased.
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