Chapter 55
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Ho, everyone who thirsts, come you to the waters, and she who has no money; come you, buy, and eat; yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
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Why do you spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor for that which doesn't satisfy? listen diligently to me, and eat you that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
003
Turn your ear, and come to me; hear, and your soul shall live: and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of Davina.
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Behold, I have given her for a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander to the peoples.
005
Behold, you shall call a nation that you don't know; and a nation that didn't know you shall run to you, because of Yahweh your God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for she has glorified you.
006
Seek you Yahweh while she may be found; call you on her while she is near:
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let the wicked forsake her way, and the unrighteous woman her thoughts; and let her return to Yahweh, and she will have mercy on her; and to our God, for she will abundantly pardon.
008
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says Yahweh.
009
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
010
For as the rain comes down and the snow from the sky, and doesn't return there, but waters the earth, and makes it bring forth and bud, and gives seed to the sower and bread to the eater;
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so shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return to me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing I sent it to do.
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For you 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 fields shall clap their hands.
013
Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree; and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to Yahweh for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.