Isaiah 55 ©

1 The prophet with the free offers of grace through Christ exhorteth to faith, 6 and to repentance. 8 The happy state of believers.


HO, aevery one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and bwithout price.


cWherefore do ye 1spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken ddiligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.


Incline your ear, and ecome unto me: fhear, and your soul shall live; and gI will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.


Behold, hI have given him for ia witness to the people, ja leader and commander to the people.


Behold, thou kshalt call a nation that lthou knowest not, and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee mbecause of the LORD thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee.


nSeek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:


oLet the wicked forsake his way, and 2the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for 3he will abundantly pardon.


pFor my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.


qFor as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.


For ras the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, sthat it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:


tSo shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.


For uye 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 field shall clap their hands.


vInstead 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 the LORD wfor a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.