65 “I have let myself be searched for by those who did not ask for me;
I have let myself be found by those who did not look for me.+
I said, ‘Here I am, here I am!’ to a nation that was not calling on my name.+
To those walking in the way that is not good,+
Following their own thoughts;+
Sacrificing in gardens+ and making sacrificial smoke on bricks.
And they pass the night in hidden places,*
Eating the flesh of pigs,+
These are a smoke in my nostrils, a fire burning all day long.
6 Look! It is written before me;
I will not stand still,
But I will repay them,+
I will repay them in full measure*
“Because they have made sacrificial smoke on the mountains
And have reproached me on the hills,+
I will first measure out their wages in full.”*
8 This is what Jehovah says:
“Just as when new wine is found in a cluster of grapes
And someone says, ‘Do not destroy it, for there is some good* in it,’
So I will do for the sake of my servants;
I will not destroy them all.+
And out of Judah the one to inherit my mountains;+
My chosen ones will take possession of it,
And my servants will reside there.+
For my people who search for me.
Those forgetting my holy mountain,+
Those setting a table for the god of Good Luck,
And those filling up cups of mixed wine for the god of Destiny.
And all of you will bow down to be slaughtered,+
Because I called, but you did not answer,
I spoke, but you did not listen;+
You kept doing what was bad in my eyes,
And you chose what displeased me.”+
13 Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah says:
“Look! My servants will eat, but you will go hungry.+
Look! My servants will drink,+ but you will go thirsty.
14 Look! My servants will shout joyfully because of the good condition of the heart,
But you will cry out because of the pain of heart
And you will wail because of a broken spirit.
15 You will leave behind a name that my chosen ones will use as a curse,
And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will put each of you to death,
But his own servants he will call by another name;+
16 So that anyone who seeks a blessing for himself in the earth
Will be blessed by the God of truth,*
And anyone who swears an oath in the earth
And the former things will not be called to mind,*
Nor will they come up into the heart.+
18 So exult and be joyful forever in what I am creating.
For look! I am creating Jerusalem a cause for joy
And her people a cause for exultation.+
No more will there be heard in her the sound of weeping or a cry of distress.”+
20 “No more will there be an infant from that place who lives but a few days,
Nor an old man who fails to live out his days.
For anyone who dies at a hundred will be considered a mere boy,
And the sinner will be cursed, even though he is a hundred years of age.*
22 They will not build for someone else to inhabit,
Nor will they plant for others to eat.
For the days of my people will be like the days of a tree,+
And the work of their hands my chosen ones will enjoy to the full.
Nor will they bear children for distress,
And their descendants with them.+
24 Even before they call out, I will answer;
While they are yet speaking, I will hear.
25 The wolf and the lamb will feed together,
The lion will eat straw just like the bull,+
And the serpent’s food will be dust.
They will do no harm nor cause any ruin in all my holy mountain,”+ says Jehovah.