Invitation to the Thirsty

55 “Come, all you who are thirsty,(A)
    come to the waters;(B)
and you who have no money,
    come, buy(C) and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk(D)
    without money and without cost.(E)
Why spend money on what is not bread,
    and your labor on what does not satisfy?(F)
Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good,(G)
    and you will delight in the richest(H) of fare.
Give ear and come to me;
    listen,(I) that you may live.(J)
I will make an everlasting covenant(K) with you,
    my faithful love(L) promised to David.(M)

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“For my thoughts(A) are not your thoughts,
    neither are your ways my ways,”(B)
declares the Lord.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth,(C)
    so are my ways higher than your ways
    and my thoughts than your thoughts.(D)
10 As the rain(E) and the snow
    come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
    without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,(F)
    so that it yields seed(G) for the sower and bread for the eater,(H)
11 so is my word(I) that goes out from my mouth:
    It will not return to me empty,(J)
but will accomplish what I desire
    and achieve the purpose(K) for which I sent it.

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