New International Version
12 I will destine you for the sword,(A)
and all of you will fall in the slaughter;(B)
for I called but you did not answer,(C)
I spoke but you did not listen.(D)
You did evil in my sight
and chose what displeases me.”(E)
13 Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says:
“My servants will eat,(F)
but you will go hungry;(G)
my servants will drink,(H)
but you will go thirsty;(I)
my servants will rejoice,(J)
but you will be put to shame.(K)
14 My servants will sing(L)
out of the joy of their hearts,
but you will cry out(M)
from anguish of heart
and wail in brokenness of spirit.
15 You will leave your name
for my chosen ones to use in their curses;(N)
the Sovereign Lord will put you to death,
but to his servants he will give another name.(O)
16 Whoever invokes a blessing(P) in the land
will do so by the one true God;(Q)
whoever takes an oath in the land
will swear(R) by the one true God.
For the past troubles(S) will be forgotten
and hidden from my eyes.
New Heavens and a New Earth
17 “See, I will create
new heavens and a new earth.(T)
The former things will not be remembered,(U)
nor will they come to mind.
18 But be glad and rejoice(V) forever
in what I will create,
for I will create Jerusalem(W) to be a delight
and its people a joy.
19 I will rejoice(X) over Jerusalem
and take delight(Y) in my people;
the sound of weeping and of crying(Z)
will be heard in it no more.
20 “Never again will there be in it
an infant(AA) who lives but a few days,
or an old man who does not live out his years;(AB)
the one who dies at a hundred
will be thought a mere child;
the one who fails to reach[a] a hundred
will be considered accursed.
21 They will build houses(AC) and dwell in them;
they will plant vineyards and eat their fruit.(AD)
22 No longer will they build houses and others live in them,(AE)
or plant and others eat.
For as the days of a tree,(AF)
so will be the days(AG) of my people;
my chosen(AH) ones will long enjoy
the work of their hands.
23 They will not labor in vain,(AI)
nor will they bear children doomed to misfortune;(AJ)
for they will be a people blessed(AK) by the Lord,
they and their descendants(AL) with them.
24 Before they call(AM) I will answer;(AN)
while they are still speaking(AO) I will hear.
25 The wolf and the lamb(AP) will feed together,
and the lion will eat straw like the ox,(AQ)
and dust will be the serpent’s(AR) food.
They will neither harm nor destroy
on all my holy mountain,”(AS)
says the Lord.
- Isaiah 65:20 Or the sinner who reaches