1 "Come, everyone who thirsts, to the waters! Come, he who has no
money, buy, and eat! Yes, come, buy wine and milk without money
and without price. 2 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. 3 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 David.
4 Behold, I have given him for a witness to the peoples, a
leader and commander to the peoples. 5 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 he has glorified you."
6 Seek Yahweh while he may be found; call you on him while he is
near: 7 let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous
man his thoughts; and let him return to Yahweh, and he will have
mercy on him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
8 "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my
ways," says Yahweh. 9 "For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways,
and my thoughts than your thoughts. 10 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; 11 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. 12 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. 13 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."