"You have journeyed to the king with oil And increased your perfumes ; You have 1sent your envoys a great distance And made them godown to aSheol.
"You were tired out by the length of your road, Yet you did not say, '2It is hopeless.' You foundbrenewedstrength, Therefore you did not cfaint.
"Of 3whom were you worried and fearfulWhen you lied, and did 4not remember Me dNor5give Me a thought ? Was I not silent even for a longtime So you do not fear Me?
"I will 6declare your righteousness and your 7deeds, But they will not profit you.
"When you cry out, 8let your collection of idols deliver you. But the wind will carryall of them up, And a breath will take them away. But he who 9takesrefuge in Me will 10inherit the land And will 11possess My holymountain."
And it will be said, "12Build up, build up, prepare the way, Remove every obstacle out of the way of My people."
For thussays the 13high and exalted One Who e14livesforever, whose name is Holy, "I 15dwell on a high and holy place, And also with the 16contrite and lowly of spirit In order to 17revive the spirit of the lowly And to revive the heart of the contrite.
"For I will 18not contendforever, 19Nor will I always be angry ; For the spirit would growfaintbefore Me, And the 20breath of those whom I have made.
"Because of the iniquity of his 21unjustgain I was angry and struck him; I hid My face and was angry, And he went on 22turningaway, in the way of his heart.
"I have seen his ways, but I will 23heal him; I will 24lead him and 25restorecomfort to him and to his mourners,
19Creating the f26praise of the lips. 27Peace, peace to him who is 28far and to him who is near," Says the LORD, "and I will heal him."