Isaiah 65:3-13 NLT

3 All day long they insult me to my face by worshiping idols in their sacred gardens. They burn incense on the rooftops of their homes.
4 At night they go out among the graves and secret places to worship evil spirits. They also eat pork and other forbidden foods.
5 Yet they say to each other, 'Don't come too close or you will defile me! I am holier than you!' They are a stench in my nostrils, an acrid smell that never goes away."
6 "Look, my decree is written out in front of me: I will not stand silent; I will repay them in full! Yes, I will repay them --
7 both for their own sins and for those of their ancestors," says the LORD. "For they also burned incense on the mountains and insulted me on the hills. I will pay them back in full!"
8 "But I will not destroy them all," says the LORD. "For just as good grapes are found among a cluster of bad ones (and someone will say, 'Don't throw them all away -- there are some good grapes there!'), so I will not destroy all Israel. For I still have true servants there.
9 I will preserve a remnant of the people of Israel a and of Judah to possess my land. Those I choose will inherit it and serve me there.

References for Isaiah 65:9

    • ä 65:9 - Hebrew <I>remnant of Jacob.</I>
      10 For my people who have searched for me, the plain of Sharon will again be filled with flocks, and the valley of Achor will be a place to pasture herds."
      11 "But because the rest of you have forsaken the LORD and his Temple and worship the gods of Fate and Destiny,
      12 I will 'destine' you to the sword. All of you will bow before the executioner, for when I called, you did not answer. When I spoke, you did not listen. You deliberately sinned -- before my very eyes -- and chose to do what you know I despise."
      13 Therefore, this is what the Sovereign LORD says: "You will starve, but my servants will eat. You will be thirsty, but they will drink. You will be sad and ashamed, but they will rejoice.