Isaiah 55

The Free Offer of Mercy

1 "Ho! Every one who 1thirsts, come to the waters; And you who have 2no money come, buy and eat. Come, buy 3wine and milk 4Without money and without cost.
2 "Why do you spend money for what is 5not bread, And your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and 6eat what is good, And 7delight yourself in abundance.
3 "8Incline your ear and come to Me. Listen, that you may 9live; And I will make 10an everlasting covenant with you, According to the 11faithful mercies shown to David.
4 "Behold, I have made 12him a witness to the peoples, A 13leader and commander for the peoples.
5 "Behold, you will call a 14nation you do not know, And a nation which knows you not will 15run to you, Because of the LORD your God, even the Holy One of Israel; For He has 16glorified you."
6 17Seek the LORD while He may be found; 18Call upon Him while He is near.
7 19Let the wicked forsake his way And the unrighteous man his 20thoughts; And let him 21return to the LORD, And He will have 22compassion on him, And to our God, For He will 23abundantly pardon.
8 "For My thoughts are not 24your thoughts, Nor are 25your ways My ways," declares the LORD.
9 "For 26as 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 27rain and the snow come down from heaven, And do not return there without * watering the earth And making it bear and sprout, And furnishing 28seed to the sower and bread to the eater;
11 So will My 29word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will 30not return to Me empty, Without * 31accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.
12 "For you will go out with 32joy And be led forth with 33peace; The 34mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you, And all the 35trees of the field will clap their hands.
13 "Instead of the 36thorn bush the 37cypress will come up, And instead of the 38nettle the myrtle will come up, And it will be a 39memorial to the LORD, For an everlasting 40sign which 41will not be cut off."

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Cross References 41

  • 1. Psalms 42:1, 2; Psalms 63:1; Psalms 143:6; Isaiah 41:17; Isaiah 44:3; John 4:14; John 7:37; Revelation 21:6
  • 2. Lamentations 5:4
  • 3. Song of Songs 5:1; Joel 3:18
  • 4. Hosea 14:4; Matthew 10:8
  • 5. Ecclesiastes 6:2; Hosea 8:7
  • 6. Psalms 22:26; Isaiah 1:19; Isaiah 62:8, 9
  • 7. Isaiah 25:6; Jeremiah 31:14
  • 8. Isaiah 51:4
  • 9. Leviticus 18:5; Romans 10:5
  • 10. Isaiah 61:8
  • 11. Acts 13:34
  • 12. Psalms 18:43; Jeremiah 30:9; Hosea 3:5
  • 13. Ezekiel 34:24; Ezekiel 37:24, 25; Daniel 9:25; Micah 5:2
  • 14. Isaiah 45:14, 22-24; Isaiah 49:6, 12, 23
  • 15. Zechariah 8:22
  • 16. Isaiah 60:9
  • 17. Psalms 32:6; Isaiah 45:19, 22; Isaiah 49:8; Amos 5:6
  • 18. Isaiah 58:9; Isaiah 65:24
  • 19. Isaiah 1:16, 19; Isaiah 58:6
  • 20. Isaiah 32:7; Isaiah 59:7
  • 21. Isaiah 31:6; Isaiah 44:22
  • 22. Isaiah 14:1; Isaiah 54:8, 10
  • 23. Isaiah 1:18; Isaiah 40:2; Isaiah 43:25; Isaiah 44:22
  • 24. Isaiah 65:2; Isaiah 66:18
  • 25. Isaiah 53:6
  • 26. Psalms 103:11
  • 27. Isaiah 30:23
  • 28. 2 Corinthians 9:10
  • 29. Isaiah 45:23; Matthew 24:35
  • 30. Isaiah 44:26; Isaiah 59:21
  • 31. Isaiah 46:10; Isaiah 53:10
  • 32. Psalms 105:43; Isaiah 51:11; Isaiah 52:9
  • 33. Isaiah 54:10, 13; Jeremiah 29:11
  • 34. Isaiah 44:23; Isaiah 49:13
  • 35. 1 Chronicles 16:33
  • 36. Isaiah 7:19
  • 37. Isaiah 60:13
  • 38. Isaiah 5:6; Isaiah 7:24; Isaiah 32:13
  • 39. Isaiah 63:12, 14; Jeremiah 33:9
  • 40. Isaiah 19:20
  • 41. Isaiah 56:5

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