I am found by those who didn’t seek me.
I said, ‘See me, see me,’
to a nation that was not called by my name.
to a rebellious people
who walk in a way that is not good,
according to their own thoughts,
and lodge in the secret places;
who eat pig’s flesh
and have broth of abominable things in their vessels;
do not come near to me, for I am holier than you.’
These are smoke in my nose,
a fire that burns all the day.
I will not keep silence, but will recompense,
yes, I will recompense into their bosom
and the iniquities of your fathers together,”
“who have turned incense into smoke-perfume on the mountains
and blasphemed me on the hills;
therefore I will I measure into their lap
payment for their former work.”
“As the new wine is found in the cluster
and one says, ‘Do not destroy it,
for a blessing is in it,’
so will I do for my servants’ sake,
that I may not destroy them all.
and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains;
and my chosen will inherit it,
and my servants will dwell there.
and the valley of Achor a place for herds to lie down in,
for my people who have sought me.
and you will all bow down to the slaughter;
because when I called, you didn’t answer;
when I spoke, you didn’t listen,
but you did what was evil in my eyes,
and chose what I didn’t delight in.”
“Behold, my servants will eat,
but you will be hungry;
behold, my servants will drink,
but you will be thirsty;
behold, my servants will rejoice,
but you will be disappointed;
but you will cry out for sorrow of heart
and will wail for anguish of spirit.
for a curse to my chosen;
and the Lord Yahweh will kill you,
and he will call his servants by another name,
will bless himself in the God of truth;
and he who swears on the earth
will swear by the God of truth,
because the former troubles are forgotten,
and because they are hidden from my eyes.
in what I create;
for behold, I create Jerusalem to be a joy,
and her people to be a delight.
and joy in my people,
and no more will be heard in it
the voice of weeping or the voice of crying.
they will plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
and while they are still speaking, I will hear.