Ancient Israel was rejected for rejecting the Lord—The Lord’s people will rejoice and triumph during the Millennium.
1 I am asought of them that asked not for me; I am found of them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that was not called by my bname.
2 I have spread out my hands all the day unto a arebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts;
3 A people that provoketh me to aanger continually to my face; that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars of bbrick;
4 aWhich remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, which eat swine’s flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels;
5 Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am aholier than thou. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all the day.
6 Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but will arecompense, even recompense into their bosom,
7 Your iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together, saith the Lord, which have burned incense upon the mountains, and ablasphemed me upon the hills: therefore will I measure their former work into their bosom.
8 ¶ Thus saith the Lord, As the anew wine is found in the cluster, and one saith, Destroy it not; for a blessing is in it: so will I do for my servants’ sakes, that I may bnot destroy them all.
9 And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of aJudah an inheritor of my mountains: and mine belect shall cinherit it, and my servants shall dwell there.
10 And Sharon shall be a fold of flocks, and the valley of aAchor a place for the herds to lie down in, for my people that have sought me.
11 ¶ But ye are they that forsake the Lord, that forget my holy mountain, that prepare a table for that atroop, and that furnish the drink offering unto that bnumber.
12 Therefore will I number you to the sword, and ye shall all bow down to the slaughter: because when I acalled, ye did not answer; when I spake, ye did not hear; but did evil before mine eyes, and did choose that wherein I delighted not.
13 Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, my servants shall eat, but ye shall be hungry: behold, my servants shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty: behold, my servants shall rejoice, but ye shall be ashamed:
14 Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but ye shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall ahowl for vexation of spirit.
15 And ye shall leave your name for a acurse unto my chosen: for the Lord God shall slay thee, and call his servants by another bname:
16 That he who ablesseth himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he that sweareth in the earth shall bswear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from mine eyes.
17 ¶ For, behold, I acreate new bheavens and a cnew dearth: and the eformer shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
18 But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a arejoicing, and her people a joy.
19 And I will arejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.
20 There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an aold man that hath not filled his days: for the bchild shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed.
21 And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and aeat the fruit of them.
22 They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a atree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.
23 They shall not alabour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the bseed of the blessed of the Lord, and their coffspring with them.
24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will aanswer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.
25 The awolf and the lamb shall bfeed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent’s meat. They shall not churt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the Lord.