Isaiah 55

1The prophet with the free offers of grace through Christ exhorteth to faith, 6and to repentance. 8The happy state of believers.

1 Ho, 1every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and 2without price.

2 1Wherefore do ye aspend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken 2diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

3 Incline your ear, and 1come unto me: 2hear, and your soul shall live; and 3I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.

4 Behold, 1I have given him for 2a witness to the people, 3a leader and commander to the people.

5 Behold, thou 1shalt call a nation that 2thou knowest not, and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee 3because of the Lord thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee.

61Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:

7 1Let the wicked forsake his way, and athe unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for bhe will abundantly pardon.

81For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.

9 1For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

10 For 1as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, 2that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:

11 1So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

12 For 1ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

13 1Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the Lord 2for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.