The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“Thus saith the Lord, As the new 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 not destroy them all.

And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains: and mine elect shall inherit it, and my servants shall dwell there.

And Sharon shall be a fold of flocks, and the valley of Achor a place for the herds to lie down in, for my people that have sought me.

But ye are they that forsake the Lord, that forget my holy mountain, that prepare a table for that troop, and that furnish the drink offering unto that number.

Therefore will I number you to the sword, and ye shall all bow down to the slaughter: because when I called, 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.

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:

Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but ye shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit.

And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen: for the Lord God shall slay thee, and call his servants by another name:

That he who blesseth himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he that sweareth in the earth shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from mine eyes.

For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.

But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy.

And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.

There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed.

And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them.

They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.

They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the Lord, and their offspring with them.

And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.

The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent’s meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the Lord.” – Isaiah 65 : 8-28 (KJV)




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  1. 8 This is what the Lord says.
    Just as sweet wine is found in the grape cluster,
    so that someone says, “Do not destroy it
    because there is a blessing in it,”
    so I will act in the same way for the sake of my servants,
    in order not to destroy the whole people.
    9 I will bring forth offspring from Jacob,
    and from Judah those who will inherit my mountains,
    so that my chosen ones will possess the land,
    and my servants will dwell there.

    10 Sharon will become a pasture for flocks,
    and the Valley of Achor a resting place for herds,
    for my people who seek me.
    11 But you who are abandoning the Lord,
    you who have forgotten my holy mountain,
    who are setting a table for Fortune,
    who are pouring out mixed wine for Destiny,
    12 I will destine you for the sword.
    All of you will bow down to be slaughtered,
    because I called, but you did not answer.
    I spoke, but you did not listen.
    You committed evil in my eyes,
    and you chose that which does not please me.
    13 Therefore, this is what the Lord God says.
    Watch! My servants will eat,
    but you will go hungry.
    Watch! My servants will drink,
    but you will be thirsty.
    Watch! My servants will rejoice,
    but you will be ashamed.
    14 Watch! My servants will shout because of the joy in their heart,
    but you will cry out because of the pain in your heart,
    and because of a broken spirit you will wail.
    15 You will leave your name for my chosen ones to use as a curse,
    and the Lord God will put you to death,
    but he will call his servants by another name,
    16 so that anyone on earth who blesses himself
    will bless himself by the God of Amen,[b]
    and anyone on the earth who swears
    will swear by the God of Amen!
    For the past troubles will be forgotten.
    Yes, they are certainly hidden from my eyes.

    The Lord’s New Creation
    17 Watch this! I am about to create new heavens and a new earth.
    The former things will not be remembered.
    They will not come to mind.
    18 Instead, rejoice and celebrate forever, because of what I am creating.
    Watch this! I am about to create Jerusalem to be a source of gladness,
    and her people will be a source of joy.
    19 I also will be glad because of Jerusalem,
    and I will rejoice over my people.
    The sound of weeping will not be heard in her again,
    nor will the sound of crying.
    20 There will never again be an infant there who lives for only a few days,
    or an elderly man who does not fill out all his days,
    for one who dies at a hundred will be considered a young man,
    and one who fails to attain the age of one hundred will be regarded
    as cursed.
    21 Then they will build houses and live in them.
    They will plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
    22 They will not build a house and have another person live in it.
    They will not plant and have another person eat the crop,
    for the days of my people will be like the days of a tree,
    and my chosen ones will enjoy all the work of their hands.
    23 They will not labor only to receive nothing,
    and they will not give birth to children doomed to disaster,
    for they will be offspring who are blessed by the Lord,
    and their descendants will be with them.

    24 Then even before they call, I will answer.
    While they are still speaking, I will hear.
    25 The wolf and the lamb will graze together,
    and lions will eat straw like cattle,
    but the serpent will eat dust as its food.
    They will not harm or destroy anywhere on my holy mountain,
    says the Lord. Isaiah 65:8-28 (EHV)

    Footnotes
    [a] Isaiah 65:7 Some Hebrew manuscripts read your.
    [b] Isaiah 65:16 Amen is the literal rendering.

  2. JWR, I have gotten to really like reading the Scripture posts on the Sabbath, they have been good reminders and ways to prompt me to widen my Scripture readings. After over 40 years of reading the Bible, I still find many things I don’t really understand, and many that I have finally understood, along with discovering things that I had no idea existed at all. Being prompted like this at your site has certainly been a blessing, and I thank you.

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