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Isaiah 55

An Invitation to Abundant Life
1“Ho! #(Matt. 5:6; John 4:14; 7:37; Rev. 21:6; 22:17)Everyone who thirsts,
Come to the waters;
And you who have no money,
#(Matt. 13:44; Rev. 3:18)Come, buy and eat.
Yes, come, buy wine and milk
Without money and without price.
2Why do you spend money for what is not bread,
And your wages for what does not satisfy?
Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good,
And let your soul delight itself in abundance.
3Incline your ear, and #Matt. 11:28come to Me.
Hear, and your soul shall live;
#Is. 54:8; 61:8; Jer. 32:40And I will make an everlasting covenant with you—
The #2 Sam. 7:8; Ps. 89:28; (Acts 13:34)sure mercies of David.
4Indeed I have given him as #(John 18:37; Rev. 1:5)a witness to the people,
#(Jer. 30:9; Ezek. 34:23; Dan. 9:25)A leader and commander for the people.
5#Is. 52:15; Eph. 2:11, 12Surely you shall call a nation you do not know,
#Is. 60:5And nations who do not know you shall run to you,
Because of the Lord your God,
And the Holy One of Israel;
#Is. 60:9For He has glorified you.”
6#Matt. 5:25; 25:11; John 7:34; 8:21; 2 Cor. 6:2; (Heb. 3:13)Seek the Lord while He may be #Ps. 32:6; Is. 49:8found,
Call upon Him while He is near.
7#Is. 1:16Let the wicked forsake his way,
And the unrighteous man #Is. 59:7; Zech. 8:17his thoughts;
Let him return to the Lord,
#Ps. 130:7; Jer. 3:12And He will have mercy on him;
And to our God,
For He will abundantly pardon.
8“For#2 Sam. 7:19 My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
9“For#Ps. 103:11 as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts.
10“For #Deut. 32:2as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven,
And do not return there,
But water the earth,
And make it bring forth and bud,
That it may give seed to the sower
And bread to the eater,
11#Is. 45:23; Matt. 24:35So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;
It shall not return to Me void,
But it shall accomplish what I please,
And it shall #Is. 46:9–11prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
12“For#Is. 35:10 you shall go out with joy,
And be led out with peace;
The mountains and the hills
Shall #Ps. 98:8break forth into singing before you,
And #1 Chr. 16:33all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
13#Is. 41:19Instead of #Mic. 7:4the thorn shall come up the cypress tree,
And instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree;
And it shall be to the Lord #Jer. 13:11for a name,
For an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.”

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