Isaiah 65
Language: Latin 
1  Quæsierunt me qui ante non interrogabant;
   invenerunt qui non quæsierunt me.
   Dixi: Ecce ego, ecce ego, 
   ad gentem quæ non invocabat nomen meum.

2  Expandi manus meas tota die ad populum incredulum,
   qui graditur in via non bona post cogitationes suas.

3  Populus qui ad iracundiam provocat me
   ante faciem meam semper; qui immolant in hortis,
   et sacrificant super lateres;

4  qui habitant in sepulchris,
   et in delubris idolorum dormiunt;
   qui comedunt carnem suillam,
   et jus profanum in vasis eorum;

5  qui dicunt: Recede a me, non appropinques mihi,
   quia immundus es. Isti fumus erunt
   in furore meo, ignis ardens tota die.

6  Ecce scriptum est coram me: Non tacebo, sed reddam,
   et retribuam in sinum eorum.

7 Iniquitates vestras, et iniquitates patrum vestrorum simul,
  dicit Dominus; qui sacrificaverunt super montes,
  et super colles exprobraverunt mihi;
  et remetiar opus eorum primum in sinu eorum.

8  Hæc dicit Dominus:
   Quomodo si inveniatur granum in botro,
   et dicatur: Ne dissipes illud,
   quoniam benedictio est: sic faciam propter servos meos,
   ut non disperdam totum.

9  Et educam de Jacob semen, et de Juda possidentem montes meos;
   et hæreditabunt eam electi mei,
   et servi mei habitabunt ibi.

10 Et erunt campestria in caulas gregum,
   et vallis Achor in cubile armentorum,
   populo meo qui requisierunt me.

11 Et vos qui dereliquistis Dominum, 
   qui obliti estis montem sanctum meum,
   qui ponitis fortunæ mensam, et libatis super eam:

12 numerabo vos in gladio, et omnes in cæde corruetis:
   pro eo quod vocavi, et non respondistis;
   locutus sum, et non audistis; et faciebatis malum in oculis meis,
   et quæ nolui elegistis.

13 Propter hoc hæc dicit Dominus Deus:
   Ecce servi mei comedent, et vos esurietis;
   ecce servi mei bibent, et vos sitietis;

14 ecce servi mei lætabuntur, et vos confundemini;
   ecce servi mei laudabunt præ exsultatione cordis,
   et vos clamabitis præ dolore cordis,
   et præ contritione spiritus ululabitis,

15 et dimittetis nomen vestrum in juramentum electis meis;
   et interficiet te Dominus Deus,
   et servos suos vocabit nomine alio:

16 in quo qui benedictus est super terram benedicetur in Deo, amen,
   et qui jurat in terra jurabit in Deo, amen:
   quia oblivioni traditæ sunt angustiæ priores,
   et quia absconditæ sunt ab oculis meis.

17 Ecce enim ego creo cælos novos, et terram novam;
   et non erunt in memoria priora, et non ascendent super cor.

18 Sed gaudebitis et exsultabitis usque in sempiternum
   in his quæ ego creo: 
   quia ecce ego creo Jerusalem exsultationem,
   et populum ejus gaudium.

19 Et exsultabo in Jerusalem, et gaudebo in populo meo,
   et non audietur in eo ultra vox fletus et vox clamoris.

20 Non erit ibi amplius infans dierum,
   et senex qui non impleat dies suos,
   quoniam puer centum annorum morietur,
   et peccator centum annorum maledictus erit.

21 Et ædificabunt domos, et habitabunt;
   et plantabunt vineas, et comedent fructus earum.

22 Non ædificabunt, et alius habitabit;
   non plantabunt, et alius comedet:
   secundum enim dies ligni erunt dies populi mei,
   et opera manuum eorum inveterabunt.

23 Electi mei non laborabunt frustra,  
   neque generabunt in conturbatione,
   quia semen benedictorum Domini est,
   et nepotes eorum cum eis.

24 Eritque antequam clament, ego exaudiam; 
   adhuc illis loquentibus, ego audiam.

25 Lupus et agnus pascentur simul,
   leo et bos comedent paleas,
   et serpenti pulvis panis ejus.
   Non nocebunt, neque occident
   in omni monte sancto meo, dicit Dominus.


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For behold
Language: English  after the Latin 
1 [ I am sought 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 name.

2  I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people,
   which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts;

3  A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face;
   that sacrificeth in gardens,
   and burneth incense upon altars of brick;

4  Which 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 holier 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 recompense, 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 blasphemed me upon the hills:
   therefore will I measure their former work into their bosom.

8  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.

9  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.

10 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.

11 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.

12 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.

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 howl for vexation of spirit.

15 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:

16 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. ]1

17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth:
   and the former 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 rejoicing, and her people a joy.

19 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.

20 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.]1

21 And they shall build houses, and inhabit them;
   and they shall plant vineyards, and eat 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 tree are the days of my people,
   and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.

23 [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.

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

25 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.]1

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