1 "Come, all you who are thirsty, ¶ come to the waters; ¶ and you who have no money, ¶ come, buy and eat! ¶ Come, buy wine and milk ¶ without money and without cost.
2 Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? ¶ Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, ¶ and you will delight in the richest of fare.
3 Give ear and come to me; listen, that you may live. ¶ I will make an everlasting covenant with you, ¶ my faithful love promised to David.
4 See, I have made him a witness to the peoples, a ruler and commander of the peoples.
5 Surely you will summon nations you know not, and nations you do not know will come running to you, ¶ because of the LORD your God, ¶ the Holy One of Israel, ¶ for he has endowed you with splendor."
6 Seek the LORD while he may be found; ¶ call on him while he is near.
7 Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. ¶ Let them turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on them, ¶ and to our God, for he will freely pardon.
8 "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, ¶ neither are your ways my ways," ¶ declares the LORD.
9 "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways ¶ and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, ¶ and do not return to it ¶ without watering the earth ¶ and making it bud and flourish, ¶ so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, ¶ but will accomplish what I desire ¶ and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
12 You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; ¶ the mountains and hills ¶ will burst into song before you, ¶ and all the trees of the field ¶ will clap their hands.
13 Instead of the thornbush will grow the juniper, and instead of briers the myrtle will grow. ¶ This will be for the LORD's renown, ¶ for an everlasting sign, ¶ that will endure forever."