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Passage Lookup: Isaiah 66

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Isaiah 66:1
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This is what the Lord says: "Heaven is my throne,(a) and the earth is my footstool.(b) Where is the house(c) you will build for me? Where will my resting place be?
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Isaiah 66:2
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Has not my hand made all these things,(d) and so they came into being?" declares the Lord . "These are the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit,(e) and who tremble at my word.(f)
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Isaiah 66:3
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But whoever sacrifices a bull(g) is like one who kills a person, and whoever offers a lamb is like one who breaks a dog's neck; whoever makes a grain offering is like one who presents pig's(h) blood, and whoever burns memorial incense(i) is like one who worships an idol. They have chosen their own ways,(j) and they delight in their abominations;(k)
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Isaiah 66:4
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so I also will choose harsh treatment for them and will bring on them what they dread.(l) For when I called, no one answered,(m) when I spoke, no one listened. They did evil(n) in my sight and chose what displeases me."(o)
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Isaiah 66:5
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Hear the word of the Lord , you who tremble at his word:(p) "Your own people who hate(q) you, and exclude you because of my name, have said, ‘Let the Lord be glorified, that we may see your joy!' Yet they will be put to shame.(r)
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Isaiah 66:6
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Hear that uproar from the city, hear that noise from the temple! It is the sound(s) of the Lord repaying(t) his enemies all they deserve.
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Isaiah 66:7
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"Before she goes into labor,(u) she gives birth; before the pains come upon her, she delivers a son.(v)
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Isaiah 66:8
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Who has ever heard of such things? Who has ever seen(w) things like this? Can a country be born in a day(x) or a nation be brought forth in a moment? Yet no sooner is Zion in labor than she gives birth to her children.(y)
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Isaiah 66:9
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Do I bring to the moment of birth(z) and not give delivery?" says the Lord . "Do I close up the womb when I bring to delivery?" says your God.
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Isaiah 66:10
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"Rejoice(aa) with Jerusalem and be glad for her, all you who love(ab) her; rejoice greatly with her, all you who mourn(ac) over her.
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Isaiah 66:11
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For you will nurse(ad) and be satisfied at her comforting breasts;(ae) you will drink deeply and delight in her overflowing abundance."(af)
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Isaiah 66:12
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For this is what the Lord says: "I will extend peace(ag) to her like a river,(ah) and the wealth(ai) of nations like a flooding stream; you will nurse and be carried(aj) on her arm and dandled on her knees.
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Isaiah 66:13
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As a mother comforts her child,(ak) so will I comfort(al) you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem."
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Isaiah 66:14
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When you see this, your heart will rejoice(am) and you will flourish(an) like grass; the hand(ao) of the Lord will be made known to his servants,(ap) but his fury(aq) will be shown to his foes.
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Isaiah 66:15
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See, the Lord is coming with fire,(ar) and his chariots(as) are like a whirlwind;(at) he will bring down his anger with fury, and his rebuke(au) with flames of fire.
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Isaiah 66:16
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For with fire(av) and with his sword(aw) the Lord will execute judgment(ax) on all people, and many will be those slain(ay) by the Lord .
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Isaiah 66:17
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"Those who consecrate and purify themselves to go into the gardens,(az) following one who is among those who eat the flesh of pigs,(ba) rats(bb) and other unclean things—they will meet their end(bc) together with the one they follow," declares the Lord .
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Isaiah 66:18
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"And I, because of what they have planned and done,(bd) am about to come[a] and gather the people of all nations(be) and languages, and they will come and see my glory.(bf)
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Isaiah 66:19
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"I will set a sign(bg) among them, and I will send some of those who survive(bh) to the nations—to Tarshish,(bi) to the Libyans[b] and Lydians(bj) (famous as archers), to Tubal(bk) and Greece,(bl) and to the distant islands(bm) that have not heard of my fame or seen my glory.(bn) They will proclaim my glory among the nations.
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Isaiah 66:20
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And they will bring(bo) all your people, from all the nations, to my holy mountain(bp) in Jerusalem as an offering to the Lord —on horses, in chariots and wagons, and on mules and camels,"(bq) says the Lord . "They will bring them, as the Israelites bring their grain offerings, to the temple of the Lord in ceremonially clean vessels.(br)
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Isaiah 66:21
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And I will select some of them also to be priests(bs) and Levites," says the Lord .
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Isaiah 66:22
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"As the new heavens and the new earth(bt) that I make will endure before me," declares the Lord , "so will your name and descendants endure.(bu)
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Isaiah 66:23
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From one New Moon to another and from one Sabbath(bv) to another, all mankind will come and bow down(bw) before me," says the Lord .
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Isaiah 66:24
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"And they will go out and look on the dead bodies(bx) of those who rebelled(by) against me; the worms(bz) that eat them will not die, the fire that burns them will not be quenched,(ca) and they will be loathsome to all mankind."
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