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Seven Portion of Consolation Haftarah reading - HaftarahPortion 1 | Portion 2 | Portion 3 | Portion 4 | Portion 5 | Portion 6 | Portion 7 |
55:1 Hoy, every one that thirsts, come you to the mayim, and he that has no money; come you, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
55:2 Wherefore do you spend money for [that which is] not bread? and your labour for [that which] satisfies not? listen diligently to me, and eat you [that which is] good, and let your nefesh delight itself in fatness.
55:3 Incline your ear, and come to me: hear, and your nefesh shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, [even] the sure mercies of David.
55:4 Hinei, I have given him [for] a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people.
55:5 Hinei, you shall call a nation [that] you knows not, and nations [that] knew not you shall run to you because of ADONAI (יהוה) your Elohim (אלהים), and for the Set Apart One of Yisrael; for he has glorified you.
55:6 Seek you ADONAI (יהוה) while he may be found, call you upon him while he is near:
55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return to ADONAI (יהוה), and he will have mercy upon him; and to Eloheinu, for he will abundantly pardon.
55:8 For My thoughts [are] not your thoughts, neither [are] your ways My ways, said ADONAI (יהוה).
55:9 For [as] the shamayim are higher than the eretz, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.
55:10 For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and returns not thither, but mayimeth the eretz, and makes it bring forth and bud, that it may give zera to the sower, and bread to the eater:
55:11 So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper [in the thing] whereto I sent it.
55:12 For you shall go out with joy, and be led forth with shalom: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap [their] hands.
55:13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to ADONAI (יהוה) for a name, for an everlasting sign [that] shall not be cut off.
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