66:1 Thus says the LORD, The heaven is my throne and the earth
is my footstool. Where
is the house that you build unto me? And where
is the place of my rest?
Isaiah 66:2 For all those things has my hand made
and all those things have been, says the LORD. But to this man will I look,
even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit and trembles at my word.
66:2 For all those things has my hand made and all those things have
been.(have been made
by me and they carry on), says the LORD. But to this man will I
look.(what does this
mean? 'to this man will I look' if not being
available in us), even to him that is poor.('poor',
that is, not filled with ego and full
of himself, but one having humility.(Matthew
11:29), one seeing a spiritual need in his or her life; not vanity
filled, not one enriching his ego
with selfishness, greed and approaches to gain favor, but one who serves
others out of the love he or she feels because he or she overstands
that we all are of
God. How are we all of God? Malachi
3:28; without God one will never
it all together:.Deuteronomy
4:40; 8:18; Psalms
75:6,7).and of a contrite
spirit and trembles.(trembles
regarding it not as something trivial;
takes it seriously; considers the importance of; high attention to, as
opposed to a 'I don't give a care about' type of attitude; tremble here
is not a fearful aversion
to).at my word.
66:3 He that kills an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrificeth
a lamb, as if he cut off a dog's neck; he that offers an oblation, as if
he offered swine's blood; he that burns incense as if he blessed an idol.
Yea, they have chosen their own ways and their soul delights in their abominations.
66:4 I also will choose their delusions and will bring their fears
they have chosen their own ways, etc., so I will choose their delusions.");
because when I called none did answer, when I spake, they did not hear,
but they did evil before mine eyes and chose that in which I delighted
66:5-14 Hear the word of the LORD you that tremble.(regard
it not as something trivial).at
his word; Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name's
sake, said, Let the LORD be glorified. But he shall appear to your joy
and they shall be ashamed. A voice of noise from the city, a voice from
the temple, a voice of the LORD that renders recompence to his enemies.
Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came she was delivered
of a man child. Who hath heard such a thing? Who hath seen such things?
Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? Or shall a nation be
born at once? fFor as soon as Zion travailed she brought forth her children.
Shall I bring to the birth and not cause to bring forth, saith the LORD?
Shall I cause to bring forth and shut the womb, saith thy God? Rejoice
ye with Jerusalem and be glad with her all ye that love her. Rejoice for
joy with her, all ye that mourn for her; that you may suck and be satisfied
with the breasts of her consolations, that you may milk out and be delighted
with the abundance of her glory. For thus says the LORD, Behold, I will
extend peace to her like a river and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing
stream, then shall you suck, you shall be borne upon her sides and be dandled
upon her knees. As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you,
and you shall be comforted in Jerusalem. And when ye see this, your heart
shall rejoice and your bones shall flourish like an herb. And the hand
of the LORD shall be known toward his servants and his indignation toward
66:15,16 For, behold, the LORD will come with fire and with his chariots
like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames
of fire. For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh;
and the slain of the LORD shall be many.
66:17 They that sanctify themselves and purify themselves in the gardens
behind one tree in the midst, eating swine's flesh and the abomination
and the mouse, shall be consumed together, says the LORD.
66:18 For I know their works and their thoughts. It shall come that
I will gather all nations and tongues and they shall come and see my glory.
66:19-22 And I will set a sign among them and I will send those that
escape of them unto the nations to Tarshish, Pul and Lud; that draw the
bow, to Tubal, Javan and to the isles afar
off, that have not heard my fame neither have seen my glory. And they shall
declare my glory among the Gentiles. And they shall bring all your brethren
for an offering unto the LORD out of all nations upon horses and in chariots
and in litters and upon mules and upon swift beasts, to my holy mountain
Jerusalem says the LORD, as the children of Israel bring an offering in
a clean vessel into the house of the LORD. And I will also take of them
for priests and for Levites, saith the LORD. For as the new heavens and
the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, says the LORD,
so shall your seed and your name remain.
66:23 And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another
and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before
me, says the LORD..(?)
66:24 And they shall go forth and look upon the carcases of the men
that have transgressed against me, for their worm shall not die neither
shall their fire be quenched and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.