Bible: Isaiah 65:8-12

65:8 This is what the Lord says:

“When 1  juice is discovered in a cluster of grapes,

someone says, ‘Don’t destroy it, for it contains juice.’ 2 

So I will do for the sake of my servants

I will not destroy everyone. 3 

65:9 I will bring forth descendants from Jacob,

and from Judah people to take possession of my mountains.

My chosen ones will take possession of the land; 4 

my servants will live there.

65:10 Sharon 5  will become a pasture for sheep,

and the Valley of Achor 6  a place where cattle graze; 7 

they will belong to my people, who seek me. 8 

65:11 But as for you who abandon the Lord

and forget about worshiping at 9  my holy mountain,

who prepare a feast for the god called ‘Fortune,’ 10 

and fill up wine jugs for the god called ‘Destiny 11 

65:12 I predestine you to die by the sword, 12 

all of you will kneel down at the slaughtering block, 13 

because I called to you, and you did not respond,

I spoke and you did not listen.

You did evil before me; 14 

you chose to do what displeases me.”

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