Isaiah57

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(Isa 57:1) The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth {it} to heart: and merciful men {are} taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil {to come}.
(Isa 57:2) He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, {each one} walking {in} his uprightness.
(Isa 57:3) But draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the whore.
(Isa 57:4) Against whom do ye sport yourselves? against whom make ye a wide mouth, {and} draw out the tongue? {are} ye not children of transgression, a seed of falsehood.
(Isa 57:5) Enflaming yourselves with idols under every green tree, slaying the children in the valleys under the clifts of rocks?
(Isa 57:6) Among the smooth {stones} of the stream {is} thy portion; they, they {are} thy lot: even to them hast thou poured a drink offering, thou hast offered a meat offering. Should I receive comfort in these?
(Isa 57:7) Upon a lofty and high mountain hast thou set thy bed: even thither wentest thou up to offer sacrifice.
(Isa 57:8) Behind the doors also and the posts hast thou set up thy remembrance: for thou hast discovered {thyself to another} than me, and art gone up; thou hast enlarged thy bed, and made thee {a covenant} with them; thou lovedst their bed where thou sawest {it}.
(Isa 57:9) And thou wentest to the king with ointment, and didst increase thy perfumes, and didst send thy messengers far off, and didst debase {thyself even} unto hell.
(Isa 57:10) Thou art wearied in the greatness of thy way; {yet} saidst thou not, There is no hope: thou hast found the life of thine hand; therefore thou wast not grieved.
(Isa 57:11) And of whom hast thou been afraid or feared, that thou hast lied, and hast not remembered me, nor laid {it} to thy heart? have not I held my peace even of old, and thou fearest me not?
(Isa 57:12) I will declare thy righteousness, and thy works; for they shall not profit thee.
(Isa 57:13) When thou criest, let thy companies deliver thee; but the wind shall carry them all away; vanity shall take {them}: but he that putteth his trust in me shall possess the land, and shall inherit my holy mountain;
(Isa 57:14) And shall say, Cast ye up, cast ye up, prepare the way, take up the stumblingblock out of the way of my people.
(Isa 57:15) For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name {is} Holy; I dwell in the high and holy {place}, with him also {that is} of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
(Isa 57:16) For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls {which} I have made.
(Isa 57:17) For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth, and he went on frowardly in the way of his heart.
(Isa 57:18) I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners.
(Isa 57:19) I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to {him that is} far off, and to {him that is} near, saith the Lord; and I will heal him.
(Isa 57:20) But the wicked {are} like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.
(Isa 57:21) {There is} no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.
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