May there be plenty of grain in the land; may it wave on the tops of the mountains. May its crops be like Lebanon. May people flourish in the cities like the grass of the field.
Then justice will inhabit the wilderness, and righteousness will dwell in the orchard.
The result of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quiet confidence forever.
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the herald, who proclaims peace, who brings news of good things, who proclaims salvation, who says to Zion, "Your God reigns!"
I will bring them out from the peoples, gather them from the countries, and bring them into their own land. I will shepherd them on the mountains of Israel, in the ravines, and in all the inhabited places of the land.
I will tend them with good pasture, and their grazing place will be on Israel's lofty mountains. There they will lie down in a good grazing place; they will feed in rich pasture on the mountains of Israel.
In that day the mountains will drip with sweet wine, and the hills will flow with milk. All the streams of Judah will flow with water, and a spring will issue from the LORD's house, watering the Valley of Acacias.
The wilderness pastures overflow, and the hills are robed with joy.
Faithful love and truth will join together; righteousness and peace will embrace.
Truth will spring up from the earth, and righteousness will look down from heaven.
Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice; let the sea and all that fills it resound.
Let the fields and everything in them exult. Then all the trees of the forest will shout for joy
before the LORD, for He is coming-- for He is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness and the peoples with His faithfulness.
Let the rivers clap their hands; let the mountains shout together for joy
before the LORD, for He is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world righteously and the peoples fairly.
Seventy weeks are decreed about your people and your holy city-- to bring the rebellion to an end, to put a stop to sin, to wipe away injustice, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most holy place.
that is, in Christ, God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed the message of reconciliation to us.
Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ; certain that God is appealing through us, we plead on Christ's behalf, "Be reconciled to God."
He made the One who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.