The Passion Translation
9 I will raise up offspring from Jacob
and from my chosen ones of Judah
to possess my mountains,
and my servants will settle there.
10 For my people who seek me,
I will make the Plain of Sharon[a]
a pasture for flocks in the east,
and in the west, the Valley of Trouble[b]
will be a resting place for cattle,
for my people who seek me and no other god.
11 “But you who forsake Yahweh
and ignore my holy mountain,
who celebrate a feast for the goddess called Lady Luck[c]
and fill cups of wine to toast the god Destiny,[d]
know this: your luck has run out.
- Isaiah 65:10 The Plain of Sharon extends north of the city of Joppa.
- Isaiah 65:10 Or “Valley of Achor,” commonly identified as Wadi el-Kelt, a deep ravine south of Jericho.
- Isaiah 65:11 Or “Gad,” the name of a Babylonian god, “the god of Fortune (Luck).”
- Isaiah 65:11 Or “Meni,” the name of a Babylonian god, “the god of Destiny.”