Isaiah Jacob

Isaiah chapter 55 and the epistle of Jacob.

FE 1Come everyone who thirsts. Come to the waters. He who has no silver, come buy and eat. Yes, come buy wine and milk without silver and without price. 2Why do you spend silver for what is not bread and your labor for what does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me and you will eat what is good and your soul will be delighted in delicacies. 3Incline your ear and come to me. Listen to me and your soul will live, and I will make an everlasting contract with you, even the sure mercies of David. Q Acts 13:34 4I have given you for a witness to the peoples, a ruler and leader to the peoples. 5For you will call peoples that you do not know, and peoples that did not know you will run to you because of the Master your god, and because of the holy one of Israel, for he has glorified you. Isaiah 55:1-56Seek the Master, and when you find him call on him while he is near. 7Let the sinner forsake his way and the wicked man his thoughts, and let him return to the Master and he will have mercy on him, and to our god for he will abundantly pardon. Isaiah 55:6-78For my thoughts are not like your thoughts and my ways are not like your ways, says the Master. 9For as the skies are higher than the land so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. 10For as the rain and the snow come down from the skies and do not return there, but water the land and make it bring forth and sprout and give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, 11so will my word be that goes forth out of my mouth. It will not return to me void, but it will do what I please and it will accomplish that for which I sent it. 12For you will go out with joy and be led forth with peace, the mountains and the hills will break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. 13Instead of the thorn will come up the fir tree and instead of the brier will come up the myrtle, and it will be to the Master for a name, for an everlasting sign that will not be cut off. Isaiah 55:8-13 (Isaiah 55 BRB)

Isaiah asks why money is spent for what is not bread. This matches going to a city to prosper.

13What then will we say of those who say, Today or tomorrow we will go to a city and will work there 1 year and will trade and prosper? 14They do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is our life? It is but a vapor which appears for a little while and then vanishes away. 15Instead of that they should say, If the Master will, we will live and do this or that. 16But now they are proud in their boasting. All such pride is evil. 17Therefore he who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin. Jacob 4:13-17 (Jacob 4:13-17 BRB)

Isaiah asks why labor for what does not satisfy. This matches the laborers not being paid.

1Oh rich, wail and weep for the miseries which will come on you. 2Your riches are destroyed and rotted and your clothing is moth-eaten. 3Your gold and silver are tarnished and the tarnish of them will be a testimony against you and it will eat your flesh. Fire you have gathered to yourselves for the latter days. Jacob 5:1-34The wage of the laborers who have reaped your fields, what you have fraudulently kept back, cries, and the cry of the reapers has entered into the ears of the Master FA of hosts. 5For you have had your luxuries on land and have been greedy. You have fed your bodies as for the day of slaughter. 6You have condemned and killed the righteous and he has not risen against you. A 1 Kings 21:13 Jacob 5:4-6 (Jacob 5:1-6 BRB)

Isaiah says the rain waters the land. This matches waiting for the latter rain to water the crop.

7My brothers, have patience of spirit until the coming of the Master as the farmer waits for the precious crop of his field and is patient of spirit for it until he receives the early and the late rain. FA 8Thus you also be patient of spirit and set firmly your hearts for the coming of our master draws near. Jacob 5:7-8 (Jacob 5:7-8 BRB)

Isaiah says Yahvah's word will go forth. This matches prophets who spoke in the name of master.

9Do not complain 1 against another, my brothers, lest you be judged, for the judge stands before the door. Jacob 5:910My brothers, take the prophets who have spoken in the name of the Master for an example of patience of spirit in your affliction. 11We count them happy who endure. You have heard of the endurance of Job and you have seen what the Master did for him at the end, H Job 42:10 for the Master is merciful and compassionate. Jacob 5:10-11 (Jacob 5:9-11 BRB)