Read the passage out loud or silently to yourself. Insert your name where there are blanks.
All of you who are thirsty, come to the water!
Whoever has no money, come, buy food and eat!
Without money, at no cost, buy wine and milk!
Why spend money for what isn’t food,___________
and your earnings for what doesn’t satisfy? Listen carefully to me and eat what is good;
enjoy the richest of feasts.
Listen and come to me, ___________;
listen, and you will live.
I will make an everlasting covenant with you,___________,
my faithful loyalty to David.
- Isaiah 55:1-3 (Common English Bible)
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