Isaiah 26:10
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New International Version
But when grace is shown to the wicked, they do not learn righteousness; even in a land of uprightness they go on doing evil and do not regard the majesty of the LORD.

New Living Translation
Your kindness to the wicked does not make them do good. Although others do right, the wicked keep doing wrong and take no notice of the LORD's majesty.

English Standard Version
If favor is shown to the wicked, he does not learn righteousness; in the land of uprightness he deals corruptly and does not see the majesty of the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
Though the wicked is shown favor, He does not learn righteousness; He deals unjustly in the land of uprightness, And does not perceive the majesty of the LORD.

King James Bible
Let favour be shewed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But if the wicked man is shown favor, he does not learn righteousness. In a righteous land he acts unjustly and does not see the majesty of the LORD.

International Standard Version
If favor is shown to the wicked, they don't learn righteousness; even in a land of uprightness they act perversely and do not perceive the majesty of the LORD.

NET Bible
If the wicked are shown mercy, they do not learn about justice. Even in a land where right is rewarded, they act unjustly; they do not see the LORD's majesty revealed.

New Heart English Bible
Let favor be shown to the wicked, yet he will not learn righteousness. In the land of uprightness he will deal wrongfully, and will not see the LORD's majesty.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Although the wicked are shown pity, they do not learn to do what is right. They do what is wrong in the upright land and do not see the majesty of the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let favour be shown to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness; In the land of uprightness will he deal wrongfully, And will not behold the majesty of the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
Though the wicked is shown favor,
            He does not learn righteousness;
            He deals unjustly in the land of uprightness,
            And does not perceive the majesty of the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Let favour be showed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness he will deal unjustly and will not behold the majesty of the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
Let favor be showed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the LORD.

American King James Version
Let favor be showed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the LORD.

American Standard Version
Let favor be showed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness; in the land of uprightness will he deal wrongfully, and will not behold the majesty of Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let us have pity on the wicked, but he will not learn justice: in the land of the saints he hath done wicked things, and he shall not see the glory of the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
If favour be shewn to the wicked, he doth not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness he dealeth unjustly, and beholdeth not the majesty of Jehovah.

English Revised Version
Let favour be shewed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness; in the land of uprightness will he deal wrongfully, and will not behold the majesty of the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let favor be shown to the wicked, yet he will not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness he will deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the LORD.

World English Bible
Let favor be shown to the wicked, yet he will not learn righteousness. In the land of uprightness he will deal wrongfully, and will not see Yahweh's majesty.

Young's Literal Translation
The wicked findeth favour, He hath not learned righteousness, In a land of straightforwardness he dealeth perversely, And seeth not the excellency of Jehovah.
Study Bible
Song of Trust in God's Provision
9At night my soul longs for You, Indeed, my spirit within me seeks You diligently; For when the earth experiences Your judgments The inhabitants of the world learn righteousness. 10Though the wicked is shown favor, He does not learn righteousness; He deals unjustly in the land of uprightness, And does not perceive the majesty of the LORD. 11O LORD, Your hand is lifted up yet they do not see it. They see Your zeal for the people and are put to shame; Indeed, fire will devour Your enemies.…
Cross References
John 5:37
And the Father who sent Me has Himself testified about Me. You have never heard His voice nor seen His form,

John 5:38
nor does His word abide in you, because you do not believe the One He sent.

Exodus 9:30
"But as for you and your servants, I know that you do not yet fear the LORD God."

Psalm 69:27
Add iniquity to their iniquity, And may they not come into Your righteousness.

Isaiah 22:12
Therefore in that day the Lord GOD of hosts called you to weeping, to wailing, To shaving the head and to wearing sackcloth.

Isaiah 22:13
Instead, there is gaiety and gladness, Killing of cattle and slaughtering of sheep, Eating of meat and drinking of wine: "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we may die."

Isaiah 32:6
For a fool speaks nonsense, And his heart inclines toward wickedness: To practice ungodliness and to speak error against the LORD, To keep the hungry person unsatisfied And to withhold drink from the thirsty.

Isaiah 32:7
As for a rogue, his weapons are evil; He devises wicked schemes To destroy the afflicted with slander, Even though the needy one speaks what is right.

Hosea 11:7
So My people are bent on turning from Me. Though they call them to the One on high, None at all exalts Him.
Treasury of Scripture

Let favor be showed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the LORD.

favour

Isaiah 63:9,10 In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence …

Exodus 8:15,31,32 But when Pharaoh saw that there was respite, he hardened his heart, …

Exodus 9:34 And when Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the thunders …

Deuteronomy 32:15 But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: you are waxen fat, you are grown …

1 Samuel 15:17 And Samuel said, When you were little in your own sight, were you …

Psalm 106:43 Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their …

Proverbs 1:32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity …

Ecclesiastes 3:16 And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness …

Hosea 13:6 According to their pasture, so were they filled; they were filled, …

Romans 2:4,5 Or despise you the riches of his goodness and forbearance and long-suffering…

Revelation 2:21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.

in the

Isaiah 2:10 Enter into the rock, and hide you in the dust, for fear of the LORD, …

Isaiah 24:5 The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because …

Isaiah 27:13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown…

Psalm 78:54-58 And he brought them to the border of his sanctuary, even to this …

Psalm 143:10 Teach me to do your will; for you are my God: your spirit is good; …

Jeremiah 2:7 And I brought you into a plentiful country, to eat the fruit thereof …

Jeremiah 31:23 Thus said the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; As yet they shall …

Ezekiel 22:2 Now, you son of man, will you judge, will you judge the bloody city? …

Hosea 9:3 They shall not dwell in the LORD's land; but Ephraim shall return …

Micah 2:10 Arise you, and depart; for this is not your rest: because it is polluted, …

Micah 3:10-12 They build up Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity…

Matthew 4:5 Then the devil takes him up into the holy city, and sets him on a …

and will not

Isaiah 5:12 And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in …

Psalm 28:4,5 Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness …

Hosea 11:7 And my people are bent to backsliding from me: though they called …

John 5:37,38 And the Father himself, which has sent me, has borne witness of me. …

(10) Let favour be shewed to the wicked . . .--The thought of Isaiah 26:9 is presented under another aspect. The judgments of God manifested against evil are the only discipline by which the doers of evil can be taught; without the, under a system of mere tolerance and favour, they remain as they are. In the very "land of uprightness" (Psalm 143:10) they will still work unrighteousness. "The mind is its own place," and can make a hell of heaven itself. The eyes that see "the majesty of the Lord" are those of the pure in heart (Matthew 5:8).

Verse 10. - Let favor be showed to the wicked. This is a further explanation of the reason why the righteous had so earnestly desired the coming of God's judgments upon the earth. They had felt that further mercy and long-suffering wine thrown away upon the wicked, and "only did them harm" (Kay). When "favor was showed them," they did but persist in unrighteousness. In the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly. Even good example does not convert the wicked man. Though he live in a "land of righteousness," where God and his Law are acknowledged, where true religion is professed, where the gospel is preached, he will continue wicked, he will "deal unjustly;" he will not behold - or, consider - the majesty of the Lord. Let favour be showed to the wicked,.... As it often is in a providential way; they have the good things of this life, and sometimes more than heart could wish for; nor are they in trouble as other men; they have many mercies, and many deliverances; they have their portion here, and are filled with hidden treasure, and are spared when others are cut off; and, besides sparing mercy and providential goodness, sometimes enjoy the means of grace, have the word and ordinances:

yet will ye not learn righteousness; neither repent of sin, nor reform from it; though "the goodness of God" should, yet it does not, "lead" him "to repentance"; he neither learns the righteousness of God, nor of Christ, nor the insufficiency of his own righteousness, nor to live a truly righteous and godly life; all means and mercies will not do, without the efficacious grace of God:

in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly; in the land of Judea, where were the laws and statutes of God, which were just and equitable, the word and worship of God, and many good men, who lived uprightly, and set good examples; and yet wicked men went on in their sinful courses. Jarchi interprets it of Jerusalem, and the temple, and of men's spoiling, plundering, and destroying there; and the Talmud (x) of wicked Esau, by whom the Romans are meant, that should destroy Jerusalem, and the land of Israel. It seems best to understand it of any land or country in later times, or present ones, where there is a good polity, good and wholesome laws are enacted, vice is corrected and punished, and virtue encouraged, and where also the Gospel is preached, and the ordinances of it administered; and yet, notwithstanding all laws, instructions, precepts, and precedents, such men will go on to live unrighteous and ungodly lives and conversations:

and will not behold the majesty of the Lord; visible in the government of the world; in the dispensations of his providence, in protecting and defending his own people, and in punishing of the wicked; in the Gospel, and in the success of it: in the effusion of the Spirit; and in the setting up of the kingdom of Christ in greater glory in the latter day.

(x) T. Bab. Megilla, fol. 6. 1. & Gloss. in ib. 10. uprightness—rather, as in Isa 26:7, "prosperity," answering to "favor" in the parallelism, and in antithesis to "judgments in the earth" (Isa 26:9); where prosperity attends the wicked as well as the just, "he will not learn righteousness," therefore judgments must be sent that he may "learn" it [Maurer].26:5-11 The way of the just is evenness, a steady course of obedience and holy conversation. And it is their happiness that God makes their way plain and easy. It is our duty, and will be our comfort, to wait for God, to keep up holy desires toward him in the darkest and most discouraging times. Our troubles must never turn us from God; and in the darkest, longest night of affliction, with our souls must we desire him; and this we must wait and pray to him for. We make nothing of our religion, whatever our profession may be, if we do not make heart-work of it. Though we come ever so early, we shall find God ready to receive us. The intention of afflictions is to teach righteousness: blessed is the man whom the Lord thus teaches. But sinners walk contrary to him. They will go on in their evil ways, because they will not consider what a God he is whose laws they persist in despising. Scorners and the secure will shortly feel, what now they will not believe, that it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. They will not see the evil of sin; but they shall see. Oh that they would abandon their sins, and turn to the Lord, that he may have mercy upon them.
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