Isaiah 46:12
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New International Version
Listen to me, you stubborn-hearted, you who are now far from my righteousness.

New Living Translation
"Listen to me, you stubborn people who are so far from doing right.

English Standard Version
“Listen to me, you stubborn of heart, you who are far from righteousness:

Berean Study Bible
Listen to Me, you stubborn people, far removed from righteousness:

New American Standard Bible
"Listen to Me, you stubborn-minded, Who are far from righteousness.

King James Bible
Hearken unto me, ye stouthearted, that are far from righteousness:

Christian Standard Bible
Listen to me, you hardhearted, far removed from justice:

Contemporary English Version
You people are stubborn and far from being safe, so listen to me.

Good News Translation
"Listen to me, you stubborn people who think that victory is far away.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Listen to me, you hardhearted, far removed from justice:

International Standard Version
"Listen to me, you hard-hearted, you who are far removed from righteousness:

NET Bible
Listen to me, you stubborn people, you who distance yourself from doing what is right.

New Heart English Bible
Listen to me, you stubborn of heart, who are far from righteousness:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Listen to me, you stubborn people who are far from being righteous.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Hearken unto Me, ye stout-hearted, That are far from righteousness:

New American Standard 1977
“Listen to Me, you stubborn-minded, Who are far from righteousness.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Hearken unto me, ye hard of heart, that are far from righteousness;

King James 2000 Bible
Hearken unto me, you stubborn of heart, that are far from righteousness:

American King James Version
Listen to me, you stouthearted, that are far from righteousness:

American Standard Version
Hearken unto me, ye stout-hearted, that are far from righteousness:

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have brought my justice near, it shall not be afar off: and my salvation shall not tarry.

Darby Bible Translation
Hearken unto me, ye stout-hearted, that are far from righteousness:

English Revised Version
Hearken unto me, ye stouthearted, that are far from righteousness:

Webster's Bible Translation
Hearken to me, ye stout-hearted, that are far from righteousness:

World English Bible
Listen to me, you stout-hearted, who are far from righteousness:

Young's Literal Translation
Hearken unto Me, ye mighty in heart, Who are far from righteousness.
Study Bible
Babylon's Idols
11I summon a bird of prey from the east, a man for My purpose from a far-off land. Truly I have spoken, truly I will bring it to pass. I have planned it, I will surely do it. 12Listen to Me, you stubborn people, far removed from righteousness: 13I am bringing My righteousness near; it is not far away, and My salvation will not be delayed. I will grant salvation to Zion, My splendor to Israel.…
Cross References
Psalm 76:5
The valiant lie plundered; they sleep their last sleep. No men of might could lift a hand.

Psalm 119:150
Those who follow after wickedness draw near; they are far from Your law.

Isaiah 9:9
All the people will know it—Ephraim and the dwellers of Samaria. With pride and arrogance of heart they will say:

Isaiah 46:3
Listen to Me, O house of Jacob, all the remnant of the house of Israel, who have been sustained from the womb, carried along since birth.

Isaiah 48:1
Listen to this, O house of Jacob, you who are called by the name of Israel, who have descended from the line of Judah, who swear by the name of the LORD and invoke the God of Israel—but not in truth or righteousness—

Isaiah 48:4
For I knew that you are stubborn; your neck is iron and your forehead is bronze.

Isaiah 59:14
So justice is turned away, and righteousness stands at a distance. For truth has stumbled in the public square, and honesty cannot enter.

Isaiah 64:6
All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like a polluted garment; we all wither like a leaf, and our iniquities carry us away like the wind.

Jeremiah 2:5
This is what the LORD says: “What fault did your fathers find in Me that they strayed so far from Me, and followed worthless idols, and became worthless themselves?

Zechariah 7:11
But they refused to pay attention and turned a stubborn shoulder; they stopped up their ears from hearing.

Zechariah 7:12
They made their hearts like flint and would not listen to the law and the words that the LORD of Hosts had sent by His Spirit through the earlier prophets. Therefore great anger came from the LORD of Hosts.

Malachi 3:13
“Your words against Me have been harsh,” says the LORD. “Yet you ask, ‘What have we spoken against You?’

Treasury of Scripture

Listen to me, you stouthearted, that are far from righteousness:

hearken

Isaiah 46:3 Listen to me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house …

Isaiah 28:23 Give you ear, and hear my voice; listen, and hear my speech.

Isaiah 45:20 Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, you that are escaped …

Psalm 49:1 Hear this, all you people; give ear, all you inhabitants of the world:

Proverbs 1:22,23 How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? and the scorners …

Proverbs 8:1-5 Does not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice…

Ephesians 5:14 Why he said, Awake you that sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ …

Revelation 3:17,18 Because you say, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need …

ye stouthearted

Isaiah 48:4 Because I knew that you are obstinate, and your neck is an iron sinew, …

Psalm 76:5 The stouthearted are spoiled, they have slept their sleep: and none …

Zechariah 7:11,12 But they refused to listen, and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped …

Malachi 3:13-15 Your words have been stout against me, said the LORD. Yet you say, …

Acts 7:51 You stiff necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you do always …

that

Psalm 119:150,155 They draw near that follow after mischief: they are far from your law…

Jeremiah 2:5 Thus said the LORD, What iniquity have your fathers found in me, …

Ephesians 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus you who sometimes were far off are made near …







(12) Ye stouthearted.--The word, like analogous terms in Ezekiel 2:4; Ezekiel 3:7, implies at once obduracy and ignorance. Such as these are self-excluded at once from the "righteousness" and the "salvation" of Jehovah, which ultimately imply, and coincide with each other. Their unfaithfulness, however, does not hinder the faithfulness of God. He brings near His salvation to all who are ready to receive it. (Comp. Isaiah 56:1.)

Verses 12, 13. - AN ADMONITION TO THE OBDURATE IN ISRAEL. God's mercy extends even to those who resist his grace. They who have been hitherto stiff-necked and "far from righteousness," have a special warning addressed to them, Salvation is drawing nigh; the deliverance of Israel is approaching; there is no time to lose; will they not east in their lot with the true Israel, and take advantage of the deliverance when it comes? Verse 12. - Ye stout-hearted (comp. Ezekiel 2:6; Ezekiel 3:7; and infra, Isaiah 48:4). The LXX. translate by σκληροκάρδιοι. Hearken unto me, ye stout hearted,.... This is not an address to the Chaldeans, as Kimchi and others think, who were merciless and cruel to the Jews, and far from doing that which was right unto them, but oppressed them, and would not let them go; but to the Jews themselves, at least to the wicked and profligate among them, who were always a stouthearted, stiffnecked, and a rebellious people; and even those who made more presences to religion were only self-righteous, and were far from true righteousness. The whole may be applied to all persons destitute of the grace of God, professors or profane, who are stout or stubborn hearted; have hard and impenitent hearts; proud and haughty in their hearts; proud of their wisdom, power, and strength; stout in their hearts against God, as appears by their words and actions; oppose themselves to the people of God, his word and ordinances; and some so daring as to make a mock at sin, at religion, and a future state, and outbrave death itself; though when God calls them to an account, as he sometimes does by his judgments here, and will at the last judgment hereafter; or by the workings of his Spirit upon them, convincing them of sin, righteousness, and judgment; their hearts fail, and they cannot be strong and endure; when his word comes with power, and they hear it, and feel the energy of it, they are cut to the heart, and their stout and proud spirits are brought down, and made to submit: even such

that are far from righteousness; as all men are in a state of nature, none are righteous, no, not one, but are full of all unrighteousness; even those that are the most righteous and religious, externally, are without a righteousness; they do not attain to one by the law of works; they go about to establish their own, and do not submit to the righteousness of God, and so are far from it: and indeed all God's elect, in a state of unregeneracy, are far from any knowledge of the righteousness of Christ, they not being yet convinced of the need of it, and it having not yet been revealed and applied unto them, and received by faith; now these are called upon to hear the word externally, which coming with power, causes them to hear spiritually what follows: 12. stout-hearted—stubborn in resisting God (Ps 76:5; Ac 7:51).

far from righteousness—(Isa 59:9; Hab 2:4).46:5-13 Here the folly of those who made idols, and then prayed to them, is exposed. How does the profuseness of idolaters shame the niggardliness of many who call themselves God's servants, but are for a religion which costs them nothing! The service of sin always costs a great deal. God puts it to them what senseless, helpless things idols are. Let, then, the Jews show themselves men, avoiding such abominations. Many Scripture prophecies, delivered long ago, are not yet fulfilled; but the fulfilling of some is an earnest that the rest will come to pass. Nothing can help more to make us easy, than to be assured that God will do all his pleasure. Even those who know not and mind not God's revealed will, are called and used to fulfil the counsels of his secret will. Heaven and earth shall pass away, sooner than one tittle of the word of God. Obstinate sinners are addressed. Such were far from acceptance, but they were summoned to hearken to the word of the Lord. The salvation of a sinner begins with a humble and contrite heart, that trembles at God's word, with godly sorrow working true repentance, and faith in his mercy, through the obedience unto death of our Divine Surety. Christ, as the Divine righteousness and salvation to his people, would come in the appointed time. His salvation abides in his church for all believers.



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