Isaiah 48:18
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New International Version
If only you had paid attention to my commands, your peace would have been like a river, your well-being like the waves of the sea.

New Living Translation
Oh, that you had listened to my commands! Then you would have had peace flowing like a gentle river and righteousness rolling over you like waves in the sea.

English Standard Version
Oh that you had paid attention to my commandments! Then your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea;

New American Standard Bible
"If only you had paid attention to My commandments! Then your well-being would have been like a river, And your righteousness like the waves of the sea.

King James Bible
O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If only you had paid attention to My commands. Then your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea.

International Standard Version
Now if only you had paid attention to my commandments! Then your peace would have been like a river, and your success like the waves of the sea.

NET Bible
If only you had obeyed my commandments, prosperity would have flowed to you like a river, deliverance would have come to you like the waves of the sea.

New Heart English Bible
But would that you had listened to my commandments. Then your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If only you had listened to my commands! Your peace would be like a river [that never runs dry]. Your righteousness would be like waves on the sea.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Oh that thou wouldest hearken to My commandments! Then would thy peace be as a river, And thy righteousness as the waves of the sea;

New American Standard 1977
“If only you had paid attention to My commandments!
            Then your well-being would have been like a river,
            And your righteousness like the waves of the sea.

Jubilee Bible 2000
O that thou would look unto my commandments! Then thy peace would be as a river and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea:

King James 2000 Bible
O that you had hearkened to my commandments! then had your peace been as a river, and your righteousness as the waves of the sea:

American King James Version
O that you had listened to my commandments! then had your peace been as a river, and your righteousness as the waves of the sea:

American Standard Version
Oh that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea:

Douay-Rheims Bible
O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments: thy peace had been as a river, and thy justice as the waves of the sea,

Darby Bible Translation
Oh that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! Then would thy peace have been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea;

English Revised Version
Oh that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea:

Webster's Bible Translation
O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea:

World English Bible
Oh that you had listened to my commandments! then your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea:

Young's Literal Translation
O that thou hadst attended to My commands, Then as a river is thy peace, And thy righteousness as billows of the sea,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
48:16-22 The Holy Spirit qualifies for service; and those may speak boldly, whom God and his Spirit send. This is to be applied to Christ. He was sent, and he had the Spirit without measure. Whom God redeems, he teaches; he teaches to profit by affliction, and then makes them partakers of his holiness. Also, by his grace he leads them in the way of duty; and by his providence he leads in the way of deliverance. God did not afflict them willingly. If their sins had not turned them away, their peace should have been always flowing and abundant. Spiritual enjoyments are ever joined with holiness of life and regard to God's will. It will make the misery of the disobedient the more painful, to think how happy they might have been. And here is assurance given of salvation out of captivity. Those whom God designs to bring home to himself, he will take care of, that they want not for their journey. This is applicable to the grace laid up for us in Jesus Christ, from whom all good flows to us, as the water to Israel out of the rock, for that Rock was Christ. The spiritual blessings of redemption, and the rescue of the church from antichristian tyranny, are here pointed to. But whatever changes take place, the Lord warned impenitent sinners that no good would come to them; that inward anguish and outward trouble, which spring from guilt and from the Divine wrath, must be their portion for ever.
Study Bible
Israel Promised Deliverance
17Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, "I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, Who leads you in the way you should go. 18"If only you had paid attention to My commandments! Then your well-being would have been like a river, And your righteousness like the waves of the sea. 19"Your descendants would have been like the sand, And your offspring like its grains; Their name would never be cut off or destroyed from My presence."…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 5:29
'Oh that they had such a heart in them, that they would fear Me and keep all My commandments always, that it may be well with them and with their sons forever!

Deuteronomy 32:29
"Would that they were wise, that they understood this, That they would discern their future!

Psalm 81:13
"Oh that My people would listen to Me, That Israel would walk in My ways!

Psalm 119:165
Those who love Your law have great peace, And nothing causes them to stumble.

Isaiah 32:16
Then justice will dwell in the wilderness And righteousness will abide in the fertile field.

Isaiah 33:21
But there the majestic One, the LORD, will be for us A place of rivers and wide canals On which no boat with oars will go, And on which no mighty ship will pass--

Isaiah 42:24
Who gave Jacob up for spoil, and Israel to plunderers? Was it not the LORD, against whom we have sinned, And in whose ways they were not willing to walk, And whose law they did not obey?

Isaiah 45:8
"Drip down, O heavens, from above, And let the clouds pour down righteousness; Let the earth open up and salvation bear fruit, And righteousness spring up with it. I, the LORD, have created it.

Isaiah 54:13
"All your sons will be taught of the LORD; And the well-being of your sons will be great.

Isaiah 61:10
I will rejoice greatly in the LORD, My soul will exult in my God; For He has clothed me with garments of salvation, He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
Treasury of Scripture

O that you had listened to my commandments! then had your peace been as a river, and your righteousness as the waves of the sea:

that thou

Deuteronomy 5:29 O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, …

Deuteronomy 32:29 O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would …

Psalm 81:13-16 Oh that my people had listened to me, and Israel had walked in my ways!…

Matthew 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kill the prophets, and stone them …

Luke 19:41,42 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it…

then had

Isaiah 32:15-18 Until the spirit be poured on us from on high, and the wilderness …

Isaiah 66:12 For thus said the LORD, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a …

Psalm 36:8 They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of your house; …

Psalm 119:165 Great peace have they which love your law: and nothing shall offend them.

Amos 5:24 But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.

Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, …

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