Isaiah 59:11
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New International Version
We all growl like bears; we moan mournfully like doves. We look for justice, but find none; for deliverance, but it is far away.

New Living Translation
We growl like hungry bears; we moan like mournful doves. We look for justice, but it never comes. We look for rescue, but it is far away from us.

English Standard Version
We all growl like bears; we moan and moan like doves; we hope for justice, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far from us.

New American Standard Bible
All of us growl like bears, And moan sadly like doves; We hope for justice, but there is none, For salvation, but it is far from us.

King James Bible
We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
We all growl like bears and moan like doves. We hope for justice, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far from us.

International Standard Version
We all growl like bears; we sigh mournfully like doves. We look for justice, but there is none, and for deliverance, but it's far from us.

NET Bible
We all growl like bears, we coo mournfully like doves; we wait for deliverance, but there is none, for salvation, but it is far from us.

New Heart English Bible
We roar all like bears, and moan bitterly like doves: we look for justice, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We all growl like bears. We coo like doves. We hope for justice, but there is none. We hope for salvation, but it's far from us.

JPS Tanakh 1917
We all growl like bears, And mourn sore like doves; We look for right, but there is none; For salvation, but it is far off from us.

New American Standard 1977
All of us growl like bears,
            And moan sadly like doves;
            We hope for justice, but there is none,
            For salvation, but it is far from us.

Jubilee Bible 2000
We all roar like bears and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, but there is none; for saving health, but it has withdrawn from us.

King James 2000 Bible
We all growl like bears, and mourn greatly like doves: we look for justice, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us.

American King James Version
We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us.

American Standard Version
We roar all like bears, and moan sore like doves: we look for justice, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us.

Douay-Rheims Bible
We shall roar all of us like bears, and shall lament as mournful doves. We have looked for judgment, and there is none: for salvation, and it is far from us.

Darby Bible Translation
We roar all like bears, and mourn grievously like doves: we look for judgment, and there is none; for salvation, [but] it is far from us.

English Revised Version
We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us.

Webster's Bible Translation
We all roar like bears, and mourn bitterly like doves: we look for judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far from us.

World English Bible
We roar all like bears, and moan bitterly like doves: we look for justice, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us.

Young's Literal Translation
We make a noise as bears -- all of us, And as doves we coo sorely; We wait for judgment, and there is none, For salvation -- it hath been far from us.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
59:9-15 If we shut our eyes against the light of Divine truth, it is just with God to hide from our eyes the things that belong to our peace. The sins of those who profess themselves God's people, are worse than the sins of others. And the sins of a nation bring public judgments, when not restrained by public justice. Men may murmur under calamities, but nothing will truly profit while they reject Christ and his gospel.
Study Bible
Sin Separates Us from God
10We grope along the wall like blind men, We grope like those who have no eyes; We stumble at midday as in the twilight, Among those who are vigorous we are like dead men. 11All of us growl like bears, And moan sadly like doves; We hope for justice, but there is none, For salvation, but it is far from us. 12For our transgressions are multiplied before You, And our sins testify against us; For our transgressions are with us, And we know our iniquities:…
Cross References
Psalm 55:2
Give heed to me and answer me; I am restless in my complaint and am surely distracted,

Isaiah 38:14
"Like a swallow, like a crane, so I twitter; I moan like a dove; My eyes look wistfully to the heights; O Lord, I am oppressed, be my security.

Isaiah 59:8
They do not know the way of peace, And there is no justice in their tracks; They have made their paths crooked, Whoever treads on them does not know peace.

Isaiah 59:9
Therefore justice is far from us, And righteousness does not overtake us; We hope for light, but behold, darkness, For brightness, but we walk in gloom.

Isaiah 59:14
Justice is turned back, And righteousness stands far away; For truth has stumbled in the street, And uprightness cannot enter.

Lamentations 3:17
My soul has been rejected from peace; I have forgotten happiness.

Ezekiel 7:16
'Even when their survivors escape, they will be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, each over his own iniquity.

Nahum 2:7
It is fixed: She is stripped, she is carried away, And her handmaids are moaning like the sound of doves, Beating on their breasts.
Treasury of Scripture

We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us.

roar

Isaiah 51:20 Your sons have fainted, they lie at the head of all the streets, …

Psalm 32:3,4 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long…

Psalm 38:8 I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the disquietness …

Hosea 7:14 And they have not cried to me with their heart, when they howled …

mourn

Isaiah 38:14 Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: …

Job 30:28,29 I went mourning without the sun: I stood up, and I cried in the congregation…

Jeremiah 8:15 We looked for peace, but no good came; and for a time of health, …

Jeremiah 9:1 Oh that my head were waters, and my eyes a fountain of tears…

Ezekiel 7:16 But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains …

for salvation

Psalm 85:9 Surely his salvation is near them that fear him; that glory may dwell …

Psalm 119:155 Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not your statutes.

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