Isaiah 59:2
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New International Version
But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.

New Living Translation
It's your sins that have cut you off from God. Because of your sins, he has turned away and will not listen anymore.

English Standard Version
but your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear.

New American Standard Bible
But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, And your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear.

King James Bible
But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But your iniquities have built barriers between you and your God, and your sins have made Him hide His face from you so that He does not listen.

International Standard Version
Instead, your iniquities have been barriers between you and your God, and your sins have concealed his face from you so that he won't listen.

NET Bible
But your sinful acts have alienated you from your God; your sins have caused him to reject you and not listen to your prayers.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But your wrongs have separated you from your God, and your sins have made him hide his face so that he doesn't hear you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

King James 2000 Bible
But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

American King James Version
But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

American Standard Version
but your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, so that he will not hear.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But your iniquities have divided between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you that he should not hear.

Darby Bible Translation
but your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid [his] face from you, that he doth not hear.

English Revised Version
but your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

Webster's Bible Translation
But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

World English Bible
but your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.

Young's Literal Translation
But your iniquities have been separating Between you and your God, And your sins have hidden The Presence from you -- from hearing.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

59:1-8 If our prayers are not answered, and the salvation we wait for is not wrought for us, it is not because God is weary of hearing prayer, but because we are weary of praying. See here sin in true colours, exceedingly sinful; and see sin in its consequences, exceedingly hurtful, separating from God, and so separating us, not only from all good, but to all evil. Yet numbers feed, to their own destruction, on infidel and wicked systems. Nor can their skill or craft, in devising schemes, as the spider weaves its web, deliver or save them. No schemes of self-wrought salvation shall avail those who despise the Redeemer's robe of righteousness. Every man who is destitute of the Spirit of Christ, runs swiftly to evil of some sort; but those regardless of Divine truth and justice, are strangers to peace.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 2. - Have separated; literally, have been separating. The force of the form used is continuous, and implies that Israel had now for a long time been heaping up a barrier between itself and Jehovah. Your sins have hid his face; literally, your sins have caused his face to be hidden from you, i.e. "have made him avert it."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Like a partition wall dividing between them, so that they enjoy no communion with him in his worship and ordinances; which is greatly the case of the reformed churches: they profess the true God, and the worship of him, and do attend the outward ordinances of it; but this is done in such a cold formal way, and such sins and wickedness are perpetrated and connived at, that the Lord does not grant his gracious presence to them, but stands at a distance from them:

and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear; or have caused him to hide himself; withdraw his gracious presence; neglect the prayers put up to him; deny an answer to them; or, however, not appear as yet for the deliverance and salvation of them, and bringing them into a more comfortable, prosperous, and happy condition.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

2. hid—Hebrew, "caused Him to hide" (La 3:44).

Isaiah 59:2 Additional Commentaries
Context
Sin Separates Us from God
1Behold, the LORD'S hand is not so short That it cannot save; Nor is His ear so dull That it cannot hear. 2But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, And your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear. 3For your hands are defiled with blood And your fingers with iniquity; Your lips have spoken falsehood, Your tongue mutters wickedness.…
Cross References
Isaiah 1:15
When you spread out your hands in prayer, I hide my eyes from you; even when you offer many prayers, I am not listening. Your hands are full of blood!

Isaiah 50:1
This is what the LORD says: "Where is your mother's certificate of divorce with which I sent her away? Or to which of my creditors did I sell you? Because of your sins you were sold; because of your transgressions your mother was sent away.

Isaiah 58:4
Your fasting ends in quarreling and strife, and in striking each other with wicked fists. You cannot fast as you do today and expect your voice to be heard on high.

Lamentations 1:8
Jerusalem has sinned greatly and so has become unclean. All who honored her despise her, for they have all seen her naked; she herself groans and turns away.

Ezekiel 39:23
And the nations will know that the people of Israel went into exile for their sin, because they were unfaithful to me. So I hid my face from them and handed them over to their enemies, and they all fell by the sword.

Micah 3:4
Then they will cry out to the LORD, but he will not answer them. At that time he will hide his face from them because of the evil they have done.
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But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

your iniquities

Isaiah 50:1 Thus said the LORD, Where is the bill of your mother's divorce, whom …

Deuteronomy 32:19 And when the LORD saw it, he abhorred them, because of the provoking …

Joshua 7:11 Israel has sinned, and they have also transgressed my covenant which …

Proverbs 15:29 The LORD is far from the wicked: but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

Jeremiah 5:25 Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have …

hid, or made him hide

Isaiah 57:17 For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: …

Deuteronomy 31:17,18 Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I will …

Deuteronomy 32:20 And he said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what their …

Ezekiel 39:23,24,29 And the heathen shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity …

Micah 3:4 Then shall they cry to the LORD, but he will not hear them: he will …

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