Isaiah 64:12
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New International Version
After all this, LORD, will you hold yourself back? Will you keep silent and punish us beyond measure?

New Living Translation
After all this, LORD, must you still refuse to help us? Will you continue to be silent and punish us?

English Standard Version
Will you restrain yourself at these things, O LORD? Will you keep silent, and afflict us so terribly?

New American Standard Bible
Will You restrain Yourself at these things, O LORD? Will You keep silent and afflict us beyond measure?

King James Bible
Wilt thou refrain thyself for these things, O LORD? wilt thou hold thy peace, and afflict us very sore?

Christian Standard Bible
LORD, after all this, will you restrain yourself? Will you keep silent and afflict us severely?

Contemporary English Version
When you see these things, how can you just sit there and make us suffer more?

Good News Translation
LORD, are you unmoved by all this? Are you going to do nothing and make us suffer more than we can endure?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
LORD, after all this, will You restrain Yourself? Will You keep silent and afflict severely?"

International Standard Version
LORD, after all this, can you hold yourself back? Can you keep silent and punish us so severely?

NET Bible
In light of all this, how can you still hold back, LORD? How can you be silent and continue to humiliate us?

New Heart English Bible
Will you refrain yourself for these things, LORD? Will you hold your peace, and afflict us very severely?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Despite these things, LORD, will you hold back? Will you be silent and make us suffer more than we can bear?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Wilt Thou refrain Thyself for these things, O LORD? Wilt Thou hold Thy peace, and afflict us very sore?

New American Standard 1977
Wilt Thou restrain Thyself at these things, O LORD? Wilt Thou keep silent and afflict us beyond measure?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Wilt thou refrain thyself regarding these things, O LORD? Wilt thou hold thy peace and afflict us very sore?

King James 2000 Bible
Will you restrain yourself for these things, O LORD? will you hold your peace, and afflict us very severely?

American King James Version
Will you refrain yourself for these things, O LORD? will you hold your peace, and afflict us very sore?

American Standard Version
Wilt thou refrain thyself for these things, O Jehovah? wilt thou hold thy peace, and afflict us very sore?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wilt thou refrain thyself, O Lord, upon these things, wilt thou hold thy peace, and afflict us vehemently?

Darby Bible Translation
Wilt thou restrain thyself in presence of these things, Jehovah? Wilt thou hold thy peace, and afflict us very sore?

English Revised Version
Wilt thou refrain thyself for these things, O LORD? wilt thou hold thy peace, and afflict us very sore?

Webster's Bible Translation
Wilt thou refrain thyself for these things, O LORD? wilt thou hold thy peace, and grievously afflict us?

World English Bible
Will you refrain yourself for these things, Yahweh? Will you hold your peace, and afflict us very severely?

Young's Literal Translation
For these dost Thou refrain Thyself, Jehovah? Thou art silent, and dost afflict us very sore!'
Study Bible
Prayer for Illustration of God's Power
11Our holy and beautiful house, Where our fathers praised You, Has been burned by fire; And all our precious things have become a ruin. 12Will You restrain Yourself at these things, O LORD? Will You keep silent and afflict us beyond measure?
Cross References
Psalm 74:10
How long, O God, will the adversary revile, And the enemy spurn Your name forever?

Psalm 74:11
Why do You withdraw Your hand, even Your right hand? From within Your bosom, destroy them!

Isaiah 42:14
"I have kept silent for a long time, I have kept still and restrained Myself. Now like a woman in labor I will groan, I will both gasp and pant.

Isaiah 63:15
Look down from heaven and see from Your holy and glorious habitation; Where are Your zeal and Your mighty deeds? The stirrings of Your heart and Your compassion are restrained toward me.

Isaiah 65:6
"Behold, it is written before Me, I will not keep silent, but I will repay; I will even repay into their bosom,
Treasury of Scripture

Will you refrain yourself for these things, O LORD? will you hold your peace, and afflict us very sore?

Isaiah 42:14 I have long time held my peace; I have been still, and refrained …

Psalm 10:1 Why stand you afar off, O LORD? why hide you yourself in times of trouble?

Psalm 74:10,11,18,19 O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? shall the enemy blaspheme …

Psalm 79:5 How long, LORD? will you be angry for ever? shall your jealousy burn like fire?

Psalm 80:3,4 Turn us again, O God, and cause your face to shine; and we shall be saved…

Psalm 83:1 Keep not you silence, O God: hold not your peace, and be not still, O God.

Psalm 89:46-51 How long, LORD? will you hide yourself for ever? shall your wrath …

Zechariah 1:12 Then the angel of the LORD answered and said, O LORD of hosts, how …

Revelation 6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true…

(12) Wilt thou refrain . . .?--The final appeal to the fatherly compassion of Jehovah reminds us of the scene when Joseph could not "refrain" (Genesis 45:1), and natural tenderness would find a vent. Could the God of Israel look on the scene of desolation, and not be moved to pity?

Verse 12. - Wilt thou refrain thyself for these things? rather, at these things - seeing that these things are so. Will they not provoke thee to interfere?



Wilt thou refrain thyself for these things, O Lord?.... From delivering us out of our troubles and miseries, and taking vengeance on our enemies, and showing thy zeal for thine own glory; or, as Kimchi paraphrases it,

"how canst thou contain thyself for these things, and not have mercy?''

how canst thou bear to see Judea, and all its cities, a wilderness; Jerusalem, and the temple of it, in ruins?

wilt thou hold thy peace? or, "be silent"; and not plead thine own cause, and the cause of thy people?

and afflict us very sore? exceedingly, even to extremity; or for ever, as the Targum, thinking it long, as well as heavy. Jerom observes, that the Jews say these words in their synagogues every day; which show that they look upon this prophecy to respect their present case. 12. for these things—Wilt Thou, notwithstanding these calamities of Thy people, still refuse Thy aid (Isa 42:14)? 64:6-12 The people of God, in affliction, confess and bewail their sins, owning themselves unworthy of his mercy. Sin is that abominable thing which the Lord hates. Our deeds, whatever they may seem to be, if we think to merit by them at God's hand, are as rags, and will not cover us; filthy rags, and will but defile us. Even our few good works in which there is real excellence, as fruits of the Spirit, are so defective and defiled as done by us, that they need to be washed in the fountain open for sin and uncleanness. It bodes ill when prayer is kept back. To pray, is by faith to take hold of the promises the Lord has made of his good-will to us, and to plead them; to take hold of him, earnestly begging him not to leave us; or soliciting his return. They brought their troubles upon themselves by their own folly. Sinners are blasted, and then carried away, by the wind of their own iniquity; it withers and then ruins them. When they made themselves as an unclean thing, no wonder that God loathed them. Foolish and careless as we are, poor and despised, yet still Thou art our Father. It is the wrath of a Father we are under, who will be reconciled; and the relief our case requires is expected only from him. They refer themselves to God. They do not say, Lord, rebuke us not, for that may be necessary; but, Not in thy displeasure. They state their lamentable condition. See what ruin sin brings upon a people; and an outward profession of holiness will be no defence against it. God's people presume not to tell him what he shall say, but their prayer is, Speak for the comfort and relief of thy people. How few call upon the Lord with their whole hearts, or stir themselves to lay hold upon him! God may delay for a time to answer our prayers, but he will, in the end, answer those who call on his name and hope in his mercy.
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