Isaiah 55:6
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New International Version
Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near.

King James Bible
Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:

Darby Bible Translation
Seek ye Jehovah while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near.

World English Bible
Seek Yahweh while he may be found; call you on him while he is near:

Young's Literal Translation
Seek ye Jehovah, while He is found, Call ye Him, while He is near,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Seek ye the Lord while he may be found - Rab. David Kimchi gives the true sense of this passage: "Seek ye the Lord, because he may be found: call upon him, because he is near. Repent before ye die, for after death there is no conversion of the soul."

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Isaiah 45:19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not to the seed of Jacob, Seek you me in vain...

1 Chronicles 28:9 And you, Solomon my son, know you the God of your father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind...

2 Chronicles 19:3 Nevertheless there are good things found in you, in that you have taken away the groves out of the land...

Job 8:5 If you would seek to God betimes, and make your supplication to the Almighty;

Psalm 14:2 The LORD looked down from heaven on the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.

Psalm 27:8 When you said, Seek you my face; my heart said to you, Your face, LORD, will I seek.

Psalm 32:6 For this shall every one that is godly pray to you in a time when you may be found...

Psalm 95:7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if you will hear his voice,

Jeremiah 29:12-14 Then shall you call on me, and you shall go and pray to me, and I will listen to you...

Amos 5:6 Seek the LORD, and you shall live; lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and devour it...

Matthew 5:25 Agree with your adversary quickly, whiles you are in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver you to the judge...

Matthew 7:7,8 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you...

Matthew 25:11,12 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us...

Luke 13:25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and has shut to the door, and you begin to stand without, and to knock at the door...

John 7:33,34 Then said Jesus to them, Yet a little while am I with you, and then I go to him that sent me...

John 8:21 Then said Jesus again to them, I go my way, and you shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: where I go, you cannot come.

John 12:35,36 Then Jesus said to them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness come on you...

2 Corinthians 6:1,2 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that you receive not the grace of God in vain...

Hebrews 2:3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord...

Hebrews 3:13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.

while he is near

Isaiah 12:6 Cry out and shout, you inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the middle of you.

Isaiah 46:13 I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not tarry...

Deuteronomy 4:7 For what nation is there so great, who has God so near to them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call on him for?

Psalm 75:1 To you, O God, do we give thanks, to you do we give thanks: for that your name is near your wondrous works declare.

Psalm 145:18 The LORD is near to all them that call on him, to all that call on him in truth.

Psalm 148:14 He also exalts the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near to him...

Ezekiel 8:6 He said furthermore to me, Son of man, see you what they do? even the great abominations that the house of Israel commits here...

Ephesians 3:13 Why I desire that you faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.

Library
October 4. "Instead of the Brier, the Myrtle Tree" (Isa. Lv. 13).
"Instead of the brier, the myrtle tree" (Isa. lv. 13). God's sweetest memorial is the transformed thorn and the thistle blooming with flowers of peace and sweetness, where once grew recriminations. Beloved, God is waiting to make just such memorials in your life, out of the things that are hurting you most to-day. Take the grievances, the separations, the strained friendships and the broken ties which have been the sorrow and heartbreak of your life, and let God heal them, and give you grace to make
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

God's Ways and Man's
'For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, saith the Lord. 9. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.'-- ISAIAH lv. 8, 9. Scripture gives us no revelations concerning God merely in order that we may know about Him. These words are grand poetry and noble theology, but they are meant practically and in fiery earnestness. The 'for' at the beginning of each clause points us back to the previous
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Warmly Affectionate Dutch
Sunday, 22.--I went to the new church, so called still, though four or five hundred years old. It is larger, higher, and better illuminated than most of our cathedrals. The screen that divides the church from the choir is of polished brass and shines like gold. I understood the Psalms that were sung, and the text well, and a little of the sermon which Mr. De H. delivered with great earnestness. At two I began the service at the English church, an elegant building, about the size of West Street Chapel.
John Wesley—The Journal of John Wesley

The Passing and the Permanent
'For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but My kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of My peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee.'--ISAIAH liv, 10.-- There is something of music in the very sound of these words. The stately march of the grand English translation lends itself with wonderful beauty to the melody of Isaiah's words. But the thought that lies below them, sweeping as it does through the whole creation, and parting all things
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Deuteronomy 4:7
What other nation is so great as to have their gods near them the way the LORD our God is near us whenever we pray to him?

Deuteronomy 4:29
But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.

Psalm 32:6
Therefore let all the faithful pray to you while you may be found; surely the rising of the mighty waters will not reach them.

Isaiah 26:9
My soul yearns for you in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for you. When your judgments come upon the earth, the people of the world learn righteousness.

Isaiah 45:19
I have not spoken in secret, from somewhere in a land of darkness; I have not said to Jacob's descendants, 'Seek me in vain.' I, the LORD, speak the truth; I declare what is right.

Isaiah 45:22
"Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other.

Isaiah 49:8
This is what the LORD says: "In the time of my favor I will answer you, and in the day of salvation I will help you; I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people, to restore the land and to reassign its desolate inheritances,

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