Romans 10:20
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New International Version
And Isaiah boldly says, "I was found by those who did not seek me; I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me."

New Living Translation
And later Isaiah spoke boldly for God, saying, "I was found by people who were not looking for me. I showed myself to those who were not asking for me."

English Standard Version
Then Isaiah is so bold as to say, “I have been found by those who did not seek me; I have shown myself to those who did not ask for me.”

Berean Study Bible
And Isaiah boldly says: "I was found by those who did not seek Me; I revealed Myself to those who did not ask for Me."

Berean Literal Bible
And Isaiah is very bold and says: "I was found by those not seeking Me; I became manifest to those not inquiring after Me."

New American Standard Bible
And Isaiah is very bold and says, "I WAS FOUND BY THOSE WHO DID NOT SEEK ME, I BECAME MANIFEST TO THOSE WHO DID NOT ASK FOR ME."

King James Bible
But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And Isaiah says boldly: I was found by those who were not looking for Me; I revealed Myself to those who were not asking for Me.

International Standard Version
And Isaiah boldly says, "I was found by those who were not looking for me; I was revealed to those who were not asking for me."

NET Bible
And Isaiah is even bold enough to say, "I was found by those who did not seek me; I became well known to those who did not ask for me."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But Isaiah was bold and he said, “I appeared to those who did not seek me and I was found by those who did not ask for me.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Isaiah said very boldly, "I was found by those who weren't looking for me. I was revealed to those who weren't asking for me."

New American Standard 1977
And Isaiah is very bold and says,
            “I WAS FOUND BY THOSE WHO SOUGHT ME NOT,
            I BECAME MANIFEST TO THOSE WHO DID NOT ASK FOR ME.”



Jubilee Bible 2000
But Isaiah is very bold and says, I was found by those that did not seek me; I manifested myself unto those that did not ask after me.

King James 2000 Bible
But Isaiah is very bold, and says, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me.

American King James Version
But Esaias is very bold, and said, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest to them that asked not after me.

American Standard Version
And Isaiah is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I became manifest unto them that asked not of me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Isaias is bold, and saith: I was found by them that did not seek me: I appeared openly to them that asked not after me.

Darby Bible Translation
But Esaias is very bold, and says, I have been found by those not seeking me; I have become manifest to those not inquiring after me.

English Revised Version
And Isaiah is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I became manifest unto them that asked not of me.

Webster's Bible Translation
But Isaiah is very bold, and saith, I was found by them that sought me not; I was made manifest to them that asked not for me.

Weymouth New Testament
And Isaiah, with strange boldness, exclaims, "I have been found by those who were not looking for Me, I have revealed Myself to those who were not inquiring of Me."

World English Bible
Isaiah is very bold, and says, "I was found by those who didn't seek me. I was revealed to those who didn't ask for me."

Young's Literal Translation
and Isaiah is very bold, and saith, 'I was found by those not seeking Me; I became manifest to those not inquiring after Me;'

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
10:18-21 Did not the Jews know that the Gentiles were to be called in? They might have known it from Moses and Isaiah. Isaiah speaks plainly of the grace and favour of God, as going before in the receiving of the Gentiles. Was not this our own case? Did not God begin in love, and make himself known to us when we did not ask after him? The patience of God towards provoking sinners is wonderful. The time of God's patience is called a day, light as day, and fit for work and business; but limited as a day, and there is a night at the end of it. God's patience makes man's disobedience worse, and renders that the more sinful. We may wonder at the mercy of God, that his goodness is not overcome by man's badness; we may wonder at the wickedness of man, that his badness is not overcome by God's goodness. And it is a matter of joy to think that God has sent the message of grace to so many millions, by the wide spread of his gospel.
Study Bible
The Word Brings Salvation
19I ask instead: Did Israel not understand? First, Moses says: “I will make you jealous by those who are not a nation; I will make you angry by a nation without understanding.” 20And Isaiah boldly says: “I was found by those who did not seek Me; I revealed Myself to those who did not ask for Me.” 21But as for Israel he says: “All day long I have held out My hands to a disobedient and obstinate people.”…
Cross References
Isaiah 65:1
"I permitted Myself to be sought by those who did not ask for Me; I permitted Myself to be found by those who did not seek Me. I said, 'Here am I, here am I,' To a nation which did not call on My name.

Romans 9:30
What then will we say? That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained it, a righteousness that is by faith;

Romans 9:31
but Israel, who pursued a law of righteousness, has not attained it.

Romans 10:3
Because they were ignorant of God's righteousness and sought to establish their own, they did not submit to God's righteousness.
Treasury of Scripture

But Esaias is very bold, and said, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest to them that asked not after me.

very bold.

Proverbs 28:1 The wicked flee when no man pursues: but the righteous are bold as a lion.

Isaiah 58:1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up your voice like a trumpet, and show …

Ephesians 6:19,20 And for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my …

I was found.

Romans 9:30 What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after …

Isaiah 65:1,2 I am sought of them that asked not for me; I am found of them that …

I was made.

Isaiah 49:6 And he said, It is a light thing that you should be my servant to …

Isaiah 52:15 So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths …

Isaiah 55:4,5 Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and …

Matthew 20:16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, …

Matthew 22:9,10 Go you therefore into the highways, and as many as you shall find, …

Luke 14:23 And the lord said to the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, …

1 John 4:19 We love him, because he first loved us.

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