Isaiah 1:5
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English Standard Version
Why will you still be struck down? Why will you continue to rebel? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.

King James Bible
Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.

American Standard Version
Why will ye be still stricken, that ye revolt more and more? the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For what shall I strike you any more, you that increase transgression? the whole head is sick, and the whole heart is sad.

English Revised Version
Why will ye be still stricken, that ye revolt more and more? the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.

Webster's Bible Translation
Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.

Isaiah 1:5 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The king who seems to this point to have silently looked on in inmost sympathy, now, on being addressed by Shulamith, takes speech in hand; he does not expressly refer to her request, but one perceives from his words that he heard it with pleasure. He expresses to her the wish that she would gratify the companions of her youth who were assembled around her, as well as himself, with a song, such as in former times she was wont to sing in these mountains and valleys.

13 O thou (who art) at home in the gardens,

     Companions are listening for thy voice;

     Let me hear!

We observe that in the rural paradise with which she is surrounded, she finds herself in her element. It is a primary feature of her character which herein comes to view: her longing after quietness and peace, her love for collectedness of mind and for contemplation; her delight in thoughts of the Creator suggested by the vegetable world, and particularly by the manifold soft beauty of flowers; she is again once more in the gardens of her home, but the address, "O thou at home in the gardens!" denotes that wherever she is, these gardens are her home as a fundamental feature of her nature. The חברים are not Solomon's companions, for she has come hither with Solomon alone, leaning on his arm. Also it is indicated in the expression: "are listening for thy voice," that they are such as have not for a long time heard the dear voice which was wont to cheer their hearts. The חבר are the companions of the former shepherdess and keeper of a vineyard, Sol 1:6 f., the playmates of her youth, the friends of her home. With a fine tact the poet does not represent Solomon as saying חבריך nor חברינוּ: the former would be contrary to the closeness of his relation to Shulamith, the latter contrary to the dignity of the king. By חברים there is neither expressed a one-sided reference, nor is a double-sided excluded. That "for thy voice" refers not to her voice as speaking, but as the old good friends wish, as singing, is evident from השׁמיעני in connection with Sol 2:14, where also קולך is to be supplied, and the voice of song is meant. She complies with the request, and thus begins:

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should

Isaiah 9:13,21 For the people turns not to him that smites them, neither do they seek the LORD of hosts...

Jeremiah 2:30 In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: your own sword has devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

Jeremiah 5:3 O LORD, are not your eyes on the truth? you have stricken them, but they have not grieved; you have consumed them...

Jeremiah 6:28-30 They are all grievous rebels, walking with slanders: they are brass and iron; they are all corrupters...

Ezekiel 24:13 In your filthiness is lewdness: because I have purged you, and you were not purged...

Hebrews 12:5-8 And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to children, My son, despise not you the chastening of the Lord...

ye will

2 Chronicles 28:22 And in the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against the LORD: this is that king Ahaz.

Jeremiah 9:3 And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth on the earth...

Revelation 16:8-11 And the fourth angel poured out his vial on the sun; and power was given to him to scorch men with fire...

revolt more and more. Heb. increase revolt
the whole Is

Isaiah 1:23 Your princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loves gifts, and follows after rewards: they judge not the fatherless...

Nehemiah 9:34 Neither have our kings, our princes, our priests, nor our fathers, kept your law...

Jeremiah 5:5,31 I will get me to the great men, and will speak to them; for they have known the way of the LORD, and the judgment of their God...

Daniel 9:8-11 O Lord, to us belongs confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against you...

Zephaniah 3:1-4 Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city!...

Cross References
2 Kings 1:13
Again the king sent the captain of a third fifty with his fifty. And the third captain of fifty went up and came and fell on his knees before Elijah and entreated him, "O man of God, please let my life, and the life of these fifty servants of yours, be precious in your sight.

2 Chronicles 28:22
In the time of his distress he became yet more faithless to the LORD--this same King Ahaz.

Isaiah 31:6
Turn to him from whom people have deeply revolted, O children of Israel.

Isaiah 33:24
And no inhabitant will say, "I am sick"; the people who dwell there will be forgiven their iniquity.

Jeremiah 2:30
In vain have I struck your children; they took no correction; your own sword devoured your prophets like a ravening lion.

Jeremiah 5:3
O LORD, do not your eyes look for truth? You have struck them down, but they felt no anguish; you have consumed them, but they refused to take correction. They have made their faces harder than rock; they have refused to repent.

Jeremiah 13:23
Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard his spots? Then also you can do good who are accustomed to do evil.

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