Isaiah 51:1
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English Standard Version
“Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness, you who seek the LORD: look to the rock from which you were hewn, and to the quarry from which you were dug.

King James Bible
Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the LORD: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged.

American Standard Version
Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek Jehovah: look unto the rock whence ye were hewn, and to the hold of the pit whence ye were digged.

Douay-Rheims Bible
GIVE ear to me, you that follow that which is just, and you that seek the Lord: look unto the rock whence you are hewn, and to the hole of the pit from which you are dug out.

English Revised Version
Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the LORD: look unto the rock whence ye were hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye were digged.

Webster's Bible Translation
Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the LORD: look to the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

His calling is to save, not to destroy; and for this calling he has Jehovah as a teacher, and to Him he has submitted himself in docile susceptibility and immoveable obedience. Isaiah 50:5 "The Lord Jehovah hath opened mine ear; and I, I was not rebellious, and did not turn back." He put him into a position inwardly to discern His will, that he might become the mediator of divine revelation; and he did not set himself against this calling (mârâh, according to its radical meaning stringere, to make one's self rigid against any one, ἀντιτείνειν), and did not draw back from obeying the call, which, as he well knew, would not bring him earthly honour and gain, but rather shame and ill-treatment. Ever since he had taken the path of his calling, he had not drawn timidly back from the sufferings with which it was connected, but had rather cheerfully taken them upon him. V.6 "I offered my back to smiters, and my cheeks to them that pluck off the hair; I hid not my face from shame and spitting." He offered his back to such as smote it, his cheeks to such as plucked out the hair of his beard (mârat as in Nehemiah 13:25). He did not hide his face, to cover it up from actual insults, or from being spit upon (on kelimmōth with rōq, smiting on the cheek, κολαφίζειν, strokes with rods, ῥαπίζειν, blows upon the head, τύπτειν εἰς τὴν κεφαλήν with ἐμπτύειν, compare Matthew 26:67; Matthew 27:30; John 18:22). The way of his calling leads through a shameful condition of humiliation. What was typified in Job (see Isaiah 30:10; Isaiah 17:6), and prefigured typically and prophetically in the Psalms of David (see Psalm 22:7; Psalm 69:8), finds in him its perfect antitypical fulfilment.

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hearken

Isaiah 51:4,7 Listen to me, my people; and give ear to me, O my nation: for a law shall proceed from me...

Isaiah 46:3,4 Listen to me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, which are borne by me from the belly...

Isaiah 48:12 Listen to me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last.

Isaiah 55:2,3 Why do you spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor for that which satisfies not? listen diligently to me...

ye that follow

Isaiah 51:7 Listen to me, you that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear you not the reproach of men...

Psalm 94:15 But judgment shall return to righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it.

Proverbs 15:9 The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but he loves him that follows after righteousness.

Proverbs 21:21 He that follows after righteousness and mercy finds life, righteousness, and honor.

Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

Matthew 6:33 But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.

Romans 9:30-32 What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness...

Romans 14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things with which one may edify another.

Philippians 3:13 Brothers, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind...

1 Timothy 6:11 But you, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

2 Timothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

ye that seek

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...

Isaiah 55:6 Seek you the LORD while he may be found, call you on him while he is near:

Psalm 24:6 This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek your face, O Jacob. Selah.

Psalm 105:3,4 Glory you in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD...

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

Zephaniah 2:3 Seek you the LORD, all you meek of the earth, which have worked his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness...

look

Genesis 17:15-17 And God said to Abraham, As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be...

Ephesians 2:11,12 Why remember, that you being in time past Gentiles in the flesh...

Cross References
Romans 9:31
but that Israel who pursued a law that would lead to righteousness did not succeed in reaching that law.

Romans 10:3
For, being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God's righteousness.

Genesis 17:15
And God said to Abraham, "As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name.

Psalm 94:15
for justice will return to the righteous, and all the upright in heart will follow it.

Proverbs 15:9
The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, but he loves him who pursues righteousness.

Isaiah 46:3
"Listen to me, O house of Jacob, all the remnant of the house of Israel, who have been borne by me from before your birth, carried from the womb;

Isaiah 48:12
"Listen to me, O Jacob, and Israel, whom I called! I am he; I am the first, and I am the last.

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