Isaiah 55:2
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English Standard Version
Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food.

King James Bible
Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

American Standard Version
Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Why do you spend money for that which is not breed, and your labour for that which doth not satisfy you? Hearken diligently to me, and eat that which is good, and your soul shall be delighted in fatness.

English Revised Version
Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

Webster's Bible Translation
Why do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently to me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

Isaiah 55:2 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The outward glory of the city is only the manifestation, which strikes the senses, of the spiritual glory of the church dwelling therein. "And all thy children will be the learned of Jehovah; and great the peace of thy children." We translate both halves of the v. as substantive clauses, although they might be accusatives of both the object and predicate, dependent upon שׂמתּי. ה למּוּדי are disciples of Jehovah, but, as in Isaiah 50:4, with the subordinate idea of both docility and learning. The children of Jerusalem will need no instruction from man, but carry within them the teaching of heaven, as those who are "taught of God" (διδακτοὶ Θεοῦ, John 6:45; θεοδίδακτοι, 1 Thessalonians 4:9). Essentially the same promise is given in Joel 3:1-2, and Jeremiah 31:34; and represented in 1 John 2:20 ("Ye have the anointing of the Holy One, and know all things") as already fulfilled. In the place of the former inward and outward distress, there has no entered shâlōm, perfect inward and outward peace, complete salvation, and blessedness as its result. רב is an adjective, for this form cannot be shown to have existed as a syncopated third pers. praet., like שׁח, חי ( equals חיי). The v. closes palindromically.

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do ye

Isaiah 44:20 He feeds on ashes: a deceived heart has turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say...

Jeremiah 2:13 For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns...

Hosea 8:7 For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it has no stalk; the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield...

Hosea 12:1 Ephraim feeds on wind, and follows after the east wind: he daily increases lies and desolation...

Habakkuk 2:13 Behold, is it not of the LORD of hosts that the people shall labor in the very fire...

Matthew 15:9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

Luke 15:15,16 And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine...

Romans 9:31 But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, has not attained to the law of righteousness.

Romans 10:2,3 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge...

Philippians 3:4-7 Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinks that he has whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more...

Hebrews 13:9 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats...

spend. Heb. weigh

Isaiah 46:6 They lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh silver in the balance, and hire a goldsmith; and he makes it a god: they fall down, yes...

hearken

Isaiah 51:1,4,7 Listen to me, you that follow after righteousness, you that seek the LORD: look to the rock from where you are hewn...

Exodus 15:26 And said, If you will diligently listen to the voice of the LORD your God, and will do that which is right in his sight...

Deuteronomy 11:13 And it shall come to pass, if you shall listen diligently to my commandments which I command you this day, to love the LORD your God...

Psalm 34:11 Come, you children, listen to me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

Proverbs 1:33 But whoever listens to me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.

Proverbs 7:23 Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hastens to the snare, and knows not that it is for his life.

Proverbs 8:32 Now therefore listen to me, O you children: for blessed are they that keep my ways.

Mark 7:14 And when he had called all the people to him, he said to them, Listen to me every one of you, and understand:

Romans 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

eat

Isaiah 25:6 And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make to all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees...

Psalm 22:26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.

Psalm 36:8 They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of your house; and you shall make them drink of the river of your pleasures.

Psalm 63:5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise you with joyful lips:

Proverbs 9:5 Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled.

Jeremiah 31:14 And I will satiate the soul of the priests with fatness, and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, said the LORD.

Matthew 22:4 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner...

Luke 15:23 And bring here the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:

John 6:48-58 I am that bread of life...

Cross References
Matthew 5:6
"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

John 6:27
Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal."

Psalm 22:26
The afflicted shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek him shall praise the LORD! May your hearts live forever!

Ecclesiastes 6:2
a man to whom God gives wealth, possessions, and honor, so that he lacks nothing of all that he desires, yet God does not give him power to enjoy them, but a stranger enjoys them. This is vanity; it is a grievous evil.

Isaiah 1:19
If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land;

Isaiah 10:27
And in that day his burden will depart from your shoulder, and his yoke from your neck; and the yoke will be broken because of the fat."

Isaiah 25:6
On this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine, of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined.

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