Isaiah 65:2
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English Standard Version
I spread out my hands all the day to a rebellious people, who walk in a way that is not good, following their own devices;

King James Bible
I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts;

American Standard Version
I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, that walk in a way that is not good, after their own thoughts;

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have spread forth my hands all the day to an unbelieving people, who walk in a way that is not good after their own thoughts.

English Revised Version
I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that is not good, after their own thoughts;

Webster's Bible Translation
I have spread out my hands all the day to a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that is not good, after their own thoughts;

Isaiah 65:2 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

(8-9)

This was the case when the measure of Israel's sins had become full. They were carried into exile, where they sank deeper and deeper. The great mass of the people proved themselves to be really massa perdita, and perished among the heathen. But there were some, though a vanishingly small number, who humbled themselves under the mighty hand of God, and, when redemption could not be far off, wrestled in such prayers as these, that the nation might share it in its entirety, and if possible not one be left behind. With ועתּה the existing state of sin and punishment is placed among the things of the past, and the petition presented that the present moment of prayer may have all the significance of a turning-point in their history. "And now, O Jehovah, Thou art our Father: we are the clay, and Thou our Maker; and we are all the work of Thy hand. Be not extremely angry, O Jehovah, and remember not the transgression for ever! Behold, consider, we beseech Thee, we are all Thy people." The state of things must change at last; for Israel is an image made by Jehovah; yea, more than this, Jehovah is the begetter of Israel, and loves Israel not merely as a sculptor, but as a father (compare Isaiah 45:9-10, and the unquestionable passage of Isaiah in Isaiah 29:16). Let Him then not be angry עד־מאד, "to the utmost measure" (cf., Psalm 119:8), or if we paraphrase it according to the radical meaning of מד, "till the weight becomes intolerable." Let Him not keep in mind the guilt for ever, to punish it; but, in consideration of the fact that Israel is the nation of His choice, let mercy take the place of justice. הן strengthens the petition in its own way (see Genesis 30:34), just as נא does; and הבּיט signifies here, as elsewhere, to fix the eye upon anything. The object, in this instance, is the existing fact expressed in "we are all Thy people." Hitzig is correct in regarding the repetition of "all of us" in this prayer as significant. The object throughout is to entreat that the whole nation may participate in the inheritance of the coming salvation, in order that the exodus from Babylonia may resemble the exodus from Egypt.

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Proverbs 1:24 Because I have called, and you refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;

Matthew 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kill the prophets, and stone them which are sent to you...

Luke 13:34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which kill the prophets, and stone them that are sent to you...

Luke 19:41,42 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it...

Romans 10:21 But to Israel he said, All day long I have stretched forth my hands to a disobedient and gainsaying people.

a rebellious

Isaiah 1:2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD has spoken, I have nourished and brought up children...

Isaiah 63:10 But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them.

Deuteronomy 9:7 Remember, and forget not, how you provoked the LORD your God to wrath in the wilderness...

Deuteronomy 31:27 For I know your rebellion, and your stiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive with you this day...

Jeremiah 5:23 But this people has a revolting and a rebellious heart; they are revolted and gone.

Ezekiel 2:3-7 And he said to me, Son of man, I send you to the children of Israel, to a rebellious nation that has rebelled against me...

Acts 7:51,52 You stiff necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do you...

1 Thessalonians 2:15,16 Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men...

which

Isaiah 59:7,8 Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity...

Psalm 36:4 He devises mischief on his bed; he sets himself in a way that is not good; he abhors not evil.

Proverbs 16:29 A violent man entices his neighbor, and leads him into the way that is not good.

after

Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him...

Genesis 6:5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth...

Numbers 15:39 And it shall be to you for a fringe, that you may look on it, and remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them...

Deuteronomy 29:19 And it come to pass, when he hears the words of this curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace...

Psalm 81:12 So I gave them up to their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels.

Jeremiah 3:17 At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the LORD; and all the nations shall be gathered to it, to the name of the LORD...

Jeremiah 4:14 O Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, that you may be saved. How long shall your vain thoughts lodge within you?

Jeremiah 7:24 But they listened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward...

Matthew 12:33,34 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt...

Matthew 15:19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:

Romans 2:5 But after your hardness and impenitent heart treasure up to yourself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation...

James 1:14,15 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed...

Cross References
Romans 10:21
But of Israel he says, "All day long I have held out my hands to a disobedient and contrary people."

Psalm 36:4
He plots trouble while on his bed; he sets himself in a way that is not good; he does not reject evil.

Psalm 81:11
"But my people did not listen to my voice; Israel would not submit to me.

Psalm 81:12
So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts, to follow their own counsels.

Proverbs 1:24
Because I have called and you refused to listen, have stretched out my hand and no one has heeded,

Isaiah 1:2
Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the LORD has spoken: "Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me.

Isaiah 1:23
Your princes are rebels and companions of thieves. Everyone loves a bribe and runs after gifts. They do not bring justice to the fatherless, and the widow's cause does not come to them.

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