Isaiah 55:6
New International Version
Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near.

New Living Translation
Seek the LORD while you can find him. Call on him now while he is near.

English Standard Version
“Seek the LORD while he may be found; call upon him while he is near;

Berean Study Bible
Seek the LORD while He may be found; call on Him while He is near.

King James Bible
Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:

New King James Version
Seek the LORD while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near.

New American Standard Bible
Seek the LORD while He may be found; Call upon Him while He is near.

NASB 1995
Seek the LORD while He may be found; Call upon Him while He is near.

NASB 1977
Seek the LORD while He may be found; Call upon Him while He is near.

Amplified Bible
Seek the LORD while He may be found; Call on Him [for salvation] while He is near.

Christian Standard Bible
Seek the LORD while he may be found; call to him while he is near.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Seek the LORD while He may be found; call to Him while He is near.

American Standard Version
Seek ye Jehovah while he may be found; call ye upon him while he is near:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Seek LORD JEHOVAH, and whenever you have found him, call upon him,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Seek ye the Lord, and when ye find him, call upon him; and when he shall draw nigh to you,

Contemporary English Version
Turn to the LORD! He can still be found. Call out to God! He is near.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Seek ye the Lord, while he may be found: call upon him, while he is near.

English Revised Version
Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:

Good News Translation
Turn to the LORD and pray to him, now that he is near.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Seek the LORD while he may be found. Call on him while he is near.

International Standard Version
"Seek the LORD while he may be found, call upon him while he is near.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Seek ye the LORD while He may be found, Call ye upon Him while He is near;

Literal Standard Version
Seek YHWH while He may be found, Call Him while He is near,

NET Bible
Seek the LORD while he makes himself available; call to him while he is nearby!

New Heart English Bible
Seek the LORD while he may be found; call you on him while he is near:

World English Bible
Seek Yahweh while he may be found; call you on him while he is near:

Young's Literal Translation
Seek ye Jehovah, while He is found, Call ye Him, while He is near,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Invitation to the Needy
5Surely you will summon a nation you do not know, and nations who do not know you will run to you. For the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, has bestowed glory on you.” 6Seek the LORD while He may be found; call on Him while He is near. 7Let the wicked man forsake his own way and the unrighteous man his own thoughts; let him return to the LORD, that He may have compassion, and to our God, for He will freely pardon.…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 4:7
For what nation is great enough to have a god as near to them as the LORD our God is to us whenever we call on Him?

Deuteronomy 4:29
But if from there you will seek the LORD your God, you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul.

Psalm 32:6
Therefore let all the godly pray to You while You may be found. Surely when great waters rise, they will not come near.

Isaiah 26:9
My soul longs for You in the night; indeed, my spirit seeks You at dawn. For when Your judgments come upon the earth, the people of the world learn righteousness.

Isaiah 45:19
I have not spoken in secret, from a place in a land of darkness. I did not say to the descendants of Jacob, 'Seek Me in a wasteland.' I, the LORD, speak the truth; I say what is right.

Isaiah 45:22
Turn to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other.

Isaiah 49:8
This is what the LORD says: "In the time of favor I will answer You, and in the day of salvation I will help You; I will keep You and appoint You to be a covenant for the people, to restore the land, to apportion its desolate inheritances,


Treasury of Scripture

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

seek

Isaiah 45:19
I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.

1 Chronicles 28:9
And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.

2 Chronicles 19:3
Nevertheless there are good things found in thee, in that thou hast taken away the groves out of the land, and hast prepared thine heart to seek God.

while he is near

Isaiah 12:6
Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.

Isaiah 46:13
I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not tarry: and I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory.

Deuteronomy 4:7
For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for?









(6) While he may be found . . .--The appeal shows that the promised blessings are not unconditional. There may come a time (as in Matthew 25:11) when "too late will be written on all efforts to gain the inheritance which has been forfeited by neglect (2Corinthians 6:2).

Verse 6. - Seek ye the Lord. Again the strain changes. The people are once more addressed, but in a tone of reproach. Israel must "seek the Lord" without delay, or the opportunity will be past; God will have withdrawn himself from them. He "will not alway be chiding, neither keepeth he his anger for ever" (Psalm 103:9).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Seek
דִּרְשׁ֥וּ (dir·šū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 1875: To tread, frequent, to follow, to seek, ask, to worship

the LORD
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

while He may be found;
בְּהִמָּצְא֑וֹ (bə·him·mā·ṣə·’ōw)
Preposition-b | Verb - Nifal - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

call on Him
קְרָאֻ֖הוּ (qə·rā·’u·hū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7121: To call, proclaim, read

while He is
בִּֽהְיוֹת֥וֹ (bih·yō·w·ṯōw)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

near.
קָרֽוֹב׃ (qā·rō·wḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7138: Near


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