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.

New American Standard Bible
Seek the LORD while He may be found; Call upon 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:

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

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

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

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

International Standard Version
"Seek the LORD while he may be found, call upon 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:

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
Seek the LORD while he may be found; call upon him while he is near:

King James 2000 Bible
Seek you the LORD while he may be found, call you upon him while he is near:

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

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
Seek ye Jehovah while he may be found, call ye 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:

Webster's Bible Translation
Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon 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,
Study Bible
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 so great as 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 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 within me diligently seeks You. For when Your judgments come upon the earth, the inhabitants of the world will 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,

Isaiah 58:9
Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; you will cry out, and He will say, 'Here I am.' If you remove the yoke from your midst, the pointing of the finger and malicious talk,

Isaiah 65:10
Sharon will become a pasture for flocks, and the Valley of Achor a resting place for the herds, for My people who seek Me.

Isaiah 65:24
Even before they call, I will answer, and while they are still speaking, I will hear.

Jeremiah 25:5
The prophets told you, 'Turn now, each of you, from your evil ways and evil deeds, and you can dwell in the land that the LORD has given to you and to your fathers forever and ever.

Jeremiah 29:14
I will be found by you, declares the LORD, and I will restore you from captivity and gather you from all the nations and places to which I have banished you, declares the LORD. I will restore you to the place from which I sent you into exile."

Jeremiah 33:3
Call to Me and I will answer and show you great and unsearchable things you do not know.

Ezekiel 14:6
Therefore tell the house of Israel that this is what the Lord GOD says: 'Repent and turn away from your idols; turn your faces away from all your abominations.

Ezekiel 33:11
Say to them: 'As surely as I live, declares the Lord GOD, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked should turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways! For why should you die, O house of Israel?'

Daniel 4:27
Therefore, may my advice be pleasing to you, O king. Break away from your sins by doing what is right, and from your iniquities by showing mercy to the oppressed. Perhaps there will be an extension of your prosperity."

Amos 5:6
Seek the LORD and live, or He will spread like fire through the house of Joseph; it will devour everything, with no one at Bethel to extinguish it.

Jonah 3:8
Furthermore, let both man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and have everyone call out earnestly to God. Let each one turn from his evil ways and from the violence in his hands.

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?







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

the LORD
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 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 Hebrew 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 Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

near.
קָרֽוֹב׃ (qā·rō·wḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7138: Near
(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). 55:6-13 Here is a gracious offer of pardon, and peace, and of all happiness. It shall not be in vain to seek God, now his word is calling to us, and his Spirit is striving with us. But there is a day coming when he will not be found. There may come such a time in this life; it is certain that at death and judgment the door will be shut. There must be not only a change of the way, but a change of the mind. We must alter our judgments about persons and things. It is not enough to break off from evil practices, we must strive against evil thoughts. To repent is to return to our Lord, against whom we have rebelled. If we do so, God will multiply to pardon, as we have multiplied to offend. But let none trifle with this plenteous mercy, or use it as an occasion to sin. Men's thoughts concerning sin, Christ, and holiness, concerning this world and the other, vastly differ from God's; but in nothing more than in the matter of pardon. We forgive, and cannot forget; but when God forgives sin, he remembers it no more. The power of his word in the kingdoms of providence and grace, is as certain as in that of nature. Sacred truth produces a spiritual change in the mind of men, which neither rain nor snow can make on the earth. It shall not return to the Lord without producing important effects. If we take a special view of the church, we shall find what great things God has done, and will do for it. The Jews shall come to their own land; this shall represent the blessings promised. Gospel grace will make a great change in men. Delivered from the wrath to come, the converted sinner finds peace in his conscience; and love constrains him to devote himself to the service of his Redeemer. Instead of being profane, contentious, selfish, or sensual, behold him patient, humble, kind, and peaceable. The hope of helping in such a work should urge us to spread the gospel of salvation. And do thou help us, O Spirit of all truth, to have such views of the fulness, freeness, and greatness of the rich mercy in Christ, as may remove from us all narrow views of sovereign grace.
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