Isaiah 59:1
New International Version
Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear.

New Living Translation
Listen! The LORD’s arm is not too weak to save you, nor is his ear too deaf to hear you call.

English Standard Version
Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save, or his ear dull, that it cannot hear;

Berean Study Bible
Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor His ear too dull to hear.

King James Bible
Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:

New King James Version
Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, That it cannot save; Nor His ear heavy, That it cannot hear.

New American Standard Bible
Behold, the LORD’S hand is not so short That it cannot save; Nor is His ear so dull That it cannot hear.

NASB 1995
Behold, the LORD’S hand is not so short That it cannot save; Nor is His ear so dull That it cannot hear.

NASB 1977
Behold, the LORD’s hand is not so short That it cannot save; Neither is His ear so dull That it cannot hear.

Amplified Bible
Behold, the LORD’S hand is not so short That it cannot save, Nor His ear so impaired That it cannot hear.

Christian Standard Bible
Indeed, the LORD’s arm is not too weak to save, and his ear is not too deaf to hear.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Indeed, the LORD’s hand is not too short to save, and His ear is not too deaf to hear.

American Standard Version
Behold, Jehovah's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Behold the hand of LORD JEHOVAH is not too short to save, and his ear is not dull of hearing

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Has the hand of the Lord no power to save? or has he made his ear heavy, so that he should not hear?

Contemporary English Version
The LORD hasn't lost his powerful strength; he can still hear and answer prayers.

Douay-Rheims Bible
BEHOLD the hand of the Lord is not shortened that it cannot save, neither is his ear heavy that it cannot hear.

English Revised Version
Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:

Good News Translation
Don't think that the LORD is too weak to save you or too deaf to hear your call for help!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD is not too weak to save or his ear too deaf to hear.

International Standard Version
"See, the LORD's hand is not too short to save, nor are his ears too dull to hear.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save, Neither His ear heavy, that it cannot hear;

Literal Standard Version
Behold, the hand of YHWH Has not been shortened from saving, Nor His ear heavy from hearing.

NET Bible
Look, the LORD's hand is not too weak to deliver you; his ear is not too deaf to hear you.

New Heart English Bible
Look, the LORD's hand is not shortened, that it can't save; neither his ear heavy, that it can't hear:

World English Bible
Behold, Yahweh's hand is not shortened, that it can't save; neither his ear heavy, that it can't hear:

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, the hand of Jehovah Hath not been shortened from saving, Nor heavy his ear from hearing.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Sin Separates Us from God
1Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor His ear too dull to hear. 2But your iniquities have built barriers between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He does not hear.…

Cross References
Numbers 11:23
The LORD answered Moses, "Is the LORD's arm too short? Now you will see whether or not My word will come to pass."

Isaiah 50:2
Why was no one there when I arrived? Why did no one answer when I called? Is My hand too short to redeem you? Or do I lack the strength to deliver you? Behold, My rebuke dries up the sea; I turn the rivers into a desert; the fish rot for lack of water and die of thirst.

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

Jeremiah 14:9
Why are You like a man taken by surprise, like a warrior powerless to save? Yet You are among us, O LORD, and we are called by Your name. Do not forsake us!

Jeremiah 32:17
"Oh, Lord GOD! You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too difficult for You!

Ezekiel 8:18
Therefore I will respond with wrath. I will not look on them with pity, nor will I spare them. Although they shout loudly in My ears, I will not listen to them."


Treasury of Scripture

Behold, the LORD's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:

the Lord's

Isaiah 50:2
Wherefore, when I came, was there no man? when I called, was there none to answer? Is my hand shortened at all, that it cannot redeem? or have I no power to deliver? behold, at my rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a wilderness: their fish stinketh, because there is no water, and dieth for thirst.

Genesis 18:14
Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.

Numbers 11:23
And the LORD said unto Moses, Is the LORD'S hand waxed short? thou shalt see now whether my word shall come to pass unto thee or not.

that it cannot save

Isaiah 63:1
Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.

Hebrews 7:25
Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

his ear

Isaiah 6:10
Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.

Matthew 13:15
For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.









LIX.

(1) Behold, the Lord's hand . . .--The declaration is an implied answer to the complaint, like that of Isaiah 58:3, that the glorious promises had not as yet been fulfilled. The murmurera are told that the hindrance is on their side.

Verses 1-8. - A GENERAL REBUKE OF ISRAEL FOR ITS MANIFOLD SINS, The command given to the prophet in Isaiah 58:1 to "show God's people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins " - partly executed in Isaiah 58:4-7 and 13 - is now further carried out by a scathing denunciation of various forms of wickedness, more or less prevalent in Israel, the effect of which has been to separate between Israel and God, to "shorten God's hand" and "make his ears heavy." The passage has many analogies with Isaiah 1:2-23. Verse 1. - The Lord's hand is not shortened; i.e. God is not less able to help than of old; his "hand" has lost none of its power. That he does not help is owing to the iniquities of his people, which have separated between him and them (ver. 2). It is the same fact which has made his ear heavy. He cannot hear prayers that are not sincere - not from the heart.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Surely
הֵ֛ן (hên)
Interjection
Strong's 2005: Lo! behold!

the arm
יַד־ (yaḏ-)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 3027: A hand

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

is not
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

too short
קָצְרָ֥ה (qā·ṣə·rāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 7114: To dock off, curtail, to harvest

to save,
מֵֽהוֹשִׁ֑יעַ (mê·hō·wō·šî·a‘)
Preposition-m | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's 3467: To be open, wide, free, to be safe, to free, succor

nor His ear
אָזְנ֖וֹ (’ā·zə·nōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 241: Broadness, the ear

too dull
כָבְדָ֥ה (ḵā·ḇə·ḏāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 3513: To be heavy, weighty, or burdensome

to hear.
מִשְּׁמֽוֹעַ׃ (miš·šə·mō·w·a‘)
Preposition-m | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently


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