Isaiah 63:15
New International Version
Look down from heaven and see, from your lofty throne, holy and glorious. Where are your zeal and your might? Your tenderness and compassion are withheld from us.

New Living Translation
LORD, look down from heaven; look from your holy, glorious home, and see us. Where is the passion and the might you used to show on our behalf? Where are your mercy and compassion now?

English Standard Version
Look down from heaven and see, from your holy and beautiful habitation. Where are your zeal and your might? The stirring of your inner parts and your compassion are held back from me.

Berean Study Bible
Look down from heaven and see, from Your holy and glorious habitation. Where are Your zeal and might? Your yearning and compassion for me are restrained.

New American Standard Bible
Look down from heaven and see from Your holy and glorious habitation; Where are Your zeal and Your mighty deeds? The stirrings of Your heart and Your compassion are restrained toward me.

King James Bible
Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of thy holiness and of thy glory: where is thy zeal and thy strength, the sounding of thy bowels and of thy mercies toward me? are they restrained?

Christian Standard Bible
Look down from heaven and see from your lofty home--holy and beautiful. Where is your zeal and your might? Your yearning and your compassion are withheld from me.

Contemporary English Version
Please, LORD, look down from your holy and glorious home in the heavens and see what's going on. Have you lost interest? Where is your power? Show that you care about us and have mercy!

Good News Translation
LORD, look upon us from heaven, where you live in your holiness and glory. Where is your great concern for us? Where is your power? Where are your love and compassion? Do not ignore us.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Look down from heaven and see from Your lofty home--holy and beautiful. Where is Your zeal and Your might? Your yearning and Your compassion are withheld from me.

International Standard Version
Look down from heaven, and see from your holy and glorious dwelling. Where are your zeal and your might? Where are the yearning of your heart and your compassion? They are held back from me.

NET Bible
Look down from heaven and take notice, from your holy, majestic palace! Where are your zeal and power? Do not hold back your tender compassion!

New Heart English Bible
Look down from heaven, and see from the habitation of your holiness and of your glory: where are your zeal and your mighty acts? the yearning of your heart and your compassion is restrained toward me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Look down and see from heaven, from your holy and beautiful dwelling. Where is your determination and might? Where is the longing of your heart and your compassion? Don't hold back.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Look down from heaven, and see, Even from Thy holy and glorious habitation; Where is Thy zeal and Thy mighty acts, The yearning of Thy heart and Thy compassions, Now restrained toward me?

New American Standard 1977
Look down from heaven, and see from Thy holy and glorious habitation; Where are Thy zeal and Thy mighty deeds? The stirrings of Thy heart and Thy compassion are restrained toward me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of thy holiness and of thy glory; where is thy zeal and thy strength, the feeling of thy bowels and of thy mercies toward me? are they restrained?

King James 2000 Bible
Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of your holiness and of your glory: where is your zeal and your strength, the yearning of your heart and of your mercies toward me? are they restrained?

American King James Version
Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of your holiness and of your glory: where is your zeal and your strength, the sounding of your bowels and of your mercies toward me? are they restrained?

American Standard Version
Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of thy holiness and of thy glory: where are thy zeal and thy mighty acts? the yearning of thy heart and thy compassions are restrained toward me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Look down from heaven, and behold from thy holy habitation and the place of thy glory: where is thy zeal, and thy strength, the multitude of thy bowels, and of thy mercies? they have held back themselves from me.

Darby Bible Translation
Look down from the heavens, and behold from the habitation of thy holiness and of thy glory! Where is thy zeal and thy strength, the sounding of thy bowels and of thy tender mercies? Are they restrained toward me?

English Revised Version
Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of thy holiness and of thy glory: where is thy zeal and thy mighty acts? the yearning of thy bowels and thy compassions are restrained toward me.

Webster's Bible Translation
Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of thy holiness and of thy glory: where is thy zeal and thy strength, the sounding of thy bowels and of thy mercies towards me? are they restrained?

World English Bible
Look down from heaven, and see from the habitation of your holiness and of your glory: where are your zeal and your mighty acts? the yearning of your heart and your compassion is restrained toward me.

Young's Literal Translation
Look attentively from the heavens, And see from Thy holy and beauteous habitation, Where is Thy zeal and Thy might? The multitude of Thy bowels and Thy mercies Towards me have refrained themselves.
Study Bible
A Prayer for Mercy
15Look down from heaven and see, from Your holy and glorious habitation. Where are Your zeal and might? Your yearning and compassion for me are restrained. 16Yet You are our Father, though Abraham does not know us and Israel does not acknowledge us. You, O LORD, are our Father; our Redeemer from of old is Your name.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 26:15
Look down from Your holy habitation, from heaven, and bless Your people Israel and the land You have given us, as You swore to our fathers, a land flowing with milk and honey."

Psalm 68:5
A father of the fatherless, and a defender of the widows, is God in His holy habitation.

Psalm 80:14
Return, O God of Hosts, we pray! Look down from heaven and see! Attend to this vine,

Psalm 123:1
I lift up my eyes to You, the One enthroned in heaven.

Isaiah 9:7
Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish and sustain it with justice and righteousness from that time and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of Hosts will accomplish this.

Isaiah 16:11
Therefore my heart laments for Moab like a harp, my inmost being for Kir-hareseth.

Isaiah 26:11
O LORD, Your hand is upraised, but they do not see it. They will see Your zeal for Your people, and be put to shame. The fire set for Your enemies will consume them!

Isaiah 37:32
For a remnant will go forth from Jerusalem, and survivors from Mount Zion. The zeal of the LORD of Hosts will accomplish this.

Isaiah 42:13
The LORD will go forth like a warrior; He will stir up His zeal like a soldier. He will shout; yes, He will roar. He will prevail against His enemies.

Isaiah 59:17
He put on righteousness like a breastplate, and the helmet of salvation on His head; He put on garments of vengeance and wrapped Himself in a cloak of zeal.

Isaiah 64:12
After all this, O LORD, will You restrain Yourself? Will You keep silent and afflict us beyond measure?

Jeremiah 31:20
Is not Ephraim a precious son to Me, a delightful child? Though I often speak against him, surely I still remember him. Therefore My heart yearns for him; I have great compassion for him," declares the LORD.

Lamentations 3:50
until the LORD looks down from heaven and sees.

Hosea 11:8
How can I give you up, O Ephraim? How can I surrender you, O Israel? How can I make you like Admah? How can I treat you like Zeboiim? My heart is turned within Me; My compassion is stirred!

Joel 2:18
Then the LORD became jealous for His land and spared His people.

Treasury of Scripture

Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of your holiness and of your glory: where is your zeal and your strength, the sounding of your bowels and of your mercies toward me? are they restrained?

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Deuteronomy 26:15 Look down from your holy habitation, from heaven, and bless your …

Psalm 33:14 From the place of his habitation he looks on all the inhabitants of the earth.

Psalm 80:14 Return, we beseech you, O God of hosts: look down from heaven, and …

Psalm 102:19,20 For he has looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven …

Lamentations 3:50 Till the LORD look down, and behold from heaven.

the habitation

Isaiah 57:15 For thus said the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose …

Isaiah 66:1 Thus said the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my …

1 Kings 8:27 But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven …

2 Chronicles 30:27 Then the priests the Levites arose and blessed the people: and their …

Psalm 113:5,6 Who is like to the LORD our God, who dwells on high…

Psalm 123:1 To you lift I up my eyes, O you that dwell in the heavens.

where

Isaiah 51:9,10 Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in the …

Psalm 89:49 Lord, where are your former loving kindnesses, which you swore to …

sounding, or, multitude. thy bowels

Isaiah 63:9 In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence …

Isaiah 49:15 Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion …

Psalm 25:6 Remember, O LORD, your tender mercies and your loving kindnesses; …

Jeremiah 31:20 Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a pleasant child? for since I spoke …

Hosea 11:8 How shall I give you up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver you, Israel? …

Luke 1:78 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on …

Philippians 2:1 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of …

1 John 3:17 But whoever has this world's good, and sees his brother have need, …

are

Psalm 77:7-9 Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favorable no more…







Lexicon
Look down
הַבֵּ֤ט (hab·bêṭ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5027: To scan, look intently at, to regard

from heaven
מִשָּׁמַ֙יִם֙ (miš·šā·ma·yim)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8064: Heaven, sky

and see,
וּרְאֵ֔ה (ū·rə·’êh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

from Your holy
קָדְשְׁךָ֖ (qāḏ·šə·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6944: A sacred place, thing, sanctity

and glorious
וְתִפְאַרְתֶּ֑ךָ (wə·ṯip̄·’ar·te·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8597: Beauty, glory

habitation.
מִזְּבֻ֥ל (miz·zə·ḇul)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2073: Elevation, height, lofty abode

Where
אַיֵּ֤ה (’ay·yêh)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 346: Where?

are Your zeal
קִנְאָֽתְךָ֙ (qin·’ā·ṯə·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7068: Ardor, zeal, jealousy

and might?
וּגְב֣וּרֹתֶ֔ךָ (ū·ḡə·ḇū·rō·ṯe·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1369: Force, valor, victory

Your yearning
הֲמ֥וֹן (hă·mō·wn)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1995: A noise, tumult, crowd, disquietude, wealth

and compassion
וְֽרַחֲמֶ֖יךָ (wə·ra·ḥă·me·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7356: Compassion, the womb, a maiden

for me
אֵלַ֥י (’ê·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

are restrained.
הִתְאַפָּֽקוּ׃ (hiṯ·’ap·pā·qū)
Verb - Hitpael - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 662: To contain, abstain
(15) Look down from heaven . . .--The form of the prayer reminds us of 2Chronicles 6:21. Perhaps there is a latent remonstrance, as though Jehovah, like an Eastern king, had withdrawn to the recesses of His palace, and had ceased to manifest His care and pity for His people, as He had done of old.

The sounding of thy bowels.--See Note on Isaiah 16:11. The words jar upon modern ears, but were to the Hebrew what "the sighs of thy heart" would be to us.

Verses 15-19. - A PRAYER FOR DELIVERANCE FROM SIN AND SUFFERING. From thanksgiving and confession, the people betake themselves to prayer, and beseech God to look down from heaven once more, to have compassion on them, to acknowledge them, and to save them alike from themselves (ver. 17) and from their adversaries (vers. 18, 19). "It is difficult to overrate the spiritual beauty of the prayer contained in this passage. We may admit that the most prominent motive urged by the speaker has a nationalistic air; but behind this, and strengthening it, is a sense of the infiniteness of the Divine mercy, and of the strong vitality of the union between Jehovah and his people" (Cheyne). Verse 15. - Look down from heaven (comp. Deuteronomy 26:15; Psalm 80:14; 2 Kings 8:30). "The Lord's seat" was "in heaven." While the temple lay in ruins, the Jews would naturally address their prayers to God in his heavenly abode. From the habitation of thy holiness. Mr. Cheyne translates, from the height of thy holiness," taking the meaning of the rare word z'bul from the Assyrian. "Height" certainly suits well most of the other places where the word z'bul occurs (1 Kings 8:13; 2 Chronicles 6:2; Psalm 49:14; Habakkuk 3:11). Where is thy zeal? i.e. What has become of it? Has it ceased altogether, or is it only in abeyance for a time? Will not God "stir it up" once more (Isaiah 42:13)? And thy strength; rather, and thy great acts (comp. Psalm 106:2; Psalm 145:4; Psalm 150:2). The sounding of thy bowels; i.e. their thrilling or vibration - an indication of sympathy (see Isaiah 16:11). Jeremiah has a similar expression (Jeremiah 31:20). Are they restrained? rather, they are restrained. They no longer show themselves. There was no room for questioning the fact. 63:15-19 They beseech him to look down on the abject condition of their once-favoured nation. Would it not be glorious to his name to remove the veil from their hearts, to return to the tribes of his inheritance? The Babylonish captivity, and the after-deliverance of the Jews, were shadows of the events here foretold. The Lord looks down upon us in tenderness and mercy. Spiritual judgments are more to be dreaded than any other calamities; and we should most carefully avoid those sins which justly provoke the Lord to leave men to themselves and to their deceiver. Our Redeemer from everlasting is thy name; thy people have always looked upon thee as the God to whom they might appeal. The Lord will hear the prayers of those who belong to him, and deliver them from those not called by his name.
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