New American Standard Bible
"I will declare your righteousness and your deeds, But they will not profit you.
King James Bible
I will declare thy righteousness, and thy works; for they shall not profit thee.
Darby Bible Translation
I will declare thy righteousness, and thy works; and they shall not profit thee.
World English Bible
I will declare your righteousness; and as for your works, they shall not profit you.
Young's Literal Translation
I declare thy righteousness, and thy works, And they do not profit thee.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I will declare thy righteousness - This is evidently spoken ironically. The sense is, 'you have devoted yourselves to idols, and you have sought the aid of foreigners. I will now announce to you the true nature of the deliverance which they can bring to you.' This is done in the following verse.
LibraryThe Loftiness of God
ISAIAH lvii. 15. For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy, I dwell in the high and holy place; with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. This is a grand text; one of the grandest in the whole Old Testament; one of those the nearest to the spirit of the New. It is full of Gospel--of good news: but it is not the whole Gospel. It does not tell us the whole character …
Charles Kingsley—The Good News of God
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Woe to those who deeply hide their plans from the LORD, And whose deeds are done in a dark place, And they say, "Who sees us?" or "Who knows us?"
"Cry loudly, do not hold back; Raise your voice like a trumpet, And declare to My people their transgression And to the house of Jacob their sins.
"Yet they seek Me day by day and delight to know My ways, As a nation that has done righteousness And has not forsaken the ordinance of their God. They ask Me for just decisions, They delight in the nearness of God.
Their webs will not become clothing, Nor will they cover themselves with their works; Their works are works of iniquity, And an act of violence is in their hands.
Both their own iniquities and the iniquities of their fathers together," says the LORD. "Because they have burned incense on the mountains And scorned Me on the hills, Therefore I will measure their former work into their bosom."
"For I know their works and their thoughts; the time is coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and see My glory.
"You who hate good and love evil, Who tear off their skin from them And their flesh from their bones,
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