New International Version
"Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness and who seek the LORD: Look to the rock from which you were cut and to the quarry from which you were hewn;
King James Bible
Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the LORD: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged.
Darby Bible Translation
Hearken unto me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek Jehovah: look unto the rock [whence] ye were hewn, and to the hole of the pit [whence] ye were digged.
World English Bible
"Listen to me, you who follow after righteousness, you who seek Yahweh: look to the rock you were cut from, and to the hold of the pit you were dug from.
Young's Literal Translation
Hearken unto Me, ye pursuing righteousness, Seeking Jehovah, Look attentively unto the rock -- ye have been hewn, And unto the hole of the pit -- ye have been digged.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Ye that follow after righteousness - The people who, feeling the want of salvation, seek the Lord in order to be justified.
The rock - Abraham.
The hole of the pit - Sarah; as explained in Isaiah 51:2.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
ye that follow
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LibraryAugust 25 Morning
Look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged.--ISA 51:1. Behold, I was shapen in iniquity.--None eye pitied thee but thou wast cast out in the open field, to the loathing of thy person, in the day that thou wast born. And when I passed by thee, and saw thee polluted in thine own blood, I said unto thee, Live. He brought me up . . . out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. And he hath put a new song …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
Hearken and Look; Or, Encouragement for Believers
An Appendix to the Beatitudes
A Work of Reform
but the people of Israel, who pursued the law as the way of righteousness, have not attained their goal.
Since they did not know the righteousness of God and sought to establish their own, they did not submit to God's righteousness.
God also said to Abraham, "As for Sarai your wife, you are no longer to call her Sarai; her name will be Sarah.
Judgment will again be founded on righteousness, and all the upright in heart will follow it.
The LORD detests the way of the wicked, but he loves those who pursue righteousness.
"Listen to me, you descendants of Jacob, all the remnant of the people of Israel, you whom I have upheld since your birth, and have carried since you were born.
"Listen to me, Jacob, Israel, whom I have called: I am he; I am the first and I am the last.
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