Isaiah 65:2
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New International Version
All day long I have held out my hands to an obstinate people, who walk in ways not good, pursuing their own imaginations--

King James Bible
I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts;

Darby Bible Translation
I have stretched out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, who walk in a way not good, after their own thoughts;

World English Bible
I have spread out my hands all the day to a rebellious people, who walk in a way that is not good, after their own thoughts;

Young's Literal Translation
I have spread out My hands all the day Unto an apostate people, Who are going in the way not good after their own thoughts.

Isaiah 65:2 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I am sought of them that asked not for me "I am made known to those that asked not for me" - נדרשתי nidrashti, εμφανης εγενομην, the Septuagint, Alexandrian, and St. Paul, Romans 10:20; who has however inverted the order of the phrases, εμφανης εγενομην, "I was made manifest, "and ευρεδην, "I was found, "from that which they have in the Septuagint. נדרשתי nidrashti means, "I am sought so as to be found." Vitringa. If this be the true meaning of the word, then שאלו shaalu, "that asked," which follows, should seem defective, the verb wanting its object: but two MSS., one of them ancient, have שאלוני shealuni, "asked me;" and another MS. שאלו לי shealu li, "asked for me;" one or other of which seems to be right. But Cocceius in Lex., and Vitringa in his translation, render נדרשתי nidrashti, by "I have answered;" and so the verb is rendered by all the ancient Versions in Ezekiel 20:3, Ezekiel 20:31. If this be right, the translation will be, "I have answered those that asked not." I leave this to the reader's judgment; but have followed in my translation the Septuagint and St. Paul, and the MSS. above mentioned. בקשני bikeshuni is written regularly and fully in above a hundred MSS. and in the oldest edition, בקשוני bikeshuni. - L.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

spread

Proverbs 1:24 Because I have called, and you refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;

Matthew 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kill the prophets, and stone them which are sent to you...

Luke 13:34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which kill the prophets, and stone them that are sent to you...

Luke 19:41,42 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it...

Romans 10:21 But to Israel he said, All day long I have stretched forth my hands to a disobedient and gainsaying people.

a rebellious

Isaiah 1:2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD has spoken, I have nourished and brought up children...

Isaiah 63:10 But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them.

Deuteronomy 9:7 Remember, and forget not, how you provoked the LORD your God to wrath in the wilderness...

Deuteronomy 31:27 For I know your rebellion, and your stiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive with you this day...

Jeremiah 5:23 But this people has a revolting and a rebellious heart; they are revolted and gone.

Ezekiel 2:3-7 And he said to me, Son of man, I send you to the children of Israel, to a rebellious nation that has rebelled against me...

Acts 7:51,52 You stiff necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do you...

1 Thessalonians 2:15,16 Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men...

which

Isaiah 59:7,8 Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity...

Psalm 36:4 He devises mischief on his bed; he sets himself in a way that is not good; he abhors not evil.

Proverbs 16:29 A violent man entices his neighbor, and leads him into the way that is not good.

after

Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him...

Genesis 6:5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth...

Numbers 15:39 And it shall be to you for a fringe, that you may look on it, and remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them...

Deuteronomy 29:19 And it come to pass, when he hears the words of this curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace...

Psalm 81:12 So I gave them up to their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels.

Jeremiah 3:17 At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the LORD; and all the nations shall be gathered to it, to the name of the LORD...

Jeremiah 4:14 O Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, that you may be saved. How long shall your vain thoughts lodge within you?

Jeremiah 7:24 But they listened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward...

Matthew 12:33,34 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt...

Matthew 15:19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:

Romans 2:5 But after your hardness and impenitent heart treasure up to yourself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation...

James 1:14,15 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed...

Library
'The God of the Amen'
'He who blesseth himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he that sweareth in the earth shall swear by the God of truth.'--ISAIAH lxv. 16. The full beauty and significance of these remarkable words are only reached when we attend to the literal rendering of a part of them which is obscured in our version. As they stand in the original they have, in both cases, instead of the vague expression, 'The God of truth,' the singularly picturesque one, 'The God of the Amen.' I. Note
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Baptism of Kallihirua
We now come to an important event in the history of Kallihirua; his Baptism, which took place on Advent Sunday, Nov. 27th, 1853, in St. Martin's Church, near Canterbury. "The visitors present on the occasion," said an eye-witness[6], "were, the Rev. John Philip Gell (late Warden of Christ's College, Tasmania), accompanied by Mrs. Gell, daughter of the late Sir John Franklin; Captain Erasmus Ommanney, R.N. (who brought Kallihirua to England), and Mrs. Ommanney, Captain Washington, R.N., of the Admiralty,
Thomas Boyles Murray—Kalli, the Esquimaux Christian,

Exposition of the Moral Law.
1. The Law was committed to writing, in order that it might teach more fully and perfectly that knowledge, both of God and of ourselves, which the law of nature teaches meagrely and obscurely. Proof of this, from an enumeration of the principal parts of the Moral Law; and also from the dictate of natural law, written on the hearts of all, and, in a manner, effaced by sin. 2. Certain general maxims. 1. From the knowledge of God, furnished by the Law, we learn that God is our Father and Ruler. Righteousness
John Calvin—The Institutes of the Christian Religion

Divine Support and Protection
[What shall we say then to these things?] If God be for us, who can be against us? T he passions of joy or grief, of admiration or gratitude, are moderate when we are able to find words which fully describe their emotions. When they rise very high, language is too faint to express them; and the person is either lost in silence, or feels something which, after his most laboured efforts, is too big for utterance. We may often observe the Apostle Paul under this difficulty, when attempting to excite
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 2

Cross References
Romans 10:21
But concerning Israel he says, "All day long I have held out my hands to a disobedient and obstinate people."

Psalm 36:4
Even on their beds they plot evil; they commit themselves to a sinful course and do not reject what is wrong.

Psalm 81:11
"But my people would not listen to me; Israel would not submit to me.

Psalm 81:12
So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices.

Proverbs 1:24
But since you refuse to listen when I call and no one pays attention when I stretch out my hand,

Isaiah 1:2
Hear me, you heavens! Listen, earth! For the LORD has spoken: "I reared children and brought them up, but they have rebelled against me.

Isaiah 1:23
Your rulers are rebels, partners with thieves; they all love bribes and chase after gifts. They do not defend the cause of the fatherless; the widow's case does not come before them.

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