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

New Living Translation
"I called you so often, but you wouldn't come. I reached out to you, but you paid no attention.

English Standard Version
Because I have called and you refused to listen, have stretched out my hand and no one has heeded,

Berean Study Bible
Because you refused my call, and no one took my outstretched hand,

New American Standard Bible
"Because I called and you refused, I stretched out my hand and no one paid attention;

King James Bible
Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;

Christian Standard Bible
Since I called out and you refused, extended my hand and no one paid attention,

Contemporary English Version
You completely ignored me and refused to listen;

Good News Translation
I have been calling you, inviting you to come, but you would not listen. You paid no attention to me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Since I called out and you refused, extended my hand and no one paid attention,

International Standard Version
"Because I called out to you and you refused to respond— I appealed, but no one paid attention—

NET Bible
However, because I called but you refused to listen, because I stretched out my hand but no one paid attention,

New Heart English Bible
Because I have called, and you have refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no one has paid attention;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For I have cried, and you have not believed, and I have lifted my voice and you have not listened.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I called, and you refused to listen. I stretched out my hands to you, and no one paid attention.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Because I have called, and ye refused, I have stretched out my hand, and no man attended,

New American Standard 1977
“Because I called, and you refused; I stretched out my hand, and no one paid attention;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Because I have called and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no one responded;

King James 2000 Bible
Because I have called, and you refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;

American King James Version
Because I have called, and you refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;

American Standard Version
Because I have called, and ye have refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man hath regarded;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Since I called, and ye did not hearken; and I spoke at length, and ye gave no heed;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because I called, and you refused: I stretched out my hand, and there was none that regarded.

Darby Bible Translation
Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no one regarded;

English Revised Version
Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;

Webster's Bible Translation
Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;

World English Bible
Because I have called, and you have refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no one has paid attention;

Young's Literal Translation
Because I have called, and ye refuse, I stretched out my hand, and none is attending,
Study Bible
Wisdom Calls Aloud
23If you had repented at my rebuke, then surely I would have poured out my spirit on you; I would have made my words known to you. 24Because you refused my call, and no one took my outstretched hand, 25because you neglected all my counsel, and wanted none of my correction,…
Cross References
Romans 10:21
But as for Israel he says: "All day long I have held out My hands to a disobedient and obstinate people."

1 Samuel 28:6
He inquired of the LORD, but the LORD did not answer him by dreams or Urim or prophets.

2 Chronicles 36:16
But they mocked the messengers of God, despising His words and scoffing at His prophets, until the wrath of the LORD against His people was stirred up beyond remedy.

Proverbs 29:1
A man who remains stiff-necked after much reproof will suddenly be shattered beyond recovery.

Isaiah 65:2
All day long I have held out My hands to an obstinate people, who walk in the wrong path, who follow their own imaginations,

Isaiah 65:12
I will destine you for the sword, and you will all kneel down to be slaughtered, because I called and you did not answer, I spoke and you did not listen; you did evil in My sight and chose that in which I did not delight."

Isaiah 66:4
So I will choose their punishment and I will bring terror upon them, because I called and no one answered, I spoke and no one listened. But they did what was evil in My sight and chose that in which I did not delight."

Jeremiah 7:13
And now, because you have done all these things, declares the LORD, and because I have spoken to you time and time again but you would not listen, and I have called to you but you would not answer,

Jeremiah 9:6
You dwell in the midst of deception; in their deceit they refuse to know Me," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 35:17
Therefore, this is what the LORD, the God of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: 'Behold, I will bring to Judah and to all the residents of Jerusalem all the disaster I have pronounced against them, because I have spoken to them but they have not obeyed, and I have called to them but they have not answered.'"

Jeremiah 44:16
"As for the word you spoke to us in the name of the LORD, we will not listen to you!

Zechariah 7:11
But they refused to pay attention and turned a stubborn shoulder; they stopped up their ears from hearing.

Zechariah 7:13
Therefore just as I had called and they would not listen, so when they called I would not listen, says the LORD of Hosts.

Treasury of Scripture

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

i have called

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.

Isaiah 65:12
Therefore will I number you to the sword, and ye shall all bow down to the slaughter: because when I called, ye did not answer; when I spake, ye did not hear; but did evil before mine eyes, and did choose that wherein I delighted not.

Isaiah 66:4
I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.

stretched

Psalm 31:20
Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.

Acts 4:30
By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.

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







Lexicon
Because
יַ֣עַן (ya·‘an)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3282: Heed, purpose, to indicate the reason, cause

you refused
וַתְּמָאֵ֑נוּ (wat·tə·mā·’ê·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3985: To refuse

my call,
קָ֭רָאתִי (qā·rā·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7121: To call, proclaim, read

and no one
וְאֵ֣ין (wə·’ên)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

took
מַקְשִֽׁיב׃ (maq·šîḇ)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7181: To prick up the ears, hearken

my outstretched
נָטִ֥יתִי (nā·ṭî·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5186: To stretch out, spread out, extend, incline, bend

hand,
יָ֝דִ֗י (yā·ḏî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand
(24) Because I have called.--Wisdom's call having been rejected, she now changes her tone from "mercy" to "judgment" (Psalm 101:1). (Comp. Romans 10:21 : "All day long I have stretched forth my hands," &c.)

Verse 24. - Because I have called, and ye refused. A pause may be imagined, and seems to be implied, between this and the preceding verses (22 and 23), when the address passes into a new phase - from that of invitation and promise to that of judgment and stern denunciation (vers. 24-27). In the subsection the antecedent clauses are vers. 24, 25, introduced by the conjunction "because" (יַעַן, yaan; quia, Vulgate), which expresses the reason or cause for the conclusion in vers. 26 and 27, introduced by "I also," to which the "because" answers. A similar grammatical construction and judgment is to be found in Isaiah: "I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I Spake, they did not hear" (Isaiah 66:4; see also Jeremiah 7:13). Refused; i.e. refused to hearken, as signified in the LXX. ὑπακούσατε. I have stretched out my hand. A forensic gesture to arrest attention. The expression is equivalent to "I have spread out my hands" (Isaiah 65:2); cf. "Then Paul stretched forth the hand (ἐκτείνας τὴν χεῖρα)" (Acts 26:1). Regarded (מַקְשִׁיב, mak'shiv). The original idea of the verb קַשַׁב (kashav), used here, is that of erecting or pricking up the ear, like the Latin arrigere, sc. aures, in Plaut., 'Rud.,' 5, 2, 6; and cf. "arrectisque auribus adstant" (Virgil, 'AEneid,' 1:153). 1:20-33 Solomon, having showed how dangerous it is to hearken to the temptations of Satan, here declares how dangerous it is not to hearken to the calls of God. Christ himself is Wisdom, is Wisdoms. Three sorts of persons are here called by Him: 1. Simple ones. Sinners are fond of their simple notions of good and evil, their simple prejudices against the ways of God, and flatter themselves in their wickedness. 2. Scorners. Proud, jovial people, that make a jest of every thing. Scoffers at religion, that run down every thing sacred and serious. 3. Fools. Those are the worst of fools that hate to be taught, and have a rooted dislike to serious godliness. The precept is plain; Turn you at my reproof. We do not make a right use of reproofs, if we do not turn from evil to that which is good. The promises are very encouraging. Men cannot turn by any power of their own; but God answers, Behold, I will pour out my Spirit unto you. Special grace is needful to sincere conversion. But that grace shall never be denied to any who seek it. The love of Christ, and the promises mingled with his reproofs, surely should have the attention of every one. It may well be asked, how long men mean to proceed in such a perilous path, when the uncertainty of life and the consequences of dying without Christ are considered? Now sinners live at ease, and set sorrow at defiance; but their calamity will come. Now God is ready to hear their prayers; but then they shall cry in vain. Are we yet despisers of wisdom? Let us hearken diligently, and obey the Lord Jesus, that we may enjoy peace of conscience and confidence in God; be free from evil, in life, in death, and for ever.
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