Romans 10:20
New International Version
And Isaiah boldly says, "I was found by those who did not seek me; I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me."

New Living Translation
And later Isaiah spoke boldly for God, saying, "I was found by people who were not looking for me. I showed myself to those who were not asking for me."

English Standard Version
Then Isaiah is so bold as to say, “I have been found by those who did not seek me; I have shown myself to those who did not ask for me.”

Berean Study Bible
And Isaiah boldly says: “I was found by those who did not seek Me; I revealed Myself to those who did not ask for Me.”

Berean Literal Bible
And Isaiah is very bold and says: "I was found by those not seeking Me; I became manifest to those not inquiring after Me."

New American Standard Bible
And Isaiah is very bold and says, "I WAS FOUND BY THOSE WHO DID NOT SEEK ME, I BECAME MANIFEST TO THOSE WHO DID NOT ASK FOR ME."

King James Bible
But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me.

Christian Standard Bible
And Isaiah says boldly, I was found by those who were not looking for me; I revealed myself to those who were not asking for me.

Contemporary English Version
Isaiah was fearless enough to tell that the Lord had said, "I was found by people who were not looking for me. I appeared to the ones who were not asking about me."

Good News Translation
And Isaiah is even bolder when he says, "I was found by those who were not looking for me; I appeared to those who were not asking for me."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And Isaiah says boldly: I was found by those who were not looking for Me; I revealed Myself to those who were not asking for Me.

International Standard Version
And Isaiah boldly says, "I was found by those who were not looking for me; I was revealed to those who were not asking for me."

NET Bible
And Isaiah is even bold enough to say, "I was found by those who did not seek me; I became well known to those who did not ask for me."

New Heart English Bible
Isaiah is very bold, and says, "I was found by those who did not seek me. I was revealed to those who did not ask for me."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But Isaiah was bold and he said, “I appeared to those who did not seek me and I was found by those who did not ask for me.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Isaiah said very boldly, "I was found by those who weren't looking for me. I was revealed to those who weren't asking for me."

New American Standard 1977
And Isaiah is very bold and says, “I WAS FOUND BY THOSE WHO SOUGHT ME NOT, I BECAME MANIFEST TO THOSE WHO DID NOT ASK FOR ME.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
But Isaiah is very bold and says, I was found by those that did not seek me; I manifested myself unto those that did not ask after me.

King James 2000 Bible
But Isaiah is very bold, and says, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me.

American King James Version
But Esaias is very bold, and said, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest to them that asked not after me.

American Standard Version
And Isaiah is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I became manifest unto them that asked not of me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Isaias is bold, and saith: I was found by them that did not seek me: I appeared openly to them that asked not after me.

Darby Bible Translation
But Esaias is very bold, and says, I have been found by those not seeking me; I have become manifest to those not inquiring after me.

English Revised Version
And Isaiah is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I became manifest unto them that asked not of me.

Webster's Bible Translation
But Isaiah is very bold, and saith, I was found by them that sought me not; I was made manifest to them that asked not for me.

Weymouth New Testament
And Isaiah, with strange boldness, exclaims, "I have been found by those who were not looking for Me, I have revealed Myself to those who were not inquiring of Me."

World English Bible
Isaiah is very bold, and says, "I was found by those who didn't seek me. I was revealed to those who didn't ask for me."

Young's Literal Translation
and Isaiah is very bold, and saith, 'I was found by those not seeking Me; I became manifest to those not inquiring after Me;'
Study Bible
The Word Brings Salvation
19I ask instead: Did Israel not understand? First, Moses says: “I will make you jealous by those who are not a nation; I will make you angry by a nation without understanding.” 20And Isaiah boldly says: “I was found by those who did not seek Me; I revealed Myself to those who did not ask for Me.” 21But as for Israel he says: “All day long I have held out My hands to a disobedient and obstinate people.”…
Cross References
Isaiah 65:1
I revealed Myself to those who did not ask for Me; I was found by those who did not seek Me. I said: "Here I am! Here I am!" to a nation that did not call My name.

Romans 9:30
What then will we say? That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained it, a righteousness that is by faith;

Romans 9:31
but Israel, who pursued a law of righteousness, has not attained it.

Romans 10:3
Because they were ignorant of God's righteousness and sought to establish their own, they did not submit to God's righteousness.

Treasury of Scripture

But Esaias is very bold, and said, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest to them that asked not after me.

very bold.

Proverbs 28:1
The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.

Isaiah 58:1
Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.

Ephesians 6:19,20
And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, …

I was found.

Romans 9:30
What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith.

Isaiah 65:1,2
I am sought of them that asked not for me; I am found of them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that was not called by my name…

I was made.

Isaiah 49:6
And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.

Isaiah 52:15
So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.

Isaiah 55:4,5
Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people…







Lexicon
And
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

Isaiah
Ἠσαΐας (Ēsaias)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2268: Isaiah, the prophet. Of Hebrew origin; Hesaias, an Israelite.

boldly
ἀποτολμᾷ (apotolma)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 662: To assume boldness. From apo and tolmao; to venture plainly.

says:
λέγει (legei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

“I was found
Εὑρέθην (Heurethēn)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2147: A prolonged form of a primary heuro, which heureo is used for it in all the tenses except the present and imperfect to find.

by
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

those who
τοῖς (tois)
Article - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

did not seek
ζητοῦσιν (zētousin)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2212: To seek, search for, desire, require, demand. Of uncertain affinity; to seek; specially, to worship, or to plot.

Me;
ἐμὲ (eme)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

I revealed Myself
ἐμφανὴς (emphanēs)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1717: Manifest, visible, comprehended. From a compound of en and phaino; apparent in self.

to those who
τοῖς (tois)
Article - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

did not ask for
ἐπερωτῶσιν (eperōtōsin)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1905: To interrogate, question, demand of. From epi and erotao; to ask for, i.e. Inquire, seek.

Me.”
ἐμὲ (eme)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.
(20) Is very bold.--Comes forward and tells them the naked truth.

I was found.--The original of the quotation referred to the apostate Israel; St. Paul here applies it to the Gentiles.

Verse 20. - But Esaias is very hold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me. (Isaiah 65:1). The peculiar boldness of Isaiah's utterance consists in this - that, at a time when Israel was recognized as God's one chosen people, he is said to make himself known even to those who sought him not at all. 10:18-21 Did not the Jews know that the Gentiles were to be called in? They might have known it from Moses and Isaiah. Isaiah speaks plainly of the grace and favour of God, as going before in the receiving of the Gentiles. Was not this our own case? Did not God begin in love, and make himself known to us when we did not ask after him? The patience of God towards provoking sinners is wonderful. The time of God's patience is called a day, light as day, and fit for work and business; but limited as a day, and there is a night at the end of it. God's patience makes man's disobedience worse, and renders that the more sinful. We may wonder at the mercy of God, that his goodness is not overcome by man's badness; we may wonder at the wickedness of man, that his badness is not overcome by God's goodness. And it is a matter of joy to think that God has sent the message of grace to so many millions, by the wide spread of his gospel.
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