Isaiah 48:18



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"If only you had paid attention to My commandments! Then your well-being would have been like a river, And your righteousness like the waves of the sea.

King James Version

O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea:

Holman Bible

If only you had paid attention to My commands. Then your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea.

International Standard Version

Now if only you had paid attention to my commandments! Then your peace would have been like a river, and your success like the waves of the sea.

A Conservative Version

Oh that thou had hearkened to my commandments! Then thy peace would have been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea.

American Standard Version

Oh that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea:

Amplified

Oh, that you had hearkened to My commandments! Then your peace and prosperity would have been like a flowing river, and your righteousness [the holiness and purity of the nation] like the [abundant] waves of the sea.

Bible in Basic English

If only you had given ear to my orders, then your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness as the waves of the sea:

Darby Translation

Oh that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! Then would thy peace have been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

O that thou would look unto my commandments! Then thy peace would be as a river and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea:

Julia Smith Translation

Would thou didst attend to my commands! and thy peace shall be as a river, and thy justice as the billows of the sea.

King James 2000

O that you had hearkened to my commandments! then had your peace been as a river, and your righteousness as the waves of the sea:

Lexham Expanded Bible

O that you had listened attentively to my commandments! Then your prosperity would have been like river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea.

Modern King James verseion

Oh that you had paid attention to My commandments! Then your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

If thou wilt now regard my commandment, thy wealthiness shall be as the water stream: and thy righteousness as the waves flowing in the sea.

NET Bible

If only you had obeyed my commandments, prosperity would have flowed to you like a river, deliverance would have come to you like the waves of the sea.

New Heart English Bible

Oh that you had listened to my commandments. Then your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea:

New simplified Bible

If only you had listened to my commandments! Your peace would be like a river that never runs dry. Your righteousness would be like waves on the sea.

The Emphasized Bible

Oh! that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments, - Then had been, like a river, thy prosperity, And, thy righteousness, like the waves of the sea:

Webster

O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea:

World English Bible

Oh that you had listened to my commandments! then your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea:

Youngs Literal Translation

O that thou hadst attended to My commands, Then as a river is thy peace, And thy righteousness as billows of the sea,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
O that
לוּ לא לוּא 
Luw' 
if , would God , O that , Oh , would it might be , if haply , peradventure , Oh that , pray thee , Though , would
Usage: 22

קשׁב 
Qashab 
Usage: 46

מצוה 
Mitsvah 
Usage: 181

שׁלם שׁלום 
Shalowm 
Usage: 236

been as a river
נהר 
Nahar 
Usage: 119

צדקה 
Ts@daqah 
Usage: 157

as the waves
גּל 
Gal 
heap , wave , spring , billow , of
Usage: 34

References

Hastings

Context Readings

The Lord's Plan For His People

17 Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, "I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, Who leads you in the way you should go. 18 "If only you had paid attention to My commandments! Then your well-being would have been like a river, And your righteousness like the waves of the sea. 19 "Your descendants would have been like the sand, And your offspring like its grains; Their name would never be cut off or destroyed from My presence."



Cross References

Deuteronomy 32:29

"Would that they were wise, that they understood this, That they would discern their future!

Isaiah 66:12

For thus says the LORD, "Behold, I extend peace to her like a river, And the glory of the nations like an overflowing stream; And you will be nursed, you will be carried on the hip and fondled on the knees.

Deuteronomy 5:29

'Oh that they had such a heart in them, that they would fear Me and keep all My commandments always, that it may be well with them and with their sons forever!

Psalm 119:165

Those who love Your law have great peace, And nothing causes them to stumble.

Psalm 81:13-16

"Oh that My people would listen to Me, That Israel would walk in My ways!

Isaiah 32:15-18

Until the Spirit is poured out upon us from on high, And the wilderness becomes a fertile field, And the fertile field is considered as a forest.

Amos 5:24

"But let justice roll down like waters And righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.

Psalm 36:8

They drink their fill of the abundance of Your house; And You give them to drink of the river of Your delights.

Isaiah 45:8

"Drip down, O heavens, from above, And let the clouds pour down righteousness; Let the earth open up and salvation bear fruit, And righteousness spring up with it. I, the LORD, have created it.

Matthew 23:37

"Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were unwilling.

Luke 19:41-42

When He approached Jerusalem, He saw the city and wept over it,

Romans 14:17

for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.



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