Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Listen to Me, you stubborn-minded,
Who are far from righteousness.

King James Version

Hearken unto me, ye stouthearted, that are far from righteousness:

Holman Bible

Listen to me, you hardhearted,
far removed from justice:

International Standard Version

"Listen to me, you hard-hearted, you who are far removed from righteousness:

A Conservative Version

Hearken to me, ye stout-hearted, who are far from righteousness:

American Standard Version

Hearken unto me, ye stout-hearted, that are far from righteousness:


“Listen to Me, you stiff-necked people,
You who are far from righteousness (right standing with God).

Bible in Basic English

Give ear to me, you feeble-hearted, who have no faith in my righteousness:

Darby Translation

Hearken unto me, ye stout-hearted, that are far from righteousness:

Julia Smith Translation

Hear to me, ye strong of heart, being far from justice.

King James 2000

Hearken unto me, you stubborn of heart, that are far from righteousness:

Lexham Expanded Bible

Listen to me, strong of heart, far from righteousness!

Modern King James verseion

Listen to me, stubborn-hearted who are far from righteousness;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Hear me, O ye that are of a high stomach, but far from righteousness:

NET Bible

Listen to me, you stubborn people, you who distance yourself from doing what is right.

New Heart English Bible

Listen to me, you stout-hearted, who are far from righteousness:

The Emphasized Bible

Hearken unto me, Ye valiant of heart, - Who are far away from righteousness:


Hearken to me, ye stout-hearted, that are far from righteousness:

World English Bible

Listen to me, you stout-hearted, who are far from righteousness:

Youngs Literal Translation

Hearken unto Me, ye mighty in heart, Who are far from righteousness.


Root Form
Usage: 17

רחק רחוק 
Usage: 85

Context Readings

Babylon's Idols

11 Calling a bird of prey from the east,
The man of My purpose from a far country.
Truly I have spoken; truly I will bring it to pass.
I have planned it, surely I will do it.
12 Listen to Me, you stubborn-minded,
Who are far from righteousness.
13 “I bring near My righteousness, it is not far off;
And My salvation will not delay.
And I will grant salvation in Zion,
And My glory for Israel.

Cross References

Psalm 119:150

Those who follow after wickedness draw near;
They are far from Your law.

Isaiah 46:3

Listen to Me, O house of Jacob,
And all the remnant of the house of Israel,
You who have been borne by Me from birth
And have been carried from the womb;

Jeremiah 2:5

Thus says the Lord,
What injustice did your fathers find in Me,
That they went far from Me
And walked after emptiness and became empty?

Psalm 76:5

The stouthearted were plundered,
They sank into sleep;
And none of the warriors could use his hands.

Isaiah 48:4

“Because I know that you are obstinate,
And your neck is an iron sinew
And your forehead bronze,

Zechariah 7:11-12

But they refused to pay attention and turned a stubborn shoulder and stopped their ears from hearing.

Psalm 49:1

For the choir director. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.
Hear this, all peoples;
Give ear, all inhabitants of the world,

Psalm 119:155

Salvation is far from the wicked,
For they do not seek Your statutes.

Proverbs 1:22-23

“How long, O naive ones, will you love being simple-minded?
And scoffers delight themselves in scoffing
And fools hate knowledge?

Proverbs 8:1-5

Does not wisdom call,
And understanding lift up her voice?

Isaiah 28:23

Give ear and hear my voice,
Listen and hear my words.

Isaiah 45:20

Gather yourselves and come;
Draw near together, you fugitives of the nations;
They have no knowledge,
Who carry about their wooden idol
And pray to a god who cannot save.

Isaiah 48:1

Hear this, O house of Jacob, who are named Israel
And who came forth from the loins of Judah,
Who swear by the name of the Lord
And invoke the God of Israel,
But not in truth nor in righteousness.

Malachi 3:13-15

“Your words have been arrogant against Me,” says the Lord. “Yet you say, ‘What have we spoken against You?’

Acts 7:51

“You men who are stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears are always resisting the Holy Spirit; you are doing just as your fathers did.

Ephesians 2:13

But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

Ephesians 5:14

For this reason it says,
Awake, sleeper,
And arise from the dead,
And Christ will shine on you.”

Revelation 3:17-18

Because you say, “I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing,” and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked,

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