Parallel Verses

NET Bible

Pay attention to me, my people! Listen to me, my people! For I will issue a decree, I will make my justice a light to the nations.

New American Standard Bible

Pay attention to Me, O My people,
And give ear to Me, O My nation;
For a law will go forth from Me,
And I will set My justice for a light of the peoples.

King James Version

Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation: for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my judgment to rest for a light of the people.

Holman Bible

Pay attention to Me, My people,
and listen to Me, My nation;
for instruction will come from Me,
and My justice for a light to the nations.
I will bring it about quickly.

International Standard Version

"Pay attention to me, my people! Listen to me, my nation! For instruction will go out from me, and my justice will become a light for the nations.

A Conservative Version

Attend to me, O my people, and give ear to me, O my nation. For a law shall go forth from me, and I will establish my justice for a light of the peoples.

American Standard Version

Attend unto me, O my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation: for a law shall go forth from me, and I will establish my justice for a light of the peoples.

Amplified


“Listen carefully to Me [says the Lord], O My people,
And hear Me, O My nation;
For a [divine] law will go forth from Me,
And I will quickly establish My justice as a light to the peoples.

Bible in Basic English

Give attention to me, O my people; and give ear to me, O my nation; for teaching will go out from me, and the knowledge of the true God will be a light to the peoples.

Darby Translation

Listen unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, my nation: for a law shall proceed from me, and I will establish my judgment for a light of the peoples.

Julia Smith Translation

Attend to me, my people, and give ear to me, my nation: for a law shall go forth from me, and I will cause my judgment to rest for the light of the peoples.

King James 2000

Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation: for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my justice to rest for a light of the people.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"Listen attentively to me, my people, and my nation, listen to me! For a teaching will go out from me, and I will cause my justice to rest for a light to [the] peoples.

Modern King James verseion

Listen to Me, My people; and give ear to Me, O My nation; for a law shall go out from Me, and I will make My judgment to rest for a light of peoples.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Hearken unto me, my people; and turn your ears to me, my folk. There shall a law go out from me, and my judgment will I establish to be a light unto nations.

New Heart English Bible

"Attend to me, my people; and give ear to me, my nation: for a law shall go forth from me, and I will establish my justice for a light of the peoples.

The Emphasized Bible

Attend unto me, O my people, And, O, my nation unto me give ear, - For, instruction, from me, shall go forth, And, my justice - for a light of peoples, will I establish:

Webster

Hearken to me, my people; and give ear to me, O my nation: for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my judgment to rest for a light of the people.

World English Bible

"Attend to me, my people; and give ear to me, my nation: for a law shall go forth from me, and I will establish my justice for a light of the peoples.

Youngs Literal Translation

Attend unto Me, O My people, And, O My nation, unto Me give ear. For a law from Me goeth out, And My judgment to the light, Peoples I do cause to rest.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
קשׁב 
Qashab 
Usage: 46

unto me, my people
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

and give ear
אזן 
'azan 
Usage: 42

unto me, O my nation
לאום לאם 
L@om 
Usage: 35

for a law
תּרה תּורה 
Towrah 
law
Usage: 219

יצא 
Yatsa' 
....out, ....forth, bring, come, proceed, go, depart,
Usage: 1068

from me, and I will make my judgment
משׁפּט 
Mishpat 
Usage: 421

to rest
רגע 
Raga` 
Usage: 13

אור 
'owr 
Usage: 122

Context Readings

Yahweh Comforts Zion

3 Certainly the Lord will console Zion; he will console all her ruins. He will make her wilderness like Eden, her desert like the Garden of the Lord. Happiness and joy will be restored to her, thanksgiving and the sound of music. 4 Pay attention to me, my people! Listen to me, my people! For I will issue a decree, I will make my justice a light to the nations. 5 I am ready to vindicate, I am ready to deliver, I will establish justice among the nations. The coastlands wait patiently for me; they wait in anticipation for the revelation of my power.


Cross References

Isaiah 2:3

many peoples will come and say, "Come, let us go up to the Lord's mountain, to the temple of the God of Jacob, so he can teach us his requirements, and we can follow his standards." For Zion will be the center for moral instruction; the Lord will issue edicts from Jerusalem.

Isaiah 42:6

"I, the Lord, officially commission you; I take hold of your hand. I protect you and make you a covenant mediator for people, and a light to the nations,

Isaiah 49:6

he says, "Is it too insignificant a task for you to be my servant, to reestablish the tribes of Jacob, and restore the remnant of Israel? I will make you a light to the nations, so you can bring my deliverance to the remote regions of the earth."

Micah 4:2

Many nations will come, saying, "Come on! Let's go up to the Lord's mountain, to the temple of Jacob's God, so he can teach us his commands and we can live by his laws." For Zion will be the source of instruction; the Lord's teachings will proceed from Jerusalem.

Exodus 19:6

and you will be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.' These are the words that you will speak to the Israelites."

Exodus 33:13

Now if I have found favor in your sight, show me your way, that I may know you, that I may continue to find favor in your sight. And see that this nation is your people."

Psalm 33:12

How blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom he has chosen to be his special possession.

Psalm 50:7

He says: "Listen my people! I am speaking! Listen Israel! I am accusing you! I am God, your God!

Psalm 78:1

A well-written song by Asaph. Pay attention, my people, to my instruction! Listen to the words I speak!

Psalm 106:5

so I may see the prosperity of your chosen ones, rejoice along with your nation, and boast along with the people who belong to you.

Psalm 147:20

He has not done so with any other nation; they are not aware of his regulations. Praise the Lord!

Proverbs 6:23

For the commandments are like a lamp, instruction is like a light, and rebukes of discipline are like the road leading to life,

Isaiah 26:2

Open the gates so a righteous nation can enter -- one that remains trustworthy.

Isaiah 42:1-4

"Here is my servant whom I support, my chosen one in whom I take pleasure. I have placed my spirit on him; he will make just decrees for the nations.

Matthew 12:18-20

"Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I take great delight. I will put my Spirit on him, and he will proclaim justice to the nations.

Luke 2:32

a light, for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel."

John 16:8-11

And when he comes, he will prove the world wrong concerning sin and righteousness and judgment --

Romans 8:2-4

For the law of the life-giving Spirit in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death.

1 Corinthians 9:21

To those free from the law I became like one free from the law (though I am not free from God's law but under the law of Christ) to gain those free from the law.

1 Peter 2:9

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own, so that you may proclaim the virtues of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

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