Isaiah 55:2



Parallel Verses

King James 2000

Why do you spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor for that which satisfies not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat you that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in richness.

New American Standard Bible

"Why do you spend money for what is not bread, And your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And delight yourself in abundance.

King James Version

Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

International Standard Version

Why spend your money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in rich food.

A Conservative Version

Why do ye spend money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Hearken diligently to me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

American Standard Version

Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

Amplified

Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your earnings for what does not satisfy? Hearken diligently to Me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness [the profuseness of spiritual joy].

Bible in Basic English

Why do you give your money for what is not bread, and the fruit of your work for what will not give you pleasure? Give ear to me, so that your food may be good, and you may have the best in full measure.

Darby Translation

Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? Hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

Holman Bible

Why do you spend money on what is not food, and your wages on what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, and you will enjoy the choicest of foods.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Why do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which does not satisfy? Hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

Julia Smith Translation

Wherefore will ye weigh silver without bread? and your labour not for fulness? hearing, hear ye to me, and eat good, and your soul shall delight in fatness.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Why do you weigh out money for [what is] not food, and your labor for {what cannot satisfy}? Listen carefully to me, and eat [what is] good, and let your soul take pleasure in {rich} food.

Modern King James verseion

Why do you weigh silver for what is not bread? and your labor for what never satisfies? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Wherefore do ye lay out your money, for the thing that feedeth not, and spend your labour about the thing that satisfieth you not? But hearken rather unto me, and ye shall eat of the best, and your soul shall have her pleasure in plenteousness.

NET Bible

Why pay money for something that will not nourish you? Why spend your hard-earned money on something that will not satisfy? Listen carefully to me and eat what is nourishing! Enjoy fine food!

New Heart English Bible

Why do you spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor for that which doesn't satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat you that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

New simplified Bible

Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and you will delight in the richest of fare.

The Emphasized Bible

Wherefore should ye spend, Money, for that which is not bread? Or your labour, for that which, satisfieth not? Keep on hearkening unto me, And, so eat that which is good, And let your soul take exquisite delight in fatness:

Webster

Why do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently to me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

World English Bible

Why do you spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor for that which doesn't satisfy? listen diligently to me, and eat you that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

Youngs Literal Translation

Why do ye weigh money for that which is not bread? And your labour for that which is not for satiety? Hearken diligently unto me, and eat good, And your soul doth delight itself in fatness.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁקל 
Shaqal 
Usage: 22

כּסף 
Keceph 
Usage: 403

לחם 
Lechem 
Usage: 298

יגיע 
Y@giya` 
Usage: 16

שׂבעה 
Sob`ah 
Usage: 5

not

Usage: 0

שׁמע 
Shama` 
Usage: 1158

שׁמע 
Shama` 
Usage: 1158

unto me, and eat
אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

ye that which is good
טוב 
Towb 
Usage: 553

נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

ענג 
`anag 
Usage: 10

References

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

Invitation To True Rewards

1 Ho, everyone that thirsts, come you to the waters, and he that has no money; come you, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. 2  Why do you spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor for that which satisfies not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat you that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in richness. 3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.


Cross References

Psalm 22:26

The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live forever.

Hosea 8:7

For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: the stalk has no bud: it shall yield no meal: if so be it does yield, the aliens shall swallow it up.

Jeremiah 31:14

And I will fill to the full the soul of the priests with abundance, and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, says the LORD.

John 6:48-58

I am that bread of life.

Exodus 15:26

And said, If you will diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD your God, and will do that which is right in his sight, and will give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon you, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that heals you.

Deuteronomy 11:13

And it shall come to pass, if you shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love the LORD your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul,

Psalm 34:11

Come, you children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

Psalm 36:8

They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fullness of your house; and you shall make them drink of the river of your pleasures.

Psalm 63:5

My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise you with joyful lips:

Proverbs 1:33

But whosoever hearkens unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be secure from the fear of evil.

Proverbs 7:23

Till an arrow strikes through his liver; as a bird hastens to the snare, and knows not that it is for his life.

Proverbs 8:32

Now therefore hearken unto me, O you children: for blessed are they that keep my ways.

Proverbs 9:5

Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mixed.

Ecclesiastes 6:2

A man to whom God has given riches, wealth, and honor, so that he wants nothing for his soul of all that he desires, yet God gives him not power to eat of it, but a stranger eats it: this is vanity, and it is an evil affliction.

Isaiah 1:19

If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land:

Isaiah 25:6

And on this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make unto all people a feast of rich things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.

Isaiah 44:20

He feeds on ashes: a deceived heart has turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand?

Isaiah 46:6

They lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh silver in the balance, and hire a goldsmith; and he makes it a god: they fall down, yea, they worship.

Isaiah 51:1

Hearken to me, you that follow after righteousness, you that seek the LORD: look unto the rock from where you were hewn, and to the hole of the pit from which you were dug.

Isaiah 51:4

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.

Isaiah 51:7

Hearken unto me, you that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear you not the reproach of men, neither be you afraid of their revilings.

Jeremiah 2:13

For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed themselves out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.

Hosea 12:1

Ephraim feeds on wind, and follows after the east wind: he daily increases lies and desolation; and they do make a covenant with the Assyrians, and oil is carried into Egypt.

Habakkuk 2:13

Behold, is it not of the LORD of hosts that the people shall labor to feed the fire, and the people shall weary themselves in vain?

Matthew 15:9

But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

Matthew 22:4

Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them who are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.

Mark 7:14

And when he had called all the people unto him, he said unto them, Hearken unto me every one of you, and understand:

Luke 15:15-16

And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.

Luke 15:23

And bring here the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:

Romans 9:31

But Israel, who followed after the law of righteousness, has not attained to the law of righteousness.

Romans 10:2-3

For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.

Romans 10:17

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Philippians 3:4-7

Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinks that he has reasons he might trust in the flesh, I more:

Hebrews 13:9

Be not carried about with various and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with foods, which have not profited them that have been observing them.



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