Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

Since ancient times no one has heard, and no ear has perceived, and no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.

New American Standard Bible

For from days of old they have not heard or perceived by ear,
Nor has the eye seen a God besides You,
Who acts in behalf of the one who waits for Him.

King James Version

For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.

Holman Bible

From ancient times no one has heard,
no one has listened,
no eye has seen any God except You,
who acts on behalf of the one who waits for Him.

A Conservative Version

For from of old men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither has the eye seen, O God, besides thee, [what] he has prepared for him who waits for him.

American Standard Version

For from of old men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen a God besides thee, who worketh for him that waiteth for him.

Amplified


For from days of old no one has heard, nor has ear perceived,
Nor has the eye seen a God besides You,
Who works and acts in behalf of the one who [gladly] waits for Him.

Bible in Basic English

The ear has not had news of, or the eye seen, ... any God but you, working for the man who is waiting for him.

Darby Translation

Never have men heard, nor perceived by the ear, nor hath eye seen a God beside thee, who acteth for him that waiteth for him.

Julia Smith Translation

From forever they heard not, they gave not ear, the eye saw not, O God, besides thee, he will do to him waiting for him.

King James 2000

For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither has the eye seen, O God, besides you, what he has prepared for him that waits for him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And since ancient [times] they have not heard, have not listened, no eye has seen a God except you; he {acts} for the one who waits for him.

Modern King James verseion

And from forever they have not heard, nor did they listen. Eye has not seen a God except You, who works for him who waits for Him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For since the beginning of the world there was none except thou, O God, that heard or perceived; neither hath any eye seen what thou doest, for them that put their trust in thee.

NET Bible

Since ancient times no one has heard or perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who intervenes for those who wait for him.

New Heart English Bible

For from of old men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, and neither has the eye seen a God besides you, who works for him who waits for him.

The Emphasized Bible

Although from age-past times It was never heard, It was not perceived by the ear, - Neither did, the eye, ever see - That, a god besides thee, could work for the man who waited for him,

Webster

For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, besides thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.

World English Bible

For from of old men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither has the eye seen a God besides you, who works for him who waits for him.

Youngs Literal Translation

Even from antiquity men have not heard, They have not given ear, Eye hath not seen a God save Thee, He doth work for those waiting for Him.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For since the beginning of the world
עלם עולם 
`owlam 
Usage: 438

nor perceived by the ear
אזן 
'azan 
Usage: 42

ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

O God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

זוּלה 
Zuwlah 
beside..., save, only, but me, but
Usage: 16

חכה 
Chakah 
Usage: 14

References

Morish

Context Readings

Prayer For Mercy

3 When you did awesome deeds that we expected, you came down, and the mountains shuddered before you. 4 Since ancient times no one has heard, and no ear has perceived, and no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him. 5 You come to the aid of those who gladly do what's right, To those who remember you in your ways. See, you were angry, and we sinned against them for a long time, but we will be saved.



Cross References

Psalm 31:19

How great is your goodness that you have reserved for those who fear you, that you have set in place for those who take refuge in you, in the presence of the children of men.

Isaiah 25:9

"And you will say at that time, "Look! It's the LORD! This is our God! We waited for him, and he saved us. This is the LORD! We waited for him, so let us rejoice, and we will be glad that he has saved us."

Genesis 49:18

"LORD, I'm waiting for your salvation."

Psalm 62:1

My soul rests quietly only when it looks to God; from him comes my deliverance.

Psalm 130:5

I wait for the LORD; my soul waits, and I will hope in his word.

Isaiah 30:18

"Nevertheless, the LORD will wait so he can be gracious to you; and thus he will rise up to show you mercy. For the LORD is a God of justice. How blessed are all those who wait for him."

Lamentations 3:25-26

The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the person who searches for him.

Matthew 25:34

"Then the king will say to those on his right, "Come, you who have been blessed by my Father! Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world,

Luke 2:25

Now a man named Simeon was in Jerusalem. This man was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the one who would comfort Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him.

John 14:3

And since I'm going away to prepare a place for you, I'll come back again and welcome you into my presence, so that you may be where I am.

Romans 8:19

For the creation is eagerly awaiting the revelation of God's children,

Romans 8:23-25

However, not only the creation, but we who have the first fruits of the Spirit also groan inwardly as we eagerly await our adoption, the redemption of our bodies.

1 Corinthians 1:7

Therefore, you don't lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus the Messiah to be revealed.

1 Corinthians 2:9-10

But as it is written, "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined the things that God has prepared for those who love him."

Ephesians 3:5-10

which in previous generations was not made known to human beings as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to God's holy apostles and prophets. This is that secret:

Ephesians 3:17-21

and that the Messiah would make his home in your hearts through faith. Then, having been rooted and grounded in love,

Colossians 1:26-27

This secret was hidden throughout the ages and generations but has now been revealed to his saints,

1 Thessalonians 1:10

and to wait for his Son whom he raised from the dead to come back from heaven. This Jesus is the one who rescues us from the coming wrath.

1 Timothy 3:16

By common confession, the secret of our godly worship is great: In flesh was he revealed to sight, kept righteous by the Spirit's might, adored by angels singing. To nations was he manifest, believing souls found peace and rest, our Lord in heaven reigning!

Hebrews 11:16

Instead, they were longing for a better country, that is, a heavenly one. That is why God is not ashamed to be called their God, because he has prepared a city for them.

James 5:7

So be patient, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious crop from his land, being patient with it until it receives the fall and the spring rains.

1 John 3:1-2

See what kind of love the Father has given us: We are called God's children and that is what we are! For this reason the world does not recognize us, because it did not recognize him, either.

1 John 4:10

This is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.

Revelation 21:1-4

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, because the first heaven and the first earth had disappeared, and the sea was gone.

Revelation 21:22-24

I saw no temple in it, because the Lord God Almighty and the lamb are its temple.

Revelation 22:1-5

Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal. It was flowing from the throne of God and the lamb.

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