Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

“I permitted Myself to be sought by those who did not ask for Me;
I permitted Myself to be found by those who did not seek Me.
I said, ‘Here am I, here am I,’
To a nation which did not call on My name.

King James Version

I am sought of them that asked not for me; I am found of them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that was not called by my name.

Holman Bible

“I was sought by those who did not ask;
I was found by those who did not seek Me.
I said: Here I am, here I am,
to a nation that was not called by My name.

International Standard Version

"I let myself be sought by those who didn't ask for me; I let myself be found by those who didn't seek me. I said, "Here I am! Here I am!' to a nation that didn't call on my name.

A Conservative Version

I was {manifested (LXX/NT)} by those who did not ask {for me (LXX/NT)}. I am found by those who did not seek me. I said, Behold me, behold me, to a nation that was not called by my name.

American Standard Version

I am inquired of by them that asked not for me ; I am found of them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that was not called by my name.

Amplified

“I let Myself be sought by those who did not ask for Me;
I let Myself be found by those who did not seek Me.
I said, ‘Here am I, here am I,’
To the nation [Israel] which did not call on My Name.

Bible in Basic English

I have been ready to give an answer to those who did not make prayer to me; I have been offering myself to those who were not searching for me; I said, Here am I, here am I, to a nation which gave no respect to my name.

Darby Translation

I am sought out of them that inquired not for me, I am found of them that sought me not; I have said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that was not called by my name.

Julia Smith Translation

was sought by them they asked not; I was found by them not seeking me: I said, Behold me, behold me, to a nation not calling upon my name.

King James 2000

I am sought of them that asked not for me; I am found of them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that was not called by my name.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"I let myself be sought by [those who] did not ask; I let myself be found by [those who] did not seek me. I said, 'Here I am; here I am!' to a nation [that] did not call on my name;

Modern King James verseion

I am sought by those who asked not for Me; I am found by those who did not seek Me. I said, Behold Me, behold Me, to a nation not calling on My name.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

They shall seek me, that hitherto have not asked for me, they shall find me, that hitherto have not sought me. Then shall I say immediately to the people that never called upon my name, "I am here, I am here."

NET Bible

"I made myself available to those who did not ask for me; I appeared to those who did not look for me. I said, 'Here I am! Here I am!' to a nation that did not invoke my name.

New Heart English Bible

"I have shown myself to those who did not ask for me. I was near to those who did not seek me. I said, 'Here I am. Here I am.' to a nation that did not call on my name.

The Emphasized Bible

I have let myself be consulted by them who had not asked, I have suffered myself to be found by them who had not sought me, - I have said, Here I am! Here I am! Unto a nation that had not been called by my name,

Webster

I am sought by them that asked not for me; I am found by them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, to a nation that was not called by my name.

World English Bible

"I am inquired of by those who didn't ask; I am found by those who didn't seek me: I said, See me, see me, to a nation that was not called by my name.

Youngs Literal Translation

I have been inquired of by those who asked not, I have been found by those who sought Me not, I have said, 'Behold Me, behold Me,' Unto a nation not calling in My name.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
I am sought
דּרשׁ 
Darash 
Usage: 164

שׁאל שׁאל 
Sha'al 
Usage: 172

not

Usage: 0

for me I am found
מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

me not

Usage: 0

Behold me, behold me, unto a nation
גּי גּוי 
Gowy 
Usage: 558

קרא 
Qara' 
Usage: 736

References

Context Readings

Judgment And Salvation

1 “I permitted Myself to be sought by those who did not ask for Me;
I permitted Myself to be found by those who did not seek Me.
I said, ‘Here am I, here am I,’
To a nation which did not call on My name.
2 I have spread out My hands all day long to a rebellious people,
Who walk in the way which is not good, following their own thoughts,


Cross References

Romans 10:20

And Isaiah is very bold and says,
I was found by those who did not seek Me,
I became manifest to those who did not ask for Me.”

Hosea 1:10

Yet the number of the sons of Israel
Will be like the sand of the sea,
Which cannot be measured or numbered;
And in the place
Where it is said to them,
“You are not My people,”
It will be said to them,
“You are the sons of the living God.”

Romans 9:24-26

even us, whom He also called, not from among Jews only, but also from among Gentiles.

Isaiah 2:2-3

Now it will come about that
In the last days
The mountain of the house of the Lord
Will be established as the chief of the mountains,
And will be raised above the hills;
And all the nations will stream to it.

Isaiah 63:19

We have become like those over whom You have never ruled,
Like those who were not called by Your name.

Ephesians 2:12-13

remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.

Psalm 22:27

All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord,
And all the families of the nations will worship before You.

Isaiah 11:10

Then in that day
The nations will resort to the root of Jesse,
Who will stand as a signal for the peoples;
And His resting place will be glorious.

Isaiah 40:9

Get yourself up on a high mountain,
O Zion, bearer of good news,
Lift up your voice mightily,
O Jerusalem, bearer of good news;
Lift it up, do not fear.
Say to the cities of Judah,
Here is your God!”

Isaiah 41:27

Formerly I said to Zion, ‘Behold, here they are.’
And to Jerusalem, ‘I will give a messenger of good news.’

Isaiah 43:1

But now, thus says the Lord, your Creator, O Jacob,
And He who formed you, O Israel,
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name; you are Mine!

Isaiah 45:22

Turn to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth;
For I am God, and there is no other.

Isaiah 55:5

“Behold, you will call a nation you do not know,
And a nation which knows you not will run to you,
Because of the Lord your God, even the Holy One of Israel;
For He has glorified you.”

Zechariah 2:11

Many nations will join themselves to the Lord in that day and will become My people. Then I will dwell in your midst, and you will know that the Lord of hosts has sent Me to you.

Zechariah 8:22-23

So many peoples and mighty nations will come to seek the Lord of hosts in Jerusalem and to entreat the favor of the Lord.’

John 1:29

The next day he *saw Jesus coming to him and *said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

Romans 9:30

What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, attained righteousness, even the righteousness which is by faith;

1 Peter 2:10

for you once were not a people, but now you are the people of God; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

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