Parallel Verses

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 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."

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 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. 2 I spread out my hands all day long to my rebellious people, who lived in a way that is morally unacceptable, and who did what they desired.


Cross References

Romans 10:20

And Isaiah is even bold enough to say, "I was found by those who did not seek me; I became well known to those who did not ask for me."

Hosea 1:10

However, in the future the number of the people of Israel will be like the sand of the sea which can be neither measured nor numbered. Although it was said to them, "You are not my people," it will be said to them, "You are children of the living God!"

Romans 9:24-26

even us, whom he has called, not only from the Jews but also from the Gentiles?

Isaiah 2:2-3

In the future the mountain of the Lord's temple will endure as the most important of mountains, and will be the most prominent of hills. All the nations will stream to it,

Isaiah 63:19

We existed from ancient times, but you did not rule over them, they were not your subjects.

Ephesians 2:12-13

that you were at that time without the Messiah, alienated from the citizenship of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.

Psalm 22:27

Let all the people of the earth acknowledge the Lord and turn to him! Let all the nations worship you!

Isaiah 11:10

At that time a root from Jesse will stand like a signal flag for the nations. Nations will look to him for guidance, and his residence will be majestic.

Isaiah 40:9

Go up on a high mountain, O herald Zion! Shout out loudly, O herald Jerusalem! Shout, don't be afraid! Say to the towns of Judah, "Here is your God!"

Isaiah 41:27

I first decreed to Zion, 'Look, here's what will happen!' I sent a herald to Jerusalem.

Isaiah 43:1

Now, this is what the Lord says, the one who created you, O Jacob, and formed you, O Israel: "Don't be afraid, for I will protect you. I call you by name, you are mine.

Isaiah 45:22

Turn to me so you can be delivered, all you who live in the earth's remote regions! For I am God, and I have no peer.

Isaiah 55:5

Look, you will summon nations you did not previously know; nations that did not previously know you will run to you, because of the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he bestows honor on you.

Zechariah 2:11

"Many nations will join themselves to the Lord on the day of salvation, and they will also be my people. Indeed, I will settle in the midst of you all." Then you will know that the Lord who rules over all has sent me to you.

Zechariah 8:22-23

Many peoples and powerful nations will come to Jerusalem to seek the Lord who rules over all and to ask his favor.

John 1:29

On the next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

Romans 9:30

What shall we say then? -- that the Gentiles who did not pursue righteousness obtained it, that is, a righteousness that is by faith,

1 Peter 2:10

You once were not a people, but now you are God's people. You were shown no mercy, but now you have received mercy.

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