Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

O LORD, do not Your eyes look for truth? You have smitten them, But they did not weaken; You have consumed them, But they refused to take correction They have made their faces harder than rock; They have refused to repent.

King James Version

O LORD, are not thine eyes upon the truth? thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.

Holman Bible

Lord, don't Your eyes [look for] faithfulness? You have struck them, but they felt no pain. You finished them off, but they refused to accept discipline. They made their faces harder than rock, and they refused to return.

International Standard Version

LORD, don't your eyes look for truth? You struck them, but they didn't flinch. You brought them to an end, but they refused to receive discipline. They made their faces harder than stone, and they refused to repent.

A Conservative Version

O LORD, do not thine eyes look upon truth? Thou have stricken them, but they were not grieved. Thou have consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction. They have made their faces harder than a rock. They have refused t

American Standard Version

O Jehovah, do not thine eyes look upon truth? thou hast stricken them, but they were not grieved; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.

Amplified

O Lord, do not your eyes look on the truth? [They have meant to please You outwardly, but You look on their hearts.] You have stricken them, but they have not grieved; You have consumed them, but they have refused to take correction or instruction. They have made their faces harder than a rock, they have refused to repent and return to You.

Bible in Basic English

O Lord, do not your eyes see good faith? you have given them punishment, but they were not troubled; you have sent destruction on them, but they did not take your teaching to heart: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they would not come back.

Darby Translation

Jehovah, are not thine eyes upon fidelity? Thou hast smitten them, but they are not sore; thou hast consumed them, they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

O LORD, are not thine eyes upon the truth? Thou hast stricken them, but they did not feel it; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive chastisement; they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.

Julia Smith Translation

O Jehovah, are not thine eyes upon faithfulness? thou didst smite them, and they were not pained; thou didst consume them, they refused to take instruction: they made their faces firm above the rock; they refused to turn back.

King James 2000

O LORD, are not your eyes upon the truth? you have stricken them, but they have not grieved; you have consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Yahweh, do not your eyes [look] for honesty? You have struck them, but they felt no pain, you have destroyed them, they refused to take discipline. They have hardened their faces more than rock, they have refused to turn back.

Modern King James verseion

O Jehovah, are not Your eyes on the truth? You have stricken them, but they have not grieved; You have destroyed them, but they have refused to receive correction; they have made their faces harder than rock; they have refused to return.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Where as thou, O LORD, lookest only upon faith and truth. Thou hast scourged them, but they took no repentance: thou hast corrected them for amendment, but they refused thy correction. They made their faces harder than stone, and would not amend.

NET Bible

Lord, I know you look for faithfulness. But even when you punish these people, they feel no remorse. Even when you nearly destroy them, they refuse to be corrected. They have become as hardheaded as a rock. They refuse to change their ways.

New Heart English Bible

O LORD, do your eyes not look on truth? You have stricken them, but they were not grieved. You have consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction. They have made their faces harder than a rock. They have refused to return.

The Emphasized Bible

O Yahweh! thine own eyes, are they not directed to fidelity? Thou hast smitten them Yet have they not grieved, Thou hast consumed them - They have refused to receive correction, - They have made their faces bolder than a cliff, They have refused to return.

Webster

O LORD, are not thy eyes upon the truth? thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.

World English Bible

O Yahweh, don't your eyes look on truth? You have stricken them, but they were not grieved. You have consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction. They have made their faces harder than a rock. They have refused to return.

Youngs Literal Translation

Jehovah, Thine eyes, are they not on stedfastness? Thou hast smitten them, and they have not grieved, Thou hast consumed them, They have refused to receive instruction, They made their faces harder than a rock, They have refused to turn back.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
O Lord

Usage: 0

are not thine eyes
עין 
`ayin 
Usage: 372

upon the truth
אמנה אמוּנה 
'emuwnah 
Usage: 49

thou hast stricken
נכה 
Nakah 
Usage: 501

them, but they have not grieved
חיל חוּל 
Chuwl 
Usage: 57

thou hast consumed
כּלה 
Kalah 
Usage: 207

מאן 
Ma'en 
Usage: 41

to receive
לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

פּנים 
Paniym 
before , face , presence , because , sight , countenance , from , person , upon , of , ...me , against , ...him , open , for , toward ,
Usage: 2119

חזק 
Chazaq 
Usage: 290

סלע 
Cela` 
Usage: 60

מאן 
Ma'en 
Usage: 41

Context Readings

An Invasion From The North

2 "And although they say, 'As the LORD lives,' Surely they swear falsely." 3 O LORD, do not Your eyes look for truth? You have smitten them, But they did not weaken; You have consumed them, But they refused to take correction They have made their faces harder than rock; They have refused to repent. 4 Then I said, "They are only the poor, They are foolish; For they do not know the way of the LORD Or the ordinance of their God.



Cross References

Jeremiah 2:30

"In vain I have struck your sons; They accepted no chastening Your sword has devoured your prophets Like a destroying lion.

2 Chronicles 16:9

"For the eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His. You have acted foolishly in this. Indeed, from now on you will surely have wars."

Isaiah 9:13

Yet the people do not turn back to Him who struck them, Nor do they seek the LORD of hosts.

Jeremiah 7:28

"You shall say to them, 'This is the nation that did not obey the voice of the LORD their God or accept correction; truth has perished and has been cut off from their mouth.

2 Chronicles 28:22

Now in the time of his distress this same King Ahaz became yet more unfaithful to the LORD.

Psalm 11:4-7

The LORD is in His holy temple; the LORD'S throne is in heaven; His eyes behold, His eyelids test the sons of men.

Psalm 51:6

Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being, And in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom.

Proverbs 21:29

A wicked man displays a bold face, But as for the upright, he makes his way sure.

Proverbs 22:12

The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, But He overthrows the words of the treacherous man.

Proverbs 23:35

"They struck me, but I did not become ill; They beat me, but I did not know it When shall I awake? I will seek another drink."

Proverbs 27:22

Though you pound a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, Yet his foolishness will not depart from him.

Isaiah 1:5-6

Where will you be stricken again, As you continue in your rebellion? The whole head is sick And the whole heart is faint.

Isaiah 42:25

So He poured out on him the heat of His anger And the fierceness of battle; And it set him aflame all around, Yet he did not recognize it; And it burned him, but he paid no attention.

Isaiah 48:4

"Because I know that you are obstinate, And your neck is an iron sinew And your forehead bronze,

Jeremiah 7:26

"Yet they did not listen to Me or incline their ear, but stiffened their neck; they did more evil than their fathers.

Jeremiah 19:15

"Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, 'Behold, I am about to bring on this city and all its towns the entire calamity that I have declared against it, because they have stiffened their necks so as not to heed My words.'"

Jeremiah 32:19

great in counsel and mighty in deed, whose eyes are open to all the ways of the sons of men, giving to everyone according to his ways and according to the fruit of his deeds;

Ezekiel 3:7-9

yet the house of Israel will not be willing to listen to you, since they are not willing to listen to Me. Surely the whole house of Israel is stubborn and obstinate.

Ezekiel 24:13

"In your filthiness is lewdness. Because I would have cleansed you, Yet you are not clean, You will not be cleansed from your filthiness again Until I have spent My wrath on you.

Zephaniah 3:1-2

Woe to her who is rebellious and defiled, The tyrannical city!

Zephaniah 3:7

"I said, 'Surely you will revere Me, Accept instruction ' So her dwelling will not be cut off According to all that I have appointed concerning her But they were eager to corrupt all their deeds.

Zechariah 7:11-12

"But they refused to pay attention and turned a stubborn shoulder and stopped their ears from hearing.

Romans 2:2

And we know that the judgment of God rightly falls upon those who practice such things.

Romans 2:4-5

Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?

Hebrews 12:9

Furthermore, we had earthly fathers to discipline us, and we respected them; shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of spirits, and live?



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