Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

If only my people would give ear to me, walking in my ways!

New American Standard Bible

“Oh that My people would listen to Me,
That Israel would walk in My ways!

King James Version

Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, and Israel had walked in my ways!

Holman Bible

If only My people would listen to Me
and Israel would follow My ways,

International Standard Version

If only my people would obey me, if only Israel would walk in my ways!

A Conservative Version

O that my people would hearken to me, that Israel would walk in my ways!

American Standard Version

Oh that my people would hearken unto me, That Israel would walk in my ways!

Amplified


“Oh, that My people would listen to Me,
That Israel would walk in My ways!

Darby Translation

Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, that Israel had walked in my ways!

Julia Smith Translation

Would that my people heard to me! Israel shall go in my ways.

King James 2000

Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, and Israel had walked in my ways!

Lexham Expanded Bible

Oh that my people would listen to me; [that] Israel would walk in my ways.

Modern King James verseion

Oh that My people had listened to Me, and Israel had walked in My ways!

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

O that my people would obey me! For if Israel would walk in my ways,

NET Bible

If only my people would obey me! If only Israel would keep my commands!

New Heart English Bible

Oh that my people would listen to me, that Israel would walk in my ways.

The Emphasized Bible

If, my people, were hearkening unto me, If, Israel, in my ways, would walk,

Webster

O that my people had hearkened to me, and Israel had walked in my ways!

World English Bible

Oh that my people would listen to me, that Israel would walk in my ways!

Youngs Literal Translation

O that My people were hearkening to Me, Israel in My ways would walk.

Verse Info

Context Readings

A Call To Obedience

12 So I gave them up to the desires of their hearts; that they might go after their evil purposes. 13 If only my people would give ear to me, walking in my ways! 14 I would quickly overcome their haters: my hand would be turned against those who make war on them.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 5:29

If only they had such a heart in them at all times, so that they might go in fear of me and keep my orders and that it might be well for them and for their children for ever!

Isaiah 48:18

If only you had given ear to my orders, then your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness as the waves of the sea:

Deuteronomy 32:29

If only they were wise, if only this was clear to them, and they would give thought to their future!

Deuteronomy 10:12-13

And now, Israel, what would the Lord your God have you do, but to go in the fear of the Lord your God, walking in all his ways and loving him and doing his pleasure with all your heart and all your soul,

Matthew 23:37

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, putting to death the prophets, and stoning those who are sent to her! Again and again would I have taken your children to myself as a bird takes her young ones under her wings, and you would not!

Luke 19:41-42

And when he got near and saw the town, he was overcome with weeping for it,

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