Isaiah 46:12
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English Standard Version
“Listen to me, you stubborn of heart, you who are far from righteousness:

King James Bible
Hearken unto me, ye stouthearted, that are far from righteousness:

American Standard Version
Hearken unto me, ye stout-hearted, that are far from righteousness:

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have brought my justice near, it shall not be afar off: and my salvation shall not tarry.

English Revised Version
Hearken unto me, ye stouthearted, that are far from righteousness:

Webster's Bible Translation
Hearken to me, ye stout-hearted, that are far from righteousness:

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The negative answer to this question is the direct result of what precedes, but a still further proof is given in Isaiah 46:6, Isaiah 46:7. "They who pour gold out of the bag, and weigh silver with the balance, hire a goldsmith to make it into a god, that they may fall down, yea, throw themselves down. They lift it up, carry it away upon their shoulder, and set it down in its place: there it stands; from its place it does not move: men also cry to it, but it does not answer; it saves no one out of distress." There is no necessity for assuming that הזּלים is used in the place of the finite verb, as Hitzig imagines, or as equivalent to זלים הם, as Rosenmller and Gesenius suppose; but up to ישׂכּרוּ the whole is subject, and therefore ישׁקלוּ is the point at which the change into the finite verb occurs (Ges. 131, 2). The point in hazzâlı̄m is not the extravagant expenditure, as Ewald thinks, but the mean origin of the god, which commences with the pouring out of gold from a purse (zūl equals zâlal, to shake, to pour out). Qâneh is the lever of the scales (κανών). The metal weighed out is given to a goldsmith, who plates the idol with the gold, and makes the ornaments for it of silver. When it is finished, they lift it up, or shoulder it (ישּׂאהוּ with a distinctive Great Telisha), carry it home, and set it down in the place which it is to have under it (תּחתּיו). There it stands firm, immoveable, and also deaf and dumb, hearing no one, answering no one, and helping no one. The subject to יצעק is any צעק. The first admonition closes here. The gods who are carried fall without being able to save themselves, whereas Israel's God carries and saves His people; He, the Incomparable, more especially in contrast with the lifeless puppets of idols.

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hearken

Isaiah 46:3 Listen to me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, which are borne by me from the belly...

Isaiah 28:23 Give you ear, and hear my voice; listen, and hear my speech.

Isaiah 45:20 Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, you that are escaped of the nations...

Psalm 49:1 Hear this, all you people; give ear, all you inhabitants of the world:

Proverbs 1:22,23 How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge...

Proverbs 8:1-5 Does not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice...

Ephesians 5:14 Why he said, Awake you that sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give you light.

Revelation 3:17,18 Because you say, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and know not that you are wretched, and miserable...

ye stouthearted

Isaiah 48:4 Because I knew that you are obstinate, and your neck is an iron sinew, and your brow brass;

Psalm 76:5 The stouthearted are spoiled, they have slept their sleep: and none of the men of might have found their hands.

Zechariah 7:11,12 But they refused to listen, and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they should not hear...

Malachi 3:13-15 Your words have been stout against me, said the LORD. Yet you say, What have we spoken so much against you...

Acts 7:51 You stiff necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do you.

that

Psalm 119:150,155 They draw near that follow after mischief: they are far from your law...

Jeremiah 2:5 Thus said the LORD, What iniquity have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity...

Ephesians 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus you who sometimes were far off are made near by the blood of Christ.

Cross References
Psalm 76:5
The stouthearted were stripped of their spoil; they sank into sleep; all the men of war were unable to use their hands.

Psalm 119:150
They draw near who persecute me with evil purpose; they are far from your law.

Isaiah 9:9
and all the people will know, Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria, who say in pride and in arrogance of heart:

Isaiah 46:3
"Listen to me, O house of Jacob, all the remnant of the house of Israel, who have been borne by me from before your birth, carried from the womb;

Isaiah 48:1
Hear this, O house of Jacob, who are called by the name of Israel, and who came from the waters of Judah, who swear by the name of the LORD and confess the God of Israel, but not in truth or right.

Isaiah 48:4
Because I know that you are obstinate, and your neck is an iron sinew and your forehead brass,

Isaiah 59:14
Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands far away; for truth has stumbled in the public squares, and uprightness cannot enter.

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