English Standard Version
I spread out my hands all the day to a rebellious people, who walk in a way that is not good, following their own devices;
King James Bible
I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts;
American Standard Version
I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, that walk in a way that is not good, after their own thoughts;
I have spread forth my hands all the day to an unbelieving people, who walk in a way that is not good after their own thoughts.
English Revised Version
I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that is not good, after their own thoughts;
Webster's Bible Translation
I have spread out my hands all the day to a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that is not good, after their own thoughts;
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
This was the case when the measure of Israel's sins had become full. They were carried into exile, where they sank deeper and deeper. The great mass of the people proved themselves to be really massa perdita, and perished among the heathen. But there were some, though a vanishingly small number, who humbled themselves under the mighty hand of God, and, when redemption could not be far off, wrestled in such prayers as these, that the nation might share it in its entirety, and if possible not one be left behind. With ועתּה the existing state of sin and punishment is placed among the things of the past, and the petition presented that the present moment of prayer may have all the significance of a turning-point in their history. "And now, O Jehovah, Thou art our Father: we are the clay, and Thou our Maker; and we are all the work of Thy hand. Be not extremely angry, O Jehovah, and remember not the transgression for ever! Behold, consider, we beseech Thee, we are all Thy people." The state of things must change at last; for Israel is an image made by Jehovah; yea, more than this, Jehovah is the begetter of Israel, and loves Israel not merely as a sculptor, but as a father (compare Isaiah 45:9-10, and the unquestionable passage of Isaiah in Isaiah 29:16). Let Him then not be angry עד־מאד, "to the utmost measure" (cf., Psalm 119:8), or if we paraphrase it according to the radical meaning of מד, "till the weight becomes intolerable." Let Him not keep in mind the guilt for ever, to punish it; but, in consideration of the fact that Israel is the nation of His choice, let mercy take the place of justice. הן strengthens the petition in its own way (see Genesis 30:34), just as נא does; and הבּיט signifies here, as elsewhere, to fix the eye upon anything. The object, in this instance, is the existing fact expressed in "we are all Thy people." Hitzig is correct in regarding the repetition of "all of us" in this prayer as significant. The object throughout is to entreat that the whole nation may participate in the inheritance of the coming salvation, in order that the exodus from Babylonia may resemble the exodus from Egypt.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But of Israel he says, "All day long I have held out my hands to a disobedient and contrary people."
He plots trouble while on his bed; he sets himself in a way that is not good; he does not reject evil.
"But my people did not listen to my voice; Israel would not submit to me.
So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts, to follow their own counsels.
Because I have called and you refused to listen, have stretched out my hand and no one has heeded,
Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the LORD has spoken: "Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me.
Your princes are rebels and companions of thieves. Everyone loves a bribe and runs after gifts. They do not bring justice to the fatherless, and the widow's cause does not come to them.
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