Isaiah 65:6
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English Standard Version
Behold, it is written before me: “I will not keep silent, but I will repay; I will indeed repay into their lap

King James Bible
Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but will recompense, even recompense into their bosom,

American Standard Version
Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but will recompense, yea, I will recompense into their bosom,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold it is written before me: I will not be silent, but I will render and repay into their bosom.

English Revised Version
Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but will recompense, yea, I will recompense into their bosom,

Webster's Bible Translation
Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but will recompense, even recompense into their bosom,

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The re-erection of the ruins of the promised land requires the zeal of every one, and this state of ruin must not continue. It calls out the love and faithfulness of Jehovah. "The cities of Thy holiness have become a pasture-ground; Zion has become a pasture-ground, Jerusalem a desert. The house of our holiness and of our adorning, where our fathers praised Thee, is given up to the fire, and everything that was our delight given up to devastation. Wilt Thou restrain Thyself in spite of this, O Jehovah, be silent, and leave us to suffer the utmost?" Jerusalem by itself could not possibly be called "cities" (‛ârē), say with reference to the upper and lower cities (Vitringa). It is merely mentioned by name as the most prominent of the many cities which were all "holy cities," inasmuch as the whole of Canaan was the land of Jehovah (Isaiah 14:25), and His holy territory (Psalm 78:54). The word midbâr (pasture-land, heath, different from tsiyyâh, the pastureless desert, Isaiah 35:1) is repeated, for the purpose of showing that the same fate had fallen upon Zion-Jerusalem as upon the rest of the cities of the land. The climax of the terrible calamity was the fact, that the temple had also fallen a prey to the burning of the fire (compare for the fact, Jeremiah 52:13). The people call it "house of our holiness and of our glory." Jehovah's qōdesh and tiph'ereth have, as it were, transplanted heaven to earth in the temple (compare Isaiah 63:15 with Isaiah 60:7); and this earthly dwelling-place of God is Israel's possession, and therefore Israel's qōdesh and tiph'ereth. The relative clause describes what sublime historical reminiscences are attached to the temple: אשׁר is equivalent to שׁם אשׁר, as in Genesis 39:20; Numbers 20:13 (compare Psalm 84:4), Deuteronomy 8:15, etc. הללּך has chateph-pathach, into which, as a rule, the vocal sheva under the first of two similar letters is changed. Machămaddēnū (our delights) may possibly include favourite places, ornamental buildings, and pleasure grounds; but the parallel leads us rather to think primarily of things associated with the worship of God, in which the people found a holy delight. כל, contrary to the usual custom, is here followed by the singular of the predicate, as in Proverbs 16:2; Ezekiel 31:15 (cf., Genesis 9:29). Will Jehovah still put restraint upon Himself, and cause His merciful love to keep silence, על־זאת, with such a state of things as this, or notwithstanding this state of things (Job 10:7)? On התאפּק, see Isaiah 63:15; Isaiah 42:14. The suffering would indeed increase עד־מאד (to the utmost), if it caused the destruction of Israel, or should not be followed at last by Israel's restoration. Jehovah's compassion cannot any longer thus forcibly restrain itself; it must break forth, like Joseph's tears in the recognition scene (Genesis 45:1).

Isaiah 65:6 Parallel Commentaries

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it is

Exodus 17:14 And the LORD said to Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua...

Deuteronomy 32:34 Is not this laid up in store with me, and sealed up among my treasures?

Psalm 56:8 You tell my wanderings: put you my tears into your bottle: are they not in your book?

Malachi 3:16 Then they that feared the LORD spoke often one to another: and the LORD listened, and heard it...

Revelation 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened...

I will

Isaiah 42:14 I have long time held my peace; I have been still, and refrained myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman...

Isaiah 64:12 Will you refrain yourself for these things, O LORD? will you hold your peace, and afflict us very sore?

Psalm 50:3,21 Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him...

but

Psalm 79:12 And render to our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom their reproach, with which they have reproached you, O Lord.

Jeremiah 16:18 And first I will recompense their iniquity and their sin double; because they have defiled my land...

Ezekiel 11:21 But as for them whose heart walks after the heart of their detestable things and their abominations...

Ezekiel 22:31 Therefore have I poured out my indignation on them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath...

Joel 3:4 Yes, and what have you to do with me, O Tyre, and Zidon, and all the coasts of Palestine? will you render me a recompense?...

Cross References
Luke 6:38
give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you."

Psalm 50:3
Our God comes; he does not keep silence; before him is a devouring fire, around him a mighty tempest.

Psalm 50:21
These things you have done, and I have been silent; you thought that I was one like yourself. But now I rebuke you and lay the charge before you.

Psalm 79:12
Return sevenfold into the lap of our neighbors the taunts with which they have taunted you, O Lord!

Psalm 107:17
Some were fools through their sinful ways, and because of their iniquities suffered affliction;

Psalm 109:14
May the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the LORD, and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out!

Isaiah 3:11
Woe to the wicked! It shall be ill with him, for what his hands have dealt out shall be done to him.

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