Isaiah 66:2
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English Standard Version
All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be, declares the LORD. But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.

King James Bible
For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.

American Standard Version
For all these things hath my hand made, and'so all these things came to be, saith Jehovah: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and that trembleth at my word.

Douay-Rheims Bible
My hand made all these things, and all these things were made, saith the Lord. But to whom shall I have respect, but to him that is poor and little, and of a contrite spirit, and that trembleth at my words?

English Revised Version
For all these things hath mine hand made, and so all these things came to be, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and that trembleth at my word.

Webster's Bible Translation
For all these things hath my hand made, and all these things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

In the place of the threatened curses of the law in Leviticus 26:16 (cf., Deuteronomy 28:30), the very opposite will now receive their fullest realization. "And they will build houses and inhabit them, and plant vineyards and enjoy the fruit thereof. They will not build and another inhabit, nor plant and another enjoy; for like the days of trees are the days of my people, ad my chosen ones will consume the work of their hands. They will not weary themselves in vain, nor bring forth for sudden disaster; for they are a family of the blessed of Jehovah, and their offspring are left to them." They themselves will enjoy what they have worked for, without some one else stepping in, whether a countryman by violence or inheritance, or a foreigner by plunder or conquest (Isaiah 62:8), to take possession of that which they have built and planted (read יטעוּ without dagesh); for the duration of their life will be as great as that of trees (i.e., of oaks, terebinths, and cedars, which live for centuries), and thus they will be able thoroughly to enjoy in their own person what their hands have made. Billâh does not mean merely to use and enjoy, but to use up and consume. Work and generation will be blessed then, and there will be no more disappointed hopes. They will not weary themselves (יגעוּ with a preformative י without that of the root) for failure, not get children labbehâlâh, i.e., for some calamity to fall suddenly upon them and carry them away (Leviticus 26:16, cf., Psalm 78:33). The primary idea of bâhal is either acting, permitting, or bearing, with the characteristic of being let loose, of suddenness, of overthrow, or of throwing into confusion. The lxx renders it εἰς κατάραν, probably according to the Egypto-Jewish usage, in which behâlâh may have signified cursing, like bahle, buhle in the Arabic (see the Appendices). The two clauses of the explanation which follows stand in a reciprocal relation to the two clauses of the previous promise. They are a family of the blessed of God, upon whose labour the blessing of God rests, and their offspring are with them, without being lost to them by premature death. This is the true meaning, as in Job 21:8, and not "their offspring with them," i.e., in like manner, as Hitzig supposes.

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for all those

Isaiah 40:26 Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who has created these things, that brings out their host by number...

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Colossians 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

Hebrews 1:2,3 Has in these last days spoken to us by his Son, whom he has appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds...

to this

Isaiah 57:15 For thus said the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place...

Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is on me; because the LORD has anointed me to preach good tidings to the meek...

2 Kings 22:19,20 Because your heart was tender, and you have humbled yourself before the LORD, when you heard what I spoke against this place...

2 Chronicles 34:27,28 Because your heart was tender, and you did humble yourself before God, when you heard his words against this place...

Psalm 34:18 The LORD is near to them that are of a broken heart; and saves such as be of a contrite spirit.

Psalm 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

Psalm 138:6 Though the LORD be high, yet has he respect to the lowly: but the proud he knows afar off.

Jeremiah 31:19,20 Surely after that I was turned, I repented; and after that I was instructed, I smote on my thigh: I was ashamed, yes, even confounded...

Ezekiel 9:4-6 And the LORD said to him, Go through the middle of the city, through the middle of Jerusalem...

Matthew 5:3,4 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven...

Luke 18:13,14 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes to heaven, but smote on his breast, saying...

trembleth

Isaiah 65:5 Which say, Stand by yourself, come not near to me; for I am holier than you. These are a smoke in my nose...

Ezra 9:4 Then were assembled to me every one that trembled at the words of the God of Israel...

Ezra 10:3 Now therefore let us make a covenant with our God to put away all the wives, and such as are born of them...

Psalm 119:120,161 My flesh trembles for fear of you; and I am afraid of your judgments...

Proverbs 28:14 Happy is the man that fears always: but he that hardens his heart shall fall into mischief.

Habakkuk 3:16 When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice: rottenness entered into my bones, and I trembled in myself...

Acts 9:6 And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what will you have me to do? And the Lord said to him, Arise, and go into the city...

Acts 16:29,30 Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas...

Philippians 2:12 Why, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence...

Cross References
Matthew 5:3
"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 5:4
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

Matthew 12:6
I tell you, something greater than the temple is here.

Luke 18:13
But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me, a sinner!'

Luke 18:14
I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted."

Acts 7:50
Did not my hand make all these things?'

Ezra 9:4
Then all who trembled at the words of the God of Israel, because of the faithlessness of the returned exiles, gathered around me while I sat appalled until the evening sacrifice.

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