Isaiah 1:12
New International Version
When you come to appear before me, who has asked this of you, this trampling of my courts?

New Living Translation
When you come to worship me, who asked you to parade through my courts with all your ceremony?

English Standard Version
“When you come to appear before me, who has required of you this trampling of my courts?

Berean Study Bible
When you come to appear before Me, who has required this of you—this trampling of My courts?

King James Bible
When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts?

New King James Version
“When you come to appear before Me, Who has required this from your hand, To trample My courts?

New American Standard Bible
“When you come to appear before Me, Who requires of you this trampling of My courtyards?

NASB 1995
"When you come to appear before Me, Who requires of you this trampling of My courts?

NASB 1977
“When you come to appear before Me, Who requires of you this trampling of My courts?

Amplified Bible
“When you come to appear before Me, Who requires this of you, this trampling of My [temple] courts [by your sinful feet]?

Christian Standard Bible
When you come to appear before me, who requires this from you — this trampling of my courts?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When you come to appear before Me, who requires this from you-- this trampling of My courts?

American Standard Version
When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to trample my courts?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
When you will come to see my face, who desires these things from your hands to tread my courts?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
neither shall ye come with these to appear before me; for who has required these things at your hands? Ye shall no more tread my court.

Contemporary English Version
"Who asked you to bring all this when you come to worship me? Stay out of my temple!

Douay-Rheims Bible
When you came to appear before me, who required these things at your hands, that you should walk in my courts?

English Revised Version
When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to trample my courts?

Good News Translation
Who asked you to bring me all this when you come to worship me? Who asked you to do all this tramping around in my Temple?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When you appear in my presence, who asked you to trample on my courtyards?

International Standard Version
"When you come to present yourselves in my presence, who has required you to trample on my courts?

JPS Tanakh 1917
When ye come to appear before Me, Who hath required this at your hand, To trample My courts?

Literal Standard Version
When you come to appear before Me, "" Who has required this of your hand, "" To trample My courts?

NET Bible
When you enter my presence, do you actually think I want this--animals trampling on my courtyards?

New Heart English Bible
Bring no more vain offerings. Incense is an abomination to me; new moons, Sabbaths, and convocations: I can't bear with evil assemblies.

World English Bible
When you come to appear before me, who has required this at your hand, to trample my courts?

Young's Literal Translation
When ye come in to appear before Me, Who hath required this of your hand, To trample My courts?

Additional Translations ...
Context
Meaningless Offerings
11“What good to Me is your multitude of sacrifices?” says the LORD. “I am full from the burnt offerings of rams and the fat of well-fed cattle; I take no delight in the blood of bulls and lambs and goats. 12When you come to appear before Me, who has required this of you— this trampling of My courts? 13Bring your worthless offerings no more; your incense is detestable to Me—your New Moons, Sabbaths, and convocations. I cannot endure iniquity in a solemn assembly.…

Cross References
Exodus 23:17
Three times a year all your males are to appear before the Lord GOD.

Ecclesiastes 5:1
Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Draw near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know that they do wrong.

Zechariah 7:5
"Ask all the people of the land and the priests, 'When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh months for these seventy years, was it really for Me that you fasted?


Treasury of Scripture

When you come to appear before me, who has required this at your hand, to tread my courts?

when

Isaiah 58:1,2
Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins…

Exodus 23:17
Three times in the year all thy males shall appear before the Lord GOD.

Exodus 34:23
Thrice in the year shall all your men children appear before the Lord GOD, the God of Israel.

appear.

Psalm 40:6
Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.

Micah 6:8
He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?









(12) When ye come to appear before me.--Literally, before my face. This is the meaning given by the present Hebrew text, and it is, of course, adequate. The Syriac version and some modern scholars (e.g., Cheyne) adopt a reading which gives to see my face. In either case the implied thought is that the worshippers believed they came into the more immediate presence of Jehovah when, they entered the Temple courts. To "appear before God" was the normal phrase for visiting the Temple at the three great Feasts and other solemn occasions (Exodus 34:23; Psalm 42:3; Psalm 84:7).

Verse 12. - When ye come to appear before me. Mr. Cheyne translates, "to see my face;" but most other commentators (Gesenius, Delitzsch, Ewald, Kay) regard the phrase used as equivalent to that employed in Exodus 23:17; Exodus 34:23; Deuteronomy 16:16; and the passage as referring to that attendance in the temple at the three great annual festivals, which was required of all adult male Israelites. The requirement of the Law was still observed in the letter, but not in the spirit. They came with no true religious object. Hence the question which follows: Who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts? This was not what God had enjoined - a mere bodily attendance, a trampling of his courts with their feet, when their hearts were far from him.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
When
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

you come
תָבֹ֔אוּ (ṯā·ḇō·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

to appear
לֵרָא֖וֹת (lê·rā·’ō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Nifal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 7200: To see

before Me,
פָּנָ֑י (pā·nāy)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 6440: The face

who
מִי־ (mî-)
Interrogative
Strong's 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

has required
בִקֵּ֥שׁ (ḇiq·qêš)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1245: To search out, to strive after

this
זֹ֛את (zōṯ)
Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

of you—
מִיֶּדְכֶ֖ם (mî·yeḏ·ḵem)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 3027: A hand

this trampling
רְמֹ֥ס (rə·mōs)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 7429: To tread upon

of My courts?
חֲצֵרָֽי׃ (ḥă·ṣê·rāy)
Noun - common plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 2691: A yard, a hamlet


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