Isaiah 42:23
New International Version
Which of you will listen to this or pay close attention in time to come?

New Living Translation
Who will hear these lessons from the past and see the ruin that awaits you in the future?

English Standard Version
Who among you will give ear to this, will attend and listen for the time to come?

Berean Study Bible
Who among you will pay attention to this? Who will listen and obey hereafter?

King James Bible
Who among you will give ear to this? who will hearken and hear for the time to come?

New King James Version
Who among you will give ear to this? Who will listen and hear for the time to come?

New American Standard Bible
Who among you will listen to this? Who will pay attention and listen in the time to come?

NASB 1995
Who among you will give ear to this? Who will give heed and listen hereafter?

NASB 1977
Who among you will give ear to this? Who will give heed and listen hereafter?

Amplified Bible
Who among you will listen to this? Who will listen and pay attention in the time to come?

Christian Standard Bible
Who among you will hear this? Let him listen and obey in the future.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Who among you will pay attention to this? Let him listen and obey in the future.

American Standard Version
Who is there among you that will give ear to this? that will hearken and hear for the time to come?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Who is among you that will hear this, and he will pay attention, and he will listen to something different?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Who is there among you that will give ear to these things? hearken ye to the things which are coming to pass.

Contemporary English Version
Why won't his people ever learn to listen?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who is there among you that will give ear to this, that will attend and hearken for times to come?

English Revised Version
Who is there among you that will give ear to this? that will hearken and hear for the time to come?

Good News Translation
Will any of you listen to this? From now on will you listen with care?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Who among you will listen to this? Is there anyone who will pay attention and listen in the future?

International Standard Version
"Who among you will listen, and pay attention, and listen for the time to come?"

JPS Tanakh 1917
Who among you will give ear to this? Who will hearken and hear for the time to come?

Literal Standard Version
Who among you gives ear [to] this? Attends, and hears afterward?

NET Bible
Who among you will pay attention to this? Who will listen attentively in the future?

New Heart English Bible
Who is there among you who will give ear to this? Who will listen and hear for the time to come?

World English Bible
Who is there among you who will give ear to this? Who will listen and hear for the time to come?

Young's Literal Translation
Who among you giveth ear to this? Attendeth, and heareth afterwards.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Israel is Deaf and Blind
22But this is a people plundered and looted, all trapped in caves or imprisoned in dungeons. They have become plunder with no one to rescue them, and loot with no one to say, “Send them back!” 23Who among you will pay attention to this? Who will listen and obey hereafter? 24Who gave Jacob up for spoil, and Israel to the plunderers? Was it not the LORD, against whom we have sinned? They were unwilling to walk in His ways, and they would not obey His law.…

Cross References
Isaiah 42:22
But this is a people plundered and looted, all trapped in caves or imprisoned in dungeons. They have become plunder with no one to rescue them, and loot with no one to say, "Send them back!"

Isaiah 42:24
Who gave Jacob up for spoil, and Israel to the plunderers? Was it not the LORD, against whom we have sinned? They were unwilling to walk in His ways, and they would not obey His law.

Jeremiah 9:12
Who is the man wise enough to understand this? To whom has the mouth of the LORD spoken, that he may explain it? Why is the land destroyed and scorched like a desert, so no one can pass through it?


Treasury of Scripture

Who among you will give ear to this? who will listen and hear for the time to come?

will give

Isaiah 1:18-20
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool…

Isaiah 48:18
O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea:

Leviticus 26:40-42
If they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, with their trespass which they trespassed against me, and that also they have walked contrary unto me; …

time to come.









Verse 23. - Who among you will give ear? Surely there are some among you, less hardened than the rest, who will take advantage of my warning, and repent at this, the eleventh hour. God's arm was straitened; the people could not be delivered out of captivity unless they ceased in large numbers to be "blind" and "deaf" - unless they listened to the prophet's words, and profited by them.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Who
מִ֥י (mî)
Interrogative
Strong's 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

among you
בָכֶ֖ם (ḇā·ḵem)
Preposition | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew

will pay attention
יַאֲזִ֣ין (ya·’ă·zîn)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 238: To broaden out the ear, to listen

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

[Who] will listen
יַקְשִׁ֥ב (yaq·šiḇ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7181: To prick up the ears, hearken

and obey
וְיִשְׁמַ֖ע (wə·yiš·ma‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

hereafter?
לְאָחֽוֹר׃ (lə·’ā·ḥō·wr)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 268: The hinder part, behind, backward, the West


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