New American Standard Bible
Behold, the LORD'S hand is not so short That it cannot save; Nor is His ear so dull That it cannot hear.
King James Bible
Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
Darby Bible Translation
Behold, Jehovah's hand is not shortened that it cannot save, neither his ear heavy that it cannot hear;
World English Bible
Behold, Yahweh's hand is not shortened, that it can't save; neither his ear heavy, that it can't hear:
Young's Literal Translation
Lo, the hand of Jehovah Hath not been shortened from saving, Nor heavy his ear from hearing.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened - On the meaning of this phrase, see the notes at Isaiah 50:2.
Neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear - On the meaning of this phrase, see the notes at Isaiah 6:10.
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That we may give some satisfaction to this question, we shall, 1. Shew what are the ingredients in this case, or what useth to concur in this distemper. 2. Shew some reasons why the Lord is pleased to dispense thus with his people. 3. Shew how Christ is life to the soul in this case. 4. Shew the believer's duty for a recovery; and, 5. Add a word or two of caution. As to the first, There may be those parts of, or ingredients in this distemper: 1. God presenting their sins unto their view, so as …
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The LORD said to Moses, "Is the LORD'S power limited? Now you shall see whether My word will come true for you or not."
"Why was there no man when I came? When I called, why was there none to answer? Is My hand so short that it cannot ransom? Or have I no power to deliver? Behold, I dry up the sea with My rebuke, I make the rivers a wilderness; Their fish stink for lack of water And die of thirst.
"Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; You will cry, and He will say, 'Here I am.' If you remove the yoke from your midst, The pointing of the finger and speaking wickedness,
"It will also come to pass that before they call, I will answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear.
"Why are You like a man dismayed, Like a mighty man who cannot save? Yet You are in our midst, O LORD, And we are called by Your name; Do not forsake us!"
'Ah Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for You,
"Therefore, I indeed will deal in wrath. My eye will have no pity nor will I spare; and though they cry in My ears with a loud voice, yet I will not listen to them."
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