New American Standard Bible
"I have spread out My hands all day long to a rebellious people, Who walk in the way which is not good, following their own thoughts,
King James Bible
I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts;
Darby Bible Translation
I have stretched out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, who walk in a way not good, after their own thoughts;
World English Bible
I have spread out my hands all the day to a rebellious people, who walk in a way that is not good, after their own thoughts;
Young's Literal Translation
I have spread out My hands all the day Unto an apostate people, Who are going in the way not good after their own thoughts.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I have spread out my hands - To spread out the hands is an action denoting invitation or entreaty Proverbs 1:24. The sense is, that God had invited the Jews constantly to partake of his favors, but they had been rebellious, and had rejected his offers.
All the day - I have not ceased to do it. The Chaldee renders this, 'I sent my prophets all the day to a rebellious people.'
Unto a rebellious people - (See the notes at Isaiah 1:2). Paul renders this, Πρὸς λαον ἀπειθοῦντα καὶ ἀντιλέγοντα Pros laon apeithounta kai antilegonta - 'Unto a disobedient and gainsaying people;' but the sense is substantially preserved.
Which walketh - In what way they did this, the prophet specifies in the following verse. This is the general reason why he had rejected them, and why he had resolved to make the offer of salvation to the Gentiles. This, at first, was a reason for the calamities which God had brought upon the nation in the suffering of the exile, but it also contains a general principle of which that was only one specimen. They had been rebellious, and God had brought this calamity upon them. It would be also true in future times, that he would reject them and offer salvation to the pagan world, and would be found by those who had never sought for him or called on his name.
LibraryEarly Lessons in the Life of Faith
"I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications."--Psalm 116:1. WHEN a very little child, so young I can remember nothing earlier, a severe thunderstorm passed over our home. Terrified, I ran to my mother, who placed my hands together, and pointing upward repeated over and over again the one word "Jesus." More than fifty years have passed since that day, but the impression left upon my child-mind, of a Being invisible but able to hear and help, has never been effaced. * …
Rosalind Goforth—How I Know God Answers Prayer
The Sun Rising Upon a Dark World
Covenanting Predicted in Prophecy.
Difficulties and Objections
But as for Israel He says, "ALL THE DAY LONG I HAVE STRETCHED OUT MY HANDS TO A DISOBEDIENT AND OBSTINATE PEOPLE."
He plans wickedness upon his bed; He sets himself on a path that is not good; He does not despise evil.
"But My people did not listen to My voice, And Israel did not obey Me.
"So I gave them over to the stubbornness of their heart, To walk in their own devices.
"Because I called and you refused, I stretched out my hand and no one paid attention;
Listen, O heavens, and hear, O earth; For the LORD speaks, "Sons I have reared and brought up, But they have revolted against Me.
Your rulers are rebels And companions of thieves; Everyone loves a bribe And chases after rewards. They do not defend the orphan, Nor does the widow's plea come before them.
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