New American Standard Bible
"Am I a God who is near," declares the LORD, "And not a God far off?
King James Bible
Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off?
Darby Bible Translation
Am I a God at hand, saith Jehovah, and not a God afar off?
World English Bible
Am I a God at hand, says Yahweh, and not a God afar off?
Young's Literal Translation
A God near am I -- an affirmation of Jehovah, And not a God afar off?
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
At hand - Or, near. An appeal to the omnipotence of God in demonstration of the wickedness of the prophets. His power is not limited, so that He can notice only things close to Him, but is universal.
LibraryA Defence of the Doctrine of Justification, by Faith in Jesus Christ;
SHEWING, TRUE GOSPEL-HOLINESS FLOWS FROM THENCE; OR, MR. FOWLER'S PRETENDED DESIGN OF CHRISTIANITY, PROVED TO BE NOTHING MORE THAN TO TRAMPLE UNDER FOOT THE BLOOD OF THE SON OF GOD; AND THE IDOLIZING OF MAN'S OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS AS ALSO, HOW WHILE HE PRETENDS TO BE A MINISTER OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND, HE OVERTHROWETH THE WHOLESOME DOCTRINE CONTAINED IN THE 10TH, 11TH, AND 13TH, OF THE THIRTY-NINE ARTICLES OF THE SAME, AND THAT HE FALLETH IN WITH THE QUAKER AND ROMANIST, AGAINST THEM. BY JOHN BUNYAN …
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3
Conversion --Varied Phenomena or Experience.
The Unity of God
Jehovah. The "I Am. "
that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us;
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. O LORD, You have searched me and known me.
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