New American Standard Bible
Because they turned aside from following Him, And had no regard for any of His ways;
King James Bible
Because they turned back from him, and would not consider any of his ways:
Darby Bible Translation
Because they have turned back from him, and would consider none of his ways;
World English Bible
because they turned aside from following him, and wouldn't pay attention to any of his ways,
Young's Literal Translation
Because that against right They have turned aside from after Him, And none of His ways have considered wisely,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Because they turned back from him - Margin, "from after him." That is, they receded, or went away from God.
And would not consider any of his ways - They would not regard or attend to any of his commands. The word way, in the Scriptures, is often used to denote "religion." A "way" denotes the course of life which one leads; the path in which he walks. The "ways of God" denote his course or plan, his precepts or laws; and to depart from them, or to disregard them, is only another mode of saying that a man has no religion.
DEAR FRIENDS, it is never wise to dispute with God. Let a man strive with his fellow, but not with his Maker. If we must discuss any point, let it be with imperfect beings like ourselves, but not with the infallible and infinitely wise God; for, in most of our discussions, these questions wilt come back to us, "Should it be according to thy mind? Art thou master? Is everyone to be subordinate to thee?" I am going to speak, this evening, to those who have a quarrel with God concerning the way of salvation. …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 46: 1900
Whether Predestination is Certain
Thoughts Upon Worldly-Riches. Sect. Ii.
Directions to Awakened Sinners.
1 Samuel 15:11
"I regret that I have made Saul king, for he has turned back from following Me and has not carried out My commands." And Samuel was distressed and cried out to the LORD all night.
"They say to God, 'Depart from us! We do not even desire the knowledge of Your ways.
Their banquets are accompanied by lyre and harp, by tambourine and flute, and by wine; But they do not pay attention to the deeds of the LORD, Nor do they consider the work of His hands.
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