New International Version
Listen to me, you stubborn-hearted, you who are now far from my righteousness.
King James Bible
Hearken unto me, ye stouthearted, that are far from righteousness:
Darby Bible Translation
Hearken unto me, ye stout-hearted, that are far from righteousness:
World English Bible
Listen to me, you stout-hearted, who are far from righteousness:
Young's Literal Translation
Hearken unto Me, ye mighty in heart, Who are far from righteousness.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Hearken unto me, ye stout-hearted - This is an address to the Babylonians, stubbornly bent on the practice of injustice towards the Israelites.
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'Hearken unto Me, ye stout-hearted, that are far from righteousness: I bring near My righteousness; it shall not be far off, and My salvation shall not tarry.'--ISAIAH xlvi. 12,13. God has promised that He will dwell with him that is humble and of a contrite heart. Jesus has shed the oil of His benediction on the poor in spirit. It is the men who form the exact antithesis to these characters who are addressed here. The 'stout-hearted' are those who, being untouched in conscience and ignorant of …
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The valiant lie plundered, they sleep their last sleep; not one of the warriors can lift his hands.
Those who devise wicked schemes are near, but they are far from your law.
All the people will know it-- Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria-- who say with pride and arrogance of heart,
"Listen to me, you descendants of Jacob, all the remnant of the people of Israel, you whom I have upheld since your birth, and have carried since you were born.
"Listen to this, you descendants of Jacob, you who are called by the name of Israel and come from the line of Judah, you who take oaths in the name of the LORD and invoke the God of Israel-- but not in truth or righteousness--
For I knew how stubborn you were; your neck muscles were iron, your forehead was bronze.
So justice is driven back, and righteousness stands at a distance; truth has stumbled in the streets, honesty cannot enter.
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