New International Version
"If my people would only listen to me, if Israel would only follow my ways,
King James Bible
Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, and Israel had walked in my ways!
Darby Bible Translation
Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, that Israel had walked in my ways!
World English Bible
Oh that my people would listen to me, that Israel would walk in my ways!
Young's Literal Translation
O that My people were hearkening to Me, Israel in My ways would walk.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
O that my people had hearkened unto me, - Israel had walked in my ways - Nothing can be more plaintive than the original; sense and sound are surprisingly united. I scruple not to say to him who understands the Hebrew, however learned, he has never found in any poet, Greek or Latin, a finer example of deep-seated grief, unable to express itself in appropriate words without frequent interruptions of sighs and sobs, terminated with a mournful cry.
yl (m# ym( wl ישראי בדרכי יהלכו Lo ammi shomea li Yishrael bidrachi yehallechu! He who can give the proper guttural pronunciation to the letter ע ain; and gives the ו vau, and the י yod, their full Asiatic sound, not pinching them to death by a compressed and worthless European enunciation; will at once be convinced of the propriety of this remark.
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Oh, that their hearts would be inclined to fear me and keep all my commands always, so that it might go well with them and their children forever!
Hear me, my people, and I will warn you-- if you would only listen to me, Israel!
A song of ascents. Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in obedience to him.
Who handed Jacob over to become loot, and Israel to the plunderers? Was it not the LORD, against whom we have sinned? For they would not follow his ways; they did not obey his law.
If only you had paid attention to my commands, your peace would have been like a river, your well-being like the waves of the sea.
but I gave them this command: Obey me, and I will be your God and you will be my people. Walk in obedience to all I command you, that it may go well with you.
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