NASB — Isaiah 59 — KJV

Separation from God

  1 Behold, athe LORDS hand is not so short
  That it cannot save;
  bNor is His ear so dull
  That it cannot hear.
  2 But your ainiquities have made a separation between you and your God,
  And your sins have hidden [His] Iface from you so that He does bnot hear.
  3 For your ahands are defiled with blood
  And your fingers with iniquity;
  Your lips have spoken bfalsehood,
  Your tongue mutters wickedness.
  4 aNo one sues righteously and bno one pleads Ihonestly.
  They ctrust in confusion and speak lies;
  They dconceive mischief and bring forth iniquity.
  5 They hatch adders’ eggs and aweave the spider’s web;
  He who eats of their eggs dies,
  And [from] that which is crushed a snake breaks forth.
  6 Their webs will not become clothing,
  Nor will they acover themselves with their works;
  Their bworks are works of iniquity,
  And an cact of violence is in their Ihands.
  7 aTheir feet run to evil,
  And they hasten to shed innocent blood;
  bTheir thoughts are thoughts of iniquity,
  Devastation and destruction are in their highways.
  8 They do not know the away of peace,
  And there is bno justice in their tracks;
  They have made their paths crooked,
  cWhoever treads on Ithem does not know peace.

[1] aNu 11:23; Is 50:2; Jr 32:17 bIs 58:9; 65:24; Ezk 8:18
[2] ISo versions; M.T. faces aIs 1:15; 50:1 bIs 58:4
[3] aIs 1:15, 21; Jr 2:30, 34; Ezk 7:23; Ho 4:2 bIs 28:15; 30:9; 59:13
[4] ILit in truth aIs 5:7; 59:14 bIs 59:14, 15 cIs 30:12; Jr 7:4, 8 dJb 15:35; Ps 7:14; Is 33:11
[5] aJb 8:14
[6] ILit palms aIs 28:20 bIs 57:12; Jr 6:7 cIs 58:4; Ezk 7:11
[7] aPv 1:16; 6:17; Ro 3:15-17 bIs 65:2; 66:18; Mk 7:21, 22
[8] ILit it aLk 1:79 bIs 59:9, 11; Ho 4:1 cIs 57:20, 21

A Confession of Wickedness

  9 ¶ Therefore ajustice is far from us,
  And righteousness does not overtake us;
  We bhope for light, but behold, darkness,
  For brightness, but we walk in gloom.
  10 We agrope along the wall like blind men,
  We grope like those who have no eyes;
  We bstumble at midday as in the twilight,
  Among those who are vigorous [we are] clike dead men.
  11 All of us growl like bears,
  And amoan sadly like doves;
  We hope for bjustice, but there is none,
  For salvation, [but] it is far from us.
  12 For our atransgressions are multiplied before You,
  And our bsins Itestify against us;
  For our transgressions are with us,
  And IIwe know our iniquities:
  13 Transgressing and adenying the LORD,
  And turning away from our God,
  Speaking boppression and revolt,
  Conceiving [in] and cuttering from the heart lying words.
  14 aJustice is turned back,
  And brighteousness stands far away;
  For truth has stumbled in the street,
  And uprightness cannot enter.
  15 Yes, truth is lacking;
  And he who turns aside from evil amakes himself a prey.
  Now the LORD saw,
  And it was Idispleasing in His sight bthat there was no justice.
  16 And He saw that there was ano man,
  And was astonished that there was no one to intercede;
  Then His bown arm brought salvation to Him,
  And His righteousness upheld Him.
  17 He put on arighteousness like a breastplate,
  And a bhelmet of salvation on His head;
  And He put on cgarments of vengeance for clothing
  And wrapped Himself with dzeal as a mantle.
  18 aAccording to [their] Ideeds, IIso He will repay,
  Wrath to His adversaries, recompense to His enemies;
  To the coastlands He will IIImake recompense.
  19 So they will fear the name of the LORD from the awest
  And His glory from the brising of the sun,
  For He will ccome like a Irushing stream
  Which the wind of the LORD drives.
  20 “A aRedeemer will come to Zion,
  And to those who bturn from transgression in Jacob,” declares the LORD.

[9] aIs 59:14 bIs 5:30; 8:21, 22
[10] aDt 28:29; Jb 5:14 bIs 8:14, 15; 28:13 cLm 3:6
[11] aIs 38:14; Ezk 7:16 bIs 59:9, 14
[12] ILit answer IILit our iniquities we know them aEzr 9:6; Is 58:1 bIs 3:9; Jr 14:7; Ho 5:5
[13] aJsh 24:27; Pv 30:9; Mt 10:33; Tit 1:16 bIs 5:7; 30:12; Jr 9:3, 4 cIs 59:3, 4; Mk 7:21, 22
[14] aIs 1:21; 5:7 bIs 46:12; Hab 1:4
[15] IOr evil aIs 5:23; 10:2; 29:21; 32:7 bIs 1:21-23
[16] aIs 41:28; 63:5; Ezk 22:30 bPs 98:1; Is 52:10; 63:5
[17] aEp 6:14 bEp 6:17; 1Th 5:8 cIs 63:2, 3 dIs 9:7; 37:32; Zc 1:14
[18] ILit recompense IILit accordingly IIILit repay aJb 34:11; Is 65:6, 7; 66:6; Jr 17:10
[19] ILit narrow aIs 49:12 bPs 113:3 cIs 30:28; 66:12
[20] aRo 11:26 bEzk 18:30, 31; Ac 2:38, 39

21 ¶ “As for Me, this is My acovenant with them,” says the LORD: “My bSpirit which is upon you, and My cwords which I have put in your mouth shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your Ioffspring, nor from the mouth of your Ioffspring’s offspring,” says the LORD, “from now and forever.”

[21] ILit seed aJr 31:31-34; Ro 11:27 bIs 11:2; 32:15; 44:3 cIs 55:11


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The damnable nature of sin.

1 ¶ Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: 2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid [his] face from you, that he will not hear.

[1] Gn 18:14; Nu 11:23; Is 6:10; 50:2; 63:1; Jr 32:17; Mt 13:15; He 7:25.
[2] Dt 31:17; 32:19, 20; Jsh 7:11; Pv 15:29; Is 50:1; 57:17; Jr 5:25; Ezk 39:23, 29; Mi 3:4.

The sins of the Jews.

3 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness. 4 None calleth for justice, nor [any] pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity. 5 They hatch cockatrice' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper. 6 Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works [are] works of iniquity, and the act of violence [is] in their hands. 7 Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts [are] thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction [are] in their paths. 8 The way of peace they know not; and [there is] no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.

[3] Is 1:15, 21; Jr 2:30, 34; 7:8; 9:3; 22:17; Ezk 7:23; 9:9; 13:8; 22:2; 35:6; Ho 4:2; 7:3, 13; Mi 3:10; 6:12; 7:2; Mt 27:4; 1Ti 4:2.
[4] Jb 15:31, 35; Ps 7:13; 62:4, 10; Pv 4:16; Is 30:12; 59:3, 13, 16; Jr 5:1, 4; 7:4, 8; Ezk 22:29; Mi 2:1; 7:2; Jm 1:15.
[5] Pv 23:32; Is 14:29; Mt 3:7; 12:34.
[6] Gn 6:11; Jb 8:14; Ps 58:2; Is 5:7; 28:18; 30:1, 12; 57:12; 64:6; Jr 6:7; Ezk 7:11, 23; Am 3:10; 6:3; Mi 2:1, 8; 3:1; 6:12; Hab 1:2; Zp 1:9; 3:3; Ro 3:20; 4:6; Rv 3:17.
[7] Pv 1:16; 6:17; 15:26; 24:9; Is 59:3; 60:18; Jr 22:17; Lm 4:13; Ezk 9:9; 22:6; Mt 23:31; Mk 7:21; Ac 8:20; Ro 3:15, 16; Rv 17:6.
[8] Ps 58:1; 125:5; Pv 2:15; 3:17; 28:18; Is 5:7; 48:22; 57:20; 59:14; Jr 5:1; Ho 4:1; Am 6:1; Mt 23:23; Lk 1:79; Ro 3:17.

Calamity is for sin.

9 ¶ Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, [but] we walk in darkness. 10 We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if [we had] no eyes: we stumble at noonday as in the night; [we are] in desolate places as dead [men]. 11 We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, but [there is] none; for salvation, [but] it is far off from us. 12 For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions [are] with us; and [as for] our iniquities, we know them; 13 In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood. 14 And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. 15 Yea, truth faileth; and he [that] departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the LORD saw [it], and it displeased him that [there was] no judgment.

[9] Jb 30:26; Is 5:30; Jr 8:15; 14:19; Lm 5:16; Am 5:18; Mi 1:12; Hab 1:13; 1Th 5:3.
[10] Dt 28:29; Jb 5:14; Pv 4:19; Jr 13:16; Lm 3:6; 4:14; Am 8:9; Jn 11:9; 12:35, 40; 1Jn 2:11.
[11] Jb 30:28; Ps 32:3; 38:8; 85:9; 119:155; Is 38:14; 51:20; Jr 8:15; 9:1; Ezk 7:16; Ho 7:14.
[12] Ezr 9:6, 13; Ne 9:33; Is 1:4; Jr 3:2; 5:3, 25; 7:8; 14:7; Ezk 5:6; 7:23; 8:8; 16:51; 22:2, 24; 23:2; 24:6; Dn 9:5; Ho 4:2; 5:5; 7:10; Mt 23:32; Ro 3:19; 1Th 2:15.
[13] Ps 18:21; 78:36; Is 31:6; 32:6; 48:8; 57:11; Jr 2:13, 19; 3:10, 20; 5:23; 9:2; 17:13; 32:40; 42:20; Ezk 6:9; 18:25; Ho 1:2; 6:7; 7:13; 11:12; Mt 12:34; Mk 7:21; Ac 5:3; Ro 3:10; He 3:12; Jm 1:15; 3:6.
[14] Ps 82:2; Ec 3:16; Is 5:23; 10:1; 59:4; Jr 5:27, 31; Am 5:7, 11; Mi 3:9; 7:3; Hab 1:4; Zp 3:1.
[15] Gn 38:10; 2S 11:27; 2K 9:11; 2Ch 21:7; Ps 5:9; 12:1; Is 48:1; Jr 5:1; 7:28; 29:26; Ho 4:1; 9:7; Mi 7:2; Hab 1:13; Mk 3:21; Jn 8:52; 10:20; Ac 9:1, 23; 26:24; Ro 8:36; 2Co 5:13; He 11:36; 1Jn 3:11.

Salvation is only of God.

16 ¶ And he saw that [there was] no man, and wondered that [there was] no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him. 17 For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance [for] clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloke. 18 According to [their] deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to his adversaries, recompence to his enemies; to the islands he will repay recompence. 19 So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.

[16] Gn 18:23; Ps 98:1; 106:23; Is 50:2; 52:10; 63:3; 64:7; Jr 5:1; Ezk 22:30; Mk 6:6.
[17] Dt 32:35; Jb 29:14; Ps 69:9; 94:1; Is 9:7; 11:5; 51:9; 63:15; Zc 1:14; Jn 2:17; Ro 13:12; 2Co 6:7; Ep 6:14, 17; 1Th 5:8; 2Th 1:8; He 10:30; Rv 19:11.
[18] Jb 34:11; Ps 18:24; 21:8; 62:12; Is 1:24; 49:25; 63:3, 6; 66:15; Jr 17:10; 50:29; Lm 4:11; Ezk 5:13; 6:12; 38:18; Na 1:2; Mt 16:27; Lk 19:27; 21:22; Ro 2:6; Rv 16:19; 19:15; 20:12.
[19] Ps 22:27; 102:15; 113:3; Is 11:9, 10; 24:14; 49:12; 66:18; Dn 7:27; Zp 3:8; Zc 4:6; Mal 1:11; 2Th 2:8; Rv 11:15; 12:10, 15; 17:14; 20:1.

The Covenant of the Redeemer.

20 ¶ And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD. 21 As for me, this [is] my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that [is] upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever.

[20] Dt 30:1; Ezk 18:30; Dn 9:13; Ob 1:17; Ac 2:36; 3:19, 26; 26:20; Ro 11:26; Tit 2:11; He 12:14.
[21] Is 11:1; 49:8; 51:16; 55:3; 61:1; Jr 31:31; 32:38; Ezk 36:25; 37:25; 39:25; Jn 1:33; 3:34; 4:14; 7:16, 39; 8:38; 17:8; Ro 8:9; 1Co 15:3; 2Co 3:8, 17; He 8:6; 10:16.


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