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Isaiah 46:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Hearken unto me, ye stout-hearted, that are far from righteousness:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Hearken unto me, ye stouthearted, that [are] far from righteousness:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Listen to Me, you stubborn-minded, Who are far from righteousness.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Hearken to me, ye stout-hearted, that [are] far from righteousness:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Hearken unto me, ye stout-hearted, that are far from righteousness:
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Hearken unto me, Ye valiant of heart,—Who are far away from righteousness:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Hearken unto Me, ye mighty in heart, Who are far from righteousness.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Hear me, O ye hardhearted, who are far from justice.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Hearken vnto me, ye stout hearted, that [are] farre from righteousnesse.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Hearken to me, ye senseless ones, that are far from righteousness:
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Hearken unto me, ye stouthearted, that [are] far from righteousness:

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Hearken 8085
{8085} Prime
A primitive root; to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively to tell, etc.).
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
unto x413
(0413) Complement
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
me, ye stouthearted, 47
{0047} Prime
For H0046.
{3820} Prime
A form of H3824; the heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the centre of anything.
that [are] far x7350
(7350) Complement
From H7368; remote, literally of figuratively, of place or time; specifically precious; often used adverbially (with preposition).
from y7350
[7350] Standard
From H7368; remote, literally of figuratively, of place or time; specifically precious; often used adverbially (with preposition).
righteousness: 6666
{6666} Prime
From H6663; rightness (abstractly), subjectively (rectitude), objectively (justice), morally (virtue) or figuratively (prosperity).
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Isaiah 46:12

_ _ stout-hearted — stubborn in resisting God (Psalms 76:5; Acts 7:51).

_ _ far from righteousness — (Isaiah 59:9; Habakkuk 2:4).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Isaiah 46:5-13.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Isaiah 46:12

Hearken to me, ye stubborn in heart, that [are] far from (l) righteousness:

(l) Who by your incredulity would prevent the performance of my promise.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Isaiah 46:3 Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, which are borne [by me] from the belly, which are carried from the womb:
Isaiah 28:23 Give ye ear, and hear my voice; hearken, and hear my speech.
Isaiah 45:20 Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye [that are] escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god [that] cannot save.
Psalms 49:1 [[To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah.]] Hear this, all [ye] people; give ear, all [ye] inhabitants of the world:
Proverbs 1:22-23 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? ... Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
Proverbs 8:1-5 Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice? ... O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.
Ephesians 5:14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
Revelation 3:17-18 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: ... I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and [that] the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

ye stouthearted:

Isaiah 48:4 Because I knew that thou [art] obstinate, and thy neck [is] an iron sinew, and thy brow brass;
Psalms 76:5 The stouthearted are spoiled, they have slept their sleep: and none of the men of might have found their hands.
Zechariah 7:11-12 But they refused to hearken, and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they should not hear. ... Yea, they made their hearts [as] an adamant stone, lest they should hear the law, and the words which the LORD of hosts hath sent in his spirit by the former prophets: therefore came a great wrath from the LORD of hosts.
Malachi 3:13-15 Your words have been stout against me, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, What have we spoken [so much] against thee? ... And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are set up; yea, [they that] tempt God are even delivered.
Acts 7:51 Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers [did], so [do] ye.


Psalms 119:150 They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law.
Psalms 119:155 Salvation [is] far from the wicked: for they seek not thy statutes.
Jeremiah 2:5 Thus saith the LORD, What iniquity have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain?
Ephesians 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
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Ps 49:1; 76:5; 119:150, 155. Pv 1:22; 8:1. Is 28:23; 45:20; 46:3; 48:4. Jr 2:5. Zc 7:11. Mal 3:13. Ac 7:51. Ep 2:13; 5:14. Rv 3:17.

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