Isaiah 65:2

2 All day long I have held out my hands to an obstinate people, who walk in ways not good, pursuing their own imaginations—

Isaiah 65:2 in Other Translations

KJV
2 I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts;
ESV
2 I spread out my hands all the day to a rebellious people, who walk in a way that is not good, following their own devices;
NLT
2 All day long I opened my arms to a rebellious people. But they follow their own evil paths and their own crooked schemes.
MSG
2 I reached out day after day to a people who turned their backs on me, People who make wrong turns, who insist on doing things their own way.
CSB
2 I spread out My hands all day long to a rebellious people who walk in the wrong path, following their own thoughts.

Isaiah 65:2 In-Context

1 “I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me; I was found by those who did not seek me. To a nation that did not call on my name, I said, ‘Here am I, here am I.’
2 All day long I have held out my hands to an obstinate people, who walk in ways not good, pursuing their own imaginations—
3 a people who continually provoke me to my very face, offering sacrifices in gardens and burning incense on altars of brick;
4 who sit among the graves and spend their nights keeping secret vigil; who eat the flesh of pigs, and whose pots hold broth of impure meat;
5 who say, ‘Keep away; don’t come near me, for I am too sacred for you!’ Such people are smoke in my nostrils, a fire that keeps burning all day.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Psalms 78:8; S Isaiah 1:2,23; Romans 10:21*
  • 2. Psalms 81:11-12; S Proverbs 24:2; Isaiah 66:18
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