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Isaiah 65:2

    Isaiah 65:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I have spread out my hands all the day to a rebellious people, which walks in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, that walk in a way that is not good, after their own thoughts;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    All day my hands have been stretched out to an uncontrolled people, who go in an evil way, after the purposes of their hearts;

    Webster's Revision

    I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, that walk in a way that is not good, after their own thoughts;

    World English Bible

    I have spread out my hands all the day to a rebellious people, who walk in a way that is not good, after their own thoughts;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that is not good, after their own thoughts;

    Barnes' Notes on Isaiah 65:2

    I have spread out my hands - To spread out the hands is an action denoting invitation or entreaty Proverbs 1:24. The sense is, that God had invited the Jews constantly to partake of his favors, but they had been rebellious, and had rejected his offers.

    All the day - I have not ceased to do it. The Chaldee renders this, 'I sent my prophets all the day to a rebellious people.'

    Unto a rebellious people - (See the notes at Isaiah 1:2). Paul renders this, Πρὸς λαον ἀπειθοῦντα καὶ ἀντιλέγοντα Pros laon apeithounta kai antilegonta - 'Unto a disobedient and gainsaying people;' but the sense is substantially preserved.

    Which walketh - In what way they did this, the prophet specifies in the following verse. This is the general reason why he had rejected them, and why he had resolved to make the offer of salvation to the Gentiles. This, at first, was a reason for the calamities which God had brought upon the nation in the suffering of the exile, but it also contains a general principle of which that was only one specimen. They had been rebellious, and God had brought this calamity upon them. It would be also true in future times, that he would reject them and offer salvation to the pagan world, and would be found by those who had never sought for him or called on his name.

    Wesley's Notes on Isaiah 65:2

    65:2 I have spread - Applied to the Jews, Rom 10:21. I have stretched out my hands, I have used all means to reduce them, I have stretched out the hands of a passionate orator to persuade them, of a liberal benefactor to load them with my benefits; this I have done continually in the whole course of my providence with them.