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Isaiah 65:6

    Isaiah 65:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but will recompense, even recompense into their bosom,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but will recompense, even recompense into their bosom,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but will recompense, yea, I will recompense into their bosom,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    See, it is recorded before me, says the Lord: I will not keep back my hand, till I have sent punishment,

    Webster's Revision

    Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but will recompense, yea, I will recompense into their bosom,

    World English Bible

    "Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but will recompense, yes, I will recompense into their bosom,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but will recompense, yea, I will recompense into their bosom,

    Definitions for Isaiah 65:6

    Recompense - To repay; reward; restore.

    Clarke's Commentary on Isaiah 65:6

    Behold, it is written before me - Their sin is registered in heaven, calling aloud for the punishment due to it.

    I will - recompense into their bosom - The bosom is the place where the Asiatics have their pockets, and not in their skirts like the inhabitants of the west. Their loose flowing garments have scarcely any thing analogous to skirts.

    Into their bosom - For על al, ten MSS. and five editions have אל el. So again at the end of this verse, seventeen MSS. and four editions have אל al. - L.

    Barnes' Notes on Isaiah 65:6

    Behold, it is written before me - That is, the crimes of which they had been guilty, or the sentence which would be consequent thereon. The allusion is to the custom of having the decrees of kings recorded in a volume or on a table, and kept in their presence, so that they might be seen and not forgotten. An allusion to this custom of opening the books containing a record of this kind on trials, occurs in Daniel 7:10, 'The judgment was set, and the books were opened.' So also Revelation 20:12, 'And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life, and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.' So here. An impartial record had been made, and God would recompense them according to their deeds.

    I will not keep silence - Nothing shall compel me to desist from declaring a sentence which shall be just and right.

    But will recompense, even recompense - That is, I will certainly requite them. The word is repeated in accordance with the usual manner in Hebrew to denote emphasis.

    Into their bosom - (See Psalm 79:12; Jeremiah 32:18; Luke 6:38). The word bosom, here refers to a custom among the Orientals of making the bosom or front of their garments large and loose, so that articles could be carried in them, answering the purpose of our pockets (compare Exodus 4:6-7; Proverbs 6:27). The sense here is, that God would abundantly punish them for their sins.

    Wesley's Notes on Isaiah 65:6

    65:6 Behold - They may think I take no notice of these things; but I will as certainly remember them, as princes or great men that record things in writing which they would not forget.