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Isaiah 59:1–2

Evil and Oppression

59 Behold, bthe Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save,

or his ear dull, that it cannot hear;

cbut your iniquities have made a separation

between you and your God,

and your sins have hidden his face from you

so that he does not hear.

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Isaiah 59:1–2 — The New International Version (NIV)

Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save,

nor his ear too dull to hear.

But your iniquities have separated

you from your God;

your sins have hidden his face from you,

so that he will not hear.

Isaiah 59:1–2 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save;

Neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:

But your iniquities have separated between you and your God,

And your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

Isaiah 59:1–2 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Listen! The Lord’s arm is not too weak to save you,

nor is his ear too deaf to hear you call.

It’s your sins that have cut you off from God.

Because of your sins, he has turned away

and will not listen anymore.

Isaiah 59:1–2 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened,

That it cannot save;

Nor His ear heavy,

That it cannot hear.

But your iniquities have separated you from your God;

And your sins have hidden His face from you,

So that He will not hear.

Isaiah 59:1–2 — New Century Version (NCV)

Surely the Lord’s power is enough to save you.

He can hear you when you ask him for help.

It is your evil that has separated

you from your God.

Your sins cause him to turn away from you,

so he does not hear you.

Isaiah 59:1–2 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Behold, Jehovah’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: but your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, so that he will not hear.

Isaiah 59:1–2 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Behold, Jehovah’s hand is not shortened that it cannot save, neither his ear heavy that it cannot hear; but your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he doth not hear.

Isaiah 59:1–2 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

The Lord is not too weak to save 

or his ear too deaf to hear. 

But your wrongs have separated you from your God, 

and your sins have made him hide his face 

so that he doesn’t hear you. 

Isaiah 59:1–2 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Indeed, the Lord’s hand is not too short to save,

and His ear is not too deaf to hear.

But your iniquities have built barriers

between you and your God,

and your sins have made Him hide His face from you

so that He does not listen.

Isaiah 59:1–2 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

See, the Lord’s hand is not too short to save,

nor his ear too dull to hear.

Rather, your iniquities have been barriers

between you and your God,

and your sins have hidden his face from you

so that he does not hear.

Isaiah 59:1–2 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Look! The hand of Yahweh is not too short to save,

and his ear is not too dull to hear.

Rather, your iniquities have been barriers between you and your God,

and your sins have hidden his face from you, from hearing.

Isaiah 59:1–2 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

People of Israel, the Lord’s arm is not too weak to save you.

His ears aren’t too deaf to hear your cry for help.

But your sins have separated you from your God.

They have caused him to turn his face away from you.

So he won’t listen to you.

Isaiah 59:1–2 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Behold, the Lord’s hand is not so short

That it cannot save;

Nor is His ear so dull

That it cannot hear.

But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God,

And your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear.


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