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Isaiah 65:1–2

Judgment and Salvation

65 gI was ready to be sought by hthose who did not ask for me;

I was ready to be found by those who did not seek me.

I said, “Here I am, here I am,”

to a nation that was not called by1 my name.

iI spread out my hands all the day

to a rebellious people,

who walk in a way that is not good,

following their own devices;

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Isaiah 65:1–2 — The New International Version (NIV)

“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.’

All day long I have held out my hands

to an obstinate people,

who walk in ways not good,

pursuing their own imaginations—

Isaiah 65:1–2 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

I am sought of them that asked not for me;

I am found of them that sought me not:

I said, Behold me, behold me,

Unto a nation that was not called by my name.

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;

Isaiah 65:1–2 — New Living Translation (NLT)

The Lord says,

“I was ready to respond, but no one asked for help.

I was ready to be found, but no one was looking for me.

I said, ‘Here I am, here I am!’

to a nation that did not call on my name.

All day long I opened my arms to a rebellious people.

But they follow their own evil paths

and their own crooked schemes.

Isaiah 65:1–2 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

“I was sought by those who did not ask for Me;

I was found by those who did not seek Me.

I said, ‘Here I am, here I am,’

To a nation that was not called by My name.

I have stretched out My hands all day long to a rebellious people,

Who walk in a way that is not good,

According to their own thoughts;

Isaiah 65:1–2 — New Century Version (NCV)

The Lord says, “I made myself known to people who were not looking for me.

I was found by those who were not asking me for help.

I said, ‘Here I am. Here I am,’

to a nation that was not praying to me.

All day long I stood ready to accept

people who turned against me,

but the way they continue to live is not good;

they do anything they want to do.

Isaiah 65:1–2 — American Standard Version (ASV)

I am inquired of by them that asked not for me; I am found of them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that was not called by my name. 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;

Isaiah 65:1–2 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

I am sought out of them that inquired not for me, I am found of them that sought me not; I have said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that was not called by my name. I have stretched out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, who walk in a way not good, after their own thoughts;

Isaiah 65:1–2 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

I was ready to answer those who didn’t ask. 

I was found by those who weren’t looking for me. 

I said, “Here I am! Here I am!” 

to a nation that didn’t worship me. 

I stretched out my hands all day long to stubborn people. 

They chose to go the wrong direction. 

They followed their own plans. 

Isaiah 65:1–2 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

“I was sought by those who did not ask;

I was found by those who did not seek Me.

I said: Here I am, here I am,

to a nation that was not called by My name.

I spread out My hands all day long

to a rebellious people

who walk in the wrong path,

following their own thoughts.

Isaiah 65:1–2 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

I was ready to be sought out by those who did not ask,

to be found by those who did not seek me.

I said, “Here I am, here I am,”

to a nation that did not call on my name.

I held out my hands all day long

to a rebellious people,

who walk in a way that is not good,

following their own devices;

Isaiah 65:1–2 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

“I let myself be sought by those who did not ask;

I let myself be found by those who did not seek me.

I said, ‘Here I am; here I am!’ to a nation that did not call on my name;

I spread out my hands all day to a stubborn people,

those who walk after their thoughts in the way that is not good,

Isaiah 65:1–2 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

The Lord says, “I made myself known to those who were not asking for me.

I was found by those who were not trying to find me.

I spoke to a nation that did not pray to me.

‘Here I am,’ I said. ‘Here I am.’

All day long I have held out my hands

to welcome a stubborn nation.

They lead sinful lives.

They go where their evil thoughts take them.

Isaiah 65:1–2 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

“I permitted Myself to be sought by those who did not ask for Me;

I permitted Myself to be found by those who did not seek Me.

I said, ‘Here am I, here am I,’

To a nation which did not call on My name.

“I have spread out My hands all day long to a rebellious people,

Who walk in the way which is not good, following their own thoughts,


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