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Isaiah 58:2

2 Yet they seek Me daily,

And delight to know My ways,

As a nation that did righteousness,

And did not forsake the ordinance of their God.

They ask of Me the ordinances of justice;

They take delight in approaching God.

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Isaiah 58:2 — The New International Version (NIV)

For day after day they seek me out;

they seem eager to know my ways,

as if they were a nation that does what is right

and has not forsaken the commands of its God.

They ask me for just decisions

and seem eager for God to come near them.

Isaiah 58:2 — English Standard Version (ESV)

Yet they seek me daily

and delight to know my ways,

as if they were a nation that did righteousness

and did not forsake the judgment of their God;

they ask of me righteous judgments;

they delight to draw near to God.

Isaiah 58:2 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Yet they seek me daily,

And delight to know my ways,

As a nation that did righteousness,

And forsook not the ordinance of their God:

They ask of me the ordinances of justice;

They take delight in approaching to God.

Isaiah 58:2 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Yet they act so pious!

They come to the Temple every day

and seem delighted to learn all about me.

They act like a righteous nation

that would never abandon the laws of its God.

They ask me to take action on their behalf,

pretending they want to be near me.

Isaiah 58:2 — New Century Version (NCV)

They still come every day looking for me

and want to learn my ways.

They act just like a nation that does what is right,

that obeys the commands of its God.

They ask me to judge them fairly.

They want God to be near them.

Isaiah 58:2 — American Standard Version (ASV)

Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways: as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God, they ask of me righteous judgments; they delight to draw near unto God.

Isaiah 58:2 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that doeth righteousness, and hath not forsaken the ordinance of their God; they ask of me the ordinances of righteousness, they take delight in approaching to God:

Isaiah 58:2 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

They look for me every day and want to know my ways. 

They act as if they were a nation that has done what is right 

and as if they haven’t disregarded God’s judgment ⸤on them⸥. 

They ask me for just decrees. 

They want God to be near them. 

Isaiah 58:2 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

They seek Me day after day

and delight to know My ways,

like a nation that does what is right

and does not abandon the justice of their God.

They ask Me for righteous judgments;

they delight in the nearness of God.”

Isaiah 58:2 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Yet day after day they seek me

and delight to know my ways,

as if they were a nation that practiced righteousness

and did not forsake the ordinance of their God;

they ask of me righteous judgments,

they delight to draw near to God.

Isaiah 58:2 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Yet they seek me day by day,

and they desire the knowledge of my ways

like a nation that practiced righteousness,

and had not forsaken the judgment of its God;

they ask me for righteous judgments,

they desire the closeness of God.

Isaiah 58:2 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

Day after day they worship me.

They seem ready and willing to know how I want them to live.

They act as if they were a nation that does what is right.

They act as if they have not turned away from my commands.

They claim to want me to give them fair decisions.

They seem ready and willing to come near and worship me.

Isaiah 58:2 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

“Yet they seek Me day by day and delight to know My ways,

As a nation that has done righteousness

And has not forsaken the ordinance of their God.

They ask Me for just decisions,

They delight in the nearness of God.


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