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Isaiah 66:1–2

True Worship and False

66 Thus says the Lord:

a“Heaven is My throne,

And earth is My footstool.

Where is the house that you will build Me?

And where is the place of My rest?

2 For all those things My hand has made,

And all those things exist,”

Says the Lord.

b“But on this one will I look:

cOn him who is poor and of a contrite spirit,

And who trembles at My word.

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Isaiah 66:1–2 — The New International Version (NIV)

This is what the Lord says:

“Heaven is my throne,

and the earth is my footstool.

Where is the house you will build for me?

Where will my resting place be?

Has not my hand made all these things,

and so they came into being?”

declares the Lord.

“These are the ones I look on with favor:

those who are humble and contrite in spirit,

and who tremble at my word.

Isaiah 66:1–2 — English Standard Version (ESV)

Thus says the Lord:

“Heaven is my throne,

and the earth is my footstool;

what is the house that you would build for me,

and what is the place of my rest?

All these things my hand has made,

and so all these things came to be,

declares the Lord.

But this is the one to whom I will look:

he who is humble and contrite in spirit

and trembles at my word.

Isaiah 66:1–2 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Thus saith the Lord,

The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool:

Where is the house that ye build unto me?

And where is the place of my rest?

For all those things hath mine hand made,

And all those things have been, saith the Lord:

But to this man will I look,

Even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit,

And trembleth at my word.

Isaiah 66:1–2 — New Living Translation (NLT)

This is what the Lord says:

“Heaven is my throne,

and the earth is my footstool.

Could you build me a temple as good as that?

Could you build me such a resting place?

My hands have made both heaven and earth;

they and everything in them are mine.

I, the Lord, have spoken!

“I will bless those who have humble and contrite hearts,

who tremble at my word.

Isaiah 66:1–2 — New Century Version (NCV)

This is what the Lord says:

“Heaven is my throne,

and the earth is my footstool.

So do you think you can build a house for me?

Do I need a place to rest?

My hand made all things.

All things are here because I made them,”

says the Lord.

“These are the people I am pleased with:

those who are not proud or stubborn

and who fear my word.

Isaiah 66:1–2 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Thus saith Jehovah, Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: what manner of house will ye build unto me? and what place shall be my rest? For all these things hath my hand made, and so all these things came to be, saith Jehovah: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and that trembleth at my word.

Isaiah 66:1–2 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Thus saith Jehovah: The heavens are my throne, and the earth is my footstool: what is the house that ye will build unto me? and what is the place of my rest? Even all these things hath my hand made, and all these things have been, saith Jehovah. But to this man will I look: to the afflicted and contrite in spirit, and who trembleth at my word.

Isaiah 66:1–2 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

This is what the Lord says:

Heaven is my throne.

The earth is my footstool.

Where can you build a house or resting place for me?

I have made all these things.

“That is why all these things have come into being,”

declares the Lord.

I will pay attention to those

who are humble and sorry for their sins

and who tremble at my word.

Isaiah 66:1–2 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

This is what the Lord says:

Heaven is My throne,

and earth is My footstool.

What house could you possibly build for Me?

And what place could be My home?

My hand made all these things,

and so they all came into being.

This is the Lord’s declaration.

I will look favorably on this kind of person:

one who is humble, submissive in spirit,

and trembles at My word.

Isaiah 66:1–2 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Thus says the Lord:

Heaven is my throne

and the earth is my footstool;

what is the house that you would build for me,

and what is my resting place?

All these things my hand has made,

and so all these things are mine,

says the Lord.

But this is the one to whom I will look,

to the humble and contrite in spirit,

who trembles at my word.

Isaiah 66:1–2 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Thus says Yahweh:

“Heaven is my throne,

and the earth is the footstool for my feet.

Where is this house that you would build for me?

And where is this resting place for me?

And my hand has made all these things,

and all these came to be,”

declares Yahweh, “but I look to this one:

to the humble and the contrite of spirit

and the one frightened at my word.

Isaiah 66:1–2 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

The Lord says,

“Heaven is my throne.

The earth is under my control.

So how could you ever build a house for me?

Where would my resting place be?

Didn’t my powerful hand make everything?

That is how all things were created,”

announces the Lord.

“The person I value is not proud.

He is sorry for the wrong things he has done.

He has great respect for what I say.

Isaiah 66:1–2 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Thus says the Lord,

Heaven is My throne and the earth is My footstool.

Where then is a house you could build for Me?

And where is a place that I may rest?

“For My hand made all these things,

Thus all these things came into being,” declares the Lord.

“But to this one I will look,

To him who is humble and contrite of spirit, and who trembles at My word.