Isaiah 26:9

“With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

With my soule haue I desired thee in the night, yea with my spirit within me will I seeke thee early: for when thy iudgements are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learne righteousnesse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

At night my soul longs for You, Indeed, my spirit within me seeks You diligently; For when the earth experiences Your judgments The inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee earnestly: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

In the night the desire of my soul has been for you; early will my spirit be searching for you; for when your punishments come on the earth, the people of the world will get the knowledge of righteousness.
- Basic English Bible

With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.
- Darby Bible

With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yes, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
- Webster's Bible

With my soul have I desired you in the night. Yes, with my spirit within me will I seek you earnestly; for when your judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.
- World English Bible

[With] my soul I desired Thee in the night, Also, [with] my spirit within me I seek Thee earnestly, For when Thy judgments [are] on the earth, The inhabitants of the world have learned righteousness.
- Youngs Literal Bible

With my soul have I desired Thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me have I sought Thee earnestly; for when Thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 26:9


26:9 In the night - When others are sleeping, my thoughts and desires are working towards God. Early - Betimes in the morning. For - And good reason it is that we should thus desire and seek thee in the way of thy judgments, because this is the very design of thy judgments, that men should thereby be awakened to learn and return to their duty; and this is a common effect, that those who have been careless in prosperity, are made wiser and better by afflictions.


Discussion for Isaiah 26:9

  • I believe God loud afflictions and judgments so that we can turn a way from our wicked to have a righteous life in JESUS GOD BE WITH US ALL
  • This is an individual matter. Each person must come to that place where they want to seek the Lord, and won't stop until they find Him. "Seek the Lord while He may be found. Call upon Him while He is near. (Isaiah 55:6)When we rise up in the morning our hearts should be on God...when we go to sleep at night, we should meditate in His word... David said to mediate in God's law day and night. Those who stay in the Word of God and keep their minds on Him, God promises to keep that person in "perfect peace whose mind in stayed" on Him. Who will escape the wrath of God? Those washed and covered in the blood of His Son Jesus.
  • Nana yaw sackie for verse 9
    beloved,lets not sit at our comfort for God's judgement to come before we learn righteousness.it might be too late for us.our light has come so let us arise and shine.AMEN!
  • Joseph Gakura-Kenya for verse 9
    This is quite new to me.I need a prayer of inside understand.God bless you for all comments.
  • Isaac ochano for verse 9
    One thing I learnt in Isaiah 26:9 was that man needs to seek the face of God perpetually, hearing from God, trusting Him above our wealth and materialism.

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