Isaiah 48:18

“O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

O that thou haddest hearkened to my commandements! then had thy peace beene as a riuer, and thy righteousnesse as the waues of the sea.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"If only you had paid attention to My commandments! Then your well-being would have been like a river, And your righteousness like the waves of the sea.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Oh that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea:
- American Standard Version (1901)

If only you had given ear to my orders, then your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness as the waves of the sea:
- Basic English Bible

Oh that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! Then would thy peace have been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea;
- Darby Bible

O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea:
- Webster's Bible

Oh that you had listened to my commandments! then your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea:
- World English Bible

O that thou hadst attended to My commands, Then as a river is thy peace, And thy righteousness as billows of the sea,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Oh that thou wouldest hearken to My commandments! then would thy peace be as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 48:18


48:18 As the waves - Infinite and continual.


Discussion for Isaiah 48:18

  • Nice image here. Peace as a river (without waves), and righteousness as the waves of the sea, not calm and dead as a river with no waves.

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