Isaiah 64:4

“For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For since the beginning of the world men haue not heard, nor perceiued by the eare, neither hath the eye seene, O God, besides thee, what hee hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For from days of old they have not heard or perceived by ear, Nor has the eye seen a God besides You, Who acts in behalf of the one who waits for Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For from of old men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen a God besides thee, who worketh for him that waiteth for him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The ear has not had news of, or the eye seen, ... any God but you, working for the man who is waiting for him.
- Basic English Bible

Never have [men] heard, nor perceived by the ear, nor hath eye seen a God beside thee, who acteth for him that waiteth for him.
- Darby Bible

For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, besides thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.
- Webster's Bible

For from of old men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither has the eye seen a God besides you, who works for him who waits for him.
- World English Bible

Even from antiquity [men] have not heard, They have not given ear, Eye hath not seen a God save Thee, He doth work for those waiting for Him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(64:3) And whereof from of old men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen a God beside Thee, who worketh for him that waiteth for Him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 64:4


64:4 Besides thee - This is to be applied to all the wonderful works, that God at all times wrought for his people: and thus they are a plea with God, that they might well expect such things from him now, that had done such wonderful things for their fathers. Waiteth - This may be taken with reference both to the state of grace and glory, those incomprehensible things that are exhibited through Christ in the mysteries of the gospel.


Discussion for Isaiah 64

  • BSP
    This chapter shows that the Israelites were in a truly broken down state. They had damaged their relationship with Jehovah God and now they were reaping the consequences of their actions.
  • Steve morrow
    romans 9:20 nay but o man who art thou that repliest against GOD shall the thing formed say to HIM that formed it why hast thou made me thus 21 hath not the potter power over the clay of the same lump to make one vessel unto honor and another unto dishonor 22 WHAT IF GOD WILLING TO SHOW HIS WRATH AND TO MAKE HIS POWER KNOWN ENDURED WITH MUCH LONG SUFFERING THE VESSELS OF WRATH FITTED FOR DESTRUCTION
  • Robert Shenje
    A very inspirational verse that speaks to us that we are nothing without our Creator, we are like a ship without a rudder, nothing to stir it upon. For as we abide in him and seek his ways everything we ever wished for, shall be fulfilled. Our Creator completes us in everything we endeavour to do. Very inspirational verse.
  • Gauta Mopedi
    We are all his workmanship in the name of JESUS name
  • Sharon Kay hunn
    Lord Jesus Love you Lord Jesus Love Us Love Lord Jesus Lord God love you Love Lord God
  • Johnson Bamidele
    If we be righteous in our sight, our iniquities then abound but if we will seek him for forgiveness then we know not yet how the heaven rejoices over our redemption for if we forsake our sins he's faithful that called.

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