Isaiah 65:1

“I am sought of them that asked not for me; I am found of them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that was not called by my name.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I am sought of them that asked not for me: I am found of them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, vnto a nation that was not called by my name.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"I permitted Myself to be sought by those who did not ask {for Me;} I permitted Myself to be found by those who did not seek Me. I said, 'Here am I, here am I,' To a nation which did not call on My name.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I am inquired of by them that asked not `for me'; I am found of them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that was not called by my name.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I have been ready to give an answer to those who did not make prayer to me; I have been offering myself to those who were not searching for me; I said, Here am I, here am I, to a nation which gave no respect to my name.
- Basic English Bible

I am sought out of them that inquired not [for me], I am found of them that sought me not; I have said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that was not called by my name.
- Darby Bible

I am sought by them that asked not for me; I am found by them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, to a nation that was not called by my name.
- Webster's Bible

I am inquired of by those who didn't ask; I am found by those who didn't seek me: I said, See me, see me, to a nation that was not called by my name.
- World English Bible

I have been inquired of by those who asked not, I have been found by those who sought Me not, I have said, `Behold Me, behold Me,' Unto a nation not calling in My name.
- Youngs Literal Bible

I gave access to them that asked not for Me, I was at hand to them that sought Me not; I said: 'Behold Me, behold Me', unto a nation that was not called by My name.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 65:1


65:1 I am, &c. - This in the primary sense of this text, is a prophecy of the conversion of the Gentiles, upon the rejection of the Jews; for their contempt and crucifying of Christ, cannot be doubted by any, who will not arrogate to themselves a greater ability to interpret the prophesies of the Old Testament, than St. Paul had, who, #Rom 10:20|, expressly so interprets it, and applies it, which shews the vanity of the Jews in their other interpretations of it. Sought - The word signifies properly a diligent enquiry in things relating to God. Asked not - That in times past made no enquiry after me; l am now found by them that formerly sought me not. I said - I invited whole nations by the preaching of my gospel to behold me, and that with importunity, doubling my words upon them, and this I did unto a nation not called by my name, with whom I was not in covenant.


Discussion for Isaiah 65

  • Nobele
    Word of God remembering we are nothing only clay pot in front of God Almighty
  • BSP
    The latter part of this chapter shows the blessings that the repentant remnant of Israelites enjoyed and it foretells the blessings that we can experience under the rule of God's Kingdom in the future.
  • Wayne
    Matt. 24:35; Jesus states Heaven and earth shall pass away. As in 2 Peter.
  • Barbara B.
    How wonderful and mighty is our God. Oh how I pray the sinners eyes could be open to see what the devils reward will be-hell-. I love the Lord God more and more.
  • Wayne
    Let no man judge you in meat and in drink or in respect of an Holy day, the new moon, or the Sabbath days. But the body is of Christ. Col 2:16.
  • R stephenson
    Verses 17-25 are a wonderful promise of heaven. We get to see a glimpse of Life after the earth has been re-created (after the 2nd coming) These promises are for anyone who accepts Jesus as their personal savior. By worshipping on the seventh day Sabbath we acknowledge his mark of authority.

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