What does Isaiah 59:11 mean?
ESV: We all growl like bears; we moan and moan like doves; we hope for justice, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far from us.
NIV: We all growl like bears; we moan mournfully like doves. We look for justice, but find none; for deliverance, but it is far away.
NASB: All of us growl like bears, And moan sadly like doves; We hope for justice, but there is none; For salvation, but it is far from us.
CSB: We all growl like bears and moan like doves. We hope for justice, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far from us.
NLT: We growl like hungry bears; we moan like mournful doves. We look for justice, but it never comes. We look for rescue, but it is far away from us.
KJV: We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us.
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Isaiah is among the most important prophetic books in the entire Bible. The first segment details God's impending judgment against ancient peoples for sin and idolatry (Isaiah 1—35). The second part of Isaiah briefly explains a failed assault on Jerusalem during the rule of Hezekiah (Isaiah 36—39). The final chapters predict Israel's rescue from Babylonian captivity (Isaiah 40—48), the promised Messiah (Isaiah 49—57), and the final glory of Jerusalem and God's people (Isaiah 58—66).
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