I answered, 1 “Who would listen if I spoke to them and warned them? 2 Their ears are so closed 3 that they cannot hear! Indeed, 4 what the Lord says is offensive to them. They do not like it at all. 5
To whom can I speak and give warning? Who will listen to me? Their ears are closed so that they cannot hear. The word of the LORD is offensive to them; they find no pleasure in it.
To whom shall I speak and give warning That they may hear? Behold, their ears are closed And they cannot listen. Behold, the word of the LORD has become a reproach to them; They have no delight in it.
To whom can I give warning? Who will listen when I speak? Their ears are closed, and they cannot hear. They scorn the word of the LORD. They don’t want to listen at all.
"I've got something to say. Is anybody listening? I've a warning to post. Will anyone notice? It's hopeless! Their ears are stuffed with wax--deaf as a post, blind as a bat. It's hopeless! They've tuned out GOD. They don't want to hear from me.
To whom am I to give word, witnessing so that they may take note? see, their ears are stopped, and they are not able to give attention: see, the word of the Lord has been a cause of shame to them, they have no delight in it.
To whom shall I speak and give warning, that they may hear? See, their ears are closed, they cannot listen. The word of the LORD is to them an object of scorn; they take no pleasure in it.
To whom shall I speak and give warning, That they may hear? Indeed their ear is uncircumcised, And they cannot give heed. Behold, the word of the LORD is a reproach to them; They have no delight in it.
To whom shall I speak
and give warning
that they may hear
behold, their ear
and they cannot
behold, the word
of the LORD
is unto them a reproach
they have no delight
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I answered, “Who
if I spoke
to them and warned
them? Their ears
are so closed
that they cannot
to them. They do not
like itat all.
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1 tn These words are not in the text but are supplied in the translation for clarity.
2 tn Or “To whom shall I speak? To whom shall I give warning? Who will listen?” Heb “Unto whom shall I speak and give warning that they may listen?”
3 tn Heb “are uncircumcised.”
4 tn Heb “Behold!”
5 tn Heb “They do not take pleasure in it.”