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Psalm 78:1-2 New King James Version (NKJV)

God’s Kindness to Rebellious Israel

A Contemplation[a] of Asaph.

78 Give ear, O my people, to my law;
Incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
I will open my mouth in a parable;
I will utter [b]dark sayings of old,

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 78:1 Heb. Maschil
  2. Psalm 78:2 obscure sayings or riddles
New King James Version (NKJV)

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Psalm 78:1-2 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

God’s Guidance of His People in Spite of Their Unfaithfulness.

A [a]Maskil of Asaph.

78 Listen, my people, to my [b]instruction;
Incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
I will open my mouth in a parable;
I will tell riddles of old,

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 78 Title Possibly, Contemplative; or Didactic; or Skillful Psalm
  2. Psalm 78:1 Or law, teaching
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Psalm 78:1-2 Amplified Bible (AMP)

God’s Guidance of His People in Spite of Their Unfaithfulness.

A skillful song, or a didactic or reflective poem, of Asaph.

78 Listen, O my people, to my teaching;
Incline your ears to the words of my mouth [and be willing to learn].

I will open my mouth in a parable [to instruct using examples];
I will utter dark and puzzling sayings of old [that contain important truth]—

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Psalm 78:1-2 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 78

A maskil[a] of Asaph.

My people, hear my teaching;
    listen to the words of my mouth.
I will open my mouth with a parable;
    I will utter hidden things, things from of old—

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 78:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term
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Psalm 78:1-2 King James Version (KJV)

78 Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:

Psalm 45:10 New King James Version (NKJV)

10 Listen, O daughter,
Consider and incline your ear;
Forget your own people also, and your father’s house;

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Psalm 45:10 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

10 Listen, daughter, look and incline your ear:
Forget your people and your father’s house;

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Psalm 45:10 Amplified Bible (AMP)

10 
Hear, O daughter, consider and incline your ear [to my instruction]:
Forget your people and your father’s house;

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Psalm 45:10 New International Version (NIV)

10 Listen, daughter, and pay careful attention:
    Forget your people and your father’s house.

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Psalm 45:10 King James Version (KJV)

10 Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father's house;

Isaiah 55:1-3 New King James Version (NKJV)

An Invitation to Abundant Life

55 “Ho! Everyone who thirsts,
Come to the waters;
And you who have no money,
Come, buy and eat.
Yes, come, buy wine and milk
Without money and without price.
Why do you [a]spend money for what is not bread,
And your wages for what does not satisfy?
Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good,
And let your soul delight itself in abundance.
Incline your ear, and come to Me.
Hear, and your soul shall live;
And I will make an everlasting covenant with you—
The sure mercies of David.

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 55:2 Lit. weigh out silver
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Isaiah 55:1-3 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The Free Offer of Mercy

55 [a]You there! Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters;
And you who have no [b]money come, buy and eat.
Come, buy wine and milk
Without money and without cost.
Why do you [c]spend money for what is not bread,
And your wages for what does not satisfy?
Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good,
And delight yourself in abundance.
Incline your ear and come to Me.
Listen, that [d]you may live;
And I will make an everlasting covenant with you,
According to the faithful mercies [e]shown to David.

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 55:1 Lit Hoy
  2. Isaiah 55:1 Lit silver
  3. Isaiah 55:2 Lit weigh out silver
  4. Isaiah 55:3 Lit your soul
  5. Isaiah 55:3 Lit of David
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Isaiah 55:1-3 Amplified Bible (AMP)

The Free Offer of Mercy

55 “Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters;
And you who have no money come, buy grain and eat.
Come, buy wine and milk
Without money and without cost [simply accept it as a gift from God].

“Why do you spend money for that which is not bread,
And your earnings for what does not satisfy?
Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good,
And let your soul delight in [a]abundance.

“Incline your ear [to listen] and come to Me;
Hear, so that your soul may live;
And I will make an everlasting covenant with you,
According to the faithful mercies [promised and] shown to David.

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 55:2 Lit fatness.
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Isaiah 55:1-3 New International Version (NIV)

Invitation to the Thirsty

55 “Come, all you who are thirsty,
    come to the waters;
and you who have no money,
    come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
    without money and without cost.
Why spend money on what is not bread,
    and your labor on what does not satisfy?
Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good,
    and you will delight in the richest of fare.
Give ear and come to me;
    listen, that you may live.
I will make an everlasting covenant with you,
    my faithful love promised to David.

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Isaiah 55:1-3 King James Version (KJV)

55 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.

Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.

Jeremiah 34:14 New King James Version (NKJV)

14 “At the end of seven years let every man set free his Hebrew brother, who [a]has been sold to him; and when he has served you six years, you shall let him go free from you.” But your fathers did not obey Me nor incline their ear.

Footnotes:

  1. Jeremiah 34:14 Or sold himself
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Jeremiah 34:14 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

14 At the end of seven years each of you shall set free his Hebrew brother who [a]has been sold to you and has served you for six years, and you shall send him out free from you.” But your forefathers did not obey Me nor incline their ear to Me.

Footnotes:

  1. Jeremiah 34:14 Or has sold himself
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Jeremiah 34:14 Amplified Bible (AMP)

14 “At the end of seven years each of you shall set free his Hebrew brother who has sold himself [into servitude] or who has been sold to you and has served you six years, you shall release him from [serving] you; but your forefathers did not listen [submissively] to Me or obey Me.

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Jeremiah 34:14 New International Version (NIV)

14 ‘Every seventh year each of you must free any fellow Hebrews who have sold themselves to you. After they have served you six years, you must let them go free.’[a] Your ancestors, however, did not listen to me or pay attention to me.

Footnotes:

  1. Jeremiah 34:14 Deut. 15:12
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Jeremiah 34:14 King James Version (KJV)

14 At the end of seven years let ye go every man his brother an Hebrew, which hath been sold unto thee; and when he hath served thee six years, thou shalt let him go free from thee: but your fathers hearkened not unto me, neither inclined their ear.

Jeremiah 35:15 New King James Version (NKJV)

15 I have also sent to you all My servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them, saying, ‘Turn now everyone from his evil way, amend your doings, and do not go after other gods to serve them; then you will dwell in the land which I have given you and your fathers.’ But you have not inclined your ear, nor obeyed Me.

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Jeremiah 35:15 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

15 Also I have sent to you all My servants the prophets, sending them again and again, saying: ‘Turn now every person from his evil way and amend your deeds, and do not follow other gods to worship them. Then you will live in the land which I have given to you and to your forefathers; but you have not inclined your ear or listened to Me.

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Jeremiah 35:15 Amplified Bible (AMP)

15 I have also sent to you all My servants the prophets, sending them repeatedly, saying, ‘Let every one of you turn now from his evil way and alter your behavior, and do not follow other gods to worship and serve them; and then you will live in the land which I have given to you and to your forefathers. But you have not submitted or listened to Me.

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