Oh that my people had listened to me, and Israel had walked in my ways!
Treasury of Scripture
Deuteronomy 5:29 O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them...
Deuteronomy 10:12,13 And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him...
Deuteronomy 32:29 O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!
Isaiah 48:18 O that you had listened to my commandments! then had your peace been as a river, and your righteousness as the waves of the sea:
Matthew 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kill the prophets, and stone them which are sent to you...
Luke 19:41,42 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it...
ContextSing Aloud to God, Our Strength!
1Sing aloud to God our strength: make a joyful noise to the God of Jacob. 2Take a psalm, and bring here the tambourine, the pleasant harp with the psaltery. 3Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day. 4For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob. 5This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt: where I heard a language that I understood not. 6I removed his shoulder from the burden: his hands were delivered from the pots. 7You called in trouble, and I delivered you; I answered you in the secret place of thunder: I proved you at the waters of Meribah. Selah. 8Hear, O my people, and I will testify to you: O Israel, if you will listen to me; 9There shall no strange god be in you; neither shall you worship any strange god. 10I am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt: open your mouth wide, and I will fill it. 11But my people would not listen to my voice; and Israel would none of me. 12So I gave them up to their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels. 13Oh that my people had listened to me, and Israel had walked in my ways! 14I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries. 15The haters of the LORD should have submitted themselves to him: but their time should have endured for ever. 16He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied you.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Oh that my people would hearken unto me, That Israel would walk in my ways!
If my people had heard me: if Israel had walked in my ways:
Darby Bible Translation
Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, that Israel had walked in my ways!
King James Bible
Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, and Israel had walked in my ways!
Young's Literal Translation
O that My people were hearkening to Me, Israel in My ways would walk.