I was digging through the Scripture today to find a neat passage for “Sha’al” and discovered this:
“I was ready to be sought by those who did not ask for me; I was ready to be found by those who did not seek me. I said, “Here I am, here I am,” to a nation that was not called by my name.” – Isaiah 65:1 (ESV)
The Original Hebrew:
נִדְרַ֨שְׁתִּי֙ לְלֹ֣וא שָׁאָ֔לוּ נִמְצֵ֖אתִי לְלֹ֣א בִקְשֻׁ֑נִי אָמַ֨רְתִּי֙ הִנֵּ֣נִי הִנֵּ֔נִי אֶל־גֹּ֖וי לֹֽא־קֹרָ֥א בִשְׁמִֽי׃
“Darash sha’al matsa’ baqash ‘amar hinneh hinneh gowy qara’ shem.”
I didn’t know that three forms for seek are in the same passage. I also discovered another form of seek in Proverbs 8:17 “shachar”.
Pretty cool. Our God is awesome!