Isaiah 40:27
New International Version
Why do you complain, Jacob? Why do you say, Israel, “My way is hidden from the LORD; my cause is disregarded by my God"?

New Living Translation
O Jacob, how can you say the LORD does not see your troubles? O Israel, how can you say God ignores your rights?

English Standard Version
Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel, “My way is hidden from the LORD, and my right is disregarded by my God”?

Berean Study Bible
Why do you say, O Jacob, and why do you assert, O Israel, “My way is hidden from the LORD, and my claim is ignored by my God”?

King James Bible
Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from the LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my God?

New King James Version
Why do you say, O Jacob, And speak, O Israel: “My way is hidden from the LORD, And my just claim is passed over by my God”?

New American Standard Bible
Why do you say, Jacob, and you assert, Israel, “My way is hidden from the LORD, And the justice due me escapes the notice of my God”?

NASB 1995
Why do you say, O Jacob, and assert, O Israel, “My way is hidden from the LORD, And the justice due me escapes the notice of my God “?

NASB 1977
Why do you say, O Jacob, and assert, O Israel, “My way is hidden from the LORD, And the justice due me escapes the notice of my God”?

Amplified Bible
Why, O Jacob, do you say, and declare, O Israel, “My way is hidden from the LORD, And the justice due me escapes the notice of my God”?

Christian Standard Bible
Jacob, why do you say, and Israel, why do you assert, “My way is hidden from the LORD, and my claim is ignored by my God”?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jacob, why do you say, and Israel, why do you assert:” My way is hidden from the LORD, and my claim is ignored by my God"?

American Standard Version
Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from Jehovah, and the justice due to me is passed away from my God?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Why, Yaqob, are you speaking, and you, Israel, say, “My ways are hidden from LORD JEHOVAH, and my judgment passes away from my God?"

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For say not thou, O Jacob, and why hast thou spoken, Israel, saying, My way is hid from God, and my God has taken away my judgement, and has departed?

Contemporary English Version
You people of Israel say, "God pays no attention to us! He doesn't care if we are treated unjustly." But how can you say that?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel: My way is hid from the Lord, and my judgment is passed over from my God?

English Revised Version
Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from the LORD, and my judgment is passed away from my God?

Good News Translation
Israel, why then do you complain that the LORD doesn't know your troubles or care if you suffer injustice?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jacob, why do you complain? Israel, why do you say, "My way is hidden from the LORD, and my rights are ignored by my God"?

International Standard Version
"Jacob, why do you say— and Israel, why do you complain— 'My predicament is hidden from the LORD, and my cause is ignored by my God.'?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Why sayest thou, O Jacob, And speakest, O Israel: 'My way is hid from the LORD, And my right is passed over from my God'?

Literal Standard Version
Why say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel, “My way has been hid from YHWH, And from my God my judgment passes over?”

NET Bible
Why do you say, Jacob, Why do you say, Israel, "The LORD is not aware of what is happening to me, My God is not concerned with my vindication"?

New Heart English Bible
Why do you say, Jacob, and why do you assert, Israel, "My way is hidden from the LORD, and the justice due me is disregarded by my God?"

World English Bible
Why do you say, Jacob, and speak, Israel, "My way is hidden from Yahweh, and the justice due me is disregarded by my God?"

Young's Literal Translation
Why sayest thou, O Jacob? and speakest thou, O Israel? 'My way hath been hid from Jehovah, And from my God my judgment passeth over.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Here is Your God!
26Lift up your eyes on high: Who created all these? He leads forth the starry host by number; He calls each one by name. Because of His great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing. 27Why do you say, O Jacob, and why do you assert, O Israel, “My way is hidden from the LORD, and my claim is ignored by my God”? 28Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary; His understanding is beyond searching out.…

Cross References
Luke 18:7
Will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry out to Him day and night? Will He continue to defer their help?

Luke 18:8
I tell you, He will promptly carry out justice on their behalf. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on earth?"

Job 27:2
"As surely as God lives, who has deprived me of justice--the Almighty, who has embittered my soul--

Job 34:5
For Job has declared, 'I am righteous, yet God has deprived me of justice.

Isaiah 25:1
O LORD, You are my God! I will exalt You; I will praise Your name. For You have worked wonders--plans formed long ago--in perfect faithfulness.

Isaiah 49:4
But I said, "I have labored in vain, I have spent My strength in futility and vanity; yet My vindication is with the LORD, and My reward is with My God."

Isaiah 49:14
But Zion said, "The LORD has forsaken me; the Lord has forgotten me!"


Treasury of Scripture

Why say you, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel, My way is hid from the LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my God?

* sayest

Isaiah 49:14,15
But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me…

Isaiah 54:6-8
For the LORD hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God…

Isaiah 60:15
Whereas thou hast been forsaken and hated, so that no man went through thee, I will make thee an eternal excellency, a joy of many generations.









(27) Why sayest thou, O Jacob.--The eternity and infinity of God is presented not only as rebuking the folly of the idolater, but as the ground of comfort to His people. His is no transient favour, no capricious will. (Comp. Romans 11:29-36.)

Verse 27. - O Jacob ... O Israel (For this pleonastic combination, so characteristic of Isaiah, see Isaiah 9:8; Isaiah 10:21, 22; Isaiah 14:1; Isaiah 27:6; Isaiah 29:23, in the earlier chapters; and Isaiah 41:8; Isaiah 42:24; Isaiah 43:1, 22, 28; Isaiah 44:1, 5, 23; Isaiah 45:4; Isaiah 46:3; Isaiah 49:5, 6, etc., in the later ones.) Why sayest thou ... My way is hid? The prophet has gone back to the time when Israel is suffering all the calamities of the Captivity, instead of being on the point of emerging from it, as in vers. 9-11, and he now hears the complaints of the exiles, who think that God has forsaken them - that he does not see their "way" of life, or regard their sufferings. My judgment. Delitzsch and Mr. Cheyne translate "my right," and understand the "right" of Israel to be independent of its oppressors.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Why
לָ֤מָּה (lām·māh)
Interrogative
Strong's 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

do you say,
תֹאמַר֙ (ṯō·mar)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

O Jacob,
יַֽעֲקֹ֔ב (ya·‘ă·qōḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3290: Jacob -- a son of Isaac, also his desc

and why do you assert,
וּתְדַבֵּ֖ר (ū·ṯə·ḏab·bêr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

O Israel,
יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

“My way
דַרְכִּי֙ (ḏar·kî)
Noun - common singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

is hidden
נִסְתְּרָ֤ה (nis·tə·rāh)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 5641: To hide, conceal

from the LORD,
מֵֽיְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-m | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

and my claim
מִשְׁפָּטִ֥י (miš·pā·ṭî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

is ignored
יַעֲבֽוֹר׃ (ya·‘ă·ḇō·wr)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on

by my God”?
וּמֵאֱלֹהַ֖י (ū·mê·’ĕ·lō·hay)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative


Jump to Previous
Attention Cause Disregarded Due Escapes Eyes Gives Hid Hidden Israel Jacob Judgment Justice Lord's Notice Passed Passeth Right Speak Speakest Way Words
Jump to Next
Attention Cause Disregarded Due Escapes Eyes Gives Hid Hidden Israel Jacob Judgment Justice Lord's Notice Passed Passeth Right Speak Speakest Way Words
Links
Isaiah 40:27 NIV
Isaiah 40:27 NLT
Isaiah 40:27 ESV
Isaiah 40:27 NASB
Isaiah 40:27 KJV

Isaiah 40:27 BibleApps.com
Isaiah 40:27 Biblia Paralela
Isaiah 40:27 Chinese Bible
Isaiah 40:27 French Bible
Isaiah 40:27 Clyx Quotations

OT Prophets: Isaiah 40:27 Why do you say Jacob and speak (Isa Isi Is)
Isaiah 40:26
Top of Page
Top of Page