Isaiah 43:24
New International Version
You have not bought any fragrant calamus for me, or lavished on me the fat of your sacrifices. But you have burdened me with your sins and wearied me with your offenses.

New Living Translation
You have not brought me fragrant calamus or pleased me with the fat from sacrifices. Instead, you have burdened me with your sins and wearied me with your faults.

English Standard Version
You have not bought me sweet cane with money, or satisfied me with the fat of your sacrifices. But you have burdened me with your sins; you have wearied me with your iniquities.

Berean Study Bible
You have not bought Me sweet cane with your silver, nor satisfied Me with the fat of your sacrifices. But you have burdened Me with your sins; you have wearied Me with your iniquities.

King James Bible
Thou hast bought me no sweet cane with money, neither hast thou filled me with the fat of thy sacrifices: but thou hast made me to serve with thy sins, thou hast wearied me with thine iniquities.

New King James Version
You have bought Me no sweet cane with money, Nor have you satisfied Me with the fat of your sacrifices; But you have burdened Me with your sins, You have wearied Me with your iniquities.

New American Standard Bible
“You have not bought Me sweet cane with money, Nor have you satisfied Me with the fat of your sacrifices; Rather, you have burdened Me with your sins, You have wearied Me with your wrongdoings.

NASB 1995
“You have bought Me not sweet cane with money, Nor have you filled Me with the fat of your sacrifices; Rather you have burdened Me with your sins, You have wearied Me with your iniquities.

NASB 1977
“You have bought Me no sweet cane with money, Neither have you filled Me with the fat of your sacrifices; Rather you have burdened Me with your sins, You have wearied Me with your iniquities.

Amplified Bible
“You have not bought Me sweet cane with money, Nor have you filled Me with the fat of your sacrifices; But you have burdened Me with your sins, You have wearied Me with your wickedness.

Christian Standard Bible
You have not bought me aromatic cane with silver, or satisfied me with the fat of your sacrifices. But you have burdened me with your sins; you have wearied me with your iniquities.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You have not bought Me aromatic cane with silver, or satisfied Me with the fat of your sacrifices. But you have burdened Me with your sins; you have wearied Me with your iniquities.”

American Standard Version
Thou hast bought me no sweet cane with money, neither hast thou filled me with the fat of thy sacrifices; but thou hast burdened me with thy sins, thou hast wearied me with thine iniquities.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You have not bought cane of sweet incense with silver for me, and with the fat of your sacrifices you have not intoxicated me, but you have oppressed me with your sins, and with your evil you have wearied me

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Neither hast thou purchased for me victims for silver, neither have I desired the fat of thy sacrifices: but thou didst stand before me in thy sins, and in thine iniquities.

Contemporary English Version
You have not brought delicious spices for me or given me the best part of your sacrificed animals. Instead, you burden me down with your terrible sins.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou hast bought me no sweet cane with money, neither hast thou filled me with the fat of thy victims. But thou hast made me to serve with thy sins, thou hast wearied me with thy iniquities.

English Revised Version
Thou hast bought me no sweet cane with money, neither hast thou filled me with the fat of thy sacrifices: but thou hast made me to serve with thy sins, thou hast wearied me with thine iniquities.

Good News Translation
You didn't buy incense for me or satisfy me with the fat of your animals. Instead you burdened me with your sins; you wore me out with the wrongs you have committed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You did not buy me any sugar cane with [your] money or satisfy me with the best part of your sacrifices. Rather, you burdened me with your sins and troubled me with your wrongdoings.

International Standard Version
You haven't bought me sweet cane with money, nor have you satisfied me with the fat of your sacrifices. You have only burdened me with your sins and made me tired with your iniquities.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou hast bought Me no sweet cane with money, Neither hast thou satisfied Me with the fat of thy sacrifices; But thou hast burdened Me with thy sins, Thou hast wearied Me with thine iniquities.

Literal Standard Version
You have not bought Me sweet cane with money, And have not filled Me [with] the fat of your sacrifices, Only—you have caused Me to serve with your sins, You have wearied Me with your iniquities.

NET Bible
You did not buy me aromatic reeds; you did not present to me the fat of your sacrifices. Yet you burdened me with your sins; you made me weary with your evil deeds.

New Heart English Bible
You have bought me no sweet cane with money, nor have you filled me with the fat of your sacrifices; but you have burdened me with your sins. You have wearied me with your iniquities.

World English Bible
You have bought me no sweet cane with money, nor have you filled me with the fat of your sacrifices; but you have burdened me with your sins. You have wearied me with your iniquities.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou hast not bought for Me with money sweet cane, And with the fat of thy sacrifices hast not filled Me, Only -- thou hast caused Me to serve with thy sins, Thou hast wearied Me with thine iniquities.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Israel's Unfaithfulness
23You have not brought Me sheep for burnt offerings, nor honored Me with your sacrifices. I have not burdened you with offerings, nor wearied you with frankincense. 24You have not bought Me sweet cane with your silver, nor satisfied Me with the fat of your sacrifices. But you have burdened Me with your sins; you have wearied Me with your iniquities. 25I, yes I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake and remembers your sins no more.…

Cross References
Exodus 30:23
"Take the finest spices: 500 shekels of liquid myrrh, half that amount (250 shekels) of fragrant cinnamon, 250 shekels of fragrant cane,

Psalm 95:10
For forty years I was angry with that generation, and I said, "They are a people whose hearts go astray, and they have not known My ways."

Isaiah 1:14
I hate your New Moons and your appointed feasts. They have become a burden to Me; I am weary of bearing them.

Isaiah 7:13
Then Isaiah said, "Hear now, O house of David! Is it not enough to try the patience of men? Will you try the patience of my God as well?

Jeremiah 6:20
What use to Me is frankincense from Sheba or sweet cane from a distant land? Your burnt offerings are not acceptable; your sacrifices do not please Me."

Jeremiah 44:22
So the LORD could no longer endure the evil deeds and detestable acts you committed, and your land became a desolation, a horror, and an object of cursing, without inhabitant, as it is this day.

Ezekiel 6:9
Then in the nations to which they have been carried captive, your survivors will remember Me--how I have been grieved by their adulterous hearts that turned away from Me, and by their eyes that lusted after idols. So they will loathe themselves for the evil they have done and for all their abominations.


Treasury of Scripture

You have bought me no sweet cane with money, neither have you filled me with the fat of your sacrifices: but you have made me to serve with your sins, you have wearied me with your iniquities.

no sweet

Exodus 30:7,23,24,34
And Aaron shall burn thereon sweet incense every morning: when he dresseth the lamps, he shall burn incense upon it…

Jeremiah 6:20
To what purpose cometh there to me incense from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far country? your burnt offerings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices sweet unto me.

neither

Leviticus 3:16
And the priest shall burn them upon the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire for a sweet savour: all the fat is the LORD'S.

Leviticus 4:31
And he shall take away all the fat thereof, as the fat is taken away from off the sacrifice of peace offerings; and the priest shall burn it upon the altar for a sweet savour unto the LORD; and the priest shall make an atonement for him, and it shall be forgiven him.

Psalm 50:9-13
I will take no bullock out of thy house, nor he goats out of thy folds…

filled me.

Isaiah 1:14,24
Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them

Isaiah 7:13
And he said, Hear ye now, O house of David; Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my God also?

Isaiah 63:10
But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them.









(24) No sweet cane . . .--Probably some species of Amomum for the anointing oil (Exodus 30:23). It is distinguished from the incense, and is not one of the ingredients (Exodus 30:34).

Thou hast made me to serve.--The verbs of Isaiah 43:23 are repeated with the emphasis of scorn, the thought being analogous to that of Isaiah 1:14. The people had made this hypocritical worship as a service which their God had to endure, till He was altogether weary of it.

Verse 24. - Thou hast bought me no sweet cane with money. "Sweet cane" is mentioned in the Law only in connection with the "holy anointing oil" (Exodus 30:23). But the present passage raises a suspicion that it was practically used in the burnt offerings of private persons (see the next clause). That it was anciently used in Babylonia in sacrifice, appears from the Deluge Tablets ('Transactions of Society of Bibl. Archaeol.,' vol. 3. p. 559, 1. 48). But thou hast made me to serve with thy sins. "The sins of Israel," as Delitzsch observes, "pressed upon Jehovah, as a burthen does upon a servant." This is a part of the fundamental idea running through the third part of Isaiah, closely connected with the mediatorial office of the "Servant of the Lord," who "bare the sin of many" (Isaiah 53:12), and on whom "the Lord laid the iniquity of us all" (Isaiah 53:6). Israel, both during the Captivity and before, had accumulated a heavy load of sin, not merely by negligence, but by overt acts of guilt (see Isaiah 1:4, 15, 21-23, etc.).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You have bought
קָנִ֨יתָ (qā·nî·ṯā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 7069: To erect, create, to procure, by purchase, to own

Me
לִּ֤י (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

no
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

sweet cane
קָנֶ֔ה (qā·neh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7070: A reed, a, rod, shaft, tube, stem, the radius, beam

with [your] silver,
בַכֶּ֙סֶף֙ (ḇak·ke·sep̄)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3701: Silver, money

nor have you
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

satisfied Me
הִרְוִיתָ֑נִי (hir·wî·ṯā·nî)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - second person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 7301: To be saturated, drink one's fill

with the fat
וְחֵ֥לֶב (wə·ḥê·leḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 2459: Fat, richest, choice part

of your sacrifices.
זְבָחֶ֖יךָ (zə·ḇā·ḥe·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 2077: A slaughter, the flesh of an animal, a sacrifice

But
אַ֗ךְ (’aḵ)
Adverb
Strong's 389: A particle of affirmation, surely

you have burdened
הֶעֱבַדְתַּ֙נִי֙ (he·‘ĕ·ḇaḏ·ta·nî)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - second person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 5647: To work, to serve, till, enslave

Me with your sins;
בְּחַטֹּאותֶ֔יךָ (bə·ḥaṭ·ṭō·w·ṯe·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 2403: An offence, its penalty, occasion, sacrifice, expiation, an offender

you have wearied
הוֹגַעְתַּ֖נִי (hō·w·ḡa‘·ta·nî)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - second person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 3021: To gasp, to be exhausted, to tire, to toil

Me with your iniquities.
בַּעֲוֺנֹתֶֽיךָ׃ (ba·‘ă·wō·nō·ṯe·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - common plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5771: Iniquity, guilt, punishment for iniquity


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