New American Standard Bible
"But now listen, O Jacob, My servant, And Israel, whom I have chosen:
King James Bible
Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant; and Israel, whom I have chosen:
Darby Bible Translation
And now hear, Jacob, my servant, and Israel, whom I have chosen:
World English Bible
Yet listen now, Jacob my servant, and Israel, whom I have chosen.
Young's Literal Translation
And now, hear, O Jacob, My servant, And Israel, whom I have fixed on:
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Yet now hear - This should be read in immediate connection with the previous chapter. 'Notwithstanding you have sinned, yet now hear the gracious promise which is made in regard to your deliverance.'
LibraryJacob --Israel --Jeshurun
'Yet now hear, O Jacob My servant; and Israel, whom I have chosen.... Fear not, O Jacob, My servant; and thou, Jeshurun, whom I have chosen. --ISAIAH xliv. 1, 2. You observe that there are here three different names applied to the Jewish nation. Two of them, namely Jacob and Israel, were borne by their great ancestor, and by him transmitted to his descendants. The third was never borne by him, and is applied to the people only here and in the Book of Deuteronomy. The occurrence of all three here …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
To the Afflicted, Tossed with Tempests and not Comforted. Isa 44:5-11
Hiram, the Inspired Artificer
A Few Sighs from Hell;
Even a heritage to Israel His servant, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
When the LORD will have compassion on Jacob and again choose Israel, and settle them in their own land, then strangers will join them and attach themselves to the house of Jacob.
"But you, Israel, My servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, Descendant of Abraham My friend,
You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, And called from its remotest parts And said to you, 'You are My servant, I have chosen you and not rejected you.
"Remember these things, O Jacob, And Israel, for you are My servant; I have formed you, you are My servant, O Israel, you will not be forgotten by Me.
"For the sake of Jacob My servant, And Israel My chosen one, I have also called you by your name; I have given you a title of honor Though you have not known Me.
'Fear not, O Jacob My servant,' declares the LORD, 'And do not be dismayed, O Israel; For behold, I will save you from afar And your offspring from the land of their captivity. And Jacob will return and will be quiet and at ease, And no one will make him afraid.
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