New American Standard Bible
Then he said, "Listen now, O house of David! Is it too slight a thing for you to try the patience of men, that you will try the patience of my God as well?
King James Bible
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?
Darby Bible Translation
And he said, Hear then, house of David: Is it a small matter for you to weary men, that ye weary also my God?
World English Bible
He said, "Listen now, house of David. Is it not enough for you to try the patience of men, that you will try the patience of my God also?
Young's Literal Translation
And he saith, 'Hear, I pray you, O house of David, Is it a little thing for you to weary men, That ye weary also my God?
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
O house of David - Isaiah 7:2. By this is to be understood not only the king himself, but the princes and rulers. Perhaps in addressing him thus, there was implied no small irony and reproach. David confided in God. But "Ahaz," his descendant, feared to "tempt" God! As if God could not aid him! Worthy descendant he of the pious and devoted David!
Is it a small thing - You are not satisfied with wearying people, but you would also fatigue and wear out the patience of God.
Weary - Exhaust their patience; oppose them; prevent their sayings and messages; try their spirits, etc.
Men - prophets; the men who are sent to instruct, and admonish.
Will ye weary my God also? - Will you refuse to keep his commands; try his patience; and exhaust his long-suffering? compare Isaiah 1:14. The sense of this passage seems to be this: When Ahaz refused to believe the bare prediction of the prophet, his transgression was the more excusable. He had wearied and provoked him, but Isaiah had as yet given to Ahaz no direct demonstration that he was from God; no outward proof of his divine mission; and the offence of Ahaz might be regarded as in a sense committed against man. It was true, also, that Ahaz had, by his unbelief and idolatry, greatly tried the feelings of the pious, and wearied those who were endeavoring to promote true religion. But now the case was changed. God had offered a sign, and it had been publicly rejected. It was a direct insult to God; and an offence that demanded reproof. Accordingly, the manner of Isaiah is at once changed. Soft, and gentle, and mild before, he now became bold, open, vehement. The honor of God was concerned; a direct affront had been offered to him by the sovereign of the people of God; and it was proper for the prophet to show that "that" was an offence which affected the Divine Majesty, and demanded the severest reproof.
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Augustin, the man with upturned eye, with pen in the left hand, and a burning heart in the right (as he is usually represented), is a philosophical and theological genius of the first order, towering like a pyramid above his age, and looking down commandingly upon succeeding centuries. He had a mind uncommonly fertile and deep, bold and soaring; and with it, what is better, a heart full of Christian love and humility. He stands of right by the side of the greatest philosophers of antiquity and of …
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Jesus Makes his First Disciples.
is it not enough for you that the God of Israel has separated you from the rest of the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to Himself, to do the service of the tabernacle of the LORD, and to stand before the congregation to minister to them;
Your arrows are sharp; The peoples fall under You; Your arrows are in the heart of the King's enemies.
"I hate your new moon festivals and your appointed feasts, They have become a burden to Me; I am weary of bearing them.
When it was reported to the house of David, saying, "The Arameans have camped in Ephraim," his heart and the hearts of his people shook as the trees of the forest shake with the wind.
But Ahaz said, "I will not ask, nor will I test the LORD!"
"Then I will set the key of the house of David on his shoulder, When he opens no one will shut, When he shuts no one will open.
O LORD, You are my God; I will exalt You, I will give thanks to Your name; For You have worked wonders, Plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness.
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