New International Version
you who call yourselves citizens of the holy city and claim to rely on the God of Israel-- the LORD Almighty is his name:
King James Bible
For they call themselves of the holy city, and stay themselves upon the God of Israel; The LORD of hosts is his name.
Darby Bible Translation
For they are named after the holy city, and stay themselves upon the God of Israel: Jehovah of hosts is his name.
World English Bible
(for they call themselves of the holy city, and stay themselves on the God of Israel; Yahweh of Armies is his name):
Young's Literal Translation
For from the Holy City they have been called, And on the God of Israel been supported, Jehovah of Hosts is His name.
Isaiah 48:2 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Are come forth out of the waters of Judah "Ye that flow from the fountain of Judah" - ממי mimmey, "from the waters." Perhaps ממעי mimmeey, "from the bowels," So many others have conjectured, or מני יהודה meni yehudah, or מיהודה meyhudah, "from Judah." - Secker. But see Michaelis in Praelect, not. 22. And we have עין יעקב eyn yaakob, "the fountain of Jacob," Deuteronomy 33:28, and ממקור ישראל mimmekor yishrael, "from the fountain of Israel," Psalm 68:27. Twenty-seven MSS. of Kennicott's, six of De Rossi's and two of my own, with six editions, have מימי meymey, "from the days;" which makes no good sense.
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'Oh that thou hadst hearkened to My commandments! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea.'-- ISAIAH xlviii. 18. I. The Wonderful Thought of God here. This is an exclamation of disappointment; of thwarted love. The good which He purposed has been missed by man's fault, and He regards the faulty Israel with sorrow and pity as a would-be benefactor balked of a kind intention might do. O Jerusalem! 'how often would I have gathered thee.' 'If thou hadst known …
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Blasphemous Accusations of the Jews.
Now you, if you call yourself a Jew; if you rely on the law and boast in God;
Now the leaders of the people settled in Jerusalem. The rest of the people cast lots to bring one out of every ten of them to live in Jerusalem, the holy city, while the remaining nine were to stay in their own towns.
In that day the remnant of Israel, the survivors of Jacob, will no longer rely on him who struck them down but will truly rely on the LORD, the Holy One of Israel.
Awake, awake, Zion, clothe yourself with strength! Put on your garments of splendor, Jerusalem, the holy city. The uncircumcised and defiled will not enter you again.
Your sacred cities have become a wasteland; even Zion is a wasteland, Jerusalem a desolation.
Do not trust in deceptive words and say, "This is the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD!"
"Inquire now of the LORD for us because Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon is attacking us. Perhaps the LORD will perform wonders for us as in times past so that he will withdraw from us."
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