New International Version
They say, "The LORD does not see; the God of Jacob takes no notice."
King James Bible
Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.
Darby Bible Translation
And say, Jah will not see, neither will the God of Jacob regard [it].
World English Bible
They say, "Yah will not see, neither will Jacob's God consider."
Young's Literal Translation
And they say, 'Jehovah doth not see, And the God of Jacob doth not consider.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The Lord shall not see - This was either the language of infidelity or insult. Indeed, what could the Babylonians know of the true God? They might consider him as the God of a district or province, who knew nothing and did nothing out of his own territories.
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Yet you say, 'What does God know? Does he judge through such darkness?
He says to himself, "God will never notice; he covers his face and never sees."
See what they spew from their mouths-- the words from their lips are sharp as swords, and they think, "Who can hear us?"
Woe to those who go to great depths to hide their plans from the LORD, who do their work in darkness and think, "Who sees us? Who will know?"
He answered me, "The sin of the people of Israel and Judah is exceedingly great; the land is full of bloodshed and the city is full of injustice. They say, 'The LORD has forsaken the land; the LORD does not see.'
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