New Living Translation
See, I have written your name on the palms of my hands. Always in my mind is a picture of Jerusalem's walls in ruins.
King James Bible
Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.
Darby Bible Translation
Lo, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.
World English Bible
Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me.
Young's Literal Translation
Lo, on the palms of the hand I have graven thee, Thy walls are before Me continually.
Isaiah 49:16 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
49:16 Graven - He alludes to the common practice of men who put signs upon their hands or fingers of such things as they would remember.
LibraryTwentieth Day for God's Spirit on the Heathen
WHAT TO PRAY.--For God's Spirit on the Heathen "Behold, these shall come from far; and these from the land of Sinim."--ISA. xlix. 12. "Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall haste to stretch out her hands to God."--PS. lxviii. 31. "I the Lord will hasten it in His time."--ISA. lx. 22. Pray for the heathen, who are yet without the word. Think of China, with her three hundred millions--a million a month dying without Christ. Think of Dark Africa, with its two hundred millions. Think …
Andrew Murray—The Ministry of Intercession
Sixteenth Day for the Power of the Holy Spirit in Our Sabbath Schools
A Preacher of Righteousness
The Quotation in Matt. Ii. 6.
Go, inspect the city of Jerusalem. Walk around and count the many towers.
Take note of the fortified walls, and tour all the citadels, that you may describe them to future generations.
Song of Solomon 8:6
Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm. For love is as strong as death, its jealousy as enduring as the grave. Love flashes like fire, the brightest kind of flame.
O Jerusalem, I have posted watchmen on your walls; they will pray day and night, continually. Take no rest, all you who pray to the LORD.
Give the LORD no rest until he completes his work, until he makes Jerusalem the pride of the earth.
"The sin of Judah is inscribed with an iron chisel--engraved with a diamond point on their stony hearts and on the corners of their altars.
"As surely as I live," says the LORD, "I will abandon you, Jehoiachin son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah. Even if you were the signet ring on my right hand, I would pull you off.
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