Isaiah 63:19
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New Living Translation
Sometimes it seems as though we never belonged to you, as though we had never been known as your people.

King James Bible
We are thine: thou never barest rule over them; they were not called by thy name.

Darby Bible Translation
We have become like those over whom thou never barest rule, those not called by thy name.

World English Bible
We have become as they over whom you never bear rule, as those who were not called by your name.

Young's Literal Translation
We have been from of old, Thou hast not ruled over them, Not called is Thy name upon them!

Isaiah 63:19 Parallel
Commentary
Wesley's Notes on the Bible

63:19 Thine - We continue so; we are in covenant, which they never were; and thus it is an argument they use with God to look upon them. Never - Not in that manner thou didst over us. They - Neither owned thee, nor were owned by thee.

Isaiah 63:19 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Organic and Individual.
"Where is He that put His Holy Spirit among them?" --Isa. lxiii. 11. The subsequent activity of the Holy Spirit lies in the realm of grace. In nature the Spirit of God appears as creating, in grace as re-creating. We call it re-creation, because God's grace creates not something inherently new, but a new life in an old and degraded nature. But this must not be understood as tho grace restored only what sin had destroyed. For then the child of God, born anew and sanctified, must be as Adam was in
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

Temporary Hardening.
"Lord, why hast Thou hardened our heart? "--Isa. lxiii. 17. That there is a hardening of heart which culminates in the sin against the Holy Spirit can not be denied. When dealing with spiritual things we must take account of it; for it is one of the most fearful instruments of the divine wrath. For, whether we say that Satan or David or the Lord tempted the king, it amounts to the same thing. The cause is always in man's sin; and in each of these three cases the destructive fatality whereby sin poisons
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

Additional Note.
(Passage not easy to identify, p. 390, note 14.) Easy enough, by the LXX. See Isaiah lxiii. 3. kai ton ethnon ouk estin aner met' emou. The first verse, referring to Edom, leads our author to accentuate this point of Gentile ignorance.
Tertullian—The Five Books Against Marcion

The First Thing Suggested at the Very Outset Is...
The first thing suggested at the very outset is, as we have already said (sec. 17-19), that all our prayers to God ought only to be presented in the name of Christ, as there is no other name which can recommend them. In calling God our Father, we certainly plead the name of Christ. For with what confidence could any man call God his Father? Who would have the presumption to arrogate to himself the honour of a son of God were we not gratuitously adopted as his sons in Christ? He being the true Son,
John Calvin—Of Prayer--A Perpetual Exercise of Faith

Cross References
Acts 15:17
so that the rest of humanity might seek the LORD, including the Gentiles--all those I have called to be mine. The LORD has spoken--

Isaiah 63:18
How briefly your holy people possessed your holy place, and now our enemies have destroyed it.

Isaiah 64:1
Oh, that you would burst from the heavens and come down! How the mountains would quake in your presence!

Isaiah 65:1
The LORD says, "I was ready to respond, but no one asked for help. I was ready to be found, but no one was looking for me. I said, 'Here I am, here I am!' to a nation that did not call on my name.

Jeremiah 14:9
Are you also confused? Is our champion helpless to save us? You are right here among us, LORD. We are known as your people. Please don't abandon us now!"

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