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!
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CommentaryWesley'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.
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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--
How briefly your holy people possessed your holy place, and now our enemies have destroyed it.
Oh, that you would burst from the heavens and come down! How the mountains would quake in your presence!
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.
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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