Isaiah 44:1
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New International Version
"But now listen, Jacob, my servant, Israel, whom I have chosen.

New Living Translation
"But now, listen to me, Jacob my servant, Israel my chosen one.

English Standard Version
“But now hear, O Jacob my servant, Israel whom I have chosen!

New American Standard Bible
"But now listen, O Jacob, My servant, And Israel, whom I have chosen:

King James Bible
Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant; and Israel, whom I have chosen:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And now listen, Jacob My servant, Israel whom I have chosen.

International Standard Version
"But now listen, Jacob my servant and Israel whom I have chosen:

NET Bible
"Now, listen, Jacob my servant, Israel whom I have chosen!"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But now listen, my servant Jacob, Israel, whom I have chosen.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Yet now hear, O Jacob my slave and Israel, whom I have chosen:

King James 2000 Bible
Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant; and Israel, whom I have chosen:

American King James Version
Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant; and Israel, whom I have chosen:

American Standard Version
Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant, and Israel, who I have chosen:

Douay-Rheims Bible
AND now hear, O Jacob, my servant, and Israel whom I have chosen.

Darby Bible Translation
And now hear, Jacob, my servant, and Israel, whom I have chosen:

English Revised Version
Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant; and Israel, whom I have chosen:

Webster's Bible Translation
Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant; and Israel, whom I have chosen:

World English Bible
Yet listen now, Jacob my servant, and Israel, whom I have chosen.

Young's Literal Translation
And now, hear, O Jacob, My servant, And Israel, whom I have fixed on:
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

44:1-8 Israel is here called Jeshurun, which means the upright one. Such only are Israelites indeed, in whom is no guile. Those that serve God he will own. He will help them over difficulties, and in their services. Water is the emblem of the Holy Spirit; as water refreshes, cleanses, and makes the earth fruitful, so do his influences the soul. This gift of the Holy Ghost is the great blessing, the plentiful pouring out of which God kept for the latter days. Where God gives his Spirit, he will give all other blessings. Hereby shall be a great increase of the church; thus it shall be spread to distant places. Was there any other Rock, or Protector, that could defend them? None besides could foretell these things to come, of which God by his prophets gave notice. All was set in order in the Divine predictions, as well as in the Divine purposes. Could any other have done so? Who can compare with Israel's Redeemer and King?

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 1-5. - A PROPHECY OF ISRAEL'S SPIRITUAL RECOVERY AND REGENERATION. This section is closely connected with ch. 43, of which it ought to form the conclusion. The prophet cannot bear to leave Israel under a ban - its spiritual guides "profaned," and itself given over to "reproaches." He must end with a brighter prospect. Accordingly, he holds out, in the present passage, the double hope

(1) of the blessing of an abundant outpouring of the Spirit, to take the place of the preceding "curse" (Isaiah 43:28); and

(2) of a pressing of proselytes into the renovated Church, who will hold it in honour, instead of making it the object of their "reproaches." Verse 1. - Yet now hear; i.e. "be not dismayed at what has been said. Listen a little longer." O Jacob my servant, etc. A recurrence to the terms of endearment used in Isaiah 41:8, showing that words of favour and' promise are about to follow.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant,.... These words are directed to a remnant according to the election of grace among the Jews, about the time when their princes should be profaned, and the body of the people should be given to curse and reproaches; and who are distinguished from them by the title of the Lord's "servants": who, being called by grace, were made willing to serve him in righteousness and holiness, either by preaching his Gospel, and so had the title of the servants of the most high God, which show unto men the way of salvation; or by observing his commands and ordinances, and walking agreeably to his will, serving him acceptably with reverence and godly fear; as they are also, in the next clause, distinguished from the rest by their being "chosen" of God: and these, having ears to hear, are called upon to hearken to what the Lord had to say unto them; for, notwithstanding the sorrowful things delivered out in the latter part of the preceding chapter, threatening destruction to the nation of the Jews; yet he had some comfortable things to say to this remnant, and therefore would now have them hear them, and attend unto them for their use and comfort:

and Israel whom I have chosen; an Israel out of Israel; a seed the Lord had reserved for himself, whom he had chosen in Christ before the world was; to be holy and happy, to grace here and glory hereafter, to believe in him, and profess his name, and to serve him in their day and generation, either in a more public, or in a more private way; chosen vessels they were to bear his name, and show forth his praise. What they were to hear and hearken to is as follows,

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

CHAPTER 44

Isa 44:1-28. Continuation of the Previous Chapter.

1-5. Yet—Though thou hast sinned, yet hear God's gracious promise as to thy deliverance.

chosen—(Isa 41:8).

Isaiah 44:1 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Lord has Chosen Israel
1"But now listen, O Jacob, My servant, And Israel, whom I have chosen: 2Thus says the LORD who made you And formed you from the womb, who will help you, 'Do not fear, O Jacob My servant; And you Jeshurun whom I have chosen.…
Cross References
Psalm 136:22
an inheritance to his servant Israel. His love endures forever.

Isaiah 14:1
The LORD will have compassion on Jacob; once again he will choose Israel and will settle them in their own land. Foreigners will join them and unite with the descendants of Jacob.

Isaiah 41:8
"But you, Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, you descendants of Abraham my friend,

Isaiah 41:9
I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you. I said, 'You are my servant'; I have chosen you and have not rejected you.

Isaiah 44:21
"Remember these things, Jacob, for you, Israel, are my servant. I have made you, you are my servant; Israel, I will not forget you.

Isaiah 45:4
For the sake of Jacob my servant, of Israel my chosen, I summon you by name and bestow on you a title of honor, though you do not acknowledge me.

Jeremiah 30:10
"'So do not be afraid, Jacob my servant; do not be dismayed, Israel,' declares the LORD. 'I will surely save you out of a distant place, your descendants from the land of their exile. Jacob will again have peace and security, and no one will make him afraid.

Jeremiah 46:27
"Do not be afraid, Jacob my servant; do not be dismayed, Israel. I will surely save you out of a distant place, your descendants from the land of their exile. Jacob will again have peace and security, and no one will make him afraid.

Jeremiah 46:28
Do not be afraid, Jacob my servant, for I am with you," declares the LORD. "Though I completely destroy all the nations among which I scatter you, I will not completely destroy you. I will discipline you but only in due measure; I will not let you go entirely unpunished."
Treasury of Scripture

Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant; and Israel, whom I have chosen:

now

Isaiah 42:23 Who among you will give ear to this? who will listen and hear for …

Isaiah 48:16-18 Come you near to me, hear you this; I have not spoken in secret from …

Isaiah 55:3 Incline your ear, and come to me: hear, and your soul shall live; …

Psalm 81:11-13 But my people would not listen to my voice; and Israel would none of me…

Jeremiah 4:7 The lion is come up from his thicket, and the destroyer of the Gentiles …

Luke 13:34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which kill the prophets, and stone them that …

Hebrews 3:7,8 Why (as the Holy Ghost said, To day if you will hear his voice…

O Jacob

Isaiah 41:8 But you, Israel, are my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed …

Isaiah 43:1 But now thus said the LORD that created you, O Jacob, and he that …

Genesis 17:7 And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed …

Deuteronomy 7:6-8 For you are an holy people to the LORD your God: the LORD your God …

Psalm 105:6,42,43 O you seed of Abraham his servant, you children of Jacob his chosen…

Jeremiah 30:10 Therefore fear you not, O my servant Jacob, said the LORD; neither …

Jeremiah 46:27,28 But fear not you, O my servant Jacob, and be not dismayed, O Israel: …

Revelation 11:5,6 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceeds out of their mouth, …

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