Isaiah 48:8
Good News Translation
I knew that you couldn't be trusted, that you have always been known as a rebel. That is why you never heard of this at all, why no word of it ever came to your ears.

Contemporary English Version
You have never been willing to listen to what I say; from the moment of your birth, I knew you would rebel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou hast neither heard, nor known, neither was thy ear opened of old. For I know that transgressing thou wilt transgress, and I have called thee a transgressor from the womb.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Thou hast neither heard, nor known, neither was thy ear opened of old. For I know that transgressing thou wilt transgress, and I have called thee a transgressor from the womb.

thou heardest

Isaiah 6:9,10 And he said: Go, and thou shalt say to this people: Hearing, hear, and understand not: and see the vision, and know it not. . . .

Isaiah 26:11 Lord, let thy hand be exalted, and let them not see: let the envious people see, and be confounded: and let fire devour thy enemies.

Isaiah 29:10,11 For the Lord hath mingled for you the spirit of a deep sleep, he will shut up your eyes, he will cover your prophets and princes, that see visions. . . .

Isaiah 42:19,20 Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, but he to whom I have sent my messengers? Who is blind, but he that is sold? or who is blind, but the servant of the Lord? . . .

Jeremiah 5:21 Hear, O foolish people, and without understanding: who have eyes, and see not: and ears, and hear not.

Matthew 13:13-15 Therefore do I speak to them in parables: because seeing they see not, and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. . . .

John 12:39,40 Therefore they could not believe, because Isaias said again: . . .

thine ear

Isaiah 50:5 The Lord God hath opened my ear, and I do not resist: I have not gone back.

Psalm 40:6 Sacrifice and oblation thou didst not desire; but thou hast pierced ears for me. Burnt offering and sin offering thou didst not require:

Psalm 139:1-4 Unto the end, a psalm of David. Lord, thou hast proved me, and known me: . . .

Jeremiah 6:10 To whom shall I speak? and to whom shall I testify, that he may hear? behold, their ears are uncircumcised, and they cannot hear: behold the word of the Lord is become unto them a reproach: and they will not receive it.

I knew

Isaiah 48:4 For I knew that thou art stubborn, and thy neck is as an iron sinew, and thy forehead as brass.

Isaiah 21:2 A grievous vision is told me: he that is unfaithful dealeth unfaithfully: and he that is a spoiler, spoileth. Go up, O Elam, besiege, O Mede: I have made all the mourning thereof to cease.

Jeremiah 3:7-11,20 And when she had done all these things, I said: Return to me, and she did not return. And her treacherous sister Juda saw, . . .

Jeremiah 5:11 For the house of Israel, and the house of Juda have greatly transgressed against me, saith the Lord.

Hosea 5:7 They have transgressed against the Lord: for they have begotten children that are strangers: now shall a month devour them with their portions.

Hosea 6:7 But they, like Adam, have transgressed the covenant, there have they dealt treacherously against me.

Malachi 2:11 Juda hath transgressed, and abomination hath been committed in Israel, and in Jerusalem: for Juda hath profaned the holiness of the Lord, which he loved, and hath married the daughter of a strange god.

a transgressor

Deuteronomy 9:7-24 Remember, and forget not how thou provokedst the Lord thy God to wrath in the wilderness. From the day that thou camest out of Egypt unto this place, thou hast always strove against the Lord. . . .

Psalm 52:5 Therefore will God destroy thee for ever: he will pluck thee out, and remove thee from thy dwelling place: and thy root out of the land of the living.

Psalm 58:3 The wicked are alienated from the womb; they have gone astray from the womb: they have spoken false things.

Ezekiel 16:3-5 And thou shalt say: Thus saith the Lord God to Jerusalem: Thy root, and thy nativity is of the land of Chanaan, thy father was an Amorrhite, and thy mother a Cethite. . . .

Ephesians 2:3 In which also we all conversed in time past, in the desires of our flesh, fulfilling the will of the flesh and of our thoughts, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest:

Context
Israel's Stubbornness
7They are created now, and not of old: and before the day, when thou heardest them not, lest thou shouldst say: Behold I knew them. 8Thou hast neither heard, nor known, neither was thy ear opened of old. For I know that transgressing thou wilt transgress, and I have called thee a transgressor from the womb.9For my name's sake I will remove my wrath far off: and for my praise I will bridle thee, lest thou shouldst perish.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 9:7
Remember, and forget not how thou provokedst the Lord thy God to wrath in the wilderness. From the day that thou camest out of Egypt unto this place, thou hast always strove against the Lord.

Deuteronomy 9:24
But were always rebellious from the day that I began to know you.

Psalm 58:3
The wicked are alienated from the womb; they have gone astray from the womb: they have spoken false things.

Isaiah 33:1
Woe to thee that spoilest, shalt not thou thyself also be spoiled? and thou that despisest, shalt not thyself also be despised? when thou shalt have made an end of spoiling, thou shalt be spoiled: when being wearied thou shalt cease to despise, thou shalt be despised.

Isaiah 42:25
And he hath poured out upon him the indignation of his fury, and a strong battle, and hath burnt him round about, and he knew not: and set him on fire, and he understood not.

Isaiah 46:8
They bear him on their shoulders and carry him, and set him in his place, and he shall stand, and shall not stir out of his place. Yea, when they shall cry also unto him, he shall not hear: he shall not save them from tribulation.

Isaiah 47:11
Evil shall come upon thee, and thou shalt not know the rising thereof: and calamity shall fall violently upon thee, which thou canst not keep off: misery shall come upon thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know.

Isaiah 48:7
They are created now, and not of old: and before the day, when thou heardest them not, lest thou shouldst say: Behold I knew them.

Isaiah 57:4
Upon whom have you jested? upon whom have you opened your mouth wide, and put out your tongue? are not you wicked children, a false seed,

Jeremiah 3:20
But as a woman that despiseth her lover, so hath the house of Israel despised me, saith the Lord.

Hosea 5:7
They have transgressed against the Lord: for they have begotten children that are strangers: now shall a month devour them with their portions.

Hosea 7:9
Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knew it not: yea, grey hairs also are spread about upon him, and he is ignorant of it.

Additional Translations
You have never heard; you have never understood; for a long time your ears have not been open. For I knew how deceitful you are; you have been called a rebel from birth.Yes, you heard not; yes, you knew not; yes, from that time that your ear was not opened: for I knew that you would deal very treacherously, and were called a transgressor from the womb.

Yea, thou heardest not; yea, thou knewest not; yea, from of old thine ear was not opened: for I knew that thou didst deal very treacherously, and wast called a transgressor from the womb.

Thou hast neither known, nor understood, neither from the beginning have I opened thine ears: for I knew that thou wouldest surely deal treacherously, and wouldest be called a transgressor even from the womb.

Yea, thou heardest not, yea, thou knewest not, yea, from of old thine ear was not opened; for I knew that thou wouldest ever deal treacherously, and thou wast called a transgressor from the womb.

Yea, thou heardest not; yea, thou knewest not; yea, from of old thine ear was not opened: for I knew that thou didst deal very treacherously, and wast called a transgressor from the womb.

Yes, thou heardst not; yes, thou knewest not; yes, from that time that thy ear was not opened: for I knew that thou wouldst deal very treacherously, and wast called a transgressor from the womb.

Yes, you didn't hear; yes, you didn't know; yes, from of old your ear was not opened: for I knew that you did deal very treacherously, and was called a transgressor from the womb.

Yea, thou hast not heard, Yea, thou hast not known, Yea, from that time not opened hath thine ear, For I have known thou dealest treacherously, And 'Transgressor from the belly,' One is crying to thee.
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