Isaiah 48:12
New International Version
“Listen to me, Jacob, Israel, whom I have called: I am he; I am the first and I am the last.

New Living Translation
“Listen to me, O family of Jacob, Israel my chosen one! I alone am God, the First and the Last.

English Standard Version
“Listen to me, O Jacob, and Israel, whom I called! I am he; I am the first, and I am the last.

Berean Study Bible
Listen to Me, O Jacob, and Israel, whom I have called: I am He; I am the first, and I am the last.

King James Bible
Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last.

New King James Version
“Listen to Me, O Jacob, And Israel, My called: I am He, I am the First, I am also the Last.

New American Standard Bible
“Listen to Me, Jacob, Israel whom I called; I am He, I am the first, I am also the last.

NASB 1995
“Listen to Me, O Jacob, even Israel whom I called; I am He, I am the first, I am also the last.

NASB 1977
“Listen to Me, O Jacob, even Israel whom I called; I am He, I am the first, I am also the last.

Amplified Bible
“Listen to Me, O Jacob, and Israel, whom I called; I am He, I am the First, I am the Last.

Christian Standard Bible
“Listen to me, Jacob, and Israel, the one called by me: I am he; I am the first, I am also the last.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Listen to Me, Jacob, and Israel, the one called by Me: I am He; I am the first, I am also the last.

American Standard Version
Hearken unto me, O Jacob, and Israel my called: I am he; I am the first, I also am the last.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Hear me Yaqob, and Israel whom I called. I AM The First and I AM The Last

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Hear me, O Jacob, and Israel whom I call; I am the first, and I endure for ever.

Contemporary English Version
Israel, my chosen people, listen to me. I alone am the LORD, the first and the last.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hearken to me, O Jacob, and thou Israel whom I call: I am he, I am the first, and I am the last.

English Revised Version
Hearken unto me, O Jacob, and Israel my called: I am he; I am the first, I also am the last.

Good News Translation
The LORD says, "Listen to me, Israel, the people I have called! I am God, the first, the last, the only God!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Listen to me, Jacob, Israel, whom I have called. I am the one. I am the first and the last.

International Standard Version
"Listen to these things, Jacob, and Israel, whom I have called. I am the One: I am the first, I am even the last.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Hearken unto Me, O Jacob, And Israel My called: I am He; I am the first, I also am the last.

Literal Standard Version
Listen to me, O Jacob, and Israel, My called one, I [am] He, I [am] first, and I [am] last;

NET Bible
Listen to me, O Jacob, Israel, whom I summoned! I am the one; I am present at the very beginning and at the very end.

New Heart English Bible
"Listen to me, O Jacob, and Israel my called: I am he; I am the first, I also am the last.

World English Bible
"Listen to me, O Jacob, and Israel my called: I am he; I am the first, I also am the last.

Young's Literal Translation
Hearken to me, O Jacob, and Israel, My called one, I am He, I am first, and I am last;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Deliverance Promised to Israel
12Listen to Me, O Jacob, and Israel, whom I have called: I am He; I am the first, and I am the last. 13Surely My own hand founded the earth, and My right hand spread out the heavens; when I summon them, they stand up together.…

Cross References
Revelation 1:17
When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man. But He placed His right hand on me and said, "Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last,

Revelation 2:8
To the angel of the church in Smyrna write: These are the words of the First and the Last, who died and returned to life.

Revelation 22:13
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End."

Isaiah 40:26
Lift up your eyes on high: Who created all these? He leads forth the starry host by number; He calls each one by name. Because of His great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.

Isaiah 41:4
Who has performed this and carried it out, calling forth the generations from the beginning? I, the LORD--the first and the last--I am He."

Isaiah 43:10
"You are My witnesses," declares the LORD, "and My servant whom I have chosen, so that you may consider and believe Me and understand that I am He. Before Me no god was formed, and after Me none will come.

Isaiah 44:6
Thus says the LORD, the King and Redeemer of Israel, the LORD of Hosts: "I am the first and I am the last, and there is no God but Me.


Treasury of Scripture

Listen to me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last.

hearken

Isaiah 34:1
Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye people: let the earth hear, and all that is therein; the world, and all things that come forth of it.

Isaiah 46:3
Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, which are borne by me from the belly, which are carried from the womb:

Isaiah 49:1
Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name.

O Jacob.

my called

Matthew 20:16
So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

Romans 1:6
Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ:

Romans 8:28
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

I am he

Isaiah 41:4
Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I the LORD, the first, and with the last; I am he.

Isaiah 44:6
Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.

Deuteronomy 32:39
See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.









(12) Hearken unto me, O Jacob.--The prophet is drawing near to the end of the first great section of his book, and his conclusion takes the form of a condensed epitome of the great argument of Isaiah 40-47, asserting the oneness, the eternity, the omnipotence, the omniscience of Jehovah.

Verses 12-15. - THE SECOND ADDRESS. The tone of complaint is now dropped. Israel is invited to reflect seriously on the chief points urged in the preceding chapters.

(1) Their near relation to Jehovah (ver. 12);

(2) Jehovah's eternity and omnipotence (vers. 12, 13);

(3) the superiority of Jehovah to the gods of the nations, as shown by his prophetic power (ver. 14); and . . .

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“Listen
שְׁמַ֤ע (šə·ma‘)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

to Me,
אֵלַי֙ (’ê·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

O Jacob,
יַֽעֲקֹ֔ב (ya·‘ă·qōḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3290: Jacob -- a son of Isaac, also his desc

and Israel,
וְיִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל (wə·yiś·rā·’êl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

whom I have called:
מְקֹרָאִ֑י (mə·qō·rā·’î)
Verb - Pual - Participle - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 7121: To call, proclaim, read

I
אֲנִי־ (’ă·nî-)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

am He;
הוּא֙ (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

I
אֲנִ֣י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

am the first,
רִאשׁ֔וֹן (ri·šō·wn)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7223: First, in place, time, rank

and I am
אֲנִ֥י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

the last.
אַחֲרֽוֹן׃ (’a·ḥă·rō·wn)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 314: Hinder, late, last, western


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