Isaiah 48:2
New International Version
you who call yourselves citizens of the holy city and claim to rely on the God of Israel— the LORD Almighty is his name:

New Living Translation
even though you call yourself the holy city and talk about depending on the God of Israel, whose name is the LORD of Heaven’s Armies.

English Standard Version
For they call themselves after the holy city, and stay themselves on the God of Israel; the LORD of hosts is his name.

Berean Study Bible
who indeed call yourselves after the holy city and lean on the God of Israel; the LORD of Hosts is His name.

King James Bible
For they call themselves of the holy city, and stay themselves upon the God of Israel; The LORD of hosts is his name.

New King James Version
For they call themselves after the holy city, And lean on the God of Israel; The LORD of hosts is His name:

New American Standard Bible
“For they name themselves after the holy city, And lean on the God of Israel; The LORD of armies is His name.

NASB 1995
“For they call themselves after the holy city And lean on the God of Israel; The LORD of hosts is His name.

NASB 1977
“For they call themselves after the holy city, And lean on the God of Israel; The LORD of hosts is His name.

Amplified Bible
“For they call themselves [citizens of Jerusalem] after the holy city And depend on the God of Israel; The LORD of hosts is His name.

Christian Standard Bible
For they are named after the holy city, and lean on the God of Israel; his name is the LORD of Armies.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For they are named after the Holy City, and lean on the God of Israel; His name is Yahweh of Hosts.

American Standard Version
(for they call themselves of the holy city, and stay themselves upon the God of Israel; Jehovah of hosts is his name):

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because they were called from the city of holiness, and they leaned on The God of Israel. LORD JEHOVAH Almighty is his name

Brenton Septuagint Translation
maintaining also the name of the holy city, and staying themselves on the God of Israel: the Lord of hosts is his name. The former things I have already declared;

Contemporary English Version
You call Jerusalem your home and say you depend on me, the LORD All-Powerful, the God of Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For they are called of the holy city, and are established upon the God of Israel: the Lord of hosts is his name.

English Revised Version
For they call themselves of the holy city, and stay themselves upon the God of Israel; the LORD of hosts is his name.

Good News Translation
And yet you are proud to say that you are citizens of the holy city and that you depend on Israel's God, whose name is the LORD Almighty.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You call yourselves [citizens] of the holy city. You depend on the God of Israel. His name is the LORD of Armies.

International Standard Version
For they name themselves after the holy city, and rely on the God of Israel— the LORD of the Heavenly Armies is his name.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For they call themselves of the holy city, And stay themselves upon the God of Israel, The LORD of hosts is His name.

Literal Standard Version
For they have been called from the Holy City, And been supported on the God of Israel, YHWH of Hosts [is] His Name.

NET Bible
Indeed, they live in the holy city; they trust in the God of Israel, whose name is the LORD who commands armies.

New Heart English Bible
(for they call themselves of the holy city, and stay themselves on the God of Israel; the LORD of hosts is his name):

World English Bible
(for they call themselves of the holy city, and stay themselves on the God of Israel; Yahweh of Armies is his name):

Young's Literal Translation
For from the Holy City they have been called, And on the God of Israel been supported, Jehovah of Hosts is His name.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Israel's Stubbornness
1“Listen to this, O house of Jacob, you who are called by the name of Israel, who have descended from the line of Judah, who swear by the name of the LORD, who invoke the God of Israel—but not in truth or righteousness— 2who indeed call yourselves after the holy city and lean on the God of Israel; the LORD of Hosts is His name. 3I foretold the former things long ago; they came out of My mouth and I proclaimed them. Suddenly I acted, and they came to pass.…

Cross References
Romans 2:17
Now you, if you call yourself a Jew; if you rely on the law and boast in God;

Nehemiah 11:1
Now the leaders of the people settled in Jerusalem, and the rest of the people cast lots to bring one out of ten to live in the holy city of Jerusalem, while the remaining nine were to dwell in their own towns.

Isaiah 10:20
On that day the remnant of Israel and the survivors of the house of Jacob will no longer depend on him who struck them, but they will truly rely on the LORD, the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 52:1
Awake, awake, clothe yourself with strength, O Zion! Put on your garments of splendor, O Jerusalem, holy city! For the uncircumcised and unclean will no longer enter you.

Isaiah 64:10
Your holy cities have become a wilderness. Zion has become a wasteland and Jerusalem a desolation.

Jeremiah 7:4
Do not trust in deceptive words, chanting: 'This is the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD.'

Jeremiah 21:2
"Please inquire of the LORD on our behalf, since Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon is waging war against us. Perhaps the LORD will perform for us something like all His past wonders, so that Nebuchadnezzar will withdraw from us."


Treasury of Scripture

For they call themselves of the holy city, and stay themselves on the God of Israel; The LORD of hosts is his name.

they call

Isaiah 52:1
Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.

Isaiah 64:10,11
Thy holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation…

Nehemiah 11:1,18
And the rulers of the people dwelt at Jerusalem: the rest of the people also cast lots, to bring one of ten to dwell in Jerusalem the holy city, and nine parts to dwell in other cities…

and stay

Isaiah 10:20
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.

Judges 17:13
Then said Micah, Now know I that the LORD will do me good, seeing I have a Levite to my priest.

1 Samuel 4:3-5
And when the people were come into the camp, the elders of Israel said, Wherefore hath the LORD smitten us to day before the Philistines? Let us fetch the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of Shiloh unto us, that, when it cometh among us, it may save us out of the hand of our enemies…

the Lord

Isaiah 47:4
As for our redeemer, the LORD of hosts is his name, the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 51:13
And forgettest the LORD thy maker, that hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and hast feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy? and where is the fury of the oppressor?

Jeremiah 10:16
The portion of Jacob is not like them: for he is the former of all things; and Israel is the rod of his inheritance: The LORD of hosts is his name.









(2) They call themselves of the holy city . . .--The words of praise are spoken, as the preceding words show, with a touch of irony. Those who so boasted were not true citizens of Zion (Psalm 15:1; Matthew 3:9). They did not enter into all that was implied in their confession of Jehovah Sabaoth.

Verse 2. - For they call themselves of the holy city. It is an indication of their real want of truth and righteousness, that they lay such stress upon what is so entirely outward and formal, as the fact of their belonging to" the holy city," Jerusalem. Compare the boast of the Jews in our Lord's time, "We be Abraham's seed" (John 8:33). Stay themselves upon the God of Israel. Not resting upon him in real faith and true humble dependence, as those Israelites who are mentioned in Isaiah 10:20. but trusting to the facts that they were "Israel," and that God was "the God of Israel," and therefore bound to protect them. God reminds them that, if he is "the God of Israel," he is also "the Lord of hosts" - a term, as Dr. Kay notes, especially connected with the holiness of God.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
who indeed
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

call yourselves
נִקְרָ֔אוּ (niq·rā·’ū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 7121: To call, proclaim, read

after the Holy
הַקֹּ֙דֶשׁ֙ (haq·qō·ḏeš)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6944: A sacred place, thing, sanctity

City
מֵעִ֤יר (mê·‘îr)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 5892: Excitement

and lean
נִסְמָ֑כוּ (nis·mā·ḵū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 5564: To prop, to lean upon, take hold of

on
וְעַל־ (wə·‘al-)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the God
אֱלֹהֵ֥י (’ĕ·lō·hê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

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

the LORD
יְהוָ֥ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

of Hosts
צְבָא֖וֹת (ṣə·ḇā·’ō·wṯ)
Noun - common plural
Strong's 6635: A mass of persons, reg, organized for, war, a campaign

[is] His name.
שְׁמֽוֹ׃ (šə·mōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 8034: A name


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