Isaiah 48:8
New International Version
You have neither heard nor understood; from of old your ears have not been open. Well do I know how treacherous you are; you were called a rebel from birth.

New Living Translation
“Yes, I will tell you of things that are entirely new, things you never heard of before. For I know so well what traitors you are. You have been rebels from birth.

English Standard Version
You have never heard, you have never known, from of old your ear has not been opened. For I knew that you would surely deal treacherously, and that from before birth you were called a rebel.

Berean Study Bible
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.

New American Standard Bible
"You have not heard, you have not known. Even from long ago your ear has not been open, Because I knew that you would deal very treacherously; And you have been called a rebel from birth.

King James Bible
Yea, thou heardest not; yea, thou knewest not; yea, from that time that thine ear was not opened: for I knew that thou wouldest deal very treacherously, and wast called a transgressor from the womb.

Christian Standard Bible
You have never heard; you have never known; for a long time your ears have not been open. For I knew that you were very treacherous, and were known as a rebel from birth.

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.

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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You have never heard; you have never known; For a long time your ears have not been open. For I knew that you were very treacherous, and were known as a rebel from birth.

International Standard Version
And neither had you heard, nor did you understand, nor did you open your ear long ago. Indeed, I knew that you would act very deceitfully, and they would call you a rebel from birth.

NET Bible
You did not hear, you do not know, you were not told beforehand. For I know that you are very deceitful; you were labeled a rebel from birth.

New Heart English Bible
Yes, you did not hear; yes, you did not know; yes, from of old your ear was not opened: for I knew that you dealt very treacherously, and was called a transgressor from the womb.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You have never heard about them. You have never known about them. Your ears have never been open to hear them before. I know that you've acted very treacherously and that you have been called a rebel since you were born.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Yea, thou heardest not; Yea, thou knewest not; Yea, from of old thine ear was not opened; For I knew that thou wouldest deal very treacherously, And wast called a transgressor from the womb.

New American Standard 1977
“You have not heard, you have not known. Even from long ago your ear has not been open, Because I knew that you would deal very treacherously; And you have been called a rebel from birth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Certainly thou hast never heard this; certainly thou hast never known this; certainly thine ear was never before opened: for I knew that being unfaithful thou would disobey; therefore, I called thee a rebel from the womb.

King James 2000 Bible
Yea, you heard not; yea, you knew not; yea, from of old your ear was not opened: for I knew that you would deal very treacherously, and were called a transgressor from the womb.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
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.

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.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
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.

Young's Literal Translation
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.
Study Bible
Israel's Stubbornness
7They are created now, and not long ago; you have not heard of them before today, so you cannot claim, ‘I already knew them!’ 8You 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. 9For the sake of My name I will delay My wrath; for the sake of My praise I will restrain it, so that you will not be cut off.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 9:7
Remember this and never forget how you provoked the LORD your God in the wilderness. From the day you left the land of Egypt until you reached this place, you have been rebelling against the LORD.

Deuteronomy 9:24
You have been rebelling against the LORD since the day I came to know you.

Psalm 58:3
The wicked are estranged from the womb; the liars go astray from birth.

Isaiah 33:1
Woe to you, O destroyer never destroyed, O traitor never betrayed! When you have finished destroying, you will be destroyed. When you have finished betraying, you will be betrayed.

Isaiah 42:25
So He poured out on them His furious anger and the fierceness of battle. It enveloped them in flames, but they did not understand; it consumed them, but they did not take it to heart.

Isaiah 46:8
Remember this and be brave; take it to heart, you transgressors!

Isaiah 47:11
But disaster will come upon you; you will not know how to charm it away. A calamity will befall you that you will be unable to ward off. Devastation will happen to you suddenly and unexpectedly.

Isaiah 48:7
They are created now, and not long ago; you have not heard of them before today, so you cannot claim, 'I already knew them!'

Isaiah 57:4
Whom are you mocking? At whom do you snarl and stick out your tongue? Are you not children of transgression, offspring of deceit,

Jeremiah 3:20
But as a woman may betray her husband, so you have betrayed Me, O house of Israel," declares the LORD.

Hosea 5:7
They have been unfaithful to the LORD; for they have borne illegitimate children. Now the New Moon will devour them along with their land.

Hosea 7:9
Foreigners consume his strength, but he does not notice. Even his hair is streaked with gray, but he does not know.

Treasury of Scripture

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.

thou heardest

Isaiah 6:9,10
And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not…

Isaiah 26:11
LORD, when thy hand is lifted up, they will not see: but they shall see, and be ashamed for their envy at the people; yea, the fire of thine enemies shall devour them.

Isaiah 29:10,11
For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered…

thine ear

Isaiah 50:5
The Lord GOD hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back.

Psalm 40:6
Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.

Psalm 139:1-4
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me

I knew

Isaiah 48:4
Because I knew that thou art obstinate, and thy neck is an iron sinew, and thy brow brass;

Isaiah 21:2
A grievous vision is declared unto me; the treacherous dealer dealeth treacherously, and the spoiler spoileth. Go up, O Elam: besiege, O Media; all the sighing thereof have I made to cease.

Jeremiah 3:7-11,20
And I said after she had done all these things, Turn thou unto me. But she returned not. And her treacherous sister Judah saw it

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 didst depart out of the land of Egypt, until ye came unto this place, ye have been rebellious against the LORD…

Psalm 52:5
God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling place, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.

Psalm 58:3
The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.







Lexicon
You have never
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

heard;
שָׁמַ֗עְתָּ (šā·ma‘·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

you have never
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

understood;
יָדַ֔עְתָּ (yā·ḏa‘·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

for a long time
מֵאָ֖ז (mê·’āz)
Preposition-m | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 227: At that time, place, therefore

your ears
אָזְנֶ֑ךָ (’ā·zə·ne·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 241: Broadness, the ear

have not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

been open.
פִתְּחָ֣ה (p̄it·tə·ḥāh)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6605: To open wide, to loosen, begin, plough, carve

For
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

I knew
יָדַ֙עְתִּי֙ (yā·ḏa‘·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

how deceitful you are;
תִּבְגּ֔וֹד (tiḇ·gō·wḏ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 898: To cover, to act covertly, to pillage

you have been called
קֹ֥רָא (qō·rā)
Verb - Pual - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7121: To call, proclaim, read

a rebel
וּפֹשֵׁ֥עַ (ū·p̄ō·šê·a‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6586: To break away, trespass, apostatize, quarrel

from birth.
מִבֶּ֖טֶן (mib·be·ṭen)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 990: The belly, the womb, the bosom, body of anything
Verse 8. - Thou heardest not... thou knewest not. Again we seem to hear the voice of complaint, as in vers. 1, 2, 4. Israel had not "ears to hear" to any purpose such highly spiritual truths as those of the coming section. They had not profited by what was taught concerning Christ in the Law and the Psalms. From that time that thine ear was not opened; rather, from that time thine ear hath not been open. "From that time" means "from of old," or "from the beginning." 48:1-8 The Jews valued themselves on descent from Jacob, and used the name of Jehovah as their God. They prided themselves respecting Jerusalem and the temple, yet there was no holiness in their lives. If we are not sincere in religion, we do but take the name of the Lord in vain. By prophecy they were shown how God would deal with them, long before it came to pass. God has said and done enough to prevent men's boasting of themselves, which makes the sin and ruin of the proud worse; sooner or later every mouth shall be stopped, and all become silent before Him. We are all born children of disobedience. Where original sin is, actual sin will follow. Does not the conscience of every man witness to the truth of Scripture? May the Lord prove us, and render us doers of the word.
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