Isaiah 63:19
New International Version
We are yours from of old; but you have not ruled over them, they have not been called by your name.

New Living Translation
Sometimes it seems as though we never belonged to you, as though we had never been known as your people.

English Standard Version
We have become like those over whom you have never ruled, like those who are not called by your name.

Berean Study Bible
We have become like those You never ruled, like those not called by Your name.

New American Standard Bible
We have become like those over whom You have never ruled, Like those who were not called by Your name.

King James Bible
We are thine: thou never barest rule over them; they were not called by thy name.

Christian Standard Bible
We have become like those you never ruled, like those who did not bear your name.

Contemporary English Version
We act as though you had never ruled us or called us your people.

Good News Translation
You treat us as though you had never been our ruler, as though we had never been your people.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
We have become like those You never ruled over, like those not called by Your name.

International Standard Version
For a long time we have been those you do not rule, those who are not called by your name.

NET Bible
We existed from ancient times, but you did not rule over them, they were not your subjects.

New Heart English Bible
We have become as they over whom you never bear rule, as those who were not called by your name.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We have become like those whom you never ruled, like those who are not called by your name.

JPS Tanakh 1917
We are become as they over whom Thou never borest rule, As they that were not called by Thy name.

New American Standard 1977
We have become like those over whom Thou hast never ruled, Like those who were not called by Thy name.

Jubilee Bible 2000
We have been like those over whom thou didst never rule, who were never called by thy name.

King James 2000 Bible
We are yours: you never bore rule over them; they were not called by your name.

American King James Version
We are yours: you never bore rule over them; they were not called by your name.

American Standard Version
We are become as they over whom thou never barest rule, as they that were not called by thy name.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
We are become as at the beginning, when thou didst not rule over us, and thy name was not called upon us.

Douay-Rheims Bible
We are become as in the beginning, when thou didst not rule over us, and when we were not called by thy name.

Darby Bible Translation
We have become [like those] over whom thou never barest rule, those not called by thy name.

English Revised Version
We are become as they over whom thou never barest rule; as they that were not called by thy name.

Webster's Bible Translation
We are thine: thou never didst bear rule over them; they were not called by thy name.

World English Bible
We have become as they over whom you never bear rule, as those who were not called by your name.

Young's Literal Translation
We have been from of old, Thou hast not ruled over them, Not called is Thy name upon them!
Study Bible
A Prayer for Mercy
18For a short while Your people possessed Your holy place, but our enemies have trampled Your sanctuary. 19We have become like those You never ruled, like those not called by Your name.
Cross References
Acts 15:17
so that the remnant of men may seek the Lord, and all the Gentiles who bear My name, says the Lord who does these things

Isaiah 63:18
For a short while Your people possessed Your holy place, but our enemies have trampled Your sanctuary.

Isaiah 64:1
If only You would rend the heavens and come down, so that mountains would quake at Your presence,

Isaiah 65:1
I revealed Myself to those who did not ask for Me; I was found by those who did not seek Me. I said: "Here I am! Here I am!" to a nation that did not call My name.

Jeremiah 14:9
Why are You like a man taken by surprise, like a warrior powerless to save? Yet You are among us, O LORD, and we are called by Your name. Do not forsake us!

Treasury of Scripture

We are yours: you never bore rule over them; they were not called by your name.

are thine

Psalm 79:6
Pour out thy wrath upon the heathen that have not known thee, and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy name.

Psalm 135:4
For the LORD hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure.

Jeremiah 10:25
Pour out thy fury upon the heathen that know thee not, and upon the families that call not on thy name: for they have eaten up Jacob, and devoured him, and consumed him, and have made his habitation desolate.

they were not called by thy name.

Isaiah 65:1
I am sought of them that asked not for me; I am found of them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that was not called by my name.

Amos 9:12
That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of all the heathen, which are called by my name, saith the LORD that doeth this.

Acts 15:17
That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things.







Lexicon
We have become
הָיִ֗ינוּ (hā·yî·nū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

like those You never
מֵֽעוֹלָם֙ (mê·‘ō·w·lām)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5769: Concealed, eternity, frequentatively, always

ruled,
מָשַׁ֣לְתָּ (mā·šal·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4910: To rule, have dominion, reign

like those not
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

called
נִקְרָ֥א (niq·rā)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7121: To call, proclaim, read

by Your name.
שִׁמְךָ֖ (šim·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8034: A name
(19) We are thine . . .--Thine, as the italics show, is not in the Hebrew, and its insertion distorts the meaning. Better, We are become as those over whom Thou hast never ruled, upon whom Thy name hath never been called (Cheyne). What the prophet presents as a plea is not the contrast between Israel and the heathen, but the fact that Israel has been left to sink to the level of the heathen who had not known God. Would not that thought move Jehovah, as it were, to remember this covenant?

Verse 19. - We are thine. There is no "thine" in the original, and so important a word cannot possibly be supplied from without. Translate, We are as those over whom thou hast not ruled from of old, as those upon whom thy Name has not been called; i.e. we have lost all our privileges - we have become in God's sight no better than the heathen - he has forgotten that we were ever his people.



63:15-19 They beseech him to look down on the abject condition of their once-favoured nation. Would it not be glorious to his name to remove the veil from their hearts, to return to the tribes of his inheritance? The Babylonish captivity, and the after-deliverance of the Jews, were shadows of the events here foretold. The Lord looks down upon us in tenderness and mercy. Spiritual judgments are more to be dreaded than any other calamities; and we should most carefully avoid those sins which justly provoke the Lord to leave men to themselves and to their deceiver. Our Redeemer from everlasting is thy name; thy people have always looked upon thee as the God to whom they might appeal. The Lord will hear the prayers of those who belong to him, and deliver them from those not called by his name.
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