Isaiah 7:13
New International Version
Then Isaiah said, "Hear now, you house of David! Is it not enough to try the patience of humans? Will you try the patience of my God also?

New Living Translation
Then Isaiah said, "Listen well, you royal family of David! Isn't it enough to exhaust human patience? Must you exhaust the patience of my God as well?

English Standard Version
And he said, “Hear then, O house of David! Is it too little for you to weary men, that you weary my God also?

Berean Study Bible
Then Isaiah said, “Hear now, O house of David! Is it not enough to try the patience of men? Will you try the patience of my God as well?

New American Standard Bible
Then he said, "Listen now, O house of David! Is it too slight a thing for you to try the patience of men, that you will try the patience of my God as well?

King James Bible
And he said, Hear ye now, O house of David; Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my God also?

Christian Standard Bible
Isaiah said, "Listen, house of David! Is it not enough for you to try the patience of men? Will you also try the patience of my God?

Contemporary English Version
Then I said: Listen, every one of you in the royal family of David. You have already tried my patience. Now you are trying God's patience by refusing to ask for proof.

Good News Translation
To that Isaiah replied, "Listen, now, descendants of King David. It's bad enough for you to wear out the patience of people--do you have to wear out God's patience too?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Isaiah said, "Listen, house of David! Is it not enough for you to try the patience of men? Will you also try the patience of my God?

International Standard Version
In reply, the LORD announced, "Please listen, you household of David. Is it such a minor thing for you to try the patience of men? Must you also try the patience of my God?

NET Bible
So Isaiah replied, "Pay attention, family of David. Do you consider it too insignificant to try the patience of men? Is that why you are also trying the patience of my God?

New Heart English Bible
He said, "Listen now, house of David: Is it not enough for you to try the patience of men, that you will try the patience of my God also?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Listen now, descendants of David," Isaiah said. "Isn't it enough that you try the patience of mortals? Must you also try the patience of my God?

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he said: 'Hear ye now, O house of David: Is it a small thing for you to weary men, that ye will weary my God also?

New American Standard 1977
Then he said, “Listen now, O house of David! Is it too slight a thing for you to try the patience of men, that you will try the patience of my God as well?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then said Isaiah, Hear ye now, O house of David, Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my God also?

King James 2000 Bible
And he said, Hear you now, O house of David; Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will you weary my God also?

American King James Version
And he said, Hear you now, O house of David; Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will you weary my God also?

American Standard Version
And he said, Hear ye now, O house of David: Is it a small thing for you to weary men, that ye will weary my God also?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he said, Hear ye now, O house of David; is it a little thing for you to contend with men? and how do ye contend against the Lord?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said: Hear ye therefore, O house of David: Is it a small thing for you to be grievous to men, that you are grievous to my God also?

Darby Bible Translation
And he said, Hear then, house of David: Is it a small matter for you to weary men, that ye weary also my God?

English Revised Version
And he said, Hear ye now, O house of David; is it a small thing for you to weary men, that ye will weary my God also?

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said, Hear ye now, O house of David? Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my God also?

World English Bible
He said, "Listen now, house of David. Is it not enough for you to try the patience of men, that you will try the patience of my God also?

Young's Literal Translation
And he saith, 'Hear, I pray you, O house of David, Is it a little thing for you to weary men, That ye weary also my God?
Study Bible
The Sign of Immanuel
12But Ahaz replied, “I will not ask; I will not test the LORD.” 13Then Isaiah said, “Hear now, O house of David! Is it not enough to try the patience of men? Will you try the patience of my God as well? 14Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and she will call Him Immanuel.…
Cross References
Numbers 16:9
Is it not enough for you that the God of Israel has separated you from the congregation of Israel and brought you near to Himself to perform the work at the LORD's tabernacle and to stand before the congregation to minister to them?

Psalm 45:5
Your arrows pierce the hearts of the king's foes; the nations fall beneath your feet.

Isaiah 1:14
I hate your New Moons and your appointed feasts; they have become a burden to Me; I am weary of bearing them.

Isaiah 7:2
When it became known to the house of David that Aram was in league with Ephraim, the hearts of Ahaz and his people trembled like trees in the forest shaken by the wind.

Isaiah 7:12
But Ahaz replied, "I will not ask; I will not test the LORD."

Isaiah 22:22
I will place on his shoulder the key of the house of David. What he opens, no one can shut; what he shuts, no one can open.

Isaiah 25:1
O LORD, You are my God. I will exalt You; I will praise Your name. For You have worked wonders--plans formed long ago in perfect faithfulness.

Isaiah 43:24
You have bought Me no sweet cane with your silver, nor have you satisfied Me with the fat of your sacrifices. But you have burdened Me with your sins; you have wearied Me with your iniquities.

Jeremiah 21:12
O house of David, this is what the LORD says: 'Administer justice every morning, and rescue the victim of robbery from the hand of his oppressor, or My wrath will go forth like fire and burn with none to extinguish it because of their evil deeds.

Jeremiah 44:22
So the LORD could no longer endure the evil deeds and detestable acts you committed, and your land became a desolation, a horror, and an object of cursing, without inhabitant, as it is today.

Ezekiel 6:9
Then in the nations to which they have been carried captive, your survivors will remember Me--how I have been grieved by their adulterous hearts that turned away from Me, and by their eyes that lusted after idols. So they will loathe themselves for the evil they have done and for all their abominations.

Ezekiel 34:18
Is it not enough for you to feed on the good pasture? Must you also trample the rest of the pasture with your feet? Is not it enough for you to drink the clear water? Must you also muddy the rest with your feet?

Treasury of Scripture

And he said, Hear you now, O house of David; Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will you weary my God also?

o house

Isaiah 7:2
And it was told the house of David, saying, Syria is confederate with Ephraim. And his heart was moved, and the heart of his people, as the trees of the wood are moved with the wind.

2 Chronicles 21:7
Howbeit the LORD would not destroy the house of David, because of the covenant that he had made with David, and as he promised to give a light to him and to his sons for ever.

Jeremiah 21:12
O house of David, thus saith the LORD; Execute judgment in the morning, and deliver him that is spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor, lest my fury go out like fire, and burn that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings.

is it a small

Genesis 30:15
And she said unto her, Is it a small matter that thou hast taken my husband? and wouldest thou take away my son's mandrakes also? And Rachel said, Therefore he shall lie with thee to night for thy son's mandrakes.

Numbers 16:9,13
Seemeth it but a small thing unto you, that the God of Israel hath separated you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to himself to do the service of the tabernacle of the LORD, and to stand before the congregation to minister unto them? …

Ezekiel 16:20,47
Moreover thou hast taken thy sons and thy daughters, whom thou hast borne unto me, and these hast thou sacrificed unto them to be devoured. Is this of thy whoredoms a small matter, …

to weary

2 Chronicles 36:15,16
And the LORD God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, rising up betimes, and sending; because he had compassion on his people, and on his dwelling place: …

Jeremiah 6:11
Therefore I am full of the fury of the LORD; I am weary with holding in: I will pour it out upon the children abroad, and upon the assembly of young men together: for even the husband with the wife shall be taken, the aged with him that is full of days.

will ye

Isaiah 1:24
Therefore saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies:

Isaiah 43:24
Thou hast bought me no sweet cane with money, neither hast thou filled me with the fat of thy sacrifices: but thou hast made me to serve with thy sins, thou hast wearied me with thine iniquities.

Isaiah 63:10
But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them.







Lexicon
Then Isaiah said,
וַיֹּ֕אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“Hear
שִׁמְעוּ־ (šim·‘ū-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

now,
נָ֖א (nā)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 4994: I pray', 'now', 'then'

O house
בֵּ֣ית (bêṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

of David!
דָּוִ֑ד (dā·wiḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

Is it not enough
הַמְעַ֤ט (ham·‘aṭ)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4592: A little, fewness, a few

to try the patience
הַלְא֣וֹת (hal·’ō·wṯ)
Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 3811: To tire, to be, disgusted

of men?
אֲנָשִׁ֔ים (’ă·nā·šîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

Will you try the patience
תַלְא֖וּ (ṯal·’ū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3811: To tire, to be, disgusted

of my God
אֱלֹהָֽי׃ (’ĕ·lō·hāy)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

as well?
גַּ֥ם (gam)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and
(13) Is it a small thing for you to weary men . . .--The thought that men may try the long-suffering of God till He is "weary to bear them," is specially characteristic of Isaiah (Isaiah 1:14). We mark the changed note of "my God," as compared with "the Lord thy God" in Isaiah 7:11. Ahaz has involved himself in a sentence of rejection. In the first part of the question Isaiah becomes the mouthpiece of a wide-spread hopeless discontent. Men also were 'weary' of this idolatrous and corrupt misgovernment (Isaiah 8:6).

Verse 13. - O house of David (comp. ver. 2). It is not Ahaz alone, but the "house of David," which is on its trial. Men are conspiring to remove it (ver. 6). If it will not be saved in God's way, it will have to be removed by God himself. Is it a small thing for you to weary men? i.e. "Are you not content with wearying men; with disregarding all my warnings and so wearying me? Must you go further, and weary God" (or, "wear out his patience") "by rejecting his gracious offers?" My God. In ver. 11 Isaiah had called Jehovah "thy God;" but as Ahaz, by rejecting God's offer, had rejected God, he speaks of him now as "my God." 7:10-16 Secret disaffection to God is often disguised with the colour of respect to him; and those who are resolved that they will not trust God, yet pretend they will not tempt him. The prophet reproved Ahaz and his court, for the little value they had for Divine revelation. Nothing is more grievous to God than distrust, but the unbelief of man shall not make the promise of God of no effect; the Lord himself shall give a sign. How great soever your distress and danger, of you the Messiah is to be born, and you cannot be destroyed while that blessing is in you. It shall be brought to pass in a glorious manner; and the strongest consolations in time of trouble are derived from Christ, our relation to him, our interest in him, our expectations of him and from him. He would grow up like other children, by the use of the diet of those countries; but he would, unlike other children, uniformly refuse the evil and choose the good. And although his birth would be by the power of the Holy Ghost, yet he should not be fed with angels' food. Then follows a sign of the speedy destruction of the princes, now a terror to Judah. Before this child, so it may be read; this child which I have now in my arms, (Shear-jashub, the prophet's own son, ver. 3,) shall be three or four years older, these enemies' forces shall be forsaken of both their kings. The prophecy is so solemn, the sign is so marked, as given by God himself after Ahaz rejected the offer, that it must have raised hopes far beyond what the present occasion suggested. And, if the prospect of the coming of the Divine Saviour was a never-failing support to the hopes of ancient believers, what cause have we to be thankful that the Word was made flesh! May we trust in and love Him, and copy his example.
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