Psalm 94:7
New International Version
They say, "The LORD does not see; the God of Jacob takes no notice."

New Living Translation
“The LORD isn’t looking,” they say, “and besides, the God of Israel doesn’t care.”

English Standard Version
and they say, “The LORD does not see; the God of Jacob does not perceive.”

Berean Study Bible
They say, “The LORD does not see; the God of Jacob pays no heed.”

New American Standard Bible
They have said, "The LORD does not see, Nor does the God of Jacob pay heed."

New King James Version
Yet they say, “The LORD does not see, Nor does the God of Jacob understand.”

King James Bible
Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.

Christian Standard Bible
They say, "The LORD doesn't see it. The God of Jacob doesn't pay attention."

Contemporary English Version
Then they say, "The LORD God of Jacob doesn't see or know."

Good News Translation
They say, "The LORD does not see us; the God of Israel does not notice."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They say, "The LORD doesn't see it. The God of Jacob doesn't pay attention."

International Standard Version
They say, "The LORD cannot see, and the God of Jacob will not notice."

NET Bible
Then they say, "The LORD does not see this; the God of Jacob does not take notice of it."

New Heart English Bible
They say, "The LORD will not see, neither will Jacob's God consider."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they said, “Lord Jehovah does not see, and the God of Jacob does not understand.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They say, "The LORD doesn't see it. The God of Jacob doesn't even pay attention to it."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they say: 'The LORD will not see, Neither will the God of Jacob give heed.'

New American Standard 1977
And they have said, “The LORD does not see, Nor does the God of Jacob pay heed.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Yet they say, JAH shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.

King James 2000 Bible
Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.

American King James Version
Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.

American Standard Version
And they say, Jehovah will not see, Neither will the God of Jacob consider.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they said, The Lord shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob understand.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they have said: The Lord shall not see: neither shall the God of Jacob understand.

Darby Bible Translation
And say, Jah will not see, neither will the God of Jacob regard [it].

English Revised Version
And they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob consider.

Webster's Bible Translation
Yet they say, The LORD will not see, neither will the God of Jacob regard it.

World English Bible
They say, "Yah will not see, neither will Jacob's God consider."

Young's Literal Translation
And they say, 'Jehovah doth not see, And the God of Jacob doth not consider.'
Study Bible
The LORD Will Not Forget His People
6They kill the widow and the foreigner; they murder the fatherless. 7They say, “The LORD does not see; the God of Jacob pays no heed.” 8Take notice, O senseless among the people! O fools, when will you be wise?…
Cross References
Job 22:13
Yet you say: 'What does God know? Does He judge through thick darkness?

Psalm 10:11
He says to himself, "God has forgotten; He hides His face and never sees."

Psalm 59:7
See what they spew from their mouths--sharp words from their lips: "For who can hear us?"

Isaiah 29:15
Woe to those who dig deep to hide their plans from the LORD. In darkness they do their works and say, "Who sees us, and who will know?"

Ezekiel 9:9
And He said to me, "The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceedingly great. The land is full of bloodshed, and the city full of perversity. For they say, 'The LORD has forsaken the land; the LORD does not see.'

Treasury of Scripture

Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.

they say

Psalm 10:11-13
He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his face; he will never see it

Psalm 59:7
Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords are in their lips: for who, say they, doth hear?

Job 22:12,13
Is not God in the height of heaven? and behold the height of the stars, how high they are! …







Lexicon
They say,
וַ֭יֹּ֣אמְרוּ (way·yō·mə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“The LORD
יָּ֑הּ (yāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3050: LORD -- the name of the God of Israel

does not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

see;
יִרְאֶה־ (yir·’eh-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

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

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

pays no heed.”
יָ֝בִ֗ין (yā·ḇîn)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 995: To separate mentally, understand
(7) The Lord.--In original, "Jah." This carelessness of heaven to injustice and crime, which, in the mouth of the heathen (or, perhaps, of apostate Jews), appeared so monstrous to the Hebrews, was a doctrine of the philosophy of ancient times. It appears in the saying of Seneca: "Stoicus deus nec cor nec caput habet." And in the Homeric hymn to Demeter men are represented as only enduring the gifts of the gods because they are stronger, and give only grudgingly. (Comp. Lucretius, 1:45.) The feeling has been well caught in Tennyson's Lotus Eaters:

"Let us swear an oath, and keep it with an equal mind,

In the hollow Lotus-land to live and lie reclined,

On the hills like gods together, careless of mankind."

Verse 7. - Yet they say, The Lord shall not see (comp. Psalm 10:11, 13). Foreign enemies did not suppose that Jehovah would not see, but trusted that their own gods were stronger than he, and would protect them (2 Kings 18:33-35). Neither shall the God of Jacob regard it. "The God of Jacob" would not be a natural expression in the mouth of Israel's foreign foes. They knew nothing of Jacob. But it was an expression frequently used by Israelites (Genesis 49:24; Psalm 20:1; Psalm 46:7; Psalm 75:9; Psalm 76:6; Psalm 81:1, 4; Isaiah 2:3; Isaiah 41:21; Micah 4:2, etc.). 94:1-11 We may with boldness appeal to God; for he is the almighty Judge by whom every man is judged. Let this encourage those who suffer wrong, to bear it with silence, committing themselves to Him who judges righteously. These prayers are prophecies, which speak terror to the sons of violence. There will come a day of reckoning for all the hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against God, his truths, and ways, and people. It would hardly be believed, if we did not witness it, that millions of rational creatures should live, move, speak, hear, understand, and do what they purpose, yet act as if they believed that God would not punish the abuse of his gifts. As all knowledge is from God, no doubt he knows all the thoughts of the children of men, and knows that the imaginations of the thoughts of men's hearts are only evil, and that continually. Even in good thoughts there is a want of being fixed, which may be called vanity. It concerns us to keep a strict watch over our thoughts, because God takes particular notice of them. Thoughts are words to God.
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