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.”

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

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

New American Standard Bible
They have said, “The LORD does not see, Nor does the God of Jacob perceive.”

NASB 1995
They have said, “The LORD does not see, Nor does the God of Jacob pay heed.”

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

Amplified Bible
Yet they say, “The LORD does not see, Nor does the God of Jacob (Israel) notice it.”

Christian Standard Bible
They say, “The LORD doesn’t see it. The God of Jacob doesn’t pay attention.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They say, “The LORD doesn’t see it. The God of Jacob doesn’t pay attention.”

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they said, "LORD JEHOVAH does not see, and the God of Jacob does not understand.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
And they say, “YHWH does not see, And the God of Jacob does not consider.”

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."

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.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
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
He replied, "The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceedingly great. The land is full of bloodshed, and the city is 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! …









(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.).

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

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

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

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

pays no heed.”
יָ֝בִ֗ין (yā·ḇîn)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 995: To separate mentally, understand


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