Yahweh Refines Stubborn Israel

1 Hear this, house of Jacob, who are called by the name of Israel and came out from the waters of Judah, who swear by the name of Yahweh, and {invoke} the God of Israel, [but] not in truth and not in righteousness.

References for Isaiah 48:1

    • a 48:1 - Literally "cause to remember"
      2 For they call themselves {after the holy city}, and they lean on the God of Israel-- Yahweh of hosts [is] his name.

      References for Isaiah 48:2

        • b 48:2 - Literally "from the city of the holiness"
          3 "I declared the former things from {of old}, and they went out from my mouth. And I {announced} them suddenly; I acted, and they came [to pass],

          References for Isaiah 48:3

            • c 48:3 - Literally "then"
            • d 48:3 - Literally "caused to hear"
            • e 48:3 - Or "did"
              4 because {I know} that you [are] obstinate, and your neck an iron sinew, and your forehead bronze.

              References for Isaiah 48:4

                • f 48:4 - Literally "knowing me"
                  5 And I declared [them] to you from of old; I { announced} [them] to you before they came [to pass] so that you would not say, 'My idol did them, and my image and my cast image commanded them.'

                  References for Isaiah 48:5

                    • g 48:5 - Literally "caused to hear"
                      6 You have heard; see it all. And will you not declare [it]? I {announce} new things to you from this time and hidden things that you have not known.

                      References for Isaiah 48:6

                        • h 48:6 - Literally "cause to hear"
                        • i 48:6 - Or "and"
                          7 Now they are created, and not from {of old}, and before today, and you have not heard them so that you could not say, "Look! I knew them."

                          References for Isaiah 48:7

                            • j 48:7 - Literally "then"
                              8 Neither have you heard, nor have you known, nor from {of old} has your ear been opened. For I knew you would deal treacherously, very treacherously, and you [are] called a rebel from [the] womb.

                              References for Isaiah 48:8

                                • k 48:8 - Literally "then"
                                  9 For the sake of my name I {refrain from} my anger, and [for] my praise I restrain [it] for you [so as] not to cut you off.

                                  References for Isaiah 48:9

                                    • l 48:9 - Literally "make long"
                                      10 Look! I have refined you, but not like silver; I have chosen you in [the] furnace of misery.

                                      References for Isaiah 48:10

                                          11 For my own sake, for my own sake I do [it]; for why should it be defiled? And I will not give my glory to another."

                                          References for Isaiah 48:11

                                            • o 48:11 - That is, my name

                                              Yahweh Frees Israel

                                              12 "Listen to me, Jacob, and Israel, {whom I called}: I [am] he. I [am the] first; also I [am the] last.

                                              References for Isaiah 48:12

                                                • p 48:12 - Literally "who was called by me"
                                                  13 Indeed, my hand founded [the] earth, and my right hand spread out [the] heavens; [when] I summon them, they stand in position together.

                                                  References for Isaiah 48:13

                                                      14 Assemble, all of you, and hear! Who among them declared these [things]? Yahweh loves him; he shall perform his wish against Babylon and his arm [against] {the Chaldeans}.

                                                      References for Isaiah 48:14

                                                          15 I, I myself, I have spoken! Indeed, I have called him. I have brought him, and he will be successful [in] his way.
                                                          16 Draw near to me; hear this! I have not spoken in secrecy from [the] {beginning}; from [the] time {it came to be}, there I [have been]; And now the Lord Yahweh has sent me and his Spirit."

                                                          References for Isaiah 48:16

                                                            • t 48:16 - Literally "head"
                                                            • u 48:16 - Literally "[of] becoming it"
                                                              17 Thus says Yahweh, your redeemer, the holy one of Israel: "I [am] Yahweh your God, {who teaches} you to profit, leads you in [the] way you should go.
                                                              18 O that you had listened attentively to my commandments! Then your prosperity would have been like [a] river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea.
                                                              19 And your offspring would have been like the sand, and the descendants of your {body} like its grains. It would not be cut off, and its name would not be destroyed from my presence."

                                                              References for Isaiah 48:19

                                                                • v 48:19 - Literally "intestines"
                                                                • w 48:19 - Hebrew "grain"
                                                                  20 Go out from Babylon! Flee from Chaldea! Proclaim [it] with a shout of rejoicing; proclaim this! {Send it forth} to the end of the earth; say, "Yahweh has redeemed his servant Jacob!"

                                                                  References for Isaiah 48:20

                                                                    • x 48:20 - Or "announce"
                                                                    • y 48:20 - Or "sound"
                                                                    • z 48:20 - Or "cause to hear"
                                                                    • { 48:20 - Literally "Cause it to go out"
                                                                      21 And [when] he led them through the deserts, they were not thirsty; he made water flow from [the] rock for them, and he split [the] rock, and [the] water gushed out.
                                                                      22 "There is no peace," says Yahweh, "for the wicked."