Isaiah 43:22

22 “Yet you have not called on me, Jacob, you have not wearied yourselves for[a] me, Israel.

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Isaiah 43:22 in Other Translations

KJV
22 But thou hast not called upon me, O Jacob; but thou hast been weary of me, O Israel.
ESV
22 "Yet you did not call upon me, O Jacob; but you have been weary of me, O Israel!
NLT
22 “But, dear family of Jacob, you refuse to ask for my help. You have grown tired of me, O Israel!
MSG
22 "But you didn't pay a bit of attention to me, Jacob. You so quickly tired of me, Israel.
CSB
22 "But Jacob, you have not called on Me, because, Israel, you have become weary of Me.

Isaiah 43:22 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 43:22

But thou hast not called upon me, O Jacob
The Jews, though they were the posterity of Jacob, a praying person, yet did not tread in his steps, but were more like the Heathens that called not on the name of the Lord; though there is no necessity of restraining this to prayer, it may regard the whole worship of God, which is sometimes included in the invocation of his name; and so the Targum,

``and ye come not to my worship, O ye of the house of Jacob.''
The Jews, in Christ's time, did not call upon his name, nor believe in him, nor receive his Gospel, nor submit to him and his ordinances; they rejected him and his service, therefore the Lord rejected them, and called the Gentiles, as before prophesied of: but thou hast been weary of me, O Israel:
of the word, worship, and ordinances of God; see ( Malachi 1:13 ) ( Amos 8:5 ) .

Isaiah 43:22 In-Context

20 The wild animals honor me, the jackals and the owls, because I provide water in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen,
21 the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise.
22 “Yet you have not called on me, Jacob, you have not wearied yourselves for me, Israel.
23 You have not brought me sheep for burnt offerings, nor honored me with your sacrifices. I have not burdened you with grain offerings nor wearied you with demands for incense.
24 You have not bought any fragrant calamus for me, or lavished on me the fat of your sacrifices. But you have burdened me with your sins and wearied me with your offenses.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Joshua 22:5; S Isaiah 1:14
  • 2. Isaiah 30:11

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Or "Jacob;" / "surely you have grown weary of"
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