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Isaiah 45:10

10 Woe to the one who says to a father, ‘What have you begotten?’ or to a mother, ‘What have you brought to birth?’

Isaiah 45:10 in Other Translations

10 Woe unto him that saith unto his father, What begettest thou? or to the woman, What hast thou brought forth?
10 Woe to him who says to a father, 'What are you begetting?' or to a woman, 'With what are you in labor?'"
10 How terrible it would be if a newborn baby said to its father, ‘Why was I born?’ or if it said to its mother, ‘Why did you make me this way?’”
10 Would a sperm say to a father, 'Who gave you permission to use me to make a baby?' Or a fetus to a mother, 'Why have you cooped me up in this belly?'"
10 How absurd is the one who says to [his] father: What are you fathering? or to [his] mother: What are you giving birth to?"

Isaiah 45:10 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 45:10

Woe unto him that saith unto his father, what begettest thou?
&c.] That quarrels with him, and complains of him, because he was not of the other sex, or not so wise, or so rich, or so handsome, as others: or to the woman;
disdaining to call her mother: what hast thou brought forth?
equally as absurd and impious it was in the Jews to quarrel with Christ for his conversation with sinners, and the reception of them; or for the regeneration of such persons; or to find fault with God for the conversion of the Gentiles, and resent it, and be angry at it, as they were; see ( Romans 10:19 Romans 10:20 ) ( 1 Thessalonians 2:16 ) .

Isaiah 45:10 In-Context

8 “You heavens above, rain down my righteousness; let the clouds shower it down. Let the earth open wide, let salvation spring up, let righteousness flourish with it; I, the LORD, have created it.
9 “Woe to those who quarrel with their Maker, those who are nothing but potsherds among the potsherds on the ground. Does the clay say to the potter, ‘What are you making?’ Does your work say, ‘The potter has no hands’?
10 Woe to the one who says to a father, ‘What have you begotten?’ or to a mother, ‘What have you brought to birth?’
11 “This is what the LORD says— the Holy One of Israel, and its Maker: Concerning things to come, do you question me about my children, or give me orders about the work of my hands?
12 It is I who made the earth and created mankind on it. My own hands stretched out the heavens; I marshaled their starry hosts.
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