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Isaiah 48:12

    Isaiah 48:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Listen to me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Hearken unto me, O Jacob, and Israel my called: I am he; I am the first, I also am the last.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Give ear to me, Jacob, and Israel, my loved one; I am he, I am the first and I am the last.

    Webster's Revision

    Hearken unto me, O Jacob, and Israel my called: I am he; I am the first, I also am the last.

    World English Bible

    "Listen to me, O Jacob, and Israel my called: I am he; I am the first, I also am the last.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Hearken unto me, O Jacob, and Israel my called: I am he; I am the first, I also am the last.

    Clarke's Commentary on Isaiah 48:12

    O Jacob "O Jacob, my servant" - After יעקב yaakob, a MS. of Kennicott's, two of De Rossi's, and the two old editions of 1486 and 1488, add the word עבדי abdi, "my servant," which is lost out of the present text; and there is a rasure in its place in another ancient MS. The Jerusalem Talmud has the same word.

    I also am the last "I am the last" - For אף אני aph ani, "even I," two ancient MSS. and the ancient Versions, read ואני veani, "and I;" more properly.

    Barnes' Notes on Isaiah 48:12

    Hearken unto me - This is a solemn call on the Jews in Babylon to attend to what he was now about to say. It is the commencement of a new part of the argument, containing the assurance that he would deliver them, and utterly destroy the Chaldeans. He begins, therefore, by asserting that he is the only true God, and that he is able to accomplish all his purposes.

    My called - The people whom I have chosen, or called.

    I am he - I am the same; or I am the true and only God.

    I am the first - (See the notes at Isaiah 41:4; Isaiah 44:6).

    Wesley's Notes on Isaiah 48:12

    48:12 O Israel - Whom I have called out of the world to be my peculiar people.