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Isaiah 51:2

    Isaiah 51:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Look to Abraham your father, and to Sarah that bore you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you; for when he was but one I called him, and I blessed him, and made him many.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let your thoughts be turned to Abraham, your father, and to Sarah, who gave you birth: for when he was but one, my voice came to him, and I gave him my blessing, and made him a great people.

    Webster's Revision

    Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you; for when he was but one I called him, and I blessed him, and made him many.

    World English Bible

    Look to Abraham your father, and to Sarah who bore you; for when he was but one I called him, and I blessed him, and made him many.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for when he was but one I called him, and I blessed him, and made him many.

    Definitions for Isaiah 51:2

    Blessed - Happy.

    Clarke's Commentary on Isaiah 51:2

    I called him alone - As I have made out of one a great nation; so, although ye are brought low and minished, yet I can restore you to happiness, and greatly multiply your number.

    Barnes' Notes on Isaiah 51:2

    Look unto Abraham - What was figuratively expressed in the former verse is here expressed literally. They were directed to remember that God had taken Abraham and Sarah from a distant land, and that from so humble a beginning he had increased them to a great nation. The argument is, that he was able to bless and increase the exile Jews, though comparatively feeble and few.

    For I called him alone - Hebrew, 'For one I called him;' that is, he was alone; there was but one, and he increased to a mighty nation. So Jerome, Quia unum vocavi eum. So the Septuagint, Ὅτι εἷς ἦν hoti heis ēn - 'For he was one.' The point of the declaration here is, that God had called one individual - Abraham - and that he had caused him to increase until a mighty nation had sprung from him, and that he had the same power to increase the little remnant that remained in Babylon until they should again become a mighty people.

    Wesley's Notes on Isaiah 51:2

    51:2 Him alone - To follow me to an unknown land: him only of all his kindred. Increased - Into a vast multitude, when his condition was desperate in the eye of reason. And therefore God can as easily raise his church when they are in the most forlorn condition.