Isaiah 49:16

“Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Behold, I haue grauen thee vpon the palmes of my hands: thy walles are continually before mee.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Behold, I have inscribed you on the palms {of My hands;} Your walls are continually before Me.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

See, your name is marked on my hands; your walls are ever before me.
- Basic English Bible

Lo, I have graven thee upon the palms of [my] hands; thy walls are continually before me.
- Darby Bible

Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.
- Webster's Bible

Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me.
- World English Bible

Lo, on the palms of the hand I have graven thee, Thy walls [are] before Me continually.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of My hands; thy walls are continually before Me.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 49:16


49:16 Graven - He alludes to the common practice of men who put signs upon their hands or fingers of such things as they would remember.


Discussion for Isaiah 49

  • Daphne
    I love your site I now have a better understanding of what each chapter is talking about as you explaine it in red letter:
  • David Kabre
    The Lord will always use people as a mean to care for us, we will find favor in our leaders 's sight.
  • No matter how bad or stubborn the situation or condition we find ourselves., GOD Will surely bring us out of it and bless us.
  • Janie wanton for verse 15
    yes. A women can forget her child.Her challenge maybe mental illness,physical abuse,Emotional abuse these can cause dysfunctional displays of nurturing separation.A child that put up for adoption is forgotten in many cases.yes.a women can forget her child.
  • Of course this verse is written to Israel, not us, the church. It is undoubtedly true - that is, that God has recorded us as among those he has saved, but we are not engraved onto the hands of God, who is a spirit.
  • This shows us how Jehovah God is constantly thinking of his loyal ones. He remembers them as if their names were engraved on his hands.

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