Isaiah 1:2

“Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Heare, O heauens, and giue eare, O earth: for the Lord hath spoken; I haue nourished and brought vp children, and they haue rebelled against me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Listen, O heavens, and hear, O earth; For the LORD speaks, "Sons I have reared and brought up, But they have revolted against Me.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for Jehovah hath spoken: I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Give ear, O heavens, and you, O earth, to the word which the Lord has said: I have taken care of my children till they became men, but their hearts have been turned away from me.
- Basic English Bible

Hear, [ye] heavens, and give ear, [thou] earth! for Jehovah hath spoken: I have nourished and brought up children; and they have rebelled against me.
- Darby Bible

Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.
- Webster's Bible

Hear, heavens, and listen, earth; for Yahweh has spoken: "I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.
- World English Bible

Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth, For Jehovah hath spoken: Sons I have nourished and brought up, And they -- they transgressed against Me.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth, for the LORD hath spoken: Children I have reared, and brought up, and they have rebelled against Me.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 1:2


1:2 Hear - He directs his speech to those senseless creatures, that he might awaken the Israelites, whom he hereby proclaims to be so dull and stupid that they were past hearing, and therefore calls in the whole creation of God to bear witness against them. The Lord - This is his plea against them, of the equity whereof he is willing that all the creatures should be judges.


Discussion for Isaiah 1

  • Davida Roberts
    I believe America is just as wicked today ... as it was back then in that time and I do believe we have the same God. and America had better change or suffer the same conquences as Sodom and gomorrah... That's what I think.
  • Irene123
    To Frank L. - the Bible doesn't say because - it's not germaine to Jesus' plan of salvation. He gave us what we need to know to be with Him eternally.
  • Sharon tuning
    I know the prophet is speaking of Israel but it makes me think of the way America is headed also..... America is standing for evil and we (the church) must repent as the kingdom of God is At hand...
  • Este Velu
    Can the vision of ISAIAH will apply to Judah
  • BSP
    In this chapter God viewed the Israelites' sins as wicked as the nations of Sodom and Gomorrah. They had fallen so far, but Jehovah God was laying their sins bare and giving them a warning before he took action against them.
  • Russell allen
    my comments realy would not count because i don,t have much understanding i believe in god and the blessed thrinty i believe isaiah was a very great man of GOD. that which i cannot understand i try to make up with good deeds toward my fellow man

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