Isaiah 48:10

“Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Behold, I haue refined thee, but not with siluer; I haue chosen thee in the fornace of affliction.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Behold, I have refined thee, but not as silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.
- American Standard Version (1901)

See, I have been testing you for myself like silver; I have put you through the fire of trouble.
- Basic English Bible

Behold, I have refined thee, but not as silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.
- Darby Bible

Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.
- Webster's Bible

Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have chosen you in the furnace of affliction.
- World English Bible

Lo, I have refined thee, and not with silver, I have chosen thee in a furnace of affliction.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Behold, I have refined thee, but not as silver; I have tried thee in the furnace of affliction.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 48:10


48:10 Behold - Although I will not cut thee off, yet I will put thee into the furnace. Silver - Which is kept in the furnace so long 'till all the dross be purged away, I will not deal so rigorously with thee; for then I should wholly consume thee. I will chuse - God had in a manner rejected Israel, and therefore it was necessary he should chuse and try this people a second time.


Discussion for Isaiah 48

  • Wayne
    Phil. 4:7- And the peace of God shall keep your hearts and minds thru Christ Jesus!
  • Elizabeth
    Dont give up God is mercifull
  • John
    God talks to everyone with a small voice and all you have to do is listen to what he has to say. the thing is do you listen?
  • Lucinda Palestrant
    Romans 10:18 "But I say; Have they not heard? Yes, verily their sound went Into all the earth and their words unto the ends of the world." The "sound" "their words" is telling the gospel of Christ. Some false teachers say everyone has not heard the gospel. God says everyone has heard it.
  • Lucinda Palestrant
    Read Isaiah 48:1-19very carefully;can you see that God is telling us;every person"from the beginning" has had the knowledge of the gospel given to him.This knowledge does not have to come from a preacher, or even a book.(a believer is commanded to spread the good news, and read, i do not speak against this.)He has testified of everything he has spoken, since the beginning.We rebelled,did not hear
  • NV
    These chapter has always been a source of inspiration to me.Especially verse 11.

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