Isaiah 48:7

“They are created now, and not from the beginning; even before the day when thou heardest them not; lest thou shouldest say, Behold, I knew them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

They are created now, and not from the beginning, euen before the day when thou heardest them not; lest thou shouldest say, Behold, I knew them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"They are created now and not long ago; And before today you have not heard them, So that you will not say, 'Behold, I knew them.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

They are created now, and not from of old; and before this day thou heardest them not; lest thou shouldest say, Behold, I knew them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

They have only now been effected, and not in the past: and before this day they had not come to your ears; for fear that you might say, I had knowledge of them.
- Basic English Bible

they are created now, and not long ago; and before this day thou hast not heard them, lest thou shouldest say, Behold, I knew them.
- Darby Bible

They are created now, and not from the beginning; even before the day when thou heardst them not; lest thou shouldst say, Behold, I knew them.
- Webster's Bible

They are created now, and not from of old; and before this day you didn't hear them; lest you should say, 'Behold, I knew them.'
- World English Bible

Now they have been produced and not from that time, Yea, before the day, and thou hast not heard them, Lest thou say, `Lo, I have known them.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

They are created now, and not from of old, and before this day thou heardest them not; lest thou shouldest say: 'Behold, I knew them.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 48:7


48:7 Created - Revealed to thee by me; brought to light, as things are by creation. Not - Heb. not from thence, not from these ancient times when other things were revealed to thee. Or - Heb. and (or, or, as this particle is frequently used) before this day. This day answers to now in the first clause: and seems to be added as an exposition of it. Before this time in which God hath revealed them to thee by my ministry. I knew - Either by thine own sagacity: or by the help of thine idols.


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