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

  • Irene123
    If you clic on 'commentary for Isa. 49 (above) - it's by Matthew Henry and he is GOOD. It clarified this chap. for me. I was thinking it was a prophecy of Jesus - and it is.
  • Irene123
    Abigail Isa. 49:2-3; "... a sharp sword..."; Heb. 4:12; Rev. 19:15, v.21. When the Word of God is spoken (or read) it pricks, cuts your conscience of sin. For those who are alright with the Lord it keeps them aware of where they need to be, Ps. 23:3. The polished silver shaft is an arrow that is in a quiver and the Lord uses it (Isaiah) to carry His word swiftly to His people.
  • Abigail
    Can someone explain to me verses 2 and 3 of 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.

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