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 49:16

  • 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.
  • This verse is a description of the Lord 's crucifixion. He allowed the crucifiers to "graven " nails through his hands out of his great love for his people. Cities of the time were typically surrounded by walls for safety and protection, so the Lord is saying that he is continuously and anxiously interested in the safety and protection of his people.
  • David ndungu for verse 16
    this verse really encourage and gives hopes to the deserted one makes us also understands how treasured we are in God's hands
  • Johnson Duru for verse 16
    That verse in Isaiah goes to show the debt of LOVE God has for mankind.
    The hollow on Jesus hands is a revellation of this prophesy.God sees us not as the usual sinners but the blood covered,grace loaded children. Rejoice!

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