Isaiah 63:16

“Doubtless thou art our father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not: thou, O LORD, art our father, our redeemer; thy name is from everlasting.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Doubtlesse thou art our father, though Abraham be ignorant of vs, and Israel acknowledge vs not: thou, O Lord art our Father, our Redeemer, thy Name is from euerlasting.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For You are our Father, though Abraham does not know us And Israel does not recognize us. You, O LORD, are our Father, Our Redeemer from of old is Your name.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For thou art our Father, though Abraham knoweth us not, and Israel doth not acknowledge us: thou, O Jehovah, art our Father; our Redeemer from everlasting is thy name.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For you are our father, though Abraham has no knowledge of us, and Israel gives no thought to us: you, O Lord, are our father; from the earliest days you have taken up our cause.
- Basic English Bible

For thou art our Father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not: thou, Jehovah, art our Father; our Redeemer, from everlasting, is thy name.
- Darby Bible

Doubtless thou art our father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not: thou, O LORD, art our father, our Redeemer; thy name is from everlasting.
- Webster's Bible

For you are our Father, though Abraham doesn't know us, and Israel does not acknowledge us: you, Yahweh, are our Father; our Redeemer from everlasting is your name.
- World English Bible

For Thou [art] our Father, For Abraham hath not known us, And Israel doth not acknowledge us, Thou, O Jehovah, [art] our Father, Our redeemer from the age, [is] Thy name.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For Thou art our Father; for Abraham knoweth us not, and Israel doth not acknowledge us; Thou, O LORD, art our Father, our Redeemer from everlasting is Thy name.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 63:16


63:16 Abraham - He who was our father after the flesh, though he be dead, and so ignorant of our condition. Redeemer - This is urged as another argument for pity; because their Father was their Redeemer. From everlasting - Thou hast been our Redeemer of old.


Discussion for Isaiah 63

  • Sr
    This is a future prohecy about judgement on the nation of Edom. It will be imperative to understand nations according to the Holy Bible in order to properly digest what is happening in this precept. Moreover, Christ is seen in this scripture having compassion on his Covenanted people and taking vengeance on the nation that have wronged his people. Refer to Revelation 19:13-15 for more clarity.
  • BSP
    Verse 8 shows the confidence that God had in the Israelites. He had faith that they would remain loyal to him and choose the right course. God let them exercise their free will and some chose to use it in the wrong way. God gives us the same choice today and he has faith that we want to do what is right.
  • C
    I still don't understand what the meaning this is.
  • Prosper Saye Yeakula
    Most of the Bible reading give you deeper understanding from spiritual point of view. Isaiah 63 speaks mostly about Isreal, sinning was becoming very serious in the eye of God, He will bring His punishment upon them if they refused yo repent. God is a Person of justice, but the world today have chage in all aspects of provoking the creator. But let us stills focus in prayers as we continue to reason with the scripture, till our redeemer come.
  • Nicola
    God is affected by our affliction It does not please Him that we go through affliction.
  • As a Christian for 47 of my 58 years and a pastor 's wife for 34 years, I recognize this in one of our own ten children....maybe two. So I look to the Lord to work in their hearts and return and awaken them to know Him. They are spiritually blind.

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