Isaiah 26:13

26:13 O Lord, our God,

masters other than you have ruled us,

but we praise your name alone.

Isaiah 48:1

The Lord Appeals to the Exiles

48:1 Listen to this, O family of Jacob,

you who are called by the name ‘Israel,’

and are descended from Judah,

who take oaths in the name of the Lord,

and invoke the God of Israel –

but not in an honest and just manner.

Isaiah 62:6

62:6 I post watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem;

they should keep praying all day and all night.

You who pray to the Lord, don’t be silent!


tn Heb “house of Jacob”; TEV, CEV “people of Israel.”

tc The Hebrew text reads literally “and from the waters of Judah came out.” מִמֵּי (mimme) could be a corruption of מִמְּעֵי (mimmÿe, “from the inner parts of”; cf. NASB, NIV, NLT, NRSV) as suggested in the above translation. Some translations (ESV, NKJV) retain the MT reading because the Qumran scroll 1QIsaa, which corrects a similar form to “from inner parts of” in 39:7, does not do it here.

tn Heb “cause to remember”; KJV, ASV “make mention of.”

tn Heb “not in truth and not in righteousness.”

sn The speaker here is probably the prophet.

tn Heb “all day and all night continually they do not keep silent.” The following lines suggest that they pray for the Lord’s intervention and restoration of the city.

tn Or “invoke”; NIV “call on”; NASB, NRSV “remind.”