Isaiah 43:27

NET ©

The father of your nation sinned; your spokesmen rebelled against me.

NIV ©

Your first father sinned; your spokesmen rebelled against me.

NASB ©

"Your first forefather sinned, And your spokesmen have transgressed against Me.

NLT ©

From the very beginning, your ancestors sinned against me––all your leaders broke my laws.

MSG ©

Your original ancestor started the sinning, and everyone since has joined in.

BBE ©

Your first father was a sinner, and your guides have gone against my word.

NRSV ©

Your first ancestor sinned, and your interpreters transgressed against me.

NKJV ©

Your first father sinned, And your mediators have transgressed against Me.

KJV
Thy first
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father
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hath sinned
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and thy teachers
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have transgressed
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against me. {teachers: Heb. interpreters}
HEBREW
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Nwsarh
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Kyba (43:27)
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paterev
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P-GP
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A-B
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CONJ
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autwn
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D-GPM
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NET © [draft] ITL
The father
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of your nation
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sinned
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; your spokesmen
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rebelled
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against me.
NET © Notes

tn Heb “your first father.” This could refer to Abraham (see 51:2), but elsewhere in Isaiah he does not appear in a negative light (see 29:22; 41:8; 63:16). A more likely candidate is Jacob/Israel, also referred to as the nation’s “father” elsewhere (see 58:14; 63:16).

tn On the meaning of the term לִיץ (lits), see HALOT 590 s.v. מֵלִיץ. This may refer to the nation’s prophets, priests, and/or kings.