The LORD the Only God

441 "But now listen, Jacob, my servant, Israel, whom I have chosen.

Other Translations of Isaiah 44:1

King James Version

The LORD the Only God

441 Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant; and Israel, whom I have chosen:

English Standard Version

The LORD the Only God

441 "But now hear, O Jacob my servant, Israel whom I have chosen!

The Message

The LORD the Only God

441 "But for now, dear servant Jacob, listen - yes, you, Israel, my personal choice.

New King James Version

The LORD the Only God

441 "Yet hear now, O Jacob My servant, And Israel whom I have chosen.

New Living Translation

The LORD the Only God

441 "But now, listen to me, Jacob my servant, Israel my chosen one.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Isaiah 44:1

Commentary on Isaiah 44:1-8

(Read Isaiah 44:1-8)

Israel is here called Jeshurun, which means "the upright one." Such only are Israelites indeed, in whom is no guile. Those that serve God he will own. He will help them over difficulties, and in their services. Water is the emblem of the Holy Spirit; as water refreshes, cleanses, and makes the earth fruitful, so do his influences the soul. This gift of the Holy Ghost is the great blessing, the plentiful pouring out of which God kept for the latter days. Where God gives his Spirit, he will give all other blessings. Hereby shall be a great increase of the church; thus it shall be spread to distant places. Was there any other Rock, or Protector, that could defend them? None besides could foretell these things to come, of which God by his prophets gave notice. All was set in order in the Divine predictions, as well as in the Divine purposes. Could any other have done so? Who can compare with Israel's Redeemer and King?