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Isaiah 48:1

Israel Refined for God’s Glory

48 “Hear this, O house of Jacob,

Who are called by the name of Israel,

And have come forth from the wellsprings of Judah;

Who swear by the name of the Lord,

And make mention of the God of Israel,

But anot in truth or in righteousness;

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Isaiah 48:1 — The New International Version (NIV)

“Listen to this, you descendants of Jacob,

you who are called by the name of Israel

and come from the line of Judah,

you who take oaths in the name of the Lord

and invoke the God of Israel—

but not in truth or righteousness—

Isaiah 48:1 — English Standard Version (ESV)

Hear this, O house of Jacob,

who are called by the name of Israel,

and who came from the waters of Judah,

who swear by the name of the Lord

and confess the God of Israel,

but not in truth or right.

Isaiah 48:1 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Hear ye this, O house of Jacob,

Which are called by the name of Israel,

And are come forth out of the waters of Judah,

Which swear by the name of the Lord,

And make mention of the God of Israel,

But not in truth, nor in righteousness.

Isaiah 48:1 — New Living Translation (NLT)

“Listen to me, O family of Jacob,

you who are called by the name of Israel

and born into the family of Judah.

Listen, you who take oaths in the name of the Lord

and call on the God of Israel.

You don’t keep your promises,

Isaiah 48:1 — New Century Version (NCV)

The Lord says, “Family of Jacob, listen to me.

You are called Israel,

and you come from the family of Judah.

You swear by the Lord’s name

and praise the God of Israel,

but you are not honest or sincere.

Isaiah 48:1 — American Standard Version (ASV)

Hear ye this, O house of Jacob, who are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah; who swear by the name of Jehovah, and make mention of the God of Israel, but not in truth, nor in righteousness

Isaiah 48:1 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Hear ye this, house of Jacob, who are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah, who swear by the name of Jehovah, and make mention of the God of Israel, not in truth, nor in righteousness.

Isaiah 48:1 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Listen to this, descendants of Jacob! 

You are given the name of Israel. 

You are descended from Judah.

You take oaths by the name of the Lord

You acknowledge the God of Israel, 

but you are not honest or sincere. 

Isaiah 48:1 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

“Listen to this, house of Jacob—

those who are called by the name Israel

and have descended from Judah,

who swear by the name of Yahweh

and declare the God of Israel,

but not in truth or righteousness.

Isaiah 48:1 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Hear this, O house of Jacob,

who are called by the name of Israel,

and who came forth from the loins of Judah;

who swear by the name of the Lord,

and invoke the God of Israel,

but not in truth or right.

Isaiah 48:1 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Hear this, house of Jacob,

who are called by the name of Israel

and came out from the waters of Judah,

who swear by the name of Yahweh,

and invoke the God of Israel,

but not in truth

and not in righteousness.

Isaiah 48:1 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

People of Jacob, listen to me.

You are called by the name of Israel.

You come from the family line of Judah.

You take oaths in the name of the Lord.

You pray to Israel’s God.

But you aren’t honest.

You don’t mean what you say.

Isaiah 48:1 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Hear this, O house of Jacob, who are named Israel

And who came forth from the loins of Judah,

Who swear by the name of the Lord

And invoke the God of Israel,

But not in truth nor in righteousness.


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