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Isaiah 1:2 The Passion Translation (TPT)

A Nation in Rebellion

Listen, O heavens! Hear,[a] O earth!
    For the Lord Yahweh has spoken:[b]
    “I tenderly nurtured children and made them great,[c]
    but they have rebelled[d] against me!


  1. Isaiah 1:2 The Hebrew is literally “ear me.”
  2. Isaiah 1:2 God summons into his courtroom his two witnesses (Deut. 19:15), the heavens and the earth, concerning God’s seven-count indictment against Israel for breaking covenant with him. See Deut. 4:26; 30:19; 31:28; 32:1; Ps. 50:4; Jer. 2:12.
  3. Isaiah 1:2 Or “raised them up high (exalted).” The words translated as “nurtured” and “made them great” are two Hebrew synonyms that could be translated “exalt, advance, set on high, mature, increase, magnify, promote, raise up, and cause to grow.” This is what Father God will do for his children. In the book of Isaiah, God’s love toward Israel is displayed in a threefold way: He is Father (Isa. 1:2-3; 63:16; 64:8), a nursing Mother (66:12-13), and a Husband (54:5). God was Israel’s Father, Mother, and Husband.
  4. Isaiah 1:2 The Hebrew word for “rebelled” Ipasha’) indicates the breaking of a contract. The covenant Israel entered into with Yahweh was broken by their idolatry and unbelief. It was as though God’s children disowned their Father.
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