Stubborn Israel

48 “Listen to this, you descendants of Jacob,
    you who are called by the name of Israel(A)
    and come from the line of Judah,(B)
you who take oaths(C) in the name of the Lord(D)
    and invoke(E) the God of Israel—
    but not in truth(F) or righteousness—

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to them I will give within my temple and its walls(A)
    a memorial(B) and a name
    better than sons and daughters;
I will give them an everlasting name(C)
    that will endure forever.(D)

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The nations(A) will see your vindication,
    and all kings your glory;
you will be called by a new name(B)
    that the mouth of the Lord will bestow.

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19 We are yours from of old;
    but you have not ruled over them,
    they have not been called[a] by your name.(A)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 63:19 Or We are like those you have never ruled, / like those never called

Judgment and Salvation

65 “I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me;
    I was found by those who did not seek me.(A)
To a nation(B) that did not call on my name,(C)
    I said, ‘Here am I, here am I.’

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16 When your words came, I ate(A) them;
    they were my joy and my heart’s delight,(B)
for I bear your name,(C)
    Lord God Almighty.

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Are they not the ones who are blaspheming the noble name of him to whom you belong?

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