Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Listen, O isles, to me, and hearken, ye peoples from far. LORD has called me from the womb. From the bowels of my mother he has made mention of my name.

New American Standard Bible

Listen to Me, O islands,
And pay attention, you peoples from afar.
The Lord called Me from the womb;
From the body of My mother He named Me.

King James Version

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name.

Holman Bible

Coastlands, listen to me;
distant peoples, pay attention.
The Lord called me before I was born.
He named me while I was in my mother’s womb.

International Standard Version

"Listen to me, you coastlands! Pay attention, you people from far away! The LORD called me from the womb; while I was still in my mother's body, he pronounced my name.

American Standard Version

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye peoples, from far: Jehovah hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name:

Amplified

Listen to Me, O islands and coastlands,
And pay attention, you peoples from far away.
The Lord has called Me from the womb;
From the body of My mother He has named Me.

Bible in Basic English

Give ear, O sea-lands, to me; and take note, you peoples from far: I have been marked out by the Lord from the first; when I was still in my mother's body, he had my name in mind:

Darby Translation

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye peoples from afar. Jehovah hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name.

Julia Smith Translation

Hear to me, ye islands, and attend ye people from far off; Jehovah called me from the belly; from my mother's bowels he made mention of my name.

King James 2000

Listen, O coastlands, unto me; and hearken, you people, from afar; The LORD has called me from the womb; from the body of my mother has he made mention of my name.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Listen to me, coastlands, and listen attentively, peoples from far away! Yahweh called me from [the] womb; from the {body} of my mother he made my name known.

Modern King James verseion

Listen, O coastlands, to Me; and listen, lend your ear, peoples from afar; Jehovah has called Me from the womb; He has made mention of My name from My mother's bowels.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Hearken ye isles unto me, and give heed ye people that are afar. The LORD called me out of the womb and made mention of my name, when I was in my mother's bowels.

NET Bible

Listen to me, you coastlands! Pay attention, you people who live far away! The Lord summoned me from birth; he commissioned me when my mother brought me into the world.

New Heart English Bible

Listen, islands, to me; and listen, you peoples, from far: the LORD has called me from the womb; from the body of my mother has he made mention of my name:

The Emphasized Bible

Hearken, ye Coastlands, unto me, And give ear ye peoples afar off, - Yahweh, called me, from my birth, From my nativity, made he mention of my name;

Webster

Listen to me, O Isles; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name.

World English Bible

Listen, islands, to me; and listen, you peoples, from far: Yahweh has called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother has he made mention of my name:

Youngs Literal Translation

Hearken, O isles, unto me, And attend, O peoples, from afar, Jehovah from the womb hath called me, From the bowels of my mother He hath made mention of my name.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
O isles
אי 
'iy 
Usage: 36

unto me and hearken
קשׁב 
Qashab 
Usage: 46

ye people
לאום לאם 
L@om 
Usage: 35

רחק רחוק 
Rachowq 
Usage: 85

קרא 
Qara' 
Usage: 736

me from the womb
בּטן 
Beten 
Usage: 72

from the bowels
מעה 
me`ah 
Usage: 32

of my mother
אם 
'em 
Usage: 220

References

Images Isaiah 49:1

Context Readings

Yahweh's Servant Brings Salvation

1 Listen, O isles, to me, and hearken, ye peoples from far. LORD has called me from the womb. From the bowels of my mother he has made mention of my name. 2 And he has made my mouth like a sharp sword. He has hid me in the shadow of his hand, and he has made me a polished shaft. He has kept me close in his quiver.


Cross References

Isaiah 44:2

Thus says LORD who made thee, and formed thee from the womb, who will help thee: Fear not, O Jacob my servant, and thou, Jeshurun, whom I have chosen.

Jeremiah 1:5

Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee, and before thou came forth out of the womb I sanctified thee. I have appointed thee a prophet to the nations.

Isaiah 42:1-4

Behold, my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights. I have put my Spirit upon him, he will bring forth justice to the Gentiles.

Isaiah 49:5

And now says LORD who formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, and that Israel be gathered to him (for I am honorable in the eyes of LORD, and my God has become my strength),

Isaiah 55:3

Incline your ear, and come to me. Hear, and your soul shall live. And I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the {faithful holy things (LXX/NT)} of David.

Luke 1:31

And behold, thou will conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son. And thou shall call his name JESUS.

Galatians 1:15

But when it pleased God who separated me from my mother's belly, and called me through his grace,

Psalm 71:5-6

For thou are my hope, O lord LORD, my trust from my youth.

Isaiah 7:14

Therefore LORD himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Isaiah 9:6

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given. And the government shall be upon his shoulder. And his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Father of Eternity, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 41:1

Keep silence before me, O islands, and let the peoples renew their strength. Let them come near, then let them speak. Let us come near together to judgment.

Isaiah 42:12

Let them give glory to LORD, and declare his praise in the islands.

Isaiah 44:24

Thus says LORD, thy Redeemer, and he who formed thee from the womb: I am LORD, who makes all things, who stretches forth the heavens alone, who spreads abroad the earth (who is with me?),

Isaiah 45:22

Look to me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth, for I am God, and there is none else.

Isaiah 46:3

Hearken to me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, who have been borne [by me] from their birth, who have been carried from the womb.

Isaiah 51:5

My righteousness is near. My salvation has gone forth, and my arms shall judge the peoples. The isles shall wait for me, and on my arm they shall trust.

Isaiah 57:19

I create the fruit of the lips. Peace, peace, to him who is far off and to him who is near, says LORD, and I will heal him.

Isaiah 60:9

Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, for the name of LORD thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel, because he has glorified thee.

Isaiah 66:19

And I will set a sign among them, and I will send such as escape of them to the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, to Tubal and Javan, to the isles afar off, who have not heard my fame, nor have seen my glory, a

Zephaniah 2:11

LORD will be terrible to them, for he will famish all the gods of the earth. And men shall worship him, everyone from his place, even all the isles of the nations.

Matthew 1:20-21

But while he considered these things, behold, an agent of Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take Mary to be thy wife, for that which was begotten in her is from Holy Spirit.

Luke 1:15

For he will be great in the sight of the Lord, and he should, no, not drink wine and strong drink. And he will be filled of Holy Spirit, even from his mother's belly.

Luke 2:10-11

And the agent said to them, Fear not, for behold, I bring you good-news of great joy that will be to all the people,

John 10:36

whom the Father made holy and sent into the world, do ye say, Thou blaspheme, because I said, I am the Son of God?

Ephesians 2:17

And after coming he preached good-news, peace to you, to those far off and to those near,

Hebrews 12:25

Watch, that ye not refuse him who speaks. For if those men did not escape, having refused him who spoke a divine message on earth, much more we, those who turn away from him from the heavens,

1 Peter 1:20

who was indeed foreknown before the foundation of the world, but was manifested in the last times because of you.

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