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Isaiah 64:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But now, O Jehovah, thou art our Father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But now, O LORD, thou [art] our father; we [are] the clay, and thou our potter; and we all [are] the work of thy hand.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— But now, O LORD, You are our Father, We are the clay, and You our potter; And all of us are the work of Your hand.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But now, O LORD, thou [art] our father; we [are] the clay, and thou our potter; and we all [are] the work of thy hand.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And now, Jehovah, thou art our Father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But, now, O Yahweh, our father, thou art,—We, are the clay, and, thou, art our potter, Yea, the work of thy hand, are, we all:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And now, O Jehovah, thou [art] our Father, We [are] the clay, and Thou our Framer, And the work of Thy hand—all of us.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And now, O Lord, thou art our father, and we are clay: and thou art our maker, and we all are the works of thy hands.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But now, O LORD, thou [art] our father: we are the clay, and thou our potter, and we [all] are the worke of thine hand.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And now, O Lord, thou art our Father, and we are clay, all [of us] the work of thine hands.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— But now, O Yahweh, thou [art] our father; we [are] the clay, and thou our potter; and we all [are] the work of thy hand.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But now, x6258
(6258) Complement
אַתָּה
`attah
{at-taw'}
From H6256; at this time, whether adverbial, conjugational or expletive.
O Yhw יָהוֶה, 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
thou x859
(0859) Complement
אַתָּה
'attah
{at-taw'}
A primitive pronoun of the second person; thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you.
[art] our father; 1
{0001} Prime
אָב
'ab
{awb}
A primitive word; father in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application.
we x587
(0587) Complement
אֲנַחְנוּ
'anachnuw
{an-akh'-noo}
Apparently from H0595; we.
[are] the clay, 2563
{2563} Prime
חֹמֶר
chomer
{kho'-mer}
From H2560; properly a bubbling up, that is, of water, a wave; of earth, mire or clay (cement); also a heap; hence a chomer or dry measure.
and thou x859
(0859) Complement
אַתָּה
'attah
{at-taw'}
A primitive pronoun of the second person; thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you.
our potter; 3335
{3335} Prime
יָצַר
yatsar
{yaw-tsar'}
probably identical with H3334 (through the squeezing into shape); (compare H3331); to mould into a form; especially as a potter; figuratively to determine (that is, form a resolution).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
and we all x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
[are] the work 4639
{4639} Prime
מַעֲשֶׂה
ma`aseh
{mah-as-eh'}
From H6213; an action (good or bad); generally a transaction; abstractly activity; by implication a product (specifically a poem) or (generally) property.
of thy hand. 3027
{3027} Prime
יָד
yad
{yawd}
A primitive word; a hand (the open one (indicating power, means, direction, etc.), in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Isaiah 64:8

_ _ father — (Isaiah 63:16).

_ _ clay ... potter — (Isaiah 29:16; Isaiah 45:9). Unable to mould themselves aright, they beg the sovereign will of God to mould them unto salvation, even as He made them at the first, and is their “Father.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Isaiah 64:6-12.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Isaiah 64:8

Our father — Notwithstanding all this thou art our father both by creation, and by adoption, therefore pity us thy children.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Isaiah 64:8

But now, O LORD, thou [art] our father; we [are] the (i) clay, and thou our potter; and we all [are] the work of thy hand.

(i) Even though O Lord by your just judgment you may utterly destroy us as the potter may his pot, yet we appeal to your mercies, by which it has pleased you to adopt us to be your children.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
thou art:

Isaiah 63:16 Doubtless thou [art] our father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not: thou, O LORD, [art] our father, our redeemer; thy name [is] from everlasting.
Exodus 4:22 And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD, Israel [is] my son, [even] my firstborn:
Deuteronomy 32:6 Do ye thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? [is] not he thy father [that] hath bought thee? hath he not made thee, and established thee?
Galatians 3:26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
Galatians 3:29 And if ye [be] Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.

are the clay:

Isaiah 29:16 Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter's clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?
Isaiah 45:9 Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! [Let] the potsherd [strive] with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?
Jeremiah 18:2-6 Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words. ... O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay [is] in the potter's hand, so [are] ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.
Romans 9:20-24 Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed [it], Why hast thou made me thus? ... Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?

all are:

Isaiah 43:7 [Even] every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.
Isaiah 44:21 Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; for thou [art] my servant: I have formed thee; thou [art] my servant: O Israel, thou shalt not be forgotten of me.
Isaiah 44:24 Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I [am] the LORD that maketh all [things]; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;
Job 10:8-9 Thine hands have made me and fashioned me together round about; yet thou dost destroy me. ... Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made me as the clay; and wilt thou bring me into dust again?
Psalms 100:3 Know ye that the LORD he [is] God: [it is] he [that] hath made us, and not we ourselves; [we are] his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Psalms 119:73 JOD. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.
Psalms 138:8 The LORD will perfect [that which] concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, [endureth] for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
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Ex 4:22. Dt 32:6. Jb 10:8. Ps 100:3; 119:73; 138:8. Is 29:16; 43:7; 44:21, 24; 45:9; 63:16. Jr 18:2. Ro 9:20. Ga 3:26, 29. Ep 2:10.

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