Berean Study Bible Isaiah 1:3
The ox knows its owner,
and the donkey its master’s manger,
but Israel does not know;
My people do not understand.”
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1167: A master, a husband, owner
Noun - masculine ...
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It could go back all the way to the attributed speaker
It could be a statement based on what the attributed speaker said,
but has been developed/expanded upon since that time
It could be an incorrect attribution
Much of the material was in oral ...