Isaiah 1:17

“Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Learne to doe well, seeke iudgement, relieue the oppressed, iudge the fatherlesse, plead for the widow.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Learn to do good; Seek justice, Reprove the ruthless, Defend the orphan, Plead for the widow.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

learn to do well; seek justice, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Take pleasure in well-doing; let your ways be upright, keep down the cruel, give a right decision for the child who has no father, see to the cause of the widow.
- Basic English Bible

learn to do well: seek judgment, gladden the oppressed, do justice to the fatherless, plead for the widow.
- Darby Bible

Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
- Webster's Bible

Learn to do well. Seek justice. Relieve the oppressed. Judge the fatherless. Plead for the widow."
- World English Bible

Seek judgment, make happy the oppressed, Judge the fatherless, strive [for] the widow.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Learn to do well; seek justice, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 1:17


1:17 Learn - Begin to live soberly, righteously, and godly. Judgment - Shew your religion to God, by practising justice to men. Judge - Defend and deliver them.


Discussion for Isaiah 1

  • Irene123
    To Russell Allen on Isa. ch. 1 - First of all - God bless for your humility. Here are some scriptures for your consideration - Deut. 4:39; 6:4; Isa. 42:8; 43:11; 44:6, 8; 45:5,6,18,21; 46:9; 47:8, 10; 48:11. There is ONE theme that runs through and 'connects' them all. As Isa. 28:10 says ..............; the WHOLE Bible works together, you CANNOT pick 'n choose what you want.
  • Russell allen
    my comments realy would not count because i don,t have much understanding i believe in god and the blessed thrinty i believe isaiah was a very great man of GOD. that which i cannot understand i try to make up with good deeds toward my fellow man
  • Owani moses
    God was revealing that grace was just at the door so no more sacrifice of burnt offering
  • Irene Kitamirike
    Isaiah 1 it teaches us that God is not after our burnt offerings, God is not after our beautiful voices that we offer in songs of worship, infact He's not even after our endless prayers. He is after our hearts. If we give Him our hearts and let Him lead and guide, wow! there we have given Him the platform to decorate our lives. there is His smile. Beautiful chapter!
  • Kurt
    My dark soul, full of sin, was struck down, burned as stubble in 1992. Since then the world has taught me to flee back to find Him and his Word. I simply cannot stay long in the world, full of lies, corruption, and false gods enticing. Sin is slavery and now my mission expands to visit a prison in Haiti. Amidst total darkness 3000 men crowd a facility designed to allow them to only stand. Kurt.
  • Jennifer Harvey
    Isaiah is a very powerful book. It's a must read!

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