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

  • Joann Heidt
    He was a powerful Ptophet, He showrd God's greatness and proclaimed it.
  • Lois Taylor
    I truly love the book of Isaiah,because when I accepted Jesus as my Savior, the second verse that the Holy Spirit lead me to turn to was Isaiah 1:18.Isaiah is a very powerful book, every chapter.One must read it slowly and ingest its beauty.
  • C. Gabriel
    I find the Book of Isaiah very deep, and have some understanding, but majority I do not comprehend. Still learning!
    I found this site which has commentaries, which helps a lot!
  • Lucinda Palestrant
    Ernetns, Job 13:3 gives " reason with God." Sorry! I spoke too soon.
  • Lucinda Palestrant
    Ahoents Ernest, Can you give us scripture that tells us to "reason" with God? What I see in scripture is "believe" in and on Jesus Christ. But I would like to see scripture that gives what you say substance. thank you
  • Ahoentsu Ernest
    God is so merciful to forgive us our sins and still reason with us I pray that whoever reads this will change his or her life and reason with God

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