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

  • 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
  • Connie
    Chapter 1:18 zEither as a individual or a nation ,God is willing to forgive our sins ,we are to turn from our ways of innitly, by overcoming the weights that can so easiy beset us ,so we are aware and know their is a warfare between good and evil going on in our members the mind one example ,that will be an on going battle,between the flesh and the spirit ,until the Lord comes back again.
  • Merilyn Ray
    Piggy back to the comment by LL regarding, Christians are protected, we must remember, scriptures also states in KJV the book of Matthew 5 verse 45, That ye may be children of your Father which is in heaven: for He maketh His sun to rise on the evil and the good and sendeth rain on the just and the unjust.

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