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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

  • Luke emeka okeke
    Make me grow spiritual
  • This is a great verse for people like me who think their sins are not all removed because of the struggle with sin in our lives. These were clothes that had been dyed with strong colors that were permanent and wouldn't come out once dyed.
  • Danuelle Tucker
    Isaiah 1 is a reflection of the times we have entered into especially in the United States we have forsaken the God that has blessed this nation in the past because we obeyed him and now we have turned our back on God and went after false God's and left for the love of money. We have become rebellious like he said and refuse to hear him until something tragic happens. It sad that's the only time people now a days take the time to hear what thus saith the Lord until misfortune come. I pray that this nation will turn back their hearts and minds to God and allow him to rid this nation of it's impurities.
  • LL
    The mentioning of Sodom and Gommorah, also reminds me of the now times..if you noticed since the passing of bills all over the country for gay rights, that same behavior was extremely prevalent back then and both cities were destroyed. In addition, Bible prophecy states that people will be waxed cold...and boy are they! This country is in bad shape and a lot of that has to do with the expulsion of God in this country. People are really disobedient and moving God out of schools and other places, has caused havoc and it already is doing just that, this country is no longer protected but we as Christians, nothing will harm us..so we need to stay prayed up to intercede. God be with us
  • Billy j adkins
    It's soo scary the days we are in every thing I just seen in Isaiah is the u.s.a down to a tee I pray to JESUS that they stop come to repent 2015 is the 7th yr sence the depression of 08. The LORD MAY JUDGE THIS COUNTRY LIKE NEVER BE FOR LOVE U GUYS GOD BLESS U
    God is ever ready and willing to receive us back if we can make a sincere turn from our evil life style.I advice we do it now that we still have the opportunity because the next one second might be too late.

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