Isaiah 1:23

“Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thy princes are rebellious and companions of theeues: euery one loueth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they iudge not the fatherlesse, neither doth the cause of the widowe come vnto them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Your rulers are rebels And companions of thieves; Everyone loves a bribe And chases after rewards. They do not defend the orphan, Nor does the widow's plea come before them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves; every one loveth bribes, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Your chiefs have gone against the Lord, they have become friends of thieves; every one of them is looking for profit and going after rewards; they do not give right decisions for the child who has no father, and they do not let the cause of the widow come before them.
- Basic English Bible

thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves; every one loveth presents, and hunteth after rewards; they judge not the fatherless, and the cause of the widow cometh not unto them.
- Darby Bible

Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come to them.
- Webster's Bible

Your princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves. Everyone loves bribes, and follows after rewards. They don't judge the fatherless, neither does the cause of the widow come to them.
- World English Bible

Thy princes [are] apostates, and companions of thieves, Every one loving a bribe, and pursuing rewards, The fatherless they judge not, And the plea of the widow cometh not to them.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves; every one loveth bribes, and followeth after rewards; they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 1:23


1:23 Rebellious - Against me their sovereign Lord. Companions of thieves - Partly by giving them connivance and countenance, and partly by practising the same violence, and cruelty, and injustice that thieves used to do. Gifts - That is, bribes given to pervert justice.


Discussion for Isaiah 1

  • Sharneewallace
    The Holy Spirit came to me to read out of The Book Of Isaiah,I wasn't given a chapter or a verse, just to read the Book Of Isaiah, so is there anyone who can tell me where to start.
  • John
    God want to speak to us, but we are so busy and caught up in this world stuff. Turn off the tv,and radio put your phone's on silent. Put your family and friends on hold for a few minutes. Got to read the word, go to church, praised his name, prayer and meditate on God.
  • 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.

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