Isaiah 1:3

“The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The oxe knoweth his owner, and the asse his masters cribbe: but Israel doeth not know, my people doeth not consider.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"An ox knows its owner, And a donkey its master's manger, {But} Israel does not know, My people do not understand."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib; `but' Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Even the ox has knowledge of its owner, and the ass of the place where its master puts its food: but Israel has no knowledge, my people give no thought to me.
- Basic English Bible

The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib; Israel doth not know, my people hath no intelligence.
- Darby Bible

The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.
- Webster's Bible

The ox knows his owner, and the donkey his master's crib; but Israel doesn't know, my people don't consider."
- World English Bible

An ox hath known its owner, And an ass the crib of its master, Israel hath not known, My people hath not understood.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib; but Israel doth not know, My people doth not consider.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 1:3


1:3 Know - Me their owner and master. Knowing is here taken practically, as it is usually in scripture, and includes reverence and obedience.


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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