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

  • 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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