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

  • BSP
    In this chapter God viewed the Israelites' sins as wicked as the nations of Sodom and Gomorrah. They had fallen so far, but Jehovah God was laying their sins bare and giving them a warning before he took action against them.
  • Irene123
    To Russell Allen on Isa. ch. 1 - First of all - God bless for your humility. Here are some scriptures for your consideration - Deut. 4:39; 6:4; Isa. 42:8; 43:11; 44:6, 8; 45:5,6,18,21; 46:9; 47:8, 10; 48:11. There is ONE theme that runs through and 'connects' them all. As Isa. 28:10 says ..............; the WHOLE Bible works together, you CANNOT pick 'n choose what you want.
  • Russell allen
    my comments realy would not count because i don,t have much understanding i believe in god and the blessed thrinty i believe isaiah was a very great man of GOD. that which i cannot understand i try to make up with good deeds toward my fellow man
  • Owani moses
    God was revealing that grace was just at the door so no more sacrifice of burnt offering
  • Irene Kitamirike
    Isaiah 1 it teaches us that God is not after our burnt offerings, God is not after our beautiful voices that we offer in songs of worship, infact He's not even after our endless prayers. He is after our hearts. If we give Him our hearts and let Him lead and guide, wow! there we have given Him the platform to decorate our lives. there is His smile. Beautiful chapter!
  • Kurt
    My dark soul, full of sin, was struck down, burned as stubble in 1992. Since then the world has taught me to flee back to find Him and his Word. I simply cannot stay long in the world, full of lies, corruption, and false gods enticing. Sin is slavery and now my mission expands to visit a prison in Haiti. Amidst total darkness 3000 men crowd a facility designed to allow them to only stand. Kurt.

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