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

  • Patrick L
    I love the Old Testament. It gives us a clear picture of the rigidity, severity, and uncompromising nature of 'The Law........and sets the stage for the fulfillment of the Law, the righteousness of Christ, and the mercy and grace of God.
  • Adekunle adeosun abolaji
    Its a warning to all beliver dat if we willingly obey God commands all his good promise for man kind will come to pass.
  • 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.
  • 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!

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