Isaiah 1:7

“Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Your countrey is desolate, your cities are burnt with fire: your land, strangers deuoure it in your presence, and it is desolate as ouerthrowen by strangers.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Your land is desolate, Your cities are burned with fire, Your fields--strangers are devouring them in your presence; It is desolation, as overthrown by strangers.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Your country is desolate; your cities are burned with fire; your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Your country has become waste; your towns are burned with fire; as for your land, it is overturned before your eyes, made waste and overcome by men from strange lands.
- Basic English Bible

Your country is desolate; your cities are burned with fire; your land, strangers eat it up in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.
- Darby Bible

Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.
- Webster's Bible

Your country is desolate. Your cities are burned with fire. Strangers devour your land in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.
- World English Bible

Your land [is] a desolation, your cities burnt with fire, Your ground, before you strangers are consuming it, And a desolation as overthrown by strangers!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Your country is desolate; your cities are burned with fire; your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by floods.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 1:7


1:7 In your presence - Which your eye shall see to torment you, when there is no power in your hands to deliver you. As - Heb. as the overthrow of strangers, that is, which strangers bring upon a land which is not likely to continue in their hands, and therefore they spare no persons, and spoil and destroy all things, which is not usually done in wars between persons of the same, or of a neighbouring nation.


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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