Isaiah 1:9

“Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Except the Lord of hostes had left vnto vs a very small remnant, we should haue beene as Sodom, and we should haue bene like vnto Gomorrah.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Unless the LORD of hosts Had left us a few survivors, We would be like Sodom, We would be like Gomorrah.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Except Jehovah of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, we should have been like unto Gomorrah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If the Lord of armies had not kept some at least of us safe, we would have been like Sodom, and the fate of Gomorrah would have been ours.
- Basic English Bible

Unless Jehovah of hosts had left us a very small residue, we should have been as Sodom, we should have been like unto Gomorrah.
- Darby Bible

Except the LORD of hosts had left to us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom; we should have been like Gomorrah.
- Webster's Bible

Unless Yahweh of Armies had left to us a very small remnant, we would have been as Sodom; we would have been like Gomorrah.
- World English Bible

Unless Jehovah of Hosts had left to us a remnant, Shortly -- as Sodom we had been, To Gomorrah we had been like!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, we should have been like unto Gomorrah.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Isaiah 1

  • Sister Lottie
    Isaiah is a major prophet that God used doing Bible time to speak to his people the Israelites and to speak to all of us today . There is no difference in what was happening back then and what is happening today through out the world. People all over this world act as if God doesn't exist and they come up with their own righteous and have forsaken The Lord God and is facing judgement for sin !
  • 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!

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