Isaiah 54:17

“No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

No weapon that is formed against thee, shall prosper, and euery tongue that shall rise against thee in iudgement, thou shalt condemne. This is the heritage of the seruants of the Lord, and their righteousnesse is of me, saith the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their vindication is from Me, declares the LORD."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of Jehovah, and their righteousness which is of me, saith Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

No instrument of war which is formed against you will be of any use; and every tongue which says evil against you will be judged false. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness comes from me, says the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

No weapon that is prepared against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that riseth against thee in judgment, thou shalt condemn. This is the inheritance of the servants of Jehovah; and their righteousness is of me, saith Jehovah.
- Darby Bible

No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is from me, saith the LORD.
- Webster's Bible

No weapon that is formed against you will prevail; and you will condemn every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of Yahweh, and their righteousness which is of me," says Yahweh.
- World English Bible

No weapon formed against thee prospereth, And every tongue rising against thee, In judgment thou condemnest. This [is] the inheritance of the servants of Jehovah, And their righteousness from me, an affirmation of Jehovah!
- Youngs Literal Bible

No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their due reward from Me, saith the LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 54:17


54:17 Condemn - And I will deliver thee not only from the fury of war, but also from the strife of tongues. This - This blessed condition, is the portion allotted them by me. Righteousness - The reward of their righteousness. Of me - I give it, and I will continue it to them.


Discussion for Isaiah 54

  • Liliana Brenner
    Verse:17
    Our family found it on the back of the car in front of us so dad said to look it up. We looked it up and it has helped it with different troubles in our lives. 17:No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteo... is of me, saith the LORD.
  • Irene123
    I may be wrong, but - I think v.1 refers to the N.T. church of Acts 2. The Jews rejected Jesus (as a whole) so Jesus, through Peter, Paul, all the disciples really, went to the Gentiles who just came in droves. The Gentiles were the 'desolate'; God (Jesus) was 'married' to the Jews from time immemorial.
  • Irene123
    To S. Morrow on Isa. 54:17 - were you commenting on the 'Verse of the Day'? I missed your point .....?
  • Steve morrow
    in response to Isaiah 54:17---Proverbs 8:8 all the words of MY mouth are in righteousness there is nothing forward or perverse in them---Psalm 119:172my tongue shall speak of thy word for all thy commandments are righteousness---Psalm 119:144 the righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting give me understanding and I shall live --- Romans 10:2 for I bear them record that they have a zeal of GOD but not according to knowledge --- Romans 10:3 for they being ignorant of GOD"S righteousness and going about to establish their own righteousness have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of GOD --- Romans 10:10 for with the heart man believeth unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation --- Romans 6:20 for when you were the servants of sin you were free from righteousness --- Acts 10:34 35 then peter opened his mouth and said of a truth I perceive that GOD is no respecter of persons --- 10:35 but in every nation he that feareth HIM and worketh righteousness is accepted with HIM --- Romans 6:16 know you not that to whom you yield yourselves servants to obey his servants you are to whom you obey whether of sin unto death or of obedience unto righteousness --- Romans 6:18 being then made free from sin you became the servants of righteousness
  • Nancha
    Thank you all. I am now taking baptism classes and my fear and anxiety have decreased a lot. My next step is asking God to baptize me with the Holy spirit, I need that power to help me fight a good fight and be a witness for Jesus.
  • Lu2677
    I don't remember any verse that tells someone to baptize himself!
    Jesus told John to baptize him. We are to follow Christ.