Isaiah 64:6

“But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But we are al as an vncleane thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy ragges, and we all doe fade as a leafe, and our iniquities like the wind haue taken vs away.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For all of us have become like one who is unclean, And all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment; And all of us wither like a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For we are all become as one that is unclean, and all our righteousnesses are as a polluted garment: and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For we have all become like an unclean person, and all our good acts are like a dirty robe: and we have all become old like a dead leaf, and our sins, like the wind, take us away.
- Basic English Bible

And we are all become as an unclean [thing], and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all fade as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, have carried us away;
- Darby Bible

But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
- Webster's Bible

For we have all become as one who is unclean, and all our righteousness is as a polluted garment: and we all fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.
- World English Bible

And we are as unclean -- all of us, And as a garment passing away, all our righteous acts; And we fade as a leaf -- all of us. And our iniquities as wind do take us away.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(64:5) And we are all become as one that is unclean, and all our righteousnesses are as a polluted garment; and we all do fade as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 64:6


64:6 Unclean - Formerly there were some that feared thee; but now we are all as one polluted mass, nothing of good left in us by reason of an universal degeneracy. And all - The very best of us all are no better than the uncleanest things. Taken - Carried away to Babylon, as leaves hurried away by a boisterous wind.


Discussion for Isaiah 64

  • Anny
    We should be honored to be molded by Jehovah God. We have to be willing to be like soft clay that God can mold into a precious vessel.
  • Lilian
    Our God is a Potter simply because He is our loving God who created everything and we are one of his workmanship a clay. We must be Born Again in Spirit and we must give him a place in our life inorder for him to take place in our hearts. If we allow God to take over our life and guide us to our salvation. For God so love the world that he gave his only begotten Son Jesus Christ that whoever believes in him will not be perish but have everlasting life. Thanks to Jesus for his blood that shed for us. From his blood we are cleansed and we are washed by our sins. He made everything new, our job now is to believe Jesus and follow Jesus and obey his commandments if we love him. He is the only Jehovah whom i praised and give thanks for he is worthy to be praised. Amen
  • Trinity adwoa kwofie for verse 8
    he created us, so in any situation that we find ourselves we must remember that our creator will be able to create a good a way for us, as he was able to use the clay which is the ground that we walk for it to become a living being so is he able to make all things possible
  • We have a heavenly Father the one who created us in the beginning. Our heavenly Father gave us the chance to come back to Him through His beloved Son Jesus, and as such, we have the opportunity to partake of the Kingdom of God, by finding Jesus and walking in His righteousness. I was thinking about clay. It 's just a big lump. It does not move. It can not create anything of itself. Only when the potter picks up the clay and begins to shape and mold the clay, does it become a piece of wonderful artwork. God is the Potter and we are His clay. He is the one who created us and not we ourselves. And given the fact that Jesus redeemed us from the power of the devil, through the blood He shed, we are debtors no longer to sin, but to Christ. As such, we are to call on the name of Jesus and ask Jesus to create in us a clean heart and renew in us a right spirit, so that God can create us into His perfect and holy workmanship.
  • MockingBird for verse 8
    God is the potter If I allow Him to make the necessary changes in my heart I will have a peace able and prosperous life. We prosper not as the world prospers but in the way God prospers. We are more rich than the world. I am His workmanship created in Christ Jesus.
  • Gaudiozi junior for verse 6
    if we are to depend upon our works for salvation then it means that we are doomed no man will ever work out his own righteousness to the level of God s righteousness for even our best efforts are like filthy rags before God thanks Father for calvary

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