Isaiah 3:11

“Woe vnto the wicked, it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his handes shalbe giuen him.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

Woe unto the wicked! [it shall be] ill [with him]: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.
- King James Version

Woe to the wicked! {It will go} badly {with him,} For what he deserves will be done to him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Woe unto the wicked! `it shall be' ill `with him'; for what his hands have done shall be done unto him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Unhappy is the sinner! for the reward of his evil doings will come on him.
- Basic English Bible

Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill [with him], because the desert of his hands shall be rendered unto him.
- Darby Bible

Woe to the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.
- Webster's Bible

Woe to the wicked! Disaster is upon them; for the deeds of his hands will be paid back to him.
- World English Bible

Wo to the wicked -- evil, Because the deed of his hand is done to him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him; for the work of his hands shall be done to him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Isaiah 3

  • Maria Morales
    Isaiah is warning both the northern and southern kingdom Jerusalem is referring to northern kingdom. He is warning their leaders who are devouring his vineyard. In other words they are not judging the people, Israel , with the knowledge of the word of God.
  • Patricia Jackson
    Isaiah speaks of past, present and future things to come, what I have read, I see going on today. I cry as I read, for it speaks of truth
  • A disciple
    "And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbor: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honorable." In Jeremiah 25:28-30 is the Word of wrath upon the Nations of the world, and that as judgment begins at the house of God (Israel), so it must follow upon all the rest of the world who are under God's Elect People.
  • Lu2677
    Insight 777 You say "Jesus was not born with the Holy Spirit from the whom as John was." Definitely read John 1. Verse 33,34. John witness the Holy Spirit descend on Jesus, and stayed, (a dove) so John would see what was to come for all that believed in Jesus. Jesus is God, Jesus is the Holy Spirit, how could He be absent from himself? John says Jesus was before me. May the Lord give you wisdom.
  • I AM
    The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
    Who is a liar but he that denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denies the Father and the Son. Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him. What mean ye that ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor says the Lord GOD of hosts?
  • Insight777
    Lord does not always mean God in the Bible. Lord is a word used for a human landowner, ruler, a king or prince or respected teacher or husband. Jesus was not born with Holy Spirit from the womb as John was. He received Holy Spirit from God when baptized by John. Then Jesus received the term Lord as, Son of God, respected teacher of God's word. Lord of hosts= nations military leader, not Jesus.

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