Isaiah 3:9

“ The shew of their countenance doeth witnesse against them, and they declare their sinne as Sodom, they hide it not: woe vnto their soule, for they haue rewarded euill vnto themselues.”

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Other Translations

The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide [it] not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.
- King James Version

The expression of their faces bears witness against them, And they display their sin like Sodom; They do not {even} conceal {it.} Woe to them! For they have brought evil on themselves.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The show of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have done evil unto themselves.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Their respect for a man's position is a witness against them; and their sin is open to the view of all; like that of Sodom, it is not covered. A curse on their soul! for the measure of their sin is full.
- Basic English Bible

The look of their face doth witness against them, and they declare their sin as Sodom: they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have brought evil upon themselves.
- Darby Bible

The show of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe to their soul! for they have rewarded evil to themselves.
- Webster's Bible

The look of their faces testify against them. They parade their sin like Sodom. They don't hide it. Woe to their soul! For they have brought disaster upon themselves.
- World English Bible

The appearance of their faces witnessed against them, And their sin, as Sodom, they declared, They have not hidden! Wo to their soul, For they have done to themselves evil.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The show of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have wrought evil unto themselves.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 3:9


3:9 The shew - Their pride, and wantonness, and impiety m manifestly shews itself in their very looks. They declare - They act it publickly, casting off all fear of God and reverence to men. Rewarded - Procured a fit recompense for their wickedness, even utter ruin.


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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