Isaiah 5:23

“Which iustifie the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousnes of the righteous from him.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!
- King James Version

Who justify the wicked for a bribe, And take away the rights of the ones who are in the right!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that justify the wicked for a bribe, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!
- American Standard Version (1901)

Who for a reward give support to the cause of the sinner, and who take away the righteousness of the upright from him.
- Basic English Bible

who justify the wicked for a bribe, and turn away the righteousness of the righteous from them!
- Darby Bible

Who justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!
- Webster's Bible

who acquit the guilty for a bribe, but deny justice for the innocent!
- World English Bible

Declaring righteous the wicked for a bribe, And the righteousness of the righteous They turn aside from him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

That justify the wicked for a reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 5:23


5:23 Take away - Pronounce sentence against him.


Discussion for Isaiah 5

  • Fred scanlan
    Indeed,the church has failed to preach the truth. The tower has been disassembled in the vineyard! We are not justified by our works, but by faith are we saved. This is why our God created the second Adam . The Christ. Their is salvation in no other! Mans righteousness is as filthy rags. Who are we that our God is mindful of us. Who are we too tell our creator what is needful?Their is none right.
  • Maria Morales
    Because the Israelites or his vineyard in this parable disobeyed Him, he allowed the other nations to conquer or devour them. He took away the hedge or his protection. Nevertheless, he will still be merciful to them Is.14.
  • Theodore Douglas Barnett Jr.
    All nations that make the choice to turn from God, Will be turned into hell. That is not a threat, that is a promise. We in the USA live under this derision that God loves us as a nation so much and that because we have "In God We Trust " printed on our money, God will excuse sin. This is the hour of repentance. Hebrews says judgment must come to the church house first before the world.
  • A disciple
    "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!" The cross of Christ is not our enemy. The opposition and contradiction of sinners against Him and His Word is a token of our salvation, and of God's approval and happiness with us. The things highly thought of by the world are abomination to God.
  • Steve morrow
    ISAIH 5:16 but THE LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgement and GOD that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness JOHN 17:19 and for their sakes I sanctify myself that they also might be sanctified through the truth ***** HEBREWS 12:14 follow peace with all men and --- holiness --- without which no man shall see THE LORD *****
  • Bryant Coots
    America today is in the same position as Judah when this passage was written. As they were God's chosen representatives for that day, America has had a special calling to be ambassadors of the Christian faith to the world. For decades now we have seen unfaithfulness to that calling. Society is becoming more and more corrupt, at every level. Sadly, we can expect the same judgment.

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