Isaiah 1:21

“How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Howe is the faithfull citie become an harlot? it was full of iudgement, righteousnesse lodged in it; but now murtherers.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

How the faithful city has become a harlot, She {who} was full of justice! Righteousness once lodged in her, But now murderers.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

How is the faithful city become a harlot! she that was full of justice! righteousness lodged in her, but now murderers.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The upright town has become untrue; there was a time when her judges gave right decisions, when righteousness had a resting-place in her, but now she is full of those who take men's lives.
- Basic English Bible

How is the faithful city become a harlot! It was full of judgment; righteousness used to lodge in it, but now murderers.
- Darby Bible

How is the faithful city become a harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.
- Webster's Bible

How the faithful city has become a prostitute! She was full of justice; righteousness lodged in her, but now murderers.
- World English Bible

How hath a faithful city become a harlot? I have filled it [with] judgment, Righteousness lodgeth in it -- now murderers.
- Youngs Literal Bible

How is the faithful city become a harlot! She that was full of justice, righteousness lodged in her, but now murderers.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 1:21


1:21 The city - Jerusalem, which in the reign of former kings was faithful to God. An harlot - Is filled with idolatry. Murderers - Under that one gross kind, he comprehends all sorts of unrighteous men and practices.


Discussion for Isaiah 1

  • Davida Roberts
    I believe America is just as wicked today ... as it was back then in that time and I do believe we have the same God. and America had better change or suffer the same conquences as Sodom and gomorrah... That's what I think.
  • Irene123
    To Frank L. - the Bible doesn't say because - it's not germaine to Jesus' plan of salvation. He gave us what we need to know to be with Him eternally.
  • Sharon tuning
    I know the prophet is speaking of Israel but it makes me think of the way America is headed also..... America is standing for evil and we (the church) must repent as the kingdom of God is At hand...
  • Este Velu
    Can the vision of ISAIAH will apply to Judah
  • BSP
    In this chapter God viewed the Israelites' sins as wicked as the nations of Sodom and Gomorrah. They had fallen so far, but Jehovah God was laying their sins bare and giving them a warning before he took action against them.
  • Russell allen
    my comments realy would not count because i don,t have much understanding i believe in god and the blessed thrinty i believe isaiah was a very great man of GOD. that which i cannot understand i try to make up with good deeds toward my fellow man

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