Isaiah 1:4

“Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Ah sinnefull nation, a people laden with iniquitie, a seede of euill doers, children that are corrupters: they haue forsaken the Lord, they haue prouoked the Holy one of Israel vnto anger, they are gone away backward.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Alas, sinful nation, People weighed down with iniquity, Offspring of evildoers, Sons who act corruptly! They have abandoned the LORD, They have despised the Holy One of Israel, They have turned away from Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evil-doers, children that deal corruptly! they have forsaken Jehovah, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are estranged `and gone' backward.
- American Standard Version (1901)

O nation full of sin, a people weighted down with crime, a generation of evil-doers, false-hearted children: they have gone away from the Lord, they have no respect for the Holy One of Israel, their hearts are turned back from him.
- Basic English Bible

Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that corrupt themselves! They have forsaken Jehovah; they have despised the Holy One of Israel; they are turned away backward.
- Darby Bible

Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evil-doers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel to anger, they are gone away backward.
- Webster's Bible

Ah sinful nation, a people loaded with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken Yahweh. They have despised the Holy One of Israel. They are estranged and backward.
- World English Bible

Ah, sinning nation, a people heavy [with] iniquity, A seed of evil doers, sons -- corrupters! They have forsaken Jehovah, They have despised the Holy One of Israel, They have gone away backward.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evil-doers, children that deal corruptly; they have forsaken the LORD, they have contemned the Holy One of Israel, they are turned away backward.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 1:4


1:4 A seed - The children of wicked parents, whose guilt they inherit, and whose evil example they follow. Corrupters - Heb. that corrupt themselves, or others by their counsel and example. Backward - Instead of proceeding forward and growing in grace.


Discussion for Isaiah 1

  • Mama
    The people in this passage were playing a game with God. They went through the motions, prayed, and even went to church. God said "I won't hear you." Still, he told them how to change. Learn to do good.
  • John Jennings
    "God is the same, yesterday, today and forever."
  • Claude perea
    Yea the father the son and the Holy spirits righteous indignation amen we love you father thank you for your holy righteousness
  • HERB MITCH
    Maybe we are not stoned for Adultery but the effect is still the same. Death
  • Dr Apostle kahn
    As we read the Word od God . we are to use it to bring strength to others ( verse 26 says ) A I Will restore the judges as at the first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning : afterward thou shalt be called, city of righteousness, the faith city.
  • A disciple
    "Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth..." To all heaven and earth is the cry of the Prophet, to look at what happens with God and His people. People think that they don't matter enough, and that their little lives aren't going to affect the "vast scheme of things." But God said, "You are my witnesses;" and for better or worse, thus it must be. If you do well, men will see; and so too if you sin!

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