Isaiah 1:9

“Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Except the Lord of hostes had left vnto vs a very small remnant, we should haue beene as Sodom, and we should haue bene like vnto Gomorrah.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Unless the LORD of hosts Had left us a few survivors, We would be like Sodom, We would be like Gomorrah.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Except Jehovah of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, we should have been like unto Gomorrah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If the Lord of armies had not kept some at least of us safe, we would have been like Sodom, and the fate of Gomorrah would have been ours.
- Basic English Bible

Unless Jehovah of hosts had left us a very small residue, we should have been as Sodom, we should have been like unto Gomorrah.
- Darby Bible

Except the LORD of hosts had left to us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom; we should have been like Gomorrah.
- Webster's Bible

Unless Yahweh of Armies had left to us a very small remnant, we would have been as Sodom; we would have been like Gomorrah.
- World English Bible

Unless Jehovah of Hosts had left to us a remnant, Shortly -- as Sodom we had been, To Gomorrah we had been like!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, we should have been like unto Gomorrah.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

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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