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

  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 3:5 TRUST IN THE LORD WITH --ALL THINE HEART--AND LEAN NOT UNTO THINE OWN UNDERSTANDING ACTS 24:25 AND AS HE REASONED OF RIGHTEOUSNESS TEMPERANCE AND JUDGEMENT TO COME FELIX TREMBLED AND ANSWERED GO THY WAY FOR THIS TIME WHEN I HAVE A CONVENIENT SEASON I WILL CALL FOR THEE PROVEERBS 12:17 HE THAT SPEAKETH TRUTH SHOWETH FORTH RIGHTEOUSNESSBUT A FALSE WITNESS DECEIT----LOGIC ???
  • A disciple
    Melody; Very good question! Its like how Jesus said in Matthew 5:25, to be in a good mind and agreeable toward your adversary that you not be brought before the Judge. The definition for "reason" is: to think through logically, as a problem; to think or argue in a logical manner; to form conclusions, judgments, or inferences from facts or premises. This is about our acknowledging the truth.
  • Melody williams
    My bible study is doing Isaiah, we answer questions, and I have a question? what does it mean to reason with God?
  • A disciple
    Hi Jim; I once heard, that "Temptations won't cease till we're 15 minutes dead!" The difference that the Father has put between us and those who will not hear Jesus' voice, is the good and honest heart which acknowledges the truth, bows its head and says O Lord, be merciful to me the sinner! Jesus forgives us the sins and sets us free, and gives us grace and His Spirit to be holy and steadfast.
  • Jim
    Did the people ever feel guilt from their sins? I think we all have battled the temptations of sin early in our salvation, til guilt and shame finally overwhelms our lives and existence. The yoke of sin becomes heavy and finally we fall, look up and give it all to the Lord.
    (Matt 11:29) Take my yoke upon you and learn of me for I am meek and lowly in heart and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
  • 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.

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