Isaiah 10:1

“Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Woe vnto them that decree vnrighteous decrees, and that write grieuousnesse which they haue prescribed:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Woe to those who enact evil statutes And to those who constantly record unjust decisions,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and to the writers that write perverseness;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Cursed are those who make evil decisions, and the writers who make the records of their cruel acts:
- Basic English Bible

Woe unto them that decree iniquitous decrees, and to the writers that prescribe oppression,
- Darby Bible

Woe to them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed;
- Webster's Bible

Woe to those who decree unrighteous decrees, and to the writers who write oppressive decrees;
- World English Bible

Wo [to] those decreeing decrees of iniquity, And writers who have prescribed perverseness.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and to the writers that write iniquity;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 10:1


10:1 Woe - Unto those magistrates who make unjust laws, and give unjust sentences. Grievousness - Grievous things, such unjust decrees as cause grief and vexation to their subjects.


Discussion for Isaiah 10

  • Bill Franklin
    Ref. V 13- Exactly the same theme and attitude as the Progressive Movement of our day 2017. We seem to think because we are so smart we don't need God anymore. That goes for our nation and the world. This verse supports an end time prophecy "Knowledge shall Increase".
    V 21- God saved a remnant then and He is going to save a remnant again in our generation. (ie) the Rapture of the Church

  • Shenika Chapman
    God is strong enough to defeat anything confusion that's beyond my power. God is the weapon in destructure
  • Loveth Eberechukwu
    I think in verse 27, God has the power to liberate his people from any satanic bondage by the power of the Holy Spirit being present in His anointing. If only man will change from his evil act and return to God in sincere repentance and humility.
  • Lilian
    God gaves us his heavenly manna the word of God. He who eat the word of God will find the truth and the truth will set us free. We must obey his words and accept his words as God 's words can give us peace, life, joy, abundance and can save our soul. We are already covered and washed from Jesus precious blood that shed for us. We must be thankful and praised Jesus for everything he have done in our lives. We must follow thy way, we as a sheep must follow Jesus as he is the good Shephered who lay down his life for us, protecting us and comforting us. We must live like Jesus and follow him and believe him that he is the Son of the Living God. Jesus says i am the way the truth and the life no man comes to the Father except thru me. We must be found in the church and hear God 's words until rapture. Jesus loves us so much that you cant imagine
  • Harycollins
    The verses 13 14 of this chapter is showing us of how stupid we human can be some times,trying to take the glory that is due to God Almighty.In every success we archive in life let us learn to put pride aside and give God the glory for our success, for him alone has made it possible.
  • If you had gone out into the streets where my poor people are you could have brought a change of heart

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