Isaiah 11:3

“And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And shal make him of quicke vnderstanding in the feare of the Lord, and he shall not iudge after the sight of his eyes, neither reproue after the hearing of his eares.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And He will delight in the fear of the LORD, And He will not judge by what His eyes see, Nor make a decision by what His ears hear;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And his delight shall be in the fear of Jehovah; and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither decide after the hearing of his ears;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he will not be guided in his judging by what he sees, or give decisions by the hearing of his ears:
- Basic English Bible

And his delight will be in the fear of Jehovah; and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears;
- Darby Bible

And will make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he will not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:
- Webster's Bible

His delight will be in the fear of Yahweh. He will not judge by the sight of his eyes, neither decide by the hearing of his ears;
- World English Bible

To refresh him in the fear of Jehovah, And by the sight of his eyes he judgeth not, Nor by the hearing of his ears decideth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And his delight shall be in the fear of the LORD; and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither decide after the hearing of his ears;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 11:3


11:3 In the fear - He shall not judge rashly and partially, but considerately and justly, as the fear of God obliges all judges to do. Judge - Of persons or causes. After the sight - According to outward appearance, as men do, because they cannot search mens hearts. Reprove - Condemn or pass sentence against a person. His ears - By uncertain rumours or suggestions.


Discussion for Isaiah 11:3

  • again proof that men are liars and apostasy is every where. they say don't judge at all "never" . God says to judge with his spirit as a guide and with his law of liberty and with his just ways not our own corrupted ways.
  • Charles coleman for verse 3
    Moving and exciting glimpses of the mind of God.

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