Isaiah 29:21

“That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of nought.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

That make a man an offendour for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproueth in the gate, and turne aside the iust for a thing of nought.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Who cause a person to be indicted by a word, And ensnare him who adjudicates at the gate, And defraud the one in the right with meaningless arguments.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that make a man an offender in `his' cause, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just with a thing of nought.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Who give help to a man in a wrong cause, and who put a net for the feet of him who gives decisions in the public place, taking away a man's right without cause.
- Basic English Bible

that make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and pervert [the judgment of] the righteous by futility.
- Darby Bible

That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of naught.
- Webster's Bible

who cause a person to be indicted by a word, and lay a snare for the arbiter in the gate, and who deprive the innocent of justice with false testimony.
- World English Bible

Causing men to sin in word, And for a reprover in the gate lay a snare, And turn aside into emptiness the righteous.
- Youngs Literal Bible

That make a man an offender by words, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just with a thing of nought.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 29:21


29:21 That make a man - That condemn a man, as if he was a great criminal. For him - For God's faithful prophets and ministers. The gate - There the people used to assemble, both upon civil and sacred accounts, and there prophets used to deliver their prophecies. Turn - From his right. The just - The faithful ministers of God. Nought - Not for any great advantage, but for a trifle.


Discussion for Isaiah 29:21

  • One of the things that come to mind with this scripture is that lets say a man is giving a sermon and he says something that is somewhat incorrect or you disagree and find fault with the speaker. I had done this in the past and totally missed the subject matter of the sermon. Recall he that has eyes to see and ears to hear. Bill

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