Isaiah 3:9

“The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The shew of their countenance doeth witnesse against them, and they declare their sinne as Sodom, they hide it not: woe vnto their soule, for they haue rewarded euill vnto themselues.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The expression of their faces bears witness against them, And they display their sin like Sodom; They do not {even} conceal {it.} Woe to them! For they have brought evil on themselves.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The show of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have done evil unto themselves.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Their respect for a man's position is a witness against them; and their sin is open to the view of all; like that of Sodom, it is not covered. A curse on their soul! for the measure of their sin is full.
- Basic English Bible

The look of their face doth witness against them, and they declare their sin as Sodom: they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have brought evil upon themselves.
- Darby Bible

The show of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe to their soul! for they have rewarded evil to themselves.
- Webster's Bible

The look of their faces testify against them. They parade their sin like Sodom. They don't hide it. Woe to their soul! For they have brought disaster upon themselves.
- World English Bible

The appearance of their faces witnessed against them, And their sin, as Sodom, they declared, They have not hidden! Wo to their soul, For they have done to themselves evil.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The show of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have wrought evil unto themselves.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 3:9


3:9 The shew - Their pride, and wantonness, and impiety m manifestly shews itself in their very looks. They declare - They act it publickly, casting off all fear of God and reverence to men. Rewarded - Procured a fit recompense for their wickedness, even utter ruin.


Discussion for Isaiah 3

  • BSP
    God was here warning the nation of Judah that everything that may have made them externally beautiful would be taken away and that they would be devastated. Their material things would be of no benefit when God judged them.
  • Jim Tritle
    It all goes back to II Chronicles 7:14. The reality is we are the same today as they were then. I believe our Lord is a just and forgiving Lord. I also believe that our problems our nation faces are because we put Jesus Christ on the back burner. He is not our first priority (Matthew 6:33). Too many idols have taken the place of real, sincere worship. We have lost our first love.
  • James Campbell
    I pray every morning saying that Lord lets your holy spirit leaded me and guide me through today in Jesus Christ mane amen
  • Lavern Clark
    ISAIAH, A great book warning us about what to come about the land and the daughters of Zion and, a rebellious time!
  • Ndahunga Emile for verse 10
    for me, this verse encourages the bible readers to think of good doings and stop doing evil ones for the sake of keeping rightiousness that is gained in our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Osoro wycliff
    The men Israel was so stubborn and arrogant they never listen to Moses and made God angry

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