Isaiah 5:18

“Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Woe vnto them that draw iniquitie with cords of vanitie, and sinne, as it were with a cart rope:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Woe to those who drag iniquity with the cords of falsehood, And sin as if with cart ropes;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of falsehood, and sin as it were with a cart rope;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Cursed are those who make use of ox-cords for pulling the evil thing, and the bands of a young ox for their sin!
- Basic English Bible

Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as with cart-ropes!
- Darby Bible

Woe to them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart-rope:
- Webster's Bible

Woe to those who draw iniquity with cords of falsehood, and wickedness as with cart rope;
- World English Bible

Wo [to] those drawing out iniquity with cords of vanity, And as [with] thick ropes of the cart -- sin.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope,
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 5:18


5:18 That draw - That are not only drawn to sin by the allurements of the world; but are active and illustrious in drawing sin to themselves. Cords - Or, with cords of lying, as the last word frequently signifies, with vain and deceitful arguments and pretences, whereby sinners generally draw themselves to sin. A rope - With all their might, as beasts commonly do that draw carts with ropes.


Discussion for Isaiah 5

  • Steve morrow
    ISAIH 5:16 but THE LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgement and GOD that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness JOHN 17:19 and for their sakes I sanctify myself that they also might be sanctified through the truth ***** HEBREWS 12:14 follow peace with all men and --- holiness --- without which no man shall see THE LORD *****
  • Bryant Coots
    America today is in the same position as Judah when this passage was written. As they were God's chosen representatives for that day, America has had a special calling to be ambassadors of the Christian faith to the world. For decades now we have seen unfaithfulness to that calling. Society is becoming more and more corrupt, at every level. Sadly, we can expect the same judgment.
  • Laine
    It has been well over 2,000 years, when certain prophesies, were predicted and have now come to pass. Yahweh, is a loving GOD, who has given us a Savior. Lord JESUS, who is the only alternative. If you know anyone, who has not repented and confess JESUS, as Lord and Savior, and the son of the living GOD. Tell them to run for their life, even though there is know where to hide!
  • Dianna Kuykendall
    What has God done to us that we should turn away from him? Should we expect less for our unfaithfulness to him? He loves us so much he sent his only begotten son to die in our place for our sins. Be faithful to him and turn not away. Our time draws nearer every moment.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    PARADOX ! To my beloved brothers and sisters in and through Christ our Holy and Blessed Lord and near future Majesty King to come. Please read all of chapter five indeed amen. Shalom Yedda dim {beloved one}. SHALOM ISRAEL ZION ! COME LORD YESHUA AMEN AND AMEN !
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    BEHOLD THIS PARADOX INDEED ! ALL THESE THINGS SHALL BE BROUGHT TO PASS IN THE END OF THIS AGE OF THE GENTILES INDEED, GLORY TO GOD ALMIGHTY YAHWEH IN THE HIGHEST, IN AND THROUGH HIS SON WHO LIVES AND REIGNS AT HIS RIGHT HAND NOW AND FOREVER MORE, THE ONLY KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS, CHROST YESHUA JESUS, GLORY AMEN AND AMEN ! Shalom yedda dim.

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