Isaiah 5:23

“Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Which iustifie the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousnes of the righteous from him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Who justify the wicked for a bribe, And take away the rights of the ones who are in the right!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that justify the wicked for a bribe, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!
- American Standard Version (1901)

Who for a reward give support to the cause of the sinner, and who take away the righteousness of the upright from him.
- Basic English Bible

who justify the wicked for a bribe, and turn away the righteousness of the righteous from them!
- Darby Bible

Who justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!
- Webster's Bible

who acquit the guilty for a bribe, but deny justice for the innocent!
- World English Bible

Declaring righteous the wicked for a bribe, And the righteousness of the righteous They turn aside from him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

That justify the wicked for a reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 5:23


5:23 Take away - Pronounce sentence against him.


Discussion for Isaiah 5

  • 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!
  • Noel Grant
    God has done everything and still doing for us to follow him. God is so good that if even we are unfaithful he forgive us, once we repent and ask forgiveness, he is always willing to forgive us our sins
  • 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.
  • Faithful
    I think Isaiah is a truly a likeness of what is happening in the world today .verse 20.

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