Isaiah 64:6

“But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But we are al as an vncleane thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy ragges, and we all doe fade as a leafe, and our iniquities like the wind haue taken vs away.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For all of us have become like one who is unclean, And all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment; And all of us wither like a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For we are all become as one that is unclean, and all our righteousnesses are as a polluted garment: and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For we have all become like an unclean person, and all our good acts are like a dirty robe: and we have all become old like a dead leaf, and our sins, like the wind, take us away.
- Basic English Bible

And we are all become as an unclean [thing], and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all fade as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, have carried us away;
- Darby Bible

But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
- Webster's Bible

For we have all become as one who is unclean, and all our righteousness is as a polluted garment: and we all fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.
- World English Bible

And we are as unclean -- all of us, And as a garment passing away, all our righteous acts; And we fade as a leaf -- all of us. And our iniquities as wind do take us away.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(64:5) And we are all become as one that is unclean, and all our righteousnesses are as a polluted garment; and we all do fade as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 64:6


64:6 Unclean - Formerly there were some that feared thee; but now we are all as one polluted mass, nothing of good left in us by reason of an universal degeneracy. And all - The very best of us all are no better than the uncleanest things. Taken - Carried away to Babylon, as leaves hurried away by a boisterous wind.


Discussion for Isaiah 64

  • BSP
    This chapter shows that the Israelites were in a truly broken down state. They had damaged their relationship with Jehovah God and now they were reaping the consequences of their actions.
  • Steve morrow
    romans 9:20 nay but o man who art thou that repliest against GOD shall the thing formed say to HIM that formed it why hast thou made me thus 21 hath not the potter power over the clay of the same lump to make one vessel unto honor and another unto dishonor 22 WHAT IF GOD WILLING TO SHOW HIS WRATH AND TO MAKE HIS POWER KNOWN ENDURED WITH MUCH LONG SUFFERING THE VESSELS OF WRATH FITTED FOR DESTRUCTION
  • Robert Shenje
    A very inspirational verse that speaks to us that we are nothing without our Creator, we are like a ship without a rudder, nothing to stir it upon. For as we abide in him and seek his ways everything we ever wished for, shall be fulfilled. Our Creator completes us in everything we endeavour to do. Very inspirational verse.
  • Gauta Mopedi
    We are all his workmanship in the name of JESUS name
  • Sharon Kay hunn
    Lord Jesus Love you Lord Jesus Love Us Love Lord Jesus Lord God love you Love Lord God
  • Johnson Bamidele
    If we be righteous in our sight, our iniquities then abound but if we will seek him for forgiveness then we know not yet how the heaven rejoices over our redemption for if we forsake our sins he's faithful that called.

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