THE BOOKE OF THE Prophet Isaiah. Chapter 1
(Original 1611 KJV Book of Isaiah)
Viewing the 1611 King James Version of Isaiah (Isaiah) Chapter 1, also known as: THE BOOKE OF THE Prophet Isaiah. , Isaiah, Isa, Is,.
View smaller size scan of original Isaiah Chapter 1,
view text-only version of Isaiah Chapter 1, or
click to switch to the standard King James Version of Isaiah Chapter 1
Why does it have strange spelling?
1 Isaiah complaineth of Iudah for her rebellion. 5 He lamenteth her iudgements. 10 He vpbraideth their whole seruice. 16 He exhorteth to repentance, with promises and threatnings. 21 Bewailing their wickednesse, hee denounceth Gods iudgements. 25 Hee promiseth grace, 28 and threatneth destruction to the wicked.
1The Uision of Isaiah the sonne of Amoz, which hee sawe concerning Iudah and Ierusalem, in the dayes of Uzziah, Iotham, Ahaz, & Hezekiah kings of Iudah.
2Heare, O heauens, and giue eare, O earth: for the Lord hath spoken; I haue nourished and brought vp children, and they haue rebelled against me.2
3The oxe knoweth his owner, and the asse his masters cribbe: but Israel doeth not know, my people doeth not consider.3
4Ah sinnefull nation, a people laden with iniquitie, a seede of euill doers, children that are corrupters: they haue forsaken the Lord, they haue prouoked the Holy one of Israel vnto anger, they are gone away backward.4
5¶ Why should yee be stricken any more? yee will reuolt more and more: the whole head is sicke, and the whole heart faint.5
6From the sole of the foote, euen vnto the head, there is no soundnesse in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they haue not beene closed, neither bound vp, neither mollified with oyntment.6
7Your countrey is desolate, your cities are burnt with fire: your land, strangers deuoure it in your presence, and it is desolate as ouerthrowen by strangers.7
8And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged citie.
9Except the Lord of hostes had left vnto vs a very small remnant, we should haue beene as Sodom, and we should haue bene like vnto Gomorrah.9
10¶ Heare the word of the Lord, ye rulers of Sodom, giue eare vnto the Law of our God, yee people of Gomorrah.
11To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices vnto me, sayth the Lord? I am full of the burnt offerings of rammes, and the fat of fedde beasts, and I delight not in the blood of bullockes, or of lambes, or of hee goates.11
12When ye come to appeare before mee, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts?12
13Bring no more vaine oblations, incense is an abomination vnto me: the new Moones, and Sabbaths, the calling of assemblies I cannot away with; it is iniquitie, euen the solemne meeting.13
14Your new Moones, and your appointed Feasts my soule hateth: they are a trouble vnto me, I am weary to beare them.
15And when ye spread foorth your handes, I will hide mine eyes from you; yea, when yee make many prayers I will not heare: your hands are full of blood.15
16¶ Wash yee, make you cleane, put away the euill of your doings from before mine eyes, cease to doe euill,16
17Learne to doe well, seeke iudgement, relieue the oppressed, iudge the fatherlesse, plead for the widow.17
18Come now and let vs reason together, saith the Lord: though your sinnes be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimsin, they shall be as wooll.
19If yee be willing and obedient, yee shall eate the good of the land.
20But if yee refuse and rebell, yee shalbe deuoured with the sword: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.
21¶ Howe is the faithfull citie become an harlot? it was full of iudgement, righteousnesse lodged in it; but now murtherers.
22Thy siluer is become drosse, thy wine mixt with water.
23Thy princes are rebellious and companions of theeues: euery one loueth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they iudge not the fatherlesse, neither doth the cause of the widowe come vnto them.23
24Therefore, saith the Lord, the Lord of hostes, the mighty one of Israel; Ah, I will ease me of mine aduersaries, and auenge me of mine enemies.
25¶ And I will turne my hand vpon thee, and purely purge away thy drosse, and take away all thy tinne.25
26And I will restore thy iudges as at the first, and thy counsellers as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called the citie of righteousnesse, the faithfull citie.
27Zion shall be redeemed with iudgement, and her conuerts with righteousnesse.27
28¶ And the destruction of the transgressours and of the sinners shall be together: and they that forsake the Lord shall be consumed.28
29For they shall be ashamed of the okes which yee haue desired, and yee shalbe confounded for the gardens that yee haue chosen.
30For yee shall be as an oke whose leafe fadeth, and as a garden that hath no water.
31And the strong shall be as towe, and the maker of it as a sparke, and they shall both burne together, and none shall quench them.31
Original 1611 KJV Sidenote References for Isaiah Chapter 1
2 Deu. 32.1.
4 Heb. of heauinesse. , Heb. alienated, or separated.
5 Heb. increase reuolt.
6 Or, oyle.
7 Chap.5.5. deut. 28. 51, 52. , Heb. as the ouerthrow of strangers.
9 Lam.3.22 rom. 9.29. , Gen. 19. 24.
11 Prou. 15.8 and 21.7. chap. 66.3. iere. 6.20. amos 5.21. , Heb. great hee goats.
12 Heb. to be seene.
13 Or, griefe.
15 Prou. 1. 28. iere.14 12. mic. 3.4. , Heb. multiply prayer. , Cha. 59.3. , Heb. bloods
16 1.Pet.3. 11.
17 Or, righten.
23 Ier. 5.28. Zac.7.10.
25 Heb. according to purenesse.
27 Or, they that returne of her.
28 Iob. 31.3. psal. 1.6. & 5.6. & 73. 27. & 92. 10. & 104. 35. , Heb. breaking.
31 Or, and his worke.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania