Isaiah 1:27
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New International Version
Zion will be delivered with justice, her penitent ones with righteousness.

New Living Translation
Zion will be restored by justice; those who repent will be revived by righteousness.

English Standard Version
Zion shall be redeemed by justice, and those in her who repent, by righteousness.

New American Standard Bible
Zion will be redeemed with justice And her repentant ones with righteousness.

King James Bible
Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Zion will be redeemed by justice, her repentant ones by righteousness.

International Standard Version
"Zion will be redeemed by justice, and her repentant ones by righteousness.

NET Bible
Zion will be freed by justice, and her returnees by righteousness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Zion will be pardoned by [the LORD's] justice, and those who return will be pardoned by [the LORD's] righteousness.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Zion shall be ransomed with judgment and her converts with righteousness.

King James 2000 Bible
Zion shall be redeemed with justice, and her converts with righteousness.

American King James Version
Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness.

American Standard Version
Zion shall be redeemed with justice, and her converts with righteousness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Sion shall be redeemed in judgment, and they shall bring her back in justice.

Darby Bible Translation
Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and they that return of her with righteousness.

English Revised Version
Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness.

Webster's Bible Translation
Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness.

World English Bible
Zion shall be redeemed with justice, and her converts with righteousness.

Young's Literal Translation
Zion in judgment is redeemed, And her captivity in righteousness.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

1:21-31 Neither holy cities nor royal ones are faithful to their trust, if religion does not dwell in them. Dross may shine like silver, and the wine that is mixed with water may still have the colour of wine. Those have a great deal to answer for, who do not help the oppressed, but oppress them. Men may do much by outward restraints; but only God works effectually by the influences of his Spirit, as a Spirit of Judgment. Sin is the worst captivity, the worst slavery. The redemption of the spiritual Zion, by the righteousness and death of Christ, and by his powerful grace, most fully accord with what is here meant. Utter ruin is threatened. The Jews should become as a tree when blasted by heat; as a garden without water, which in those hot countries would soon be burned up. Thus shall they be that trust in idols, or in an arm of flesh. Even the strong man shall be as tow; not only soon broken, and pulled to pieces, but easily catching fire. When the sinner has made himself as tow and stubble, and God makes himself as a consuming fire, what can prevent the utter ruin of the sinner?

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 27. - Redeemed with judgment; rather, delivered through judgment; i.e. God's judgment shall have the effect of "delivering" a remnant, who shall build up Zion once more, and dwell in it. Her converts; i.e. those of her children who turn to God, shall be delivered through God's righteousness, i.e. through the righteous vengeance which he executes upon the unfaithful nation. Some, however, understand both clauses to mean that the penitent remnant shall "deliver their own souls by their righteousness" (comp. Ezekiel 14:14, 20; Ezekiel 18:27, etc.).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Zion shall be redeemed with judgment,.... The blessing of redemption by Christ is the source and foundation of the other blessings of grace, before mentioned, the little remnant are favoured with, as justification, pardon of sin, and conversion, Isaiah 1:18, Isaiah 1:25 it is of a spiritual nature; the redemption of the soul is a deliverance from the captivity of sin, Satan, and the law, and is plenteous and eternal; the objects of redeeming grace are "Zion"

and her converts; not the world, but the church is redeemed by Christ; for by Zion is meant, not a place, but people, even the church and people of God, who frequently bear the name of Zion in this prophecy, and in other passages of Scripture, both of the Old and of the New Testament; see Isaiah 49:14 compared to Mount Zion for its height and holiness; for being the object of God's love, the instance of his choice, the place of his habitation; where his worship is, he grants his presence, and distributes his blessings; for its being a perfection of beauty, the joy of the whole earth, well fortified and immovable: and the redemption of the church by Christ is

with judgment; with the judgment and vengeance of God on Christ, and through the condemnation of him as her Head and representative; with the judgment of God, which is according to truth, in whose judgment she is truly redeemed by the blood of Christ, and really delivered from her bondage, according to his justice and holiness, which are glorified by it: but here the redemption of Zion seems to mean a more glorious state of the church, a restoration of her to her former glory, or to a greater, which will be in the latter day, and may be discerned as drawing near by the signs of the times fulfilling, Luke 21:28 whereby the truth and faithfulness of God, in his promises concerning it, will be honoured, and he will appear to be a God of judgment:

and her converts with righteousness; so called, not because converted by the church, for conversion is God's work, and not man's; no man can effect his own conversion, he is passive in it; nor can any others, not their nearest friends and relations; they can only pray for it, as Abraham did for Ishmael, and bring them under the means; nor are ministers sufficient, only instruments of conversion neither Zion's ministers nor members can convert one sinner: but they are so called, either because converted "in" her, through the ministry of the word as a means, preached in the midst of her, Psalm 87:5 or because converted "to" her, Isaiah 60:5 being made to submit to the ordinances of the church, and to join themselves to it. "Converts" are the objects of redemption by Christ; all that are redeemed are, sooner or later, converted; and all that are converted are redeemed; and the redemption of them by his blood is consistent "with" the "righteousness" of God; for hereby sin is fully condemned and punished; the justice of God has all its demands, and the law is completely fulfilled; and so the end of God is answered, which is to declare his righteousness by it. Moreover, in the latter day, when there, will be a redemption and deliverance or the church out of all her troubles and distresses, her converts will manifestly appear to be all righteous, being justified with the spotless righteousness of Christ, Isaiah 60:21.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

27. redeemed—temporarily, civilly, and morally; type of the spiritual redemption by the price of Jesus Christ's blood (1Pe 1:18, 19), the foundation of "judgment" and "righteousness," and so of pardon. The judgment and righteousness are God's first (Isa 42:21; Ro 3:26); so they become man's when "converted" (Ro 8:3, 4); typified in the display of God's "justice," then exhibited in delivering His covenant-people, whereby justice or "righteousness" was produced in them.

converts—so Maurer. But Margin, "they that return of her," namely the remnant that return from captivity. However, as Isaiah had not yet expressly foretold the Babylonian captivity, the English Version is better.

Isaiah 1:27 Additional Commentaries
Context
Zion Corrupted
26"Then I will restore your judges as at the first, And your counselors as at the beginning; After that you will be called the city of righteousness, A faithful city." 27Zion will be redeemed with justice And her repentant ones with righteousness. 28But transgressors and sinners will be crushed together, And those who forsake the LORD will come to an end.…
Cross References
Isaiah 35:9
No lion will be there, nor any ravenous beast; they will not be found there. But only the redeemed will walk there,

Isaiah 35:10
and those the LORD has rescued will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.

Isaiah 51:4
"Listen to me, my people; hear me, my nation: Instruction will go out from me; my justice will become a light to the nations.

Isaiah 52:3
For this is what the LORD says: "You were sold for nothing, and without money you will be redeemed."

Isaiah 54:14
In righteousness you will be established: Tyranny will be far from you; you will have nothing to fear. Terror will be far removed; it will not come near you.

Isaiah 62:12
They will be called the Holy People, the Redeemed of the LORD; and you will be called Sought After, the City No Longer Deserted.

Isaiah 63:4
It was for me the day of vengeance; the year for me to redeem had come.

Hosea 2:19
I will betroth you to me forever; I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in love and compassion.

Micah 6:5
My people, remember what Balak king of Moab plotted and what Balaam son of Beor answered. Remember your journey from Shittim to Gilgal, that you may know the righteous acts of the LORD."
Treasury of Scripture

Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness.

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Isaiah 5:16 But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that …

Isaiah 45:21-25 Tell you, and bring them near; yes, let them take counsel together: …

Romans 3:24-26 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is …

Romans 11:26,27 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come …

2 Corinthians 5:21 For he has made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might …

Ephesians 1:7,8 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of …

Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, …

1 Peter 1:18,19 For as much as you know that you were not redeemed with corruptible …

her converts. or, they that return of her

1 Corinthians 1:30 But of him are you in Christ Jesus, who of God is made to us wisdom, …

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