Isaiah 3:11
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Woe to the wicked! Disaster is upon them! They will be paid back for what their hands have done.

New Living Translation
But the wicked are doomed, for they will get exactly what they deserve.

English Standard Version
Woe to the wicked! It shall be ill with him, for what his hands have dealt out shall be done to him.

New American Standard Bible
Woe to the wicked! It will go badly with him, For what he deserves will be done to him.

King James Bible
Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Woe to the wicked--it will go badly for them, for what they have done will be done to them.

International Standard Version
"How terrible it will be for the wicked! Disaster is headed their way, because what they did with their hand will be repaid to them.

NET Bible
Too bad for the wicked sinners! For they will get exactly what they deserve.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
How horrible it will be for the wicked! Disaster will strike them. What they have done will be done to them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Woe unto the wicked! It shall be ill with him, for according to the work of his hands it shall be done unto him.

King James 2000 Bible
Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be done to him.

American King James Version
Woe to the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.

American Standard Version
Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him ; for what his hands have done shall be done unto him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Woe to the wicked unto evil: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.

Darby Bible Translation
Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill [with him], because the desert of his hands shall be rendered unto him.

English Revised Version
Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.

Webster's Bible Translation
Woe to the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.

World English Bible
Woe to the wicked! Disaster is upon them; for the deeds of his hands will be paid back to him.

Young's Literal Translation
Woe to the wicked -- evil, Because the deed of his hand is done to him.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

3:10-15 The rule was certain; however there might be national prosperity or trouble, it would be well with the righteous and ill with the wicked. Blessed be God, there is abundant encouragement to the righteous to trust in him, and for sinners to repent and return to him. It was time for the Lord to show his might. He will call men to a strict account for all the wealth and power intrusted to and abused by them. If it is sinful to disregard the necessities of the poor, how odious and wicked a part do they act, who bring men into poverty, and then oppress them!

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him,.... In time, and to eternity, in times of public calamity, and under all afflictions, and adverse dispensations of Providence; he has no God to go to; all that befalls him is in wrath; at death he is driven away in his wickedness; at judgment he will be bid to depart as cursed, and his portion will be in the lake of fire, with devils and damned spirits for ever. Some (l) render it, "woe to the wicked, evil"; or who is evil, who is exceedingly bad, a very great sinner, the chief of sinners, such as the Sodomites were, sinners before the Lord exceedingly, Genesis 13:13 to whom these men are compared, Isaiah 3:9. So the Targum,

"woe to the ungodly, whose works are evil:''

the Jews, as they distinguish between a good man and a righteous man, so between a wicked man and an evil man; there are, say they (m), a righteous good man, and a righteous man that is not good; but he that is good to God, and good to men, he is a righteous good man; he that is good to God, and not good to men, he is a righteous man, that is not good; and there are a wicked evil man, and a wicked man that is not evil; he that is evil to God, and evil to men, he is a wicked evil man; he that is evil to God, and not evil to men, he is a wicked man that is not evil. See Romans 5:7.

for the reward of his hands shall be given him; in righteous judgment, in strict justice, as a just recompense of reward; nor shall he have reason to complain of unrighteousness in God.

(l) "vae impio malo", Munster, Vatablus; so Ben Melech. (m) T. Bab. Kiddushin, fol. 40. 1.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

11. ill—antithesis to "well" (Isa 3:10); emphatic ellipsis of the words italicized. "Ill!"

hands—his conduct; "hands" being the instrument of acts (Ec 8:12, 13).

Isaiah 3:11 Additional Commentaries
Context
Judgment against Judah and Jerusalem
10Say to the righteous that it will go well with them, For they will eat the fruit of their actions. 11Woe to the wicked! It will go badly with him, For what he deserves will be done to him. 12O My people! Their oppressors are children, And women rule over them. O My people! Those who guide you lead you astray And confuse the direction of your paths.…
Cross References
Genesis 18:25
Far be it from you to do such a thing--to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. Far be it from you! Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?"

Deuteronomy 28:15
However, if you do not obey the LORD your God and do not carefully follow all his commands and decrees I am giving you today, all these curses will come on you and overtake you:

2 Chronicles 6:23
then hear from heaven and act. Judge between your servants, condemning the guilty and bringing down on their heads what they have done, and vindicating the innocent by treating them in accordance with their innocence.

Job 10:15
If I am guilty--woe to me! Even if I am innocent, I cannot lift my head, for I am full of shame and drowned in my affliction.

Proverbs 1:31
they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes.

Proverbs 12:14
From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things, and the work of their hands brings them reward.

Ecclesiastes 8:13
Yet because the wicked do not fear God, it will not go well with them, and their days will not lengthen like a shadow.

Isaiah 13:11
I will punish the world for its evil, the wicked for their sins. I will put an end to the arrogance of the haughty and will humble the pride of the ruthless.

Isaiah 57:20
But the wicked are like the tossing sea, which cannot rest, whose waves cast up mire and mud.

Isaiah 65:6
"See, it stands written before me: I will not keep silent but will pay back in full; I will pay it back into their laps--

Isaiah 65:7
both your sins and the sins of your ancestors," says the LORD. "Because they burned sacrifices on the mountains and defied me on the hills, I will measure into their laps the full payment for their former deeds."

Isaiah 65:20
"Never again will there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not live out his years; the one who dies at a hundred will be thought a mere child; the one who fails to reach a hundred will be considered accursed.

Jeremiah 21:14
I will punish you as your deeds deserve, declares the LORD. I will kindle a fire in your forests that will consume everything around you.'"

Jeremiah 31:30
Instead, everyone will die for their own sin; whoever eats sour grapes--their own teeth will be set on edge.

Ezekiel 2:10
which he unrolled before me. On both sides of it were written words of lament and mourning and woe.

Ezekiel 18:20
The one who sins is the one who will die. The child will not share the guilt of the parent, nor will the parent share the guilt of the child. The righteousness of the righteous will be credited to them, and the wickedness of the wicked will be charged against them.

Ezekiel 24:14
"'I the LORD have spoken. The time has come for me to act. I will not hold back; I will not have pity, nor will I relent. You will be judged according to your conduct and your actions, declares the Sovereign LORD.'"

Ezekiel 33:8
When I say to the wicked, 'You wicked person, you will surely die,' and you do not speak out to dissuade them from their ways, that wicked person will die for their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood.

Micah 3:4
Then they will cry out to the LORD, but he will not answer them. At that time he will hide his face from them because of the evil they have done.

Micah 7:13
The earth will become desolate because of its inhabitants, as the result of their deeds.
Treasury of Scripture

Woe to the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.

woe

Isaiah 48:22 There is no peace, said the LORD, to the wicked.

Isaiah 57:20,21 But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose …

Isaiah 65:13-15,20 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD, Behold, my servants shall eat, …

Psalm 1:3-5 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that …

Psalm 11:5,6 The LORD tries the righteous: but the wicked and him that loves violence …

Ecclesiastes 8:13 But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong …

for the reward

Psalm 28:4 Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness …

Psalm 62:12 Also to you, O Lord, belongs mercy: for you render to every man according …

Proverbs 1:31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled …

2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every …

James 2:13 For he shall have judgment without mercy, that has showed no mercy; …

given him. Heb. done to him

Psalm 120:3,4 What shall be given to you? or what shall be done to you, you false tongue…

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