Isaiah 3:15
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New International Version
What do you mean by crushing my people and grinding the faces of the poor?" declares the Lord, the LORD Almighty.

New Living Translation
How dare you crush my people, grinding the faces of the poor into the dust?" demands the Lord, the LORD of Heaven's Armies.

English Standard Version
What do you mean by crushing my people, by grinding the face of the poor?” declares the Lord GOD of hosts.

New American Standard Bible
"What do you mean by crushing My people And grinding the face of the poor?" Declares the Lord GOD of hosts.

King James Bible
What mean ye that ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor? saith the Lord GOD of hosts.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Why do you crush My people and grind the faces of the poor?" This is the declaration of the Lord GOD of Hosts.

International Standard Version
How dare you crush my people as you grind down the face of the poor?" declares the Lord GOD of the Heavenly Armies.

NET Bible
Why do you crush my people and grind the faces of the poor?" The sovereign LORD who commands armies has spoken.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Almighty LORD of Armies asks, "How can you crush my people and grind the faces of the poor [into the ground]?"

JPS Tanakh 1917
What mean ye that ye crush My people, And grind the face of the poor?' Saith the Lord, the GOD of hosts.

New American Standard 1977
“What do you mean by crushing My people,
            And grinding the face of the poor?”
            Declares the Lord GOD of hosts.

Jubilee Bible 2000
What do you mean that ye beat my people to pieces and grind the faces of the poor? saith the Lord GOD of the hosts.

King James 2000 Bible
What do you mean that you beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor? says the Lord GOD of hosts.

American King James Version
What mean you that you beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor? said the Lord GOD of hosts.

American Standard Version
what mean ye that ye crush my people, and grind the face of the poor? saith the Lord, Jehovah of hosts.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Why do you consume my people, and grind the faces of the poor? saith the Lord the God of hosts.

Darby Bible Translation
What mean ye that ye crush my people, and grind the faces of the afflicted? saith the Lord, Jehovah of hosts.

English Revised Version
what mean ye that ye crush my people, and grind the face of the poor? saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts.

Webster's Bible Translation
What mean ye that ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor? saith the Lord GOD of hosts.

World English Bible
What do you mean that you crush my people, and grind the face of the poor?" says the Lord, Yahweh of Armies.

Young's Literal Translation
What -- to you? ye bruise My people, And the faces of the poor ye grind.' An affirmation of the Lord, Jehovah of Hosts, And Jehovah saith:
Commentary
Matthew Henry 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!
Study Bible
Judgment against Judah and Jerusalem
14The LORD enters into judgment with the elders and princes of His people, "It is you who have devoured the vineyard; The plunder of the poor is in your houses. 15"What do you mean by crushing My people And grinding the face of the poor?" Declares the Lord GOD of hosts. 16Moreover, the LORD said, "Because the daughters of Zion are proud And walk with heads held high and seductive eyes, And go along with mincing steps And tinkle the bangles on their feet,…
Cross References
Psalm 94:5
They crush Your people, O LORD, And afflict Your heritage.

Isaiah 5:7
For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel And the men of Judah His delightful plant. Thus He looked for justice, but behold, bloodshed; For righteousness, but behold, a cry of distress.

Isaiah 10:2
So as to deprive the needy of justice And rob the poor of My people of their rights, So that widows may be their spoil And that they may plunder the orphans.

Isaiah 14:30
"Those who are most helpless will eat, And the needy will lie down in security; I will destroy your root with famine, And it will kill off your survivors.

Isaiah 26:6
"The foot will trample it, The feet of the afflicted, the steps of the helpless."

Isaiah 29:19
The afflicted also will increase their gladness in the LORD, And the needy of mankind will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 30:12
Therefore thus says the Holy One of Israel, "Since you have rejected this word And have put your trust in oppression and guile, and have relied on them,

Isaiah 32:6
For a fool speaks nonsense, And his heart inclines toward wickedness: To practice ungodliness and to speak error against the LORD, To keep the hungry person unsatisfied And to withhold drink from the thirsty.

Isaiah 58:4
"Behold, you fast for contention and strife and to strike with a wicked fist. You do not fast like you do today to make your voice heard on high.

Isaiah 63:8
For He said, "Surely, they are My people, Sons who will not deal falsely." So He became their Savior.
Treasury of Scripture

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