Isaiah 57:12
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New International Version
I will expose your righteousness and your works, and they will not benefit you.

New Living Translation
Now I will expose your so-called good deeds. None of them will help you.

English Standard Version
I will declare your righteousness and your deeds, but they will not profit you.

New American Standard Bible
"I will declare your righteousness and your deeds, But they will not profit you.

King James Bible
I will declare thy righteousness, and thy works; for they shall not profit thee.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will expose your righteousness, and your works--they will not profit you.

International Standard Version
"I will denounce your righteousness and your works, for your collections of idols will not benefit you.

NET Bible
I will denounce your so-called righteousness and your deeds, but they will not help you.

New Heart English Bible
I will declare your righteousness; and as for your works, they shall not profit you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I'll tell you about your righteous ways and what you have done, but they won't help you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I will declare thy righteousness; thy works also--they shall not profit thee.

New American Standard 1977
“I will declare your righteousness and your deeds,
            But they will not profit you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I will declare thy righteousness, and thy works; for they shall not profit thee.

King James 2000 Bible
I will declare your righteousness, and your works; for they shall not profit you.

American King James Version
I will declare your righteousness, and your works; for they shall not profit you.

American Standard Version
I will declare thy righteousness; and as for thy works, they shall not profit thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will declare thy justice, and thy works shall not profit thee.

Darby Bible Translation
I will declare thy righteousness, and thy works; and they shall not profit thee.

English Revised Version
I will declare thy righteousness; and as for thy works, they shall not profit thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
I will declare thy righteousness, and thy works; for they shall not profit thee.

World English Bible
I will declare your righteousness; and as for your works, they shall not profit you.

Young's Literal Translation
I declare thy righteousness, and thy works, And they do not profit thee.
Study Bible
God Condemns Idolatry
11"Of whom were you worried and fearful When you lied, and did not remember Me Nor give Me a thought? Was I not silent even for a long time So you do not fear Me? 12"I will declare your righteousness and your deeds, But they will not profit you. 13"When you cry out, let your collection of idols deliver you. But the wind will carry all of them up, And a breath will take them away. But he who takes refuge in Me will inherit the land And will possess My holy mountain."…
Cross References
Isaiah 29:15
Woe to those who deeply hide their plans from the LORD, And whose deeds are done in a dark place, And they say, "Who sees us?" or "Who knows us?"

Isaiah 58:1
"Cry loudly, do not hold back; Raise your voice like a trumpet, And declare to My people their transgression And to the house of Jacob their sins.

Isaiah 58:2
"Yet they seek Me day by day and delight to know My ways, As a nation that has done righteousness And has not forsaken the ordinance of their God. They ask Me for just decisions, They delight in the nearness of God.

Isaiah 59:6
Their webs will not become clothing, Nor will they cover themselves with their works; Their works are works of iniquity, And an act of violence is in their hands.

Isaiah 65:7
Both their own iniquities and the iniquities of their fathers together," says the LORD. "Because they have burned incense on the mountains And scorned Me on the hills, Therefore I will measure their former work into their bosom."

Isaiah 66:18
"For I know their works and their thoughts; the time is coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and see My glory.

Micah 3:2
"You who hate good and love evil, Who tear off their skin from them And their flesh from their bones,
Treasury of Scripture

I will declare your righteousness, and your works; for they shall not profit you.

Isaiah 1:11-15 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices to me? said the …

Isaiah 58:2-6 Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation …

Isaiah 59:6-8 Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves …

Isaiah 64:5 You meet him that rejoices and works righteousness, those that remember …

Isaiah 66:3,4 He that kills an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrifices a …

Jeremiah 7:4-11 Trust you not in lying words, saying, The temple of the LORD, The …

Micah 3:2-4 Who hate the good, and love the evil; who pluck off their skin from …

Matthew 23:5,14 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad …

Romans 3:10-20 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one…

Romans 10:2,3 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according …

(12) I will declare thy righteousness . . .--Accepting the Hebrew text, we must look on the word as used ironically, the righteousness which is no righteousness. Comp. Isaiah 64:6. A slight alteration, adopted by many critics, gives "my righteousness."

Verse 12. - I will declare thy righteousness, etc. The Syriac Version has "my righteousness," which gives a much better sense, and is adopted by Bishop Lowth, Dr. Weir, and Mr. Cheyne. God will be silent no longer. He will" declare," or show forth, "his righteousness," by visiting Judah with some righteous punishment. Then it will be seen of what value are those things in which Judah has hitherto trusted. Her works - whether her "idols" are meant (Cheyne, Delitzsch), or her "deeds of iniquity" (Kay) - what will they profit? She will "cry" out under the rod of chastisement - cry to her false gods to save her. I will declare thy righteousness, and thy works,.... For, notwithstanding all the idolatry, superstition, irreligion, and cruelty of the church of Rome, she makes large pretences to righteousness, by which she expects to be justified, and to merit eternal life, and even pretends to works of supererogation; but God will in due time make it clearly appear, both by the ministry of his faithful servants, which he has done in part already; and by his judgments that he will execute, that she has no righteousness; that what she calls so is no righteousness, but wickedness; and that her works she calls good works are bad ones, superstitious, idolatrous, and tyrannical:

for they shall not profit thee; secure from judgment here, or from wrath to come; nor justify before God, nor procure salvation and eternal life; but, on the contrary, shall bring deserved ruin and destruction, here and hereafter. 12. declare—I will expose publicly thy (hypocritical) righteousness. I will show openly how vain thy works, in having recourse to idols, or foreign alliances, shall prove (Isa 57:3).57:3-12 The Lord here calls apostates and hypocrites to appear before him. When reproved for their sins, and threatened with judgments, they ridiculed the word of God. The Jews were guilty of idolatry before the captivity; but not after that affliction. Their zeal in the worship of false gods, may shame our indifference in the worship of the true God. The service of sin is disgraceful slavery; those who thus debase themselves to hell, will justly have their portion there. Men incline to a religion that inflames their unholy passions. They are led to do any evil, however great or vile, if they think it will atone for crimes, or purchase indulgence for some favourite lust. This explains idolatry, whether pagan, Jewish, or antichristian. But those who set up anything instead of God, for their hope and confidence, never will come to a right end. Those who forsake the only right way, wander in a thousand by-paths. The pleasures of sin soon tire, but never satisfy. Those who care not for the word of God and his providences, show they have no fear of God. Sin profits not; it ruins and destroys.
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