Isaiah 59:8
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New International Version
The way of peace they do not know; there is no justice in their paths. They have turned them into crooked roads; no one who walks along them will know peace.

New Living Translation
They don't know where to find peace or what it means to be just and good. They have mapped out crooked roads, and no one who follows them knows a moment's peace.

English Standard Version
The way of peace they do not know, and there is no justice in their paths; they have made their roads crooked; no one who treads on them knows peace.

New American Standard Bible
They do not know the way of peace, And there is no justice in their tracks; They have made their paths crooked, Whoever treads on them does not know peace.

King James Bible
The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They have not known the path of peace, and there is no justice in their ways. They have made their roads crooked; no one who walks on them will know peace.

International Standard Version
The pathway of peace they do not know, and there is no justice in their courses. They have made their roads crooked; no one who walks in them will know peace."

NET Bible
They are unfamiliar with peace; their deeds are unjust. They use deceitful methods, and whoever deals with them is unfamiliar with peace.

New Heart English Bible
The way of peace they do not know; and there is no justice in their goings: they have made them crooked paths; whoever goes therein does not know peace.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They don't know the way of peace. There's no justice on their highways. They've made their paths crooked. Whoever walks on them will never know peace.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The way of peace they know not, And there is no right in their goings; They have made them crooked paths, Whosoever goeth therein doth not know peace.

New American Standard 1977
They do not know the way of peace,
            And there is no justice in their tracks;
            They have made their paths crooked;
            Whoever treads on them does not know peace.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The way of peace they did not know; nor is there anything straight about their ways; they have wilfully made themselves crooked paths; whosoever goes therein shall not know peace.

King James 2000 Bible
The way of peace they know not; and there is no justice in their paths: they have made themselves crooked paths: whosoever goes in them shall not know peace.

American King James Version
The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whoever goes therein shall not know peace.

American Standard Version
The way of peace they know not; and there is no justice in their goings: they have made them crooked paths; whosoever goeth therein doth not know peace.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They have not known the way of peace, and there is no judgment in their steps: their paths are become crooked to them, every one that treadeth in them, knoweth no peace.

Darby Bible Translation
the way of peace they know not, and there is no judgment in their goings; they have made their paths crooked: whoso goeth therein knoweth not peace.

English Revised Version
The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths; whosoever goeth therein doth not know peace.

Webster's Bible Translation
The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whoever goeth therein shall not know peace.

World English Bible
The way of peace they don't know; and there is no justice in their goings: they have made them crooked paths; whoever goes therein does not know peace.

Young's Literal Translation
A way of peace they have not known, And there is no judgment in their paths, Their paths they have made perverse for themselves, No treader in it hath known peace.
Study Bible
Sin Separates Us from God
7Their feet run to evil, And they hasten to shed innocent blood; Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity, Devastation and destruction are in their highways. 8They do not know the way of peace, And there is no justice in their tracks; They have made their paths crooked, Whoever treads on them does not know peace. 9Therefore justice is far from us, And righteousness does not overtake us; We hope for light, but behold, darkness, For brightness, but we walk in gloom.…
Cross References
Luke 1:79
to shine on those who live in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace."

Psalm 125:5
But as for those who turn aside to their crooked ways, The LORD will lead them away with the doers of iniquity. Peace be upon Israel.

Isaiah 57:20
But the wicked are like the tossing sea, For it cannot be quiet, And its waters toss up refuse and mud.

Isaiah 57:21
"There is no peace," says my God, "for the wicked."

Isaiah 59:9
Therefore justice is far from us, And righteousness does not overtake us; We hope for light, but behold, darkness, For brightness, but we walk in gloom.

Isaiah 59:11
All of us growl like bears, And moan sadly like doves; We hope for justice, but there is none, For salvation, but it is far from us.

Hosea 4:1
Listen to the word of the LORD, O sons of Israel, For the LORD has a case against the inhabitants of the land, Because there is no faithfulness or kindness Or knowledge of God in the land.
Treasury of Scripture

The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whoever goes therein shall not know peace.

way

Proverbs 3:17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

Luke 1:79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, …

Romans 3:17 And the way of peace have they not known:

no

Isaiah 59:14,15 And judgment is turned away backward, and justice stands afar off: …

Isaiah 5:7 For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and …

Jeremiah 5:1 Run you to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, …

Hosea 4:1,2 Hear the word of the LORD, you children of Israel: for the LORD has …

Amos 6:1-6 Woe to them that are at ease in Zion, and trust in the mountain of …

Matthew 23:23 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you pay tithe …

judgment. or right

Psalm 58:1,2 Do you indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do you judge uprightly, …

crooked

Psalm 125:5 As for such as turn aside to their crooked ways, the LORD shall lead …

Proverbs 2:15 Whose ways are crooked, and they fraudulent in their paths:

Proverbs 28:18 Whoever walks uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in …

whosoever

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 …

Verse 8. - The way of peace they know not. They have no desire for "peace," and neither "seek" it nor "ensue" it (1 Peter 3:11). Peace can only be obtained through righteousness (Isaiah 32:17). There is no judgment in their goings; rather, no justice - no recognition of other men's rights, no endeavour to observe right in their own acts and proceedings (comp. ver. 4; and see also Isaiah 1:17, 21, 23; Isaiah 3:14, 15, etc.). They have made them crooked paths (comp. Proverbs 2:15; Proverbs 10:9; Proverbs 28:6). The way that leadeth to life is straight. They have wandered from it, and made for themselves "crooked" paths, which can only lead to destruction. In such paths there neither is nor can be "peace." The way of peace they know not,.... Neither the way of peace with God, supposing it is to be made by man, and not by Christ; and are ignorant of the steps and methods taken to procure it; nor do they know the way of peace of conscience, or how to attain to that which is true and solid; nor the way to eternal peace and happiness, which is alone by Christ, and the Gospel of peace reveals, to which they are strangers; nor the way of peace among men, which they are unconcerned about, and do not seek after, make use of no methods to promote, secure, and establish it; but all the reverse:

and there is no judgment in their goings; no justice in their actions, in their dealings with men; no judgment in their religious duties, which are done without any regard to the divine rule, or without being able to give a reason for them; they have no judgment in matters of doctrine or worship; they have no discerning of true and false doctrines, and between that which is spiritual and superstitious in worship; they have no knowledge of the word of God, which should be their guide both in faith and practice; but this they do not attend unto:

they have made them crooked paths: they have devised paths and modes of worship of their own, in which they walk, and which they observe, that are not according to the rule of the word; but deviate from it; and so may be said to be crooked, as not agreeable to that:

whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace; the way of peace with God, as before; or he shall not have any experience of true, solid, and substantial peace in his own conscience now, and shall not attain to eternal peace hereafter. 8. peace—whether in relation to God, to their own conscience, or to their fellow men (Isa 57:20, 21).

judgment—justice.

crooked—the opposite of "straightforward" (Pr 2:15; 28:18).59:1-8 If our prayers are not answered, and the salvation we wait for is not wrought for us, it is not because God is weary of hearing prayer, but because we are weary of praying. See here sin in true colours, exceedingly sinful; and see sin in its consequences, exceedingly hurtful, separating from God, and so separating us, not only from all good, but to all evil. Yet numbers feed, to their own destruction, on infidel and wicked systems. Nor can their skill or craft, in devising schemes, as the spider weaves its web, deliver or save them. No schemes of self-wrought salvation shall avail those who despise the Redeemer's robe of righteousness. Every man who is destitute of the Spirit of Christ, runs swiftly to evil of some sort; but those regardless of Divine truth and justice, are strangers to peace.
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