Isaiah 1:22
New International Version
Your silver has become dross, your choice wine is diluted with water.

New Living Translation
Once like pure silver, you have become like worthless slag. Once so pure, you are now like watered-down wine.

English Standard Version
Your silver has become dross, your best wine mixed with water.

Berean Study Bible
Your silver has become dross; your fine wine is diluted with water.

King James Bible
Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water:

New King James Version
Your silver has become dross, Your wine mixed with water.

New American Standard Bible
Your silver has become waste matter, Your drink diluted with water.

NASB 1995
Your silver has become dross, Your drink diluted with water.

NASB 1977
Your silver has become dross, Your drink diluted with water.

Amplified Bible
Your silver has turned to lead, Your wine is diluted with water.

Christian Standard Bible
Your silver has become dross to be discarded, your beer is diluted with water.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Your silver has become dross, your beer is diluted with water.

American Standard Version
Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Your silver is rejected; your tavern wines are mixed with water

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Your silver is worthless, thy wine merchants mix the wine with water.

Contemporary English Version
Your silver is fake, and your wine is watered down.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thy silver is turned into dress: thy wine is mingled with water.

English Revised Version
Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water.

Good News Translation
Jerusalem, you were once like silver, but now you are worthless; you were like good wine, but now you are only water.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Your silver is not pure. Your wine is watered down.

International Standard Version
Your silver has become dross, your best wine is diluted with water.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thy silver is become dross, Thy wine mixed with water.

Literal Standard Version
Your silver has become dross, "" Your drink defiled with water.

NET Bible
Your silver has become scum, your beer is diluted with water.

New Heart English Bible
Your rulers are rebellious, companions of thieves. Everyone loves a bribe, chasing after payoffs. They do not judge the fatherless, neither does the cause of the widow come to them.

World English Bible
Your silver has become dross, your wine mixed with water.

Young's Literal Translation
Thy silver hath become dross, Thy drink polluted with water.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Corruption of Zion
21See how the faithful city has become a harlot! She once was full of justice; righteousness resided within her, but now only murderers! 22Your silver has become dross; your fine wine is diluted with water. 23Your rulers are rebels, friends of thieves. They all love bribes and chasing after rewards. They do not defend the fatherless, and the plea of the widow never comes before them.…

Cross References
Psalm 119:119
All the wicked on earth You discard like dross; therefore I love Your testimonies.

Isaiah 1:21
See how the faithful city has become a harlot! She once was full of justice; righteousness resided within her, but now only murderers!

Isaiah 1:23
Your rulers are rebels, friends of thieves. They all love bribes and chasing after rewards. They do not defend the fatherless, and the plea of the widow never comes before them.

Jeremiah 6:30
They are called rejected silver, because the LORD has rejected them."

Ezekiel 22:18
"Son of man, the house of Israel has become dross to Me. All of them are copper, tin, iron, and lead inside the furnace; they are but the dross of silver.


Treasury of Scripture

Your silver is become dross, your wine mixed with water:

silver

Jeremiah 6:28-30
They are all grievous revolters, walking with slanders: they are brass and iron; they are all corrupters…

Lamentations 4:1,2
How is the gold become dim! how is the most fine gold changed! the stones of the sanctuary are poured out in the top of every street…

Ezekiel 22:18-22
Son of man, the house of Israel is to me become dross: all they are brass, and tin, and iron, and lead, in the midst of the furnace; they are even the dross of silver…

wine

Hosea 4:18
Their drink is sour: they have committed whoredom continually: her rulers with shame do love, Give ye.

2 Corinthians 2:17
For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.









(22) Thy silver is become dross . . .--The two images describe the degeneracy of the rulers to whose neglect this disorder was due. (See Notes on Jeremiah 6:28-30.) Hypocrisy and adulteration were the order of the day. The coinage of judgment and justice was debased; the wine of spiritual life (Proverbs 9:5), of enthusiasm and zeal for good, was diluted till it had lost all power to strengthen and refresh. In "the salt that has lost its savour" of Matthew 5:13 we have a like symbolism.

Verse 22. - Thy silver is become dross. Primarily, "thy great men have deteriorated." From pure silver, they have become mere dross, the vile refuse of the smelted ore, only fit to be cast away as worthless. But per-Imps there is some further reference to all that was once precious in Jerusalem; there had been a general deterioration - all the silver was now a debased metal of no value. Thy wine mixed with water. A parallelism; but (as so often happens) a weakened iteration of the preceding sentiment.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Your silver
כַּסְפֵּ֖ךְ (kas·pêḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's 3701: Silver, money

has become
הָיָ֣ה (hā·yāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

dross,
לְסִיגִ֑ים (lə·sî·ḡîm)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 5509: A moving back or away, dross

your fine wine
סָבְאֵ֖ךְ (sā·ḇə·’êḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's 5435: A drink, liquor

is diluted
מָה֥וּל (mā·hūl)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's 4107: To cut down, reduce, to adulterate

with water.
בַּמָּֽיִם׃ (bam·mā·yim)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen


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