Isaiah 1:9
New International Version
Unless the LORD Almighty had left us some survivors, we would have become like Sodom, we would have been like Gomorrah.

New Living Translation
If the LORD of Heaven's Armies had not spared a few of us, we would have been wiped out like Sodom, destroyed like Gomorrah.

English Standard Version
If the LORD of hosts had not left us a few survivors, we should have been like Sodom, and become like Gomorrah.

Berean Study Bible
Unless the LORD of Hosts had left us a few survivors, we would have become like Sodom, we would have resembled Gomorrah.

New American Standard Bible
Unless the LORD of hosts Had left us a few survivors, We would be like Sodom, We would be like Gomorrah.

King James Bible
Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.

Christian Standard Bible
If the LORD of Armies had not left us a few survivors, we would be like Sodom, we would resemble Gomorrah.

Contemporary English Version
Zion would have disappeared like Sodom and Gomorrah, if the LORD All-Powerful had not let a few of its people survive.

Good News Translation
If the LORD Almighty had not let some of the people survive, Jerusalem would have been totally destroyed, just as Sodom and Gomorrah were.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If the LORD of Hosts had not left us a few survivors, we would be like Sodom, we would resemble Gomorrah.

International Standard Version
If the Lord of the Heavenly Armies hadn't left us a few survivors, we would be like Sodom; we would be like Gomorrah.

NET Bible
If the LORD who commands armies had not left us a few survivors, we would have quickly become like Sodom, we would have become like Gomorrah.

New Heart English Bible
Unless the LORD of hosts had left us a few survivors, we would have been as Sodom, and we would have been like Gomorrah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If the LORD of Armies hadn't left us a few survivors, we would have been like Sodom and Gomorrah.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Except the LORD of hosts Had left unto us a very small remnant, We should have been as Sodom, We should have been like unto Gomorrah.

New American Standard 1977
Unless the LORD of hosts Had left us a few survivors, We would be like Sodom, We would be like Gomorrah.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Except the LORD of the hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.

King James 2000 Bible
Unless the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.

American King James Version
Except the LORD of hosts had left to us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like to Gomorrah.

American Standard Version
Except Jehovah of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, we should have been like unto Gomorrah.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And if the Lord of Sabaoth had not left us a seed, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been made like Gomorrha.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Except the Lord of hosts had left us seed, we had been as Sodom, and we should have been like to Gomorrha.

Darby Bible Translation
Unless Jehovah of hosts had left us a very small residue, we should have been as Sodom, we should have been like unto Gomorrah.

English Revised Version
Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, we should have been like unto Gomorrah.

Webster's Bible Translation
Except the LORD of hosts had left to us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom; we should have been like Gomorrah.

World English Bible
Unless Yahweh of Armies had left to us a very small remnant, we would have been as Sodom; we would have been like Gomorrah.

Young's Literal Translation
Unless Jehovah of Hosts had left to us a remnant, Shortly -- as Sodom we had been, To Gomorrah we had been like!
Study Bible
Judah's Rebellion
8And the daughter of Zion is abandoned like a shelter in a vineyard, like a shack in a cucumber field, like a city besieged. 9Unless the LORD of Hosts had left us a few survivors, we would have become like Sodom, we would have resembled Gomorrah.
Cross References
Romans 9:29
It is just as Isaiah predicted: "Unless the Lord of Hosts had left us descendants, we would have become like Sodom, we would have resembled Gomorrah."

2 Peter 2:6
if He condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to destruction, reducing them to ashes as an example of what is coming on the ungodly;

Revelation 11:8
Their bodies will lie in the street of the great city--figuratively called Sodom and Egypt--where their Lord was also crucified.

Genesis 19:24
Then the LORD rained down brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah--from the LORD out of the heavens.

2 Kings 19:4
Perhaps the LORD your God will hear all the words of the Rab-shakeh, whom his master the king of Assyria has sent to defy the living God, and He will rebuke him for the words that the LORD your God has heard. Therefore lift up a prayer for the remnant that still survives."

Isaiah 1:8
And the daughter of Zion is abandoned like a shelter in a vineyard, like a shack in a cucumber field, like a city besieged.

Isaiah 10:20
On that day the remnant of Israel and the survivors of the house of Jacob will no longer depend on him who struck them, but they will truly rely on the LORD, the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 11:11
On that day the Lord will extend His hand a second time to recover the remnant of His people from Assyria, from Egypt, from Pathros, from Cush, from Elam, from Shinar, from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.

Isaiah 11:16
There will be a highway for the remnant of His people who remain from Assyria, as there was for Israel when they came up from the land of Egypt.

Isaiah 37:4
Perhaps the LORD your God will hear the words of the Rab-shakeh, whom his master the king of Assyria has sent to defy the living God, and He will rebuke him for the words that the LORD your God has heard. Therefore lift up a prayer for the remnant that still survives."

Isaiah 37:31
And the surviving remnant of the house of Judah will again take root below and bear fruit above.

Isaiah 46:3
Listen to Me, O house of Jacob, all the remnant of the house of Israel, who have been sustained from the womb, carried along since birth.

Isaiah 65:8
This is what the LORD says: "As the new wine is found in a cluster of grapes, and men say, 'Do not destroy it, for it contains a blessing,' so I will act on behalf of My servants: I will not destroy them all.

Jeremiah 23:14
And among the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen a horrible thing: They commit adultery and walk in lies. They strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that no one turns his back on wickedness. They are all like Sodom to Me; the people of Jerusalem are like Gomorrah."

Jeremiah 42:2
Jeremiah the prophet and said, "May our petition come before you; pray to the LORD your God on behalf of this entire remnant. For few of us remain of the many, as you can see with your own eyes.

Jeremiah 50:20
In those days and at that time, declares the LORD, a search will transpire for Israel's guilt, but there will be none, and for Judah's sins, but they will not be found; for I will forgive the remnant I spare."

Treasury of Scripture

Except the LORD of hosts had left to us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like to Gomorrah.

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Lamentations 3:22
It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

Habakkuk 3:2
O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.

Romans 9:29
And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha.

a very

Isaiah 6:13
But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return, and shall be eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance is in them, when they cast their leaves: so the holy seed shall be the substance thereof.

Isaiah 10:22
For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness.

Isaiah 17:6
Yet gleaning grapes shall be left in it, as the shaking of an olive tree, two or three berries in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outmost fruitful branches thereof, saith the LORD God of Israel.

we should

Genesis 18:26,32
And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes…

Genesis 19:24
Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;

Deuteronomy 29:23
And that the whole land thereof is brimstone, and salt, and burning, that it is not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass groweth therein, like the overthrow of Sodom, and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, which the LORD overthrew in his anger, and in his wrath:







Lexicon
Unless
לוּלֵי֙ (lū·lê)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3884: If not, unless

the LORD
יְהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

of Hosts
צְבָא֔וֹת (ṣə·ḇā·’ō·wṯ)
Noun - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6635: A mass of persons, reg, organized for, war, a campaign

had left
הוֹתִ֥יר (hō·w·ṯîr)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3498: To jut over, exceed, to excel, to remain, be left, to leave, cause to abound, preserve

us
לָ֛נוּ (lā·nū)
Preposition | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew

a few
כִּמְעָ֑ט (kim·‘āṭ)
Preposition-k | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4592: A little, fewness, a few

survivors,
שָׂרִ֖יד (śā·rîḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8300: A survivor

we would have become
הָיִ֔ינוּ (hā·yî·nū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

like Sodom,
כִּסְדֹ֣ם (kis·ḏōm)
Preposition-k | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5467: Sodom -- a Canaanite city near the Dead Sea

we would have resembled
דָּמִֽינוּ׃ (dā·mî·nū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1819: To compare, to resemble, liken, consider

Gomorrah.
לַעֲמֹרָ֖ה (la·‘ă·mō·rāh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6017: Gomorrah -- a city in the Jordan Valley
(9) Except the Lord of hosts . . .--This name also had been stamped on the prophet's mind at the time of his call (Isaiah 6:3). The God of the hosts (or armies) of heaven (sun, moon and stars, angels and archangels) and of earth had not been unmindful of the people. The idea of the "remnant" left when the rest of the people perished is closely connected with the leading thought of Isaiah 6:12-13. It had, perhaps, been impressed on the prophet's mind by the "remnant" of Israel that had escaped from Tiglath-pileser or Sargon (2Chronicles 30:6; comp. Micah 5:7).

We should have been as Sodom . . .--Here the prophet, continuing perhaps the thought of Isaiah 1:7, speaks of the destruction, in the next verse of the guilt, of the cities of the plain. Both had passed into a proverb. So Ezekiel (Ezekiel 16:46-56) works out the parallelism; so our Lord speaks of the guilt of Sodom as being lighter than that of Capernaum (Matthew 11:23); so the tradition has condensed itself in the Arabic proverb, quoted by Cheyne, "More unjust than a kadi of Sodom." (Comp. Isaiah 3:9; Deuteronomy 32:32.)

Verse 9. - Except the Lord of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom. Lowth and Cheyne prefer to divide the two clauses differently, and to translate, "Except the Lord of hosts had left us a remnant, within a little we should have been like Sodom." The "remnant" is that of the few godly men who still inhabit Jerusalem. The comparison of Jerusalem with Sodom is made again in Isaiah 3:9, and is carried out at some length by Ezekiel (Ezekiel 16:44-57). It implies a condition of extreme depravity. 1:1-9 Isaiah signifies, The salvation of the Lord; a very suitable name for this prophet, who prophesies so much of Jesus the Saviour, and his salvation. God's professing people did not know or consider that they owed their lives and comforts to God's fatherly care and kindness. How many are very careless in the affairs of their souls! Not considering what we do know in religion, does us as much harm, as ignorance of what we should know. The wickedness was universal. Here is a comparison taken from a sick and diseased body. The distemper threatens to be mortal. From the sole of the foot even to the head; from the meanest peasant to the greatest peer, there is no soundness, no good principle, no religion, for that is the health of the soul. Nothing but guilt and corruption; the sad effects of Adam's fall. This passage declares the total depravity of human nature. While sin remains unrepented, nothing is done toward healing these wounds, and preventing fatal effects. Jerusalem was exposed and unprotected, like the huts or sheds built up to guard ripening fruits. These are still to be seen in the East, where fruits form a large part of the summer food of the people. But the Lord had a small remnant of pious servants at Jerusalem. It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed. The evil nature is in every one of us; only Jesus and his sanctifying Spirit can restore us to spiritual health.
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