Isaiah 57:12
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.

Berean Study Bible
I will expose your righteousness and your works, and 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.

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

Contemporary English Version
You think you're so good, but I'll point out the truth.

Good News Translation
You think that what you do is right, but I will expose your conduct, and your idols will not be able to help you.

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I will declare thy righteousness, and thy sins, which 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
11Whom have you dreaded and feared, so that you lied and failed to remember Me or take this to heart? Have I not held My peace such a long time, and still you do not fear Me? 12I will expose your righteousness and your works, and they will not profit you. 13When you cry out, let your companies of idols deliver you! Yet the wind will carry off all of them, a breath will take them away. But he who seeks refuge in Me will inherit the land and possess My holy mountain.”…
Cross References
Isaiah 29:15
Woe to those who dig deep to hide their plans from the LORD. In darkness they do their works and say, "Who sees us, and who will know?"

Isaiah 58:1
"Cry aloud, do not hold back! Raise your voice like a trumpet. Declare to My people their transgression and to the house of Jacob their sins.

Isaiah 58:2
For day after day they seek Me and delight to know My ways, like a nation that does what is right and does not forsake the justice of their God. They ask Me for righteous judgments; they delight in the nearness of God."

Isaiah 59:6
Their cobwebs cannot be made into clothing, and they cannot cover themselves with their works. Their deeds are sinful deeds, and acts of violence are in their hands.

Isaiah 65:7
both for your iniquities and those of your fathers," says the LORD. "Because they burned incense on the mountains and scorned Me on the hills, I will measure into their laps full payment for their former deeds."

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

Micah 3:2
You hate good and love evil. You tear the skin from My people and strip the 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 unto me? saith the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats…

Isaiah 58:2-6
Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God…

Isaiah 59:6-8
Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands…







Lexicon
I
אֲנִ֥י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

will expose
אַגִּ֖יד (’ag·gîḏ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5046: To be conspicuous

your righteousness
צִדְקָתֵ֑ךְ (ṣiḏ·qā·ṯêḵ)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6666: Rightness, subjectively, objectively

and your works,
מַעֲשַׂ֖יִךְ (ma·‘ă·śa·yiḵ)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4639: An action, a transaction, activity, a product, property

and they will not
וְלֹ֥א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

profit you.
יוֹעִילֽוּךְ׃ (yō·w·‘î·lūḵ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine plural | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3276: To confer or gain profit or benefit
(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. 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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