Isaiah 57:3
New International Version
"But you--come here, you children of a sorceress, you offspring of adulterers and prostitutes!

New Living Translation
"But you--come here, you witches' children, you offspring of adulterers and prostitutes!

English Standard Version
But you, draw near, sons of the sorceress, offspring of the adulterer and the loose woman.

Berean Study Bible
But come here, you sons of a sorceress, you offspring of adulterers and prostitutes!

New American Standard Bible
"But come here, you sons of a sorceress, Offspring of an adulterer and a prostitute.

King James Bible
But draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the whore.

Christian Standard Bible
But come here, you witch's sons, offspring of an adulterer and a prostitute!

Contemporary English Version
You people are unfaithful! You go to fortunetellers, and you worship idols. Now pay close attention!

Good News Translation
Come here to be judged, you sinners! You are no better than sorcerers, adulterers, and prostitutes.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But come here, you sons of a sorceress, offspring of an adulterer and a prostitute!

International Standard Version
"But as for you, come here, you children of a sorceress, you offspring of adulterers and prostitutes!

NET Bible
But approach, you sons of omen readers, you offspring of adulteresses and prostitutes!

New Heart English Bible
"But draw near here, you sons of the sorceress, offspring of an adulterer and a prostitute.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But you-come here, you children of witches, you descendants of adulterers and prostitutes!

JPS Tanakh 1917
But draw near hither, Ye sons of the sorceress, The seed of the adulterer and the harlot.

New American Standard 1977
“But come here, you sons of a sorceress, Offspring of an adulterer and a prostitute.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But come here, ye sons of the sorceress, generation of the adulterer and the whore.

King James 2000 Bible
But draw near here, you sons of the sorceress, the descendants of the adulterer and the harlot.

American King James Version
But draw near here, you sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the whore.

American Standard Version
But draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the harlot.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But draw ye near hither, ye lawless children, the seed of adulterers and the harlot.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But draw near hither, you sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer, and of the harlot.

Darby Bible Translation
But draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the harlot.

English Revised Version
But draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the whore.

Webster's Bible Translation
But draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the lewd.

World English Bible
"But draw near here, you sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the prostitute.

Young's Literal Translation
And ye, come near hither, O sons of a sorceress, seed of an adulterer, Even thou dost commit whoredom.
Study Bible
God Condemns Idolatry
3But come here, you sons of a sorceress, you offspring of adulterers and prostitutes! 4Whom are you mocking? At whom do you snarl and stick out your tongue? Are you not children of transgression, offspring of deceit,…
Cross References
Matthew 16:4
A wicked and adulterous generation demands a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah." Then He left them and went away.

Isaiah 1:4
Alas, O sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a brood of evildoers, children of depravity! They have forsaken the LORD; they have despised the Holy One of Israel and turned their backs on Him.

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 48:16
Come near to Me and listen to this: "From the beginning I have not spoken in secret; from the time it took place, I was there." And now the Lord GOD has sent me, accompanied by His Spirit.

Isaiah 57:7
On a high and lofty hill you have made your bed, and there you went up to offer sacrifices.

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."

Malachi 3:5
"Then I will draw near to you for judgment. And I will be a swift witness against sorcerers and adulterers and perjurers, against oppressors of the widowed and fatherless, and against those who defraud laborers of their wages and deny justice to the foreigner but do not fear Me," says the LORD of Hosts.

Treasury of Scripture

But draw near here, you sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the whore.

draw

Isaiah 45:20
Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that are escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save.

Joel 3:9-11
Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up: …

sons

Genesis 3:15
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

Hosea 1:2
The beginning of the word of the LORD by Hosea. And the LORD said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms: for the land hath committed great whoredom, departing from the LORD.

Matthew 3:7
But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?







Lexicon
But come
קִרְבוּ־ (qir·ḇū-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7126: To come near, approach

here,
הֵ֖נָּה (hên·nāh)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 2008: Hither, thither

you
וְאַתֶּ֥ם (wə·’at·tem)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

sons
בְּנֵ֣י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

of a sorceress,
עֹנְנָ֑ה (‘ō·nə·nāh)
Verb - Piel - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6049: To act covertly, practise magic

you offspring
זֶ֥רַע (ze·ra‘)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2233: Seed, fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity

of adulterers
מְנָאֵ֖ף (mə·nā·’êp̄)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5003: To commit adultery, to apostatize

and prostitutes!
וַתִּזְנֶֽה׃ (wat·tiz·neh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2181: To commit adultery, to commit idolatry
(3) Ye sons of the sorceress.--The words may be purely figurative, as meaning those who practise sorcery, but it is also possible that they may have reference to the female soothsayers, such as are described in Ezekiel 13:17-23.

The adulterer.--Here again the epithet may have had both a figurative and a literal application. (Comp. Matthew 12:39; Matthew 16:4; James 4:4.)

Verses 3-14. - ISRAEL SEVERELY REBUKED FOR IDOLATRY. Though Hezekiah had made a great reformation of religion when he ascended the throne(2 Kings 18:4; 2 Chronicles 29:3-19), and had done his best to put down idolatry, yet it was still dear to large numbers among the people, and was easily revived by Manasseh in the earlier portion of his reign (2 Chronicles 33:2-9). Isaiah now rebukes various kinds of idolatrous practices, and shows the vanity of them. Verse 3. - Draw near hither. Approach, to hear the reprimand which ye so well deserve. Ye sons of the sorceress; rather, of a sorceress. Judah herself, the nation, is the" sorceress" and "adulteress," whose individual children are summoned to draw near. She is an adulteress; for she has transgressed against the mystic marriage-tie which bound her to Jehovah (see Isaiah 54:5, and the comment ad lot.). She is also a "sorceress," since she has bewitched her children, and given herself up to magical as well as to idolatrous practices (2 Chronicles 33:6). Seed of the adulterer and the whore; rather, seed of an adulteress, and that thyself committest whoredom. The congenital tendency has broken out into act. The Israel addressed is as "adulterous," i.e. idolatrous, as the Israel of former times. 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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