Isaiah 59:3
New International Version
For your hands are stained with blood, your fingers with guilt. Your lips have spoken falsely, and your tongue mutters wicked things.

New Living Translation
Your hands are the hands of murderers, and your fingers are filthy with sin. Your lips are full of lies, and your mouth spews corruption.

English Standard Version
For your hands are defiled with blood and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies; your tongue mutters wickedness.

Berean Study Bible
For your hands are stained with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, and your tongue mutters injustice.

King James Bible
For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.

New King James Version
For your hands are defiled with blood, And your fingers with iniquity; Your lips have spoken lies, Your tongue has muttered perversity.

New American Standard Bible
For your hands are defiled with blood, And your fingers with wrongdoing; Your lips have spoken deceit, Your tongue mutters wickedness.

NASB 1995
For your hands are defiled with blood And your fingers with iniquity; Your lips have spoken falsehood, Your tongue mutters wickedness.

NASB 1977
For your hands are defiled with blood, And your fingers with iniquity; Your lips have spoken falsehood, Your tongue mutters wickedness.

Amplified Bible
For your hands are defiled with blood And your fingers with wickedness [with sin, with injustice, with wrongdoing]; Your lips have spoken lies, Your tongue mutters wickedness.

Christian Standard Bible
For your hands are defiled with blood and your fingers, with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, and your tongues mutter injustice.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For your hands are defiled with blood and your fingers, with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, and your tongues mutter injustice.

American Standard Version
For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue muttereth wickedness.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because your hands are polluted in blood and your fingers in evil. Your lips speak falsehood and your tongue devises evil

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with sins; your lips also have spoken iniquity, and your tongue meditates unrighteousness.

Contemporary English Version
Your talk is filled with lies and plans for violence; every finger on your hands is covered with blood.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity: your lips have spoken lies, and your tongue uttereth iniquity.

English Revised Version
For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue muttereth wickedness.

Good News Translation
You are guilty of lying, violence, and murder.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Your hands are stained with blood, and your fingers are stained with sin. You speak lies, and you mutter wicked things.

International Standard Version
For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your tongue mutters wickedness.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For your hands are defiled with blood, And your fingers with iniquity; Your lips have spoken lies, Your tongue muttereth wickedness.

Literal Standard Version
For your hands have been defiled with blood, And your fingers with iniquity, Your lips have spoken falsehood, Your tongue mutters perverseness.

NET Bible
For your hands are stained with blood and your fingers with sin; your lips speak lies, your tongue utters malicious words.

New Heart English Bible
For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue mutters wickedness.

World English Bible
For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue mutters wickedness.

Young's Literal Translation
For your hands have been polluted with blood, And your fingers with iniquity, Your lips have spoken falsehood, Your tongue perverseness doth mutter.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Sin Separates Us from God
2But your iniquities have built barriers between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He does not hear. 3For your hands are stained with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, and your tongue mutters injustice. 4No one calls for justice; no one pleads his case honestly. They rely on empty pleas; they tell lies; they conceive mischief and give birth to iniquity.…

Cross References
Isaiah 1:15
When you spread out your hands in prayer, I will hide My eyes from you; even though you multiply your prayers, I will not listen. Your hands are covered with blood.

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 3:8
For Jerusalem has stumbled and Judah has fallen because they spoke and acted against the LORD, defying His glorious presence.

Isaiah 6:5
Then I said: "Woe is me, for I am ruined, because I am a man of unclean lips dwelling among a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of Hosts."

Isaiah 9:15
The head is the elder and honorable man, and the tail is the prophet who teaches lies.

Isaiah 28:15
For you said, "We have made a covenant with death; we have fashioned an agreement with Sheol. When the overwhelming scourge passes through it will not touch us, because we have made lies our refuge and falsehood our hiding place."

Isaiah 30:9
These are rebellious people, deceitful children, children unwilling to obey the LORD's instruction.


Treasury of Scripture

For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue has muttered perverseness.

your hands

Isaiah 1:15,21
And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood…

Jeremiah 2:30,34
In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: your own sword hath devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion…

Jeremiah 22:17
But thine eyes and thine heart are not but for thy covetousness, and for to shed innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence, to do it.

your lips

Jeremiah 7:8
Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit.

Jeremiah 9:3-6
And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith the LORD…

Ezekiel 13:8
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye have spoken vanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I am against you, saith the Lord GOD.









(3) Your hands are defiled with blood.--The accusation of the "grand indictment" of Isaiah 1:15 is reproduced verbatim.

Verse 3. - Your hands are defiled with blood (comp. Isaiah 1:15, 21). (On the "innocent blood" shed by the Jews of the later Judaean kingdom, see 2 Kings 21:6, 16; 2 Kings 24:4; 2 Kings 25:25; 2 Chronicles 24:21; 2 Chronicles 28:3; 2 Chronicles 33:6; 2 Chronicles 36:16, etc.) It consisted in

(1) sacrifices of children to Moloch;

(2) persecution of prophets; and

(3) judicial murders, either actual (like that of Naboth, in Israel) or virtual, i.e. such perversion of justice as produced general poverty and misery, and tended to shorten men's lives (see the comment on Isaiah 1:15). Your lips have spoken lies (comp. Isaiah 32:7). The wicked oppressors "devised wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

your hands
כַפֵּיכֶם֙ (ḵap·pê·ḵem)
Noun - fdc | second person masculine plural
Strong's 3709: Hollow or flat of the hand, palm, sole (of the foot), a pan

are stained
נְגֹאֲל֣וּ (nə·ḡō·’ă·lū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 1351: To soil, desecrate

with blood,
בַדָּ֔ם (ḇad·dām)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1818: Blood, of man, an animal, the juice of the grape, bloodshed

and your fingers
וְאֶצְבְּעוֹתֵיכֶ֖ם (wə·’eṣ·bə·‘ō·w·ṯê·ḵem)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 676: Something to sieze with, a finger, a toe

with iniquity;
בֶּֽעָוֺ֑ן (be·‘ā·wōn)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's 5771: Iniquity, guilt, punishment for iniquity

your lips
שִׂפְתֽוֹתֵיכֶם֙ (śip̄·ṯō·w·ṯê·ḵem)
Noun - feminine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 8193: The lip, language, a margin

have spoken
דִּבְּרוּ־ (dib·bə·rū-)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

lies,
שֶׁ֔קֶר (še·qer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 8267: Deception, disappointment, falsehood

and your tongue
לְשׁוֹנְכֶ֖ם (lə·šō·wn·ḵem)
Noun - common singular construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 3956: The tongue

mutters
תֶהְגֶּֽה׃ (ṯeh·geh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1897: To moan, growl, utter, speak, muse

injustice.
עַוְלָ֥ה (‘aw·lāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5766: Injustice, unrighteousness


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