Isaiah 3:11 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Isaiah 3:11, NIV: Woe to the wicked! Disaster is upon them! They will be paid back for what their hands have done.

Isaiah 3:11, ESV: Woe to the wicked! It shall be ill with him, for what his hands have dealt out shall be done to him.

Isaiah 3:11, KJV: Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.

Isaiah 3:11, NASB: Woe to the wicked! It will go badly for him, For what he deserves will be done to him.

Isaiah 3:11, NLT: But the wicked are doomed, for they will get exactly what they deserve.

Isaiah 3:11, CSB: Woe to the wicked--it will go badly for them, for what they have done will be done to them.

What does Isaiah 3:11 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Perhaps the most terrifying consequence for sin is to be treated as one has treated others. This is the judgement proclaimed against those Israelites in ancient Jerusalem and Judah who have been declared wicked (Isaiah 3:1–8). Due to their open sinfulness and defiance before God, they will experience the harm they have done to others.

Some of the Lord's charges against His people involved mistreatment of the poor by the rich and the powerful. In an act of divine justice, the Lord will cause those who have done such things to receive the same treatment in time (Isaiah 3:14–15).