Parallel Verses

World English Bible

For though you wash yourself with lye, and use much soap, yet your iniquity is marked before me," says the Lord Yahweh.

New American Standard Bible

"Although you wash yourself with lye And use much soap, The stain of your iniquity is before Me," declares the Lord GOD.

King James Version

For though thou wash thee with nitre, and take thee much soap, yet thine iniquity is marked before me, saith the Lord GOD.

Holman Bible

Even if you wash with lye
and use a great amount of soap,
the stain of your sin is still in front of Me.
This is the Lord God’s declaration.

International Standard Version

Though you wash yourself with lye and use much soap, the stain of your guilt is still before me," declares the Lord GOD.

A Conservative Version

For though thou wash thee with lye, and take thee much soap, yet thine iniquity is marked before me, says lord LORD.

American Standard Version

For though thou wash thee with lye, and take thee much soap, yet thine iniquity is marked before me, saith the Lord Jehovah.

Amplified

For though you wash yourself with lye and use much soap, yet your iniquity and guilt are still [upon you; you are] spotted, dirty, and stained before Me, says the Lord.

Bible in Basic English

For even if you are washed with soda and take much soap, still your evil-doing is marked before me, says the Lord God.

Darby Translation

For though thou wash thee with nitre, and take thee much potash, thine iniquity is marked before me, saith the Lord Jehovah.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For though thou wash thee with nitre and take thee much soap, yet thine iniquity is sealed before me, saith the Lord GOD.

Julia Smith Translation

For if thou shalt wash thyself with nitre, and thou shalt increase to thee cleansing, thine iniquity was graven before me, says the Lord Jehovah.

King James 2000

For though you wash yourself with lye, and use much soap, yet your iniquity is marked before me, says the Lord GOD.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For if you wash with natron, and you {use much soap}, your guilt [is] sticking as a stain {before} me," {declares} the Lord Yahweh.

Modern King James verseion

For though you wash yourself with potash, and multiply soap for yourself, yet your iniquity is marked before Me, says the Lord Jehovah.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Yea, and that so sore, that though thou washest thee with Nitre and makest thyself to savour with that sweet smelling herb of Borith: yet in my sight thou art stained with thy wickedness, sayeth the LORD thy God.

NET Bible

You can try to wash away your guilt with a strong detergent. You can use as much soap as you want. But the stain of your guilt is still there for me to see," says the Lord God.

New Heart English Bible

For though you wash yourself with lye, and use much soap, yet your iniquity is marked before me," says the Lord GOD.

The Emphasized Bible

For though thou wash thee with nitre, And take thee much soap, Yet is thine iniquity inscribed before me Declareth My Lord Yahweh.

Webster

For though thou shalt wash thee with niter, and take thee much soap, yet thy iniquity is marked before me, saith the Lord GOD.

Youngs Literal Translation

But though thou dost wash with nitre, And dost multiply to thyself soap, Marked is thine iniquity before Me, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For though thou wash
כּבס 
Kabac 
Usage: 51

thee with nitre
נתר 
Nether 
Usage: 2

and take thee much
רבה 
Rabah 
Usage: 224

בּרית 
Boriyth 
Usage: 2

עוון עון 
`avon 
Usage: 230

is marked
כּתם 
Katham 
Usage: 1

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

me, saith
נאם 
N@'um 
Usage: 376

the Lord
אדני 
'Adonay 
Usage: 438

References

Context Readings

Consequences Of Apostasy

21 Yet I had planted you a noble vine, wholly a right seed. How then have you turned into the degenerate branches of a foreign vine to me? 22 For though you wash yourself with lye, and use much soap, yet your iniquity is marked before me," says the Lord Yahweh. 23 "How can you say, 'I am not defiled. I have not gone after the Baals'? See your way in the valley. Know what you have done. [You are] a swift dromedary traversing her ways;



Cross References

Job 14:17

My disobedience is sealed up in a bag. You fasten up my iniquity.

Jeremiah 17:1

The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron, [and] with the point of a diamond: it is engraved on the tablet of their heart, and on the horns of your altars;

Hosea 13:12

The guilt of Ephraim is stored up. His sin is stored up.

Deuteronomy 32:34

"Isn't this laid up in store with me, sealed up among my treasures?

Job 9:30-31

If I wash myself with snow, and cleanse my hands with lye,

Psalm 90:8

You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence.

Psalm 130:3

If you, Yah, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand?

Jeremiah 16:17

For my eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from my face, neither is their iniquity concealed from my eyes.

Amos 8:7

Yahweh has sworn by the pride of Jacob, "Surely I will never forget any of their works.

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