Parallel Verses

King James Version

Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city!

New American Standard Bible

Woe to her who is rebellious and defiled, The tyrannical city!

Holman Bible

Woe to the city that is rebellious and defiled,
the oppressive city!

International Standard Version

Woe to this filthy, polluted, and oppressive city!

A Conservative Version

Woe to her who is rebellious and polluted, to the oppressing city!

American Standard Version

Woe to her that is rebellious and polluted! to the oppressing city!


Woe to her that is rebellious and polluted, the oppressing city [Jerusalem]!

Bible in Basic English

Sorrow to her who is uncontrolled and unclean, the cruel town!

Darby Translation

Woe to her that is rebellious and corrupted, to the oppressing city!

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city!

Julia Smith Translation

Wo! to the wonderful and oppressing city being redeemed.

King James 2000

Woe to her that is rebellious and defiled, to the oppressing city!

Lexham Expanded Bible

Woe [to you], O rebellious and defiled one! The oppressing city!

Modern King James verseion

Woe to her rebelling and becoming defiled, to the oppressing city!

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Woe to the abominable, filthy and cruel city:

NET Bible

The filthy, stained city is as good as dead; the city filled with oppressors is finished!

New Heart English Bible

Woe to her who is rebellious and polluted, the oppressing city.

The Emphasized Bible

Alas for her that is rebellious, and polluted, the city that oppresseth!


Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city!

World English Bible

Woe to her who is rebellious and polluted, the oppressing city!

Youngs Literal Translation

Woe to the rebellious and polluted, The oppressing city!


Root Form
woe, Ah, Ho, O, Alas
Usage: 50

to her that is filthy
Usage: 1

and polluted
Usage: 11

to the oppressing
Usage: 19






Context Readings

Judgment Of Jerusalem And The Nations

1 Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city! 2 She obeyed not the voice; she received not correction; she trusted not in the LORD; she drew not near to her God.

Cross References

Jeremiah 6:6

For thus hath the LORD of hosts said, Hew ye down trees, and cast a mount against Jerusalem: this is the city to be visited; she is wholly oppression in the midst of her.

Leviticus 1:16

And he shall pluck away his crop with his feathers, and cast it beside the altar on the east part, by the place of the ashes:

Isaiah 5:7

For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry.

Isaiah 30:12

Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon:

Isaiah 59:13

In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.

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.

Ezekiel 22:7

In thee have they set light by father and mother: in the midst of thee have they dealt by oppression with the stranger: in thee have they vexed the fatherless and the widow.

Ezekiel 22:29

The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery, and have vexed the poor and needy: yea, they have oppressed the stranger wrongfully.

Ezekiel 23:30

I will do these things unto thee, because thou hast gone a whoring after the heathen, and because thou art polluted with their idols.

Amos 3:9

Publish in the palaces at Ashdod, and in the palaces in the land of Egypt, and say, Assemble yourselves upon the mountains of Samaria, and behold the great tumults in the midst thereof, and the oppressed in the midst thereof.

Amos 4:1

Hear this word, ye kine of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, which oppress the poor, which crush the needy, which say to their masters, Bring, and let us drink.

Micah 2:2

And they covet fields, and take them by violence; and houses, and take them away: so they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.

Zechariah 7:10

And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart.

Malachi 3:5

And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.

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