Parallel Verses

Modern King James verseion

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

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing 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 (judgment is coming) to her who is rebellious and defiled,
The tyrannical 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!

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 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 rebelling and becoming defiled, to the oppressing city! 2 She did not obey the voice; she did not receive correction. She trusted not in Jehovah; she did not draw near to her God.

Cross References

Jeremiah 6:6

For so has Jehovah of Hosts said, Cut down trees and cast a mound against Jerusalem! She is the city to be visited; there is nothing but oppression in her midst.

Leviticus 1:16

And he shall pluck away its crop with its feathers, and throw it beside the altar on the east part, by the place of the ashes.

Isaiah 5:7

For the vineyard of Jehovah of Hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah His pleasant plant; and He looked for justice, but behold bloody iniquity; for righteousness, but behold a cry!

Isaiah 30:12

Therefore so says the Holy One of Israel, Because you have despised this Word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and rest on them;

Isaiah 59:13

in transgressing and lying against Jehovah, and going away from our God, talking cruelty and revolt, conceiving and speaking from the heart words of falsehood.

Jeremiah 22:17

But your eyes and your heart are for nothing but your unjust gain, and to shed innocent blood, and for cruelty, and to do violence.

Ezekiel 22:7

In you they have despised father and mother. In your midst they have dealt with the stranger by oppression. In you they oppressed the orphan and the widow.

Ezekiel 22:29

The people of the land have used oppression and practiced robbery, and they have troubled the poor and needy. Yea, they have oppressed the stranger without right.

Ezekiel 23:30

These things will be done to you because you have whored after the nations, and because you are defiled with their idols.

Amos 3:9

Make it heard at the palaces of Ashdod, and the palaces in the land of Egypt, and say: Gather yourselves on the mountains of Samaria, and behold the great uproars in its midst, and the oppressed in its midst.

Amos 4:1

Hear this Word, cows of Bashan who are in the mountain of Samaria; who press down the poor, who crush the needy, who say to their masters, Bring in, that we may drink.

Micah 2:2

And they covet and seize fields; and houses, and take them away. And they oppress a man and his household, even a man and his inheritance.

Zechariah 7:10

And do not crush the widow or the orphan, the alien or the poor. And do not devise evil in your heart, of a man against his brother.

Malachi 3:5

And I will come near you to judgment. And I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those who extort from the hired laborer's wages, and turning away the widow, and the orphan, the alien, and not fearing Me, says Jehovah of Hosts.

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