Isaiah 1:3

3 The ox knows its master, the donkey its owner’s manger, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.”

Isaiah 1:3 in Other Translations

KJV
3 The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.
ESV
3 The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master's crib, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand."
NLT
3 Even an ox knows its owner, and a donkey recognizes its master’s care— but Israel doesn’t know its master. My people don’t recognize my care for them.”
MSG
3 The ox knows who's boss, the mule knows the hand that feeds him, But not Israel. My people don't know up from down.
CSB
3 The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master's feeding-trough, [but] Israel does not know; My people do not understand."

Isaiah 1:3 In-Context

1 The vision concerning Judah and Jerusalem that Isaiah son of Amoz saw during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.
2 Hear me, you heavens! Listen, earth! For the LORD has spoken: “I reared children and brought them up, but they have rebelled against me.
3 The ox knows its master, the donkey its owner’s manger, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.”
4 Woe to the sinful nation, a people whose guilt is great, a brood of evildoers, children given to corruption! They have forsaken the LORD; they have spurned the Holy One of Israel and turned their backs on him.
5 Why should you be beaten anymore? Why do you persist in rebellion? Your whole head is injured, your whole heart afflicted.

Cross References 4

  • 1. Job 12:9
  • 2. S Genesis 42:27
  • 3. Jeremiah 4:22; Jeremiah 5:4; Jeremiah 8:7; Jeremiah 9:3,6; Hosea 2:8; Hosea 4:1
  • 4. S Deuteronomy 32:28; Isaiah 42:25; Isaiah 48:8; Hosea 4:6; Hosea 7:9
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