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Isaiah 1:16–17

16  jWash yourselves; make yourselves clean;

remove the evil of your deeds from before my eyes;

kcease to do evil,

17  learn to do good;

lseek justice,

correct oppression;

mbring justice to the fatherless,

plead the widow’s cause.

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Isaiah 1:16–17 — The New International Version (NIV)

16 Wash and make yourselves clean.

Take your evil deeds out of my sight;

stop doing wrong.

17 Learn to do right; seek justice.

Defend the oppressed.

Take up the cause of the fatherless;

plead the case of the widow.

Isaiah 1:16–17 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;

17 Learn to do well;

Seek judgment, relieve the oppressed,

Judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.

Isaiah 1:16–17 — New Living Translation (NLT)

16 Wash yourselves and be clean!

Get your sins out of my sight.

Give up your evil ways.

17 Learn to do good.

Seek justice.

Help the oppressed.

Defend the cause of orphans.

Fight for the rights of widows.

Isaiah 1:16–17 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

16 “Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean;

Put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes.

Cease to do evil,

17 Learn to do good;

Seek justice,

Rebuke the oppressor;

Defend the fatherless,

Plead for the widow.

Isaiah 1:16–17 — New Century Version (NCV)

16 Wash yourselves and make yourselves clean.

Stop doing the evil things I see you do.

Stop doing wrong.

17 Learn to do good.

Seek justice.

Punish those who hurt others.

Help the orphans.

Stand up for the rights of widows.”

Isaiah 1:16–17 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; 17 learn to do well; seek justice, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.

Isaiah 1:16–17 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; —cease to do evil, 17 learn to do well: seek judgment, gladden the oppressed, do justice to the fatherless, plead for the widow.

Isaiah 1:16–17 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

16 “Wash yourselves! Become clean!

Get your evil deeds out of my sight.

Stop doing evil.

17 Learn to do good.

Seek justice.

Arrest oppressors.

Defend orphans.

Plead the case of widows.”

Isaiah 1:16–17 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

16 “Wash yourselves. Cleanse yourselves.

Remove your evil deeds from My sight.

Stop doing evil.

17 Learn to do what is good.

Seek justice.

Correct the oppressor.

Defend the rights of the fatherless.

Plead the widow’s cause.

Isaiah 1:16–17 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

16 Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean;

remove the evil of your doings

from before my eyes;

cease to do evil,

17 learn to do good;

seek justice,

rescue the oppressed,

defend the orphan,

plead for the widow.

Isaiah 1:16–17 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

16 Wash! Make yourselves clean!

Remove the evil of your doings from before my eyes!

Cease to do evil! 17 Learn to do good!

Seek justice! Rescue the oppressed!

Defend the orphan! Plead for the widow!

Isaiah 1:16–17 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

16 So wash your hands. Make yourselves clean.

Get your evil actions out of my sight!

Stop doing what is wrong!

17 Learn to do what is right!

Treat people fairly.

Give hope to those who are beaten down.

Cheer them up.

Stand up in court for children whose fathers have died.

And do the same thing for widows.

Isaiah 1:16–17 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

16 Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean;

Remove the evil of your deeds from My sight.

Cease to do evil,

17 Learn to do good;

Seek justice,

Reprove the ruthless,

Defend the orphan,

Plead for the widow.