Isaiah 5:18
Good News Translation
You are doomed! You are unable to break free from your sins.

Contemporary English Version
You are in for trouble! The lies you tell are like ropes by which you drag along sin and evil.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Woe to you that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as the rope of a cart.

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Woe to you that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as the rope of a cart.

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Isaiah 28:15 For you have said: We have entered into a league with death, and we have made a covenant with hell. When the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come upon us: for we have placed our hope in lies, and by falsehood we are protected.

Judges 17:5,13 And he separated also therein a little temple for the god, and made an ephod, and theraphim, that is to say, a priestly garment, and idols: and he filled the hand of one of his sons, and he became his priest. . . .

2 Samuel 16:20-23 And Absalom said to Achitophel: Consult what we are to do. . . .

Psalm 10:11 For he hath said in his heart: God hath forgotten, he hath turned away his face not to see to the end.

Psalm 14:1 Unto the end, a psalm for David. The fool hath said in his heart: There is no God. They are corrupt, and are become abominable in their ways: there is none that doth good, no not one.

Psalm 36:2 For in his sight he hath done deceitfully, that his iniquity may be found unto hatred.

Psalm 94:5-11 Thy people, O Lord, they have brought low: and they have afflicted thy inheritance. . . .

Jeremiah 5:31 The prophets prophesied falsehood, and the priests clapped their hands: and my people loved such things: what then shall be done in the end thereof?

Jeremiah 8:5-9 Why then is this people in Jerusalem turned away with a stubborn revolting? they have laid hold on lying, and have refused to return. . . .

Jeremiah 23:10,14,24 Because the land is full of adulterers, because the land hath mourned by reason of cursing, the fields of the desert are dried up: and their course is become evil, and their strength unlike. . . .

Jeremiah 28:15,16 And Jeremiah the prophet said to Hananias the prophet: Hear now, Hananias: the Lord hath not sent thee, and thou hast made this people to trust in a lie. . . .

Jeremiah 44:15-19 Then all the men that knew that their wives sacrificed to other gods: and all the women of whom there stood by a great multitude, and all the people of them that dwelt in the land of Egypt in Phatures, answered Jeremiah, saying: . . .

Ezekiel 13:10,11,22 Because they have deceived my people, saying: Peace, and there is no peace: and the people built up a wall, and they daubed it with dirt without straw. . . .

Zephaniah 1:12 And it shall come to pass at that time, that I will search Jerusalem with lamps, and will visit upon the men that are settled on their lees: that say in their hearts: The Lord will not do good, nor will he do evil.

John 16:2 They will put you out of the synagogues: yea, the hour cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doth a service to God.

Acts 26:9 And I indeed did formerly think that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.

Context
Woes to the Wicked
17And the lambs shall feed according to their order, and strangers shall eat the deserts turned into fruitfulness. 18Woe to you that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as the rope of a cart.19That say: Let him make haste, and let his work come quickly, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel come, that we may know it.…
Cross References
Isaiah 59:4
There is none that calleth upon justice, neither is there any one that judgeth truly: but they trust in a mere nothing, and speak vanities: they have conceived labour, and brought forth iniquity.

Jeremiah 23:10
Because the land is full of adulterers, because the land hath mourned by reason of cursing, the fields of the desert are dried up: and their course is become evil, and their strength unlike.

Jeremiah 36:23
And when Judi had read three or four pages, he cut it with the penknife, and he cast it into the fire, that was upon the hearth, till all the volume was consumed with the fire that was on the hearth.

Additional Translations
Woe to those who draw iniquity with cords of deceit and pull sin along with cart ropes,Woe to them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope:

Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of falsehood, and sin as it were with a cart rope;

Woe to them that draw sins to them as with a long rope, and iniquities as with a thong of the heifer's yoke:

Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as with cart-ropes!

Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope:

Woe to them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart-rope:

Woe to those who draw iniquity with cords of falsehood, and wickedness as with cart rope;

Woe to those drawing out iniquity with cords of vanity, And as with thick ropes of the cart -- sin.
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