Isaiah 1:9
New International Version
Unless the LORD Almighty had left us some survivors, we would have become like Sodom, we would have been like Gomorrah.

New Living Translation
If the LORD of Heaven’s Armies had not spared a few of us, we would have been wiped out like Sodom, destroyed like Gomorrah.

English Standard Version
If the LORD of hosts had not left us a few survivors, we should have been like Sodom, and become like Gomorrah.

Berean Study Bible
Unless the LORD of Hosts had left us a few survivors, we would have become like Sodom, we would have resembled Gomorrah.

King James Bible
Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.

New King James Version
Unless the LORD of hosts Had left to us a very small remnant, We would have become like Sodom, We would have been made like Gomorrah.

New American Standard Bible
If the LORD of armies Had not left us a few survivors, We would be like Sodom, We would be like Gomorrah.

NASB 1995
Unless the LORD of hosts Had left us a few survivors, We would be like Sodom, We would be like Gomorrah.

NASB 1977
Unless the LORD of hosts Had left us a few survivors, We would be like Sodom, We would be like Gomorrah.

Amplified Bible
If the LORD of hosts Had not left us a few survivors, We would be like Sodom, We would be like Gomorrah.

Christian Standard Bible
If the LORD of Armies had not left us a few survivors, we would be like Sodom, we would resemble Gomorrah.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If the LORD of Hosts had not left us a few survivors, we would be like Sodom, we would resemble Gomorrah.

American Standard Version
Except Jehovah of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, we should have been like unto Gomorrah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if LORD JEHOVAH of hosts had not left to us a survivor, we would have been as Sadom and we would have been like Amora

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And if the Lord of Sabaoth had not left us a seed, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been made like Gomorrha.

Contemporary English Version
Zion would have disappeared like Sodom and Gomorrah, if the LORD All-Powerful had not let a few of its people survive.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Except the Lord of hosts had left us seed, we had been as Sodom, and we should have been like to Gomorrha.

English Revised Version
Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, we should have been like unto Gomorrah.

Good News Translation
If the LORD Almighty had not let some of the people survive, Jerusalem would have been totally destroyed, just as Sodom and Gomorrah were.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If the LORD of Armies hadn't left us a few survivors, we would have been like Sodom and Gomorrah.

International Standard Version
If the Lord of the Heavenly Armies hadn't left us a few survivors, we would be like Sodom; we would be like Gomorrah.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Except the LORD of hosts Had left unto us a very small remnant, We should have been as Sodom, We should have been like unto Gomorrah.

Literal Standard Version
Unless YHWH of Hosts had left a remnant to us, "" Shortly—we had been as Sodom, "" We had been like to Gomorrah!

NET Bible
If the LORD who commands armies had not left us a few survivors, we would have quickly become like Sodom, we would have become like Gomorrah.

New Heart English Bible
Hear the word of the LORD, you rulers of Sodom. Listen to the law of our God, you people of Gomorrah.

World English Bible
Unless Yahweh of Armies had left to us a very small remnant, we would have been as Sodom; we would have been like Gomorrah.

Young's Literal Translation
Unless Jehovah of Hosts had left to us a remnant, Shortly -- as Sodom we had been, To Gomorrah we had been like!

Additional Translations ...
Context
Judah's Rebellion
8And the Daughter of Zion is abandoned like a shelter in a vineyard, like a shack in a cucumber field, like a city besieged. 9Unless the LORD of Hosts had left us a few survivors, we would have become like Sodom, we would have resembled Gomorrah.

Cross References
Romans 9:29
It is just as Isaiah foretold: "Unless the Lord of Hosts had left us descendants, we would have become like Sodom, we would have resembled Gomorrah."

2 Peter 2:6
if He condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to destruction, reducing them to ashes as an example of what is coming on the ungodly;

Revelation 11:8
Their bodies will lie in the street of the great city--figuratively called Sodom and Egypt--where their Lord was also crucified.

Genesis 19:24
Then the LORD rained down sulfur and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah--from the LORD out of the heavens.

2 Kings 19:4
Perhaps the LORD your God will hear all the words of the Rabshakeh, whom his master the king of Assyria has sent to defy the living God, and He will rebuke him for the words that the LORD your God has heard. Therefore lift up a prayer for the remnant that still survives."

Isaiah 1:8
And the Daughter of Zion is abandoned like a shelter in a vineyard, like a shack in a cucumber field, like a city besieged.

Isaiah 10:20
On that day the remnant of Israel and the survivors of the house of Jacob will no longer depend on him who struck them, but they will truly rely on the LORD, the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 11:11
On that day the Lord will extend His hand a second time to recover the remnant of His people from Assyria, from Egypt, from Pathros, from Cush, from Elam, from Shinar, from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.

Isaiah 11:16
There will be a highway for the remnant of His people who remain from Assyria, as there was for Israel when they came up from the land of Egypt.

Isaiah 37:4
Perhaps the LORD your God will hear the words of the Rabshakeh, whom his master the king of Assyria has sent to defy the living God, and He will rebuke him for the words that the LORD your God has heard. Therefore lift up a prayer for the remnant that still survives."

Isaiah 37:31
And the surviving remnant of the house of Judah will again take root below and bear fruit above.

Isaiah 46:3
"Listen to Me, O house of Jacob, all the remnant of the house of Israel, who have been sustained from the womb, carried along since birth.

Isaiah 65:8
This is what the LORD says: "As the new wine is found in a cluster of grapes, and men say, 'Do not destroy it, for it contains a blessing,' so I will act on behalf of My servants; I will not destroy them all.

Jeremiah 23:14
And among the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen a horrible thing: They commit adultery and walk in lies. They strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that no one turns his back on wickedness. They are all like Sodom to Me; the people of Jerusalem are like Gomorrah."

Jeremiah 42:2
Jeremiah the prophet and said, "May our petition come before you; pray to the LORD your God on behalf of this entire remnant. For few of us remain of the many, as you can see with your own eyes.

Jeremiah 50:20
In those days and at that time, declares the LORD, a search will be made for Israel's guilt, but there will be none, and for Judah's sins, but they will not be found; for I will forgive the remnant I preserve.


Treasury of Scripture

Except the LORD of hosts had left to us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like to Gomorrah.

left

Lamentations 3:22
It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

Habakkuk 3:2
O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.

Romans 9:29
And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha.

a very

Isaiah 6:13
But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return, and shall be eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance is in them, when they cast their leaves: so the holy seed shall be the substance thereof.

Isaiah 10:22
For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness.

Isaiah 17:6
Yet gleaning grapes shall be left in it, as the shaking of an olive tree, two or three berries in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outmost fruitful branches thereof, saith the LORD God of Israel.

we should

Genesis 18:26,32
And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes…

Genesis 19:24
Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;

Deuteronomy 29:23
And that the whole land thereof is brimstone, and salt, and burning, that it is not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass groweth therein, like the overthrow of Sodom, and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, which the LORD overthrew in his anger, and in his wrath:









(9) Except the Lord of hosts . . .--This name also had been stamped on the prophet's mind at the time of his call (Isaiah 6:3). The God of the hosts (or armies) of heaven (sun, moon and stars, angels and archangels) and of earth had not been unmindful of the people. The idea of the "remnant" left when the rest of the people perished is closely connected with the leading thought of Isaiah 6:12-13. It had, perhaps, been impressed on the prophet's mind by the "remnant" of Israel that had escaped from Tiglath-pileser or Sargon (2Chronicles 30:6; comp. Micah 5:7).

We should have been as Sodom . . .--Here the prophet, continuing perhaps the thought of Isaiah 1:7, speaks of the destruction, in the next verse of the guilt, of the cities of the plain. Both had passed into a proverb. So Ezekiel (Ezekiel 16:46-56) works out the parallelism; so our Lord speaks of the guilt of Sodom as being lighter than that of Capernaum (Matthew 11:23); so the tradition has condensed itself in the Arabic proverb, quoted by Cheyne, "More unjust than a kadi of Sodom." (Comp. Isaiah 3:9; Deuteronomy 32:32.)

Verse 9. - Except the Lord of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom. Lowth and Cheyne prefer to divide the two clauses differently, and to translate, "Except the Lord of hosts had left us a remnant, within a little we should have been like Sodom." The "remnant" is that of the few godly men who still inhabit Jerusalem. The comparison of Jerusalem with Sodom is made again in Isaiah 3:9, and is carried out at some length by Ezekiel (Ezekiel 16:44-57). It implies a condition of extreme depravity.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Unless
לוּלֵי֙ (lū·lê)
Conjunction
Strong's 3884: If not, unless

the LORD
יְהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

of Hosts
צְבָא֔וֹת (ṣə·ḇā·’ō·wṯ)
Noun - common plural
Strong's 6635: A mass of persons, reg, organized for, war, a campaign

had left
הוֹתִ֥יר (hō·w·ṯîr)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3498: To jut over, exceed, to excel, to remain, be left, to leave, cause to abound, preserve

us
לָ֛נוּ (lā·nū)
Preposition | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew

a few
כִּמְעָ֑ט (kim·‘āṭ)
Preposition-k | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 4592: A little, fewness, a few

survivors,
שָׂרִ֖יד (śā·rîḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 8300: A survivor

we would have become
הָיִ֔ינוּ (hā·yî·nū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common plural
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

like Sodom,
כִּסְדֹ֣ם (kis·ḏōm)
Preposition-k | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 5467: Sodom -- a Canaanite city near the Dead Sea

we would have resembled
דָּמִֽינוּ׃ (dā·mî·nū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common plural
Strong's 1819: To compare, to resemble, liken, consider

Gomorrah.
לַעֲמֹרָ֖ה (la·‘ă·mō·rāh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 6017: Gomorrah -- a city in the Jordan Valley


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