Isaiah 59:7
New International Version
Their feet rush into sin; they are swift to shed innocent blood. They pursue evil schemes; acts of violence mark their ways.

New Living Translation
Their feet run to do evil, and they rush to commit murder. They think only about sinning. Misery and destruction always follow them.

English Standard Version
Their feet run to evil, and they are swift to shed innocent blood; their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; desolation and destruction are in their highways.

Berean Study Bible
Their feet run to evil; they are swift to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are sinful thoughts; ruin and destruction lie in their wake.

King James Bible
Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths.

New King James Version
Their feet run to evil, And they make haste to shed innocent blood; Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; Wasting and destruction are in their paths.

New American Standard Bible
Their feet run to evil, And they hurry to shed innocent blood; Their thoughts are thoughts of wrongdoing, Devastation and destruction are in their paths.

NASB 1995
Their feet run to evil, And they hasten to shed innocent blood; Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity, Devastation and destruction are in their highways.

NASB 1977
Their feet run to evil, And they hasten to shed innocent blood; Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; Devastation and destruction are in their highways.

Amplified Bible
Their feet run to evil, And they rush to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are thoughts of wickedness [of sin, of injustice, of wrongdoing]; Devastation and destruction are in their highways.

Christian Standard Bible
Their feet run after evil, and they rush to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are sinful thoughts; ruin and wretchedness are in their paths.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Their feet run after evil, and they rush to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are sinful thoughts; ruin and wretchedness are in their paths.

American Standard Version
Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; desolation and destruction are in their paths.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Their feet run to evil, and they hurry to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are the thoughts of depravity and plunder is in their streets

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And their feet run to wickedness, swift to shed blood; their thoughts also are thoughts of murder; destruction and misery are in their ways;

Contemporary English Version
You hurry off to do wrong or murder innocent victims. All you think about is sin; you leave ruin and destruction wherever you go.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are unprofitable thoughts: wasting and destruction are in their ways.

English Revised Version
Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; desolation ard destruction are in their paths.

Good News Translation
You are always planning something evil, and you can hardly wait to do it. You never hesitate to murder innocent people. You leave ruin and destruction wherever you go,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Their feet run to do evil. They hurry to shed innocent blood. Their plans are evil. Ruin and destruction are on their highways.

International Standard Version
Their feet rush to evil, and they are quick to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; ruin, destruction, and violence are in their paths.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Their feet run to evil, And they make haste to shed innocent blood; Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity, Desolation and destruction are in their paths.

Literal Standard Version
Their feet run to evil, And they hurry to shed innocent blood, Their thoughts [are] thoughts of iniquity, Spoiling and destruction [are] in their highways.

NET Bible
They are eager to do evil, quick to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are sinful; they crush and destroy.

New Heart English Bible
Their feet run to evil, and they are swift to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; destruction and calamity are in their paths.

World English Bible
Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; desolation and destruction are in their paths.

Young's Literal Translation
Their feet to evil do run, And they haste to shed innocent blood, Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity, Spoiling and destruction are in their highways.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Sin Separates Us from God
6Their cobwebs cannot be made into clothing, and they cannot cover themselves with their works. Their deeds are sinful deeds, and acts of violence are in their hands. 7Their feet run to evil; they are swift to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are sinful thoughts; ruin and destruction lie in their wake. 8The way of peace they have not known, and there is no justice in their tracks. They have turned them into crooked paths; no one who treads on them will know peace.…

Cross References
Matthew 2:16
When Herod saw that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was filled with rage. Sending orders, he put to death all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, according to the time he had learned from the Magi.

Mark 7:21
For from within the hearts of men come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery,

Mark 7:22
greed, wickedness, deceit, debauchery, envy, slander, arrogance, and foolishness.

Romans 3:15
"Their feet are swift to shed blood;

Proverbs 1:16
For their feet run to evil, and they are swift to shed blood.

Proverbs 6:17
haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,

Proverbs 6:18
a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that run swiftly to evil,


Treasury of Scripture

Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths.

feet

Proverbs 1:16
For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.

Proverbs 6:17
A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

Romans 3:15
Their feet are swift to shed blood:

and they

Isaiah 59:3
For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.

Jeremiah 22:17
But thine eyes and thine heart are not but for thy covetousness, and for to shed innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence, to do it.

Lamentations 4:13
For the sins of her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests, that have shed the blood of the just in the midst of her,

their thoughts

Proverbs 15:26
The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.

Proverbs 24:9
The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men.

Mark 7:21,22
For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, …

wasting

Isaiah 60:18
Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise.

Romans 3:16
Destruction and misery are in their ways:

destruction.









(7) Their feet run to evil.--Note the parallelisms, entirely after the manner of Isaiah, with Proverbs 1:16; Proverbs 16:17. So the four words "paths," "goings," "ways," and "paths" (another word in the Hebrew) are all from the same book.

Verse 7. - Their feet run to evil. It is, however, only too true that they have a power to work evil. They cannot construct, their devices fall through, their "spinning" is to no purpose; but they can, in a rough and blind way, do enormous mischief. "Their feet run to evil" - rush to it at full speed - brook no delay, but hurry on into act. It is an easy thing to shed innocent blood; and those who are conscious of constructive impotence are very apt to seek compensation by doing destructive work, which at least shows that they have a power of some kind. Hence "Reigns of Terror" when revolutions are at the last gasp. The strong expressions with respect to shedding innocent blood, used here and in 2 Kings 21:16 and 2 Kings 24:4, seem to imply something like a massacre of the more godly Israelites by the ungodly in Manasseh's time. Wasting and destruction (compare the "destruction and misery" of Romans 3:16, which is a quotation of the present passage).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Their feet
רַגְלֵיהֶם֙ (raḡ·lê·hem)
Noun - fdc | third person masculine plural
Strong's 7272: A foot, a step, the pudenda

run
יָרֻ֔צוּ (yā·ru·ṣū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7323: To run

to evil;
לָרַ֣ע (lā·ra‘)
Preposition-l, Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7451: Bad, evil

they are swift
וִֽימַהֲר֔וּ (wî·ma·hă·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 4116: To be liquid, flow easily, to hurry, promptly

to shed
לִשְׁפֹּ֖ךְ (liš·pōḵ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 8210: To spill forth, to expend, to sprawl out

innocent
נָקִ֑י (nā·qî)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 5355: Clean, free from, exempt

blood.
דָּ֣ם (dām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1818: Blood, of man, an animal, the juice of the grape, bloodshed

Their thoughts
מַחְשְׁבֽוֹתֵיהֶם֙ (maḥ·šə·ḇō·w·ṯê·hem)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 4284: A contrivance, a texture, machine, intention, plan

are sinful
אָ֔וֶן (’ā·wen)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 205: Strictly nothingness, trouble, vanity, wickedness, an idol

thoughts;
מַחְשְׁב֣וֹת (maḥ·šə·ḇō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 4284: A contrivance, a texture, machine, intention, plan

ruin
שֹׁ֥ד (šōḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7701: Violence, havoc, devastation, ruin

and destruction
וָשֶׁ֖בֶר (wā·še·ḇer)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7667: A breaking, fracture, crushing, breach, crash

lie in their wake.
בִּמְסִלּוֹתָֽם׃ (bim·sil·lō·w·ṯām)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 4546: A thoroughfare, a viaduct, a staircase


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