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Isaiah 1

Isa. 1:18 KJV (With Strong’s)

Come now
yalak (Hebrew #3212)
to walk (literally or figuratively); causatively, to carry (in various senses)
KJV usage: X again, away, bear, bring, carry (away), come (away), depart, flow, + follow(-ing), get (away, hence, him), (cause to, made) go (away, -ing, -ne, one's way, out), grow, lead (forth), let down, march, prosper, + pursue, cause to run, spread, take away ((-journey)), vanish, (cause to) walk(-ing), wax, X be weak.
Pronounce: yaw-lak'
Origin: a primitive root (compare 1980)
, and let us reason together
yakach (Hebrew #3198)
to be right (i.e. correct); reciprocal, to argue; causatively, to decide, justify or convict
KJV usage: appoint, argue, chasten, convince, correct(-ion), daysman, dispute, judge, maintain, plead, reason (together), rebuke, reprove(-r), surely, in any wise.
Pronounce: yaw-kahh'
Origin: a primitive root
a, saith
'amar (Hebrew #559)
to say (used with great latitude)
KJV usage: answer, appoint, avouch, bid, boast self, call, certify, challenge, charge, + (at the, give) command(-ment), commune, consider, declare, demand, X desire, determine, X expressly, X indeed, X intend, name, X plainly, promise, publish, report, require, say, speak (against, of), X still, X suppose, talk, tell, term, X that is, X think, use (speech), utter, X verily, X yet.
Pronounce: aw-mar'
Origin: a primitive root
the Lord
Yhovah (Hebrew #3068)
(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God
KJV usage: Jehovah, the Lord. Compare 3050, 3069.
Pronounce: yeh-ho-vaw'
Origin: from 1961
: though your sins
chet' (Hebrew #2399)
a crime or its penalty
KJV usage: fault, X grievously, offence, (punishment of) sin.
Pronounce: khate
Origin: from 2398
be as scarlet
shaniy (Hebrew #8144)
crimson, properly, the insect or its color, also stuff dyed with it
KJV usage: crimson, scarlet (thread).
Pronounce: shaw-nee'
Origin: of uncertain derivation
, they shall be as white
laban (Hebrew #3835)
to be (or become) white; also (as denominative from 3843) to make bricks
KJV usage: make brick, be (made, make) white(-r).
Pronounce: law-ban'
Origin: a primitive root
as snow
sheleg (Hebrew #7950)
snow (probably from its whiteness)
KJV usage: snow(-y).
Pronounce: sheh'-leg
Origin: from 7949
d; though they be red
'adam (Hebrew #119)
to show blood (in the face), i.e. flush or turn rosy
KJV usage: be (dyed, made) red (ruddy).
Pronounce: aw-dam'
like crimson
towla` (Hebrew #8438)
or towla ath {to-lah'-ath}; or tolaiath {to-lah'-ath}; from 3216; a maggot (as voracious); specifically (often with ellipsis of 8144) the crimson-grub, but used only (in this connection) of the color from it, and cloths dyed therewith
KJV usage: crimson, scarlet, worm.
Pronounce: to-law'
Origin: and (feminine) towleoah {to-lay-aw'}
, they shall be as wool
tsemer (Hebrew #6785)
KJV usage: wool(-len).
Pronounce: tseh'-mer
Origin: from an unused root probably meaning to be shaggy

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Ministry on This Verse

and let us.
Isa. 41:21• 21Produce your cause, saith the Lord; bring forth your strong reasons, saith the King of Jacob. (Isa. 41:21)
Isa. 43:24‑26• 24Thou hast bought me no sweet cane with money, neither hast thou filled me with the fat of thy sacrifices: but thou hast made me to serve with thy sins, thou hast wearied me with thine iniquities.
25I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.
26Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou, that thou mayest be justified.
(Isa. 43:24‑26)
1 Sam. 12:7• 7Now therefore stand still, that I may reason with you before the Lord of all the righteous acts of the Lord, which he did to you and to your fathers. (1 Sam. 12:7)
Jer. 2:5• 5Thus saith the Lord, What iniquity have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain? (Jer. 2:5)
Mic. 6:2• 2Hear ye, O mountains, the Lord's controversy, and ye strong foundations of the earth: for the Lord hath a controversy with his people, and he will plead with Israel. (Mic. 6:2)
Acts 17:2• 2And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures, (Acts 17:2)
Acts 18:4• 4And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks. (Acts 18:4)
Acts 24:25• 25And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee. (Acts 24:25)
though your.
 The stern denunciation we have read is followed by a word of grace and forgiveness, a foreshadowing of what we have in the Gospel today. The “all have sinned” of Romans 3 is followed by justification, freely offered through “His grace”. Only, the cleansing, offered in verse 18, was in its nature a “passing over” of sins “through the forbearance of God”, as stated in Romans 3:25, since the only basis for a cleansing full and eternal lay in the sacrifice of Christ, centuries ahead. (Isaiah 1 by F.B. Hole)

J. N. Darby Translation

Come now, let us reason together, saith Jehovah: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.