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Isaiah 64

Isa. 64:6 KJV (With Strong’s)

But we are all as an unclean
tame' (Hebrew #2931)
foul in a relig. sense
KJV usage: defiled, + infamous, polluted(-tion), unclean.
Pronounce: taw-may'
Origin: from 2930
thing, and all ourh righteousnesses
tsdaqah (Hebrew #6666)
rightness (abstractly), subjectively (rectitude), objectively (justice), morally (virtue) or figuratively (prosperity)
KJV usage: justice, moderately, right(-eous) (act, -ly, -ness).
Pronounce: tsed-aw-kaw'
Origin: from 6663
are as filthy
`ed (Hebrew #5708)
the menstrual flux (as periodical); by implication (in plural) soiling
KJV usage: filthy.
Pronounce: ayd
Origin: from an unused root meaning to set a period (compare 5710, 5749)
beged (Hebrew #899)
a covering, i.e. clothing; also treachery or pillage
KJV usage: apparel, cloth(-es, ing), garment, lap, rag, raiment, robe, X very (treacherously), vesture, wardrobe.
Pronounce: behg'-ed
Origin: from 898
; and we all do fade
balal (Hebrew #1101)
to overflow (specifically with oil.); by implication, to mix; also (denominatively from 1098) to fodder
KJV usage: anoint, confound, X fade, mingle, mix (self), give provender, temper.
Pronounce: baw-lal'
Origin: a primitive root
nabel (Hebrew #5034)
to wilt; generally, to fall away, fail, faint; figuratively, to be foolish or (morally) wicked; causatively, to despise, disgrace
KJV usage: disgrace, dishounour, lightly esteem, fade (away, - ing), fall (down, -ling, off), do foolishly, come to nought, X surely, make vile, wither.
Pronounce: naw-bale'
Origin: a primitive root
as a leaf
`aleh (Hebrew #5929)
a leaf (as coming up on a tree); collectively, foliage
KJV usage: branch, leaf.
Pronounce: aw-leh'
Origin: from 5927
; and our iniquities
`avon (Hebrew #5771)
from 5753; perversity, i.e. (moral) evil
KJV usage: fault, iniquity, mischeif, punishment (of iniquity), sin.
Pronounce: aw-vone'
Origin: or oavown (2 Kings 7:9; Psalm 51:5 (7)) {aw-vone'}
, like the wind
ruwach (Hebrew #7307)
wind; by resemblance breath, i.e. a sensible (or even violent) exhalation; figuratively, life, anger, unsubstantiality; by extension, a region of the sky; by resemblance spirit, but only of a rational being (including its expression and functions)
KJV usage: air, anger, blast, breath, X cool, courage, mind, X quarter, X side, spirit((-ual)), tempest, X vain, ((whirl-))wind(-y).
Pronounce: roo'-akh
Origin: from 7306
, have taken us away
nasa' (Hebrew #5375)
a primitive root; to lift, in a great variety of applications, literal and figurative, absol. and rel. (as follows)
KJV usage: accept, advance, arise, (able to, (armor), suffer to) bear(-er, up), bring (forth), burn, carry (away), cast, contain, desire, ease, exact, exalt (self), extol, fetch, forgive, furnish, further, give, go on, help, high, hold up, honorable (+ man), lade, lay, lift (self) up, lofty, marry, magnify, X needs, obtain, pardon, raise (up), receive, regard, respect, set (up), spare, stir up, + swear, take (away, up), X utterly, wear, yield.
Pronounce: naw-saw'
Origin: or nacah (Psalm 4 : 6 (7)) {naw-saw'}

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Ministry on This Verse

are all.
Isa. 6:5• 5Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts. (Isa. 6:5)
Isa. 53:6• 6All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. (Isa. 53:6)
Job 14:4• 4Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one. (Job 14:4)
Job 15:14‑16• 14What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?
15Behold, he putteth no trust in his saints; yea, the heavens are not clean in his sight.
16How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity like water?
(Job 15:14‑16)
Job 25:4• 4How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that is born of a woman? (Job 25:4)
Job 40:4• 4Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth. (Job 40:4)
Job 42:5‑6• 5I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee.
6Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.
(Job 42:5‑6)
Psa. 51:5• 5Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. (Psa. 51:5)
Rom. 7:18,24• 18For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.
24O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
(Rom. 7:18,24)
Eph. 2:1‑2• 1And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
2Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
(Eph. 2:1‑2)
Titus 3:3• 3For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. (Titus 3:3)
all our.
we all.
our iniquities.
 Verses 6 and 7 continue the confession of sin that was interjected in verse 5. (Isaiah 64:4-65:12 by F.B. Hole)
 Unclean, as a leper is unclean, in the sight of the law. (Isaiah 64:4-65:12 by F.B. Hole)
 Their “righteousnesses”, that is, their many doings which they considered to be acts of righteousness, were but “filthy rags” in the sight of God. (Isaiah 64:4-65:12 by F.B. Hole)
 As a consequence of this, they were all fading, dying things, like autumn leaves. (Isaiah 64:4-65:12 by F.B. Hole)
 Their sins were like a wind that blew them all away. (Isaiah 64:4-65:12 by F.B. Hole)

J. N. Darby Translation

And we are all become as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy ragsh; and we all fade as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, have carried us away;

JND Translation Notes

Or "like a menstruous garment." Cf. ch. 30.22.