This article argued that society even today could benefit from the richness of the ethics
of the Hebrew Bible. Isaiah 1:2–3 has been used as an example to illustrate the ethics of a
biblical text. This text has wisdom traits and literary links with Deuteronomy 32. In a modern,
pluralistic society there is a need for a comprehensive ethical view by which one can combine
a solid religious foundation, including responsibility towards God, the Creator and Lord of
life, with a broad human wisdom gained from a rational understanding of the circumstances
of existence for a true human life in a created world of order.