Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Moreover, Absalom would say, "Oh that one would appoint me judge in the land, then every man who has any suit or cause could come to me and I would give him justice."

King James Version

Absalom said moreover, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man which hath any suit or cause might come unto me, and I would do him justice!

Holman Bible

He added, "If only someone would appoint me judge in the land. Then anyone who had a grievance or dispute could come to me, and I would make sure he received justice."

International Standard Version

Who will appoint me to be a judge in the land? When anyone arrived to file a legal complaint or other cause, he could approach me for justice and I would settle it!"

A Conservative Version

Absalom said moreover, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man who has any suit or case might come to me, and I would do for him justice!

American Standard Version

Absalom said moreover, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man who hath any suit or cause might come unto me, and I would do him justice!

Amplified

Absalom added, Oh, that I were judge in the land! Then every man with any suit or cause might come to me and I would do him justice!

Bible in Basic English

And more than this, Absalom said, If only I was made judge in the land, so that every man who has any cause or question might come to me, and I would give a right decision for him!

Darby Translation

And Absalom said, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man who has any controversy and cause might come to me, and I would do him justice!

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And Absalom would say, Oh, that I were made judge in the land, that everyone who has any suit or cause might come unto me, and I would do him justice!

Julia Smith Translation

And Absalom will say, Who will set me judge in the land? and to me shall every man come which shall be to him strife and judgment, and I did him justice.

King James 2000

Absalom said moreover, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man who has any suit or cause might come unto me, and I would do him justice!

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then Absalom would say, "{Oh, that someone would} appoint me as judge in the land, that {anyone} might come to me who had a legal dispute or a case, and I would give him justice."

Modern King James verseion

And Absalom said, Oh that I might be made judge in the land, so that every man who has any suit or cause might come to me, and I would do him justice!

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Then Absalom said moreover, "Oh, that I were a judge in the land, and that all men which have pleas and matter in the law, should come to me. For I would do them justice."

NET Bible

Absalom would then say, "If only they would make me a judge in the land! Then everyone who had a judicial complaint could come to me and I would make sure he receives a just settlement."

New Heart English Bible

Absalom said moreover, "Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man who has any suit or cause might come to me, and I would do him justice."

The Emphasized Bible

And Absalom said, Oh would that I were appointed to judge in the land! that, unto me, might come every man having a complaint or a defence, then would I see him righted.

Webster

Absalom said moreover, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man who hath any suit or cause might come to me, and I would do him justice!

World English Bible

Absalom said moreover, "Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man who has any suit or cause might come to me, and I would do him justice!"

Youngs Literal Translation

And Absalom saith, 'Who doth make me a judge in the land, that unto me doth come every man who hath a plea and judgment? -- then I have declared him righteous.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אבשׁלום אבישׁלום 
'Abiyshalowm 
Usage: 111

שׂים שׂוּם 
Suwm 
Usage: 580

שׁפט 
Shaphat 
Usage: 203

in the land
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

רב ריב 
Riyb 
Usage: 60

or cause
משׁפּט 
Mishpat 
Usage: 421


come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

Context Readings

Absalom Leads A Rebellion

3 Then Absalom would say to him, "See, your claims are good and right, but no man listens to you on the part of the king." 4 Moreover, Absalom would say, "Oh that one would appoint me judge in the land, then every man who has any suit or cause could come to me and I would give him justice." 5 And when a man came near to prostrate himself before him, he would put out his hand and take hold of him and kiss him.


Cross References

Judges 9:29

"Would, therefore, that this people were under my authority! Then I would remove Abimelech." And he said to Abimelech, "Increase your army and come out."

Judges 9:1-5

And Abimelech the son of Jerubbaal went to Shechem to his mother's relatives, and spoke to them and to the whole clan of the household of his mother's father, saying,

Proverbs 25:6

Do not claim honor in the presence of the king, And do not stand in the place of great men;

Proverbs 27:2

Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; A stranger, and not your own lips.

Luke 14:8-11

"When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for someone more distinguished than you may have been invited by him,

2 Peter 2:19

promising them freedom while they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by what a man is overcome, by this he is enslaved.

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