Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Thus says the Lord,
“For three transgressions of Israel and for four
I will not revoke its punishment,
Because they sell the righteous for money
And the needy for a pair of sandals.

King James Version

Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they sold the righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes;

Holman Bible

The Lord says:

I will not relent from punishing Israel
for three crimes, even four,
because they sell a righteous person for silver
and a needy person for a pair of sandals.

International Standard Version

This is what the LORD says: "For three transgressions of Israel and now for a fourth I will not turn away; because they sold the righteous for money, and the poor for sandals,

A Conservative Version

Thus says LORD: For three transgressions of Israel, yea, for four, I will not turn away the punishment of it, because they have sold a righteous man for silver, and a needy man for a pair of shoes--

American Standard Version

Thus saith Jehovah: For three transgressions of Israel, yea, for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have sold the righteous for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes-

Amplified


Thus says the Lord,
“For three transgressions of Israel and for four (multiplied delinquencies)
I will not reverse its punishment or revoke My word concerning it,
Because they sell the righteous and innocent for silver
And the needy for the price of a pair of sandals.

Bible in Basic English

These are the words of the Lord: For three crimes of Israel, and for four, I will not let its fate be changed; because they have given the upright man for silver, and the poor for the price of two shoes;

Darby Translation

Thus saith Jehovah: For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not revoke its sentence; because they have sold the righteous for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes;

Julia Smith Translation

Thus said Jehovah: For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not turn it back, for their selling the just one for silver and the needy for shoes;

King James 2000

Thus says the LORD; For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not turn away its punishment; because they sold the righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes;

Lexham Expanded Bible

Thus says Yahweh: "For three transgressions of Israel and for four I will not revoke [the punishment], because they sell the righteous for money and the poor for a pair of sandals!

Modern King James verseion

So says Jehovah: For three transgressions of Israel, yea for four, I will not turn away from it; because they sold the righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of sandals;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"Thus sayeth the LORD, 'For three and four wickednesses of Israel, I will not spare him: because he hath sold the righteous for money, and the poor for shoes.

NET Bible

This is what the Lord says: "Because Israel has committed three covenant transgressions -- make that four! -- I will not revoke my decree of judgment. They sold the innocent for silver, the needy for a pair of sandals.

New Heart English Bible

Thus says the LORD: "For three transgressions of Israel, yes, for four, I will not turn away its punishment; because they have sold the righteous for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes;

The Emphasized Bible

Thus, saith Yahweh, Because of three transgressions of Israel, and because of four, will I not turn it back, - Because they have sold - for silver - the righteous, and the needy - for a pair of shoes:

Webster

Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not turn away their punishment: because they sold the righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes;

World English Bible

Thus says Yahweh: "For three transgressions of Israel, yes, for four, I will not turn away its punishment; because they have sold the righteous for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes;

Youngs Literal Translation

Thus said Jehovah: For three transgressions of Israel, And for four, I do not reverse it, Because of their selling for silver the righteous, And the needy for a pair of sandals.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
the Lord

Usage: 0

שׁלשׁה שׁלושׁה שׁלשׁ שׁלושׁ 
Shalowsh 
Usage: 430

פּשׁע 
Pesha` 
Usage: 93

of Israel
ישׂראל 
Yisra'el 
Usage: 2505

and for four
ארבּעה ארבּע 
'arba` 
Usage: 318

I will not turn away
שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

מכר 
Makar 
sell, seller, at all
Usage: 80

the righteous
צדּיק 
Tsaddiyq 
Usage: 206

כּסף 
Keceph 
Usage: 403

and the poor
H34
אביון 
'ebyown 
Usage: 61

Context Readings

Judgment On Israel

5 but I will send fire in Judah, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem. 6 Thus says the Lord,
“For three transgressions of Israel and for four
I will not revoke its punishment,
Because they sell the righteous for money
And the needy for a pair of sandals.
7 desiring that there be dust of the earth upon the head of the poor, and to twist the way of the humble: and the man and his father have gone in unto the same maid, profaning my holy name:


Cross References

Joel 3:3

And they have cast lots for my people and have given a boy for a harlot and sold a girl for wine that they might drink.

2 Kings 18:12

because they had not hearkened unto the voice of the LORD their God, but had broken his covenant and all that Moses, the slave of the LORD, commanded and would not hear them nor do them.

Amos 5:11-12

Forasmuch therefore as your treading is upon the poor, and ye take from him burdens of wheat, ye have built houses of hewn stone, but ye shall not dwell in them; ye have planted pleasant vineyards, but ye shall not drink wine of them.

2 Kings 17:7-18

For so it was that the sons of Israel had sinned against the LORD their God, who had brought them up out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and had feared other gods

Isaiah 5:22-23

Woe unto those that are mighty to drink wine and men of strength to mingle strong drink;

Isaiah 29:21

Those that made men to sin in word; those that laid a snare for him that reproved in the gate, and turned that which is just into vanity.

Ezekiel 23:5-9

And Aholah played the harlot when she was mine; and she fell in love with her lovers, the Assyrians her neighbours,

Hosea 4:1-2

Hear the word of the LORD, ye sons of Israel; for the LORD contends with the inhabitants of the land because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the earth.

Hosea 4:11-14

Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart.

Hosea 7:7-10

They are all hot as an oven and have devoured their judges; all their kings are fallen; there is no one among them that calls unto me.

Hosea 8:4-6

They have reigned, but not by me; they have made dominion, and I knew it not; of their silver and their gold they have made themselves idols that they may be cut off.

Hosea 13:2-3

And now they sin more and more, and of their silver they have made molten images according to their own intelligence, idols, all of it the work of the craftsmen; they say of them, Let the men that sacrifice kiss the calves.

Joel 3:6

and ye have sold the sons of Judah and the sons of Jerusalem unto the Grecians that ye might remove them far from their border.

Amos 6:3-7

Ye that put far away the evil day and cause the seat of violence to come near;

Amos 8:4-6

Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, and cut off the poor of the land,

Micah 3:2-3

Who hate the good, and love the evil, who steal their skin from off them, and their flesh from off their bones;

Micah 6:10-16

Are there yet the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked and the scant measure that is abominable?

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