Parallel Verses

Modern King James verseion

panting after the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and turning aside the way of the meek. And a man and his father will go in to the same woman, to defile My holy name.

New American Standard Bible

“These who pant after the very dust of the earth on the head of the helpless
Also turn aside the way of the humble;
And a man and his father resort to the same girl
In order to profane My holy name.

King James Version

That pant after the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and turn aside the way of the meek: and a man and his father will go in unto the same maid, to profane my holy name:

Holman Bible

They trample the heads of the poor
on the dust of the ground
and block the path of the needy.
A man and his father have sexual relations
with the same girl,
profaning My holy name.

International Standard Version

moving quickly to rub the face of the needy in the dirt. Corrupting the ways of the humble, a man and his father go to the same woman, deliberately defiling my holy name.

A Conservative Version

those who pant after the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and turn aside the way of the meek. And a man and his father go to the [same] maiden, to profane my holy name.

American Standard Version

they that pant after the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and turn aside the way of the meek: and a man and his father go unto the'same maiden, to profane my holy name:

Amplified


“These who pant after (long to see) the dust of the earth on the head of the helpless [as sign of their grief and distress]
Also turn aside the way of the humble;
And a man and his father will go to the same girl
So that My holy name is profaned.

Bible in Basic English

Crushing the head of the poor, and turning the steps of the gentle out of the way: and a man and his father go in to the same young woman, putting shame on my holy name:

Darby Translation

panting after the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and turning aside the way of the meek; and a man and his father will go in unto the same maid, to profane my holy name.

Julia Smith Translation

Panting for the dust of the earth upon the head of the poor, and they will turn away the way of the humble: and a man and his father will go to the same young girl to profane my holy name:

King James 2000

That trample on the dust of the earth which is on the head of the poor, and turn aside the way of the meek: and a man and his father will go in unto the same maiden, to defile my holy name:

Lexham Expanded Bible

Those who trample the heads of the powerless into the dust of the ground and turn aside the way of the destitute, a man and his father {have sexual relations with} the same girl, so that [they] profane my holy name.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

They tread upon poor men's heads, in the dust of the earth, and crook the ways of the meek. The son and the father go to the harlot, to dishonour my holy name,

NET Bible

They trample on the dirt-covered heads of the poor; they push the destitute away. A man and his father go to the same girl; in this way they show disrespect for my moral purity.

New Heart English Bible

They trample on the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and deny justice to the oppressed; and a man and his father use the same maiden, to profane my holy name;

The Emphasized Bible

Who strive to bring the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and, the way of the oppressed, they pervert, - Yea, a man and his own father, go in unto the maid, to profane my holy Name!

Webster

That pant after the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and turn aside the way of the meek: and a man and his father will go in to the same maid, to profane my holy name:

World English Bible

They trample on the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and deny justice to the oppressed; and a man and his father use the same maiden, to profane my holy name;

Youngs Literal Translation

Who are panting for the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, And the way of the humble they turn aside, And a man and his father go unto the damsel, So as to pollute My holy name.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁאף 
Sha'aph 
Usage: 14

after the dust
עפר 
`aphar 
Usage: 110

of the earth
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

on the head
ראשׁ 
Ro'sh 
Usage: 598

of the poor
דּל 
Dal 
Usage: 48

the way
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

of the meek
עניו ענו 
`anav 
Usage: 21

and a man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

will go
ילך 
Yalak 
Usage: 0

in unto the same maid
נערה 
Na`arah 
Usage: 63

my holy
קדשׁ 
Qodesh 
Usage: 470

Context Readings

Judgment On Israel

6 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; 7 panting after the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and turning aside the way of the meek. And a man and his father will go in to the same woman, to defile My holy name. 8 And they will stretch beside every altar on garments taken in pledge, and they drink the wine of the condemned in the house of their god.


Cross References

Amos 5:12

For I know your many transgressions and your many sins. They afflict the just, they take a bribe, and they turn aside the poor in the gate.

Isaiah 10:2

to turn aside the needy from judgment, and to steal the right from the poor of My people, that widows may be their prey, and they rob the orphans!

Ezekiel 22:11

And a man has done abomination with his neighbor's wife; and a man has defiled his daughter-in-law in unchaste acts; and a man has humbled within you his sister, his father's daughter.

Micah 2:2

And they covet and seize fields; and houses, and take them away. And they oppress a man and his household, even a man and his inheritance.

Micah 2:9

You have thrown the wives of My people out from the house of her delight; from their children you have taken away My majesty forever.

1 Corinthians 5:1

On the whole it is reported that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not even named among the nations, so as one to have his father's wife.

Leviticus 18:8

You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's wife. It is your father's nakedness.

Leviticus 18:15

You shall not uncover the nakedness of your daughter-in-law. She is your son's wife. You shall not uncover her nakedness.

Leviticus 20:3

And I will set My face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people, because he has given of his seed to Molech, to defile My sanctuary, and to profane My holy name.

2 Samuel 12:14

Only, because by this deed you have given great occasion to the enemies of Jehovah to blaspheme, this child born to you shall surely die.

1 Kings 21:4

And Ahab came to his house heavy and displeased because of the word which Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken to him. For he had said, I will not give you the inheritance of my fathers. And he lay on his bed and turned away his face, and would not eat food.

Proverbs 28:21

To have respect of persons is not good; yea, for a piece of bread a man will transgress.

Ezekiel 36:20

And when they entered the nations where they went, they even profaned My holy name by saying to them, These are the people of the Jehovah, and they are gone out of His land.

Amos 4:1

Hear this Word, cows of Bashan who are in the mountain of Samaria; who press down the poor, who crush the needy, who say to their masters, Bring in, that we may drink.

Amos 8:4

Hear this, you who trample the poor, even to make the humble of the land to fail,

Micah 7:2-3

The pious has perished from the earth, and there is none upright among men. For they all lie in wait for blood; each one hunts his brother with a net.

Zephaniah 3:3

Her rulers within her are roaring lions; her judges evening wolves. They do not gnaw bones for the morning.

Romans 2:24

For the name of God is blasphemed among the nations because of you, as it is written.

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