Parallel Verses

Amplified

For they know not how to do right, says the Lord, they who store up violence and robbery in their strongholds.

New American Standard Bible

"But they do not know how to do what is right," declares the LORD, "these who hoard up violence and devastation in their citadels."

King James Version

For they know not to do right, saith the LORD, who store up violence and robbery in their palaces.

Holman Bible

The people are incapable of doing right
this is the Lord’s declaration—
those who store up violence and destruction
in their citadels.

International Standard Version

Because they do not know how to act right," declares the LORD, "they are filling their strongholds with treasures that they took from others by violence into their fortified citadels."

A Conservative Version

For they do not know to do right, says LORD, who store up violence and robbery in their palaces.

American Standard Version

For they know not to do right, saith Jehovah, who store up violence and robbery in their palaces.

Bible in Basic English

For they have no knowledge of how to do what is right, says the Lord, who are storing up violent acts and destruction in their great houses.

Darby Translation

and they know not to do right, saith Jehovah, who store up violence and plunder in their palaces.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For they do not know to do right, said the LORD, storing up violence and robbery in their palaces.

Julia Smith Translation

And they knew not to do the straight, says Jehovah, storing up violence and oppression in their palaces.

King James 2000

For they know not to do right, says the LORD, who store up violence and robbery in their palaces.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"They do not know [how] to do right," {declares Yahweh}, "those who store up violence and destruction in their citadel fortresses."

Modern King James verseion

For they do not know to do right, says Jehovah, those who store up violence and robbery in their palaces.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

sayeth the LORD: they gather together evil gotten goods, and lay up robbery in their houses.'

NET Bible

"They do not know how to do what is right." (The Lord is speaking.) "They store up the spoils of destructive violence in their fortresses.

New Heart English Bible

"Indeed they do not know to do right," says the LORD, "Who hoard plunder and loot in their palaces."

The Emphasized Bible

Therefore do they not know how to do right, Declareth Yahweh, who are treasuring up violence and spoil in their palaces.

Webster

For they know not to do right, saith the LORD, who store up violence and robbery in their palaces.

World English Bible

"Indeed they don't know to do right," says Yahweh, "Who hoard plunder and loot in their palaces."

Youngs Literal Translation

And they have not known to act straightforwardly, An affirmation of Jehovah, Who are treasuring up violence and spoil in their palaces.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
not to do

Usage: 0

נכחה 
N@kochah 
Usage: 4

נאם 
N@'um 
Usage: 376

the Lord

Usage: 0

אצר 
'atsar 
Usage: 5

and robbery
שׁוד שׁד 
Shod 
Usage: 25

References

Context Readings

Israel's Guilt And Punishment

9 Publish to the strongholds in Ashdod [Philistia] and to the strongholds in the land of Egypt, and say, Assemble yourselves upon the mountains of Samaria, and behold what great tumults (confusion and disorder) are in her and what oppressions are in the midst of her. 10 For they know not how to do right, says the Lord, they who store up violence and robbery in their strongholds. 11 Therefore thus says the Lord God: An adversary shall surround the land, and he shall bring down your defenses from you and your strongholds shall be plundered.


Cross References

Jeremiah 4:22

[Their chastisement will continue until it has accomplished its purpose] for My people are stupid, says the Lord [replying to Jeremiah]; they do not know and understand Me. They are thickheaded children, and they have no understanding. They are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge [and know not how].

Zephaniah 1:9

In the same day also will I punish all those who leap swiftly on or over the threshold [upon entering houses to steal], who fill their master's house with violence and deceit and fraud.

Psalm 14:4

Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge, who eat up my people as they eat bread and who do not call on the Lord?

Zechariah 5:3-4

Then he said to me, This is the curse that goes out over the face of the whole land; for everyone who steals shall be cut off from henceforth according to it [the curse written on this subject on the scroll], and everyone who swears falsely shall be cut off from henceforth according to it.

Jeremiah 5:4

Then I said, Surely these are only the poor; they are [sinfully] foolish and have no understanding, for they know not the way of the Lord, the judgment (the just and righteous law) of their God.

Amos 5:7

You who turn justice into [the bitterness of] wormwood and cast righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God) down to the ground,

Amos 6:12

Do horses run upon rocks? Do men plow the ocean with oxen? But you have turned justice into [the poison of] gall and the fruit of righteousness into [the bitterness of] wormwood -- "

Habakkuk 2:8-11

Because you [king of Babylon] have plundered many nations, all who are left of the people shall plunder you -- "because of men's blood and for the violence done to the earth, to the city and all the people who live in each city.

James 5:3-4

Your gold and silver are completely rusted through, and their rust will be testimony against you and it will devour your flesh as if it were fire. You have heaped together treasure for the last days.

2 Peter 3:5

For they willfully overlook and forget this [fact], that the heavens [came into] existence long ago by the word of God, and the earth also which was formed out of water and by means of water,

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