Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

For I know your crimes are many
and your sins innumerable.
They oppress the righteous, take a bribe,
and deprive the poor of justice at the gates.

New American Standard Bible

For I know your transgressions are many and your sins are great,
You who distress the righteous and accept bribes
And turn aside the poor in the gate.

King James Version

For I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins: they afflict the just, they take a bribe, and they turn aside the poor in the gate from their right.

International Standard Version

and because I know that your transgressions are many, and your sins are numerous as you oppose the righteous, taking bribes as a ransom, and turning away the poor in court

A Conservative Version

For I know how manifold are your transgressions, and how mighty are your sins--ye who afflict the just man, who take a bribe, and who turn aside the needy in the gate [from their right].

American Standard Version

For I know how manifold are your transgressions, and how mighty are your sins-ye that afflict the just, that take a bribe, and that turn aside the needy in the gate from their right .

Amplified


For I know your transgressions are many and your sins are great (shocking, innumerable),
You who distress the righteous and take bribes,
And turn away from the poor in the [court of the city] gate [depriving them of justice].

Bible in Basic English

For I have seen how your evil-doing is increased and how strong are your sins, you troublers of the upright, who take rewards and do wrong to the cause of the poor in the public place.

Darby Translation

For I know how manifold are your transgressions and your sins mighty: they afflict the just, they take a bribe, and they turn aside the right of the needy in the gate.

Julia Smith Translation

For I knew your many transgressions, and your strong sins: pressing upon the just, taking a ransom, and they turned away the needy in the gate

King James 2000

For I know your manifold transgressions, and your mighty sins: they afflict the just, they take a bribe, and they turn aside the poor in the gate from their right.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For I know your transgressions [are] many and your sins [are] numerous, [you] foes of [the] righteous, those who take a bribe, and {those who} push aside [the] poor [ones] in the gate!

Modern King James verseion

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.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

As for the multitude of your wickednesses and your stout sins, I know them right well. Enemies are ye of the righteous; ye take rewards; ye oppress the poor in judgment.

NET Bible

Certainly I am aware of your many rebellious acts and your numerous sins. You torment the innocent, you take bribes, and you deny justice to the needy at the city gate.

New Heart English Bible

For I know how many your offenses, and how great are your sins?you who afflict the just, who take a bribe, and who turn aside the needy in the courts.

The Emphasized Bible

For I know how numerous are your transgressions, and how surpassing your sins, - ye adversaries of the righteous! ye acceptors of a bribe! Even the needy in the gate, have they turned away!

Webster

For I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins: they afflict the just, they take a bribe, and they turn aside the poor in the gate from their right.

World English Bible

For I know how many your offenses, and how great are your sins -- you who afflict the just, who take a bribe, and who turn aside the needy in the courts.

Youngs Literal Translation

For I have known -- many are your transgressions, And mighty your sins, Adversaries of the righteous, taking ransoms, And the needy in the gate ye turned aside.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
פּשׁע 
Pesha` 
Usage: 93

and your mighty
עצם עצוּם 
`atsuwm 
Usage: 31

חטּאת חטּאה 
Chatta'ah 
Usage: 294

צרר 
Tsarar 
Usage: 54

the just
צדּיק 
Tsaddiyq 
Usage: 206

לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

a bribe
כּפר 
Kopher 
Usage: 17

the poor
H34
אביון 
'ebyown 
Usage: 61

in the gate
שׁער 
Sha`ar 
Usage: 374

References

Morish

Smith

Context Readings

A Lament And Call To Repentance

11 Therefore, because you trample on the poor
and exact a grain tax from him,
you will never live in the houses of cut stone
you have built;
you will never drink the wine
from the lush vineyards
you have planted.
12 For I know your crimes are many
and your sins innumerable.
They oppress the righteous, take a bribe,
and deprive the poor of justice at the gates.
13 Therefore, the wise person will keep silent
at such a time,
for the days are evil.



Cross References

Amos 2:6-7

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.

1 Samuel 8:3

However, his sons did not walk in his ways—they turned toward dishonest gain, took bribes, and perverted justice.

Isaiah 1:23

Your rulers are rebels,
friends of thieves.
They all love graft
and chase after bribes.
They do not defend the rights of the fatherless,
and the widow’s case never comes before them.

Isaiah 29:21

those who, with their speech,
accuse a person of wrongdoing,
who set a trap at the gate for the mediator,
and without cause deprive the righteous of justice.

Amos 5:10

They hate the one who convicts the guilty
at the city gate
and despise the one who speaks with integrity.

Deuteronomy 16:18

“Appoint judges and officials for your tribes in all your towns the Lord your God is giving you. They are to judge the people with righteous judgment.

Deuteronomy 31:21

And when many troubles and afflictions come to them, this song will testify against them, because their descendants will not have forgotten it. For I know what they are prone to do, even before I bring them into the land I swore to give them.”

Ruth 4:1

Boaz went to the gate of the town and sat down there. Soon the family redeemer Boaz had spoken about came by. Boaz called him by name and said, “Come over here and sit down.” So he went over and sat down.

2 Kings 17:7-17

This disaster happened because the people of Israel had sinned against the Lord their God who had brought them out of the land of Egypt from the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt and because they had worshiped other gods.

Job 29:7-25

When I went out to the city gate
and took my seat in the town square,

Job 31:21

if I ever cast my vote against a fatherless child
when I saw that I had support in the city gate,

Psalm 26:9-10

Do not destroy me along with sinners,
or my life along with men of bloodshed

Proverbs 22:22

Don’t rob a poor man because he is poor,
and don’t crush the oppressed at the gate,

Isaiah 5:23

who acquit the guilty for a bribe
and deprive the innocent of justice.

Isaiah 10:2

to keep the poor from getting a fair trial
and to deprive the afflicted among my people of justice,
so that widows can be their spoil
and they can plunder the fatherless.

Isaiah 33:15

The one who lives righteously
and speaks rightly,
who refuses gain from extortion,
whose hand never takes a bribe,
who stops his ears from listening to murderous plots
and shuts his eyes to avoid endorsing evil

Isaiah 47:9

These two things will happen to you
suddenly, in one day:
loss of children and widowhood.
They will happen to you in their entirety,
in spite of your many sorceries
and the potency of your spells.

Isaiah 66:18

“Knowing their works and their thoughts, I have come to gather all nations and languages; they will come and see My glory.

Jeremiah 29:23

because they have committed an outrage in Israel by committing adultery with their neighbors’ wives and have spoken a lie in My name, which I did not command them. I am He who knows, and I am a witness.” This is the Lord’s declaration.

Lamentations 3:34

ל LamedCrushing all the prisoners of the land
beneath one’s feet,

Amos 2:16

Even the most courageous of the warriors
will flee naked on that day
this is the Lord’s declaration.

Micah 3:11

Her leaders issue rulings for a bribe,
her priests teach for payment,
and her prophets practice divination for money.
Yet they lean on the Lord, saying,
“Isn’t the Lord among us?
No disaster will overtake us.”

Micah 7:3

Both hands are good at accomplishing evil:
the official and the judge demand a bribe;
when the powerful man communicates his evil desire,
they plot it together.

Malachi 3:5

“I will come to you in judgment, and I will be ready to witness against sorcerers and adulterers; against those who swear falsely; against those who oppress the widow and the fatherless, and cheat the wage earner; and against those who deny justice to the foreigner. They do not fear Me,” says the Lord of Hosts.

Acts 3:13-14

The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified His Servant Jesus, whom you handed over and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release Him.

Acts 7:52

Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? They even killed those who announced beforehand the coming of the Righteous One, whose betrayers and murderers you have now become.

Hebrews 4:12-13

For the word of God is living and effective and sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the ideas and thoughts of the heart.

James 5:4

Look! The pay that you withheld from the workers who reaped your fields cries out, and the outcry of the harvesters has reached the ears of the Lord of Hosts.

James 5:6

You have condemned—you have murdered—the righteous man; he does not resist you.

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