Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish justice in the gate. It may be that LORD, the God of hosts, will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.

New American Standard Bible

Hate evil, love good,
And establish justice in the gate!
Perhaps the Lord God of hosts
May be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.

King James Version

Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.

Holman Bible

Hate evil and love good;
establish justice in the gate.
Perhaps the Lord, the God of Hosts, will be gracious
to the remnant of Joseph.

International Standard Version

Hate evil and love good, and establish justice in court perhaps the LORD, the God of the Heavenly Armies, will be gracious to the survivors of Joseph.'"

American Standard Version

Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish justice in the gate: it may be that Jehovah, the God of hosts, will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.

Amplified


Hate evil and love good,
And establish justice in the [court of the city] gate.
Perhaps the Lord God of hosts
Will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph [that is, those who remain after God’s judgment].

Bible in Basic English

Be haters of evil and lovers of good, and let right be done in the public place: it may be that the Lord, the God of armies, will have mercy on the rest of Joseph.

Darby Translation

Hate evil, and love good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that Jehovah, the God of hosts, will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.

Julia Smith Translation

Hate evil and love good, and set ye judgment in the gate: perhaps Jehovah God of armies will compassionate the remnant of Joseph.

King James 2000

Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish justice in the gate: it may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Hate evil and love good and establish justice in the gate; perhaps Yahweh, the God of hosts, will be gracious [to] the remnant of Joseph.

Modern King James verseion

Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate. It may be that the Lord Jehovah of Hosts will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Hate the evil, and love the good. Set up right again in the port and, no doubt, the LORD God of hosts shall be merciful unto the remnant of Joseph.

NET Bible

Hate what is wrong, love what is right! Promote justice at the city gate! Maybe the Lord, the God who commands armies, will have mercy on those who are left from Joseph.

New Heart English Bible

Hate evil, love good, and establish justice in the courts. It may be that the LORD, the God of Hosts, will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph."

The Emphasized Bible

Hate wrong, and love right, and station, Justice, in the gate, - Peradventure, Yahweh, God of hosts, will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.

Webster

Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.

World English Bible

Hate evil, love good, and establish justice in the courts. It may be that Yahweh, the God of Armies, will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph."

Youngs Literal Translation

Hate evil, and love good, And set up judgment in the gate, It may be Jehovah, God of Hosts, doth pity the remnant of Joseph.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׂנא 
Sane' 
Usage: 145

and love
אהב אהב 
'ahab 
Usage: 212

and establish
יצג 
Yatsag 
Usage: 16

in the gate
שׁער 
Sha`ar 
Usage: 374

it may be that the Lord

Usage: 0

God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

of hosts
צבאה צבא 
Tsaba' 
Usage: 483

will be gracious
חנן 
Chanan 
Usage: 77

שׁארית 
Sh@'eriyth 
Usage: 67

References

American

Hastings

Context Readings

A Lament And Call To Repentance

14 Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live, and so LORD, the God of hosts, will be with you, as ye say. 15 Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish justice in the gate. It may be that LORD, the God of hosts, will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph. 16 Therefore thus says LORD, the God of hosts, LORD: Wailing shall be in all the broad ways. And they shall say in all the streets, Alas! Alas! And they shall call the husbandman to mourning, and such as are skilful in lamentation to



Cross References

Psalm 97:10

O ye who love LORD, hate evil. He preserves the souls of his sanctified. He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.

Joel 2:14

Who knows whether he will not turn and relent, and leave a blessing behind him, even a meal-offering and a drink-offering to LORD your God?

Romans 12:9

Love without hypocrisy, abhorring what is evil, clinging to what is good,

Micah 5:7-8

And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many peoples as dew from LORD, as showers upon the grass, that tarry not for man, nor wait for the sons of men.

Exodus 32:30

And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses said to the people, Ye have sinned a great sin. And now I will go up to LORD, perhaps I shall make atonement for your sin.

Amos 5:10

They hate him who reproves in the gate, and they abhor him who speaks uprightly.

Micah 5:3

Therefore he will give them up until the time that she who travails has brought forth. Then the residue of his brothers shall return to the sons of Israel.

2 Samuel 16:12

It may be that LORD will look on the wrong done to me, and that LORD will reward me good for [his] cursing of me this day.

1 Kings 20:31

And his servants said to him, Behold now, we have heard that the kings of the house of Israel are merciful kings. Let us, we pray thee, put sackcloth on our loins, and ropes upon our heads, and go out to the king of Israel. Perhaps

2 Kings 13:7

For he did not leave to Jehoahaz of the people except fifty horsemen, and ten chariots, and ten thousand footmen, for the king of Syria destroyed them, and made them like the dust in threshing.

2 Kings 14:26-27

For LORD saw the affliction of Israel, that it was very bitter, for there was none shut up nor left at large, neither was there any helper for Israel.

2 Kings 15:29

In the days of Pekah king of Israel, Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria came, and took Ijon, and Abel-beth-maacah, and Janoah, and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali. And he carried them captive to As

2 Kings 19:4

It may be that LORD thy God will hear all the words of Rabshakeh whom the king of Assyria his master has sent to defy the living God, and will rebuke the words which LORD thy God has heard. Therefore lift up thy prayer for the remn

2 Chronicles 19:6-11

and said to the judges, Consider what ye do. For ye judge not for man, but for LORD, and [he is] with you in the judgment.

Psalm 34:14

Depart from evil, and do good. Seek peace, and pursue it.

Psalm 36:4

He devises iniquity upon his bed. He sets himself in a way that is not good. He does not abhor evil.

Psalm 37:27

Depart from evil, and do good, and dwell for evermore.

Psalm 82:2-4

How long will ye judge unjustly, and respect the persons of the wicked? Selah.

Psalm 119:104

Through thy precepts I get understanding. Therefore I hate every FALSE way.

Psalm 139:21-22

Do I not hate them, O LORD, who hate thee? And am I not grieved with those who rise up against thee?

Jeremiah 7:5-7

For if ye thoroughly amend your ways and your doings, if ye thoroughly execute justice between a man and his neighbor,

Jeremiah 31:7

For thus says LORD: Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout for the chief of the nations. Publish ye, praise ye, and say, O LORD, save thy people, the remnant of Israel.

Amos 5:6

Seek LORD, and ye shall live, lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and it devour, and there be none to quench it in Bethel.

Amos 5:24

But let justice roll down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.

Amos 6:12

Shall horses run upon the rock? Will [a man] plow [there] with oxen? That ye have turned justice into gall, and the fruit of righteousness into wormwood,

Jonah 3:9

Who knows whether God will not turn and relent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we not perish?

Micah 2:12

I will surely assemble, O Jacob, all of thee. I will surely gather the remnant of Israel. I will put them together as the sheep of Bozrah, as a flock in the midst of their pasture. They shall make great noise because of [the multit

Romans 7:15-16

For I do not understand what I do, for I do not do this that I want, but what I hate, this I do.

Romans 7:22

For I delight in the law of God according to the inner man,

Romans 8:7

Because the mentality of the flesh is enmity against God, for it is not submissive to the law of God, for neither is it able.

1 Thessalonians 5:21-22

but examine all things. Hold firm the good.

3 John 1:11

Beloved, do not imitate the evil, but the good. The man doing right is of God. The man doing wrong has not seen God.

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