Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.'"

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.

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 the evil and love the good and establish justice in the [court of the city's] gate. It may be that the Lord, the God of hosts, will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph [the northern kingdom].

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Hate the evil and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate; it may be that the LORD God of the 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
so that you may live,
and the Lord, the God of Hosts,
will be with you,
as you have claimed.
15 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.
16 Therefore Yahweh, the God of Hosts, the Lord, says:There will be wailing in all the public squares;
they will cry out in anguish in all the streets.
The farmer will be called on to mourn,
and professional mourners to wail.



Cross References

Psalm 97:10

You who love the Lord, hate evil!
He protects the lives of His godly ones;
He rescues them from the power of the wicked.

Joel 2:14

Who knows? He may turn and relent
and leave a blessing behind Him,
so you can offer grain and wine
to the Lord your God.

Romans 12:9

Love must be without hypocrisy. Detest evil; cling to what is good.

Micah 5:7-8

Then the remnant of Jacob
will be among many peoples
like dew from the Lord,
like showers on the grass,
which do not wait for anyone
or linger for mankind.

Exodus 32:30

The following day Moses said to the people, “You have committed a grave sin. Now I will go up to the Lord; perhaps I will be able to atone for your sin.”

Amos 5:10

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

Micah 5:3

Therefore, He will abandon them until the time
when she who is in labor has given birth;
then the rest of His brothers will return
to the people of Israel.

2 Samuel 16:12

Perhaps the Lord will see my affliction and restore goodness to me instead of Shimei’s curses today.”

1 Kings 20:31

His servants said to him, “Consider this: we have heard that the kings of the house of Israel are merciful kings. So let’s put sackcloth around our waists and ropes around our heads, and let’s go out to the king of Israel. Perhaps he will spare your life.”

2 Kings 13:7

Jehoahaz did not have an army left, except for 50 horsemen, 10 chariots, and 10,000 foot soldiers, because the king of Aram had destroyed them, making them like dust at threshing.

2 Kings 14:26-27

For the Lord saw that the affliction of Israel was very bitter. There was no one to help Israel, neither bond nor free.

2 Kings 15:29

In the days of Pekah king of Israel, Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria came and captured Ijon, Abel-beth-maacah, Janoah, Kedesh, Hazor, Gilead, and Galilee—all the land of Naphtali—and deported the people to Assyria.

2 Kings 19:4

Perhaps Yahweh your God will hear all the words of the Rabshakeh, whom his master the king of Assyria sent to mock the living God, and will rebuke him for the words that Yahweh your God has heard. Therefore, offer a prayer for the surviving remnant.’”

2 Chronicles 19:6-11

Then he said to the judges, “Consider what you are doing, for you do not judge for man, but for the Lord, who is with you in the matter of judgment.

Psalm 34:14

Turn away from evil and do what is good;
seek peace and pursue it.

Psalm 36:4

Even on his bed he makes malicious plans.
He sets himself on a path that is not good
and does not reject evil.

Psalm 37:27

Turn away from evil and do what is good,
and dwell there forever.

Psalm 82:2-4

“How long will you judge unjustly
and show partiality to the wicked?Selah

Psalm 119:104

I gain understanding from Your precepts;
therefore I hate every false way.

Psalm 139:21-22

Lord, don’t I hate those who hate You,
and detest those who rebel against You?

Jeremiah 7:5-7

Instead, if you really change your ways and your actions, if you act justly toward one another,

Jeremiah 31:7

For this is what the Lord says:Sing with joy for Jacob;
shout for the chief of the nations!
Proclaim, praise, and say,
Lord, save Your people,
the remnant of Israel!”

Amos 5:6

Seek Yahweh and live,
or He will spread like fire
throughout the house of Joseph;
it will consume everything,
with no one at Bethel to extinguish it.

Amos 5:24

But let justice flow like water,
and righteousness, like an unfailing stream.

Amos 6:12

Do horses gallop on the cliffs;
does anyone plow there with oxen?
Yet you have turned justice into poison
and the fruit of righteousness into wormwood

Jonah 3:9

Who knows? God may turn and relent; He may turn from His burning anger so that we will not perish.

Micah 2:12

I will indeed gather all of you, Jacob;
I will collect the remnant of Israel.
I will bring them together like sheep in a pen,
like a flock in the middle of its fold.
It will be noisy with people.

Romans 7:15-16

For I do not understand what I am doing, because I do not practice what I want to do, but I do what I hate.

Romans 7:22

For in my inner self I joyfully agree with God’s law.

Romans 8:7

For the mind-set of the flesh is hostile to God because it does not submit itself to God’s law, for it is unable to do so.

1 Thessalonians 5:21-22

but test all things.
Hold on to what is good.

3 John 1:11

Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God.

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