Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

For those who turn justice into wormwood
And cast righteousness down to the earth.”

King James Version

Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth,

Holman Bible

Those who turn justice into wormwood
throw righteousness to the ground.

International Standard Version

Those of you who are making justice taste bitter, and who have thrown righteousness to the ground:

A Conservative Version

Ye who turn justice to wormwood, and cast down righteousness to the earth,

American Standard Version

Ye who turn justice to wormwood, and cast down righteousness to the earth,

Amplified


“For those [shall be consumed] who turn justice into wormwood (bitterness)
And cast righteousness down to the earth.”

Bible in Basic English

You who make the work of judging a bitter thing, crushing down righteousness to the earth;

Darby Translation

Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and cast down righteousness to the earth,

Julia Smith Translation

Turning judgment to wormwood and they put down justice in the earth.

King James 2000

You who turn justice to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth,

Lexham Expanded Bible

[Ah,] you who turn justice into wormwood and hurl righteousness to the ground!

Modern King James verseion

You who turn judgment to wormwood and leave off righteousness in the earth,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Ye turn the law to wormwood, and cast down righteousness into the ground.

NET Bible

The Israelites turn justice into bitterness; they throw what is fair and right to the ground.

New Heart English Bible

You who turn justice to wormwood, and cast down righteousness to the earth:

The Emphasized Bible

Ye who turn, into, wormwood, justice, and, righteousness - to the ground have let fall.

Webster

Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness on the earth,

World English Bible

You who turn justice to wormwood, and cast down righteousness to the earth:

Youngs Literal Translation

Ye who are turning to wormwood judgment, And righteousness to the earth have put down,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
לענה 
La`anah 
Usage: 8

and leave off
ינח 
Yanach 
Usage: 0

References

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Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

A Lament And Call To Repentance

6 Seek the Lord that you may live,
Or He will break forth like a fire, O house of Joseph,
And it will consume with none to quench it for Bethel,
7 For those who turn justice into wormwood
And cast righteousness down to the earth.”
8 He who made the Pleiades and Orion
And changes deep darkness into morning,
Who also darkens day into night,
Who calls for the waters of the sea
And pours them out on the surface of the earth,
The Lord is His name.



Cross References

Amos 6:12

Do horses run on rocks?
Or does one plow them with oxen?
Yet you have turned justice into poison
And the fruit of righteousness into wormwood,

Deuteronomy 29:18

so that there will not be among you a man or woman, or family or tribe, whose heart turns away today from the Lord our God, to go and serve the gods of those nations; that there will not be among you a root bearing poisonous fruit and wormwood.

Psalm 36:3

The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit;
He has ceased to be wise and to do good.

Psalm 125:5

But as for those who turn aside to their crooked ways,
The Lord will lead them away with the doers of iniquity.
Peace be upon Israel.

Isaiah 1:23

Your rulers are rebels
And companions of thieves;
Everyone loves a bribe
And chases after rewards.
They do not defend the orphan,
Nor does the widow’s plea come before them.

Isaiah 5:7

For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel
And the men of Judah His delightful plant.
Thus He looked for justice, but behold, bloodshed;
For righteousness, but behold, a cry of distress.

Isaiah 10:1

Woe to those who enact evil statutes
And to those who constantly record unjust decisions,

Isaiah 59:13-14

Transgressing and denying the Lord,
And turning away from our God,
Speaking oppression and revolt,
Conceiving in and uttering from the heart lying words.

Ezekiel 3:20

Again, when a righteous man turns away from his righteousness and commits iniquity, and I place an obstacle before him, he will die; since you have not warned him, he shall die in his sin, and his righteous deeds which he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood I will require at your hand.

Ezekiel 18:24

“But when a righteous man turns away from his righteousness, commits iniquity and does according to all the abominations that a wicked man does, will he live? All his righteous deeds which he has done will not be remembered for his treachery which he has committed and his sin which he has committed; for them he will die.

Ezekiel 33:12-13

And you, son of man, say to your fellow citizens, ‘The righteousness of a righteous man will not deliver him in the day of his transgression, and as for the wickedness of the wicked, he will not stumble because of it in the day when he turns from his wickedness; whereas a righteous man will not be able to live by his righteousness on the day when he commits sin.’

Ezekiel 33:18

When the righteous turns from his righteousness and commits iniquity, then he shall die in it.

Hosea 10:4

They speak mere words,
With worthless oaths they make covenants;
And judgment sprouts like poisonous weeds in the furrows of the field.

Amos 5:11-12

Therefore because you impose heavy rent on the poor
And exact a tribute of grain from them,
Though you have built houses of well-hewn stone,
Yet you will not live in them;
You have planted pleasant vineyards, yet you will not drink their wine.

Habakkuk 1:12-14

Are You not from everlasting,
O Lord, my God, my Holy One?
We will not die.
You, O Lord, have appointed them to judge;
And You, O Rock, have established them to correct.

Zephaniah 1:6

And those who have turned back from following the Lord,
And those who have not sought the Lord or inquired of Him.”

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