Parallel Verses

King James Version

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

New American Standard Bible

For those who turn justice into wormwood
And cast righteousness down to 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, and ye shall live; lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and devour it, and there be none to quench it in Bethel. 7 Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth, 8 Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name:



Cross References

Amos 6:12

Shall horses run upon the rock? will one plow there with oxen? for ye have turned judgment into gall, and the fruit of righteousness into hemlock:

Deuteronomy 29:18

Lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turneth away this day from the LORD our God, to go and serve the gods of these nations; lest there should be among you a root that beareth gall and wormwood;

Psalm 36:3

The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good.

Psalm 125:5

As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the LORD shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: but peace shall be upon Israel.

Isaiah 1:23

Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.

Isaiah 5:7

For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry.

Isaiah 10:1

Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed;

Isaiah 59:13-14

In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.

Ezekiel 3:20

Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumblingblock before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand.

Ezekiel 18:24

But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die.

Ezekiel 33:12-13

Therefore, thou son of man, say unto the children of thy people, The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression: as for the wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall thereby in the day that he turneth from his wickedness; neither shall the righteous be able to live for his righteousness in the day that he sinneth.

Ezekiel 33:18

When the righteous turneth from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, he shall even die thereby.

Hosea 10:4

They have spoken words, swearing falsely in making a covenant: thus judgment springeth up as hemlock in the furrows of the field.

Amos 5:11-12

Forasmuch therefore as your treading is upon the poor, and ye take from him burdens of wheat: ye have built houses of hewn stone, but ye shall not dwell in them; ye have planted pleasant vineyards, but ye shall not drink wine of them.

Habakkuk 1:12-14

Art thou not from everlasting, O LORD my God, mine Holy One? we shall not die. O LORD, thou hast ordained them for judgment; and, O mighty God, thou hast established them for correction.

Zephaniah 1:6

And them that are turned back from the LORD; and those that have not sought the LORD, nor inquired for him.

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