Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

In judging, do not let a man's position have any weight with you; give hearing equally to small and great; have no fear of any man, for it is God who is judge: and any cause in which you are not able to give a decision, you are to put before me and I will give it a hearing.

New American Standard Bible

'You shall not show partiality in judgment; you shall hear the small and the great alike You shall not fear man, for the judgment is God's The case that is too hard for you, you shall bring to me, and I will hear it.'

King James Version

Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God's: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.

Holman Bible

Do not show partiality when deciding a case; listen to small and great alike. Do not be intimidated by anyone, for judgment belongs to God. Bring me any case too difficult for you, and I will hear it.

International Standard Version

When you hold a hearing, don't be partial in judgment toward the least important or toward the great. Never fear men, because judgment belongs to God. If the matter is difficult for you, bring it to me for a hearing.'

A Conservative Version

Ye shall not respect persons in judgment. Ye shall hear the small and the great alike. Ye shall not be afraid of the face of man, for the judgment is God's. And the case that is too hard for you ye shall bring to me, and I will hea

American Standard Version

Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; ye shall hear the small and the great alike; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God's: and the cause that is too hard for you ye shall bring unto me, and I will hear it.

Amplified

You shall not be partial in judgment; but you shall hear the small as well as the great. You shall not be afraid of the face of man, for the judgment is God's. And the case that is too hard for you, you shall bring to me, and I will hear it.

Darby Translation

Ye shall not respect persons in judgment: ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man, for the judgment is God's; and the matter that is too hard for you shall ye bring to me, that I may hear it.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Ye shall not respect persons in judgment, but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man, for the judgment is God's; and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.

Julia Smith Translation

Ye shall not look upon faces in judgment; as the small so the great shall ye hear; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man, for the judgment is to God; and the word which shall be hard for you, ye shall bring to me and I heard it

King James 2000

You shall not respect persons in judgment; but you shall hear the small as well as the great; you shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God's: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.

Lexham Expanded Bible

You must not {be partial} {in your judgment}; hear [out] the small [person] as [also] the great [person]; {do not be intimidated by any person}, because the judgment [is] God's; and the case that is too difficult for you, bring [it] to me, and I will hear it [out].'

Modern King James verseion

You shall not respect persons in judgment. You shall hear the small as well as the great. You shall not be afraid of the face of man, for the judgment is God's. And the cause that is too hard for you, bring to me, and I will hear it.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

See that ye know no man in judgment: but hear the small as well as the great and be afraid of no man, for the judgment is God's. And the cause that is too hard for you, bring unto me and I will hear it.'

NET Bible

They must not discriminate in judgment, but hear the lowly and the great alike. Nor should they be intimidated by human beings, for judgment belongs to God. If the matter being adjudicated is too difficult for them, they should bring it before me for a hearing.

New Heart English Bible

You shall not show partiality in judgment; you shall hear the small and the great alike; you shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God's. The case that is too hard for you, you shall bring to me, and I will hear it."

The Emphasized Bible

Ye shall not take note of faces in judgment - so the small as the great, shall ye hear, ye shall not shrink from the face of any man, for judgment, unto God, belongeth, - but the thing which is too hard for you, shall ye bring near unto me, and I will hear it.

Webster

Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God's: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring to me, and I will hear it.

World English Bible

You shall not show partiality in judgment; you shall hear the small and the great alike; you shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God's: and the cause that is too hard for you, you shall bring to me, and I will hear it.

Youngs Literal Translation

ye do not discern faces in judgment; as the little so the great ye do hear; ye are not afraid of the face of any, for the judgment is God's, and the thing which is too hard for you, ye bring near unto me, and I have heard it;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Ye shall not respect
נכר 
Nakar 
Usage: 49

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

the small
קטן קטן 
Qatan 
Usage: 101

as well as the great
גּדל גּדול 
Gadowl 
Usage: 528

of the face
פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

of man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

is God's
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

and the cause
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

קשׁה 
Qashah 
Usage: 28

קרב 
Qarab 
Usage: 280

it unto me, and I will hear
שׁמע 
Shama` 
Usage: 1158

References

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Context Readings

Historical Prologue

16 And at that time I gave orders to your judges, saying, Let all questions between your brothers come before you for hearing, and give decisions uprightly between a man and his brother or one from another nation who is with him. 17 In judging, do not let a man's position have any weight with you; give hearing equally to small and great; have no fear of any man, for it is God who is judge: and any cause in which you are not able to give a decision, you are to put before me and I will give it a hearing. 18 And at that time I gave you all the orders which you were to do.



Cross References

Exodus 18:26

And they were judges in the causes of the people at all times: the hard questions they put before Moses; but on every small point they gave decisions themselves.

Leviticus 19:15

Do no wrong in your judging: do not give thought to the position of the poor, or honour to the position of the great; but be a judge to your neighbour in righteousness.

Deuteronomy 16:19

You are not to be moved in your judging by a man's position, you are not to take rewards; for rewards make the eyes of the wise man blind, and the decisions of the upright false.

2 Chronicles 19:6

And said to the judges, Take care what you do, for you are judging not for man but for the Lord, and he is with you in the decisions you give.

Proverbs 24:23

These are more sayings of the wise: To have respect for a person's position when judging is not good.

Exodus 18:22

And let them be judges in the causes of the people at all times: and let them put before you all important questions, but in small things let them give decisions themselves: in this way, it will be less hard for you, and they will take the weight off you.

James 2:9

But if you take a man's position into account, you do evil, and are judged as evil-doers by the law.

Exodus 23:6-7

Let no wrong decisions be given in the poor man's cause.

Deuteronomy 10:17

For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, strong in power and greatly to be feared, who has no respect for any man's position and takes no rewards:

Proverbs 29:25

The fear of man is a cause of danger: but whoever puts his faith in the Lord will have a safe place on high.

Exodus 18:18

Your strength and that of the people will be completely used up: this work is more than you are able to do by yourself.

Exodus 23:2-3

Do not be moved to do wrong by the general opinion, or give the support of your words to a wrong decision:

Deuteronomy 17:8-10

If you are not able to give a decision as to who is responsible for a death, or who is right in a cause, or who gave the first blow in a fight, and there is a division of opinion about it in your town: then go to the place marked out by the Lord your God;

Deuteronomy 24:17

Be upright in judging the cause of the man from a strange country and of him who has no father; do not take a widow's clothing on account of a debt:

1 Samuel 12:3-4

Here I am: give witness against me before the Lord and before the man on whom he has put the holy oil: whose ox or ass have I taken? to whom have I been untrue? who has been crushed down by me? from whose hand have I taken a price for the blinding of my eyes? I will give it all back to you.

1 Samuel 16:7

But the Lord said to Samuel, Do not take note of his face or how tall he is, because I will not have him: for the Lord's view is not man's; man takes note of the outer form, but the Lord sees the heart.

2 Samuel 14:14

For death comes to us all, and we are like water drained out on the earth, which it is not possible to take up again; and God will not take away the life of the man whose purpose is that he who has been sent away may not be completely cut off from him.

1 Kings 21:8-14

So she sent a letter in Ahab's name, stamped with his stamp, to the responsible men and the chiefs who were in authority with Naboth.

Job 22:6-9

For you have taken your brother's goods when he was not in your debt, and have taken away the clothing of those who have need of it.

Job 29:11-17

For when it came to their ears, men said that I was truly happy; and when their eyes saw, they gave witness to me;

Job 31:13-16

If I did wrong in the cause of my man-servant, or my woman-servant, when they went to law with me;

Job 31:34

For fear of the great body of people, or for fear that families might make sport of me, so that I kept quiet, and did not go out of my door;

Job 31:34-4

For fear of the great body of people, or for fear that families might make sport of me, so that I kept quiet, and did not go out of my door;

Proverbs 22:22-23

Do not take away the property of the poor man because he is poor, or be cruel to the crushed ones when they come before the judge:

Jeremiah 1:17

So make yourself ready, and go and say to them everything I give you orders to say: do not be overcome by fear of them, or I will send fear on you before them.

Jeremiah 5:28-29

They have become fat and strong: they have gone far in works of evil: they give no support to the cause of the child without a father, so that they may do well; they do not see that the poor man gets his rights.

Amos 5:11-12

So because the poor man is crushed under your feet, and you take taxes from him of grain: you have made for yourselves houses of cut stone, but you will not take your rest in them; the fair vine-gardens planted by your hands will not give you wine.

Micah 2:1-3

A curse on the designers of evil, working on their beds! in the morning light they do it, because it is in their power.

Micah 3:1-4

And I said, Give ear, now, you heads of Jacob and rulers of the people of Israel: is it not for you to have knowledge of what is right?

Micah 7:3-4

Their hands are made ready to do evil; the ruler makes requests for money, and the judge is looking for a reward; and the great man gives decisions at his pleasure, and the right is twisted.

Matthew 22:16

And they sent to him their disciples, with the Herodians, saying, Master, we see that you are true, and that you are teaching the true way of God, and have no fear of anyone, because you have no respect for a man's position.

Mark 12:14

And when they had come, they said to him, Master, we are certain that you are true, and have no fear of anyone: you have no respect for a man's position, but you are teaching the true way of God: Is it right to give taxes to Caesar or not?

Luke 20:21

And they put a question to him, saying, Master, we are certain that your teaching and your words are right, and that you have no respect for a man's position, but you are teaching the true way of God:

Acts 10:34-35

Then Peter said, Truly, I see clearly that God is no respecter of persons:

Romans 2:11

For one man is not different from another before God.

Ephesians 6:9

And, you masters, do the same things to them, not making use of violent words: in the knowledge that their Master and yours is in heaven, and he has no respect for a man's position.

Colossians 3:25

For the wrongdoer will have punishment for the wrong he has done, without respect for any man's position.

1 Thessalonians 2:4

But even as the good news was given to us by the approval of God, so we give it out; not as pleasing men, but God by whom our hearts are tested.

James 2:1-5

My brothers, if you have the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ of glory, do not take a man's position into account.

1 Peter 1:17

And if you give the name of Father to him who, judging every man by his acts, has no respect for a man's position, then go in fear while you are on this earth:

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