Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue, that you may live and possess the land which the LORD your God is giving you.

King James Version

That which is altogether just shalt thou follow, that thou mayest live, and inherit the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

Holman Bible

Pursue justice and justice alone, so that you will live and possess the land the Lord your God is giving you.

International Standard Version

You are to pursue justice and only justice so you may live and possess the land that the LORD your God is about to give you."

A Conservative Version

Thou shall follow that which is altogether just, that thou may live, and inherit the land which LORD thy God gives thee.

American Standard Version

That which is altogether just shalt thou follow, that thou mayest live, and inherit the land which Jehovah thy God giveth thee.

Amplified

Follow what is altogether just (uncompromisingly righteous), that you may live and inherit the land which your God gives you.

Bible in Basic English

Let righteousness be your guide, so that you may have life, and take for your heritage the land which the Lord your God is giving you.

Darby Translation

Perfect justice shalt thou follow, that thou mayest live, and possess the land that Jehovah thy God giveth thee.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Thou shalt follow justice and righteousness, that thou may live and inherit the land which the LORD thy God gives thee.

Julia Smith Translation

Justice, justice shalt thou follow, so that thou live and inherit the land which Jehovah thy God gave to thee.

King James 2000

That which is altogether just shall you follow, that you may live, and inherit the land which the LORD your God gives you.

Lexham Expanded Bible

{Justice, only justice} you shall pursue, so that you may live, and you shall take possession of the land that Yahweh your God [is] giving to you.

Modern King James verseion

You shall follow that which is altogether just, that you may live and inherit the land which Jehovah your God gives you.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But in all things follow righteousness, that thou mayest live and enjoy the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

NET Bible

You must pursue justice alone so that you may live and inherit the land the Lord your God is giving you.

New Heart English Bible

You shall follow that which is altogether just, that you may live, and inherit the land which the LORD your God gives you.

The Emphasized Bible

What is right, what is right, shalt thou pursue, - that thou mayest live and possess the land, which, Yahweh thy God, is giving unto thee.

Webster

That which is altogether just shalt thou follow, that thou mayest live, and inherit the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

World English Bible

You shall follow that which is altogether just, that you may live, and inherit the land which Yahweh your God gives you.

Youngs Literal Translation

Righteousness -- righteousness thou dost pursue, so that thou livest, and hast possessed the land which Jehovah thy God is giving to thee.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
shalt thou follow
רדף 
Radaph 
Usage: 143

חיה 
Chayah 
Usage: 264

and inherit
ירשׁ ירשׁ 
Yarash 
Usage: 231

the land
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

which the Lord

Usage: 0

אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

נתן 
Nathan 
give , put , deliver , made , set , up , lay , grant , suffer , yield , bring , cause , utter , laid , send , recompense , appoint , shew ,
Usage: 2011

Context Readings

Appointing Judges And Officials

19 "You shall not distort justice; you shall not be partial, and you shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous. 20 "Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue, that you may live and possess the land which the LORD your God is giving you. 21 "You shall not plant for yourself an Asherah of any kind of tree beside the altar of the LORD your God, which you shall make for yourself.



Cross References

Deuteronomy 4:1

"Now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the judgments which I am teaching you to perform, so that you may live and go in and take possession of the land which the LORD, the God of your fathers, is giving you.

Deuteronomy 25:13-16

"You shall not have in your bag differing weights, a large and a small.

Ezekiel 18:5

"But if a man is righteous and practices justice and righteousness,

Ezekiel 18:9

if he walks in My statutes and My ordinances so as to deal faithfully--he is righteous and will surely live," declares the Lord GOD.

Micah 6:8

He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God?

Romans 10:5

For Moses writes that the man who practices the righteousness which is based on law shall live by that righteousness.

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.



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