Parallel Verses

NET Bible

You must pay his wage that very day before the sun sets, for he is poor and his life depends on it. Otherwise he will cry out to the Lord against you, and you will be guilty of sin.

New American Standard Bible

You shall give him his wages on his day before the sun sets, for he is poor and sets his heart on it; so that he will not cry against you to the Lord and it become sin in you.

King James Version

At his day thou shalt give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor, and setteth his heart upon it: lest he cry against thee unto the LORD, and it be sin unto thee.

Holman Bible

You are to pay him his wages each day before the sun sets, because he is poor and depends on them. Otherwise he will cry out to the Lord against you, and you will be held guilty.

International Standard Version

Pay his wages that same day before the sun sets, because he is poor and his livelihood depends on it. Otherwise, he may cry out to the LORD against you, and you will incur guilt."

A Conservative Version

Thou shall give him his hire in his day, neither shall the sun go down upon it, for he is poor, and sets his heart upon it, lest he cry against thee to LORD, and it be sin to thee.

American Standard Version

in his day thou shalt give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor, and setteth his heart upon it: lest he cry against thee unto Jehovah, and it be sin unto thee.

Amplified

You shall give him his wages on the day that he earns them before the sun sets—for he is poor and is counting on it—so that he does not cry out to the Lord against you, and it becomes a sin for you.

Bible in Basic English

Give him his payment day by day, not keeping it back over night; for he is poor and his living is dependent on it; and if his cry against you comes to the ears of the Lord, it will be judged as sin in you.

Darby Translation

on his day thou shalt give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor, and his soul yearneth after it; lest he cry against thee to Jehovah, and it be a sin in thee.

Julia Smith Translation

In his day thou shalt give his hire, and the sun shall not go down upon it, for he is poor, and he lifted up his soul to it; and he will cry against thee to Jehovah, and it was sin in thee.

King James 2000

Each day you shall give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor, and sets his heart upon it: lest he cry against you unto the LORD, and it be sin unto you.

Lexham Expanded Bible

On his day you shall give his wage, and the sun shall not go {down}, because [he is] poor and {his life depends on it}; [do this] so that he does not cry out against you to Yahweh, {and you incur guilt}.

Modern King James verseion

At his day you shall give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down on it. For he is poor and sets his heart on it; lest he cry against you to Jehovah, and it shall be sin to you.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Give him his hire the same day, and let not the sun go down thereon. For he is needy and therewith sustaineth his life, lest he cry against thee unto the LORD and it be sin unto thee.

New Heart English Bible

in his day you shall give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down on it; for he is poor, and sets his heart on it: lest he cry against you to the LORD, and it be sin to you.

The Emphasized Bible

for his day, shalt thou give his hire neither shall the sun, go in upon it, for, poor, he is, and, unto it, is he lifting up his soul, - lest he cry out against thee, unto Yahweh, and it be, in thee a sin.

Webster

At his day thou shalt give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it, for he is poor, and setteth his heart upon it: lest he should cry against thee to the LORD, and it be sin to thee.

World English Bible

in his day you shall give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down on it; for he is poor, and sets his heart on it: lest he cry against you to Yahweh, and it be sin to you.

Youngs Literal Translation

in his day thou dost give his hire, and the sun doth not go in upon it, for he is poor, and unto it he is lifting up his soul, and he doth not cry against thee unto Jehovah, and it hath been in thee -- sin.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
At his day
יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

thou shalt give
נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

שׂכר 
Sakar 
Usage: 28

שׁמשׁ 
Shemesh 
Usage: 134

go down

come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

upon it for he is poor
עני 
`aniy 
Usage: 75

and setteth
נסה נשׂא 
Nasa' 
Usage: 653

נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

upon it lest he cry
קרא 
Qara' 
Usage: 736

and it be sin
חטא 
Chet' 
Usage: 33

References

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Context Readings

Consideration For People In Need

14 You must not oppress a lowly and poor servant, whether one from among your fellow Israelites or from the resident foreigners who are living in your land and villages. 15 You must pay his wage that very day before the sun sets, for he is poor and his life depends on it. Otherwise he will cry out to the Lord against you, and you will be guilty of sin. 16 Fathers must not be put to death for what their children do, nor children for what their fathers do; each must be put to death for his own sin.



Cross References

James 5:4

Look, the pay you have held back from the workers who mowed your fields cries out against you, and the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts.

Leviticus 19:13

You must not oppress your neighbor or commit robbery against him. You must not withhold the wages of the hired laborer overnight until morning.

Deuteronomy 15:9

Be careful lest you entertain the wicked thought that the seventh year, the year of cancellation of debts, has almost arrived, and your attitude be wrong toward your impoverished fellow Israelite and you do not lend him anything; he will cry out to the Lord against you and you will be regarded as having sinned.

Jeremiah 22:13

"'Sure to be judged is the king who builds his palace using injustice and treats people unfairly while adding its upper rooms. He makes his countrymen work for him for nothing. He does not pay them for their labor.

Proverbs 3:27-28

Do not withhold good from those who need it, when you have the ability to help.

Exodus 22:23-24

If you afflict them in any way and they cry to me, I will surely hear their cry,

Job 35:9

"People cry out because of the excess of oppression; they cry out for help because of the power of the mighty.

Job 31:38

"If my land cried out against me and all its furrows wept together,

Job 34:28

so that they caused the cry of the poor to come before him, so that he hears the cry of the needy.

Psalm 24:4

The one whose deeds are blameless and whose motives are pure, who does not lie, or make promises with no intention of keeping them.

Psalm 25:1

By David. O Lord, I come before you in prayer.

Psalm 86:4

Make your servant glad, for to you, O Lord, I pray!

Proverbs 22:22-23

Do not exploit a poor person because he is poor and do not crush the needy in court,

Proverbs 23:10-11

Do not move an ancient boundary stone, or take over the fields of the fatherless,

Isaiah 5:7

Indeed Israel is the vineyard of the Lord who commands armies, the people of Judah are the cultivated place in which he took delight. He waited for justice, but look what he got -- disobedience! He waited for fairness, but look what he got -- cries for help!

Matthew 20:8

When it was evening the owner of the vineyard said to his manager, 'Call the workers and give the pay starting with the last hired until the first.'

Mark 10:19

You know the commandments: 'Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, do not defraud, honor your father and mother.'"

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