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Bible in Basic English

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:

New American Standard Bible

You shall not pervert the justice due an alien or an orphan, nor take a widow’s garment in pledge.

King James Version

Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, nor of the fatherless; nor take a widow's raiment to pledge:

Holman Bible

Do not deny justice to a foreigner or fatherless child, and do not take a widow’s garment as security.

International Standard Version

"Don't deny justice to a foreigner or to an orphan, nor take a widow's garment as collateral for a loan.

A Conservative Version

Thou shall not distort the justice [due] to the sojourner, [or] to the fatherless, nor take the widow's raiment to pledge,

American Standard Version

Thou shalt not wrest the justice due to the sojourner, or to the fatherless, nor take the widow's raiment to pledge;

Amplified

“You shall not pervert the justice due a stranger or an orphan, nor seize (impound) a widow’s garment as security [for a loan].

Darby Translation

Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, or of the fatherless; and thou shalt not take in pledge a widow's garment.

Julia Smith Translation

Thou shalt not turn away the judgment of the stranger, the fatherless; and thou shalt not take as a pledge the garment of the widow.

King James 2000

You shall not pervert the justice due the stranger, nor the fatherless; nor take a widow's clothing as pledge:

Lexham Expanded Bible

You shall not subvert the rights of an alien [or] an orphan, and you shall not take as pledge [the] garment of a widow.

Modern King James verseion

You shall not pervert the rightful judgment of the stranger nor of the fatherless; nor take a widow's clothing to pledge.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Hinder not the right of the stranger nor of the fatherless, nor take widow's raiment to pledge.

NET Bible

You must not pervert justice due a resident foreigner or an orphan, or take a widow's garment as security for a loan.

New Heart English Bible

You shall not deprive the foreigner, or the fatherless of justice, nor take a widow's clothing in pledge;

The Emphasized Bible

Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the sojourner or the fatherless, - neither shalt thou take in pledge the garment of a widow;

Webster

Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, nor of the fatherless, nor take a widow's raiment for a pledge:

World English Bible

You shall not wrest the justice [due] to the foreigner, [or] to the fatherless, nor take the widow's clothing to pledge;

Youngs Literal Translation

'Thou dost not turn aside the judgment of a fatherless sojourner, nor take in pledge the garment of a widow;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
the judgment
משׁפּט 
Mishpat 
Usage: 421

of the stranger
גּיר גּר 
Ger 
Usage: 92

nor of the fatherless
יתום 
Yathowm 
Usage: 42

אלמנה 
'almanah 
Usage: 54

Context Readings

Consideration For People In Need

16 Fathers are not to be put to death for their children or children for their fathers: every man is to be put to death for the sin which he himself has done. 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: 18 But keep in mind that you were a servant in the land of Egypt, and the Lord your God made you free: for this is why I give you orders to do this.



Cross References

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.

Exodus 22:21-22

Do no wrong to a man from a strange country, and do not be hard on him; for you yourselves were living in a strange country, in the land of Egypt.

Exodus 23:6

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

Deuteronomy 27:19

Cursed is he who gives a wrong decision in the cause of a man from a strange land, or of one without a father, or of a widow. And let all the people say, So be it.

Exodus 23:2

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

Exodus 23:9

Do not be hard on the man from a strange country who is living among you; for you have had experience of the feelings of one who is far from the land of his birth, because you yourselves were living in Egypt, in a strange land.

Deuteronomy 1:17

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.

Isaiah 1:23

Your chiefs have gone against the Lord, they have become friends of thieves; every one of them is looking for profit and going after rewards; they do not give right decisions for the child who has no father, and they do not let the cause of the widow come before them.

Jeremiah 5:28

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.

Exodus 22:26-27

If ever you take your neighbour's clothing in exchange for the use of your money, let him have it back before the sun goes down:

Deuteronomy 10:17-18

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:

Deuteronomy 24:6

No one is to take, on account of a debt, the stones with which grain is crushed: for in doing so he takes a man's living.

Deuteronomy 24:13

But be certain to give it back to him when the sun goes down, so that he may have his clothing for sleeping in, and will give you his blessing: and this will be put to your account as righteousness before the Lord your God.

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.

Job 22:8-9

For it was the man with power who had the land, and the man with an honoured name who was living in 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;

Psalm 82:1-5

God is in the meeting-place of God; he is judging among the gods.

Psalm 94:3-6

How long will sinners, O Lord, how long will sinners have joy over us?

Psalm 94:20-21

What part with you has the seat of sin, which makes evil into a law?

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:

Proverbs 31:5

For fear that through drinking they may come to have no respect for the law, wrongly judging the cause of those who are in trouble.

Ecclesiastes 5:8

If you see the poor under a cruel yoke, and law and right being violently overturned in a country, be not surprised, because one authority is keeping watch on another and there are higher than they.

Isaiah 3:15

By what right are you crushing my people, and putting a bitter yoke on the necks of the poor? This is the word of the Lord, the Lord of armies.

Isaiah 33:15

He whose ways are true, and whose words are upright; he who gives no thought to the profits of false acts, whose hands have not taken rewards, who will have no part in putting men to death, and whose eyes are shut against evil;

Jeremiah 22:3

This is what the Lord has said: Do what is right, judging uprightly, and make free from the hands of the cruel one him whose goods have been violently taken away: do no wrong and be not violent to the man from a strange country and the child without a father and the widow, and let not those who have done no wrong be put to death in this place.

Ezekiel 22:7

In you they have had no respect for father and mother; in you they have been cruel to the man from a strange land; in you they have done wrong to the child without a father and to the widow.

Ezekiel 22:29

The people of the land have been acting cruelly, taking men's goods by force; they have been hard on the poor and those in need, and have done wrong to the man from a strange land.

Amos 5:7-12

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

Micah 2:1-2

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 7:3

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.

Zechariah 7:10

Do not be hard on the widow, or the child without a father, on the man from a strange country, or on the poor; let there be no evil thought in your heart against your brother.

Malachi 3:5

And I will come near to you for judging; I will quickly be a witness against the wonder-workers, against those who have been untrue in married life, against those who take false oaths; against those who keep back from the servant his payment, and who are hard on the widow and the child without a father, who do not give his rights to the man from a strange country, and have no fear of me, says the Lord of armies.

Luke 3:14

And men of the army put questions to him, saying, And what have we to do? And he said to them, Do no violent acts to any man, and do not take anything without right, and let your payment be enough for you.

James 2:6

But you have put the poor man to shame. Are not the men of wealth rulers over you? do they not take you by force before their judges?

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