Parallel Verses

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.

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 the stranger or the sojourner or the fatherless, or take a widow's garment in pledge.

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:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Thou shalt not twist the rights of the stranger nor of the fatherless nor take a widow's clothing for a pledge,

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 The fathers shall not be put to death for the sons, neither shall the sons be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin. 17 Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, or of the fatherless; and thou shalt not take in pledge a widow's garment. 18 And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in Egypt, and that Jehovah thy God redeemed thee from thence; therefore I command thee to do this thing.



Cross References

Deuteronomy 16:19

Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a bribe; for the bribe blindeth the eyes of the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous.

Exodus 22:21-22

Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him; for ye have been strangers in the land of Egypt.

Exodus 23:6

Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of thy poor in his cause.

Deuteronomy 27:19

Cursed be he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow! And all the people shall say, Amen.

Exodus 23:2

Thou shalt not follow the multitude for evil; neither shalt thou answer in a cause, to go after the multitude to pervert judgment.

Exodus 23:9

And the stranger thou shalt not oppress; for ye know the spirit of the stranger, for ye have been strangers in the land of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 1:17

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.

Isaiah 1:23

thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves; every one loveth presents, and hunteth after rewards; they judge not the fatherless, and the cause of the widow cometh not unto them.

Jeremiah 5:28

They are become fat, they shine, yea, they surpass in deeds of wickedness; they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, and they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not adjudge.

Exodus 22:26-27

If thou at all take thy neighbour's garment in pledge, thou shalt return it to him before the sun goes down;

Deuteronomy 10:17-18

For Jehovah your God is the God of gods, and the Lord of lords, the great God, the mighty and the terrible, who regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward;

Deuteronomy 24:6

No man shall take the hand-mill or the upper millstone in pledge; for it would be taking life in pledge.

Deuteronomy 24:13

in any case thou shalt return him the pledge at the going down of the sun, that he may sleep in his own upper garment and bless thee; and it shall be righteousness unto thee before Jehovah thy God.

1 Samuel 12:3-4

Here I am: testify against me before Jehovah, and before his anointed. Whose ox have I taken? or whose ass have I taken? or whom have I defrauded? whom have I injured? or of whose hand have I received any ransom and blinded mine eyes therewith? and I will restore it to you.

Job 22:8-9

But the powerful man, he had the land; and the man of high rank dwelt in it.

Job 29:11-17

When the ear heard me, then it blessed me, and when the eye saw me, it gave witness to me;

Psalm 82:1-5

{A Psalm of Asaph.} God standeth in the assembly of God, he judgeth among the gods.

Psalm 94:3-6

How long shall the wicked, O Jehovah, how long shall the wicked triumph?

Psalm 94:20-21

Shall the throne of wickedness be united to thee, which frameth mischief into a law?

Proverbs 22:22-23

Rob not the poor, because he is poor, neither oppress the afflicted in the gate;

Proverbs 31:5

lest they drink And forget the law, And pervert the judgment of any of the children of affliction.

Ecclesiastes 5:8

If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter; for a higher than the high is watching, and there are higher than they.

Isaiah 3:15

What mean ye that ye crush my people, and grind the faces of the afflicted? saith the Lord, Jehovah of hosts.

Isaiah 33:15

He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from taking hold of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil:

Jeremiah 22:3

Thus saith Jehovah: Execute judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor; and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, or the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place.

Ezekiel 22:7

In thee have they made light of father and mother; in the midst of thee have they dealt by oppression with the stranger; in thee have they vexed the fatherless and the widow.

Ezekiel 22:29

The people of the land use oppression and practise robbery; and they vex the poor and needy, and oppress the stranger wrongfully.

Amos 5:7-12

Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and cast down righteousness to the earth,

Micah 2:1-2

Woe to them that devise iniquity and work evil upon their beds! When the morning is light they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand.

Micah 7:3

Both hands are for evil, to do it well. The prince asketh, and the judge is there for a reward; and the great man uttereth his soul's greed: and together they combine it.

Zechariah 7:10

and oppress not the widow and the fatherless, the stranger and the afflicted; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart.

Malachi 3:5

And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against the false swearers, and against those that oppress the hired servant in his wages, the widow and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith Jehovah of hosts.

Luke 3:14

And persons engaged in military service also asked him saying, And we, what should we do? And he said to them, Oppress no one, nor accuse falsely, and be satisfied with your pay.

James 2:6

But ye have despised the poor man. Do not the rich oppress you, and do not they drag you before the tribunals?

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