Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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].

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:

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.

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 children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin. 17 You shall not pervert the justice due the stranger, nor the fatherless; nor take a widow's clothing as pledge: 18 But you shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt, and the LORD your God redeemed you from there: therefore I command you to do this thing.



Cross References

Deuteronomy 16:19

You shall not pervert judgment; you shall not show partiality, neither take a bribe: for a bribe does blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.

Exodus 22:21-22

You shall neither wrong a stranger, nor oppress him: for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.

Exodus 23:6

You shall not pervert the justice of your poor in his dispute.

Deuteronomy 27:19

Cursed be he that perverts the justice due the stranger, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Exodus 23:2

You shall not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shall you testify in a dispute to follow after a crowd to pervert judgment:

Exodus 23:9

Also you shall not oppress a stranger: for you know the heart of a stranger, seeing you were strangers in the land of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 1:17

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.

Isaiah 1:23

Your princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: everyone loves bribes, and follows after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither does the cause of the widow come before them.

Jeremiah 5:28

They have grown fat, they shine: yea, they pass over the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not defend.

Exodus 22:26-27

If you at all take your neighbor's clothing as pledge, you shall deliver it unto him by the time the sun goes down:

Deuteronomy 10:17-18

For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, mighty, and awesome, who regards not persons, nor takes reward:

Deuteronomy 24:6

No man shall take the lower or the upper millstone in pledge: for he takes a man's living in pledge.

Deuteronomy 24:13

In any case you shall deliver him the pledge again when the sun goes down, that he may sleep in his own clothing, and bless you: and it shall be righteousness unto you before the LORD your God.

1 Samuel 12:3-4

Behold, here I am: witness against me before the LORD, and before his anointed: whose ox have I taken? or whose donkey have I taken? or whom have I defrauded? whom have I oppressed? or of whose hand have I received any bribe to blind my eyes with? and I will restore it to you.

Job 22:8-9

But as for the mighty man, he had the earth; and the honorable man 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 stands in the congregation of the mighty; he judges among the gods.

Psalm 94:3-6

LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph?

Psalm 94:20-21

Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with you, which frames mischief by 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 justice of any of the afflicted.

Ecclesiastes 5:8

If you see the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of justice and righteousness in a province, marvel not at the matter: for the high official is watched by a higher one; and there are yet higher ones over them.

Isaiah 3:15

What do you mean that you beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor? says the Lord GOD of hosts.

Isaiah 33:15

He that walks righteously, and speaks uprightly; he that despises the gain of oppressions, that keeps his hands from the holding of bribes, that stops his ears from hearing of bloodshed, and shuts his eyes from seeing evil;

Jeremiah 22:3

Thus says the LORD; Execute justice and righteousness, and deliver the plundered out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place.

Ezekiel 22:7

In you have they made light of father and mother: in the midst of you have they dealt by oppression with the stranger: in you have they wronged the fatherless and the widow.

Ezekiel 22:29

The people of the land have used oppression, and committed robbery, and have oppressed the poor and needy: yea, they have oppressed the stranger wrongfully.

Amos 5:7-12

You who turn justice to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth,

Micah 2:1-2

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

Micah 7:3

That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asks, and the judge asks for a bribe; and the great man, he utters his evil desire: so they weave it together.

Zechariah 7:10

And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the sojourner, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart.

Malachi 3:5

And I will come near to you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the sojourner from his right, and fear not me, says the LORD of hosts.

Luke 3:14

And the soldiers likewise asked of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.

James 2:6

But you have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judges?

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