Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

If there be a controversy between men, and they resort to judgment, and they judge their case; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked.

New American Standard Bible

"If there is a dispute between men and they go to court, and the judges decide their case, and they justify the righteous and condemn the wicked,

King James Version

If there be a controversy between men, and they come unto judgment, that the judges may judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked.

Holman Bible

“If there is a dispute between men, they are to go to court, and the judges will hear their case. They will clear the innocent and condemn the guilty.

International Standard Version

"When there is a conflict between individuals, let them come to court to judge the case, decide who is innocent, and condemn the guilty person.

A Conservative Version

If there be a controversy between men, and they come to judgment, and [they] judge them, then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the iniquitous.

American Standard Version

If there be a controversy between men, and they come unto judgment, and the judges judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked;

Amplified

If there is a controversy between men, and they come into court and the judges decide between them, justifying the innocent and condemning the guilty,

Bible in Basic English

If there is an argument between men and they go to law with one another, let the judges give their decision for the upright, and against the wrongdoer.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

If there is a controversy between persons and they come unto judgment and they are judged, then they shall justify the righteous and condemn the wicked.

Julia Smith Translation

If there shall be a controversy between men and they drew near to judgment, and they judged them; and they justified the just and condemned the unjust.

King James 2000

If there is a controversy between men, and they come unto judgment, that the judges may judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"When a legal dispute {takes place} between men and they come near to the court, and [the judges] judge [with respect to] them, then they shall declare the righteous [to be] in the right and they shall condemn the wicked,

Modern King James verseion

If there is a controversy between men, and they come to judgment, and they have been judged, and the righteous one is declared righteous, and the wrongdoer declared guilty,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

When there is strife between men, let them come unto the law, and let the judges justify the righteous and condemn the trespasser.

NET Bible

If controversy arises between people, they should go to court for judgment. When the judges hear the case, they shall exonerate the innocent but condemn the guilty.

New Heart English Bible

If there is a controversy between men, and they come to judgment, and the judges judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked;

The Emphasized Bible

When there ariseth a controversy between men, and they come nigh unto judgment, and judgment is granted them, then shall they justify the righteous man, and condemn the lawless.

Webster

If there shall be a controversy between men, and they come to judgment, that the judges may judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked.

World English Bible

If there be a controversy between men, and they come to judgment, and [the judges] judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked;

Youngs Literal Translation

'When there is a strife between men, and they have come nigh unto the judgment, and they have judged, and declared righteous the righteous, and declared wrong the wrong-doer,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
If there be a controversy
רב ריב 
Riyb 
Usage: 60

אנושׁ 
'enowsh 
Usage: 42

and they come
נגשׁ 
Nagash 
Usage: 125

שׁפט 
Shaphat 
Usage: 203

the righteous
צדּיק 
Tsaddiyq 
Usage: 206

and condemn
רשׁע 
Rasha` 
Usage: 34

References

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Easton

Fausets

Context Readings

Detailed Stipulations: Purity And Unity

1 If there be a controversy between men, and they resort to judgment, and they judge their case; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked. 2 And it shall be if the wicked man have deserved to be beaten, that the judge shall cause him to lie down, and be beaten before his face, according to the measure of his wickedness with a certain number of stripes.



Cross References

Deuteronomy 17:8-9

If there arise a matter too hard for thee in judgment, between blood and blood, between cause and cause, and between stroke and stroke, matters of controversy within thy gates, then shalt thou arise, and go up to the place which Jehovah thy God will choose.

Proverbs 17:15

He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the righteous, even they both are abomination to Jehovah.

Exodus 23:6-7

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

Deuteronomy 1:16-17

And I commanded your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between a man and his brother, and him also that sojourneth with him.

Deuteronomy 16:18-20

Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which Jehovah thy God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes, that they may judge the people with just judgment.

Deuteronomy 19:17-19

then both the men between whom the controversy is shall stand before Jehovah, before the priests and the judges that shall be in those days;

2 Samuel 23:3

The God of Israel said, The Rock of Israel spoke to me, The ruler among men shall be just, Ruling in the fear of God;

2 Chronicles 19:6-10

And he said to the judges, Take heed what ye do; for ye judge not for man, but for Jehovah, who will be with you in the matter of judgment.

Job 29:7-17

When I went out to the gate by the city, when I prepared my seat on the broadway,

Psalm 58:1-2

{To the chief Musician. 'Destroy not.' Of David. Michtam.} Is righteousness indeed silent? Do ye speak it? Do ye judge with equity, ye sons of men?

Psalm 82:2-4

How long will ye judge unrighteously, and accept the person of the wicked? Selah.

Proverbs 31:8-9

Open thy mouth for the dumb, for the cause of all those that are left desolate.

Isaiah 1:17

learn to do well: seek judgment, gladden the oppressed, do justice to the fatherless, plead for the widow.

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.

Isaiah 5:23

who justify the wicked for a bribe, and turn away the righteousness of the righteous from them!

Isaiah 11:4

but with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

Isaiah 32:1-2

Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment.

Jeremiah 21:12

House of David, thus saith Jehovah: Judge with justice in the morning, and deliver him that is spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor, lest my fury go forth like fire and burn, and there be none to quench it, because of the evil of your doings.

Ezekiel 44:24

And in controversy they shall stand to judge: they shall judge it according to my judgments; and they shall keep my laws and my statutes in all my solemnities; and they shall hallow my sabbaths.

Micah 3:1-2

And I said, Hear, I pray you, ye heads of Jacob, and princes of the house of Israel: Is it not for you to know judgment?

Habakkuk 1:4

Therefore the law is powerless, and justice doth never go forth; for the wicked encompasseth the righteous; therefore judgment goeth forth perverted.

Habakkuk 1:13

Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on mischief: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and keepest silence when the wicked swalloweth up a man more righteous than he?

Malachi 3:18

And ye shall return and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.

Matthew 3:10

And already the axe is applied to the root of the trees; every tree therefore not producing good fruit is cut down and cast into the fire.

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