Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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. 2 And it shall be, if the wicked man be worthy to be beaten, that the judge shall cause him to lie down, and to be beaten before his face, according to his fault, by a certain number.



Cross References

Deuteronomy 17:8-9

If there arise a matter too hard for you in judgment, between bloodsheds, between legal rights, and between assaults, being matters of controversy within your gates: then shall you arise, and get you up into the place which the LORD your God shall choose;

Proverbs 17:15

He that justifies the wicked, and he that condemns the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.

Exodus 23:6-7

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

Deuteronomy 1:16-17

And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger that is with him.

Deuteronomy 16:18-20

Judges and officers shall you make in all your gates, which the LORD your God gives you, throughout your tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgment.

Deuteronomy 19:17-19

Then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before the LORD, before the priests and the judges, who shall be in those days;

2 Samuel 23:3

The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me, He that rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.

2 Chronicles 19:6-10

And said to the judges, Take heed what you do: for you judge not for man, but for the LORD, who is with you in the judgment.

Job 29:7-17

When I went out to the gate of the city, when I prepared my seat in the open square!

Psalm 58:1-2

[To the Chief Musician, altaschith. A michtam of David.] Do you indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do you judge uprightly, O you sons of men?

Psalm 82:2-4

How long will you judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.

Proverbs 31:8-9

Open your mouth for the dumb, for the cause of all who are left desolate.

Isaiah 1:17

Learn to do good; seek justice, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.

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.

Isaiah 5:23

Who justify the wicked for a bribe, and take away the justice of the righteous from him!

Isaiah 11:4

But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall strike 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 justice.

Jeremiah 21:12

O house of David, thus says the LORD; Execute justice in the morning, and deliver him that is plundered out of the hand of the oppressor, lest my fury go out like fire, and burn that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings.

Ezekiel 44:24

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

Micah 3:1-2

And I said, Hear, I pray you, O heads of Jacob, and you rulers of the house of Israel; Is it not for you to know judgment?

Habakkuk 1:4

Therefore the law is slacked, and justice does never go forth: for the wicked does surround the righteous; therefore perverse judgment proceeds.

Habakkuk 1:13

You are of purer eyes than to behold evil, and can not look on iniquity: why do you look upon them that deal treacherously, and hold your tongue when the wicked devours the man that is more righteous than he?

Malachi 3:18

Then shall you return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serves God and him that serves him not.

Matthew 3:10

And now also the ax is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which brings not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

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