Parallel Verses

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,

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 go to court, and the judges decide [the issue] between them, and they judge in favor of the innocent and condemn 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.

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 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 to judgment, and they have been judged, and the righteous one is declared righteous, and the wrongdoer declared guilty, 2 then it shall be, if the wrongdoer is worthy to be beaten, the judge shall cause him to fall down. And one shall strike him in his presence, enough for his wrong, by a certain number.



Cross References

Deuteronomy 17:8-9

If a matter is too hard for you in judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, matters of strife within your gates, then you shall arise and go up to the place which Jehovah your God shall choose.

Proverbs 17:15

He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the just, even both of them are hateful to Jehovah.

Exodus 23:6-7

You shall not pervert the judgment of your poor in his cause.

Deuteronomy 1:16-17

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

Deuteronomy 16:18-20

You shall appoint judges and officers for yourself in all your gates which Jehovah your God gives you, tribe by tribe. And they shall judge the people with righteous judgment.

Deuteronomy 19:17-19

then both the men who are disagreeing shall stand before Jehovah, before the priests and the judges which shall be in those days.

2 Samuel 23:3

The God of Israel said, The Rock of Israel spoke to me: he who rules over men justly, ruling in the fear of God,

2 Chronicles 19:6-10

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

Job 29:7-17

when I went out to the gate by the city; when I prepared my seat in the street!

Psalm 58:1-2

To the Chief Musician. Do not destroy. A secret treasure of David. Will you indeed speak righteousness in silence? Do you judge uprightly, O sons of men?

Psalm 82:2-4

How long will you judge unjustly and lift up the faces of the wicked? Selah.

Proverbs 31:8-9

Open your mouth for the dumb, for the cause of all the sons of those passing away.

Isaiah 1:17

learn to do good; seek judgment, reprove the oppressor. Judge the orphan, plead for the widow.

Isaiah 1:23

your rulers are rebellious, and companions of thieves; everyone loves a bribe, and is pursuing rewards; they do not judge the orphan, nor does the cause of the widow come to them.

Isaiah 5:23

who justify the wicked for a bribe, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!

Isaiah 11:4

But with righteousness He shall judge the poor, and shall decide with uprightness 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 He shall slay the wicked.

Isaiah 32:1-2

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

Jeremiah 21:12

O house of David, so says Jehovah: Do judgment in the morning, and deliver him who is robbed out of the hand of the oppressor, lest My fury go out like fire, and burn so that none can put it out, because of the evil of your doings.

Ezekiel 44:24

And in a dispute they shall stand in judgment; 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 keep My sabbaths holy.

Micah 3:1-2

And I said, Please hear, O heads of Jacob and magistrates of the house of Israel. Is it not for you to know justice?

Habakkuk 1:4

Therefore the law has become helpless, and justice does not always go forth. For the wicked entraps the righteous; therefore justice goes forth, being perverted.

Habakkuk 1:13

You are of purer eyes than to behold evil, and can not look upon vexation. Why do You look upon those who deal deceitfully? Will you be silent when the wicked swallows one more righteous than he?

Malachi 3:18

Then you shall again see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between him who serves God, and him who does not serve Him.

Matthew 3:10

And now also, the axe is laid to the root of the trees. Therefore every tree which does not bring forth good fruit is cut down and cast into the fire.

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