Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Cursed be he who distorts the justice to the sojourner, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.

New American Standard Bible

Cursed is he who distorts the justice due an alien, orphan, and widow.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

‘The one who denies justice to a foreigner, a fatherless child, or a widow is cursed.’
And all the people will say, ‘Amen!’

International Standard Version

""Cursed is the one who perverts justice due the foreigner, the orphan, or the widow.' "Then all the people are to respond by saying, "Amen!'

American Standard Version

Cursed be he that wresteth the justice due to the sojourner, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Amplified

‘Cursed is he who distorts (perverts) the justice due to a stranger, an orphan, and a widow.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

Bible in Basic English

Cursed is he who gives a wrong decision in the cause of a man from a strange land, or of one without a father, or of a widow. And let all the people say, So be it.

Darby Translation

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

Julia Smith Translation

Cursing he turning away the judgment of the stranger, the orphan and the widow: and all the people said, Amen.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

'Cursed be the one who deprives [the] alien, [the] orphan, and [the] widow of justice.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'

Modern King James verseion

Cursed is he who perverts the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"'Cursed be he that hindereth the right of the stranger, fatherless and widow.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'

NET Bible

Cursed is the one who perverts justice for the resident foreigner, the orphan, and the widow.' Then all the people will say, 'Amen!'

New Heart English Bible

'Cursed is he who wrests the justice due the foreigner, fatherless, and widow.' All the people shall say, 'Amen.'

The Emphasized Bible

Cursed, be he that perverteth the right of the sojourner, the fatherless, or the widow. And all the people shall say - Amen.

Webster

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

World English Bible

'Cursed is he who wrests the justice [due] to the foreigner, fatherless, and widow.' All the people shall say, 'Amen.'

Youngs Literal Translation

Cursed is he who is turning aside the judgment of fatherless, sojourner, and widow, -- and all the people have said, Amen.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ארר 
'arar 
Usage: 63

the judgment
משׁפּט 
Mishpat 
Usage: 421

of the stranger
גּיר גּר 
Ger 
Usage: 92

יתום 
Yathowm 
Usage: 42

and widow
אלמנה 
'almanah 
Usage: 54

And all the people
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Blessings And Curses

18 Cursed be he who makes the blind to wander out of the way. And all the people shall say, Amen. 19 Cursed be he who distorts the justice to the sojourner, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen. 20 Cursed be he who lays with his father's wife, because he has uncovered his father's skirt. And all the people shall say, Amen.



Cross References

Deuteronomy 10:18

He executes justice for the fatherless and widow, and loves the sojourner in giving him food and raiment.

Deuteronomy 24:17

Thou shall not distort the justice [due] to the sojourner, [or] to the fatherless, nor take the widow's raiment to pledge,

Exodus 22:21-24

And thou shall not wrong a sojourner, neither shall thou oppress him, for ye were sojourners in the land of Egypt.

Exodus 23:2

Thou shall not follow a multitude to do evil, neither shall thou speak in a case to turn aside after a multitude to distort [justice],

Exodus 23:8-9

And thou shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds those who have sight, and perverts the words of the righteous.

Psalm 82:2-4

How long will ye judge unjustly, and respect the persons of the wicked? Selah.

Proverbs 17:23

A wicked man receives a bribe out of the bosom, to pervert the ways of justice.

Proverbs 31:5

Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the justice [due] to any who is afflicted.

Micah 3:9

Hear this, I pray you, ye heads of the house of Jacob, and rulers of the house of Israel, who abhor justice, and pervert all equity.

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 who oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the f

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