Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Cursed be he who takes a bribe to kill an innocent man. And all the people shall say, Amen.

New American Standard Bible

Cursed is he who accepts a bribe to strike down an innocent person.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

King James Version

Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Holman Bible

‘The one who accepts a bribe to kill an innocent person is cursed.’
And all the people will say, ‘Amen!’

International Standard Version

""Cursed is one who accepts a bribe to kill an innocent person.' "Then all the people are to respond by saying, "Amen!'

American Standard Version

Cursed be he that taketh a bribe to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Amplified

‘Cursed is he who accepts a bribe to strike down an innocent person.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

Bible in Basic English

Cursed is he who for a reward puts to death one who has done no wrong. And let all the people say, So be it.

Darby Translation

Cursed be he that taketh reward to smite mortally shedding innocent blood! And all the people shall say, Amen.

Julia Smith Translation

Cursed he taking a gift to strike the soul of innocent blood: and all the people said, Amen.

King James 2000

Cursed be he that takes a bribe to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Lexham Expanded Bible

'Cursed be the one who takes a bribe {to murder an innocent person}.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'

Modern King James verseion

Cursed is he who takes reward to kill an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"'Cursed be he that taketh a reward to slay innocent blood.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'

NET Bible

Cursed is the one who takes a bribe to kill an innocent person.' Then all the people will say, 'Amen!'

New Heart English Bible

'Cursed is he who takes a bribe to kill an innocent person.' All the people shall say, 'Amen.'

The Emphasized Bible

Cursed, be he that taketh a bribe to shed innocent blood. And all the people shall say - Amen.

Webster

Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person: and all the people shall say, Amen.

World English Bible

'Cursed is he who takes a bribe to kill an innocent person.' All the people shall say, 'Amen.'

Youngs Literal Translation

Cursed is he who is taking a bribe to smite a person, innocent blood, -- and all the people have said, Amen.

Interlinear

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

be he that taketh
לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

שׁחד 
Shachad 
Usage: 23

to slay
נכה 
Nakah 
Usage: 501

נקיא נקי 
Naqiy 
Usage: 43

נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

And all the people
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Blessings And Curses

24 Cursed be he who smites his neighbor in secret. And all the people shall say, Amen. 25 Cursed be he who takes a bribe to kill an innocent man. And all the people shall say, Amen. 26 Cursed is {every man who does not continue in all (LXX/NT)} the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say, Amen.



Cross References

Exodus 23:7-8

Keep thee far from a FALSE matter. And do not kill an innocent and righteous man, for I will not justify a wicked man.

Deuteronomy 10:17

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

Deuteronomy 16:19

Thou shall not distort justice. Thou shall not respect persons, neither shall thou take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise, and perverts the words of the righteous.

Psalm 15:5

he who puts not his money out to interest, nor takes a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things shall never be moved.

Proverbs 1:11-29

If they say, Come with us. Let us lay wait for blood. Let us lurk secretly for the innocent without cause.

Ezekiel 22:12-13

In thee they have taken bribes to shed blood. Thou have taken interest and increase. And thou have greedily gained from thy neighbors by oppression, and have forgotten me, says lord LORD.

Micah 3:10-11

They build up Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.

Micah 7:2-3

The devout man has perished out of the earth, and there is none upright among men. They all lay in wait for blood. They hunt every man his brother with a net.

Matthew 26:15

he said, What are ye willing to give me, and I will deliver him to you? And they weighed out to him thirty silver pieces.

Matthew 27:3-4

Then Judas, who betrayed him, after seeing that he was condemned, having repented, he brought back the thirty silver pieces to the chief priests and elders,

Acts 1:18

(Indeed therefore this man obtained a field from the reward of his unrighteousness, and having become headlong, he burst open in the middle and all his bowels gushed out.

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