Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

And moreover I saw under the sun, in the place of justice, that wickedness was there, and in the place of righteousness, that wickedness was there.

New American Standard Bible

Furthermore, I have seen under the sun that in the place of justice there is wickedness and in the place of righteousness there is wickedness.

King James Version

And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there.

Holman Bible

I also observed under the sun: there is wickedness at the place of judgment and there is wickedness at the place of righteousness.

International Standard Version

I also examined on earth: where the halls of justice were supposed to be, there was lawlessness; and where the righteous were supposed to be, there was lawlessness. 17I told myself, "God will judge both the righteous and the wicked, because there is a time set to judge every event and every work."

American Standard Version

And moreover I saw under the sun, in the place of justice, that wickedness was there; and in the place of righteousness, that wickedness was there.

Amplified

Moreover, I have seen under the sun that in the place of justice there is wickedness, and in the place of righteousness there is wickedness.

Bible in Basic English

And again, I saw under the sun, in the place of the judges, that evil was there; and in the place of righteousness, that evil was there.

Darby Translation

And moreover I saw under the sun, that in the place of judgment, wickedness was there; and in the place of righteousness, wickedness was there.

Julia Smith Translation

And yet I saw under the sun the place of judgment, there the unjust one; and the place of the just one, there the unjust one.

King James 2000

And moreover I saw under the sun the place of justice, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there.

Lexham Expanded Bible

I saw something else under the sun: instead of justice [there was] evil; instead of righteousness [there was] wickedness.

Modern King James verseion

And again I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that wickedness was there.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Moreover, I saw under the sun ungodliness in the stead of judgment, and iniquity instead of righteousness.

NET Bible

I saw something else on earth: In the place of justice, there was wickedness, and in the place of fairness, there was wickedness.

New Heart English Bible

Moreover I saw under the sun, in the place of justice, that wickedness was there; and in the place of righteousness, that wickedness was there.

The Emphasized Bible

Then, again, I saw under the sun, the place of justice, that there was lawlessness, and, the place of righteousness, that there was lawlessness.

Webster

And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there.

World English Bible

Moreover I saw under the sun, in the place of justice, that wickedness was there; and in the place of righteousness, that wickedness was there.

Youngs Literal Translation

And again, I have seen under the sun the place of judgment -- there is the wicked; and the place of righteousness -- there is the wicked.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

under the sun
שׁמשׁ 
Shemesh 
Usage: 134

the place
מקמה מקומה מקם מקום 
Maqowm 
Usage: 401

רשׁע 
Resha` 
Usage: 30

was there and the place
מקמה מקומה מקם מקום 
Maqowm 
Usage: 401

רשׁע 
Resha` 
Usage: 30

References

Context Readings

God's Mysterious Plan Allows Injustice To Exist In The World

15 That which is, has been long ago, and that which is to be, has long ago been. And God seeks again that which has passed away. 16 And moreover I saw under the sun, in the place of justice, that wickedness was there, and in the place of righteousness, that wickedness was there. 17 I said in my heart, God will judge the righteous man and the wicked man, for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 5:8

If thou see the oppression of a poor man, and the violent wresting of justice and righteousness in a province, marvel not at the matter. For [a man] higher than the high is observing, and there are higher [men] than they.

1 Kings 21:9-21

And she wrote in the letters, saying, Proclaim a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people.

Psalm 58:1-2

Do ye indeed speak righteousness in silence? Do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men?

Psalm 82:2-5

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

Psalm 94:21-22

They gather themselves together against the soul of a righteous man, and condemn innocent blood.

Isaiah 59:14

And justice is turned away backward, and righteousness stands afar off. For truth has fallen in the street, and uprightness cannot enter.

Micah 2:2

And they covet fields, and seize them, and houses, and take them away. And they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.

Micah 7:3

Their hands are upon that which is evil to do it diligently. The ruler asks, and the judge [is ready] for a bribe. And the great man, he utters the evil desire of his soul. Thus they weave it together.

Zephaniah 3:3

Her rulers in the midst of her are roaring lions. Her judges are evening wolves. They leave nothing till the morrow.

Matthew 26:59

Now the chief priests and the elders and the whole council sought FALSE testimony against Jesus, so that they might put him to death,

Acts 23:3

Then Paul said to him, God is going to smite thee, a whitewashed wall. Thou even sit judging me according to the law, and violating law, thou command me to be struck?

James 2:6

But ye have dishonored the poor man. Do not the rich exploit you, and they themselves drag you into courts?

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