Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

neither shall thou favor a poor man in his case.

New American Standard Bible

nor shall you be partial to a poor man in his dispute.

King James Version

Neither shalt thou countenance a poor man in his cause.

Holman Bible

Do not show favoritism to a poor person in his lawsuit.

International Standard Version

You are not to show partiality to a poor man in his lawsuit.

American Standard Version

neither shalt thou favor a poor man in his cause.

Amplified

nor shall you favor or be partial to a poor man in his dispute [simply because he is poor].

Bible in Basic English

But, on the other hand, do not be turned from what is right in order to give support to a poor man's cause.

Darby Translation

Neither shalt thou favour a poor man in his cause.

Julia Smith Translation

And the poor one thou shalt not make proud in his cause.

King James 2000

Neither shall you be partial to a poor man in his cause.

Lexham Expanded Bible

You will not be partial to a powerless [person] in his legal dispute.

Modern King James verseion

And you should not favor a poor man in his cause.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

neither shalt thou paint a poor man's cause.

NET Bible

and you must not show partiality to a poor man in his lawsuit.

New Heart English Bible

neither shall you favor a poor man in his cause.

The Emphasized Bible

Even a poor man, shalt thou not prefer in his quarrel.

Webster

Neither shalt thou countenance a poor man in his cause.

World English Bible

neither shall you favor a poor man in his cause.

Youngs Literal Translation

and a poor man thou dost not honour in his strife.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
a poor
דּל 
Dal 
Usage: 48

References

Fausets

Hastings

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Regulations Regarding Justice

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], 3 neither shall thou favor a poor man in his case. 4 If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his donkey going astray, thou shall surely bring it back to him again.


Cross References

Leviticus 19:15

Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment. Thou shall not respect the person of the poor man, nor honor the person of the mighty man, but thou shall judge thy neighbor in righteousness.

Deuteronomy 1:17

Ye shall not respect persons in judgment. Ye shall hear the small and the great alike. Ye shall not be afraid of the face of man, for the judgment is God's. And the case that is too hard for you ye shall bring to me, and I will hea

Psalm 82:2-3

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

James 3:17

But the wisdom from above is indeed first pure, then peaceful, meek, easily entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and non-hypocritical.

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