Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"You shall not pervert the justice due to your needy brother in his dispute.

King James Version

Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause.

Holman Bible

"You must not deny justice to the poor among you in his lawsuit.

International Standard Version

"You are not to pervert justice for the poor among you in their lawsuits.

A Conservative Version

Thou shall not distort the justice [due] to thy poor in his case.

American Standard Version

Thou shalt not wrest the justice due to thy poor in his cause.

Amplified

You shall not pervert the justice due to your poor in his cause.

Bible in Basic English

Let no wrong decisions be given in the poor man's cause.

Darby Translation

Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of thy poor in his cause.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Thou shalt not pervert the rights of thy poor in his cause.

Julia Smith Translation

Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of thy needy in his cause.

King James 2000

You shall not pervert the justice of your poor in his dispute.

Lexham Expanded Bible

" 'You will not pervert the justice of your poor in his legal dispute.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Thou shalt not hinder the right of the poor that are among you in their suit.

NET Bible

"You must not turn away justice for your poor people in their lawsuits.

New Heart English Bible

"You shall not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits.

The Emphasized Bible

Thou shalt not pervert the vindication of thy needy one in his quarrel.

Webster

Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause.

World English Bible

"You shall not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits.

Youngs Literal Translation

'Thou dost not turn aside the judgment of thy needy one in his strife;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
משׁפּט 
Mishpat 
Usage: 421

of thy poor
אביון 
'ebyown 
Usage: 61

References

Context Readings

Regulations Regarding Justice

5 "If you see the donkey of one who hates you lying helpless under its load, you shall refrain from leaving it to him, you shall surely release it with him. 6 "You shall not pervert the justice due to your needy brother in his dispute. 7 "Keep far from a false charge, and do not kill the innocent or the righteous, for I will not acquit the guilty.


Cross References

Exodus 23:2-3

"You shall not follow the masses in doing evil, nor shall you testify in a dispute so as to turn aside after a multitude in order to pervert justice;

Leviticus 19:15

'You shall do no injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor nor defer to the great, but you are to judge your neighbor fairly.

Deuteronomy 16:19

"You shall not distort justice; you shall not be partial, and you shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.

Deuteronomy 27:19

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

Ecclesiastes 5:8

If you see oppression of the poor and denial of justice and righteousness in the province, do not be shocked at the sight; for one official watches over another official, and there are higher officials over them.

Isaiah 10:1-2

Woe to those who enact evil statutes And to those who constantly record unjust decisions,

Jeremiah 5:28

'They are fat, they are sleek, They also excel in deeds of wickedness; They do not plead the cause, The cause of the orphan, that they may prosper; And they do not defend the rights of the poor.

Malachi 3:5

"Then I will draw near to you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers and against those who swear falsely, and against those who oppress the wage earner in his wages, the widow and the orphan, and those who turn aside the alien and do not fear Me," says the LORD of hosts.

2 Chronicles 19:7

"Now then let the fear of the LORD be upon you; be very careful what you do, for the LORD our God will have no part in unrighteousness or partiality or the taking of a bribe."

Job 31:13

"If I have despised the claim of my male or female slaves When they filed a complaint against me,

Job 31:21-22

If I have lifted up my hand against the orphan, Because I saw I had support in the gate,

Psalm 82:3-4

Vindicate the weak and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.

Jeremiah 6:28

All of them are stubbornly rebellious, Going about as a talebearer They are bronze and iron; They, all of them, are corrupt.

Jeremiah 7:6

if you do not oppress the alien, the orphan, or the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place, nor walk after other gods to your own ruin,

Amos 5:11-12

Therefore because you impose heavy rent on the poor And exact a tribute of grain from them, Though you have built houses of well-hewn stone, Yet you will not live in them; You have planted pleasant vineyards, yet you will not drink their wine.

Micah 3:1-4

And I said, "Hear now, heads of Jacob And rulers of the house of Israel Is it not for you to know justice?

Zephaniah 3:1-4

Woe to her who is rebellious and defiled, The tyrannical city!

James 2:5-6

Listen, my beloved brethren: did not God choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?

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