Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

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 a poor person among you in his lawsuit.

International Standard Version

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

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

“You shall not pervert (bend) the justice due to your poor in his dispute.

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.

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
the judgment
משׁפּט 
Mishpat 
Usage: 421

of thy poor
H34
אביון 
'ebyown 
Usage: 61

References

American

Hastings

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Regulations Regarding Justice

5 If thou see the donkey of him who hates thee lying under his burden, thou shall refrain leaving him. Thou shall surely release [it] with him. 6 Thou shall not distort the justice [due] to thy poor in his case. 7 Keep thee far from a FALSE matter. And do not kill an innocent and righteous man, for I will not justify a wicked man.


Cross References

Exodus 23:2-3

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],

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 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.

Deuteronomy 27:19

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

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.

Isaiah 10:1-2

Woe to those who decree unrighteous decrees, and to the writers who write perverseness,

Jeremiah 5:28

They have grown fat. They shine. Yea, they overflow in deeds of wickedness. They do not plead the cause, the cause of the fatherless, that they may prosper. And they do not judge the right of the needy.

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

2 Chronicles 19:7

Now therefore let the fear of LORD be upon you. Take heed and do it. For there is no iniquity with LORD our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of bribes.

Job 31:13

If I have despised the case of my man-servant or of my maid-servant when they contended with me,

Job 31:21-22

if I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, because I saw my help in the gate,

Psalm 82:3-4

Judge the poor man and the orphan. Do justice to the afflicted and destitute man.

Jeremiah 6:28

They are all grievous revolters, going about with slanders. They are brass and iron. They all of them deal corruptly.

Jeremiah 7:6

if ye do not oppress the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, nor walk after other gods to your own hurt,

Amos 5:11-12

Inasmuch therefore as ye trample upon the poor, and take exactions of wheat from him. Ye have built houses of hewn stone, but ye shall not dwell in them. Ye have planted pleasant vineyards, but ye shall not drink the wine thereof.

Micah 3:1-4

And I said, Hear, I pray you, ye 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 polluted, to the oppressing city!

James 2:5-6

Listen, my beloved brothers, did not God choose the poor of the world, rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom, which he promised to those who love him?

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