Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

“You must not deny justice to a poor person among you in his lawsuit.

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.

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
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 you see the donkey of someone who hates you lying helpless under its load, and you want to refrain from helping it, you must help with it. 6 “You must not deny justice to a poor person among you in his lawsuit. 7 Stay far away from a false accusation. Do not kill the innocent and the just, because I will not justify the guilty.


Cross References

Exodus 23:2-3

“You must not follow a crowd in wrongdoing. Do not testify in a lawsuit and go along with a crowd to pervert justice.

Leviticus 19:15

“You must not act unjustly when deciding a case. Do not be partial to the poor or give preference to the rich; judge your neighbor fairly.

Deuteronomy 16:19

Do not deny justice or show partiality to anyone. Do not accept a bribe, for it blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the righteous.

Deuteronomy 27:19

‘The one who denies justice to a foreigner, a fatherless child, or a widow is cursed.’
And all the people will say, ‘Amen!’

Ecclesiastes 5:8

If you see oppression of the poor and perversion of justice and righteousness in the province, don’t be astonished at the situation, because one official protects another official, and higher officials protect them.

Isaiah 10:1-2

Woe to those enacting crooked statutes
and writing oppressive laws

Jeremiah 5:28

They have become fat and sleek.
They have also excelled in evil matters.
They have not taken up cases,
such as the case of the fatherless, so they might prosper,
and they have not defended the rights of the needy.

Malachi 3:5

“I will come to you in judgment, and I will be ready to witness against sorcerers and adulterers; against those who swear falsely; against those who oppress the widow and the fatherless, and cheat the wage earner; and against those who deny justice to the foreigner. They do not fear Me,” says the Lord of Hosts.

2 Chronicles 19:7

And now, may the terror of the Lord be on you. Watch what you do, for there is no injustice or partiality or taking bribes with the Lord our God.”

Job 31:13

If I have dismissed the case of my male or female servants
when they made a complaint against me,

Job 31:21-22

if I ever cast my vote against a fatherless child
when I saw that I had support in the city gate,

Psalm 82:3-4

Provide justice for the needy and the fatherless;
uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute.

Jeremiah 6:28

All are stubborn rebels
spreading slander.
They are bronze and iron;
all of them are corrupt.

Jeremiah 7:6

if you no longer oppress the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow and no longer shed innocent blood in this place or follow other gods, bringing harm on yourselves,

Amos 5:11-12

Therefore, because you trample on the poor
and exact a grain tax from him,
you will never live in the houses of cut stone
you have built;
you will never drink the wine
from the lush vineyards
you have planted.

Micah 3:1-4

Then I said, “Now listen, leaders of Jacob,
you rulers of the house of Israel.
Aren’t you supposed to know what is just?

Zephaniah 3:1-4

Woe to the city that is rebellious and defiled,
the oppressive city!

James 2:5-6

Listen, my dear brothers: Didn’t God choose the poor in this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom that He has promised to those who love Him?

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