Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"Keep far from a false charge, and do not kill the innocent or the righteous, for I will not acquit the guilty.

King James Version

Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.

Holman Bible

Stay far away from a false accusation. Do not kill the innocent and the just, because I will not justify the guilty.

International Standard Version

Stay far away from a false charge, and don't kill the innocent or the righteous, because I won't acquit the guilty.

A Conservative Version

Keep thee far from a FALSE matter. And do not kill an innocent and righteous man, for I will not justify a wicked man.

American Standard Version

Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.

Amplified

Keep far from a false matter and [be very careful] not to condemn to death the innocent and the righteous, for I will not justify and acquit the wicked.

Bible in Basic English

Keep yourselves far from any false business; never let the upright or him who has done no wrong be put to death: for I will make the evil-doer responsible for his sin.

Darby Translation

Thou shalt keep far from the cause of falsehood; and the innocent and righteous slay not; for I will not justify the wicked.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Keep thee far from a false matter; and slay thou not the innocent and righteous; for I will not justify the wicked.

Julia Smith Translation

From the word of falsehood thou shalt go far away; and the innocent and the just one thou shalt not kill: for I will not justify the unjust one.

King James 2000

Keep far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay you not: for I will not justify the wicked.

Lexham Expanded Bible

You will stay far from a {false charge}, and do not kill [the] innocent and [the] righteous, because I will not declare [the] wicked righteous.

Modern King James verseion

Keep far from a false matter, and do not kill the innocent and righteous. For I will not justify the wicked.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"Keep thee far from a false matter, and the Innocent and righteous see thou slay not; for I will not justify the wicked.

NET Bible

Keep your distance from a false charge -- do not kill the innocent and the righteous, for I will not justify the wicked.

New Heart English Bible

"Keep far from a false charge, and do not kill the innocent and righteous: for I will not justify the wicked.

The Emphasized Bible

From a matter of falsehood, thou shalt keep far away, - and the innocent one and the righteous, do not thou slay, for I will not justify a lawless imam

Webster

Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.

World English Bible

"Keep far from a false charge, and don't kill the innocent and righteous: for I will not justify the wicked.

Youngs Literal Translation

from a false matter thou dost keep far off, and an innocent and righteous man thou dost not slay; for I do not justify a wicked man.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
רחק 
Rachaq 
...far, ...off, ...away, remove, good way
Usage: 57

שׁקר 
Sheqer 
Usage: 113

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

and the innocent
נקיא נקי 
Naqiy 
Usage: 43

and righteous
צדּיק 
Tsaddiyq 
Usage: 206

הרג 
Harag 
Usage: 166

thou not for I will not justify
צדק 
Tsadaq 
Usage: 41

Context Readings

Regulations Regarding Justice

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. 8 "You shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the clear-sighted and subverts the cause of the just.


Cross References

Exodus 34:7

who keeps lovingkindness for thousands, who forgives iniquity, transgression and sin; yet He will by no means leave the guilty unpunished, visiting the iniquity of fathers on the children and on the grandchildren to the third and fourth generations."

Exodus 23:1

"You shall not bear a false report; do not join your hand with a wicked man to be a malicious witness.

Deuteronomy 27:25

'Cursed is he who accepts a bribe to strike down an innocent person.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'

Ephesians 4:25

Therefore, laying aside falsehood, SPEAK TRUTH EACH ONE of you WITH HIS NEIGHBOR, for we are members of one another.

Leviticus 19:11

'You shall not steal, nor deal falsely, nor lie to one another.

Romans 1:18

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,

Exodus 20:13

"You shall not murder.

Deuteronomy 19:16-21

"If a malicious witness rises up against a man to accuse him of wrongdoing,

Job 22:23

"If you return to the Almighty, you will be restored; If you remove unrighteousness far from your tent,

Proverbs 4:14-15

Do not enter the path of the wicked And do not proceed in the way of evil men.

Proverbs 17:15

He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.

Isaiah 33:15

He who walks righteously and speaks with sincerity, He who rejects unjust gain And shakes his hands so that they hold no bribe; He who stops his ears from hearing about bloodshed And shuts his eyes from looking upon evil;

Nahum 1:3

The LORD is slow to anger and great in power, And the LORD will by no means leave the guilty unpunished In whirlwind and storm is His way, And clouds are the dust beneath His feet.

Luke 3:14

Some soldiers were questioning him, saying, "And what about us, what shall we do?" And he said to them, "Do not take money from anyone by force, or accuse anyone falsely, and be content with your wages."

Romans 2:5-6

But because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God,

1 Thessalonians 5:22

abstain from every form of evil.

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