Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 away from a false charge or action, and do not condemn to death the innocent or the righteous, for I will not justify and acquit the guilty.

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.

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 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. 8 And thou shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds those who have sight, and perverts the words of the righteous.


Cross References

Exodus 34:7

keeping loving kindness for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and who will by no means clear [the guilty], visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, upon the th

Exodus 23:1

Thou shall not take up a FALSE report. Do not put thy hand with the wicked man to be an unrighteous witness.

Deuteronomy 27:25

Cursed be he who takes a bribe to kill an innocent man. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Ephesians 4:25

Therefore having put off falsehood, let each man speak truth with his neighbor, because we are body-parts of each other.

Leviticus 19:11

Ye shall not steal, nor shall ye deal falsely, nor lie one to another.

Romans 1:18

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

Exodus 20:13

Thou shall not murder.

Deuteronomy 19:16-21

If an unrighteous witness rises up against any man to testify against him of wrong-doing,

Job 22:23

If thou return to the Almighty, thou shall be built up, thou put away unrighteousness far from thy tents.

Proverbs 4:14-15

Enter not into the path of the wicked, and walk not in the way of evil men.

Proverbs 17:15

He who justifies a wicked man, and he who condemns a righteous man, both of them alike are an abomination to LORD.

Isaiah 33:15

He who walks righteously, and speaks uprightly. He who despises the gain of oppressions, who shakes his hands from taking a bribe, who stops his ears from hearing of blood, and shuts his eyes from looking upon evil.

Nahum 1:3

LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will by no means clear [the guilty]. LORD has his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.

Luke 3:14

And men who were soldiers also questioned him, saying, And we, what should we do? And he said to them, Do violence to no man, nor accuse falsely, and be content with your wages.

Romans 2:5-6

But according to thy hardness, and thy impenitent heart, thou store up wrath to thyself in the day of wrath, and revelation, and righteous judgment of God,

1 Thessalonians 5:22

Abstain from all appearance of evil.

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