Parallel Verses

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.

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 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 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 judgment of your poor in his cause. 7 Keep far from a false matter, and do not kill the innocent and righteous. For I will not justify the wicked. 8 And you shall take no bribe, for the bribe blinds the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.


Cross References

Exodus 34:7

keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of fathers on the sons, and on the sons of sons, to the third and to the fourth generation.

Exodus 23:1

You shall not raise a false report. Do not put your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.

Deuteronomy 27:25

Cursed is he who takes reward to kill an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Ephesians 4:25

Therefore putting away lying, let each man speak truth with his neighbor, for we are members of one another.

Leviticus 19:11

You shall not steal, nor lie, nor be deceitful 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 kill.

Deuteronomy 19:16-21

If a false witness rises up against any man to testify a falling away against him,

Job 22:23

If you return to the Almighty, you shall be built up; you shall put away injustice far from your tents.

Proverbs 4:14-15

Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not into the way of evil.

Proverbs 17:15

He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the just, even both of them are hateful to Jehovah.

Isaiah 33:15

He who walks righteously and speaks uprightly; he who despises the gain of oppressions, who shakes his hands free from holding bribes, who stops his ear from hearing of blood, and shuts his eyes from seeing evil;

Nahum 1:3

Jehovah is slow to anger, and great in power. And He does not by any means acquit the guilty. Jehovah has His way in the tempest and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of His feet.

Luke 3:14

And the soldiers also asked of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said to them, Do not forcibly extort anyone, nor accuse any falsely. And be content with your wages.

Romans 2:5-6

But according to your hardness and your impenitent heart, do you treasure up wrath for yourself in a day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God,

1 Thessalonians 5:22

Abstain from every appearance of evil.

Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers.

International Standard Version Copyright © 1996-2008 by the ISV Foundation.

New American Standard Bible Copyright ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved. For Permission to Quote Information visit http://www.lockman.org

NET Bible copyright © 1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. NetBible

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain