Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"Yet you say, 'The way of the Lord is not right ' Hear now, O house of Israel! Is My way not right? Is it not your ways that are not right?

King James Version

Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. Hear now, O house of Israel; Is not my way equal? are not your ways unequal?

Holman Bible

"But you say: The Lord's way isn't fair. Now listen, house of Israel: Is it My way that is unfair? Instead, isn't it your ways that are unfair?

International Standard Version

"Yet you keep saying, "The LORD isn't being consistent with his standards.' Pay attention, you house of Israel: Is my behavior really inconsistent with my standards? Isn't it your behavior that isn't just?

A Conservative Version

Yet ye say, The way of LORD is not equitable. Hear now, O house of Israel. Is not my way equitable? Are not your ways inequitable?

American Standard Version

Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. Hear now, O house of Israel: Is not my way equal? are not your ways unequal?

Amplified

Yet you say, The way of the Lord is not fair and just. Hear now, O house of Israel: Is not My way fair and just? Are not your ways unfair and unjust?

Bible in Basic English

But you say, The way of the Lord is not equal. Give ear, now, O children of Israel; is my way not equal? are not your ways unequal?

Darby Translation

And ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. Hear then, house of Israel. Is not my way equal? are not your ways unequal?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And if ye say, The way of the Lord is not straight. Hear now, O house of Israel: Is my way not straight? Are not your ways crooked?

Julia Smith Translation

And ye said, The way of Jehovah will not make even. Hear ye now, O house of Israel; shall not my way make even? shall not your ways make hot even?

King James 2000

Yet you say, The way of the Lord is not equal. Hear now, O house of Israel; Is not my way equal? are not your ways unequal?

Lexham Expanded Bible

"Yet you say, 'The way of the Lord is not fair!' Listen, now, house of Israel, is my way not fair? [Is it] not your ways [that] are not fair?

Modern King James verseion

Yet you say, The way of Jehovah is not fair. Hear now, O house of Israel: Is not My way fair? Are your ways not unfair?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But you will say, 'The way of the Lord is not equal.' Here I pray you, ye house of Israel. Is not my way equal?

NET Bible

"Yet you say, 'The Lord's conduct is unjust!' Hear, O house of Israel: Is my conduct unjust? Is it not your conduct that is unjust?

New Heart English Bible

"'Yet you say, "The way of the Lord is not equal." Hear now, house of Israel: "Is my way not equal? Aren't your ways unequal?"

The Emphasized Bible

Can ye then say - The way of My Lord will not be equal? Hear I pray you O house of Israel, Will my way, not be equal? Will not your ways be unequal?

Webster

Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. Hear now, O house of Israel; Is not my way equal? are not your ways unequal?

World English Bible

Yet you say, The way of the Lord is not equal. Hear now, house of Israel: Is my way not equal? Aren't your ways unequal?

Youngs Literal Translation

And ye have said, Not pondered is the way of the Lord. Hear, I pray you, O house of Israel, My way -- is it not pondered? Are not your ways unpondered?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Yet ye say

Usage: 0

דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

of the Lord
אדני 
'Adonay 
Usage: 438

is not equal
תּכן 
Takan 
Usage: 18

בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

of Israel
ישׂראל 
Yisra'el 
Usage: 2505

Is not my way
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

תּכן 
Takan 
Usage: 18

דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

Context Readings

God's Just Treatment Of Individuals, Both Righteous And Wicked

24 "But when a righteous man turns away from his righteousness, commits iniquity and does according to all the abominations that a wicked man does, will he live? All his righteous deeds which he has done will not be remembered for his treachery which he has committed and his sin which he has committed; for them he will die. 25 "Yet you say, 'The way of the Lord is not right ' Hear now, O house of Israel! Is My way not right? Is it not your ways that are not right? 26 "When a righteous man turns away from his righteousness, commits iniquity and dies because of it, for his iniquity which he has committed he will die.


Cross References

Ezekiel 33:17

"Yet your fellow citizens say, 'The way of the Lord is not right,' when it is their own way that is not right.

Genesis 18:25

"Far be it from You to do such a thing, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike. Far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth deal justly?"

Jeremiah 12:1

Righteous are You, O LORD, that I would plead my case with You; Indeed I would discuss matters of justice with You: Why has the way of the wicked prospered? Why are all those who deal in treachery at ease?

Ezekiel 33:20

"Yet you say, 'The way of the Lord is not right.' O house of Israel, I will judge each of you according to his ways."

Zephaniah 3:5

The LORD is righteous within her; He will do no injustice Every morning He brings His justice to light; He does not fail But the unjust knows no shame.

Malachi 2:17

You have wearied the LORD with your words Yet you say, "How have we wearied Him?" In that you say, "Everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and He delights in them," or, "Where is the God of justice?"

Malachi 3:13-15

"Your words have been arrogant against Me," says the LORD. "Yet you say, 'What have we spoken against You?'

Ezekiel 18:29

"But the house of Israel says, 'The way of the Lord is not right.' Are My ways not right, O house of Israel? Is it not your ways that are not right?

Deuteronomy 32:4

"The Rock! His work is perfect, For all His ways are just; A God of faithfulness and without injustice, Righteous and upright is He.

Job 32:2

But the anger of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram burned; against Job his anger burned because he justified himself before God.

Job 34:5-10

"For Job has said, 'I am righteous, But God has taken away my right;

Job 35:2

"Do you think this is according to justice? Do you say, 'My righteousness is more than God's'?

Job 40:8

"Will you really annul My judgment? Will you condemn Me that you may be justified?

Job 42:4-6

'Hear, now, and I will speak; I will ask You, and You instruct me.'

Psalm 50:6

And the heavens declare His righteousness, For God Himself is judge. Selah.

Psalm 50:21

"These things you have done and I kept silence; You thought that I was just like you; I will reprove you and state the case in order before your eyes.

Psalm 145:17

The LORD is righteous in all His ways And kind in all His deeds.

Jeremiah 2:17-23

"Have you not done this to yourself By your forsaking the LORD your God When He led you in the way?

Jeremiah 2:29-37

"Why do you contend with Me? You have all transgressed against Me," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 16:10-13

"Now when you tell this people all these words, they will say to you, 'For what reason has the LORD declared all this great calamity against us? And what is our iniquity, or what is our sin which we have committed against the LORD our God?'

Matthew 20:11-15

"When they received it, they grumbled at the landowner,

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,

Romans 3:5

But if our unrighteousness demonstrates the righteousness of God, what shall we say? The God who inflicts wrath is not unrighteous, is He? (I am speaking in human terms.)

Romans 3:20

because by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the Law comes the knowledge of sin.

Romans 9:20

On the contrary, who are you, O man, who answers back to God? The thing molded will not say to the molder, "Why did you make me like this," will it?

Romans 10:3

For not knowing about God's righteousness and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God.

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