Parallel Verses

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?

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?

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

now, O house
בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

of Israel
ישׂראל 
Yisra'el 
Usage: 2505

Is not my way
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

תּכן 
Takan 
Usage: 18

are not your ways
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

Context Readings

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

24 And {when the righteous turns} from his righteousness, so that he does injustice, and does all of the detestable things that the wicked do, then will he live [because of] all of his righteousness that he did? [Those things] will not be remembered because of his infidelity that he displayed, and because of his {sin that he committed}. Through them he shall die. 25 "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? 26 When the righteous turns from his righteousness, and he does injustice, then he will die because of them; because of his injustice that he did he will die!


Cross References

Ezekiel 33:17

"Yet {your people} say, 'The way of the Lord is not fair!' [yet] their way is not fair.

Genesis 18:25

Far be it from you to do such a thing as this, to kill [the] righteous with [the] wicked, that the righteous would be as the wicked! Far be it from you! Will not the Judge of all the earth do justice?"

Jeremiah 12:1

You [will be] in the right, Yahweh, when I complain to you. Even so, let me speak [my] claims with you. Why does [the] way of [the] wicked succeed? All those who deal treacherously with treachery are at ease.

Ezekiel 33:20

Yet you said, 'The way of the Lord is not fair!' I will judge you, house of Israel, each [person] according to his ways."

Zephaniah 3:5

Yahweh [is] righteous in her midst; he does not do wickedness. {Morning by morning} he renders his judgment; at dawn he does not fail, but an evil one knows no shame.

Malachi 2:17

You have wearied Yahweh with your words, but you ask, "With what have we wearied [him]?" [You have done so] {when you say}, "Everyone who does evil [is] good in the {sight} of Yahweh, and in them he delights," or "Where [is] the God of justice?"

Malachi 3:13-15

"Your words have been harsh against me," says Yahweh. "But you say, 'How have we spoken together against you?'

Ezekiel 18:29

And [yet] they, the house of Israel, say, 'The way of the Lord is not fair!' [Are] not my ways fair, house of Israel? {Are not your ways unfair?}

Deuteronomy 32:4

The Rock, his work [is] perfect, for all his ways [are] just; [he is] a faithful God, and {without injustice}; righteous and upright [is] he.

Job 32:2

So Elihu the son of Barakel the Buzite, from the clan of Ram, {became angry}. {He became angry} at Job because he justified himself rather than God,

Job 34:5-10

for Job has said, 'I am righteous, but God has taken away my justice.

Job 35:2

"Do you think this [is] justice when you say, '{I am right} before God'?

Job 40:8

"Indeed, would you annul my justice? Would you condemn me, so that you might be righteous?

Job 42:4-6

'Hear and I will speak; I will question you, then inform me.'

Psalm 50:6

And [the] heavens declare his righteousness, because God himself is judge. Selah

Psalm 50:21

These [things] you have done, and I have been silent; You imagined that I was just like you. I will rebuke you and present [an argument] before your eyes.

Psalm 145:17

Yahweh [is] righteous in all his ways, and loyal in all his works.

Jeremiah 2:17-23

Did you not do this to yourself, [by] forsaking Yahweh, your God, at the time of your leading in the way?

Jeremiah 2:29-37

Why do you complain to me? All of you have {rebelled against me}," {declares} Yahweh.

Jeremiah 16:10-13

{And then} when you tell this people all these words and they ask you, '{Why} has Yahweh pronounced against us all this great evil, and what [is] our iniquity, and what [is] our sin that we have sinned against Yahweh our God?'

Matthew 20:11-15

And [when they] received [it], they began to complain against the master of the house,

Romans 2:5-6

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

Romans 3:5

But if our unrighteousness demonstrates the righteousness of God, what shall we say? God, who inflicts wrath, [is] not unjust, [is he]? (I am speaking according to a human perspective.)

Romans 3:20

For by the works of the law {no person will be declared righteous} before him, for through the law [comes] knowledge of sin.

Romans 9:20

On the contrary, O man, who are you who answers back to God? Will what is molded say to the one who molded [it], "Why did you make me like this"?

Romans 10:3

For ignoring the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God.

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