Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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?

King James Version

Yet saith the house of Israel, The way of the Lord is not equal. O house of Israel, are not my ways equal? are not your ways unequal?

Holman Bible

But the house of Israel says, ‘The Lord’s way isn’t fair.’ Is it My ways that are unfair, house of Israel? Instead, isn’t it your ways that are unfair?

International Standard Version

Yet Israel's house keeps saying, "The LORD isn't being consistent with his standards.' Is it my behavior that's inconsistent with my standards? Is it not your behavior that's inconsistent with my standards?"

A Conservative Version

Yet the house of Israel says, The way of LORD is not equitable. O house of Israel, are not my ways equitable? Are not your ways inequitable?

American Standard Version

Yet saith the house of Israel, The way of the Lord is not equal. O house of Israel, are not my ways equal? are not your ways unequal?

Amplified

Yet the house of Israel says, ‘The way of the Lord is not right!’ O house of Israel, are My ways not right? Is it not your ways that are not right?

Bible in Basic English

But still the children of Israel say, The way of the Lord is not equal. O children of Israel, are my ways not equal? are not your ways unequal?

Darby Translation

But the house of Israel say, The way of the Lord is not equal. O house of Israel, are not my ways equal? Is it not your ways that are unequal?

Julia Smith Translation

And the house of Israel said, The way of Jehovah will not make even. Will not my ways make even, O house of Israel, shall not your way not make even?

King James 2000

Yet says the house of Israel, The way of the Lord is not equal. O house of Israel, are not my ways equal? are not your ways unequal?

Lexham Expanded Bible

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?}

Modern King James verseion

Yet says the house of Israel: The way of Jehovah is not fair. O house of Israel, are not My ways fair? Are not your ways unfair?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And yet sayeth the house of Israel, 'Tush, the way of the LORD is not equal.' Are my ways unright, O ye house of Israel? Are not your ways rather unequal?

NET Bible

Yet the house of Israel says, 'The Lord's conduct is unjust!' Is my conduct unjust, O house of Israel? Is it not your conduct that is unjust?

New Heart English Bible

Yet the house of Israel says, "The way of the Lord is not fair." "House of Israel, aren't my ways fair? Aren't your ways unfair?"

The Emphasized Bible

Can the house of Israel then say- The way of My Lord will not be equal? Will my ways, not be equal O house of Israel? Will not your ways be unequal?

Webster

Yet saith the house of Israel, The way of the Lord is not equal. O house of Israel, are not my ways equal? are not your ways unequal?

World English Bible

Yet says the house of Israel, The way of the Lord is not equal. house of Israel, are not my ways equal? Aren't your ways unequal?

Youngs Literal Translation

And the house of Israel have said, Not pondered is the way of the Lord, My ways -- are they not pondered? O house of Israel -- are not your ways unpondered?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
the house
בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

of Israel
ישׂראל 
Yisra'el 
ישׂראל 
Yisra'el 
Usage: 2505
Usage: 2505

דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

of the Lord
אדני 
'Adonay 
Usage: 438

is not equal
תּכן 
Takan 
Usage: 18

O house
בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

are not my ways
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

28 Because he saw and left all his rebellions that he has committed, he shall surely live; he shall not die. 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? 30 Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, each one according to his ways, said the Lord GOD. Repent and turn yourselves from all your iniquities, so iniquity shall not be your ruin.


Cross References

Proverbs 19:3

The foolishness of man perverts his way, and his heart is wroth against the LORD.

Ezekiel 18:2

What mean ye, that ye use this saying concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes and the children's teeth are set on edge?

Ezekiel 18:25

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?

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