Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Learn to do good; Seek justice, Reprove the ruthless, Defend the orphan, Plead for the widow.

King James Version

Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.

Holman Bible

Learn to do what is good. Seek justice. Correct the oppressor. Defend the rights of the fatherless. Plead the widow's cause.

International Standard Version

Learn to practice what is good; seek justice, alleviate oppression, defend orphans in court, and plead the widow's case.

A Conservative Version

Learn to do good. Seek justice, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.

American Standard Version

learn to do well; seek justice, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.

Amplified

Learn to do right! Seek justice, relieve the oppressed, and correct the oppressor. Defend the fatherless, plead for the widow.

Bible in Basic English

Take pleasure in well-doing; let your ways be upright, keep down the cruel, give a right decision for the child who has no father, see to the cause of the widow.

Darby Translation

learn to do well: seek judgment, gladden the oppressed, do justice to the fatherless, plead for the widow.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

learn to do good; seek judgment; restore unto the oppressed; hear the fatherless in right judgment; protect the widow.

Julia Smith Translation

Learn to do good; seek out judgment, lead right the oppressor, judge the orphan, contend for the widow.

King James 2000

Learn to do good; seek justice, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Learn to do good! Seek justice! Rescue [the] oppressed! Defend [the] orphan! Plead for [the] widow!

Modern King James verseion

learn to do good; seek judgment, reprove the oppressor. Judge the orphan, plead for the widow.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Study to do righteously, and help the oppressed. Avenge the fatherless and defend the cause of widows. Come, let us show each his grief to other and make an atonement, saith the LORD.

NET Bible

Learn to do what is right! Promote justice! Give the oppressed reason to celebrate! Take up the cause of the orphan! Defend the rights of the widow!

New Heart English Bible

Learn to do well. Seek justice. Relieve the oppressed. Judge the fatherless. Plead for the widow."

The Emphasized Bible

Learn to do well - Seek justice, Correct the oppressor, - Vindicate the fatherless, Plead the cause of the widow,

Webster

Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.

World English Bible

Learn to do well. Seek justice. Relieve the oppressed. Judge the fatherless. Plead for the widow."

Youngs Literal Translation

Seek judgment, make happy the oppressed, Judge the fatherless, strive for the widow.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
to do well
יטב 
Yatab 
Usage: 115

דּרשׁ 
Darash 
Usage: 164

אשׁר אשׁר 
'ashar 
Usage: 16

חמוץ 
Chamowts 
Usage: 1

שׁפט 
Shaphat 
Usage: 203

יתום 
Yathowm 
Usage: 42

רוּב ריבo 
Riyb 
Usage: 66

Context Readings

Purification Of Jerusalem

16 "Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Remove the evil of your deeds from My sight Cease to do evil, 17 Learn to do good; Seek justice, Reprove the ruthless, Defend the orphan, Plead for the widow. 18 "Come now, and let us reason together," Says the LORD, "Though your sins are as scarlet, They will be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They will be like wool.



Cross References

Jeremiah 22:3

'Thus says the LORD, "Do justice and righteousness, and deliver the one who has been robbed from the power of his oppressor Also do not mistreat or do violence to the stranger, the orphan, or the widow; and do not shed innocent blood in this place.

Zephaniah 2:3

Seek the LORD, All you humble of the earth Who have carried out His ordinances; Seek righteousness, seek humility Perhaps you will be hidden In the day of the LORD'S anger.

Isaiah 1:23

Your rulers are rebels And companions of thieves; Everyone loves a bribe And chases after rewards They do not defend the orphan, Nor does the widow's plea come before them.

Psalm 82:3-4

Vindicate the weak and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.

Proverbs 31:9

Open your mouth, judge righteously, And defend the rights of the afflicted and needy.

Jeremiah 22:15-16

"Do you become a king because you are competing in cedar? Did not your father eat and drink And do justice and righteousness? Then it was well with him.

Daniel 4:27

'Therefore, O king, may my advice be pleasing to you: break away now from your sins by doing righteousness and from your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor, in case there may be a prolonging of your prosperity.'

Micah 6:8

He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God?

Zechariah 7:9-10

"Thus has the LORD of hosts said, 'Dispense true justice and practice kindness and compassion each to his brother;

Zechariah 8:16

'These are the things which you should do: speak the truth to one another; judge with truth and judgment for peace in your gates.



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