Parallel Verses

King James Version

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

New American Standard Bible

Learn to do good;
Seek justice,
Reprove the ruthless,
Defend the orphan,
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 good.
Seek justice,
Rebuke the ruthless,
Defend the fatherless,
Plead for the [rights of the] widow [in court].

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.

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

the oppressed
חמוץ 
Chamowts 
Usage: 1

שׁפט 
Shaphat 
Usage: 203

יתום 
Yathowm 
Usage: 42

רוּב ריבo 
Riyb 
Usage: 66

References

Context Readings

Purification Of Jerusalem

16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; 17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. 18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.



Cross References

Jeremiah 22:3

Thus saith the LORD; Execute ye judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place.

Zephaniah 2:3

Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD'S anger.

Isaiah 1:23

Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.

Psalm 82:3-4

Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.

Proverbs 31:9

Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.

Jeremiah 22:15-16

Shalt thou reign, because thou closest thyself in cedar? did not thy father eat and drink, and do judgment and justice, and then it was well with him?

Daniel 4:27

Wherefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by shewing mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of thy tranquillity.

Micah 6:8

He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

Zechariah 7:9-10

Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and shew mercy and compassions every man to his brother:

Zechariah 8:16

These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates:

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