Parallel Verses

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.

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 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.

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 Thus saith the LORD God: Wash and be clean; put away the wickedness of your imaginations out of my sight. Cease to do evil and learn to do well. 17 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. 18 And so though your sins be like to purple, they shall be made as white as snow; and though they be as red as scarlet, they shall be made like white wool.



Cross References

Jeremiah 22:3

Thus the LORD commandeth: Keep equity and righteousness, deliver the oppressed from the power of the violent: do not grieve nor oppress the stranger, the fatherless nor the widow, and shed no innocent blood in this place.

Zephaniah 2:3

Yea, or the day of the LORD's sore displeasure come upon you. Seek the LORD, all ye meek hearted upon earth, ye that work after his judgment: seek righteousness, seek lowliness, that ye may be defended in the wrathful day of the LORD.

Isaiah 1:23

Thy princes are traitors and companions of thieves. They love gifts altogether, and gape for rewards. As for the fatherless, they help him not to his right, neither will they let the widows causes come before them.

Psalm 82:3-4

Defend the poor and fatherless, see that such as be in need and necessity have right.

Proverbs 31:9

With thy mouth defend the thing that is lawful and right, and the cause of the poor and helpless.

Jeremiah 22:15-16

Thinkest thou to reign, now that thou provokest me to wrath with thy Cedar trees? Did not thy father eat and drink, and prosper well, as long as he dealt with equity and righteousness?

Daniel 4:27

Wherefore, O king, be content with my counsel, that thou mayest lose thy sins with righteousness, and thine offenses with mercy to poor people: for such things shall prolong thy peace."

Micah 6:8

I will show thee, O man, what is good, and what the LORD requireth of thee: Namely, to do right, to have pleasure in loving-kindness, to be lowly, and to walk with thy God.

Zechariah 7:9-10

"Thus sayeth the LORD of Hosts, 'Execute true judgment, and show mercy and loving-kindness, every man to his brother.

Zechariah 8:16

Now the things that ye shall do, are these: Speak every man the truth unto his neighbour, execute judgment truly, and peaceably within your ports,

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