Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

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

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.

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."

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 ye, make ye pure, Turn aside the evil of your doings, from before Mine eyes, Cease to do evil, learn to do good. 17 Seek judgment, make happy the oppressed, Judge the fatherless, strive for the widow. 18 Come, I pray you, and we reason, saith Jehovah, If your sins are as scarlet, as snow they shall be white, If they are red as crimson, as wool they shall be!



Cross References

Jeremiah 22:3

Thus said Jehovah: Do ye judgment and righteousness, And deliver the plundered from the hand of the oppressor, And sojourner, orphan, and widow, ye do not oppress nor wrong, And innocent blood ye do not shed in this place.

Zephaniah 2:3

Seek Jehovah, all ye humble of the land, Who His judgment have done, Seek ye righteousness, seek humility, It may be ye are hidden in a day of the anger of Jehovah.

Isaiah 1:23

Thy princes are apostates, and companions of thieves, Every one loving a bribe, and pursuing rewards, The fatherless they judge not, And the plea of the widow cometh not to them.

Psalm 82:3-4

Judge ye the weak and fatherless, The afflicted and the poor declare righteous.

Proverbs 31:9

Open thy mouth, judge righteously, Both the cause of the poor and needy!'

Jeremiah 22:15-16

Dost thou reign, because thou art fretting thyself in cedar? Thy father -- did he not eat and drink? Yea, he did judgment and righteousness, Then it is well with him.

Daniel 4:27

'Therefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and thy sins by righteousness break off, and thy perversity by pitying the poor, lo, it is a lengthening of thine ease.

Micah 6:8

He hath declared to thee, O man, what is good; Yea, what is Jehovah requiring of thee, Except -- to do judgment, and love kindness, And lowly to walk with thy God?

Zechariah 7:9-10

'Thus spake Jehovah of Hosts, saying: True judgment judge ye, And kindness and mercy do one with another.

Zechariah 8:16

These are the things that ye do: Speak ye truth each with his neighbour, Truth and peaceful judgment judge in your gates,

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