Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Thy rulers are rebellious, and companions of thieves. Everyone loves bribes, and follows after rewards. They judge not the fatherless, nor does the cause of the widow come to them.

New American Standard Bible

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.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

Your rulers are rebels,
friends of thieves.
They all love graft
and chase after bribes.
They do not defend the rights of the fatherless,
and the widow’s case never comes before them.

International Standard Version

Your princes are rebels and companions of thieves. All of them are lovers of bribes and are runners after gifts. They don't bring justice to orphans, and the widow's case never comes up for review in their court."

American Standard Version

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

Amplified


Your rulers are rebels
And companions of thieves;
Everyone loves bribes
And chases after gifts.
They do not defend the fatherless,
Nor does the widow’s cause come before them [instead they delay or turn a deaf ear].

Bible in Basic English

Your chiefs have gone against the Lord, they have become friends of thieves; every one of them is looking for profit and going after rewards; they do not give right decisions for the child who has no father, and they do not let the cause of the widow come before them.

Darby Translation

thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves; every one loveth presents, and hunteth after rewards; they judge not the fatherless, and the cause of the widow cometh not unto them.

Julia Smith Translation

Thy chiefs turning away, and associates of thieves: every one loving a gift and following recompenses: the orphan they will not judge, and the cause of the widow will not come to them.

King James 2000

Your princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: everyone loves bribes, and follows after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither does the cause of the widow come before them.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Your princes [are] rebels and companions of thieves. Every one loves a bribe and runs after gifts. They do not defend [the] orphan and [the] legal dispute of [the] widow does not come before them.

Modern King James verseion

your rulers are rebellious, and companions of thieves; everyone loves a bribe, and is pursuing rewards; they do not judge the orphan, nor does the cause of the widow come to them.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

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.

NET Bible

Your officials are rebels, they associate with thieves. All of them love bribery, and look for payoffs. They do not take up the cause of the orphan, or defend the rights of the widow.

New Heart English Bible

Your rulers are rebellious, and companions of thieves. Everyone loves bribes, and follows after rewards. They do not judge the fatherless, neither does the cause of the widow come to them.

The Emphasized Bible

Thy rulers, are unruly, and companions of thieves, Every one of the people, loveth a bribe, and runneth after rewards, - The fatherless, they do not vindicate, And, the plea of the widow, reacheth them not.

Webster

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 to them.

World English Bible

Your princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves. Everyone loves bribes, and follows after rewards. They don't judge the fatherless, neither does the cause of the widow come to them.

Youngs Literal Translation

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.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חבר 
Chaber 
Usage: 12

of thieves
גּנּב 
Gannab 
Usage: 17

אהב אהב 
'ahab 
Usage: 212

שׁחד 
Shachad 
Usage: 23

and followeth
רדף 
Radaph 
Usage: 143

שׁלמן 
Shalmon 
Usage: 1

שׁפט 
Shaphat 
Usage: 203

not the fatherless
יתום 
Yathowm 
Usage: 42

רב ריב 
Riyb 
Usage: 60

of the widow
אלמנה 
'almanah 
Usage: 54


come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

References

Context Readings

Purification Of Jerusalem

22 Thy silver has become dross, thy wine mixed with water. 23 Thy rulers are rebellious, and companions of thieves. Everyone loves bribes, and follows after rewards. They judge not the fatherless, nor does the cause of the widow come to them. 24 Therefore says the Lord, LORD of hosts, the Mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of my adversaries, and avenge me of my enemies.



Cross References

Exodus 23:8

And thou shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds those who have sight, and perverts the words of the righteous.

Micah 7:3

Their hands are upon that which is evil to do it diligently. The ruler asks, and the judge [is ready] for a bribe. And the great man, he utters the evil desire of his soul. Thus they weave it together.

Zechariah 7:10

And do not oppress the widow, nor the fatherless, the sojourner, nor the poor man. And let none of you devise evil against his brother in your heart.

Deuteronomy 16:19

Thou shall not distort justice. Thou shall not respect persons, neither shall thou take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise, and perverts the words of the righteous.

2 Chronicles 24:17-21

Now after the death of Jehoiada the rulers of Judah came, and made obeisance to the king. Then the king hearkened to them.

2 Chronicles 36:14

Moreover all the chiefs of the priests, and the people, trespassed very greatly after all the abominations of the nations. And they polluted the house of LORD which he had hallowed in Jerusalem.

Proverbs 17:23

A wicked man receives a bribe out of the bosom, to pervert the ways of justice.

Proverbs 29:24

He who is partner with a thief hates his own soul; he hears the adjuration and utters nothing.

Isaiah 3:14

LORD will enter into judgment with the elders of his people, and the rulers of it. It is ye who have eaten up the vineyard; the spoil of a poor man is in your houses.

Isaiah 10:1-2

Woe to those who decree unrighteous decrees, and to the writers who write perverseness,

Isaiah 33:15

He who walks righteously, and speaks uprightly. He who despises the gain of oppressions, who shakes his hands from taking a bribe, who stops his ears from hearing of blood, and shuts his eyes from looking upon evil.

Jeremiah 5:5

I will go to the great men, and will speak to them, for they know the way of LORD, and the law of their God. But these with one accord have broken the yoke, and burst the bonds.

Jeremiah 5:28-29

They have grown fat. They shine. Yea, they overflow in deeds of wickedness. They do not plead the cause, the cause of the fatherless, that they may prosper. And they do not judge the right of the needy.

Jeremiah 22:17

But thine eyes and thy heart are not but for thy covetousness, and for shedding innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence, to do it.

Ezekiel 22:6-12

Behold, the rulers of Israel, each one according to his power, have been in thee to shed blood.

Daniel 9:5-6

we have sinned, and have dealt perversely, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even turning aside from thy precepts and from thine ordinances,

Hosea 4:18

Their drink has become sour. They play the harlot continually. Her rulers dearly love shame.

Hosea 7:3-5

They make the king glad with their wickedness, and the rulers with their lies.

Hosea 9:15

All their wickedness is in Gilgal, for there I hated them. Because of the wickedness of their doings I will drive them out of my house. I will love them no more. All their rulers are rebels.

Micah 3:1-3

And I said, Hear, I pray you, ye heads of Jacob, and rulers of the house of Israel. Is it not for you to know justice?

Micah 3:11

The heads of it judge for a bribe, and the priests of it teach for a wage, and the prophets of it divine for money. Yet they lean upon LORD, and say, Is not LORD in the midst of us? No evil shall come upon us.

Malachi 3:5

And I will come near to you to judgment, and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against the FALSE swearers, and against those who oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the f

Matthew 21:13

And he says to them, It is written, My house will be called a house of prayer, but ye made it a den of robbers.

Mark 11:17

And he taught, saying to them, Is it not written, My house will be called a house of prayer for all the nations? But ye made it a den of robbers.

Luke 18:2-5

saying, In a certain city there was a judge who did not fear God, and did not regard man.

Luke 19:46

saying to them, It is written, My house is a house of prayer, but ye made it a den of robbers.

Acts 4:5-11

And it came to pass on the morrow, to be assembled in Jerusalem, their rulers, and elders, and scholars,

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