Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

And his delight shall be in the fear of LORD. And he shall not judge according to the sight of his eyes, nor decide according to the hearing of his ears,

New American Standard Bible

And He will delight in the fear of the Lord,
And He will not judge by what His eyes see,
Nor make a decision by what His ears hear;

King James Version

And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:

Holman Bible

His delight will be in the fear of the Lord.
He will not judge
by what He sees with His eyes,
He will not execute justice
by what He hears with His ears,

International Standard Version

His delight will be in the fear of the LORD. He won't judge by what his eyes see, nor decide disputes by what his ears hear,

American Standard Version

And his delight shall be in the fear of Jehovah; and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither decide after the hearing of his ears;

Amplified


And He will delight in the fear of the Lord,
And He will not judge by what His eyes see,
Nor make decisions by what His ears hear;

Bible in Basic English

And he will not be guided in his judging by what he sees, or give decisions by the hearing of his ears:

Darby Translation

And his delight will be in the fear of Jehovah; and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears;

Julia Smith Translation

His sweet odor in the fear of Jehovah: and not according to the seeing of his eyes shall he judge, and not according to the hearing of his ears shall he decide.

King James 2000

And his delight shall be in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:

Lexham Expanded Bible

And his {breath} [is] in the fear of Yahweh. And he shall judge not by his eyesight, and he shall rebuke not by {what he hears with} his ears.

Modern King James verseion

And He is made to breathe in the fear of Jehovah. And He shall not judge according to the sight of His eyes, nor decide by the hearing of His ears.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes: neither shall rebuke after the hearing of his ears.

NET Bible

He will take delight in obeying the Lord. He will not judge by mere appearances, or make decisions on the basis of hearsay.

New Heart English Bible

His delight will be in the fear of the LORD. He will not judge by the sight of his eyes, neither decide by the hearing of his ears;

The Emphasized Bible

So will he find fragrance, in the reverence of Yahweh, And not, by the sight of his eyes, will he judge, Nor by the hearing of his ears, will he decide;

Webster

And will make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he will not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:

World English Bible

His delight will be in the fear of Yahweh. He will not judge by the sight of his eyes, neither decide by the hearing of his ears;

Youngs Literal Translation

To refresh him in the fear of Jehovah, And by the sight of his eyes he judgeth not, Nor by the hearing of his ears decideth.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
רוּח 
Ruwach 
Usage: 11

in the fear
יראה 
Yir'ah 
Usage: 45

of the Lord

Usage: 0

and he shall not judge
שׁפט 
Shaphat 
Usage: 203

after the sight
מראה 
Mar'eh 
Usage: 104

of his eyes
עין 
`ayin 
Usage: 372

משׁמע 
Mishma` 
Usage: 1

Context Readings

The Branch's Righteous Reign

2 And the Spirit of LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of LORD. 3 And his delight shall be in the fear of LORD. And he shall not judge according to the sight of his eyes, nor decide according to the hearing of his ears, 4 but with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth. And he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked.


Cross References

John 7:24

Judge not according to appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

1 Samuel 16:7

But LORD said to Samuel, Do not look on his countenance, or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For [LORD sees] not as man sees, for man looks on the outward appearance, but LORD looks on the heart.

2 Samuel 14:17

Then thy handmaid said, Let, I pray thee, the word of my lord the king be gracious, for as an agent of God, so is my lord the king to discern good and bad. And LORD thy God be with thee.

1 Kings 3:9

Give thy servant therefore an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and evil, for who is able to judge this thy great people?

1 Kings 3:28

And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged. And they feared the king, for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to do justice.

Job 12:11

Does not the ear try words, even as the palate tastes its food?

Job 34:3

For the ear tries words as the palate tastes food.

Proverbs 2:5

then thou shall understand the fear of LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

Proverbs 2:9

Then thou shall understand righteousness and justice and equity, [yea], every good path.

Isaiah 33:6

And there shall be stability in thy times, abundance of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge. The fear of LORD is thy treasure.

Luke 2:52

And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with God and men.

John 2:25

and because he had no need that any man should testify about man, for he himself knew what was in man.

John 8:15-16

Ye judge according to the flesh. I judge no man.

1 Corinthians 2:13-15

Which things also we speak, not in things learned from mankind, in words of wisdom, but in things learned from Spirit, comparing spiritual things with spiritual things.

1 Corinthians 4:3-5

But it is a very small thing to me that I might be appraised by you or by a day of mankind. Yet neither do I appraise myself,

Philippians 1:9-10

And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment

Hebrews 5:14

But solid food is for mature men, those having their sensibilities trained through practice for the discernment of both good and evil.

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