Parallel Verses

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;

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,

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,

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 shall make Him of quick understanding, and His delight shall be in the reverential and obedient fear of the Lord. And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes, neither decide by the hearing of His ears;

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:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

and shall make him of quick olfaction in the fear of the LORD; and he shall not judge according to the sight of his eyes, neither reprove according to 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 Jehovah 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 Jehovah. 3 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; 4 but with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.


Cross References

John 7:24

Judge not according to sight, but judge righteous judgment.

1 Samuel 16:7

But Jehovah said to Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have rejected him; for it is not as man seeth; for man looketh upon the outward appearance, but Jehovah looketh upon the heart.

2 Samuel 14:17

And thy bondmaid said, Let the word of my lord the king now be comfortable; for as an angel of God, so is my lord the king to discern good and bad; and Jehovah thy God will be with thee.

1 Kings 3:9

Give therefore to thy servant an understanding heart, to judge thy people, to discern between good and bad; for who is able to judge this thy numerous 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

Doth not the ear try words, as the palate tasteth food?

Job 34:3

For the ear trieth words, as the palate tasteth food.

Proverbs 2:5

then shalt thou understand the fear of Jehovah, and find the knowledge of God.

Proverbs 2:9

Then shalt thou understand righteousness and judgment and equity: every good path.

Isaiah 33:6

and he shall be the stability of thy times, the riches of salvation, wisdom and knowledge: the fear of Jehovah shall be your treasure.

Luke 2:52

And Jesus advanced in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and men.

John 2:25

and that he had not need that any should testify of man, for himself knew what was in man.

John 8:15-16

Ye judge according to the flesh, I judge no one.

1 Corinthians 2:13-15

which also we speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, communicating spiritual things by spiritual means.

1 Corinthians 4:3-5

But for me it is the very smallest matter that I be examined of you or of man's day. Nor do I even examine myself.

Philippians 1:9-10

And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in full knowledge and all intelligence,

Hebrews 5:14

but solid food belongs to full-grown men, who, on account of habit, have their senses exercised for distinguishing both good and evil.

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