Parallel Verses

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,

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,

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:

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;

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 The Spirit of the LORD will rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and power, the Spirit of knowledge and fear of the LORD. 3 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, 4 but with righteousness he will judge the needy, and decide with equity for earth's poor. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and the wicked will be killed with the breath of his lips.


Cross References

John 7:24

Stop judging by appearances, but judge with righteous judgment!"

1 Samuel 16:7

The LORD told Samuel, "Don't look at his appearance or his height, for I've rejected him. Truly, God does not see what man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD sees the heart."

2 Samuel 14:17

"So your humble servant is saying, "Please, your majesty, let what the king has to say be of comfort, because just as the angel of God is, so also is your majesty the king to discern both good and evil. And may the LORD your God remain present with you.'"

1 Kings 3:9

So give your servant an understanding mind to govern your people, so I can discern between good and evil. Otherwise, how will I be able to govern this great people of yours?"

1 Kings 3:28

When this decision that the king had handed down was announced, everybody in Israel was amazed at the king, because they all saw that God's wisdom was in him, enabling him to administer justice.

Job 12:11

The ear scrutinizes speech just as the palate tastes food."

Job 34:3

Since the ear tests words like a palate tastes food,

Proverbs 2:5

then you will understand the fear of the LORD and learn to know God.

Proverbs 2:9

Then you will understand what is right, just, and upright every good path.

Isaiah 33:6

He will be a sure foundation for your times, abundance and salvation, wisdom and knowledge the fear of the LORD is Zion's treasure."

Luke 2:52

Meanwhile, Jesus kept on growing wiser and more mature, and in favor with God and his fellow man.

John 2:25

and didn't need anyone to tell him what people were like, because he himself knew what was in every person.

John 8:15-16

You're judging by human standards, but I'm not judging anyone.

1 Corinthians 2:13-15

We don't speak about these things with words taught us by human wisdom, but with words taught by the Spirit, as we explain spiritual things to spiritual people.

1 Corinthians 4:3-5

It is a very small thing to me that I should be examined by you or by any human court. In fact, I don't even evaluate myself.

Philippians 1:9-10

And this is my prayer, that your love will keep on growing more and more with full knowledge and insight,

Hebrews 5:14

But solid food is for mature people, whose minds are trained by practice to distinguish good from evil.

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