Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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.

New American Standard Bible

But with righteousness He will judge the poor,
And decide with fairness for the afflicted of the earth;
And He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth,
And with the breath of His lips He will slay the wicked.

King James Version

But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove 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 shall he slay the wicked.

Holman Bible

but He will judge the poor righteously
and execute justice for the oppressed of the land.
He will strike the land
with discipline from His mouth,
and He will kill the wicked
with a command from His lips.

International Standard Version

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.

American Standard Version

but with righteousness shall he 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 shall he slay the wicked.

Amplified


But with righteousness and justice He will judge the poor,
And decide with fairness for the downtrodden of the earth;
And He shall strike the earth with the rod of His mouth,
And with the breath of His lips He shall slay the wicked.

Bible in Basic English

But he will do right in the cause of the poor, and give wise decisions for those in the land who are in need; and the rod of his mouth will come down on the cruel, and with the breath of his lips he will put an end to the evil-doer.

Darby Translation

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.

Julia Smith Translation

And he judged the powerless with justice, and he decided in straightness for the humble of the earth: and he struck the earth with the rod of his mouth, and by the spirit of his lips he will slay the unjust.

King James 2000

But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But he shall judge [the] poor with righteousness, and he shall decide for [the] needy of [the] earth with rectitude. And he shall strike [the] earth with the rod of his mouth, and he shall kill [the] wicked person with the breath of his lips.

Modern King James verseion

But with righteousness He shall judge the poor, and shall decide with uprightness for the meek of the earth. And He shall strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, and with the breath of His lips He shall slay the wicked.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But he shall judge the causes of the poor with righteousness, and shall rebuke with equity for the humble of the earth. And he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall slay the wicked.

NET Bible

He will treat the poor fairly, and make right decisions for the downtrodden of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and order the wicked to be executed.

New Heart English Bible

but with righteousness he will judge the poor, and decide with equity for the humble of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth; and with the breath of his lips he will kill the wicked.

The Emphasized Bible

But he will judge with righteousness! them who are poor, And decide with equity! for the oppressed of the land, - And he will smite the land With the sceptre of his mouth, And with the breath of his lips, will he slay the lawless one;

Webster

But with righteousness will he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he will smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips will he slay the wicked.

World English Bible

but with righteousness he will judge the poor, and decide with equity for the humble of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth; and with the breath of his lips he will kill the wicked.

Youngs Literal Translation

And he hath judged in righteousness the poor, And decided in uprightness for the humble of earth, And hath smitten earth with the rod of his mouth, And with the breath of his lips he putteth the wicked to death.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁפט 
Shaphat 
Usage: 203

the poor
דּל 
Dal 
Usage: 48

and reprove
יכח 
Yakach 
Usage: 59

with equity
מישׁר מישׁור 
Miyshowr 
Usage: 23

for the meek
עניו ענו 
`anav 
Usage: 21

of the earth
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

and he shall smite
נכה 
Nakah 
Usage: 501

the earth
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

with the rod
שׁבט 
Shebet 
Usage: 190

and with the breath
רוּח 
Ruwach 
Usage: 378

of his lips
שׂפת שׂפה 
Saphah 
Usage: 176

shall he slay
מוּת 
Muwth 
Usage: 839

Context Readings

The Branch's Righteous Reign

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. 5 And righteousness shall be the belt of his waist, and faithfulness the belt of his loins.


Cross References

Malachi 4:6

And he shall turn the hearts of the fathers to the sons, and the heart of the sons to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

Job 4:9

By the breath of God they perish, and by the blast of his anger they are consumed.

Psalm 2:9

Thou shall break them with a rod of iron, thou shall dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.

Isaiah 61:1

The Spirit of lord LORD is upon me, because LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, {and recovering of sight to the blind (LXX/NT)}, and

2 Thessalonians 2:8

And then the lawless will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the spirit of his mouth, and will neutralize at the appearance of his coming.

Psalm 45:6-7

Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever. A scepter of straightness is the scepter of thy kingdom.

Isaiah 9:7

Of the increase of his government and of peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from henceforth even forever. The zeal of L

Isaiah 29:19

The meek also shall increase their joy in LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 30:33

For a Topheth is prepared of old, yea, it is made ready for the king. He has made it deep and large. The pile of it is fire and much wood. The breath of LORD kindles it, like a stream of brimstone.

Isaiah 32:1

Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and rulers shall rule in justice.

Titus 3:2

to slander no man, to be noncontentious, meek, showing all mildness to all men.

Revelation 19:15

And a sharp two-edged sword comes out of his mouth, so that he would smite the nations by it. And he will tend them with a rod of iron. And he treads the winepress of the wine of the wrath of the anger of the Almighty God.

2 Samuel 8:15

And David reigned over all Israel. And David executed justice and righteousness to all his people.

2 Samuel 23:2-4

The Spirit of LORD spoke by me, and his word was upon my tongue.

1 Kings 10:8-9

Happy are thy men, happy are these thy servants, who stand continually before thee, who hear thy wisdom.

Psalm 18:8

There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured. Coals were kindled by it.

Psalm 72:1-4

Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness to the king's son.

Psalm 72:12-14

For he will deliver a needy man when he cries, and a poor man, who has no helper.

Psalm 82:2-4

How long will ye judge unjustly, and respect the persons of the wicked? Selah.

Psalm 110:2

LORD will send forth the rod of thy strength out of Zion. Rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.

Proverbs 31:8-9

Open thy mouth for the mute, in the cause of all such as are left desolate.

Isaiah 1:17

Learn to do good. Seek justice, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.

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 16:5

And a throne shall be established in loving kindness, and he shall sit on it in truth, in the tent of David, judging, and seeking justice, and swift to do righteousness.

Jeremiah 5:28

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 23:5-6

Behold, the days come, says LORD, that I will raise to David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.

Jeremiah 33:15

In those days, and at that time, I will cause a Branch of righteousness to grow up to David, and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.

Zephaniah 2:3

Seek ye LORD, all ye meek of the earth who have kept his ordinances. Seek righteousness, seek meekness. It may be ye will be hid in the day of LORD's anger.

Matthew 5:5

Blessed are the meek, because they will inherit the earth.

Matthew 11:5

the blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor are proclaimed good-news.

Acts 9:1

But Saul, still breathing threat and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, after going to the high priest,

2 Corinthians 10:1

Now I Paul myself entreat you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who indeed am lowly in presence among you, but am bold toward you when absent.

Galatians 5:23

gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law.

James 3:13

Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show from his good behavior his works in mildness of wisdom.

Revelation 1:16

and having in his right hand seven stars, and a sharp two-edged sword coming out of his mouth. And the sight of him was as the sun shines in its strength.

Revelation 2:16

Repent therefore, and if not I come to thee quickly, and will war against them with the sword of my mouth.

Revelation 19:11

And I saw the heaven opened, and behold a white horse, and he who sits upon it called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war.

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