Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 he will not be guided in his judging by what he sees, or give decisions by the hearing of his ears: 4 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. 5 And righteousness will be the cord of his robe, and good faith the band round his breast.


Cross References

Malachi 4:6

And by him the hearts of fathers will be turned to their children, and the hearts of children to their fathers; for fear that I may come and put the earth under a curse.

Job 4:9

By the breath of God destruction takes them, and by the wind of his wrath they are cut off.

Psalm 2:9

They will be ruled by you with a rod of iron; they will be broken like a potter's vessel.

Isaiah 61:1

The spirit of the Lord is on me, because I am marked out by him to give good news to the poor; he has sent me to make the broken-hearted well, to say that the prisoners will be made free, and that those in chains will see the light again;

2 Thessalonians 2:8

And then will come the revelation of that evil one, whom the Lord Jesus will put to death with the breath of his mouth, and give to destruction by the revelation of his coming;

Psalm 45:6-7

Your seat of power, O God, is for ever and ever; the rod of your kingdom is a rod of honour.

Isaiah 9:7

Of the increase of his rule and of peace there will be no end, on the seat of David, and in his kingdom; to make it strong, supporting it with wise decision and righteousness, now and for ever. By the fixed purpose of the Lord of armies this will be done.

Isaiah 29:19

And the poor will have their joy in the Lord increased, and those in need will be glad in the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 30:33

For a place of fire has long been ready; yes, it has been made ready for the king; he has made it deep and wide: it is massed with fire and much wood; the breath of the Lord, like a stream of fire, puts a light to it.

Isaiah 32:1

See, a king will be ruling in righteousness, and chiefs will give right decisions.

Titus 3:2

To say no evil of any man, not to be fighters, to give way to others, to be gentle in behaviour to all men.

Revelation 19:15

And out of his mouth comes a sharp sword, with which he overcomes the nations: and he has rule over them with a rod of iron: and he is crushing with his feet the grapes of the strong wrath of God the Ruler of all.

2 Samuel 8:15

And David was king over all Israel, judging and giving right decisions for all his people.

2 Samuel 23:2-4

The spirit of the Lord had voice through me, his word was on my tongue.

1 Kings 10:8-9

Happy are your wives, happy are these your servants whose place is ever before you, hearing your words of wisdom.

Psalm 18:8

There went up a smoke from his nose, and a fire of destruction from his mouth: flames were lighted by it.

Psalm 72:1-4

Give the king your authority, O God, and your righteousness to the king's son.

Psalm 72:12-14

For he will be a saviour to the poor in answer to his cry; and to him who is in need, without a helper.

Psalm 72:12-4

For he will be a saviour to the poor in answer to his cry; and to him who is in need, without a helper.

Psalm 72:12

For he will be a saviour to the poor in answer to his cry; and to him who is in need, without a helper.

Proverbs 31:8-9

Let your mouth be open for those who have no voice, in the cause of those who are ready for death.

Isaiah 1:17

Take pleasure in well-doing; let your ways be upright, keep down the cruel, give a right decision for the child who has no father, see to the cause of the widow.

Isaiah 3:14

The Lord comes to be the judge of their responsible men and of their rulers: it is you who have made waste the vine-garden, and in your houses is the property of the poor which you have taken by force.

Isaiah 16:5

Then a king's seat will be based on mercy, and one will be seated on it in the tent of David for ever; judging uprightly, and quick to do righteousness.

Jeremiah 5:28

They have become fat and strong: they have gone far in works of evil: they give no support to the cause of the child without a father, so that they may do well; they do not see that the poor man gets his rights.

Jeremiah 23:5-6

See, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will give to David a true Branch, and he will be ruling as king, acting wisely, doing what is right, and judging uprightly in the land.

Jeremiah 33:15

In those days and at that time, I will let a Branch of righteousness come up for David; and he will be a judge in righteousness in the land.

Zephaniah 2:3

Make search for the Lord, all you quiet ones of the earth, who have done what is right in his eyes; make search for righteousness and a quiet heart: it may be that you will be safely covered in the day of the Lord's wrath.

Matthew 5:5

Happy are the gentle: for the earth will be their heritage.

Matthew 11:5

The blind see; those who were not able to, are walking; lepers are made clean; those who were without hearing, now have their ears open; the dead come to life again, and the poor have the good news given to them.

Acts 9:1

But Saul, still burning with desire to put to death the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest,

2 Corinthians 10:1

Now I, Paul, myself make request to you by the quiet and gentle behaviour of Christ, I who am poor in spirit when with you, but who say what is in my mind to you without fear when I am away from you:

Galatians 5:23

Gentle behaviour, control over desires: against such there is no law.

James 3:13

Who has wisdom and good sense among you? let him make his works clear by a life of gentle wisdom.

Revelation 1:16

And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth came a sharp two-edged sword: and his face was like the sun shining in its strength.

Revelation 2:16

See, then, that you have a change of heart; or I will come to you quickly, and will make war against them with the sword of my mouth.

Revelation 19:11

And the heaven was open; and I saw a white horse, and he who was seated on it was named Certain and True; and he is judging and making war in righteousness.

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