Parallel Verses

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.

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 shall He judge the poor and decide with fairness for the meek, the poor, and the downtrodden of the earth; and He shall smite the earth and the oppressor 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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 spirit of his lips he shall 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 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. 5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his reins, and faithfulness the girdle of his loins.


Cross References

Malachi 4:6

And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children 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 nostrils are they consumed.

Psalm 2:9

Thou shalt break them with a sceptre of iron, as a potter's vessel thou shalt dash them in pieces.

Isaiah 61:1

The Spirit of the Lord Jehovah is upon me, because Jehovah hath anointed me to announce glad tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and opening of the prison to them that are bound;

2 Thessalonians 2:8

and then the lawless one shall be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus shall consume with the breath of his mouth, and shall annul by the appearing of his coming;

Psalm 45:6-7

Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever; a sceptre of uprightness is the sceptre 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 over his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with judgment and with righteousness, from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of Jehovah of hosts will perform this.

Isaiah 29:19

and the meek shall increase their joy in Jehovah, and the needy among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 30:33

For Topheth is prepared of old; for the king also it is prepared: he hath made it deep and large; its pile is fire and much wood; the breath of Jehovah, like a stream of brimstone, doth kindle it.

Isaiah 32:1

Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment.

Titus 3:2

to speak evil of no one, not to be contentious, to be mild, shewing all meekness towards all men.

Revelation 19:15

And out of his mouth goes a sharp two-edged sword, that with it he might smite the nations; and he shall shepherd them with an iron rod; and he treads the wine-press of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty.

2 Samuel 8:15

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

2 Samuel 23:2-4

The Spirit of Jehovah spoke by me, And his word was on 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 burned forth from it.

Psalm 72:1-4

{For Solomon.} O God, give the king thy judgments, and thy righteousness unto the king's son.

Psalm 72:12-14

For he will deliver the needy who crieth, and the afflicted, who hath no helper;

Psalm 82:2-4

How long will ye judge unrighteously, and accept the person of the wicked? Selah.

Psalm 110:2

Jehovah shall send the sceptre of thy might out of Zion: rule in the midst of thine enemies.

Proverbs 31:8-9

Open thy mouth for the dumb, for the cause of all those that are left desolate.

Isaiah 1:17

learn to do well: seek judgment, gladden the oppressed, do justice to the fatherless, plead for the widow.

Isaiah 3:14

Jehovah will enter into judgment with the elders of his people and their princes, saying: It is ye that have eaten up the vineyard: the spoil of the poor is in your houses.

Isaiah 16:5

And a throne shall be established in mercy: and in the tent of David there shall sit upon it, in truth, one judging and seeking justice and hastening righteousness.

Jeremiah 5:28

They are become fat, they shine, yea, they surpass in deeds of wickedness; they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, and they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not adjudge.

Jeremiah 23:5-6

Behold, the days come, saith Jehovah, when I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, who shall reign as king, and act wisely, and shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land.

Jeremiah 33:15

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

Zephaniah 2:3

Seek Jehovah, all ye meek of the land, who have performed his ordinance; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of Jehovah's anger.

Matthew 5:5

Blessed the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Matthew 11:5

Blind men see and lame walk; lepers are cleansed, and deaf hear; and dead are raised, and poor have glad tidings preached to them:

Acts 9:1

But Saul, still breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, came to the high priest

2 Corinthians 10:1

But I myself, Paul, entreat you by the meekness and gentleness of the Christ, who, as to appearance, when present am mean among you, but absent am bold towards you;

Galatians 5:23

meekness, self-control: against such things there is no law.

James 3:13

Who is wise and understanding among you; let him shew out of a good conversation his works in meekness of wisdom;

Revelation 1:16

and having in his right hand seven stars; and out of his mouth a sharp two-edged sword going forth; and his countenance as the sun shines in its power.

Revelation 2:16

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

Revelation 19:11

And I saw the heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and one sitting on it, called Faithful and True, and he judges and makes war in righteousness.

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