Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 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. 4 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. 5 And justice was the girding of his loins, and truth the girding of his loins.


Cross References

Malachi 4:6

And he turned back the heart of the fathers to the sons, and the heart of the sons to the fathers, lest I shall come and strike the earth with utter destruction.

Job 4:9

By the breath of God they shall perish, and from the spirit of his anger they shall be finished.

Psalm 2:9

Thou shalt rule them with a rod of iron; as a potter's vessel shalt thou break them in pieces. kings, and be instructed, ye judging the land.

Isaiah 61:1

The spirit of the Lord Jehovah is upon me; because Jehovah anointed me to announce good news to the afflicted, he sent me to bind up to the broken of heart, to call freedom to the captives, and the opening of the prison to the bound.

2 Thessalonians 2:8

And then shall the Lawless one be revealed, whom the Lord will destroy with the spirit of his mouth, and leave unemployed in the splendor of his arrival:

Psalm 45:6-7

Thy throne, O God, forever and ever: a rod of straightness the rod of thy kingdom.

Isaiah 9:7

To the increase of his dominion and to peace no end, upon the throne of David and upon his kingdom to prepare it and to support it in judgment and in justice from now and even to forever: the zeal of Jehovah of armies will do this.

Isaiah 29:19

And the humble shall add joy in Jehovah, and the poor of men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 30:33

For tophet was set in order from yesterday; also it was prepared; for the king, he made deep, he made broad, its pile fire and much wood; the breath of Jehovah as a torrent of pitch burned upon it

Isaiah 32:1

Behold, a king shall reign for justice, and for chiefs they shall rule for judgment

Titus 3:2

To slander none, to be without fighting, equitable, showing all meekness to all men.

Revelation 19:15

And out of his mouth went forth a sharp sword, that with it he might strike the nations: and he shall rule them with an iron rod: and he treads the winepress of the wine of the wrath and anger of God, the Omnipotent Ruler.

2 Samuel 8:15

And David will reign over all Israel; and David will be doing judgment and justice to all his people.

2 Samuel 23:2-4

The spirit of Jehovah spake in me, and his word upon my tongue.

1 Kings 10:8-9

Happy thy men, happy these thy servants, standing before thee continually, hearing thy wisdom.

Psalm 18:8

A smoke went up in his anger, and fire from his mouth will consume, and coals were kindled from it.

Psalm 72:1-4

To Solomon. O God, thou wilt give thy judgments to the king, and thy justice to the king's son.

Psalm 72:12-14

For we will deliver the needy from the powerful one, and the poor and no helper to him.

Psalm 82:2-4

How long will ye judge wickedness, and ye will lift up the faces of the unjust? Silence.

Psalm 110:2

The rod of thy strength will Jehovah send out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.

Proverbs 31:8-9

Open thy mouth for the dumb, for the judgment of all the sons of the surviving.

Isaiah 1:17

Learn to do good; seek out judgment, lead right the oppressor, judge the orphan, contend for the widow.

Isaiah 3:14

Jehovah will go into judgment with the old men of his people and his chiefs: and ye burnt up the vineyard; the spoil of the poor is in your houses.

Isaiah 16:5

And the throne was set up in mercy: and he sat upon it in truth in the tent of David, judging and seeking judgment, and hastening justice.

Jeremiah 5:28

They became fat, they shone: they passed over words of evil: they judged not judgment, the judgment of the orphan, and they will give success; and the judgment of the needy they judged not.

Jeremiah 23:5-6

Behold the days coming, says Jehovah, and I raised up to David a just sprout, and a king reigned and prospered, and he did judgment and justice in the earth.

Jeremiah 33:15

In those days and in that time I will cause the sprout of justice to spring up to David; and he did judgment and justice in the land.

Zephaniah 2:3

Seek Jehovah, all ye humble of the earth, who did his judgment; seek justice, seek humility: perhaps ye shall be covered in the day of the anger of Jehovah.

Matthew 5:5

Happy the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Matthew 11:5

The blind receive sight, and the lame walk, the leprous are cleansed, and the deaf bear, the dead are roused, and the poor have good news announced.

Acts 9:1

And Saul, yet breathing out threatening and murder against the disciples of the Lord, having come to the chief priest,

2 Corinthians 10:1

And I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and equity of Christ, who, in face truly low with you, but at a distance bold towards you:

Galatians 5:23

Meekness, temperance: against such is no law.

James 3:13

Who wise and knowing among you? let him show out of a good mode of life his works in meekness of wisdom.

Revelation 1:16

And having in his right hand seven stars: and going out of his mouth a sharp two-mouthed sword: and his sight as the sun shines in his power.

Revelation 2:16

Repent; and if not, I come to thee swiftly, and will wage war with them with the sword of my mouth.

Revelation 19:11

And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he sitting upon him called Faithful and True, and in justice he judges and makes war.

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