Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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


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

Psalm 2:9

You shall break them with a rod of iron; you shall dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.

Isaiah 61:1

The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD has anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;

2 Thessalonians 2:8

And then shall that Wicked One be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the breath of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

Psalm 45:6-7

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever: the scepter of your kingdom is a righteous scepter.

Isaiah 9:7

Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth even forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

Isaiah 29:19

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

Isaiah 30:33

For Tophet was ordained of old; yea, for the king it is prepared; he has made it deep and large: its pyre is fire with much wood; the breath of the LORD, like a stream of brimstone, does kindle it.

Isaiah 32:1

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

Titus 3:2

To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, showing all meekness unto all men.

Revelation 19:15

And out of his mouth goes forth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

2 Samuel 8:15

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

2 Samuel 23:2-4

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

1 Kings 10:8-9

Happy are your men, happy are these your servants, who stand continually before you, and that hear your 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

[A Psalm of Solomon.] Give the king your judgments, O God, and your righteousness unto the king's son.

Psalm 72:12-14

For he shall deliver the needy when he cries; the poor also, and him that has no helper.

Psalm 82:2-4

How long will you judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.

Psalm 110:2

The LORD shall send the rod of your strength out of Zion: rule you in the midst of your enemies.

Proverbs 31:8-9

Open your mouth for the dumb, for the cause of all who 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

The LORD will enter into judgment with the elders of his people, and its princes: For you have eaten up the vineyard; the plunder of the poor is in your houses.

Isaiah 16:5

And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, and seeking justice, and hastening righteousness.

Jeremiah 5:28

They have grown fat, they shine: yea, they pass over the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not defend.

Jeremiah 23:5-6

Behold, the days come, says the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the earth.

Jeremiah 33:15

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

Zephaniah 2:3

Seek you the LORD, all you meek of the earth, who have kept his commands; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be you shall be hidden in the day of the LORD'S anger.

Matthew 5:5

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Matthew 11:5

The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.

Acts 9:1

And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest,

2 Corinthians 10:1

Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am humble among you, but being absent am bold toward you:

Galatians 5:23

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

James 3:13

Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show out of a good life his works with meekness of wisdom.

Revelation 1:16

And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp two edged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shines in its strength.

Revelation 2:16

Repent; or else I will come unto you quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.

Revelation 19:11

And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon it was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he does judge and make war.

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