Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

that make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and pervert the judgment of the righteous by futility.

New American Standard Bible

Who cause a person to be indicted by a word, And ensnare him who adjudicates at the gate, And defraud the one in the right with meaningless arguments.

King James Version

That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of nought.

Holman Bible

those who, with their speech,
accuse a person of wrongdoing,
who set a trap at the gate for the mediator,
and without cause deprive the righteous of justice.

International Standard Version

those who make a person appear to be the offender in a lawsuit, who set a trap for someone who is making his defense in court, and push aside the innocent with specious arguments.

A Conservative Version

who make a man an offender in [his] cause, and lay a snare for him who reproves in the gate, and turn aside the just with a thing of nothing.

American Standard Version

that make a man an offender in his cause, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just with a thing of nought.

Amplified

Those who make a man an offender and bring condemnation upon him with a word, and lay a trap for him who upholds justice at the city gate, and thrust aside the innocent and truly righteous with an empty plea.

Bible in Basic English

Who give help to a man in a wrong cause, and who put a net for the feet of him who gives decisions in the public place, taking away a man's right without cause.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Those that made men to sin in word; those that laid a snare for him that reproved in the gate, and turned that which is just into vanity.

Julia Smith Translation

Leading a man into sin by a word, and laying snares for him doing justice in the gate, and they will turn aside the just one by vanity.

King James 2000

That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproves in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of nothing.

Lexham Expanded Bible

those who mislead a person into sin with a word and set a trap for the {arbitrator} in the gate and guide away [the] righteous by emptiness.

Modern King James verseion

those who make a man guilty by a word, and lay a trap for the reprover in the gate, and turn aside the just for a worthless thing.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

such as labour to draw men unto sin; and that deceive him which reproveth them in the gate; and such as turn good persons to vanity.

NET Bible

those who bear false testimony against a person, who entrap the one who arbitrates at the city gate and deprive the innocent of justice by making false charges.

New Heart English Bible

who cause a person to be indicted by a word, and lay a snare for the arbiter in the gate, and who deprive the innocent of justice with false testimony.

The Emphasized Bible

Who bring a man into condemnation with a rumour, And for him that decideth in the gate, lay a snare, - And have driven away, for a thing of nought, one who was righteous.

Webster

That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of naught.

World English Bible

who cause a person to be indicted by a word, and lay a snare for the arbiter in the gate, and who deprive the innocent of justice with false testimony.

Youngs Literal Translation

Causing men to sin in word, And for a reprover in the gate lay a snare, And turn aside into emptiness the righteous.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

for a word
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

and lay a snare
קושׁ 
Qowsh 
Usage: 1

in the gate
שׁער 
Sha`ar 
Usage: 374

the just
צדּיק 
Tsaddiyq 
Usage: 206

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

Blessing After Punishment

20 For the terrible one shall come to nought, and the scorner shall be no more, and all that watch for iniquity shall be cut off, 21 that make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and pervert the judgment of the righteous by futility. 22 Therefore thus saith Jehovah who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob: Jacob shall not now be ashamed, neither shall his face now be pale;


Cross References

Amos 5:10-12

They hate him that reproveth in the gate, and they abhor him that speaketh uprightly.

Judges 12:6

they said to him, "Then say Shibboleth," and he said, "Sibboleth," for he could not pronounce it right; then they seized him and slew him at the fords of the Jordan. And there fell at that time forty-two thousand of the E'phraimites.

Proverbs 28:21

To have respect of persons is not good; but for a piece of bread will a man transgress.

Isaiah 32:7

The instruments also of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the meek with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right.

Jeremiah 18:18

And they said, Come, and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; for law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor word from the prophet. Come and let us smite him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words.

Jeremiah 20:7-10

Jehovah, thou hast enticed me, and I was enticed; thou hast laid hold of me, and hast prevailed; I am become a derision the whole day: every one mocketh me.

Jeremiah 26:2-8

Thus saith Jehovah: Stand in the court of Jehovah's house, and speak unto all the cities of Judah, which come to worship in Jehovah's house, all the words that I command thee to speak unto them: diminish not a word.

Ezekiel 13:19

And will ye profane me among my people for handfuls of barley and for morsels of bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your lying to my people that listen to lying?

Amos 7:10-17

Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, Amos hath conspired against thee in the midst of the house of Israel: the land is not able to bear all his words.

Micah 2:6-7

Prophesy ye not, they prophesy. If they do not prophesy to these, the ignominy will not depart.

Malachi 3:5

And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against the false swearers, and against those that oppress the hired servant in his wages, the widow and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith Jehovah of hosts.

Matthew 22:15

Then went the Pharisees and held a council how they might ensnare him in speaking.

Matthew 26:15

and said, What are ye willing to give me, and I will deliver him up to you? And they appointed to him thirty pieces of silver.

Luke 11:53-54

And as he said these things to them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to press him urgently, and to make him speak of many things;

Acts 3:14

But ye denied the holy and righteous one, and asked that a man that was a murderer should be granted to you;

James 5:6

ye have condemned, ye have killed the just; he does not resist you.

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