Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

He who walks righteously and speaks with sincerity,
He who rejects unjust gain
And shakes his hands so that they hold no bribe;
He who stops his ears from hearing about bloodshed
And shuts his eyes from looking upon evil;

King James Version

He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil;

Holman Bible

The one who lives righteously
and speaks rightly,
who refuses gain from extortion,
whose hand never takes a bribe,
who stops his ears from listening to murderous plots
and shuts his eyes to avoid endorsing evil

International Standard Version

The one who walks righteously and has spoken sincere words, who rejects gain from extortion and waves his hand, rejecting bribes, who blocks his ears from hearing plots of murder and shuts his eyes against seeing evil

A Conservative Version

He who walks righteously, and speaks uprightly. He who despises the gain of oppressions, who shakes his hands from taking a bribe, who stops his ears from hearing of blood, and shuts his eyes from looking upon evil.

American Standard Version

He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from taking a bribe, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from looking upon evil:

Amplified


He who walks righteously and speaks with integrity,
Who rejects gain from fraud and from oppression,
Who shakes his hand free from the taking of bribes,
Who stops his ears from hearing about bloodshed
And shuts his eyes to avoid looking upon evil;

Bible in Basic English

He whose ways are true, and whose words are upright; he who gives no thought to the profits of false acts, whose hands have not taken rewards, who will have no part in putting men to death, and whose eyes are shut against evil;

Darby Translation

He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from taking hold of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil:

Julia Smith Translation

He going in justice and speaking uprightness, rejecting in the plunder of oppression; shaking his hands from holding upon a gift, shutting his ear from the hearing of bloods, and binding up his eyes from looking upon evil;

King James 2000

He that walks righteously, and speaks uprightly; he that despises the gain of oppressions, that keeps his hands from the holding of bribes, that stops his ears from hearing of bloodshed, and shuts his eyes from seeing evil;

Lexham Expanded Bible

He who walks [in] righteousness and speaks uprightness, who rejects [the] gain of extortion, who {refuses} bribe, who stops up his ears from hearing {bloodshed} and shuts his eyes from seeing evil.

Modern King James verseion

He who walks righteously and speaks uprightly; he who despises the gain of oppressions, who shakes his hands free from holding bribes, who stops his ear from hearing of blood, and shuts his eyes from seeing evil;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He that leadeth a godly life - say I - and speaketh the truth; He that abhorreth to do violence and deceit; he that keepeth his hand that he touch no reward; which stoppeth his ears, that he hear no counsel against the innocent; which holdeth down his eyes, that he see none evil.

NET Bible

The one who lives uprightly and speaks honestly; the one who refuses to profit from oppressive measures and rejects a bribe; the one who does not plot violent crimes and does not seek to harm others --

New Heart English Bible

He who walks righteously, and speaks blamelessly; He who despises the gain of oppressions, who gestures with his hands, refusing to take a bribe, who stops his ears from hearing of blood, and shuts his eyes from looking at evil?

The Emphasized Bible

He that walketh righteously, And speaketh uprightly, - He that refuseth the gain of exactions That shaketh his hands free from holding a bribe, That stoppeth his ear from hearkening to deeds of blood, And shutteth his eyes from giving countenance to wrong,

Webster

He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil;

World English Bible

He who walks righteously, and speaks blamelessly; He who despises the gain of oppressions, who gestures with his hands, refusing to take a bribe, who stops his ears from hearing of blood, and shuts his eyes from looking at evil --

Youngs Literal Translation

Whoso is walking righteously, And is speaking uprightly, Kicking against gain of oppressions, Shaking his hands from taking hold on a bribe, Stopping his ear from hearing of blood, And shutting his eyes from looking on evil,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
הלך 
Halak 
go, walk, come, ...away, ...along,
Usage: 1545

and speaketh
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1142

מאס 
Ma'ac 
Usage: 76

the gain
בּצע 
Betsa` 
Usage: 22

מעשׁקּה 
Ma`ashaqqah 
Usage: 2

נער 
Na`ar 
Usage: 10

כּף 
Kaph 
Usage: 192

תּמך 
Tamak 
Usage: 21

of bribes
שׁחד 
Shachad 
Usage: 23

אטם 
'atam 
Usage: 8

אזן 
'ozen 
Usage: 187

of blood
דּם 
Dam 
Usage: 359

and shutteth
עצם 
`atsam 
Usage: 20

ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

References

Fausets

Hastings

Watsons

Context Readings

The Lord Warns His Enemies

14 The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness has surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? Who among us shall dwell with eternal flames? 15 He who walks righteously and speaks with sincerity,
He who rejects unjust gain
And shakes his hands so that they hold no bribe;
He who stops his ears from hearing about bloodshed
And shuts his eyes from looking upon evil;
16 he shall dwell upon the high places: fortresses of rocks shall be his place of refuge: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.



Cross References

Psalm 119:37

Turn away my eyes from beholding vanity, and cause me to live in thy way.

Exodus 23:6-9

Thou shalt not pervert the rights of thy poor in his cause.

Numbers 16:15

Then Moses was very angry and said unto the LORD, Look not thou upon their offering; I have not taken so much as one ass from them, neither have I done evil to any of them.

Deuteronomy 16:19

Thou shalt not twist that which is right; thou shalt not respect persons neither take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.

1 Samuel 12:3

Behold, here I am; witness against me before the LORD and before his anointed. If I have taken anyone's ox or if I have taken anyone's ass or if I have defrauded anyone or if I have oppressed anyone or if I have received a bribe from anyone to blind my eyes, I will restore it you.

1 Samuel 24:4-7

Then the men of David said unto him, Behold the day of which the LORD said unto thee, Behold, I will deliver thy enemy into thy hand that thou may do to him as it shall seem good unto thee. Then David arose and silently cut off the skirt of Saul's robe.

1 Samuel 26:8-11

Then Abishai said to David, God has delivered thy enemy into thy hand today; now, therefore, let me smite him, I pray thee, with the spear and pin him to the earth at once, and I will not need a second opportunity.

Nehemiah 5:7-13

Then I meditated unto myself, and I rebuked the principals and the rulers and said unto them, Does each one of you exact usury of his brother? And I set a great assembly against them.

Job 31:13-25

If I had despised the right of my manslave or of my maidslave, when they contended with me;

Job 31:29-31

If I rejoiced at the destruction of the one that hated me or lifted up myself when evil found him;

Psalm 1:1-3

Blessed is the man that does not walk in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in the seat of the scornful.

Psalm 15:1-2

LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in the mountain of thy holiness?

Psalm 24:4-5

He that has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not taken my name in vain, nor sworn deceitfully.

Psalm 26:1-2

Judge me, O LORD, for I have walked in my integrity; I have trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide.

Psalm 26:4-6

I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with hypocrites.

Psalm 26:9-11

Gather not my soul with the sinners, nor my life with those who have blood on their hands:

Psalm 106:3

Happy are those that keep judgment and he that does righteousness at all times.

Isaiah 56:1-2

Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do righteousness: for my saving health is near to come, and my righteousness to be manifested.

Isaiah 58:8

Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall gather thee.

Jeremiah 5:26-28

For among my people were found wicked men: they lay in wait as he that sets snares; they set a trap of perdition to catch men.

Jeremiah 40:15-16

Then Johanan the son of Kareah spoke to Gedaliah in Mizpah secretly, saying, I will go now, and I will slay Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and no man shall know it; why should he slay thee, that all the Jews which are gathered unto thee should be scattered and the remnant in Judah perish?

Ezekiel 18:15-17

that he does not eat upon the mountains, neither lifts up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, nor defiles his neighbour's wife,

Micah 7:3-4

To complete the evil with their hands, the prince demands, and the judge judges for a reward; and the great man speaks the desires of his heart: and they confirm it.

Malachi 2:6

The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and righteousness and turned many away from iniquity.

Matthew 26:15

and said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.

Luke 1:6

And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord, blameless.

Luke 3:12-14

Then the publicans also came to be baptized and said unto him, Master, what shall we do?

Luke 19:8

Then Zacchaeus stood and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.

Acts 8:18-23

And when Simon saw that through the laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money,

Romans 2:7

to those who persevered in well doing, glory and honour and incorruption, to those who seek eternal life;

Ephesians 5:11-13

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

Titus 2:11-12

For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,

James 5:4

Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped your fields (which you have kept back by fraud) cries out; and the cries of those who have reaped have entered into the ears of the Lord of the hosts.

2 Peter 2:14-16

having their eyes full of adultery, and not knowing how to cease from sin, baiting unstable souls, having their heart exercised in covetous practices; cursed sons,

1 John 3:7

Little children, let no one deceive you; he that does righteousness is righteous, even as he also is righteous.

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