Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

Let the lawless forsake his way, And the man of iniquity, his thoughts, - And let him return unto Yahweh That he may have compassion upon him, And unto our God, For he will abundantly pardon.

New American Standard Bible

Let the wicked forsake his way
And the unrighteous man his thoughts;
And let him return to the Lord,
And He will have compassion on him,
And to our God,
For He will abundantly pardon.

King James Version

Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

Holman Bible

Let the wicked one abandon his way
and the sinful one his thoughts;
let him return to the Lord,
so He may have compassion on him,
and to our God, for He will freely forgive.

International Standard Version

Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous person his thoughts. Let him return to the LORD, So he'll have mercy upon him, and to our God, for he'll pardon abundantly.

A Conservative Version

Let the wicked man forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts. And let him return to LORD, and he will have mercy upon him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

American Standard Version

let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return unto Jehovah, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

Amplified


Let the wicked leave (behind) his way
And the unrighteous man his thoughts;
And let him return to the Lord,
And He will have compassion (mercy) on him,
And to our God,
For He will abundantly pardon.

Bible in Basic English

Let the sinner give up his way, and the evil-doer his purpose: and let him come back to the Lord, and he will have mercy on him; and to our God, for there is full forgiveness with him.

Darby Translation

Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return unto Jehovah, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

Julia Smith Translation

The unjust one shall forsake his way, and the man of vanity his purposes, and turn back to Jehovah, and he will pity him, and to our God, for he will multiply to forgive.

King James 2000

Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Let [the] wicked forsake his way, and [the] man of sin his thoughts. And let him return to Yahweh, that he may take pity on him, and to our God, for he will {forgive manifold}.

Modern King James verseion

Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to Jehovah, and He will have mercy on him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Let the ungodly man forsake his ways and the unrighteous his imaginations, and turn again unto the LORD: so shall he be merciful unto him; and to our God, for he is ready to forgive.

NET Bible

The wicked need to abandon their lifestyle and sinful people their plans. They should return to the Lord, and he will show mercy to them, and to their God, for he will freely forgive them.

New Heart English Bible

let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

Webster

Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return to the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

World English Bible

let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to Yahweh, and he will have mercy on him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

Youngs Literal Translation

Forsake doth the wicked his way, And the man of iniquity his thoughts, And he returneth to Jehovah, and He pitieth him, And unto our God for He multiplieth to pardon.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Let the wicked
רשׁע 
Rasha` 
Usage: 263

דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

מחשׁבת מחשׁבה 
Machashabah 
Usage: 56

and let him return
שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

unto the Lord

Usage: 0

and he will have mercy
רחם 
Racham 
Usage: 47

upon him and to our God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

for he will abundantly
רבה 
Rabah 
Usage: 224

References

Context Readings

Invitation To True Rewards

6 Seek Yahweh while he may be found, - Call ye upon him while he is near: 7 Let the lawless forsake his way, And the man of iniquity, his thoughts, - And let him return unto Yahweh That he may have compassion upon him, And unto our God, For he will abundantly pardon. 8 For, my thoughts, are not, your thoughts, Nor, your ways, my ways, - Declareth Yahweh.


Cross References

Isaiah 44:22

O Israel, thou shalt not be forgotten of me, I have wiped out, As with a thick cloud, thy transgressions, And as with a broad cloud, thy sins, - Return unto me, for I have redeemed thee.

Proverbs 28:13

He that covereth his transgressions, shall not prosper, but, he that confesseth and forsaketh, shall find compassion.

Isaiah 43:25

I - I, am he that is ready, To wipe out thy transgressions for mine own sake, - And, thy sins, not remember.

Genesis 6:5

Then Yahweh saw that great, was the wickedness of man in the earth, and that, every purpose of the devices of his heart, was only wicked all the day;

Exodus 34:6-7

So Yahweh passed before him, and proclaimed, - Yahweh, Yahweh, A God of compassion and favour, - Slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness and faithfulness:

Numbers 14:18-19

Yahweh - slow to anger and great in lovingkindness, Forgiving iniquity and transgression: Though he will not leave, wholly unpunished, Visiting the iniquity of fathers upon sons, Upon a third generation, and upon a fourth.

2 Chronicles 7:14

if my people upon whom my Name is called shall humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will, I myself, hear out of the heavens, and forgive their sin, and heal their land.

Psalm 51:1

Be favorable unto me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness, And, in the multitude of thy compassions, blot out my transgressions;

Psalm 66:18

If, iniquity, I had cared for in my heart, My Lord, had not heard me!

Psalm 130:7

Wait, O Israel, for Yahweh, - for, with Yahweh, is lovingkindness, and there aboundeth with him - redemption.

Isaiah 1:16-18

Wash you make you clean, Put away the wickedness of your doings from before mine eyes, - Cease to do evil.

Isaiah 32:7

Yea, a knave, his weapons are wicked, - He, base schemes, hath devised To ruin the oppressed with speeches of falsehood Even when the needy pleadeth, for justice.

Isaiah 40:2

Speak ye unto the heart of Jerusalem, And cry unto her, - That accomplished is her warfare, That accepted is her punishment, - That she hath received, at the hand of Yahweh, According to the full measure of all her sins.

Isaiah 54:10

For, the mountains, may move away, And the hills, may be shaken, - But, my lovingkindness, from thee, shall not move away, And, my covenant of peace, shall not be shaken, saith he who hath compassion upon thee - Yahweh.

Isaiah 59:7

Their feet, to mischief, do run, And they speed to shed innocent blood, - Their devices, are devices of iniquity, Wasting and destruction, are in their high roads;

Jeremiah 3:3

Therefore have been withholden the showers, And, the latter rain, hath not come, - Yet the forehead of an unchaste woman, hast thou, Thou hast refused to be ashamed.

Jeremiah 3:12-13

Go, and proclaim these words, towards the North and say - Return! thou apostate - Israel, Urgeth Yahweh, I will not lower my face against you, - for full of lovingkindness, I am, Declareth Yahweh, I will not maintain mine anger unto times age-abiding.

Jeremiah 4:14

Wash from wickedness thy heart, O Jerusalem, That thou mayest be saved, - How long, shall lodge within thee thy wicked devices?

Jeremiah 8:4-6

Therefore shalt thou say unto them - Thus, saith Yahweh, Will men fall and not arise? Will one turn away, and not come back?

Ezekiel 3:18-19

When I say to the lawless man - Thou shalt surely die, and thou hast not given him warning, neither hast spoken to warn the lawless man from his lawless way, to save him- self alive the same lawless man in his iniquity shall die, but his blood, tat thy hand will I require.

Ezekiel 18:21-23

But as for the lawless man - When he shall turn back from all his sins which he hath committed, And observe all my statutes, And do justice and righteousness He shall surely live. He shall note die:

Ezekiel 18:27-32

But when a lawless man turneth away from his lawlessness which he hath done, And hath done justice and righteousness He, shall save his own soul, alive:

Ezekiel 33:11

Say unto them, As I live, Declareth My Lord Yahweh, Surely, I can take no pleasure in the death of the lawless man, But that the lawless man turn from his way, and live,- Turn ye, turn ye, from your wicked ways, For wherefore should ye die. O house of Israel?

Ezekiel 33:14-16

And when I say to the lawless man Thou shalt surely die, but he shall turn from his sin, and do justice and righteousness:

Hosea 14:1-2

Return thou, O Israel, unto Yahweh thy God, - for thou hast stumbled by thine iniquity.

Jonah 3:10

And God saw their doings, that they turned from their wicked way, - and God was grieved over the calamity which he had spoken of executing upon them, and executed it not.

Zechariah 8:17

And let, no man, devise, the injury of his neighbour, in your heart, and the oath of falsehood, do not love, - for, all these, are things which I hate, declareth Yahweh.

Matthew 9:13

But go ye, and learn what this meaneth, - Mercy, I desire, and not, sacrifice; For I came, not to call the righteous, but sinners.

Matthew 15:18-19

while, the things which proceed out of the mouth, out of the heart, come forth, and, they, defile the man.

Matthew 23:25-26

Alas for you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; because ye cleanse the outside of the cup and of the dish, - while, within, they are full of plunder and intemperance.

Mark 7:21

For, from within, out of the heart of men, the base designs, come forth, - fornications, thefts,

Mark 7:23

all these wicked things, from within, come forth, and defile, the man.

Luke 7:47

For which cause, I say unto thee - Her many sins, have been forgiven, because she hath loved, much: but, he to whom little is forgiven, little, loveth.

Luke 11:39-40

And the Lord said unto him: Now, ye, the Pharisees, the outside of the cup and of the tray, do make pure; but, your inward part, is full of plunder and wickedness.

Luke 15:10

Thus, I say unto you, there ariseth joy in presence of the messengers of God, over one sinner repenting.

Luke 15:24

Because, this my son, was, dead, and hath come to life again, was lost, and is found. And they began to be making merry.

Acts 3:19

Repent ye, therefore, and turn, - unto the blotting out of your sins; to the end that in that case, there may come seasons of refreshing from the face of the Lord,

Acts 8:21-22

Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter; for, thy heart, is not upright before God.

Acts 26:20

But - both to them in Damascus, first, and in Jerusalem, unto all the country of Judaea also, and unto the nations, I carried tidings - that they should repent, and turn unto God, and, works worthy of their repentance, should practise.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Or know ye not that, wrong-doers, shall not inherit, God's kingdom? Be not deceiving yourselves: - neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor sodomites,

Ephesians 1:6-8

Unto the praise of the glory of his favour wherewith he favoured us in the Beloved One, -

1 Timothy 1:15-16

Faithful, the saying! and, of all acceptance, worthy, - that, Christ Jesus, came into the world, sinners, to save: of whom, the chief, am, I; -

James 1:15

Then, the coveting, having conceived, giveth birth to sin, and, the sin, when full-grown, bringeth forth death.

James 4:8-10

Draw near unto God, and he will draw near unto you. Cleanse hands, sinners! Chasten hearts, double souls!

Romans 5:16-21

And, not as through one that sinned, is that which is freely given, for, the sentence of judgment, indeed, was - out of one fault into condemnation, whereas, the decree of favour, is - out of many faults, into a recovery of righteousness.

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