Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ye Jehovah in his being found, and call him in his being near. 7 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. 8 For not my purposes your purposes and not your ways my ways, says Jehovah


Cross References

Isaiah 44:22

I wiped away as a cloud thy transgressions, and as a cloud thy sins: turn back to me for I redeemed thee.

Proverbs 28:13

He covering his transgression shall not prosper: but he confessing and forsaking, shall be compassionated.

Isaiah 43:25

I, I am he wiping away thy transgressions for my sake, and I will not remember thy sins.

Genesis 6:5

And Jehovah will see that great the evil of man in the earth, and every formation of the thoughts of his heart only evil all the days.

Exodus 34:6-7

And Jehovah will pass by before him, and Jehovah will call, Jehovah God merciful and compassionate, deferring anger, and much in kindness and truth,

Numbers 14:18-19

Jehovah, slow to anger and of great kindness, lifting up iniquity and transgression and cleansing, will not cleanse; striking the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons, upon the third, and upon the fourth.

2 Chronicles 7:14

And if my people which my name was called upon them shall be humbled and pray and seek my face, and turn back from their evil ways; and I will hear from the heavens and forgive to their sin, and I will heal their land.

Psalm 51:1

To the overseer: chanting to David; In the coming to him of Nathan the prophet, when he went in to Bathsheba. Compassionate me, O God, according to thy mercy: according to the Multitude of thy compassions wipe away my transgressions.

Psalm 66:18

If I saw vanity in my heart, Jehovah will not hear.

Psalm 130:7

Israel hoped for Jehovah: for with Jehovah is mercy and great deliverance.

Isaiah 1:16-18

Wash ye, cleanse yourselves: turn away evil from your doings from before mine eyes; leave off the evil;

Isaiah 32:7

And the implements of the deceiver are evil: he will meditate counsels to destroy the humble with words of falsehood, and in the needy's speaking judgments.

Isaiah 40:2

Speak ye to the heart of Jerusalem, and call to her that her war was filled up, her iniquity was paid off: that she received from the hand of Jehovah double for all her sins.

Isaiah 54:10

For the mountains shall remove and the hills shall waver; and my mercy shall not remove from thee, and the covenant of my peace shall not waver, said Jehovah compassionating thee.

Isaiah 59:7

Their feet will run to evil, and they will hasten to pour out innocent blood: their purposes, purposes of vanity; destruction and breaking in their highways.

Jeremiah 3:3

And the showers will be withheld, and the latter rain was not; and the forehead of a woman a harlot was to thee, and thou refusedst to be ashamed.

Jeremiah 3:12-13

Go and call these words to the north, and say, Turn back, O Israel, turning away, says Jehovah; I will not cause my face to fall upon you: for I am merciful, says Jehovah, I will not guard forever.

Jeremiah 4:14

O Jerusalem, wash from evil to thy heart so that thou shalt be saved. How long shall purposes of thy vanity lodge in the midst of thee?

Jeremiah 8:4-6

And say to them, Thus said Jehovah, Shall they fall and not rise? if he shall turn back, and not turn back?

Ezekiel 3:18-19

In my saying to the unjust, Dying, thou shalt die; and thou admonished him not, and thou spakest not to admonish the unjust from his way of injustice to preserve him alive; this unjust one shall die in his iniquity, and his blood I will seek from thy hand.

Ezekiel 18:21-23

And if the unjust one shall turn back from all his sins which he did, and he watched all my laws and did judgment and justice; living, he shall live; he shall not die.

Ezekiel 18:27-32

And in the unjust one turning back from his injustice which he did; and he will do judgment and justice, he shall save his soul alive.

Ezekiel 33:11

Say to them, I live, says the Lord Jehovah, if I shall delight in the death of the unjust; but in the turning back of the unjust one from his way, and he lived: turn back, turn back from your evil ways: and wherefore will ye die, O house of Israel?

Ezekiel 33:14-16

And in my saying to the unjust, Dying, thou shalt die; and he turned back from his sinning and he did judgment and justice;

Hosea 14:1-2

Turn back, O Israel, even to Jehovah thy God, for thou wert weak in thine iniquity.

Jonah 3:10

And God will see their works that they turned back from their evil way, and God will lament for the evil which he spake to do to them: and he did it not

Zechariah 8:17

And ye shall not purpose evil, a man to his neighbor, in your heart; and ye shall not love the oath of falsehood: for all these which I hated, says Jehovah.

Matthew 9:13

And having gone, learn what is this, I wish mercy, and not sacrifice: for I came not to call the just, but the sinful to repentance.

Matthew 15:18-19

But the things going forth out of the mouth come from the heart, and these pollute the man.

Matthew 23:25-26

Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye cleanse the outside of the cup, and the side dish of sweet-meats, and within they are full of pillage and bad mixture.

Mark 7:21

For within, out of the heart of men, go forth evil reflections, adulteries, fornications, murders,

Mark 7:23

All these evils go out from within, and pollute a man.

Luke 7:47

For which I say to thee, Her many sins are remitted; for she loved much: and he to whom little is remitted, loves little.

Luke 11:39-40

And the Lord said to him, Now ye Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and trencher; and your inside is full of plunder and wickedness.

Luke 15:10

So, I say to you, joy is in heaven before the messengers of God for one sinful changing the mind.

Luke 15:24

For this my son was dead, and has returned to life; and he was lost, and found. And they began to be gladdened.

Acts 3:19

Therefore repent, and return, for your sins to be wiped out, so that times of refreshment might come from the face of the Lord;

Acts 8:21-22

No portion is to thee, nor lot, in this word: for thy heart is not upright before God.

Acts 26:20

But to them in Damascus first, and Jerusalem, and all the country of Judea, and to the nations, announcing to change the mind, and to turn back to God, doing works worthy of change of mind.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Or know ye not that the unjust shall not inherit the kingdom of God Be ye not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor sodomites,

Ephesians 1:6-8

To the praise of the glory of his grace, in which he rendered us acceptable in the beloved.

1 Timothy 1:15-16

Faithful the word, and worthy of all acceptance, for Christ Jesus came into the world to save the sinful; of whom I am first.

James 1:15

So then lust conceiving, brings forth sin: and sin performed, produces death.

James 4:8-10

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse the hands, ye sinful; and purify the hearts, ye double souled.

Romans 5:16-21

And not as by one having sinned, the gift: for truly the judgment of one to condemnation, but the favor of many falls to justification.

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