Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

And justice is turned away backward, and righteousness standeth afar off; for truth is fallen in the street, and uprightness cannot enter.

New American Standard Bible

Justice is turned back,
And righteousness stands far away;
For truth has stumbled in the street,
And uprightness cannot enter.

King James Version

And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.

Holman Bible

Justice is turned back,
and righteousness stands far off.
For truth has stumbled in the public square,
and honesty cannot enter.

International Standard Version

I'll drive back justice, and righteousness stands at a distance; for truth has fallen in the public square, and honesty cannot enter.

A Conservative Version

And justice is turned away backward, and righteousness stands afar off. For truth has fallen in the street, and uprightness cannot enter.

Amplified


Justice is pushed back,
And righteous behavior stands far away;
For truth has fallen in the city square,
And integrity cannot enter.

Bible in Basic English

And the right is turned back, and righteousness is far away: for good faith is not to be seen in the public places, and upright behaviour may not come into the town.

Darby Translation

And judgment is turned away backward, and righteousness standeth afar off; for truth stumbleth in the street, and uprightness cannot enter.

Julia Smith Translation

And judgment was turned away behind, and justice shall stand from far off: for truth fainted in the street, and right will not be able to come in.

King James 2000

And justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And justice is pushed back, and righteousness stands afar; for truth stumbles in the public square, and straightforwardness is unable to enter,

Modern King James verseion

And justice is driven back, and justice stands afar off; for truth has fallen in the street, and right cannot enter.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And therefore is equity gone aside, and righteousness standeth far off; truth is fallen down in the street, and the thing that is plain and open, may not be showed.

NET Bible

Justice is driven back; godliness stands far off. Indeed, honesty stumbles in the city square and morality is not even able to enter.

New Heart English Bible

Justice is turned away backward, and righteousness stands afar off; for truth is fallen in the street, and uprightness can't enter.

The Emphasized Bible

So then there hath been a driving back of justice, And righteousness, afar off, standeth, - For truth, hath stumbled in the broad-way, And, right, cannot enter;

Webster

And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.

World English Bible

Justice is turned away backward, and righteousness stands afar off; for truth is fallen in the street, and uprightness can't enter.

Youngs Literal Translation

And removed backward is judgment, And righteousness afar off standeth, For truth hath been feeble in the street, And straightforwardness is not able to enter,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
נסג 
Nacag 
Usage: 9

אחר אחור 
'achowr 
Usage: 41

and justice
צדקה 
Ts@daqah 
Usage: 157

רחק רחוק 
Rachowq 
Usage: 85

is fallen
כּשׁל 
Kashal 
Usage: 62

in the street
רחוב רחב 
R@chob 
Usage: 43

and equity
נכחה 
N@kochah 
Usage: 4

יכול יכל 
Yakol 
Usage: 194

References

Easton

Context Readings

Rampant Transgression

13 transgressing and denying Jehovah, and turning away from following our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood. 14 And justice is turned away backward, and righteousness standeth afar off; for truth is fallen in the street, and uprightness cannot enter. 15 Yea, truth is lacking; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey. And Jehovah saw it, and it displeased him that there was no justice.



Cross References

Habakkuk 1:4

Therefore the law is slacked, and justice doth never go forth; for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore justice goeth forth perverted.

Psalm 82:2-5

How long will ye judge unjustly, And respect the persons of the wicked? Selah

Ecclesiastes 3:16

And moreover I saw under the sun, in the place of justice, that wickedness was there; and in the place of righteousness, that wickedness was there.

Isaiah 1:21

How is the faithful city become a harlot! she that was full of justice! righteousness lodged in her, but now murderers.

Isaiah 5:23

that justify the wicked for a bribe, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!

Isaiah 10:1-2

Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and to the writers that write perverseness;

Isaiah 59:4

None sueth in righteousness, and none pleadeth in truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.

Jeremiah 5:27-28

As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxed rich.

Jeremiah 5:31

the prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?

Amos 5:11

Forasmuch therefore as ye trample upon the poor, and take exactions from him of wheat: ye have built houses of hewn stone, but ye shall not dwell in them; ye have planted pleasant vineyards, but ye shall not drink the wine thereof.

Micah 3:9-11

Hear this, I pray you, ye heads of the house of Jacob, and rulers of the house of Israel, that abhor justice, and pervert all equity.

Micah 7:3-5

Their hands are upon that which is evil to do it diligently; the prince asketh, and the judge is ready for a reward; and the great man, he uttereth the evil desire of his soul: thus they weave it together.

Zephaniah 3:1-3

Woe to her that is rebellious and polluted! to the oppressing city!

Amos 5:7

Ye who turn justice to wormwood, and cast down righteousness to the earth,

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