Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

Amplified

Justice is turned away backward, and righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God) stands far off; for truth has fallen in the street (the city's forum), and uprightness cannot enter [the courts of justice].

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

and that which is right has departed, and righteousness withdrew afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity could not 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 they've rebelled in treachery against the LORD, and are turning away from following our God; and they've spoken oppression and revolt, and are conceiving lying words from the heart. 14 I'll drive back justice, and righteousness stands at a distance; for truth has fallen in the public square, and honesty cannot enter. 15 Truth is missing, and whoever turns away from evil becomes a prey." "Then the LORD looked, and it displeased him that there was no justice.



Cross References

Habakkuk 1:4

Therefore, the Law has become paralyzed, and justice never comes about. Because criminals outnumber the righteous, whenever judgments are issued, they come out crooked."

Psalm 82:2-5

"How long will you judge partially by showing favor on the wicked? Interlude

Ecclesiastes 3:16

I also examined on earth: where the halls of justice were supposed to be, there was lawlessness; and where the righteous were supposed to be, there was lawlessness. 17I told myself, "God will judge both the righteous and the wicked, because there is a time set to judge every event and every work."

Isaiah 1:21

"How the faithful city has become a whore, she who used to be filled with justice! Righteousness used to reside within her, but now only murderers live there.

Isaiah 5:23

who acquit the guilty for a bribe, and deprive the innocent of justice!"

Isaiah 10:1-2

"How terrible it will be for the one who enacts unjust decrees, for those who write oppressive laws that they have prescribed

Isaiah 59:4

No one brings a lawsuit fairly, and no one goes to law honestly; they have relied on empty arguments and they tell lies; they conceive trouble and give birth to iniquity.

Jeremiah 5:27-28

Like a cage full of birds, so their houses are filled with treachery. This is how they have become prominent and rich,

Jeremiah 5:31

The prophets prophesy falsely, the priests rule by their own authority, and my people love it this way. But what will you do in the end?"

Amos 5:11

"Therefore, since you trample the poor continuously, taxing his grain, building houses of stone in which you won't live and planting fine vineyards from which you won't drink

Micah 3:9-11

Please listen to this, you leaders of the house of Jacob, you officials of the house of Israel, you who hate administering justice, who pervert the very meaning of equity,

Micah 7:3-5

And speaking of evil, they practice it eagerly with both hands! Both leader and judge demand a bribe, the famous confess their perverted desires, and they scheme together.

Zephaniah 3:1-3

Woe to this filthy, polluted, and oppressive city!

Amos 5:7

Those of you who are making justice taste bitter, and who have thrown righteousness to the ground:

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