Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

They do not know the way of peace, And there is no justice in their tracks; They have made their paths crooked, Whoever treads on them does not know peace.

King James Version

The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.

Holman Bible

They have not known the path of peace, and there is no justice in their ways. They have made their roads crooked; no one who walks on them will know peace.

International Standard Version

The pathway of peace they do not know, and there is no justice in their courses. They have made their roads crooked; no one who walks in them will know peace."

A Conservative Version

They do not know the way of peace, and there is no justice in their goings. They have made them crooked paths. Whoever goes in it does not know peace.

American Standard Version

The way of peace they know not; and there is no justice in their goings: they have made them crooked paths; whosoever goeth therein doth not know peace.

Amplified

The way of peace they know not, and there is no justice or right in their goings. They have made them into crooked paths; whoever goes in them does not know peace.

Bible in Basic English

They have no knowledge of the way of peace, and there is no sense of what is right in their behaviour: they have made for themselves ways which are not straight; whoever goes in them has no knowledge of peace.

Darby Translation

the way of peace they know not, and there is no judgment in their goings; they have made their paths crooked: whoso goeth therein knoweth not peace.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The way of peace they did not know; nor is there anything straight about their ways; they have wilfully made themselves crooked paths; whosoever goes therein shall not know peace.

Julia Smith Translation

The way of peace they knew not, and no judgment in their paths: they perverted their beaten paths for themselves: every one treading in it shall not know peace.

King James 2000

The way of peace they know not; and there is no justice in their paths: they have made themselves crooked paths: whosoever goes in them shall not know peace.

Lexham Expanded Bible

They do not know [the] way of peace, and there is no justice in their firm paths. They have made their paths crooked for themselves; everyone {who walks} in it knows no peace.

Modern King James verseion

They did not know the way of peace, and there is no judgment in their paths. They have made crooked paths for themselves; whoever goes in them shall not know peace.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But the way of peace they know not. In their goings is no equity, their ways are so crooked that whosoever goeth therein, knoweth nothing of peace.

NET Bible

They are unfamiliar with peace; their deeds are unjust. They use deceitful methods, and whoever deals with them is unfamiliar with peace.

New Heart English Bible

The way of peace they do not know; and there is no justice in their goings: they have made them crooked paths; whoever goes therein does not know peace.

The Emphasized Bible

the way of well-being, have they not known, And there is no justice in their tracks, - Their paths, have they made crooked for themselves, None who treadeth therein knoweth well - being.

Webster

The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whoever goeth therein shall not know peace.

World English Bible

The way of peace they don't know; and there is no justice in their goings: they have made them crooked paths; whoever goes therein does not know peace.

Youngs Literal Translation

A way of peace they have not known, And there is no judgment in their paths, Their paths they have made perverse for themselves, No treader in it hath known peace.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

of peace
שׁלם שׁלום 
Shalowm 
Usage: 236

not and there is no judgment
משׁפּט 
Mishpat 
Usage: 421

מעגּלה מעגּל 
Ma`gal 
Usage: 16

עקשׁ 
`aqash 
Usage: 5

נתבה נתיבה נתיב 
Nathiyb 
Usage: 26

Context Readings

Rampant Transgression

7 Their feet run to evil, And they hasten to shed innocent blood; Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity, Devastation and destruction are in their highways. 8 They do not know the way of peace, And there is no justice in their tracks; They have made their paths crooked, Whoever treads on them does not know peace. 9 Therefore justice is far from us, And righteousness does not overtake us; We hope for light, but behold, darkness, For brightness, but we walk in gloom.


Cross References

Luke 1:79

TO SHINE UPON THOSE WHO SIT IN DARKNESS AND THE SHADOW OF DEATH, To guide our feet into the way of peace."

Isaiah 48:22

"There is no peace for the wicked," says the LORD.

Isaiah 57:20-21

But the wicked are like the tossing sea, For it cannot be quiet, And its waters toss up refuse and mud.

Psalm 58:1-2

Do you indeed speak righteousness, O gods? Do you judge uprightly, O sons of men?

Psalm 125:5

But as for those who turn aside to their crooked ways, The LORD will lead them away with the doers of iniquity Peace be upon Israel.

Proverbs 2:15

Whose paths are crooked, And who are devious in their ways;

Proverbs 3:17

Her ways are pleasant ways And all her paths are peace.

Proverbs 28:18

He who walks blamelessly will be delivered, But he who is crooked will fall all at once.

Isaiah 5:7

For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel And the men of Judah His delightful plant Thus He looked for justice, but behold, bloodshed; For righteousness, but behold, a cry of distress.

Isaiah 59:14-15

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

Jeremiah 5:1

"Roam to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, And look now and take note And seek in her open squares, If you can find a man, If there is one who does justice, who seeks truth, Then I will pardon her.

Hosea 4:1-2

Listen to the word of the LORD, O sons of Israel, For the LORD has a case against the inhabitants of the land, Because there is no faithfulness or kindness Or knowledge of God in the land.

Amos 6:1-6

Woe to those who are at ease in Zion And to those who feel secure in the mountain of Samaria, The distinguished men of the foremost of nations, To whom the house of Israel comes.

Matthew 23:23

"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier provisions of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others.

Romans 3:17

AND THE PATH OF PEACE THEY HAVE NOT KNOWN."



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