Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Righteous are You, O LORD, that I would plead my case with You; Indeed I would discuss matters of justice with You: Why has the way of the wicked prospered? Why are all those who deal in treachery at ease?

King James Version

Righteous art thou, O LORD, when I plead with thee: yet let me talk with thee of thy judgments: Wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? wherefore are all they happy that deal very treacherously?

Holman Bible

You will be righteous, Lord, even if I bring a case against You. Yet, I wish to contend with You: Why does the way of the wicked prosper? [Why] do the treacherous live at ease?

International Standard Version

You are righteous, LORD, even when I bring a complaint to you. But I want to discuss justice with you. Why does the way of the wicked prosper, while all who are treacherous are at ease?

A Conservative Version

Thou are righteous, O LORD, when I contend with thee. Yet I would reason the case with thee. Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why are all those at ease who deal very treacherously?

American Standard Version

Righteous art thou, O Jehovah, when I contend with thee; yet would I reason the cause with thee: wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? wherefore are all they at ease that deal very treacherously?

Amplified

Uncompromisingly righteous and rigidly just are You, O Lord, when I complain against and contend with You. Yet let me plead and reason the case with You: Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why are all they at ease and thriving who deal very treacherously and deceitfully?

Bible in Basic English

You are in the right, O Lord, when I put my cause before you: still let me take up with you the question of your decisions: why does the evil-doer do well? why are the workers of deceit living in comfort?

Darby Translation

Righteous art thou, Jehovah, when I plead with thee; yet will I speak with thee of thy judgments. Wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? wherefore are all they at ease that deal very treacherously?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Righteous art thou, O LORD, even though I dispute with thee: even so, I will speak judgments with thee; Why does the way of the wicked prosper? All those that completely rebel against thee have peace.

Julia Smith Translation

Just art thou, O Jehovah, for I will strive to thee: surely I will speak judgments with thee: Wherefore did the way of the evil prosper? all they acting faithlessly with treachery were secure?

King James 2000

Righteous are you, O LORD, when I plead with you: yet let me talk with you of your judgments: Why does the way of the wicked prosper? why are all they happy that deal very treacherously?

Lexham Expanded Bible

You [will be] in the right, Yahweh, when I complain to you. Even so, let me speak [my] claims with you. Why does [the] way of [the] wicked succeed? All those who deal treacherously with treachery are at ease.

Modern King James verseion

Righteous are You, O Jehovah, that I might contend with You; yet let me speak with You about Your judgments. Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why are all those happy who deal treacherously?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

O LORD, thou art more righteous than that I should dispute with thee: Nevertheless, let me talk with thee in things reasonable. How happeneth it, that the way of the ungodly is so prosperous? And that it goeth so well with them, which without any shame offend and live in wickedness?

NET Bible

Lord, you have always been fair whenever I have complained to you. However, I would like to speak with you about the disposition of justice. Why are wicked people successful? Why do all dishonest people have such easy lives?

New Heart English Bible

You are righteous, LORD, when I contend with you; yet I would reason the cause with you: why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why are they all at ease who deal very treacherously?

The Emphasized Bible

Righteous, art thou O Yahweh, when I present my pleading unto thee, - Yet, concerning the things that are right, let me speak with thee, - Wherefore hath, the way of the lawless, prospered? Wherefore have all, utter traitors, been at ease?

Webster

Righteous art thou, O LORD, when I plead with thee: yet let me speak with thee of thy judgments: Why doth the way of the wicked prosper? why are they all happy that deal very treacherously?

World English Bible

You are righteous, Yahweh, when I contend with you; yet I would reason the cause with you: why does the way of the wicked prosper? why are all they at ease who deal very treacherously?

Youngs Literal Translation

Righteous art Thou, O Jehovah, When I plead towards thee, Only, judgments do I speak with Thee, Wherefore did the way of the wicked prosper? At rest have been all treacherous dealers.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
צדּיק 
Tsaddiyq 
Usage: 206

art thou, O Lord

Usage: 0

רוּב ריבo 
Riyb 
Usage: 66

with thee yet let me talk
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1142

with thee of thy judgments
משׁפּט 
Mishpat 
Usage: 421

דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

of the wicked
רשׁע 
Rasha` 
Usage: 263

צלח צלח 
Tsalach 
Usage: 66

שׁלו שׁלה 
Shalah 
Usage: 5

References

Context Readings

Jeremiah's Complaint

1 Righteous are You, O LORD, that I would plead my case with You; Indeed I would discuss matters of justice with You: Why has the way of the wicked prospered? Why are all those who deal in treachery at ease? 2 You have planted them, they have also taken root; They grow, they have even produced fruit You are near to their lips But far from their mind.


Cross References

Job 12:6

"The tents of the destroyers prosper, And those who provoke God are secure, Whom God brings into their power.

Psalm 51:4

Against You, You only, I have sinned And done what is evil in Your sight, So that You are justified when You speak And blameless when You judge.

Malachi 3:15

'So now we call the arrogant blessed; not only are the doers of wickedness built up but they also test God and escape.'"

Ezra 9:15

"O LORD God of Israel, You are righteous, for we have been left an escaped remnant, as it is this day; behold, we are before You in our guilt, for no one can stand before You because of this."

Job 13:3

"But I would speak to the Almighty, And I desire to argue with God.

Job 21:7-15

"Why do the wicked still live, Continue on, also become very powerful?

Psalm 37:1

Do not fret because of evildoers, Be not envious toward wrongdoers.

Psalm 92:7

That when the wicked sprouted up like grass And all who did iniquity flourished, It was only that they might be destroyed forevermore.

Jeremiah 5:11

"For the house of Israel and the house of Judah Have dealt very treacherously with Me," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 11:20

But, O LORD of hosts, who judges righteously, Who tries the feelings and the heart, Let me see Your vengeance on them, For to You have I committed my cause.

Daniel 9:7

"Righteousness belongs to You, O Lord, but to us open shame, as it is this day--to the men of Judah, the inhabitants of Jerusalem and all Israel, those who are nearby and those who are far away in all the countries to which You have driven them, because of their unfaithful deeds which they have committed against You.

Habakkuk 1:4

Therefore the law is ignored And justice is never upheld For the wicked surround the righteous; Therefore justice comes out perverted.

Genesis 18:25

"Far be it from You to do such a thing, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike. Far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth deal justly?"

Deuteronomy 32:4

"The Rock! His work is perfect, For all His ways are just; A God of faithfulness and without injustice, Righteous and upright is He.

Psalm 37:35

I have seen a wicked, violent man Spreading himself like a luxuriant tree in its native soil.

Psalm 73:3-28

For I was envious of the arrogant As I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

Psalm 94:3-4

How long shall the wicked, O LORD, How long shall the wicked exult?

Psalm 119:75

I know, O LORD, that Your judgments are righteous, And that in faithfulness You have afflicted me.

Psalm 119:137

Righteous are You, O LORD, And upright are Your judgments.

Psalm 145:17

The LORD is righteous in all His ways And kind in all His deeds.

Proverbs 1:32

"For the waywardness of the naive will kill them, And the complacency of fools will destroy them.

Isaiah 41:21

"Present your case," the LORD says. "Bring forward your strong arguments," The King of Jacob says.

Isaiah 48:8

"You have not heard, you have not known Even from long ago your ear has not been open, Because I knew that you would deal very treacherously; And you have been called a rebel from birth.

Jeremiah 5:27-28

'Like a cage full of birds, So their houses are full of deceit; Therefore they have become great and rich.

Jeremiah 12:6

"For even your brothers and the household of your father, Even they have dealt treacherously with you, Even they have cried aloud after you Do not believe them, although they may say nice things to you."

Hosea 6:7

But like Adam they have transgressed the covenant; There they have dealt treacherously against Me.

Habakkuk 1:13-17

Your eyes are too pure to approve evil, And You can not look on wickedness with favor Why do You look with favor On those who deal treacherously? Why are You silent when the wicked swallow up Those more righteous than they?

Zephaniah 3:5

The LORD is righteous within her; He will do no injustice Every morning He brings His justice to light; He does not fail But the unjust knows no shame.

Romans 3:5-6

But if our unrighteousness demonstrates the righteousness of God, what shall we say? The God who inflicts wrath is not unrighteous, is He? (I am speaking in human terms.)



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