Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"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.

King James Version

Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that executeth judgment, that seeketh the truth; and I will pardon it.

Holman Bible

Roam through the streets of Jerusalem. Look and take note; search in her squares. If you find a single person, anyone who acts justly, who seeks to be faithful, then I will forgive her.

International Standard Version

"Wander through the streets of Jerusalem. Look and investigate; search through her squares and see whether you find anyone even one person there doing justice and seeking truth. Then I'll forgive them.

A Conservative Version

Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places if it, if ye can find a man, if there is any who does justly, who seeks truth, and I will pardon her.

American Standard Version

Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that doeth justly, that seeketh truth; and I will pardon her.

Amplified

Run to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now and take notice! Seek in her broad squares to see if you can find a man [as Abraham sought in Sodom], one who does justice, who seeks truth, sincerity, and faithfulness; and I will pardon [Jerusalem -- "for one uncompromisingly righteous person].

Bible in Basic English

Go quickly through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and get knowledge, and make a search in her wide places if there is a man, if there is one in her who is upright, who keeps faith; and she will have my forgiveness.

Darby Translation

Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broadways thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that doeth justice, that seeketh fidelity; and I will pardon it.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem and see now and find out and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that execute judgment, that seek the truth; and I will pardon the city.

Julia Smith Translation

Run ye to and fro in the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in her broad places, if ye shall find a man, if there is he doing judgment, seeking faithfulness; and I will pardon to her.

King James 2000

Run to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in its broad places, if you can find a man, if there is any that executes justice, that seeks the truth; and I will pardon it.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"Roam about through the streets of Jerusalem, and look please, and take note, and search at its public squares, if you can find a person [who] does justice, [who] seeks honesty, so that I may forgive it.

Modern King James verseion

Run to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in her open places, if you can find a man, if there is one who does justice, who seeks the truth; and I will pardon her.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Look through Jerusalem, behold and see. Seek through her streets also within, if ye can find one man, that doth equal and right, or that laboureth to be faithful: and I shall spare him, sayeth the LORD.

NET Bible

The Lord said, "Go up and down through the streets of Jerusalem. Look around and see for yourselves. Search through its public squares. See if any of you can find a single person who deals honestly and tries to be truthful. If you can, then I will not punish this city.

New Heart English Bible

"Run back and forth through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places of it, if you can find a man, if there are any who does justly, who seeks truth; and I will pardon her.

The Emphasized Bible

Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, And see I pray you and know and seek out in the broad places thereof, Whether ye can find, a man, Whether there is one Doing justice Demanding fidelity, - That I may pardon her.

Webster

Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in its broad places, if ye can find a man, if there is any that executeth judgment, that seeketh the truth; and I will pardon it.

World English Bible

"Run back and forth through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places of it, if you can find a man, if there are any who does justly, who seeks truth; and I will pardon her.

Youngs Literal Translation

Go to and fro in streets of Jerusalem, And see, I pray you, and know, And seek in her broad places, if ye find a man, If there be one doing judgment, seeking stedfastness -- Then am I propitious to her.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Run ye to and fro
שׁוּט 
Shuwt 
run to and fro, go to and fro, go about, gone, mariners, rowers, go through
Usage: 13

חץ חוּץ 
Chuwts 
Usage: 164

ירוּשׁלים ירוּשׁלם 
Y@ruwshalaim 
Usage: 642

and see
ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

and seek
בּקשׁ 
Baqash 
Usage: 225

in the broad places
רחוב רחב 
R@chob 
Usage: 43

thereof, if ye can find
מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

a man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

if there be
ישׁ 
Yesh 
is, be, have, there,
Usage: 135

the truth
אמנה אמוּנה 
'emuwnah 
Usage: 49

and I will pardon
סלח 
Calach 
Usage: 46

References

Context Readings

An Invasion From The North

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. 2 "And although they say, 'As the LORD lives,' Surely they swear falsely."



Cross References

2 Chronicles 16:9

"For the eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His. You have acted foolishly in this. Indeed, from now on you will surely have wars."

Ezekiel 22:30

"I searched for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand in the gap before Me for the land, so that I would not destroy it; but I found no one.

Genesis 18:23-32

Abraham came near and said, "Will You indeed sweep away the righteous with the wicked?

Daniel 12:4

"But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase."

1 Kings 19:10

He said, "I have been very zealous for the LORD, the God of hosts; for the sons of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars and killed Your prophets with the sword And I alone am left; and they seek my life, to take it away."

Psalm 12:1

Help, LORD, for the godly man ceases to be, For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men.

Psalm 14:3

They have all turned aside, together they have become corrupt; There is no one who does good, not even one.

Psalm 53:2-4

God has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men To see if there is anyone who understands, Who seeks after God.

Proverbs 2:4-6

If you seek her as silver And search for her as for hidden treasures;

Proverbs 8:3

Beside the gates, at the opening to the city, At the entrance of the doors, she cries out:

Proverbs 20:6

Many a man proclaims his own loyalty, But who can find a trustworthy man?

Proverbs 23:23

Buy truth, and do not sell it, Get wisdom and instruction and understanding.

Song of Songs 3:2

'I must arise now and go about the city; In the streets and in the squares I must seek him whom my soul loves.' I sought him but did not find him.

Isaiah 59:4

No one sues righteously and no one pleads honestly They trust in confusion and speak lies; They conceive mischief and bring forth iniquity.

Isaiah 59:14-15

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

Joel 2:9

They rush on the city, They run on the wall; They climb into the houses, They enter through the windows like a thief.

Amos 8:12

"People will stagger from sea to sea And from the north even to the east; They will go to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, But they will not find it.

Micah 7:1-2

Woe is me! For I am Like the fruit pickers, like the grape gatherers There is not a cluster of grapes to eat, Or a first-ripe fig which I crave.

Zechariah 2:4

and said to him, "Run, speak to that young man, saying, 'Jerusalem will be inhabited without walls because of the multitude of men and cattle within it.

Luke 14:21

"And the slave came back and reported this to his master. Then the head of the household became angry and said to his slave, 'Go out at once into the streets and lanes of the city and bring in here the poor and crippled and blind and lame.'

2 Thessalonians 2:10

and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved.

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