Parallel Verses

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.

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 one person,
any 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.

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 "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. 2 Though they say, 'As Yahweh lives;' surely they swear falsely."



Cross References

2 Chronicles 16:9

For the eyes of Yahweh run back and forth throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein you have done foolishly; for from henceforth you shall have wars."

Ezekiel 22:30

I sought for a man among them, who should build up the wall, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found none.

Genesis 18:23-32

Abraham drew near, and said, "Will you consume the righteous with the wicked?

Daniel 12:4

But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run back and forth, and knowledge shall be increased."

1 Kings 19:10

He said, "I have been very jealous for Yahweh, the God of Armies; for the children of Israel have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and slain your prophets with the sword. I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away."

Psalm 12:1

Help, Yahweh; for the godly man ceases. For the faithful fail from among the children of men.

Psalm 14:3

They have all gone aside. They have together become corrupt. There is none who does good, no, not one.

Psalm 53:2-4

God looks down from heaven on the children of men, to see if there are any who understood, who seek 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 entry of the city, at the entry doors, she cries aloud:

Proverbs 20:6

Many men claim to be men of unfailing love, but who can find a faithful man?

Proverbs 23:23

Buy the truth, and don't sell it. Get wisdom, discipline, and understanding.

Song of Songs 3:2

I will get up now, and go about the city; in the streets and in the squares I will seek him whom my soul loves. I sought him, but I didn't find him.

Isaiah 59:4

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

Isaiah 59:14-15

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

Joel 2:9

They rush on the city. They run on the wall. They climb up into the houses. They enter in at the windows like thieves.

Amos 8:12

They will wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east; they will run back and forth to seek the word of Yahweh, and will not find it.

Micah 7:1-2

Misery is mine! Indeed, I am like one who gathers the summer fruits, as gleanings of the vineyard: There is no cluster of grapes to eat. My soul desires to eat the early fig.

Zechariah 2:4

and said to him, "Run, speak to this young man, saying, 'Jerusalem will be inhabited as villages without walls, because of the multitude of men and livestock in it.

Luke 14:21

"That servant came, and told his lord these things. Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant, 'Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in the poor, maimed, blind, and lame.'

2 Thessalonians 2:10

and with all deception of wickedness for those who are being lost, because they didn't receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

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