Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

They have grown fat. They shine. Yea, they overflow in deeds of wickedness. They do not plead the cause, the cause of the fatherless, that they may prosper. And they do not judge the right of the needy.

New American Standard Bible

‘They are fat, they are sleek,
They also excel in deeds of wickedness;
They do not plead the cause,
The cause of the orphan, that they may prosper;
And they do not defend the rights of the poor.

King James Version

They are waxen fat, they shine: yea, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge.

Holman Bible

They have become fat and sleek.
They have also excelled in evil matters.
They have not taken up cases,
such as the case of the fatherless, so they might prosper,
and they have not defended the rights of the needy.

International Standard Version

and have grown fat and sleek. There is no limit to their evil deeds. They don't argue the case of the orphan to secure justice. They don't defend the rights of the poor.

American Standard Version

They are waxed fat, they shine: yea, they overpass in deeds of wickedness; they plead not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, that they may prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge.

Amplified


‘They are fat and they are sleek (prosperous),
They excel in acts of wickedness;
They do not plead the cause,
The cause of the orphan, so that they [the wicked] may prosper,
And they do not defend the rights of the poor.

Bible in Basic English

They have become fat and strong: they have gone far in works of evil: they give no support to the cause of the child without a father, so that they may do well; they do not see that the poor man gets his rights.

Darby Translation

They are become fat, they shine, yea, they surpass in deeds of wickedness; they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, and they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not adjudge.

Julia Smith Translation

They became fat, they shone: they passed over words of evil: they judged not judgment, the judgment of the orphan, and they will give success; and the judgment of the needy they judged not.

King James 2000

They have grown fat, they shine: yea, they pass over the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not defend.

Lexham Expanded Bible

They have grown fat, they have grown sleek, also, {their evil deeds have no limit}. They do not judge [with] justice, [the] legal cause of [the] orphan, or allow it to succeed, and [the] legal case of [the] poor, they do not defend.

Modern King James verseion

They have become fat, they shine. Yes, they go past the deeds of the wicked; they do not judge the cause, the cause of the fatherless, that they may get rich; and they do not judge the right of the needy.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

hereof are they fat and wealthy, and are run away from me with shameful blasphemies. They minister not the law, they make no end of the fatherless cause, they judge not the poor according to equity.

NET Bible

That is how they have grown fat and sleek. There is no limit to the evil things they do. They do not plead the cause of the fatherless in such a way as to win it. They do not defend the rights of the poor.

New Heart English Bible

They have grown fat. They shine; yes, they excel in deeds of wickedness. They do not plead the cause, the cause of the fatherless, that they may prosper; and they do not judge the right of the needy.

The Emphasized Bible

They have waxed fat, they shine Yea they have overpassed the records of wickedness. The right, have they not determined, the right of the fatherless that they might prosper, - Yea justice to the helpless, have they not decreed.

Webster

They have become fat, they shine: yes, they surpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge.

World English Bible

They have grown fat. They shine; yes, they excell in deeds of wickedness. They don't plead the cause, the cause of the fatherless, that they may prosper; and they don't judge the right of the needy.

Youngs Literal Translation

They have been fat, they have shone, Yea, they have overpassed the acts of the evil, Judgment they have not judged, The judgment of the fatherless -- and they prosper, And the judgment of the needy they have not judged.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁמן 
Shaman 
Usage: 4

עשׁת 
`ashath 
Usage: 2

עבר 
`abar 
over, pass, through, pass by, go, away, pass on,
Usage: 557

the deeds
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

of the wicked
רעה רע 
Ra` 
Usage: 669

דּוּן דּין 
Diyn 
Usage: 24

not the cause
דּוּן דּין 
Diyn 
Usage: 20

the cause of the fatherless
יתום 
Yathowm 
Usage: 42

צלח צלח 
Tsalach 
Usage: 66

and the right
משׁפּט 
Mishpat 
Usage: 421

of the needy
H34
אביון 
'ebyown 
Usage: 61

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

An Invasion From The North

27 As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit. Therefore they have become great, and grown rich. 28 They have grown fat. They shine. Yea, they overflow in deeds of wickedness. They do not plead the cause, the cause of the fatherless, that they may prosper. And they do not judge the right of the needy. 29 Shall I not visit for these things? says LORD. Shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?



Cross References

Deuteronomy 32:15

But Jeshurun grew fat, and kicked. Thou have grown fat. Thou have grown thick. Thou have become sleek. Then he forsook God who made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.

Isaiah 1:23

Thy rulers are rebellious, and companions of thieves. Everyone loves bribes, and follows after rewards. They judge not the fatherless, nor does the cause of the widow come to them.

Zechariah 7:10

And do not oppress the widow, nor the fatherless, the sojourner, nor the poor man. And let none of you devise evil against his brother in your heart.

Psalm 73:12

Behold, these are the wicked, and those who always prosper. They have possessed wealth.

Jeremiah 7:6

if ye do not oppress the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, nor walk after other gods to your own hurt,

Job 12:6

The tents of robbers prosper, and those who provoke God are secure. Into whose hand God brings [abundantly].

Job 15:27-28

because he has covered his face with his fatness, and gathered fat upon his loins.

Job 21:23-24

One man dies in his full strength, being wholly at ease and quiet.

Job 29:12-14

Because I delivered the poor who cried, also the fatherless who had none to help him.

Psalm 72:4

He will judge the poor of the people. He will save the sons of the needy, and will break in pieces the oppressor.

Psalm 73:6-7

Therefore pride is as a chain around their neck. Violence covers them as a garment.

Psalm 82:2-4

How long will ye judge unjustly, and respect the persons of the wicked? Selah.

Psalm 119:70

Their heart is as fat as grease, but I delight in thy law.

Jeremiah 2:33

How thou trim thy way to seek love! Therefore even the wicked women thou have taught thy ways.

Jeremiah 12:1

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?

Jeremiah 22:15-19

Shall thou reign, because thou strive to excel in cedar? Did not thy father eat and drink, and do justice and righteousness? Then it was well with him.

Ezekiel 5:6-7

And she has rebelled against my ordinances in doing wickedness more than the nations, and against my statutes more than the countries that are round about her, for they have rejected my ordinances, and as for my statutes, they have

Ezekiel 16:47-52

Yet thou have not walked in their ways, nor done according to their abominations, but, like [it was] a very little [thing], thou were more corrupt than they in all thy ways.

Amos 4:1

Hear this word, ye cows of Bashan, who are in the mountain of Samaria, who oppress the poor, who crush the needy, who say to their lords, Bring, and let us drink.

1 Corinthians 5:1

Fornication is actually heard among you, and such fornication that is not even named among the Gentiles, for some man to have his father's wife.

James 5:4-5

Behold the wage of the workmen who reaped your fields. The man who was defrauded by you cries out. And the outcries of those who reaped have entered into the ears of Lord of hosts.

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