Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 have grown fat and sleek. Yes, they surpass in deeds of wickedness; they do not judge and plead with justice the cause of the fatherless, that they may prosper, and they do not defend the rights of the needy.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

They are become fat; they shine; yea, they overpass in deeds of wickedness; they did not judge the cause, the cause of the fatherless; with all this they made themselves prosperous; and they did not judge the cause of the poor.

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 Like a cage full of birds, so their houses are filled with treachery. This is how they have become prominent and rich, 28 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. 29 "Should I not punish them for this?' asks the LORD. "Should I not avenge myself on a nation like this?'



Cross References

Deuteronomy 32:15

Jacob dined until satisfied; Jeshurun grew fat and kicked. He grew fat, coarse, and gross, so that he abandoned the God who made him and spurned the Rock that was his salvation.

Isaiah 1:23

Your princes are rebels and companions of thieves. All of them are lovers of bribes and are runners after gifts. They don't bring justice to orphans, and the widow's case never comes up for review in their court."

Zechariah 7:10

You are not to wrong the widow, orphans, the foreigner, or the poor, and you are not to plan evil against each other.

Psalm 73:12

Just look at these wicked people! They're perpetually carefree as they increase their wealth.

Jeremiah 7:6

and if you don't oppress the alien, the orphan, and the widow, and don't shed an innocent person's blood in this place, and if you don't follow other gods to your own harm,

Job 12:6

The tents of robbers are at rest, and those who provoke God are secure, that is, those who carry their god in their pocket.

Job 15:27-28

Though he covered his face with fat, and is grossly overweight at the waist,

Job 21:23-24

Such persons will die in their full vigor, completely prosperous and secure.

Job 29:12-14

because I delivered the poor who were crying for help, along with orphans who had no one to help them.

Psalm 72:4

May he defend the afflicted of the people and deliver the children of the poor, but crush the oppressor.

Psalm 73:6-7

Therefore pride is their necklace and violence covers them like a garment.

Psalm 82:2-4

"How long will you judge partially by showing favor on the wicked? Interlude

Psalm 119:70

Their minds are clogged as with greasy fat, but I find joy in your instruction.

Jeremiah 2:33

How well you perfect your techniques for seeking love. Therefore you can teach even the most immoral women your techniques.

Jeremiah 12:1

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?

Jeremiah 22:15-19

Are you a king because you try to outdo everyone with cedar? Your father ate and drank and upheld justice and righteousness, did he not? And then it went well for him.

Ezekiel 5:6-7

But she rebelled against my ordinances and my statutes. She practiced more evil than all the nations and territories around her. They rejected my ordinances and didn't live by my statutes.'

Ezekiel 16:47-52

It wasn't just that you lived like they did and committed their detestable practices, but in just a little while your behavior led you to become more corrupt than they were!"

Amos 4:1

"Listen to this message, you fat cows from Bashan, who live on the Samaritan mountains, who oppress the poor, who rob the needy, and who constantly ask your husbands for one more drink!"

1 Corinthians 5:1

It is actually reported that sexual immorality exists among you, and of a kind that is not found even among the gentiles. A man is actually living with his father's wife!

James 5:4-5

Look! The wages that you kept back from the workers who harvested your fields are shouting out against you, and the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of the Heavenly Armies.

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