Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Then I said, "They are only the poor, They are foolish; For they do not know the way of the LORD Or the ordinance of their God.

King James Version

Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish: for they know not the way of the LORD, nor the judgment of their God.

Holman Bible

Then I thought:They are just the poor;
they have played the fool.
For they don’t understand the way of the Lord,
the justice of their God.

International Standard Version

Then I said, "These are only the poor, they're foolish, for they don't know the LORD's way, the requirement of their God.

A Conservative Version

Then I said, Surely these are poor, they are foolish, for they know not the way of LORD, nor the law of their God.

American Standard Version

Then I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish; for they know not the way of Jehovah, nor the law of their God:

Amplified

Then I said, Surely these are only the poor; they are [sinfully] foolish and have no understanding, for they know not the way of the Lord, the judgment (the just and righteous law) of their God.

Bible in Basic English

Then I said, But these are the poor: they are foolish, for they have no knowledge of the way of the Lord or of the behaviour desired by their God.

Darby Translation

And I said, Surely these are the wretched ones, they are foolish; for they know not the way of Jehovah, the judgment of their God.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they have become foolish; for they do not know the way of the LORD nor the judgment of their God.

Julia Smith Translation

And I said, Surely, they are weak; they became foolish: for they knew not the way of Jehovah, the judgment of their God.

King James 2000

Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish: for they know not the way of the LORD, nor the law of their God.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then I said, "[They are] just simple people, they are foolish, for they know not the way of Yahweh, the law of their God.

Modern King James verseion

So I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish; for they do not know the way of Jehovah, nor the judgment of their God.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Therefore thought I in myself, "Peradventure they are so simple and foolish, that they understand nothing of the LORD's way, and judgments of our God.

NET Bible

I thought, "Surely it is only the ignorant poor who act this way. They act like fools because they do not know what the Lord demands. They do not know what their God requires of them.

New Heart English Bible

Then I said, "Surely these are poor. They are foolish; for they do not know the way of the LORD, nor the law of their God.

The Emphasized Bible

And, I, said, - Only, poor people, are they, - They act foolishly, For they know not the way of Yahweh, the justice of their God!

Webster

Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish: for they know not the way of the LORD, nor the judgment of their God.

World English Bible

Then I said, "Surely these are poor. They are foolish; for they don't know the way of Yahweh, nor the law of their God.

Youngs Literal Translation

And I -- I said, 'Surely these are poor, They have been foolish, For they have not known the way of Jehovah, The judgment of their God.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
דּל 
Dal 
Usage: 48

יאל 
Ya'al 
Usage: 4

not the way
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

of the Lord

Usage: 0

References

Context Readings

An Invasion From The North

3 O LORD, do not Your eyes look for truth? You have smitten them, But they did not weaken; You have consumed them, But they refused to take correction They have made their faces harder than rock; They have refused to repent. 4 Then I said, "They are only the poor, They are foolish; For they do not know the way of the LORD Or the ordinance of their God. 5 "I will go to the great And will speak to them, For they know the way of the LORD And the ordinance of their God " But they too, with one accord, have broken the yoke And burst the bonds.



Cross References

Jeremiah 8:7

"Even the stork in the sky Knows her seasons; And the turtledove and the swift and the thrush Observe the time of their migration; But My people do not know The ordinance of the LORD.

Isaiah 27:11

When its limbs are dry, they are broken off; Women come and make a fire with them, For they are not a people of discernment, Therefore their Maker will not have compassion on them. And their Creator will not be gracious to them.

Hosea 4:6

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being My priest Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.

Isaiah 28:9-13

"To whom would He teach knowledge, And to whom would He interpret the message? Those just weaned from milk? Those just taken from the breast?

Jeremiah 4:22

"For My people are foolish, They know Me not; They are stupid children And have no understanding They are shrewd to do evil, But to do good they do not know."

Jeremiah 7:8

"Behold, you are trusting in deceptive words to no avail.

Matthew 11:5

the BLIND RECEIVE SIGHT and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the POOR HAVE THE GOSPEL PREACHED TO THEM.

John 7:48-49

"No one of the rulers or Pharisees has believed in Him, has he?

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