Parallel Verses

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.

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:

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 on the truth? [They have meant to please You outwardly, but You look on their hearts.] You have stricken them, but they have not grieved; You have consumed them, but they have refused to take correction or instruction. They have made their faces harder than a rock, they have refused to repent and return to You. 4 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. 5 I will go to the great men and will speak to them, for they must know the way of the Lord, the judgment (the just and righteous law) of their God. But [I found the very reverse to be true] these had all alike broken the yoke [of God's law] and had burst the bonds [of obedience to Him].



Cross References

Jeremiah 8:7

[Even the migratory birds are punctual to their seasons.] Yes, the stork [excelling in the great height of her flight] in the heavens knows her appointed times [of migration], and the turtledove, the swallow, and the crane observe the time of their return. But My people do not know the law of the Lord [which the lower animals instinctively recognize in so far as it applies to them].

Isaiah 27:11

When its boughs are withered and dry, they are broken off; the women come and set them afire. For they are a people of no understanding or discernment -- " witless folk; therefore He Who made them will not have compassion on them, and He Who formed them will show them no favor.

Hosea 4:6

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you [the priestly nation] have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you that you shall be no priest to Me; seeing you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.

Isaiah 28:9-13

To whom will He teach knowledge? [Ask the drunkards.] And whom will He make to understand the message? Those who are babies, just weaned from the milk and taken from the breasts? [Is that what He thinks we are?]

Jeremiah 4:22

[Their chastisement will continue until it has accomplished its purpose] for My people are stupid, says the Lord [replying to Jeremiah]; they do not know and understand Me. They are thickheaded children, and they have no understanding. They are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge [and know not how].

Jeremiah 7:8

Behold, you trust in lying words that cannot benefit [so that you do not profit].

Matthew 11:5

The blind receive their sight and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed (by healing) and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up and the poor have good news (the Gospel) preached to them.

John 7:48-49

Has any of the authorities or of the Pharisees believed in Him?

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