Parallel Verses

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.

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 (uneducated);
They are [sinfully] foolish and have no [spiritual] understanding,
For they do not know the way of the Lord
Or the ordinance of their God [and the requirements of His just and righteous law].

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.

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.

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 Yahweh, don't your eyes look on truth? You have stricken them, but they were not grieved. You have consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction. They have made their faces harder than a rock. They have refused to return. 4 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. 5 I will go to the great men, and will speak to them; for they know the way of Yahweh, and the law of their God." But these with one accord have broken the yoke, and burst the bonds.



Cross References

Jeremiah 8:7

Yes, the stork in the sky knows her appointed times; and the turtledove and the swallow and the crane observe the time of their coming; but my people don't know Yahweh's law.

Isaiah 27:11

When its boughs are withered, they will be broken off. The women will come and set them on fire, for they are a people of no understanding. 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 have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you may be no priest to me. Because you have forgotten your God's law, I will also forget your children.

Isaiah 28:9-13

Whom will he teach knowledge? To whom will he explain the message? Those who are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts?

Jeremiah 4:22

"For my people are foolish, they don't know me. They are foolish children, and they have no understanding. They are skillful in doing evil, but to do good they have no knowledge."

Jeremiah 7:8

Behold, you trust in lying words, that can't profit.

Matthew 11:5

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

John 7:48-49

Have any of the rulers believed in him, or of the Pharisees?

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