Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"For he has oppressed and forsaken the poor; He has seized a house which he has not built.

King James Version

Because he hath oppressed and hath forsaken the poor; because he hath violently taken away an house which he builded not;

Holman Bible

For he oppressed and abandoned the poor; he seized a house he did not build.

International Standard Version

because he has crushed and abandoned the poor; he has seized a house that he didn't build.

A Conservative Version

For he has oppressed and forsaken the poor. He has violently taken away a house, and he shall not build it up.

American Standard Version

For he hath oppressed and forsaken the poor; He hath violently taken away a house, and he shall not build it up.

Amplified

For he has oppressed and forsaken the poor; he has violently taken away a house which he did not build.

Bible in Basic English

Because he has been cruel to the poor, turning away from them in their trouble; because he has taken a house by force which he did not put up;

Darby Translation

For he hath oppressed, hath forsaken the poor; he hath violently taken away a house that he did not build.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Because he oppressed and forsook the poor; because he has violently taken away houses which he did not build,

Julia Smith Translation

For he oppressed, forsaking the poor; he stripped the house and he will not build it up.

King James 2000

Because he has oppressed and has forsaken the poor; because he has violently taken away a house which he built not;

Lexham Expanded Bible

for he has oppressed; he has abandoned [the] poor; he has seized a house but did not build it.

Modern King James verseion

For he pressed down and forsook the poor; he stole a house, but he had not built it.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And why? He hath oppressed the poor, and not helped them: houses hath he spoiled, and not builded them.

NET Bible

For he has oppressed the poor and abandoned them; he has seized a house which he did not build.

New Heart English Bible

For he has oppressed and forsaken the poor. He has violently taken away a house, and he shall not build it up.

The Emphasized Bible

For he hath oppressed - hath forsaken the poor, A house, hath he seized, which he cannot rebuild.

Webster

Because he hath oppressed and hath forsaken the poor; because he hath violently taken away a house which he did not build.

World English Bible

For he has oppressed and forsaken the poor. He has violently taken away a house, and he shall not build it up.

Youngs Literal Translation

For he oppressed -- he forsook the poor, A house he hath taken violently away, And he doth not build it.

Interlinear

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

an house
בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

בּנה 
Banah 
Usage: 376

References

Fausets

Context Readings

A Wicked Person's Joy Is Short, His Pain Long

18 "He returns what he has attained And cannot swallow it; As to the riches of his trading, He cannot even enjoy them. 19 "For he has oppressed and forsaken the poor; He has seized a house which he has not built. 20 "Because he knew no quiet within him, He does not retain anything he desires.



Cross References

Job 35:9

"Because of the multitude of oppressions they cry out; They cry for help because of the arm of the mighty.

Proverbs 14:31

He who oppresses the poor taunts his Maker, But he who is gracious to the needy honors Him.

Deuteronomy 28:33

"A people whom you do not know shall eat up the produce of your ground and all your labors, and you will never be anything but oppressed and crushed continually.

1 Samuel 12:3-4

"Here I am; bear witness against me before the LORD and His anointed Whose ox have I taken, or whose donkey have I taken, or whom have I defrauded? Whom have I oppressed, or from whose hand have I taken a bribe to blind my eyes with it? I will restore it to you."

1 Kings 21:19

"You shall speak to him, saying, 'Thus says the LORD, "Have you murdered and also taken possession?"' And you shall speak to him, saying, 'Thus says the LORD, "In the place where the dogs licked up the blood of Naboth the dogs will lick up your blood, even yours."'"

Job 18:15

"There dwells in his tent nothing of his; Brimstone is scattered on his habitation.

Job 21:27-28

"Behold, I know your thoughts, And the plans by which you would wrong me.

Job 22:6

"For you have taken pledges of your brothers without cause, And stripped men naked.

Job 24:2-12

"Some remove the landmarks; They seize and devour flocks.

Job 31:13-22

"If I have despised the claim of my male or female slaves When they filed a complaint against me,

Job 31:38-39

"If my land cries out against me, And its furrows weep together;

Psalm 10:18

To vindicate the orphan and the oppressed, So that man who is of the earth will no longer cause terror.

Psalm 12:5

"Because of the devastation of the afflicted, because of the groaning of the needy, Now I will arise," says the LORD; "I will set him in the safety for which he longs."

Proverbs 22:22-23

Do not rob the poor because he is poor, Or crush the afflicted at the gate;

Ecclesiastes 4:1

Then I looked again at all the acts of oppression which were being done under the sun And behold I saw the tears of the oppressed and that they had no one to comfort them; and on the side of their oppressors was power, but they had no one to comfort them.

Ecclesiastes 5:8

If you see oppression of the poor and denial of justice and righteousness in the province, do not be shocked at the sight; for one official watches over another official, and there are higher officials over them.

Isaiah 5:7-8

For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel And the men of Judah His delightful plant Thus He looked for justice, but behold, bloodshed; For righteousness, but behold, a cry of distress.

Lamentations 3:34

To crush under His feet All the prisoners of the land,

Ezekiel 22:29

"The people of the land have practiced oppression and committed robbery, and they have wronged the poor and needy and have oppressed the sojourner without justice.

Amos 4:1-3

Hear this word, you cows of Bashan who are on the mountain of Samaria, Who oppress the poor, who crush the needy, Who say to your husbands, "Bring now, that we may drink!"

Micah 2:2

They covet fields and then seize them, And houses, and take them away They rob a man and his house, A man and his inheritance.

Micah 2:9

"The women of My people you evict, Each one from her pleasant house From her children you take My splendor forever.

James 2:6

But you have dishonored the poor man. Is it not the rich who oppress you and personally drag you into court?

James 2:13

For judgment will be merciless to one who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment.

James 5:4

Behold, the pay of the laborers who mowed your fields, and which has been withheld by you, cries out against you; and the outcry of those who did the harvesting has reached the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth.

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