Parallel Verses

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.

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.

Amplified


“For he has oppressed and neglected the poor;
He has violently taken away houses 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.

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 That which he labored for shall he restore, and shall not swallow it down; According to the substance that he hath gotten, he shall not rejoice. 19 For he hath oppressed and forsaken the poor; He hath violently taken away a house, and he shall not build it up. 20 Because he knew no quietness within him, He shall not save aught of that wherein he delighteth.



Cross References

Job 35:9

By reason of the multitude of oppressions they cry out; They cry for help by reason of the arm of the mighty.

Proverbs 14:31

He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker; But he that hath mercy on the needy honoreth him.

Deuteronomy 28:33

The fruit of thy ground, and all thy labors, shall a nation which thou knowest not eat up; and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway;

1 Samuel 12:3-4

Here I am: witness against me before Jehovah, and before his anointed: whose ox have I taken? or whose ass have I taken? or whom have I defrauded? whom have I oppressed? or of whose hand have I taken a ransom to blind mine eyes therewith? and I will restore it you.

1 Kings 21:19

And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith Jehovah, Hast thou killed and also taken possession? And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith Jehovah, In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth shall dogs lick thy blood, even thine.

Job 18:15

There shall dwell in his tent that which is none of his: Brimstone shall be scattered upon his habitation.

Job 21:27-28

Behold, I know your thoughts, And the devices wherewith ye would wrong me.

Job 22:6

For thou hast taken pledges of thy brother for nought, And stripped the naked of their clothing.

Job 24:2-12

There are that remove the landmarks; They violently take away flocks, and feed them.

Job 31:13-22

If I have despised the cause of my man-servant or of my maid-servant, When they contended with me;

Job 31:38-39

If my land crieth out against me, And the furrows thereof weep together;

Psalm 10:18

To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, That man who is of the earth may be terrible no more.

Psalm 12:5

Because of the oppression of the poor, because of the sighing of the needy, Now will I arise, saith Jehovah; I will set him in the safety he panteth for.

Proverbs 22:22-23

Rob not the poor, because he is poor; Neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:

Ecclesiastes 4:1

Then I returned and saw all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and, behold, the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter.

Ecclesiastes 5:8

If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and the violent taking away of justice and righteousness in a province, marvel not at the matter: for one higher than the high regardeth; and there are higher than they.

Isaiah 5:7-8

For the vineyard of Jehovah of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for justice, but, behold, oppression; for righteousness, but, behold, a cry.

Lamentations 3:34

To crush under foot all the prisoners of the earth,

Ezekiel 22:29

The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery; yea, they have vexed the poor and needy, and have oppressed the sojourner wrongfully.

Amos 4:1-3

Hear this word, ye kine of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, that oppress the poor, that crush the needy, that say unto their lords, Bring, and let us drink.

Micah 2:2

And they covet fields, and seize them; and houses, and take them away: and they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.

Micah 2:9

The women of my people ye cast out from their pleasant houses; from their young children ye take away my glory for ever.

James 2:6

But ye have dishonored the poor man. Do not the rich oppress you, and themselves drag you before the judgment-seats?

James 2:13

For judgment is without mercy to him that hath showed no mercy: mercy glorieth against judgment.

James 5:4

Behold, the hire of the laborers who mowed your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth out: and the cries of them that reaped have entered into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth.

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