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 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 He shall restore the work that was not his; according to the substance that he took; neither shall he devour, nor rejoice. 19 “For he has oppressed and forsaken the poor;
He has seized a house which he has not built.
20 therefore, he shall not feel quietness in his belly; he shall not escape with that which he desired.



Cross References

Job 35:9

By reason of the great violence they shall call out; they cry out because of the strength of the many.

Proverbs 14:31

He that oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker, but he that has mercy on the poor, honours him.

Deuteronomy 28:33

The fruit of thy land and all thy labours shall a people which thou knowest not eat up; and thou shalt only be oppressed and crushed all the days.

1 Samuel 12:3-4

Behold, here I am; witness against me before the LORD and before his anointed. If I have taken anyone's ox or if I have taken anyone's ass or if I have defrauded anyone or if I have oppressed anyone or if I have received a bribe from anyone to blind my eyes, I will restore it you.

1 Kings 21:19

And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus hath the LORD said, Hast thou murdered and also taken possession? And thou shalt speak unto him again, saying, Thus hath the LORD said, In the same place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth shall the dogs also lick thy blood, even thine.

Job 18:15

He shall dwell in his tent, as if it were not his; brimstone shall be scattered upon his habitation.

Job 21:27-28

Behold, I know your thoughts and the imaginations which ye devise against me.

Job 22:6

For thou didst take a pledge from thy brother without cause and stripped the naked of their clothing.

Job 24:2-12

Some remove the landmarks; they violently take away flocks and feed thereof.

Job 31:13-22

If I had despised the right of my manslave or of my maidslave, when they contended with me;

Job 31:38-39

If my land cries against me and all its furrows likewise complain;

Psalm 10:18

to judge the fatherless and the oppressed that the man of the earth may no longer oppress.

Psalm 12:5

For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now I will arise, saith the LORD; I will set in safety the one whom the wicked one has ensnared.

Proverbs 22:22-23

Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither destroy the destitute in judgment:

Ecclesiastes 4:1

So I returned and considered all the violence that is done under the sun and behold the tears of such as are oppressed, and they have no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but the oppressed had no comforter.

Ecclesiastes 5:8

If thou seest violence unto the poor and the extortion of rights and justice in a province, do not marvel at the matter, for height is looking upon height; and there is one higher than they.

Isaiah 5:7-8

For the vineyard of the LORD of the hosts is the house of Israel and every man of Judah his pleasant plant; and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry.

Lamentations 3:34

Lamed To crush under his feet all the prisoners of the earth,

Ezekiel 22:29

The people of the land have used oppression and exercised robbery and have done violence unto the poor and needy; they have oppressed the stranger wrongfully.

Amos 4:1-3

Hear this word, ye cows of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, who oppress the poor, who crush the needy, who say to their masters, Bring, and let us drink.

Micah 2:2

And they coveted fields and stole them, and houses and took them away; so they oppressed the man and his house, even the man and his heritage.

Micah 2:9

Ye have cast the women of my people out from their pleasant houses; from their children ye have taken away my continual praise.

James 2:6

But ye have despised the poor. Do not the rich oppress you with tyranny and draw you with violence to the courts?

James 2:13

For judgment without mercy shall be done unto the one that has shown no mercy; and mercy boasts against judgment.

James 5:4

Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped your fields (which you have kept back by fraud) cries out; and the cries of those who have reaped have entered into the ears of the Lord of the hosts.

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